Smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/news en-SG To use SingTel's 4G LTE-Advanced network, you'll need Samsung's Galaxy S5 4G+ http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-launch-galaxy-s5-4g-first-get-singtel-300mbps-4g-lte/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And the good news is, both service and device will be available from 23 August, giving you theoretical download speeds of 300Mbps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung to launch the Galaxy S5 4G+, first to get on the SingTel 300Mbps 4G LTE " alt="Samsung to launch the Galaxy S5 4G+, first to get on the SingTel 300Mbps 4G LTE " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/singtel_0_0.jpg?1408523106" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s no new news that SingTel&rsquo;s been busy rolling out a 4G service, named LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) that will boost its speed of up to 300Mbps as compared to the existing 4G LTE services that run at 150Mbps.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plans of a 4G ready Singapore </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Customers will be able to purchase both the Samsung units with a mobile plan from SingTel&rsquo;s retail outlets or online shop. But it&#39;ll cost you a pretty penny. Even though SingTel&rsquo;s claimed that it will be waiving 4G payments in Singapore, its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singtel-new-cheaper-plans-waive-4g-payment-singapore/news">new mobile plans are steeper in price</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>SingTel&rsquo;s claimed that the street level coverage of the 4G LTE-Advanced network now extends to more than 55 per cent of the island, including areas such as Orchard, the CBD, Ang Mo Kio, Tampines, Jurong, Telok Blangah and Woodlands, and expects it to achieve nationwide outdoor coverage by Q1 2015.</p> <p>On the other hand, indoor coverage is currently available at 29 locations including Plaza Singapura, Bugis Junction, Suntec City, Raffles City, Tampines Mall and Changi Airport. So we&rsquo;re not too far off from a full 4G LTE-Advanced network across the whole of Singapore.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singtel/singtel-invests-millions-high-speed-internet-development/news">SingTel invests millions in high-speed Internet development</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Samsung to launch the Galaxy S5 4G+, first to get on the SingTel 300Mbps 4G LTE " alt="Samsung to launch the Galaxy S5 4G+, first to get on the SingTel 300Mbps 4G LTE " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ss5.jpeg?1408523106" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-launch-galaxy-s5-4g-first-get-singtel-300mbps-4g-lte/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-launch-galaxy-s5-4g-first-get-singtel-300mbps-4g-lte/news#comments Samsung SingTel Smartphones Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:14:59 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445388 at http://www.stuff.tv Doblet's subscription services charges you to charge your stuff http://www.stuff.tv/sg/doblets-subscription-services-charges-you-charge-your-stuff/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inspired and approved by America&#039;s favourite right-wing pundit: Stephen Colbert </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Doblet&#039;s subscription services charges you to charge your stuff" alt="Doblet&#039;s subscription services charges you to charge your stuff" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/doblet_01.jpg?1408519004" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-24a26e8c-f205-c9c2-128c-e8eca3466138">We&#39;re only human &ndash; even though we know our smartphones are basically a thin tether between us and the rest of reality at this point, we also keep forgetting the said tether runs on batteries.</p> <p dir="ltr">Batteries run out of juice and need charge. Sometimes, we forget to pack them or we might forget to pack the right one. And then that might mean anything &ndash; getting lost or cutting an evening short.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A quick charge for a few bucks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">First, customers download the Doblet app that lets them know the closest vendor for a charge. This means you&#39;ll need the foresight to look for chargers before your battery actually dies, but that&#39;s not a tall order. Then you arrive at the vendor and ask for a charge and you&#39;ll get it once you pay for the service through the Doblet app. You are then free to roam and may return the battery later.</p> <p dir="ltr">Jeff Chan and Doktor Gurson cite two particular sources of inspiration that led to the realisation of this idea. In July, Stephen Colbert remarked on his show that he dreams of ambient phone charging. His guest then was Elon Musk who claimed he would work on it, but Chan and Gurson have beaten him to it.</p> <p dir="ltr">Gurson was led to the idea when, at a bar, a stranger asked if he could borrow a phone charger to which Gurson replied &ldquo;only if you pay me 2 dollars&rdquo;. The stranger laughed and moved along. Later, he came back and told Gurson he bought a new charger for US$12 and said that he should&#39;ve just paid the 2 dollars.</p> <p dir="ltr">Doblet was soft-launched this weekend at three locations in San Francisco. Expect them to expand to 50 different locations around the city by the end of September.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/18-ways-unknowingly-killing-your-iphone-battery/feature">18 ways you&#39;re unknowingly killing your iPhone battery</a></p> <p dir="ltr">[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/18/y-combinators-doblet-plans-to-be-everywhere-your-phone-charger-isnt" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Doblet&#039;s subscription services charges you to charge your stuff" alt="Doblet&#039;s subscription services charges you to charge your stuff" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dopler_02.jpg?1408519004" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/doblets-subscription-services-charges-you-charge-your-stuff/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/doblets-subscription-services-charges-you-charge-your-stuff/news#comments Smartphones Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:13:02 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1445370 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft's budget-friendly Nokia Lumia 530 available in Singapore on 23 Aug, priced at S$159 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/lumia-530-microsoft-s-next-low-end-windows-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 20/08: Microsoft&#039;s most affordable Windows Phone yet won&#039;t give your wallet a hard time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 530" alt="Nokia Lumia 530" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-lumia530.jpg?1408504782" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Microsoft&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1442393%2523node-1442393">killed the Android-powered Nokia X</a>&nbsp;phone series last week, it vowed to fill the lower end of the market with cheap Windows Phones. The Lumia 530 looks like a solid first step in doing so.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And selfie fans: sorry to say, but there&rsquo;s no front-facing camera here&mdash;only the 5MP shooter on the back. All told, the specs are by and large in line with what we&rsquo;d expect for the price range. Both the 520 and 630 impressed for their price levels, and it&rsquo;s likely the 530 will do quite the same.</p> <p>Microsoft says to expect the Lumia 530 to start rolling out worldwide in August, and an array of colourful Shell and Flip Shell backings will naturally be available to accessorize it.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://conversations.nokia.com/2014/07/23/lumia-530/">Nokia Conversations</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 Best Smartphones in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T663YbyHzDY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Available in Singapore from 23 August </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft (you do know that Microsoft has acquired Nokia, right?) has announced that the Nokia Lumia 530 will be available in Singapore on 23 August. Priced at S$159 without contract, this is another addition to the slew of budget-friendly phones that are now available here.</p> <p>The Windows Phone device will be available from Nokia Stores and Nokia Solution Partnerd. If you intend to sign a two-year telco plan for the Lumia 530, it&#39;s available from M1.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/lumia-530-microsoft-s-next-low-end-windows-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/lumia-530-microsoft-s-next-low-end-windows-phone/news#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:19:03 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443106 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One (M8) for Windows won't be available in Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-m8-windows-available-now-states/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 20/08: sorry folks, HTC just confirmed that it won&#039;t be bringing this Windows Phone to south Asia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One (M8) for Windows" alt="HTC One (M8) for Windows" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-onem8-winpho_1.png?1408505524" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Surprising absolutely nobody after&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-planning-one-m8-windows-phone-while-microsoft-plots-two-more-handsets/news">a series of leaks</a>, HTC today announced the HTC One (M8) for Windows, the Windows Phone variant of its flagship Android handset.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One (M8) for Windows runs Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box (and has a BlinkFeed app), with a quad-core, 2.3 Ghz Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM found inside. It features the same Duo camera as its Android equivalent, and likewise offers the Dot View cover as an accessory.</p> <p>The handset is available today from Verizon in the States, but just like the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/water-proof-htc-butterfly-2-will-fly-singapore-very-soon/news">HTC Butterfly 2 revealed in Japan today</a>, there&rsquo;s no indication yet of when to expect the HTC One (M8) for Windows in the United Kingdom.</p> <p>Considering its likelihood of being one of the absolute best Windows Phone devices to date - as the Android version remains one of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten">top phones in the world right now</a>&nbsp;- we can&rsquo;t imagine it&rsquo;ll be too long until it finds its way here.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-one-m8-windows/">HTC</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28856282">BBC</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/here-first-photo-htc-one-m8-windows/news">Here is the first photo of the HTC One (M8) for Windows</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="975" title="HTC One (M8) for Windows" alt="HTC One (M8) for Windows" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC%20One%20M8%20for%20Windows.png?1408505524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No HTC phones powered by Windows Phone in Singapore </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>By all accounts, the Windows Phone version of the well-designed HTC One (M8) would have given Microsoft the boost it needs for Windows Phone 8.1 in the States. Unfortunately, HTC has confirmed that the HTC One (M8) for Windows won&#39;t be available in south Asia. Yes, that means you won&#39;t see it on retail shelves here in Singapore</p> <p>Party poopers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-m8-windows-available-now-states/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-m8-windows-available-now-states/news#comments HTC One (M8) Smartphones Windows Phone Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:40:34 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445345 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC Butterfly 2 hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc-butterfly-2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s called the Butterfly but HTC’s latest Android smartphone stings like a bee with its impressive hardware </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="637" height="425" title="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " alt="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SAM_3192.jpg.jpg?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">It isn&rsquo;t the One. Nor is it the fabled smartwatch. Heck, with a name like HTC Butterfly 2, this Android smartphone from the Taiwanese maker might seem trivial to you. After all, it&rsquo;s not exactly new, since it&rsquo;s modelled after the HTC J Butterfly, a device that has been in the Japanese market for a few months now.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DESIGN: LOTS OF THOUGHT WENT INTO IT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">We were relatively surprised with the HTC Butterfly 2. Why? Because it&rsquo;s curved on both sides of the smartphone so it sits smugly in the palm of your hand. HTC mentioned that the unit was crafted in &ldquo;high-quality plastic to fit in with needs of Japan&rdquo; and since some of the other countries in Asia, including ours, is very similar to Japan, HTC claims it&rsquo;s going to appeal to our users too.</p> <p dir="ltr">We managed to get our hands on the white matt anti-stain finish unit (there&#39;s also the glossy dark blue and red units), and its matt backing was very comfortable to handle. So good, you won&rsquo;t have to worry about smudgy fingerprints or a slipping smartphone if you&rsquo;ve got sweaty palms.</p> <p dir="ltr">Since the white version we got has an anti-stain finish, we doodled the back of the unit with a pencil just for the heck of it (not really, it&rsquo;s all in the name of verifying HTC&rsquo;s claim). If you thought &ldquo;that&rsquo;s surely going to leave a mark&rdquo;, so did we. But when we erased it off, we were surprised that there was no discolouring on the phone.</p> <p dir="ltr">And it&rsquo;s also very comfortable to grasp &ndash; the screen size is a perfect balance of having to view content on it, as well as for one-handed use. Its 151g weight doesn&rsquo;t make it feel like a brick weighing down your fingers too (perfect size for those with small hands).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="637" height="425" title="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " alt="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3109.hpg_.jpg?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="637" height="425" title="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " alt="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3120.hpg_.jpg?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="638" height="425" title="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " alt="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3253.JPG?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SCREEN: IT DOESN’T DISAPPOINT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Given our short time, we think the 5in1080p display will live up to your expectations. Icons, movies, and pictures look crisp and sharp, and the colours on it were vivid. Not to the point of over saturation under natural light, unlike some of those you see on AMOLED displays.</p> <p dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s pixel packed, and our initial response is that we can&rsquo;t really pick out a reason why the handset would falter in terms of viewing angles and sharpness for its 5in screen size.&nbsp;Viewing text on the 5in screen is a treat for the eyes. They were crisp and easy to read and we had no issues with the scrolling of it. Even when we zoomed into text, they remained as sharp without getting pixelated.</p> <p dir="ltr">Some might balk at the lack of a 2K screen. But honestly, this isn&rsquo;t an exact deal-breaker, since there&rsquo;s no abundance (yet) of ultra high quality movies or pictures, save those that you take with your 4K-capable cameras.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="2667" title="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " alt="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3199.jpg.jpg?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="637" height="425" title="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " alt="Hands-on with the feature-packed HTC Butterfly 2 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3213.jpg.jpg?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CAMERA: THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">While this is an early, non-production unit, the world&rsquo;s first 13MP snapper with a dual-sensor setup takes pretty decent pictures under normal lighted conditions. However, in darker settings, the images turn out slightly colour washed and dim.</p> <p dir="ltr">But it&rsquo;s got plenty of editing features to redeem itself, in addition to enhancing pictures with filters for Instagram loving shutterbugs. For one, there&rsquo;s the Dimensions Plus filter that creates a unique 3D effect. The dual-lens camera captures images beyond its peripheral vision. Tilt the phone to the left or right, and you can actually see beyond the sides of what you thought you captured.</p> <p dir="ltr">Its UFocus feature further augments it. When you have a picture with a foreground and a background, other smartphones might get confused on which to focus on. With uFocus, you can pick which you want a focus on, while the rest of the image will be blurred. In other words, you can pass off as a professional photographer when you create those awesome bokeh effects.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="637" height="425" title="Camera: The best of two worlds " alt="Camera: The best of two worlds " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3225.jpg.jpg?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="637" height="425" title="Camera: The best of two worlds " alt="Camera: The best of two worlds " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3237.jpg.jpg?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="638" height="425" title="Camera: The best of two worlds" alt="Camera: The best of two worlds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3238.JPG?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="638" height="425" title="Camera: The best of two worlds" alt="Camera: The best of two worlds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3240.JPG?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FEATURES: HARDIER THAN YOUR AVERAGE ANDROID </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Remember how we told you that it&rsquo;s dust- and water-proof? So we thought, why not submerge it into a tub of water. Stop all that gasping, no smartphone was damaged in the making of this story. It was remarkable to see that the unit stood strong even after taking a dip.</p> <p dir="ltr">Although, you shouldn&rsquo;t presume that you can use the smartphone under water. Its functions (deliberately) disable once it hits water (we left the backlight of the screen on to show you it&rsquo;s still working) but you&rsquo;ll be able to do your usual swiping as soon as you take it out.</p> <p dir="ltr">Our favourite? Its ports aren&rsquo;t squirrelled behind external protective flaps, which make our lives easier for charging purposes. Instead, its insides have short circuit protection to allow this feature. &nbsp;</p> <p>And it&rsquo;s worth taking note that mud doesn&rsquo;t constitute as being water-proof so if you&rsquo;re intending on taking it with you through tough mudder or something along the likes of it, don&rsquo;t say we didn&rsquo;t warn you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="638" height="425" title="FEATURES: HARDIER THAN YOUR AVERAGE ANDROID" alt="FEATURES: HARDIER THAN YOUR AVERAGE ANDROID" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3101.JPG?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> POWER: COOL CAT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Upon initial use, the transitions between the apps were smooth, and we didn&rsquo;t experience any apps crashing. Videos played smoothly with no problems and the fact that FDD-LTE is included in it is a huge plus.</p> <p dir="ltr">According to HTC, the Butterfly 2 is also made to be one of the coolest devices in the market &ndash; so you&rsquo;ll not experience nay overheating or scorching hot smartphone chassis. We&rsquo;ll put that claim to the test and see if it&rsquo;ll get us hot and bothered during our full review.</p> <p dir="ltr">As for battery life, what&rsquo;s better than a power saving mode you ask? An extreme power saving mode, and that&rsquo;s what HTC has in store for the Butterfly 2. We have yet to do a thorough test on the battery life for this model, but going by what HTC says, the 2700mAh battery should have a stand-by time of up to 643 hours on 3G.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="638" height="425" title="Power and browsing" alt="Power and browsing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3241.JPG?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="637" height="425" title="Power and browsing" alt="Power and browsing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3246.jpg.jpg?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SOFTWARE: MAKES SENSE TO HAVE A KITKAT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">If you&rsquo;ve had a play or use of the One (M8) or the One (E8), you will have a rough gauge of what you can expect from the Butterfly 2 in terms of software and OS. Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 is what you&rsquo;ll find on the HTC Butterfly 2. So there&rsquo;s going to be the same software features you&rsquo;ll find on the HTC One (M8) and the recently launched HTC One (E8).</p> <p dir="ltr">What HTC claims will be a huge attracting factor is its Zoe app and Motion Launch gestures. The former is now available on Google Play Store, but if you&rsquo;re a sucker for those knock-to-wake-your-phone gestures, then it&rsquo;ll have to be this or the HTC One smartphones.</p> <p>Of course, its signature news aggregator BlinkFeed is still there. Be it social networks or news feed, there&rsquo;s no lack of things to read on this magazine-like widget.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/android-44-kitkat/review">Android 4.4 KitKat review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="638" height="425" title=" Software and OS" alt=" Software and OS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3249.JPG?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC BUTTERFLY 2 INITIAL VERDICT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The 5in HTC Butterfly 2, while lacking the design DNA of its metallic One series, is still a phone you won&rsquo;t want to let go of. Regardless of the fact that it&rsquo;s not made from any fancy material, it&#39;s a pleasure to hold and you won&rsquo;t even realise it&rsquo;s there in your palm because it sits on it very well.</p> <p dir="ltr">We don&rsquo;t have any complaints about its camera, besides the fact that it could take better light under darker conditions. But otherwise, its camera features are one that HTC should implement on its future phones.&nbsp;And its full-HD screen makes entertainment all that more better, especially since coupled with HTC&rsquo;s dual speakers on the top and bottom of the smartphone, it makes the Butterfly 2 a content viewing monster. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Once we get our hands on the final production unit of the HTC Butterfly 2 in the coming days, we&rsquo;ll spend an obscene amount of time with it. Oh, and a review too, so keep your eyes peeled for it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="638" height="425" title="Initial verdict " alt="Initial verdict " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3251.JPG?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="638" height="425" title="Initial verdict " alt="Initial verdict " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3220.JPG?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="638" height="425" title="Initial verdict " alt="Initial verdict " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3219.JPG?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="638" height="425" title="Initial verdict " alt="Initial verdict " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3215.JPG?1408461136" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc-butterfly-2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc-butterfly-2/review#comments Android HTC Smartphones Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:03:42 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445277 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 6 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Absolutely everything we think we know about the iPhone 6. Tempted? UPDATED 18/07/14: iPhone 6 battery details leak – and it could come with a reversible USB Lightning cable </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1280" height="960" title="So, what will the iPhone 6 look like?" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render-martin-hajek_1.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-5/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5</a> owner who has yet to snap up the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5c/review" target="_blank">5c</a>, chances are you&rsquo;re holding out for the next iteration of the iPhone, like a sensible gadgeteer.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Makeover time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s almost guaranteed that the iPhone 6&#39;s appearance will be different enough from the iPhone 5s to earn it its all-new number.</p> <p>Traditionally, &lsquo;s&rsquo; devices have kept the same design as their predecessors, with major differences appearing on the insides, and Apple will get a lot of flak if the iPhone 6 turns out to be a 5s with faster innards.</p> <p>Thankfully, that doesn&#39;t look likely. The iPhone 6 body has leaked countless times over the past year in various forms, and now actual (and apparently genuine) production cases have made their way into the hands of online tech aficionados.</p> <p>The video above, courtesy of YouTube user iCrackUriDevice, shows off one of these rear cases, and it clearly shows off Apple&#39;s new design in all its glory.</p> <p>It&#39;s immediately obvious that the iPhone 6 will likely arrive with a bigger screen. The case is larger than the iPhone 5s, and its thinner, with a much rounder design.</p> <p>One big change is the relocation of the power button from the top to the right hand side, where it will be easily accessible with your thumb, Samsung Galaxy-style.</p> <p>Looking at the rear, the pill-shaped flash cutout has been replaced by a circular one, suggesting that Apple has either ditched its dual two-tone LED flash, or it&#39;s managed to cram both LEDs into a circular space.</p> <p>The volume buttons however, have appeared to do the reverse. They are now a thinner&nbsp;pill shape, falling in line with the iPod Touch, as opposed to the circular buttons currently found on the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>Looking at the internals of the case, we can see a slight recess over the Apple logo cutout. This, combined with the fact that previous Apple logos weren&#39;t left as cutouts, suggests that the logo will light up, like the ones found on its MacBook brothers.</p> <p>This is supported by previous photos leaked by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/news/2014/07/iphone_6_new_unseen_photos_could_confirm_light_up_notifications/" target="_blank">uSwitch</a>&nbsp;(with the aid of famed Apple leaker Sonny Dickson), which show off the rear housing of an iPhone 6, with a plastic panel that&#39;s thin enough to let line shine through it.</p> <p>Apart from attracting moths, the logo could be used as a blinking notification light - a handy function if the device is face down.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Glow-tastic" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-logo_2_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Back in June,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/exclusive_iphone_6_sized_up_to_galaxy_s5-news-8773.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>&nbsp;snaffled a picture of the phone alongside its likely main rival, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5.</a></p> <p>The image shows off the expected larger screen, along with a clearly visible power switch on the right edge.&nbsp;</p> <p>Another iPhone 6 dummy leak courtesy of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/space-grey-iphone-6-vs-iphone-5s-htc-one-m8-44032/">G for Games</a>&nbsp;also emerged,&nbsp;this time apparently of a non-working dummy model.</p> <p>The first image above shows it next to an iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8). As you can see, it&#39;s not far off the size of the latter.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The iPhone 6, pictured alongside a Samsung Galaxy S5 (via GSM Arena)" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone_6_leak_galaxy_s5_white_gsmarena_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="1599" title="Kool and the gang" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-versus-iphone-5s-and-htc-one-m8_2_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A trio of iPhone 6 dummy units in gold, black and grey have leaked online in July, courtesy of a&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/484969129598676993/photo/1" target="_blank">tweet</a>&nbsp;sent out by Apple leaker Sonny Dickson.</p> <p>The photo matches up with all previous iPhone 6 leaks, although the exact size is hard to determine without a regular iPhone 5s for scale.</p> <p><strong>Update 08/08/14:&nbsp;</strong>iPhone vendor Feld and Volk has released more photos of the iPhone 6 case. A close-up of the volume buttons show that they&#39;re recessed, which could reduce the chances of accidentally adjusting the volume while it&#39;s in your pocket.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="What&#039;s your flavour?" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-trio_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="748" height="561" title="Recess" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-volume-button-closeup_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ANDROID-MATCHING SCREENS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone 6 will almost certainly have a larger screen than the 4in display of the iPhone 5s, and it could very well arrive in two models - one with 4.7in screen, and another 5.5in version.</p> <p>April saw&nbsp;an iPhone 6 manufacturing mould leak, pointing to at least one larger iPhone in the works. French site&nbsp;<a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-dimensions-moule-96433/&amp;hl=en&amp;langpair=auto|en&amp;tbb=1&amp;ie=UTF-8" target="_blank">Nowhereelse.fr</a>&nbsp;scaled up the image using the iPhone 4s for comparison, and it suggests that we could be looking at &nbsp;a 4.7in screen size, which fits in with all of the previous rumours we&#39;d seen up to that point.</p> <p>In June, Italian site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macitynet.it/iphone-6-vs-iphone-5s-i-mockup-confronto/" target="_blank">Macitynet</a>&nbsp;posted images of an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-dummy-unit-brushes-shoulders-galaxy-s5-and-iphone-5s/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6 dummy unit</a>&nbsp;alongside the iPhone 5s and a Samsung Galaxy S5. The pictures support rumours of a taller, wider iPhone 6, with rounded edges and an all-black anodised aluminium finish. Also notable is the protruding camera array, similar to the design of the current iPod Touch.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Looks bigger to us" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-case-2_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="The iPhone 6 could have a screen size around 4.7 inches" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-mould-leak_0_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And as for the 5.5in phablet version - A fellow called Jimmy Lin (who<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5c-leak-looks-completely-genuine/news" target="_blank">&nbsp;leaked the iPhone 5c</a>&nbsp;before its launch last year) went on to repeat himself by leaking the iPhone 6 in June.</p> <p>Lin shared pictures of an allegedly genuine iPhone 6 on Chinese site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.weibo.com/1608574203/B9yENsm3U" target="_blank">Weibo</a>, after previously leaking images of the smaller 4.7in model, which he stated was a beta unit for testing purposes.</p> <p>His latest picture showed off the larger size of the 5.5in iPhone 6 against what appears to be an iPhone 5s being repaired.</p> <p>It&#39;s hard to tell whether or not the unit is genuine, but given Lin&#39;s past leaks, we could be looking at the real deal.</p> <p><strong>Update 08/08/14:</strong>&nbsp;More leaked shots from Feld &amp; Volk show off a close-up of the iPhone 6&#39;s rear Apple logo, which is apparently made from an extremely scratch-resistant material, which could be liquid metal, though there&#39;s no way to confirm this at this stage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="449" title="Big enough for you?" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone6-5.5-1_2_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="766" height="575" title="Liquid metal?" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-logo-close_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 12/08/14:&nbsp;</strong>The iPhone 6&#39;s insides have come under the microscope once again, with a number of leaked photos of the phone&#39;s components appearing on French site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-valse-pieces-detachees-prolonge-100024/" target="_blank">Nowhereelse.fr</a>. The shots lend credence to similar component pics leaked by Feld &amp; Volk; the most interesting image shows off a separate metal logo piece that appears to be identical to the one seen in the earlier leak. Other leaked components include the reverse of the Home button, the headphone jack and Lightning port and the cover of the SIM card port.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The iPhone 6 logo component" alt="The iPhone 6 logo component" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-6-Logo-01_0_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The reverse of the iPhone 6&#039;s Home button" alt="The reverse of the iPhone 6&#039;s Home button" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-6-FixationAPN-01_0_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The iPhone 6 headphone jack" alt="The iPhone 6 headphone jack" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-6-FixJack-01_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="The iPhone 6&#039;s Lightning connector port" alt="The iPhone 6&#039;s Lightning connector port" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-6-FixPort-01_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 18/08/14:&nbsp;</strong>Apple could be set to end USB aggravation with a Lightning cable that sports a reversible USB connector. Regular Apple leakers&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/500837230491860992/photo/1" target="_blank">Sonny Dickson</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-cable-usb-reversible-100226/" target="_blank">Nowhereelse.fr</a>&nbsp;have shown off snaps of the accessory, which sports a USB connector in the centre of its metal housing &ndash; meaning that you can plug it in either way up. Adding fuel to the fire, Apple&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/patents/US20140206209?dq=US+2014/0206209&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=qpjxU-vKOdG0uATLp4KwDA&amp;ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA" target="_blank">filed a patent</a>&nbsp;in 2013 for a reversible USB connector. The connector differs from the&nbsp;similarly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/finally-reversible-usb-cables-are-way/news" target="_blank">reversible USB Type-C connector</a>&nbsp;announced&nbsp;last week; the rumoured Apple connector should fit into current Type-A receptacles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The reversible USB connector on Apple&#039;s new Lightning cable" alt="iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-reversible-lightning-cable_1.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://gizmodo.com/bloomberg-larger-iphones-go-into-production-july-ship-1595175683" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>&#39;s source also added fuel to the dual iPhone rumour flames once again. The source stated that Apple will release a 4.7in and 5.5in iPhone in September, both of which will feature rounder and thinner designs, which matches up with all the leaked pictures we&#39;d seen to date.</p> <p>The screens will also apparently taper off towards the edges, thanks to some curved glass magic, which should make the new iPhones feel even thinner.</p> <p>The rumour came straight after leaked model photos of the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, which indicate that all three devices will sport Touch ID Home buttons. No surprises there.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-ipad-air-2-and-ipad-mini-3-show-touch-id-sensors/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 show off Touch ID sensors</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The whole family" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone-6-ipad-air-2-ipad-mini-3_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SUPER SAPPHIRE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are also rumours that the iPhone 6 will feature a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/%E2%80%9Dhttp://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/11/05/apple-plant-arizona/3440009/%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">super-hard sapphire glass display</a>, which will be produced by GT Advanced Technologies - the company which already produces the camera lens and Touch ID home button sapphire glass sections for the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>Nothing short of a diamond can scratch pure sapphire, so this is promising news for scratch-phobic gadgeteers.</p> <p>More recently, YouTuber Marques Brownlee scratch-tested a reportedly genuine iPhone 6 screen, and although it was still marked by sandpaper, it held up noticeably better than the iPhone 5s&#39; display.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-s-unbreakable-sapphire-glass-screen-shown-two-videos/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6&rsquo;s &ldquo;unbreakable&rdquo; sapphire glass screen shown off in two videos</a></strong></p> <p>This could be due to the fact that the iPhone 6&#39;s screen is a sapphire display hybrid, as opposed to a pure sapphire screen. This is supported by the visit of MIT&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.technologyreview.com/news/529401/cheap-and-nearly-unbreakable-sapphire-screens-come-into-view/" target="_blank">Kevin Bullis</a>&nbsp;to GT Advanced technologies, where he saw a machine slice of a micro-thin layer of sapphire, which could then be laid over a regular glass panel.</p> <p>This would explain the iPhone 6 screen&#39;s improved (but not invincible) scratch-resistance.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5R0_FJ4r73s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="930" title="Science!" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gt-technologies_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE BEST LOOK AT THE IPHONE 6 YET (SORT OF) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>YouTuber&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrHIY1N9yPA" target="_blank">Tom Rich</a>&nbsp;also managed to get his hands on a non-working 4.7in iPhone 6 dummy unit, and he compares it to rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8), before super-imposing iOS8 into the unit&#39;s screen, showing off the difference in size between the current iPhone 5s&#39; 4.3in display.</p> <p>The 4.7in iPhone 6 model is only slightly smaller than the 5in Galaxy S5 and HTC On (M8) rivals, implying that the 5.5in version might be uncomfortable to use one-handed for people with regular-sized hands.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BrHIY1N9yPA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jump straight to: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - build and screen</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/more-megapixels" target="_self"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - camera</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/beefier-insides-cavernous-storage-and-sensors-galore" target="_self">Apple iPhone 6 - processor, storage and battery</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/ios-8" target="_self">Apple iPhone 6 - iOS 8, price and release date</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MORE MEGAPIXELS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone 5s has an excellent camera with dual-tone flash for more natural colour reproduction, and while we&#39;d like the same flash to remain in the iPhone 6, the circular cutout the rear of the iPhone 6 creates some doubt.</p> <p>Given the iPhone 6&rsquo;s larger screen (and therefore larger build) though, we could see a bump in megapixels and sensor size, as there&rsquo;ll be more internal room for Apple to play around with.</p> <p>Actual reports on megapixel counts have been confusing however. Way back in January,&nbsp;China&#39;s Nomura Security told the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slashgear.com/iphone-6-camera-tipped-to-retain-8-megapixel-sensor-11312866/" target="_blank">China Post</a>&nbsp;that the iPhone 6 won&#39;t be bumping up its megapixel count.&nbsp;Instead, it&#39;ll apparently keep the same 8MP camera that&#39;s currently nestled inside the iPhone 5s, with one major improvement &ndash; optical image stabilisation (OIS).</p> <p>OIS is already present in impressive smartphone cameras like the ones found in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-1020/nokia-lumia-1020/review" target="_blank">Nokia Lumia 1020</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a>, and it should provide iPhone 6 owners with sharper, more detailed shots in low-light conditions, thanks to longer shutter speeds resulting in the capture of more light.</p> <p>This is supported by an OIS&nbsp;<a href="http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;d=PG01&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&amp;r=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;s1=%2220140009631%22.PGNR.&amp;OS=DN/20140009631&amp;RS=DN/20140009631#ystfuv" target="_blank">Apple patent&nbsp;</a>which outlines the use of a coil and magnet assembly for driving the movement of the lens.</p> <p>Coupled with improved auto-focus and the iPhone 5s&#39; impressive camera performance, the iPhone 6&#39;s photos will be unlikely to disappoint, even without an increase in megapixels.</p> <p>One month after the 8MP camera prediction came&nbsp;Chinese site&nbsp;<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13915359198786&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F02%2F04%2Fiphone-6-10-mp-camera%2F&amp;v=1&amp;libId=d064750e-0d94-440b-a6dd-52516d366b17&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fmobile.it168.com%2Fa2014%2F0202%2F1590%2F000001590839.shtml&amp;title=iPhone%206%20Rumored%20to%20Include%2010%2B-Megapixel%20Camera%20with%20f%2F1.8%20Aperture%20and%20Improved%20Filter%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=Chinese%20website%20%3Cem%3EIT168%3C%2Fem%3E" target="_blank">IT168</a>&rsquo;s sources, which stated that the iPhone 6 will land with a 10MP camera instead. The sources went on to state that the&nbsp;iPhone 6 will also arrive with an f/1.8 aperture lens &ndash; an improvement over the iPhone 5s&rsquo; current f/2.2 lens.</p> <p>If true, iPhone 6 users can expect to take pictures with a shallower depth of field, keeping subjects in sharp focus while blurring the background.</p> <p>The site also believes that Apple will opt for a new resin lens filter, created by Japanese manufacturer JSR.</p> <p>The filter itself is found in digital cameras with CMOS image sensors and it&rsquo;s lighter and thinner than existing IR filters. The benefits of the newer filter are likely to be clearer shots and more accurate colours.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-could-have-10mp-camera-f18-aperture-and-improved-filter/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6 could have a 10MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and improved filter</a></strong></p> <p>The latest megapixel whispers (as of July) come courtesy of Chinese site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.digi-wo.com/thread-19938-1-1.html" target="_blank">Digi-wo.com</a>, who&nbsp;reports that Apple is considering upgrading its main camera sensor to a 13MP Sony-made model &ndash; a big bump from the 8MP sensor used in the iPhone 4S, 5c and 5s. The sensor would be the same Exmor RS model used in several of Sony&#39;s Xperia smartphones.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-5s-camera_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="751" height="563" title="Nice and secure" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-camera-bayonet-patent_0_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PROTRUDING LENS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Reports in April suggested that the iPhone 6 is so thin that its rear camera will stick out slightly, iPod Touch-style. Coupled with an&nbsp;<a href="http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&amp;r=1&amp;p=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;d=PTXT&amp;S1=(359%2F828.CCLS.+AND+20140401.PD.)&amp;OS=ccl/359/828+and+isd/4/1/2014&amp;RS=(CCL/359/828+AND+ISD/20140401)" target="_blank">Apple patent&nbsp;</a>which outlines how a protruding lens could be surrounded by a bayonet mount for interchangeable lenses, this could be big news for smartphone snappers.</p> <p>The patent describes how the different lenses like wide-angle or fisheye offerings can be securely screwed over a camera lens. The system is much more secure than magnetic attachment, and if if true, the iPhone 6 will be even more of a formidable pocket camera than the iPhone 5s already is.</p> <p>One month after that,&nbsp;Chinese analyst Sun Chang Xu stated that the iPhone 6&#39;s camera will increase its 1.5&micro; pixel size to 1.7&micro;. That&#39;s close to the HTC One (M8)&#39;s 2&micro; pixel size &ndash; the much-touted &quot;Ultrapixel&quot; camera that&#39;s designed to excel at low-light shooting. Xu also claims that the iPhone 6&#39;s camera will feature electronic image stabilisation to reduce blur.</p> <p>Optical Image Stabilisation reared its head again in June.&nbsp;</p> <p>A &lsquo;floating lens&rsquo; design was described, outlining how it could help stabilise photos, making up for jerky hand&nbsp;movements. It&rsquo;ll also allow for a longer shutter speed, which will result in more&nbsp;light being captured, with less blur to boot. We&#39;ve already seen benefits of this system in devices like the LG G3.</p> <p>Analysts from<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/24/optical-image-stabilization-iphone-6/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Pacific Crest Securities</a>&nbsp;believe that the OIS tech will be limited&nbsp;to the larger 5.5in iPhone 6 model, which could be due to supply constraints,&nbsp;or Apple could simply be releasing the larger model as its flagship device.</p> <p><strong>Update 08/08/14:&nbsp;</strong>Feld &amp; Volk&#39;s photos also show off a protruding camera lens, supporting previous rumours. It&#39;s unclear whether or not this will be on both the 4.7in and 5.5in iPhone 6 models.</p> <p><strong>Update 12/08/14:</strong>&nbsp;Backing up the earlier claims of a protruding camera lens, French site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-valse-pieces-detachees-prolonge-100024/" target="_blank">Nowhereelse.fr&#39;s</a>&nbsp;set of leaked component pics shows off an identical bevelled camera ring. There&#39;s precedent for the design decision; the current iPod touch features a similar protruding camera array.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="783" height="587" title="iPod touch camera" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipod-touch-camera_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jump straight to </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - build and screen</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/more-megapixels" target="_self"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - camera</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/beefier-insides-cavernous-storage-and-sensors-galore" target="_self">Apple iPhone 6 - processor, storage and battery</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/ios-8" target="_self">Apple iPhone 6 - iOS 8, price and release date</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BEEFIER INSIDES, CAVERNOUS STORAGE AND SENSORS GALORE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple&rsquo;s 64-bit A7 processor is already blazing fast, but if previous generations of iPhones are anything to go by, we could see a souped-up A7x processor beating within the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 could also be the first iPhone to sport 2GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, though we imagine the latter will bump up the price by a considerable amount.</p> <p>In July,&nbsp;Chinese site,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cnbeta.com/articles/309147.htm" target="_blank">CNBeta</a>, reported that the iPhone 6&#39;s main processor will actually be called the A8 &ndash; and it won&#39;t increase the amount of CPU cores used by the A7. That means that while pretty much every other top of the range smartphone is quad-core, Apple&#39;s apparently happy sticking with dual-core. But that doesn&#39;t mean it&#39;s going to be slow: it may be clocked at 2GHz or more (the iPhone 5s&#39; A7 chip is 1.3GHz) and will be smaller and more efficient than the A7.</p> <p>Another Chinese site,&nbsp;<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_14037963350866&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;libId=a128a439-4785-4446-ab8d-554763e073ee&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F06%2F26%2F128gb-iphone6-5-5%2F&amp;v=1&amp;out=https%3A%2F%2Ftranslate.google.com%2Ftranslate%3Fsl%3Dauto%26tl%3Den%26js%3Dy%26prev%3D_t%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DUTF-8%26u%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.feng.com%252FiPhone%252Fnews%252F2014-06-26%252FSources_said_5.5_inches_iPhone_6_will_have_128_GB_version_587962.shtml%26edit-text%3D%26act%3Durl&amp;ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pocket-lint.com%2Fnews%2F129598-apple-s-5-5-inch-iphone-6-may-get-128gb-and-ois-exclusively&amp;title=Only%20the%205.5-Inch%20iPhone%206%20May%20Offer%20128GB%20Models%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=Google%20Translate" target="_blank">Wei Feng</a>,&nbsp;believes that that larger 5.5in iPhone 6 model will also land with a massive 128GB of internal storage, which should satiate the lust of most diehard media fans. The smaller 4.7in version will reportedly land in 32GB and 64GB flavours only. Neither iPhone 6 model will have a 16GB option.&nbsp;</p> <p>Analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company also&nbsp;<a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/01/22/analyst-apples-iphone-6-design-locked-down-with-48-display-80211ac-wi-fi" target="_blank">reckons</a>&nbsp;that the new iPhone will play nice with the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, as found in the 2013 line of Macs and Apple&#39;s AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule routers.</p> <p>ESM-China&#39;s chief analyst&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/iphone-6-pressure-temperature-humidity-sensors-40937/" target="_blank">Sun Chang Xu</a>&nbsp;also has an additional surprise for Apple fans. He believes that Apple will include pressure, temperature and humidity senors in the iPhone 6.&nbsp;The pressure sensor will reportedly measure atmospheric pressure as opposed to blood pressure, which is instead a skill that&#39;s expected to be a part of the iWatch&#39;s sensory arsenal for iOS 8&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8-could-track-your-fitness-new-healthbook-app/news" target="_blank">Health app</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple iWatch: price, specs, release date - everything we think we know</a></strong></p> <p>The environmental sensors are expected to be managed by the iPhone 6&#39;s M7 motion co-processor, which&#39;ll leave&nbsp;iPhone 6&#39;s main processor free to run more demanding apps and games.</p> <p>While weather apps already take care of temperature and humidity information for your general area, there is one&nbsp;overlooked bonus - GPS accuracy. When a GPS reading is combined with barometer data, devices can more accurately pinpoint your position, orientation and velocity,&nbsp;cutting down on the number of calculations required to get a GPS lock.</p> <p><strong>Update 18/08/14:</strong>&nbsp;A leaked&nbsp;<a href="http://www.weibo.com/p/1001593744942102033003" target="_blank">&quot;iPhone 6 schematic&quot;</a>&nbsp;posted on Weibo, China&#39;s answer to Twitter, suggests that the phone will feature just 1GB of RAM. If you&#39;re worried that this won&#39;t be enough memory for a flagship smartphone (after all, most high-end Android phones sport at least 2GB), consider that iPhones have traditionally always had fairly low levels of RAM and have traditionally always performed exceptionally well, thanks to Apple&#39;s highly optimised operating system. In any case, take this report with a big pinch of salt.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="600" title="Apple iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-a7x-processor-mockup_0_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="937" height="703" title="Won&#039;t be needing this after all" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sandisk-128gb_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BIGGER TANK </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The extra space created by the iPhone 6&rsquo;s larger body should result in a bigger battery, which will be a crucial requirement if Apple wants to retain the iPhone 5s&rsquo; battery life despite having a larger, more pixel-packed display.</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/15/rumor-apple-solves-alleged-iphone-6-battery-issues-with-new-supplier" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>, Taiwanese battery maker Simplo Technologies has succeeded where Apple&rsquo;s current battery suppliers Samsung and LG Chemical have failed: It&rsquo;s made batteries thin and flexible enough for the iPhone 6, and the phone is apparently so skinny that it requires a battery less than 2mm thick. Neither Samsung nor LG could deliver &ndash; but Simplo can. That means one less problem for Apple as the iPhone 6 goes into production.</p> <p>July saw French site&nbsp;<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_14068035258616&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;libId=da46cb43-2210-4ace-8c6d-4a3bf6a3226b&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F07%2F17%2Fiphone6-battery-1810-mah-capacity%2F&amp;v=1&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nowhereelse.fr%2Fcapacite-batterie-iphone-6-99254%2F&amp;ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2F&amp;title=New%20Photos%20of%20Purported%20iPhone%206%20Battery%20Show%201%2C810%20mAh%20Capacity%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=Nowhereelse.fr" target="_blank">Nowhereelse.fr&nbsp;</a>release a photo of an iPhone 6 battery. If genuine, it means that the iPhone 6 will receive a slight boost in battery size, with a 1,810mAh offering, compared to 1,560mAh.</p> <p>That&#39;s a hell of a lot smaller than batteries found in rivals like the LG G3, which has a 3,000mAh offering.&nbsp;Still, Apple&#39;s tight control over hardware and software optimisation will hopefully pull through.</p> <p><strong>Update 07/08/14:</strong>&nbsp;Potential good news - ESM-China electronics analyst&nbsp;<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_14074180672396&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;libId=253a7ca6-a8c3-4890-9dcc-0360d91ae830&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F08%2F06%2F4-7-iphone-6-2100-mah-battery%2F%3Futm_medium%3Dreferral%26utm_source%3Dpulsenews&amp;v=1&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Ftranslate.google.com%2Ftranslate%3Fjs%3Dn%26sl%3Dauto%26tl%3Den%26u%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fweibo.com%2F1337881733%2FBgLH192S0&amp;title=Report%20Claims%204.7-Inch%20iPhone%206%20Will%20Feature%202%2C100%20mAh%20Battery%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=Google%20Translate" target="_blank">Sung Chang Xu</a>&nbsp;believes that the iPhone 6 will actually arrive with a larger 2,100mAh battery.</p> <p>He claims that the previous shot of a 1,810mAh battery was in fact a test unit, and not the finalised version.</p> <p>While a 2,100mAh battery would still &nbsp;place the iPhone beneath the capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and LG G3, we could still see vast improvements, thanks to Apple&#39;s hardware and software optimisation.</p> <p><strong>Update 18/08/14:</strong>&nbsp;Backing up earlier claims of a 1,810mAh battery,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-batterie-1810mah-confirme-100326/" target="_blank">nowhereelse.fr</a>&nbsp;has obtained leaked snaps of iPhone 6 batteries in shipping trays, clearly showing a 1,810mAh rating; these batteries were reportedly manufactured in June, while the photos leaked in July were reportedly of batteries manufactured that same month.</p> <p>That doesn&#39;t discount the possibility that these batteries are only for testing, and that the final product could feature a larger battery &ndash; but it&#39;s worth noting that these leaks are based on hard photographic evidence, rather than the speculation of an analyst.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="451" title="It&#039;s a battery" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-battery_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s another battery" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-batteries_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="And another battery" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-batteries-2_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="And another battery! But this one&#039;s bigger" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-larger-battery_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jump straight to: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - build and screen</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/more-megapixels" target="_self"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - camera</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/beefier-insides-cavernous-storage-and-sensors-galore" target="_self">Apple iPhone 6 - processor, storage and battery</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/ios-8" target="_self">Apple iPhone 6 - iOS 8, price and release date</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IOS 8 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone 6 will almost certainly launch with Apple&#39;s new iOS 8 operating system. All previous versions of iOS have debuted with a new bit of hardware, and given that we know iOS 8 will be out in the autumn, it stands to reason that it will arrive on the iPhone 6.</p> <p>So what&#39;s new about it? Rather a lot, actually.</p> <p>For starters, iOS 8 will mark a major break with the past for Apple, in that third-party apps will have greater access to the OS&#39; inner workings. You&#39;ll now be able to install third-party widgets into the Notification Centre, add third-party keyboards such as Swype and SwiftKey.</p> <p>Apps will also be able to install extensions within other apps. So, for instance, tapping on an image within Apple&#39;s Photos apps will give you the option to apply filters from other photography apps you may have installed.</p> <p>They&#39;ll even be able to work with Touch ID, so the possibility of paying for an eBay purchase with the tap of a finger is now very real. But, because of the way Apple will still control security, third-party apps won&#39;t themselves have access to your fingerprint or other sensitive info - so you won&#39;t need to worry about your data being stolen.</p> <p>As has long been rumoured, iOS 8 will also see the arrival of a Health app. It&#39;ll work with the new HealthKit tool for devs and will collect data from all of your third-party health and fitness apps, syncing and presenting it all in the one place.</p> <p>Even without any hardware developments, Health could prove a very useful app. Health and fitness trackers are notoriously bad at working well with each other, meaning that you usually have to go into several apps in order to view all of your data. Apple&#39;s solution could put an end to this, and big partners such as Nike are already on board.</p> <p>That said, we wouldn&#39;t be surprised to see Apple include a hardware feature or two to make the most of the new app. The iPhone 5s&#39; M7 motion co-processor is already capable of tracking and analysing movement data, but if the iPhone 6 included a heart-rate monitor such as the one on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5</a>, that would give it greater powers. Or maybe that&#39;s something that will feature on the fabled&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">iWatch</a>...</p> <p>Gaming should be big news on the iPhone 6. As well as having a larger, more finger-friendly screen and more powerful processor, it&#39;ll also gain new skills via iOS 8. Apple&#39;s invented a new programming language, called Swift, and a developer tool called Metal, and together they should bring console-quality graphics to the iPhone.</p> <p>At WWDC, Apple showed off a demo of a game called&nbsp;<em>Zen Garden</em>, which looked seriously nice. The App Store is also being reworked to make it easier to find the best games (and apps in general), and we expect big releases to arrive with iOS 8 in the autumn.</p> <p>And then there&#39;s Continuity. That&#39;s Apple&#39;s name for a raft of services which link your iPhone to your iPad and your Mac, so long as it&#39;s running the new&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">OS X Yosemite</a>&nbsp;(which will also debut in the autumn). Chief among them is Handoff, which will let you start a task on one device and continue it on another. For instance you could tap out half an email on your iPhone, then stroll over to your Mac and with a single click on the Mail icon, finish it off there.&nbsp;You&#39;ll also be able to pick up phone calls on your Mac using your iPhone&#39;s connection, or create a hot spot with a single click when you don&#39;t have any Wi-Fi.</p> <p>And we could go on: iCloud Drive will bring Dropbox-like document storage and syncing to iOS; Family Sharing will enable you to share iTunes and App Store purchases with up to six family members; HomeKit will let Apple control all of your home-automation gadgets; mail and messaging will get new abilities; Siri will be smarter; Photos will be synced across devices... But this is an iPhone 6 preview, so we&#39;ll say no more about iOS 8, except that you&#39;ll get a full analysis of it in our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8/review">iOS 8 preview</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8/review">iOS 8 preview - everything you need to know about Apple&#39;s new mobile OS</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">Apple Mac OS X Yosemite preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iOS 8 running on the 5s" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ios-8-review-03_3.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-8-widgets_1_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-8-third-party-keyboards_1_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-8-health_1_2.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PRICE AND RELEASE DATE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We expect the iPhone 6 models to launch with the same price tags as their iPhone 5s counterparts.&nbsp;</p> <p>Apple is reportedly looking to avoid any chance of iPhone 6 shortages by ensuring some 70 to 80 million units are ready to be sold this year alone. According to the&nbsp;<a href="http://stream.wsj.com/story/apples-new-iphone/SS-2-49206/SS-2-585440/" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a>, the company has requested its China-based suppliers deliver this amount &ndash; easily the largest initial production run of an iPhone model &ndash; by the end of December. To give you some perspective of how many units this represents, there were 50 to 60 million iPhone 5s and 5c units manufactured in 2013.</p> <p>In January,<strong>&nbsp;a</strong>nalyst Timothy Arcuri claimed that the iPhone 6 will launch in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/01/22/iphone-6-80211ac/" target="_blank">September</a>, as its predecessors have, citing sources within the supply chain.</p> <p>Fast forward to May, and news of Apple supplier Pegatron receiving a 15 per cent share of orders for the 4.7in iPhone 6 hit the internet, courtesy of Taiwan&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://ctee.com.tw/News/Content.aspx?id=518756&amp;yyyymmdd=20140507&amp;f=0d427af3103c9091f4a9eb51c4c75dae" target="_blank">Commercial Times</a>&nbsp;(via&nbsp;<a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/05/07/rumor-apple-supplier-pegatron-nets-orders-for-47-inch-iphone-6-to-ship-in-september-" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>).&nbsp;</p> <p>German carrier Deutsche Telekom then reportedly told its call centre representatives that the iPhone 6 will hit store shelves on Friday 19th September, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.apfelpage.de/2014/05/27/iphone-6-telekom-bereitet-sich-auf-marktstart-vor/" target="_blank">apfelpage.de</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/05/27/german-carrier-allegedly-enticing-customers-to-stay-by-claiming-sept-19-iphone-6-launch" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>&nbsp;points out that the date is likely an educated guess, though it&#39;s consistent with previous iPhone launches.</p> <p>Apple itself announced that iOS 8 will be available &quot;this fall&quot;. That&#39;s American-speak for this autumn. So September is still looking likely.</p> <p><strong>Update 06/08/14:</strong>&nbsp;Both the&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/05/apple-to-introduce-new-iphones-at-sept-9-event/" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a>&nbsp;and tech site&nbsp;<a href="http://recode.net/2014/08/05/codered-apple-to-hold-iphone-event-on-sept-9/" target="_blank">Re/code&nbsp;</a>are reporting that Apple will hold a launch event on 9 September, with a predicted release date of 19 September. Apple has, unsurprisingly, declined to comment, and there&#39;s no sign of an official invite at this stage. Stay tuned for more info, as and when we get it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten">These are the 10 best smartphones in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Price and release date" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-render_3_0.jpg?1408514125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jump straight to: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - 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But can it be made even better?</p> <p dir="ltr">Well, of course, if you know a few things about how to work that imaging magic. Why have the tools at your disposal, but have no clue as to how to use them properly? We&#39;re here to right that wrong; here are some of the things you should know to make you a better iPhone-tographer.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tip #1: Access the camera app from anywhere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Imagine this:</strong> You come across an absolutely fascinating scene while playing a game on your phone. Don&rsquo;t panic trying to hit the home button, activate the camera app, and drop your phone in the process; the camera function is available from every app.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Solution:</strong> All you have to do is swipe up and click on the bottom right icon to bring up the trusty snapper, get your shot, and resume playing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-threes-maddeningly-addictive-perfect-puzzle-game/news">Threes!</a> for that elusive high score. Easy peasy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tip #1: Access the camera app from anywhere " alt="8 things you might not know about the iPhone camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/access.png?1408434057" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tip #2: Activate infinite burst mode automatically </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Imagine this:</strong> Trying to photograph a child or a pet would normally result in a blurry mess that looks nothing like your subject. You resort to repeatedly tapping the capture button to get quick shots in succession, and it still doesn&#39;t work quick enough.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Solution:</strong> Activate infinite burst mode by keeping your finger on the shutter button. After which the photos will appear in your album as a photo stack with the best photo at the top of the stack, automatically chosen by taking into account whether the faces are in focus and even blink and smile detection to boot.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tip #2: Activate infinite burst mode automatically" alt="8 things you might not know about the iPhone camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/burstmode.png?1408434057" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tip #3 Take stills while recording video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Imagine this:</strong>&nbsp; You come across a particularly photogenic moment while filming, mentally marking that moment in your head, and then promptly forgetting it and burning the rest of your day trying to find it in your entire reel of footage later.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Solution:</strong> Snap while you shoot video. Note that familiar shutter button next to the red recording one? That&rsquo;s the one you tap to get your stills mid-video which are automatically saved to your camera roll.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tip #3 Take stills while recording video" alt="8 things you might not know about the iPhone camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/filmstills.png?1408434057" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tip #4 Natural skin tone in pictures </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Imagine this:</strong> You take a photo at night with the flash activated, only to look back at it and realise the flash has created a harsh white light that blinds your subject while washing it out at the same time.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Solution:&nbsp;</strong>Knowing the problems that come with a single flash, the iPhone 5S&#39; camera utilises a cool LED alongside a warm one to create even lighting.&nbsp;To make the most of the tech, you should use the volume button as the shutter button to prevent the flash from bouncing off your fingers for the most natural skin tones.</p> <p dir="ltr">You can also activate the flash when you&rsquo;re shooting a video. Just look to the top left hand corner and click on the flash icon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tip #4 Natural skin tone in pictures" alt="8 things you might not know about the iPhone camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone%205s.jpg?1408434057" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tip #5 Slapping on a filter is a reversible process </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Imagine this:</strong> The filter options that are available to users in the iPhone&#39;s camera app are a much welcomed addition. But what if you decide a photo looks the best in its original state after your mopey black and white mood passes?&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Solution:&nbsp;</strong>You can go back in time, well, sort of.&nbsp;Apple&rsquo;s filters are non-destructive so if you change your mind after applying a filter, you can tap edit again and it will give you the option of taking it off by applying the No Filter option. Ahh, sweet redemption. So go on and filter your photos without a care since they&rsquo;re not permanent.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tip #5 Slapping on a filter is a reversible process" alt="8 things you might not know about the iPhone camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/filters.png?1408434057" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tip #6 Stay focused </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Imagine this:</strong> You focus your photo only to change your mind and try to reframe it from another angle and refocus. Nope, still doesn&#39;t look right. Repeat process. By the time you&#39;ve decided, the scene you were trying to capture in the first place might have changed. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Solution:</strong> Few might know this, but all you have to do is tap and hold the focus to maintain the exposure and focus while you experiment with reframing the shot. The yellow square should flash a couple of times before bringing up the yellow bar that says AE/AF lock.&nbsp;Saves you the trouble and time of having to refocus every time you switch it up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tip #6 Stay focused" alt="8 things you might not know about the iPhone camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ae%20af%20lock.png?1408434057" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tip #7 Panoramas from any point </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Imagine this:</strong> You&#39;re about to shoot a panorama of the landscape before you but panning from left to right is not going to be possible because of the obstacle on your right. Bummer.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Solution:</strong> Did you know you can switch sides of your panorama just by tapping either side to change up the origin? It doesn&rsquo;t always have to pan from left to right. And if you want a certain subject to be the focus of the panorama, you can lock the focus just by tapping and holding that spot on the photo.</p> <p dir="ltr">The panorama is further perfected by the phone&rsquo;s internal intelligence to maintain consistent exposure for perfect highlights without washing out the shadows. So it doesn&rsquo;t matter if part of your panorama is in the shade, it will still turn out perfect.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tip #7 Panoramas from any position" alt="8 things you might not know about the iPhone camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pano.png?1408434057" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tip #8 Sharing with fellow iPhone-tographers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Imagine this</strong>: the family&#39;s on holiday, but everyone&#39;s busy taking their own photos on their iPhone. Somehow, mum took a better picture of the same landscape, and you&#39;d rather use that picture for Facebook or Instagram.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Solution</strong>:&nbsp;You can share your photostreams (all photos within a moment or selected ones only) across all iDevices, and even collaborate via iCloud or AirDrop.&nbsp;The camera automatically puts your taken photos in categories called moments which keeps details of when your photo was taken.&nbsp;Now, different members of the family can all contribute to the same holiday album for you not to miss out on a single moment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tip #8 Sharing " alt="8 things you might not know about the iPhone camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sharing.png?1408434057" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unlocking iPhone camera secrets on World Photo Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bet you didn&#039;t know these 8 imaging tricks for Apple&#039;s smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone5scam.jpg?1408434057" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/8-things-you-might-not-know-about-iphone-camera/feature#comments Apple iOS iPhone 5S Smartphones Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:04:53 +0000 Elissa Loi 1437413 at http://www.stuff.tv Water-proof HTC Butterfly 2 will fly to Singapore very soon http://www.stuff.tv/sg/water-proof-htc-butterfly-2-will-fly-singapore-very-soon/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The leaks were mostly right, there’s a similar smartphone to the HTC J Butterfly coming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="638" height="425" title="The HTC Butterfly 2 will soon land in Singapore " alt="The HTC Butterfly 2 will soon land in Singapore " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SAM_3113.JPG?1408443114" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lo and behold! HTC has been trying to keep the news under wraps, but the rumours are true; HTC has just inaugurated its HTC Butterfly 2 Android smartphone for Singapore.</p> <p>The model was launched at a press event in Tokyo, and we were one of the first few to get our hands on the device.&nbsp;The&nbsp;Butterfly 2 is based on the Japan-only high-end HTC J Butterfly, with a few new features to go along with its new moniker.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How about its insides? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Butterfly 2 weighs in at&nbsp;151g, and&nbsp;sports a 5in, 1080p full-HD display, a 13MP duo-camera back snapper with dual-sensor setup, a 5MP front-facing camera, Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB RAM and an option of 16GB or 32GB of internal memory (expandable to 128GB). It will run on Android 4.4 KitKat and have TDD-LTE connection capabilities.</p> <p>In addition, it&rsquo;s packed with HTC&#39;s standard added-value features, including the Sense 6 Android skin with BlinkFeed, Motion Launch and HTC BoomSound, amongst others. Oh, and this Butterfly can swim, too; it&#39;s IP57-certified for water and dust resistance (go ahead, we dare you to try dunking it in water).</p> <p>HTC has yet to declare local pricing and availability details, but we expect to see it over here by the end of next month. Stay tuned, we&rsquo;ll update the story as soon as we have more information.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/htc-one-e8-has-almost-landed-singapore/news">The HTC One (E8) has almost landed in Singapore</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="638" height="425" title="The HTC Butterfly 2 will soon land in Singapore " alt="The HTC Butterfly 2 will soon land in Singapore " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3118.JPG?1408443114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="638" height="425" title="The HTC Butterfly 2 will soon land in Singapore " alt="The HTC Butterfly 2 will soon land in Singapore " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3111.JPG?1408443114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/water-proof-htc-butterfly-2-will-fly-singapore-very-soon/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/water-proof-htc-butterfly-2-will-fly-singapore-very-soon/news#comments Android HTC J Butterfly Smartphones Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:57:53 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445183 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: sapphire screens reserved only for premium iPhone 6 models http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/rumour-sapphire-screens-reserved-only-premium-iphone-6-models/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report claims that the expense of producing synthetic sapphire glass means Apple can’t put it on all new phones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Rumour: sapphire screens reserved only for premium iPhone 6 models " alt="Rumour: sapphire screens reserved only for premium iPhone 6 models " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-sapphire-panel-knife%20%281%29.jpg?1408158841" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reports of Gorilla Glass&rsquo; demise on the iPhone in favour of Apple&rsquo;s own sapphire glass material may be somewhat premature, at least if a&nbsp;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-iphone-a-sapphire-screen-and-a-higher-cost-1408042296" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a>&nbsp;story is on the money.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gorilla Glass&#039; time may not be up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Basically, Apple can&rsquo;t justify the cost of producing the quantities of sapphire required for all iPhone 6 screens, but instead may be offering it on variants of both the 4.7in and 5.5in versions. Premium models, essentially.</p> <p>Synthetic sapphire glass, which Apple produces at a plant in Arizona, is widely regarded as a superior material to Gorilla Glass due to its resistance to scratching and breaking. Apple already uses it in small quantities on iPhone models (the iPhone 5s&rsquo; Touch ID button and camera lens are covered by sapphire), and was widely predicted to be making it the standard screen material for the iPhone 6. But if the WSJ&rsquo;s sources are correct, Gorilla Glass might have some iPhone life left in it yet.</p> <p>We may well find out the truth on 9 September, when Apple seems likely to unveil the iPhone 6. In the meantime, get up to speed on all the iPhone 6 rumours and predictions in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6 preview</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-iphone-a-sapphire-screen-and-a-higher-cost-1408042296" target="_blank">WSJ</a> via <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/14/if-apples-iphone-6-uses-sapphire-display-it-will-be-limited-to-new-more-expensive-premium-models-wsj-claims" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/rumour-sapphire-screens-reserved-only-premium-iphone-6-models/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/rumour-sapphire-screens-reserved-only-premium-iphone-6-models/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:55:35 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1444979 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola’s most likely inaugurating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Press invites sent out make clear hints about what’s upcoming from Motorola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Motorola’s most likely inaugurating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September" alt="Motorola’s most likely inaugurating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/origami.jpg?1408514668" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>IFA 2014 is just a few weeks away in Berlin and tech companies are preparing the gizmos they&rsquo;re due to launch at the event. And Motorola&rsquo;s decided that&rsquo;s the best time to out a range of devices by issuing a press invite for a products launch event in Chicago on 4 September.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re itching to know what was on its invite, the hints are very clear. As shown by little icons on a paper origami, Motorola&rsquo;s got in store for us new smartphones, an in-ear wearable, as well as a smartwatch.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A closer look.. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto 360 smartwatch was announced sometime in March and since then, Motorola has been keeping us teased with a series of trailers of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/moto-360-has-circular-face-because-there-s-something-magical-about-it-motorola/news">round-faced wearable</a>. What&rsquo;s for sure is that it will have a metal body, and wireless charging capabilities.</p> <p>As for the Moto X+1, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-x/motorola-s-rumoured-moto-x1-missing-hardware-element/news">word&rsquo;s out on the street</a> that the smartphone will be Motorola&rsquo;s next flagship powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset (with a 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU). It&rsquo;s also said to sport a 5.1in or 5.2in display with 1080p resolution, 2GB of RAM and a 12 MP rear snapper.</p> <p>The Moto G2 is said to be a 5in, dual-SIM device with 720p display resolution, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, as well as a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU.</p> <p>But we&rsquo;ll have to wait for the launch day itself to see what exactly Motorola has been keeping under wraps. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/it-s-about-time-could-be-face-incoming-moto-360-smartwatch/feature">One of these 10 concepts could be the face of the incoming Moto 360 smartwatch</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_sets_september_4_to_announce_the_moto_360_g2_and_x1-news-9348.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/14/motorola-chicago-event/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>, image: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_sets_september_4_to_announce_the_moto_360_g2_and_x1-news-9348.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Motorola’s most likely inaugurating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September" alt="Motorola’s most likely inaugurating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/m3.jpeg?1408514668" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hello Moto: Moto360, G2 and more on 4 Sep </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/origami.jpg?1408514668" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news#comments Motorola Smartphones Smartwatch Wearable tech Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:22:09 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1444923 at http://www.stuff.tv The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could cost more than S$1000 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/samsung-galaxy-note-4-could-cost-more-s1000/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A leak indicates Samsung’s upcoming phablet could be almost as expensive as its Galaxy S5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could cost more than S$1000" alt="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could cost more than S$1000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung.jpg?1408090018" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Forget how the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-revealed-leaked-photos/news">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looks&nbsp;</a>for now. An Indonesian online shop,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.erafone.com/" target="_blank">erafone</a>, has given us our first indication of how much it could cost.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It may be untrue.. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But that&rsquo;s where it should stop. If you have a closer look at the post, it claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Black&rsquo;s sold out on the website, suggesting that it&rsquo;s already out in the market, which we&rsquo;re sure isn&rsquo;t quite the case.</p> <p>The source also indicates the phablet&rsquo;s specifications. It hints that there&rsquo;ll be two versions of the phablet &ndash; one that runs on Snapdragon 805 (with a model designation of N910S) and another that runs on Exynos (to go by the model designation of N910C).</p> <p>In addition, both versions supposedly have 4GB of RAM and a 16MP OIS camera. The imminent unveil is only a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note/samsung-unveiling-its-note-4-soon/news">few weeks away (3 September)</a>, so we&rsquo;ve to wait till then to debunk the rumours.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rumour-samsung-launching-note-4-apple-showing-iphone-september/news">September is smartphone month, thanks to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Apple iPhone 6&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and images: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/galaxy_note_4_listing_points_to_a_600_price_tag_two_versions-news-9340.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could cost more than S$1000" alt="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could cost more than S$1000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gsmarena_002.jpg?1408090018" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/samsung-galaxy-note-4-could-cost-more-s1000/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/samsung-galaxy-note-4-could-cost-more-s1000/news#comments Android Samsung Smartphones Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:00:32 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1444901 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo quietly outs its N1 Mini in Malaysia, coming to Singapore soon http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/oppo-quietly-outs-its-n1-mini/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 15/08/14: The Oppo N1 Mini will be available in Singapore from 16 August, for S$549 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Oppo quietly outs its N1 Mini " alt="Oppo quietly outs its N1 Mini " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo.jpg?1408076617" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Why so secretive Oppo? Just yesterday, the Chinese electronics vendor <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/oppo-s-n1-mini-will-most-likely-bring-picture-taking-whole-new-level/news">released a teaser of its Oppo N1 Mini</a>, giving us a glimpse into what to expect from the smartphone. But apparently, the vendor&rsquo;s released the device, in the quietest way possible.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What can we expect? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just as the teaser indicated, the N1 Mini is adept to shooting in 24MP ultra-HD mode although it features a 13MP swirling camera (perfect for all those selfies and wefies). In addition, it has a 5in HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, as well as 4G LTE support.</p> <p>It&#39;s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with an Adreno 305 GPU and 1.6Hz Cortex-A7 processor, and will run on the company&rsquo;s Color operating system based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.</p> <p>The Oppo N1 Mini is selling in Malaysia for RM1398 (about S$546). As expected, it&#39;s a slightly pricier unit for a budget smartphone. But considering its specs and features, it&#39;s worthy of its value. &nbsp;</p> <p>The smartphone is expected to rollout in other countries, including Singapore, in the coming days.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/find-7/oppo-find-7/review">Oppo Find 7 review</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/oppo_n1_mini_quietly_launched_specs_detailed-news-9246.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="435" title="Oppo quietly outs its N1 Mini " alt="Oppo quietly outs its N1 Mini " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/op.jpeg?1408076617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Singapore availability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>UPDATED 15/08/14: The Oppo N1 Mini will be available in Singapore from 16 August, for S$549. You can get it from M1 and SingTel exclusive retailers, in addition to authorised Oppo retailers. Along with the Oppo N1 Mini, the company&#39;s also taken the wraps off its S$219 Neo 5 smartphone.</p> <p>If you haven&#39;t yet heard of the Neo 5 smartphone, it&#39;s a 4G compatible device that boasts a &nbsp;4.5in TFT display,&nbsp;a quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB RAM,&nbsp;4GB internal storage (that can be expanded to 32GB),&nbsp;ColorOS 1.4 based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean,&nbsp;a 5MP rear snapper and a 1900mAh battery. For an entry level 4G device, it&#39;s worth having a look at.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/oppo-quietly-outs-its-n1-mini/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/oppo-quietly-outs-its-n1-mini/news#comments Android Oppo Smartphones Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:21:39 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1444163 at http://www.stuff.tv Phunk Limited Edition HTC One (M8) puts bespoke art in your pocket http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/phunk-limited-edition-htc-one-m8-puts-bespoke-art-your-pocket/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good luck getting hold of one though - a mere 64 have been made </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Phunk Limited Edition HTC One (M8)" alt="Phunk Limited Edition HTC One (M8)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-onem8-phunk.jpg?1408074182" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>HTC has teamed up with Singapore art collective Phunk Studio to design a limited-edition version of the One (M8).</p> <p>The teams worked together to design the smartphone&rsquo;s revised exterior, with the primary theme of &ldquo;Wonderment&rdquo; driving the result. You can catch a glimpse at the creative process of the two parties in the video below.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Phunk&rsquo;s involvement comes in advance of an exhibition that will stop in Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore, and is taking place during the studio&rsquo;s 20th year of existence. The group has previously worked with such corporate heavy-hitters as Nike and Levi&rsquo;s.</p> <p>According to HTC, the device signals the beginning of its &ldquo;Here&rsquo;s to Creativity&rdquo; campaign for 2014, following <a href="http://blog.htc.com/2013/09/the-htc-one-mini-by-david-koma/">last year&rsquo;s One Mini variant</a> from fashion designer David Koma. Perhaps we&rsquo;ll see even more slick, nearly-impossible-to-get designs before the year&rsquo;s through.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.htc.com/uk/campaign/heres-to-creativity/limited-editions/">HTC</a>, <a href="http://blog.htc.com/2014/08/phunk-htc-one-m8/">HTC Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/how-ruin-best-looking-phone-world-step-1-pink/news">How to ruin the best looking phone in the world - Step 1: PINK</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zud1CNS62ks" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/phunk-limited-edition-htc-one-m8-puts-bespoke-art-your-pocket/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/phunk-limited-edition-htc-one-m8-puts-bespoke-art-your-pocket/news#comments HTC One (M8) Smartphones Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:31:03 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1444898 at http://www.stuff.tv 6 ways to take awesome low-light smartphone snaps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-take-great-low-light-photos-your-phone/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Never be disappointed with your blurry smartphone snaps again. These tips will get you good results in gloomy conditions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="How to take great low light photos with your phone" alt="How to take great low light photos with your phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/phone-camera-main-image.jpg?1408514429" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don&#39;t lie, you&#39;re often pretty disappointed with the pics you&#39;ve taken on your smartphone. That&#39;s because phone cameras, for the most part, are notoriously bad in low light. But fear not! We&rsquo;ve put together some tips for shooting in murky conditions. Read on and you&rsquo;ll be a regular David Bailey in no time.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Whatever you do, don&#039;t use the touchscreen shutter button! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In low light, the shutter will be open for longer so any movement from the phone will result in blurring. Tapping the screen&rsquo;s shutter button can make the phone shift slightly, so if you can avoid it you should.</p> <p>Some phones feature hardware shutter buttons for the camera (all Windows Phones do!), which will result in less movement, and did you know that the iPhone&rsquo;s headphone cable can be used as a shutter release? Hook up the Apple headphones, open up the camera app and press the volume up button to take a shot.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 928" alt="Nokia Lumia 928" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-928.jpg?1408514429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Keep it super steady </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Use a tabletop, rock, tree branch or similar surface to keep your phone steady while you shoot &ndash; or even better, invest in a tripod or other support. The <a href="http://www.breffo.com/collections/spiderpodium">Breffo Spiderpodium</a> and <a href="http://joby.com/smartphones/">Joby GripTight</a> will work with any model of smartphone, while the <a href="http://www.studioneat.com/products/glif">Glif</a> stand for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 allows you to attach it to any standard tripod or monopod.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Joby GripTight" alt="Joby GripTight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/joby-griptight.jpg?1408514429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Throw a touch of light on it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Naturally, one of the best solutions to low light shooting to is provide more light. Your phone probably has an LED light that will light subjects close up, but it&rsquo;ll likely leave images looking flat and lifeless due to it falling directly on the subject. Experiment with lamps, candles and other sources, and try lighting subjects from the side &ndash; you&rsquo;ll find the images generally turn out far more interesting.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/59812035@N00/307122830/in/photolist-t95Vd-tKaB6-tYNKd-w4Aru-ybQN7-ydW34-CfBnm-CfBqq-CMX99-ECmUx-JTTqw-Pz5gE-PzEEg-28BHGK-2vNiYh-494M8o-4dW2GZ-4dW6CP-4dZYob-4e14tY-4ezqzJ-4g6kaT-4gam2S-4gYQJ4-4ii5bC-4xvZn2-4R521u-51Nx44-56SZMy-5bGSqM-5fo1F8-5fo1Ft-5fo1JF-5fo1K6-5fo1Lc-5fo1LM-5fo1MR-5fo1Na-5fo1NT-5fo1PR-5fo1T6-5fsonY-5fsoqw-5fsor5-5fsosq-5fsosN-5fsouh-5fsouJ-5fsovs-5fsowW-5fsoxd">Scott Fitzgerald</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Candlelight portrait" alt="Candlelight portrait" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/candlelight-portrait.jpg?1408514429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. Settings are there to be tweaked </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Many phone cameras are basic, straightforward tools with little support for manual settings, but you may be able to adjust the exposure, white balance and possibly ISO &ndash; try digging into the settings menu and seeing what&rsquo;s their. Setting a higher ISO can result in sharper low light images because it ups the sensitivity, but has the side effect of making the image grainier through digital noise &ndash; so it&rsquo;s a bit of a balancing act.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One camera" alt="HTC One camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-camera.jpg?1408514429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Get app happy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While many apps that claim to boost your camera&rsquo;s low light ability are about as useful as an inflatable dartboard, there are some that can help you achieve better results. Slow Shutter (S$1.28, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/slow-shutter-cam/id357404131?mt=8">iTunes</a>) does what it says on the tin, keeping the shutter open for longer and thus sucking in far more light (a tripod or support of some kind is a must here). Snapseed (Free, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/snapseed/id439438619?mt=8">iTunes</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&amp;hl=en">Google Play</a>) is a fantastic photo editor that will allow you to draw some extra brightness out of dark areas of the image. There&rsquo;s not much any piece of software can do if the image is blurry, though, so make sure you shoot with a steady hand.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Snapseed" alt="Snapseed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snapseed-on-android.jpg?1408514429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Embrace the grain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Grainy shots can actually look attractively moody, especially in black and white, so try throwing a filter on them using Instagram, Snapseed or another editing app. In fact, coloured filters can go a long way towards saving an otherwise poor low light shot.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/keoni101/5196311746/sizes/l/in/photolist-8VbsrQ-eofhkM-93Y2RE-cKCNjy-8UAoSq-8XguaX-94bQ2k-dBXzuu-9TtwUK-9SMWd4-e1tc2f-8WR4B6-94F9hg-cC7NqQ-9ryAyR-cLeN4b-8WVpD6-aoA2Ve-cLLVpJ-bxkMkV-8PCbo5-92DH84-93NRYU-8NRohT-a4j2pw-91FE7X-8UEpEB-8PHRKv-95M2Uz-8Z3PGp-8P7Pq1-92jbNf-8EV4te-9fNk5c-bdd9ea-93f7Yi-8YHFzX-8Nw18v-bDrgf1-bdd8aZ-8ZPzeo-8WFjH2-8ZL6mp-8ZXpLt-8YBAHv-93HSAV-91n1eB-9aRwv9-8ZJFXa-8YFZfg-8u6hR1/">Keoni Cabral</a></em><br />&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Embrace the grain" alt="Embrace the grain" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/grainy-low-light.jpg?1408514429" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take awesome low-light photos with your smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join our low-light photo masterclass, it&#039;s free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/great-low-light-photo.jpg?1408514429" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-take-great-low-light-photos-your-phone/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-take-great-low-light-photos-your-phone/feature#comments Cameras How to Smartphones Fri, 15 Aug 2014 01:25:00 +0000 vincent-chang 1424697 at http://www.stuff.tv Thailand confirms two new iPhones, Apple goes into panic mode http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/thailand-confirms-two-new-iphones-apple-goes-panic-mode/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple upset at what Thailand calls a &#039;routine disclosure&#039; for the sake of consumers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Thailand confirms two new iPhones, Apple goes into panic mode" alt="Thailand confirms two new iPhones, Apple goes into panic mode" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ip_0.jpeg?1408074476" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple is in full damage control-mode after Thailand announced the approval of two iPhone models into the country.</p> <p>The announcement was followed, uncharacteristically, by a tweet about the announcement. Apple has already met with Thai officials about the disclosure which has pretty much confirmed the rumour that the next iPhone launch will see not one, but two new phones from Apple.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Official Tweet leaks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The tweet by Takorn Tantasith, Secretary General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) (roughly translated) only stated that the iPhone 6 had been approved for sale.</p> <p>No information besides the model numbers (A1586 and A1524) were released but Apple is still upset, saying the announcement released confidential information. Tantasith defended his move saying there was nothing that could be called a trade secret that was leaked, defending his action as a way to protect consumers.</p> <p>The good news for Thai Apple users is that the &#39;leak&#39; will not affect Apple&#39;s plans to sell the iPhone in the country. So it does look as though besides Singapore, Thailand might be another Asian country besides Hong Kong and perhaps China to see the iPhone 6 first. There&#39;s some slim hope for Malaysia but it&#39;s far likelier that the country will be in the second wave.</p> <p>Seeing that both models were approved in Thailand, then it&#39;s pretty much certain that Apple will be pushing out both the new phone models at the same time. 9 September looks to be the official launch date and we&#39;ll be sure to keep you updated.</p> <p><strong>READ MOR</strong>E:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6">What to expect from the iPhone 6 and some of the craziest things written about it</a></p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/08/14/apple-thailand-iphone-6/" target="_blank">MacRumors</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="790" height="425" title="Thailand confirms two new iPhones, Apple goes into panic mode" alt="Thailand confirms two new iPhones, Apple goes into panic mode" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter_takorn_0.jpg?1408074476" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/thailand-confirms-two-new-iphones-apple-goes-panic-mode/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/thailand-confirms-two-new-iphones-apple-goes-panic-mode/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:54:08 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1444894 at http://www.stuff.tv