Apple http://www.stuff.tv/apple/news en-GB Fully Charged: Ghostbusters reboot cast and release date, iOS 8.1.3 trims space needs, and bid farewell to the Surface 2 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-ghostbusters-reboot-cast-and-release-date-ios-813-cuts-down-space-needs-and-bid- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech and gadget news you need to start the day informed </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="Who you gonna call?" alt="Fully Charged: Ghostbusters reboot cast and release date, iOS 8.1.3 trims space " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ghostbusters-logo_0.png?1422441341" /> </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="/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ghostbusters reboot details </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>Yesterday, we heard about early plans to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-indiana-jones-film-planned-and-disney-wants-chris-pratt-lead/news">revive <em>Indiana Jones</em></a>, and now we have details on another classic film franchise about to receive the reboot treatment: <em>Ghostbusters</em>. We&rsquo;ve heard in recent months that it&rsquo;s being reimagined with a female cast, and now thanks to a report from The Hollywood Reporter and a tweet from director Paul Feig, we know who that will be.</p> <p>Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy - who both broke out in Feig&rsquo;s <em>Bridesmaids</em> - are the best-known of the quartet, and they&rsquo;ll be joined by current <em>Saturday Night Live</em> actresses Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. It&rsquo;s slated to shoot this summer in New York, and Feig later tweeted that the film will hit cinemas on 22 July 2016. Who you gonna call? Hilarious women, it seems!</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/new-all-female-ghostbusters-cast-767610">The Hollywood Reporter</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/paulfeig/status/560178147954421760">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/fully-charged-lego-ghostbusters-are-official-and-little-tikes-toy-car-becomes-70mph-hot-hatch/n">LEGO Ghostbusters are official</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-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"> iOS 8.1.3 requires less space </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 has taken some flak for just how much space is needed to install iOS 8 updates on a device - so much so that the OS footprint recently&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-sued-over-deceptive-device-storage-space-due-ios-8-size/news">led to a lawsuit</a>. But with yesterday&rsquo;s launch of iOS 8.1.3, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won&rsquo;t need nearly as much room freed up to remain up to date.</p> <p>On an iPhone 6, updating from 8.1.2 to 8.1.3 requires a download of just 247MB, which is trimmed down significantly from some bulbous earlier updates. In addition to cutting down the download sizes, this update addresses issues with Apple IDs, Spotlight, and multitasking gestures on iPad, along with adding new options for educational users. And since we haven&rsquo;t heard mass reports of this update breaking devices, we&rsquo;d say to go ahead and grab it at your leisure.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/27/7922483/apple-releases-ios-8-1-3-less-free-space-needed">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-801-released-then-pulled-breaking-iphone-6-cell-service-and-touch-id/news">iOS 8.0.1 released, then pulled after breaking iPhone 6 cell service and Touch ID functionality</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="900" title="iOS 8" alt="iOS 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ios8-preview_0.jpg?1422441341" /> </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"> Surface 2 manufacturing ends </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>Planning to pick up a Surface 2? We&rsquo;d probably advise against it at this point, seeing as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/standard-surface-tablets-won-t-be-upgraded-windows-10/news">Windows 10 isn&rsquo;t coming</a> to the year-old tablet - but if you&rsquo;re set on it, you&rsquo;d better act fast. Microsoft has confirmed that it has ended production on the device to focus instead on the Surface Pro 3, and that current supplies of the lower-end tablet are the last.</p> <p>The Surface 2 runs Windows RT, which makes it incompatible with traditional Windows apps, and Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 won&rsquo;t make it onto such devices. However, the company plans to bring some new features and functionality to RT tablets via an update down the line.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/27/7918209/microsoft-is-no-longer-manufacturing-the-surface-2">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/standard-surface-tablets-won-t-be-upgraded-windows-10/news">Sorry converta-fans, Microsoft&rsquo;s standard Surface tablets won&rsquo;t be updated to Windows 10</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="900" title="Microsoft Surface 2" alt="Microsoft Surface 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-surface-2_2.jpg?1422441341" /> </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"> Fantastic Four trailer released </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><em>Avengers: Age of Ultron</em> isn&rsquo;t the only Marvel supergroup film due out this summer: Fox is also rebooting the <em>Fantastic Four</em> with Miles Teller as Mister Fantastic, Kate Mara as Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch, and Jamie Bell as The Thing.</p> <p>The trailer shows a stark aesthetic contrast to the earlier <em>Fantastic Four</em> films, with a strong Christopher Nolan-esque (The Dark Knight trilogy) sensibility going on. Hopefully director Josh Trank&#39;s take be a lot better than those past entries, as well.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-BVs-KCSiA">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-new-avengers-age-ultron-trailer-car-being-3d-printed-detroit-auto-show-and-man-c">Here&rsquo;s the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer</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/e-BVs-KCSiA" 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> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-ghostbusters-reboot-cast-and-release-date-ios-813-cuts-down-space-needs-and-bid-#comments Apple Film and TV iOS 8 Microsoft Surface Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458673 at http://www.stuff.tv It's official: Apple Watch will ship in April, says Tim Cook http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Well, that settles it: Apple’s first smartwatch is three months out from release </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="Apple Watch" alt="Apple Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-watch-trio_0.jpg?1422399685" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>First announced last autumn, the Apple Watch was initially pegged for an early 2015 release. Would it be a quick post-Christmas release in January, or was it going to be more like March?</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="/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-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/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news#comments Apple Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:56:51 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458638 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Watch hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 26/01/15: Apple Watch could hit shelves in March, says analyst </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="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/watch-8.JPG?1422284189" /> </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="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Apple Watch - as it&#39;s officially known - has been unveiled.</p> <p>After months of hints and mystery, Apple has finally taken the plunge and joined the battle for your wrist with its own smartwatch.&nbsp;</p> <p>As you&rsquo;d expect with a brand spanking new bit of Apple tech, the Apple Watch has polarised opinion. Some have hailed it as the new Best Thing Ever, some have decried it as Just Another Smartwatch.</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"> £0.00 </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> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US$350 </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 and build </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>Build quality is what you&rsquo;d expect from Apple: light (very light) but strong, and slim, too.</p> <p>The Apple Watch is not nearly as slim as the iPhone 6, and it&rsquo;s flat, so in form factor it&rsquo;s not radically different from the other smartwatches on the market. But Apple has been careful to keep it from looking bulky, and even the larger version didn&rsquo;t look out of place on a dainty female wrist.&nbsp;</p> <p>The dial &ndash;&nbsp;sorry, Digital Crown &ndash;&nbsp;looks less obtrusive in real life than it does in Apple&rsquo;s promo shots. It&rsquo;s smaller than the dials on most men&rsquo;s watches, but it&rsquo;s also very easy to access.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re going to use the phrase &lsquo;knob feel&rsquo; here, so brace yourself: the Apple Watch&rsquo;s knob feel is light, with very little resistance and no click. It&rsquo;s a great piece of design, allowing you to move things on screen without covering them with your clumsy great prodfingers.</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/WmtXRpAitrM" 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="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-3.JPG?1422284189" /> </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 Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-4.JPG?1422284189" /> </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="899" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-5.JPG?1422284189" /> </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 </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 screen is bright and crisp, and looked at from the kind of glancing angles you&rsquo;d expect to look at a watch screen from &ndash; edge-on while riding a bike or balancing in a crowded train &ndash; words and pictures remained nicely readable.</p> <p>While some of the watch faces look fantastic, this watch will never be able to ape posh fashion watches in the same way as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a>. Well, not circular posh fashion watches, anyway.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 revealed: hands-on review&nbsp;</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="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-2.JPG?1422284189" /> </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 Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-6.JPG?1422284189" /> </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"> Taptic feedback </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 demo unit we tried on was running a loop of app demos, a couple of which (including the heartbeat-sharing app) used the &lsquo;taptic engine&rsquo;, as Apple calls it, or buzzer, as we&rsquo;re going to call it.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not exactly Haptic Feedback Review Monthly, but there is a difference between nuanced haptics and a flat buzz &ndash; Valve&rsquo;s Steam Controller, for example, uses it to fool your hands into thinking you&rsquo;re holding something with a different shape &ndash; and we think it&rsquo;s an area that will become increasingly important as wearable tech becomes more popular.</p> <p>The haptics in the Apple Watch have that sort of nuanced feel, with the heartbeat delivered as a softly detailed pulse.</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 Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-7.JPG?1422284189" /> </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 Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-10.JPG?1422284189" /> </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"> Apple Watch App </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 12/01/14: </strong>The Apple Watch app has been leaked to <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/13/apple-watch-iphone-companion-app-revealed-with-new-watch-features-monograms/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>, and it reveals some of the features we can expect to see from Apple&#39;s clever timepiece.</p> <p>Aside from the standard notification features we&#39;ve come to expect from all smartwatches, the app reveals other functionality, including the ability to have the Watch vibrate during turn-by-turn directions.</p> <p>The Apple Watch can also nag you to stand up if you&#39;ve been sitting down for the first 50 minutes of an hour, which is a setting we&#39;ll probably turn off immediately.</p> <p>Notifications themselves can also be customised. You could, for example, set it so that text messages from certain people are pushed to the Watch, while other less important contacts&#39; messages are left off your wrist. That&#39;s a feature we&#39;d like to see in Android Wear, as it&#39;s all too easy to get bogged down in irrelevant notifications.</p> <p>The app also confirms that you&#39;ll need to enter a four-digit passcode each time you purchase anything using the Watch. You&#39;ll also need to enter it if the sensors detect that you&#39;ve taken the watch off.</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="449" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch.jpg?1422284189" /> </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"> 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>Is the Apple Watch a revolutionary piece of hardware? Yes and no. No, because it&rsquo;s not a completely different kind of smartwatch, but as with all things Apple, the hardware &ndash; even if it&rsquo;s nicer than anyone else&rsquo;s &ndash; is only half the story.</p> <p>As with the iPhone, the Apple Watch has a hulking great advantage in the apps department, something that was obvious from its unveling: where Google tends to talk about the amazing potential of Android Wear, Apple talks about big brands that are already signed up and making apps for its platform &ndash; apps to find your car, let you into your hotel room, control your smart heating or track and share your exercise, not to mention shopping with Apple Pay.</p> <p>For that reason, the Apple Watch may be the device that brings the smartwatch to the masses and gets the wearable revolution revolving.</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="898" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-1.JPG?1422284189" /> </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"> When can you strap in? </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&#39;s being cagey about when, exactly, you&#39;ll be able to slip an Apple Watch onto your wrist; it says only that the Watch will be available in early 2015. Prices will start at US$350 (&pound;215), and it&#39;ll be available in three different variants: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.</p> <p><strong>Update 01/10/14:</strong> Taiwanese site <a href="http://www.appledaily.com.tw/" target="_blank">Apple Daily </a>believes that production of the Apple Watch will kick off in January next year, with a release date slated for mid-February. Could the Apple Watch be the most expensive Valentine&#39;s Day present you&#39;ve ever bought? We&#39;ll just have to wait and see...</p> <p><strong>Update 03/11/14:</strong> An anonymous source has provided <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/10/31/historical-implications-made-apple-watch-more-difficult-to-design-than-original-iphone-jony-ive-says" target="_blank">9to5mac</a> with a transcript from a video in which Apple&nbsp;Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts states that the Apple Watch will be out in Spring next year.</p> <p>The earliest we could see the Apple Watch then, is March next year, which technically falls in line with Apple&#39;s &quot;early 2015&quot; release date.</p> <p><strong>Update 07/01/15:</strong> It does seem as though the Apple Watch will arrive in stores this March. <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/06/apple-watch-launch/">9to5Mac</a> reports that &quot;several&quot; sources have revealed that Apple will begin training select US employees (one or two per Apple Store) from February 9th-16th, with a view to them returning to their stores and training the rest of the staff afterwards. The report says that a March retail launch is the current goal, but there&#39;s always a possibility that software development and manufacturing issues could see that pushed back.</p> <p><strong>Update 13/01/15:</strong>&nbsp;Another chunk of evidence supporting a March release date is outed. This time it&#39;s a screenshot (courtesy of <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/12/latest-ios-8-2-iphone-beta-adds-apple-watch-bluetooth-support-confirms-app/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>) from the iOS 8.2 beta, which shows off a section in the Bluetooth settings promting users that want to connect an Apple Watch to use the official app. iOS 8.2 is due to be released in March, adding fuel to the fire of a March release date.</p> <p><strong>Update 26/01/15:</strong>&nbsp;Ming-Chi Kuo, an <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2015/01/24/apple-watch-march-12-inch-macbook-early-2015/" target="_blank">analyst for KGI Securites</a> with a decent rack record when it comes to predictions believes that the Apple Watch will begin shipping in March, supporting previous rumours. If true then we shouldn&#39;t have too long to wait before the iWrist era kicks off.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5-weigh/news" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: the weigh-in</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="704" height="396" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untitled-2_7.jpg?1422284189" /> </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"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <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"> Apple Watch hands-on </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"> It&#039;s about time: Apple takes the wraps off its smart timepiece </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review#comments Apple Smartwatches Watch Wearable tech Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:54:38 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1427850 at http://www.stuff.tv The dimple on the back of the Nexus 6 was going to be a fingerprint scanner - until Apple came along http://www.stuff.tv/apple/dimple-back-nexus-6-was-going-be-fingerprint-scanner-until-apple-came-along/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola&#039;s ex-CEO confirms what could have been </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="The dimple on the back of the Nexus 6 was going to be a fingerprint scanner - until Apple came along" alt="The dimple on the back of the Nexus 6 was going to be a fingerprint scanner - un" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nexus-6-20_0.jpg?1422276236" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>That dimple on the rear of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-6/review" target="_blank">Nexus 6</a> looks rather nice. Bordering Motorola&#39;s &#39;M&#39;, it brings a little design flavour to the mix, and that&#39;s always a good thing.</p> <p>But it could have been much more.</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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</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-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/apple/dimple-back-nexus-6-was-going-be-fingerprint-scanner-until-apple-came-along/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/dimple-back-nexus-6-was-going-be-fingerprint-scanner-until-apple-came-along/news#comments Apple Google Motorola Nexus 6 Smartphones Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:37:13 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1458536 at http://www.stuff.tv Macbook Air with Retina display http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-retina-display/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All we know about Apple&#039;s super-slim Retina Display-toting laptop UPDATED 23/01/15 with alleged leaked photos </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="Could this be the year of the super-slim Retina MacBook?" alt="Macbook Air with Retina display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MacBook%20Air_0_1.jpg?1422015148" /> </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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite having a minor refresh with a slightly faster processor, the MacBook Air is due a proper upgrade.</p> <p>For too long now, it&#39;s sulked around with its non-Retina display, and we expect this to be the year where Apple blesses it with bucketloads of pixels.</p> <p>Here&#39;s everything we think we know about the MacBook Air with Retina display so far:</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"> £-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"> New size, Retina at last </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>Numerous rumours point to the new MacBook Air arriving with a 12in screen, and it&#39;s expected to have Retina display powers at long last.</p> <p>The current MacBook Air is lagging behind in the resolution wars, watching jealously from the side lines as its MacBook Pro and iPad cousins all strut around showing off their pixel packed Retina displays, and it&#39;s definitely long overdue for some pixel loving.</p> <p>Past rumours come courtesy of Canalys analyst Daniel Matte, who believes the new Retina MacBook Air will land with a 12in (well, 11.8in, to be exact) Retina display, with a 2732 x 1536 resolution.&nbsp;</p> <p>This makes perfect sense, as it matches the exact 264ppi count of the current iPad Air. This means that Apple should be able to manufacture a larger panel without too much hassle.</p> <p>The proposed resolution is also exactly four times the existing MacBook Air&#39;s 1366 x 1536 resolution, so scaling up apps shouldn&#39;t pose any problems.</p> <p>It&#39;s unclear at this stage whether or not a 12in Retina MacBook Air will replace both the existing 11in and 13in models, but given the fact that they&#39;ve both been recently refreshed with newer Intel processors, we expect at least one of them to stick around, at a lower price point.</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="It&#039;s about time" alt="Macbook Air with Retina display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook-air-1.jpg?1422015148" /> </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><strong>Update 23/01/15:</strong> We may have our first legitimate look at the Retina MacBook Air. Chinese Apple fan blog <a href="http://www.ifanr.com/486176" target="_blank">IFanR</a> has posted what it claims are spy shots of the laptop&#39;s display unit. If these are the real deal, they prove that it&#39;ll be extremely thin and somewhere in between the 13in and 11in MacBook Air models in terms of size &ndash; not much surprising there. More surprising is that the Apple logo on the display&#39;s rear doesn&#39;t appear to be translucent, but solid black like an iPad&#39;s.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/12in-retina-display-rumoured-2014-macbook-air/news" target="_blank">12in Retina display rumoured for 2014 MacBook Air</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="1600" title="The alleged 12in MacBook Air display unit next to an iPad" alt="The alleged 12in MacBook Air display unit next to an iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/12in-mba-with-ipad-width_2.jpg?1422015148" /> </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="An iPad on top of the alleged 12in MacBook Air" alt="An iPad on top of the alleged 12in MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/12in-mba-with-ipad.jpg?1422015148" /> </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 12in MacBook Air Retina atop a 13in MacBook Air" alt="The 12in MacBook Air Retina atop a 13in MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/12in-mba-with-13in-mba.jpg?1422015148" /> </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"> Fanless </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>Another tasty rumour that&#39;s been circulating the iRumour mill is that the new Retina MacBook Air will land without a fan.</p> <p>Removing the fan will not only result in near-silent operation, but the Air&#39;s already wafer-thin profile could be slimmed down even more, eliminating the wedge shape once and for all.</p> <p>We could also see a slight increase in battery life as a result of the fan removal, and overheating will be a concern that Apple has undoubtedly addressed.</p> <p>The main overheating issue lies with the processor. If it generates too much heat, the whole device will automatically shutdown to prevent any permanent damage, so the more energy efficient the processor, the better, as less heat will be generated. Speaking of which:</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="Could it possibly get any thinner?" alt="Macbook Air with Retina display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook1_0.jpg?1422015148" /> </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"> New silicon </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>Although Apple has recently updated the MacBook Air line to Intel&#39;s marginally faster 1.4GHz i5 processors from the older 1.3GHz ones, we expect the Retina Macbook Air to have a much large change under the hood.</p> <p>Intel&#39;s upcoming 14nm Broadwell processors promise to be even more power efficient than than the existing Haswell range, which will help keep temperatures down despite the lack of a cooling fan. The increased efficiency should also contribute to a longer battery life.</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="More power" alt="Macbook Air with Retina display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook6_1.jpg?1422015148" /> </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"> Clickless touchpad </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>According to Chinese site Weiphone, the new MacBook Air will also ditch the mechanical trackpad for a non-clickable variant.&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;re not sure exactly how the new trackpad will work at this stage, but Apple has filed for a buttonless trackpad patent in the past. The patent describes how multiple sensors and an actuator can mimic clicking a button, so we could see this technology make its debut in the Air.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-fanlesss-12in-macbook-and-macbook-air-updates-incoming/news" target="_blank">New fanless 12in MacBook Air incoming</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="600" height="450" title="Can&#039;t click this" alt="Macbook Air with Retina display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lolol.jpg?1422015148" /> </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"> 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>Despite the new minor MacBook Air refresh, we could see Tim Cook announce the new Retina MacBook Air on stage at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apples-wwdc-set-2-june-ios-8-here-we-come/news" target="_blank">WWDC 2014 on 2 June</a>.</p> <p>Due to manufacturing niggles, Intel&#39;s Broadwell chips won&#39;t be launching till the second half of the year, but that could still give Apple enough time for an August launch, which has been speculated by Evercore Partners analyst Patrick Wang.</p> <p>While there&#39;s no solid word on a price for the new Retina MacBook Air, we could see Apple keep the recently lowered starting price of &pound;750, with even the top-end model starting at less than &pound;1000.</p> <p>That&#39;s all the info we have for the time being, but we&#39;ll update this preview with more information as and when we get it, so stay tuned.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6: price, release date, specs - all we think we know</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="1600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/12in-mba-with-ipad-width_1.jpg?1422015148" /> </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> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-retina-display/review#comments Apple Laptops MacBook Air Thu, 01 May 2014 16:25:13 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1436459 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Watch battery life potentially revealed http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-potentially-revealed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s (roughly) how long you&#039;ll be able to rock your Watch in between charges </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="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" alt="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-watch-trio.jpg?1422014457" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Battery life expectations for the upcoming Apple i̶W̶a̶t̶c̶h̶ <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Watch </a>have leaked online, giving us a glimpse of what sort of life we can expect to squeeze out of it in between charges.</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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</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>Apple has reportedly been stress-testing the Watch&#39;s battery life using stock and third-party apps. Source report that Apple is aiming for 2.5 hours of heavy application use, which includes intensive gameplay. That gets bumped up to 3.5 hours of standard app use, and up to four hours of pure fitness tracking.</p> <p>And as an actual watch? Well, we&#39;re apparently looking at three hours of displaying an always-on clock face with watch ticking animations, if nothing else is used on the device.</p> <p>Overall, Apple is aiming for two or three days in standby/low-power mode, with roughly a full day of usage.</p> <p>If you&#39;re a current user of an Android Wear watch like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch-r/review" target="_blank">LG G Watch R</a>, then these numbers will seem low. Considering that the G Watch R can last one and a half days with an always-on watch face, the Apple Watch&#39;s three hour figure looks paltry in comparison. And that&#39;s putting it mildly.</p> <p>There are of course, some things to consider. The Apple Watch&#39;s processor and 60fps screen &nbsp;are clearly hungry for power. While that appears to have a negative impact on battery life, it could also make up for it with high quality apps - an area which Android Wear is currently lacking in.</p> <p>As long as the Apple Watch lasts a day with moderate use, then that&#39;s fine by us. If people are left with expensive bricks on their wrists come dinner time however, then we expect there&#39;ll be quite a few disappointed gadgeteers out there come launch day.</p> <p>We&#39;ll be sure to put the Apple Watch through its paces when we have our final review unit on our wrists, so stay tuned for a proper battery life rundown and our final impressions.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch preview</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[<a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/22/apple-targets-for-apple-watch-battery-life-revealed-a5-caliber-cpu-inside/" target="_blank">9to5mac</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="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" alt="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/magsafe-apple-watch_0.jpg?1422014457" /> </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 Watch battery life performance is revealed" alt="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-watch-edition_0.jpg?1422014457" /> </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/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-potentially-revealed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-potentially-revealed/news#comments Apple Watch Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:58 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1458337 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Watch battery life reportedly lasts an average waking day, but not much longer http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-reportedly-lasts-average-waking-day-not-much-longer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest leak says Apple’s mixed-use benchmark could last you ’til bed - maybe </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="Apple Watch" alt="Apple Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-watch-photo_0.JPG?1421966745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Battery life has been the biggest remaining question mark for the Apple Watch. Tim Cook said it&rsquo;ll need a nightly charge, but how close to the edge will you push it on an average day? Probably pretty close.</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="/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>Playing games or directly interacting with graphics-intense apps is likely to tax the battery more, which could generate the lower figure of about 2.5 hours of active use, while less-intensive apps should give it more screen-on time during the day. And fitness tracking shouldn&rsquo;t be a big drain, as the report says the Watch is expected to hit nearly 4 consecutive hours of data recording.</p> <p>If those numbers all seem underwhelming, it&rsquo;s probably due to Apple&rsquo;s use of higher-end components. The S1 chip inside is said to be similar in performance to the A5 chip in the iPod touch, allowing the crisp Retina-quality display to deliver bright, colorful images at 60 frames per second.</p> <p>But if you&rsquo;ve got an especially long day and/or plan to spend a lot of time fiddling with Watch apps, then you might find yourself searching for a wall outlet before you&rsquo;re ready to call it a night. Hopefully Apple&rsquo;s made some recent strides to close the gap before its first wearable releases this spring.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/22/apple-targets-for-apple-watch-battery-life-revealed-a5-caliber-cpu-inside/">9to5Mac</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch hands-on review</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="900" title="Apple Watch" alt="Apple Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-watch-watchkit.jpg?1421966745" /> </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/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-reportedly-lasts-average-waking-day-not-much-longer/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-reportedly-lasts-average-waking-day-not-much-longer/news#comments Apple Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:41:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458266 at http://www.stuff.tv Report claims "iPad Pro" will be first Apple tablet to have its own stylus http://www.stuff.tv/apple/report-claims-ipad-pro-will-be-first-apple-tablet-have-its-own-stylus/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new super-sized iPad could be released alongside its very own digital scribbler </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="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/note-edge-11.jpg?1421681647" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Think Apple didn&#39;t do styluses? Think again. A new super-sized iPad could get its own electro-pen.&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="/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</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>According to report cited by AppleInsider, Apple will sell a stylus to go with the expected but as yet unannounced iPad Pro.The report, by industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, predicts that Apple will release a stylus in Q2 this year to go with its iPad Pro &ndash; the long-awaited super-sized iPad.</p> <p>Other companies such as Samsung have been releasing tablets and phablets with styluses for years - see its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review">Galaxy Note Edge</a>, pictured above.</p> <p>However, and true to form for Apple, Kuo predicts that instead of being bundled in with the iPad Pro, the stylus will be an optional accessory, likely aimed at the arty crowd.</p> <p>The predictions are based on a number of stylus-related patents filed by Apple, in addition to Kuo&#39;s own research. He has also predicted a new version of iOS for the larger-screened iPad that would introduce new features such as split screen multitasking.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/01/18/kgi-apple-likely-to-launch-stylus-to-enhance-upcoming-129-inch-ipad-user-experience">AppleInsider</a>]&nbsp;READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/report-claims-alleged-ipad-pro-will-be-rolled-out-later-expected/news">Report claims alleged iPad Pro will be later than expected</a> <p>&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-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> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/report-claims-ipad-pro-will-be-first-apple-tablet-have-its-own-stylus/news#comments Apple Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:23:15 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1458001 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Steve Jobs biopic begins filming, new Rock Band game plans teased, and The X-Files may return to TV http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-steve-jobs-biopic-begins-filming-new-rock-band-game-plans-teased-and-x-files-may <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the week well informed by reading the weekend’s top news tidbits </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="Steve Jobs" alt="Steve Jobs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stevejobs-upclose.jpg?1421652781" /> </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="/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Jobs biopic begins filming </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>Following months of &ldquo;who&rsquo;s in, who&rsquo;s out&rdquo; speculation over the director, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-christian-bale-probably-won-t-play-steve-jobs-wwe-network-launch-delayed-and-gra">stars</a>, and even the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-paul-mccartney-live-concert-google-cardboard-truly-amazing-kinect-tech-demo-and-">studio backing it</a>, the new Steve Jobs film has finally begun production. CNET reports that crew members completed setting up the famous garage scene that Jobs and partner Steve Wozniak first set up shop in during the early days of Apple - and it&#39;s in the actual, real-life garage at Jobs&#39; one-time home in Palo Alto, California.</p> <p>Aaron Sorkin, recently of <em>The Social Network</em> and <em>The Newsroom</em> fame, penned the script, while <em>Slumdog Millionaire</em> director Danny Boyle is helming the film. According to Sorkin, the film won&rsquo;t be a comprehensive overview of Jobs&#39; professional rise - unlike the rough <em>Jobs</em> starring Ashton Kutcher - but rather focus on three key product launches that he oversaw: the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT computer in 1988, and finally the iPod in 2001.</p> <p>Michael Fassbender is set to play Jobs, so at least the film has an excellent actor to anchor such a unique approach, while Seth Rogen is reportedly playing Wozniak, Jeff Daniels will portray former Apple CEO John Sculley, and Kate Winslet has taken an unspecified role.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/lights-camera-apple-filming-starts-for-new-steve-jobs-biopic/">CNET</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-michael-fassbender-play-steve-jobs-full-jurassic-world-trailer-and-gta5-leads-uk">Michael Fassbender to play Steve Jobs</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-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"> New Rock Band game teased via survey </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>Last week, Harmonix restarted the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/rock-band-releasing-first-new-downloadable-songs-nearly-two-years/news">release of new downloadable songs</a> for <em>Rock Band</em> on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 after nearly two years away, leading many to wonder if it was the first step towards properly reviving the franchise with a new-gen console entry.</p> <p>Well, the studio&rsquo;s new survey isn&rsquo;t going to dash those hopes. Offered to fans on Twitter on Friday, the survey inquires about users&#39; past series experience - but then switches gears and asks about which new systems they own, and if a new game were released, how they&rsquo;d want it to come (digital or physical, and game only or with instruments) and if they&rsquo;d pre-order such a game.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s still not an official confirmation of anything, obviously, but we doubt Harmonix would go live with something like this unless plans were seriously being considered - or finalized. Yes, please.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/RockBand/status/556151006011326465">Twitter</a> via <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2015/01/16/rock-band-survey-hints-at-modern-console-sequel/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/rock-band-releasing-first-new-downloadable-songs-nearly-two-years/news">Rock Band releasing first new downloadable songs in nearly two years</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="675" title="Rock Band 3" alt="Rock Band 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rockband3_0.jpg?1421652781" /> </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"> The X-Files might come back </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 once opined that <em>The X-Files</em> was one show that Netflix should use its money and muscle <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-cancelled-tv-shows-netflix-should-revive/news">to bring back</a>, but it may not be Netflix doing the deed - it might be Fox, the original network that aired the seminal sci-fi series from 1993 to 2002.</p> <p>Fox has confirmed that it&#39;s speaking with creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to figure out the logistics to make a revival possible, although complicated schedules could mean it doesn&rsquo;t happen for a while - if at all. But since the Internet seems to elevate and fuel collective fandom these days, there&rsquo;s bound to be solid interest whenever it gets sorted out.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://deadline.com/2015/01/x-files-reboot-talks-fox-1201352465/">Deadline</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-cancelled-tv-shows-netflix-should-revive/news">10 cancelled TV shows Netflix should revive</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="The X-Files" alt="The X-Files" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/x-files_0.jpg?1421652781" /> </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"> Moto 360 gets colourful leather band options </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>Not content with the leather band options that come standard on the Moto 360, and not really into flashy metal bands? Well, Motorola and Dodo have you covered with four new leather band options, all sold separately and easily appended to the Android Wear smart watch.</p> <p>Granted, it doesn&rsquo;t come too cheap: the red, green, blue, and tan options are priced at US$60&nbsp;(about &pound;40)&nbsp;apiece, which is twice the price of Motorola&rsquo;s own extra straps. But if you want to make your eye-catching wearable all the more distinctive, at least you&rsquo;ve got a few new officially-sanctioned selections.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.motorola.com/us/moto-360-bands/Moto-360-Dodo-Leather-Bands/moto360-bands-dodo.html">Motorola</a> via <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-starts-selling-four-new-colorful-leather-moto-360-bands-60">Android Central</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Motorola Moto 360 review</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="Moto 360 Dodo band" alt="Moto 360 Dodo band" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-moto360-dodobands.png?1421652781" /> </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> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-steve-jobs-biopic-begins-filming-new-rock-band-game-plans-teased-and-x-files-may#comments Apple Film and TV Gaming Moto 360 Motorola Smartwatches Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457949 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6-plus-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-4-weigh/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two tech giants, two giant phones – but which will we crown king of the phablets? </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="Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4" alt="Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-plus-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-4-01.jpg?1421488981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A few years ago, asking somebody what a &ldquo;phablet&rdquo; was would have got you nothing more than a blank stare (and possibly, if you were a nerd at a stereotypical American school, a Chinese burn for asking such a dumb geek question).</p> <p>But right now the world has gone mad for huge phones, so much so that even Apple, a company that once insisted nobody wanted a phone that had a larger than 3.5in screen, has produced a pocket-stretching flagship device with a 5.5in display: the iPhone 6 Plus.</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="/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"> Build and design </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>Given the respective companies&rsquo; past form, you might think a design dust-up between Apple and Samsung is always going to end with the former company winning. But looking at the two phones, this is a closer run thing than many might have predicted.</p> <p>The iPhone 6 Plus looks almost identical to its little brother the iPhone 6, except it&rsquo;s obviously much bigger. In fact, we&rsquo;d say it&rsquo;s a touch too big on reflection, considering its screen size: we&rsquo;d have expected miniaturisation specialists Apple to do a better job of keeping the phone as small as possible.</p> <p>With a seamless, curved metal body, it&rsquo;s quite comfortable to hold despite its size, and it&rsquo;s just 7.1mm thin and reasonably light at 172g. But there&rsquo;s something decidedly un-Apple about the feel and look of this phone: it&rsquo;s a little lacking in terms of &ldquo;premium-ness&rdquo; when compared to past iPhones.</p> <p>The Galaxy Note 4 isn&rsquo;t much thicker (8.5mm) or heavier (176g) than the 6 Plus, despite its larger screen dimensions &ndash; Samsung has done a fine job of keeping it as small as possible &ndash; and from the front it&rsquo;s an elegant-looking device. That said, the faux leather back panel shows that Samsung&rsquo;s design department hasn&rsquo;t shed its propensity for naff ideas, and the protruding camera lens and other bumps here and there cut down on the sleekness somewhat.</p> <p>Even so, the sheer unnecessary size of the iPhone 6 Plus has us plumping for the Note 4 in this round.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 4</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-vs-htc-one-m8-weigh/feature">Apple iPhone 6 vs HTC One (M8) - the weigh-in</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="4000" height="3000" title="The iPhone 6 Plus is prettier, but the Samsung Note 4 is better designed" alt="The iPhone 6 Plus is prettier, but the Samsung Note 4 is better designed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/build%20samsung%20note%204%20iphone%206%20plus.JPG?1421488981" /> </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 </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>Both these smartphones sit snugly in the phablet category thanks to their generously-proportioned displays. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5in screen while the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 offers a slightly roomier 5.7in screen. It might not sound like much of a jump, that 0.2in, but the Note 4&rsquo;s display does immediately seem a fair bit bigger than its counterpart&rsquo;s.</p> <p>There are differences beyond the size, however. The iPhone 6 Plus uses IPS LCD technology, and boasts a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (that&rsquo;s a pixel density of 401ppi, spec fans). Samsung has shot for the moon with its own screen, which uses AMOLED technology and offers a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (515ppi). That&rsquo;s 2K resolution, baby!</p> <p>Comparing the two screens side-by-side, we find the Galaxy Note 4&rsquo;s to be superior at rendering fine detail (as you&rsquo;d expect) and deep, inky blacks. If your viewing habits tend towards video, photos and games, it won&rsquo;t let you down one bit. It&rsquo;s not without minor issues, and for our money the iPhone 6 Plus offers better contrast (meaning it&rsquo;s better for web pages, ebooks and the like) more realistic colour reproduction, purer whites and wider viewing angles.</p> <p>But overall, the resolution and richness of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4&rsquo;s display put it firmly in first place in this round.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 4</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review">Meet the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge - the 3-sided Note 4</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="If rich colours and oodles of detail are your thing you&#039;ll love the Note 4" alt="If rich colours and oodles of detail are your thing you&#039;ll love the Note 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-4-review-screen_2.jpg?1421488981" /> </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 iPhone 6 Plus screen is fantastic, but hardly boundary-pushing" alt="The iPhone 6 Plus screen is fantastic, but hardly boundary-pushing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6_0_2.jpg?1421488981" /> </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 </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>If we&rsquo;re going on megapixel counts, the Galaxy Note 4&rsquo;s 16MP rear camera looks mightily more impressive on paper than the iPhone 6 Plus&rsquo;s 8MP snapper. But we know better than that, don&rsquo;t we &ndash; and in reality the two phones offer quite similar photographic performance from the main cameras.</p> <p>In good lighting the results from each camera are pretty much neck-and-neck, and the Note 4 feels quicker to focus. However when the lights dim and the sun goes down, any photographer would much rather have the iPhone 6 Plus in your pocket. Both phones feature optical image stabilisation and dual-LED flashes to aid low-light performance, but the iPhone consistently delivers sharper, punchier pictures with a better tonal range.</p> <p>On the video front, the Galaxy Note 4 has the advantage of being able to shoot 4K footage, while the iPhone 6 Plus is limited to 1080p. However, the iPhone can shoot ultra-smooth slo-mo footage at 120fps or 240fps, which we think will get used a lot more than 4K recording. The Note 4 can do 120fps video, but not 240fps.</p> <p>Front-facing camera-wise, the iPhone 6 Plus sports a 1.2MP camera capable of taking 720p video, while the Note 4 ups the stakes with a wide-angle 3.7MP camera with a f/1.9 aperture &ndash; making it inordinately better for selfies.</p> <p>Overall, we think the iPhone 6 Plus delivers a better camera experience than the Galaxy Note 4, but both phones are strong performers when it comes to snapping photos and capturing video.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Apple iPhone 6 Plus</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="567" height="425" title="Both phones offer strong photo and video performance" alt="Both phones offer strong photo and video performance" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-note-4-iphone-6-plus-camera.JPG?1421488981" /> </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"> Power </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>Packing the beefy Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip and 3GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a real benchmark-killer. When reviewing it in October 2014, we ran popular benchmarking app AnTuTu on it and it garnered a score of 45,111 &ndash; higher than any other flagship Android phone on sale at the time. There&rsquo;s some lag when pressing buttons and the slightest hint of a stutter when navigating the TouchWiz interface &ndash; both standard Samsung traits, but overall the processing power on board is more than sufficient. Heck, it&rsquo;s even powerful enough to run Samsung&rsquo;s Gear VR headset.</p> <p>On the storage front, it comes with 32GB of space, but this is easily (and cheaply) upgradeable by a further 128GB via micro SD card.</p> <p>The iPhone 6 Plus comes in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities (all non-expandable) and, while we can&rsquo;t compare its benchmark scores to the Note 4&rsquo;s, its unspecified amount of RAM and 1.4GHz Apple A8 processor perform to a similar level. Thanks to Apple&rsquo;s tight control of iOS and its apps, everything runs silky smooth and without a hitch.</p> <p>On balance, it&rsquo;s pretty much impossible to call this round. So we&rsquo;re calling it a tie.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Draw</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="567" height="425" title="The Note 4 is so powerful it can run Samsung&#039;s Gear VR headset" alt="The Note 4 is so powerful it can run Samsung&#039;s Gear VR headset" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9939_0.JPG?1421488981" /> </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"> Features </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 Plus is essentially just a bigger iPhone 6 &ndash; there aren&rsquo;t really any phablet-centric features to speak of, unless you count the fact that it can display selected apps in a new landscape format (a few months after launch, we still don&#39;t feel like enough apps have been optimised, however). As touched on above, it does have a larger battery than the regular iPhone 6, as well as optical image stabilisation for that camera.</p> <p>In terms of standout features that we haven&rsquo;t mentioned already, we have to give it up for the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which works brilliantly and adds an extra layer of security to the device while speeding up unlocking. And when Apple Pay finally arrives in the UK, it&rsquo;ll be even handier.</p> <p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 4, on the other hand... well, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has the S-Pen, and it has Multi Window. The S-Pen is a smart stylus (it slots away in the phone body when not in use), and the version on the Note 4 is the best yet: twice as pressure sensitive as its predecessor, it&rsquo;s brilliant for sketching and making notes on the huge screen; it also works with a range of special Air Command apps. Styluses are nothing new, of course, but the S-Pen manages to feel more natural to use than others, and the way in which it&rsquo;s integrated into the Galaxy Note 4 is brilliant.</p> <p>Multi Window is a &ldquo;proper&rdquo; multitasking mode: hold down the back button on the phone and you&rsquo;ll access a list of apps (mostly from Samsung and Google, but there are also third-party examples) available that can be run side-by-side. You can even move drag and drop text and screenshots between apps.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s nothing quite as slick as the Touch ID scanner on board, but the Note 4 does have a fingerprint scanner that doubles as a heart-rate monitor. The phone&rsquo;s size makes it a little tricky to use for the small-handed lady or gentleman, mind you.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 4</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="567" height="425" title="Stylus in spades: it&#039;s the wonderful S-Pen" alt="Stylus in spades: it&#039;s the wonderful S-Pen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-note-4-s-pen.JPG?1421488981" /> </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 Plus now offers a landscape mode" alt="The iPhone 6 Plus now offers a landscape mode" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-plus-landscape.png?1421488981" /> </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"> Battery life </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 huge 2K screen has to leech the battery like nobody&rsquo;s business, right? Not the case with the Galaxy Note 4, thankfully. The phone&rsquo;s removable 3220mAh battery and its energy-efficient Snapdragon 805 processor help give it the most stamina out of all the 2K phones currently on the market, and we&rsquo;ve found that after a day of normal use will leave you with 10-20 percent battery life left in the tank. In our HD video loop test, it lasted for an impressive 11 hours.</p> <p>The iPhone 6 Plus doesn&rsquo;t have to power the dizzying number of pixels that the Note 4 does, but even so we&rsquo;ve found its battery life to be staggeringly lengthy: you can actually get a good two days&rsquo; use out of the handset without needing to reach for that charging cable. Its size means it has space for a larger capacity battery than the iPhone 6, so it outlasts that model too. Truly remarkable.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Apple iPhone 6 Plus</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="567" height="425" title="The Galaxy Note 4 has a removable battery" alt="The Galaxy Note 4 has a removable battery" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-note-4-battery_0.JPG?1421488981" /> </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"> Operating system </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>This is tough round to call for many reasons, the main one being that many of us have our favourite OS. It&rsquo;s like a comfortable old cardigan: we know it, we love it and we don&rsquo;t feel the same wearing (i.e. using) anything else.</p> <p>If you love iOS, you&rsquo;re going to immediately feel at home with the iPhone 6 Plus. A slick, attractive-looking user interface, it&rsquo;s also easier to pick up and use for a first time user than Samsung&rsquo;s TouchWiz. And iOS still has a better selection of apps than Android, despite Google Play&rsquo;s selection getting better and better all the time.</p> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s TouchWiz interface, which sits on top of Android 4.4 KitKat (an upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop is planned), is much improved over past versions. Formerly, the company was guilty of loading up its phones with bloatware and apps that nobody used, but that tendency has been curbed somewhat of late. We&rsquo;ve already talked a bit about the Note 4&rsquo;s Multi Window mode, but overall its UI is solid &ndash; it&rsquo;s just not quite the masterpiece that iOS 7 is.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Apple iPhone 6 Plus</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="567" height="425" title="We suspect most people will find iOS the better of the two operating systems" alt="We suspect most people will find iOS the better of the two operating systems" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8_1_0_0.jpg?1421488981" /> </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"> And the winner is... </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>This has been a close-run contest, because each of these smartphones is excellent in its own way, but for our money the better model of the two has to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. While the iPhone 6 Plus just feels like a bigger version of the iPhone 6 (and there&rsquo;s nothing inherently wrong with that), the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 makes a real effort at making the most of its screen &ndash; which, it has to be said, is a more impressive screen than Apple&rsquo;s.</p> <p>All hail the Samsung Galaxy Note 4: king of the phablets.</p> <p><strong>Verdict: Galaxy Note 4</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 best smartphones in the world right now</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Look at it: it&#039;s the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, better than the iPhone 6 Plus" alt="Look at it: it&#039;s the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, better than the iPhone 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsunggalaxynote4reviewverdict_0.png?1421488981" /> </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/apple/apple-iphone-6-plus-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-4-weigh/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6-plus-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-4-weigh/feature#comments Apple Galaxy Note 4 iPhone 6 Plus Phablets Samsung Smartphones Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:48:32 +0000 Stephen Graves 1447809 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple patent shows off an iPhone home button that pops out into a gaming joystick http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-patent-shows-iphone-home-button-pops-out-gaming-joystick/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From business to pleasure at the click of a button </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="793" height="595" title="Apple patent shows off an iPhone home button that pops out into a gaming joystick" alt="Apple patent shows off an iPhone home button that pops out into a gaming joystic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-joystick-patent_0.jpg?1421372756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple is no stranger to weird and wonderful patents, and the latest one to hit the interwebs is no exception.</p> <p>A patent titled &quot;Multi-Function Input Device&quot; posted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (and spotted by Patently Apple) describes a rather talented iPhone home button which has the ability to pop up and out of the casing, turning into a multi-directional gaming joystick.</p> <p>Yes, really.</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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</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>In normal use the button would appear as normal - flush with the front of the device. A simple click will however see it protrude upwards, thanks to an in-built spring, and another push will lock it back into its original position.</p> <p>While it would certainly offer a better level of accuracy and feedback than digital on-screen controls, it&#39;s just asking to snap off or fill up with dust and debris - very un-Apple compromise, if you ask us.</p> <p>Still, it&#39;s not like every single Apple patent has ever come to fruition. If they did, your iPhone would probably be sporting a holographic sapphire display and miniature jetpacks right now.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[<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=%2220150015475%22.PGNR.&amp;OS=DN/20150015475&amp;RS=DN/20150015475" target="_blank">USPTO </a>via <a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2015/01/apple-invents-a-home-button-that-doubles-as-a-gaming-joystick.html" target="_blank">Patently Apple</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="785" height="589" title="Apple patent shows off an iPhone home button that pops out into a gaming joystick" alt="Apple patent shows off an iPhone home button that pops out into a gaming joystic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-joystick-2.jpg?1421372756" /> </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> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-patent-shows-iphone-home-button-pops-out-gaming-joystick/news#comments Apple Smartphones Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:46:44 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1457738 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Facebook at Work launching, Xperia phones do cancer research while you sleep, and the retro-fabulous Macintosh reimagining http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-facebook-work-launching-xperia-phones-do-cancer-research-while-you-sleep-and-r <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roll out of bed, rub the sleep from your eyes, and load up on hot tech news tidbits </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="Facebook at Work" alt="Facebook at Work" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/facebook-at-work.jpg?1421372605" /> </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="/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook at Work is Facebook for work </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 class="p1">Your boss might not want you twiddling the day away on your News Feed, but you may soon find yourself using Facebook at work in full public view. Because of Facebook at Work. Come again?</p> <p class="p1">Facebook at Work is its new effort to allow companies to create closed social networks for employees to interact with each other and share files, all while using a familiar UI that lacks the usual wealth of distractions. And ads, for that matter.</p> <p class="p1">It&rsquo;s launching on web, with iOS and Android apps also popping up, but right now Facebook at Work is only available to select testers ahead of a proper debut. And while free to use, ad-free, and purportedly also not being mined for social tracking data by Facebook, it seems likely that the company will offer a paid version with more advanced functionality down the line.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://recode.net/2015/01/14/facebook-sort-of-launches-facebook-work/">Recode</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/rooms-facebook-lets-you-create-and-share-mobile-message-boards/news">Rooms app from Facebook lets you create and share mobile message boards</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-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"> Sony phones help disease research </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 class="p1">Want to be benevolent while you sleep the night away? If you&rsquo;ve got a Sony Xperia phone, you can do so now with the new Folding@Home app on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.gridcomputing">Google Play</a>, which harnesses the power of your smartphone to help contribute computing power to research on degenerative diseases.</p> <p class="p1">You might be familiar with the app from the PlayStation 3 or on computers: it uses your hardware when you don&rsquo;t need it, and simulates the process of &ldquo;protein folding&rdquo; to help Stanford University researchers unravel its mysteries, which could some day lead to treatments for horrific diseases like cancer and Alzheimer&rsquo;s. The clip above is from 2013, but it shares the premise well.</p> <p class="p1">With the Android app, it only works when your phone is plugged in, charged to 100%, and connected to Wi-Fi, and the current beta app works with Xperia Z, T3, T2 Ultra, M2 Aqua, and C3 devices. Once it exits beta, the app will work with all Android smartphones running Android 4.4 or newer.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.gridcomputing">Google Play</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-play-cure-genes-space/news">Play to Cure - Genes in Space: fly a spaceship to help cure cancer</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/7sJx9z1uB9k" 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 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"> Impressive modern Mac reimagining </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 class="p1">Anyone with a soft spot for Apple&rsquo;s past should check out this modern reimagining of the original Macintosh from 1984. <a href="https://curved.de/news/curvedlabs-ein-facelift-fuer-den-macintosh-198570">Curved</a>, a German tech site, produced its concept and renders using the current 11.6in MacBook Air display as a basis, but then remixed it with the iPad for a desktop that has both touch and traditional inputs.</p> <p class="p1">And the spot up front that mimics the old disk drive input? It&rsquo;s mostly cosmetic, aside from a small SD card slot within, but it helps complete the illusion of the iconic design brought back to life with a sleek modern touch. Again, this isn&rsquo;t real, and we doubt there&rsquo;d be a ton of demand for a desktop with a screen that small beyond nostalgic fulfillment, but it&rsquo;s an inspired blend of Apple old and new.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://curved.de/news/curvedlabs-ein-facelift-fuer-den-macintosh-198570">Curved</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/report-12in-macbook-air-s-slimmer-redesign-will-eliminate-most-ports/news">Report: 12in MacBook Air&rsquo;s slimmer redesign will eliminate most ports</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/x70FilFcMSM" 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> http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-facebook-work-launching-xperia-phones-do-cancer-research-while-you-sleep-and-r#comments Android Apple Facebook Smartphones Sony Xperia Z Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457695 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple awarded patent for remote action camera, sending GoPro’s stock sinking http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/apple-awarded-patent-remote-camera-sending-gopro-s-stock-sinking/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is Apple really planning an action cam? GoPro shareholders certainly think so </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="Apple&#039;s action cam patent" alt="Apple&#039;s action cam patent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-actioncam-patent.jpg?1421222582" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">When it comes to small, useful gadgets, you typically don&rsquo;t want Apple as a competitor. GoPro found that out yesterday, as even the hint of an Apple action cam sank the price of its shares.</p> <p class="p1">Let&rsquo;s back up: early on Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released info on new patents secured by Apple, and one was for a remote digital camera that could also be controlled by a wristwatch. The camera would be usable underwater and easily mounted to helmets, bikes, and more. Sound familiar?</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="/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 class="p1">As Bloomberg reports, GoPro shares in the United States (listed on the NASDAQ) saw their biggest tumble since August, dropping more than 12% to finish the day at $49.87 (about &pound;33). GoPro had its initial public offering in June at $24 a share, and it&rsquo;s been up and down since, reaching a high of $98.47.</p> <p class="p1">However, as suggested later by AppleInsider, the reaction may be overblown: the original patent filing came via Kodak (as seen up top), and Apple purchased the rights from the company in 2012. Apple certainly still could do something with it, but the sting doesn&rsquo;t feel as strong when it&rsquo;s not something built from within Cupertino&rsquo;s own labs.</p> <p class="p1">As is often the case with Apple news like this, a lot of it is bluster and speculation until something concrete eventually comes along (or doesn&rsquo;t). But even that is enough to send a chill down the spines of potential competitors these days.</p> <p class="p1">[Sources: <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-13/gopro-plunges-after-apple-gains-remote-camera-patent.html">Bloomberg</a>, <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/01/13/misreported-apple-patent-reassignment-supposedly-induces-gopro-stock-price-decline">AppleInsider</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero-3-silver-edition/review">GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition review</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="799" title="Apple&#039;s action cam patent" alt="Apple&#039;s action cam patent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-actioncam-patent2.png?1421222582" /> </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/action-cam/apple-awarded-patent-remote-camera-sending-gopro-s-stock-sinking/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/apple-awarded-patent-remote-camera-sending-gopro-s-stock-sinking/news#comments Action Cam Apple Cameras GoPro Kodak Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457567 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple’s Lightning port is getting third-party accessories beyond headphones http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-s-lightning-port-getting-third-party-accessories-beyond-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Docks, charging battery cases, game controllers and speakers will all be able to use the female Lightning port </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="Apple’s Lightning port is getting third-party accessories beyond headphones" alt="Apple’s Lightning port is getting third-party accessories beyond headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-iphone-6-plus-lightning.jpg?1421319538" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has already opened up its proprietary Lightning port to third-party companies for headphones (see <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-philips-new-lightning-compatible-noise-cancelling-headphones-don-t-need-no">Philips&rsquo; recent CES launch</a> for an example), but it&rsquo;ll soon be allowing those same companies to make other Lightning-compatible accessories too.</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="/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"> There can be only one </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>These accessories will only be permitted to possess one Lightning port, so you won&rsquo;t be seeing multiple headphone dongles allowing more than one set of cans to be connected to a single iPhone or iPad.</p> <p>The report goes on to say that the Lightning port will be able to directly charge the accessories, as well as enable passthrough power which would, for instance, allow you to charge your iPhone 6 through a third-party Lightning dock. Apple also claims that Lightning charging works faster than USB, meaning accessories with high-capacity batteries would see a significant boost in charging time if Lightning is used.</p> <p>Given that Apple has yet to confirm any of this, we suggest you take it all with a pinch of salt &ndash; but it&rsquo;s interesting nonetheless. We&rsquo;ll keep you posted on future developments.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/12/details-on-apples-upcoming-lightning-port-specs-for-third-party-accessories/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>]</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/janitors/15711288362/in/photolist-pWmsE7-5yPafU-7b29pF-4s3WXA-qaDJqg-8wtd9M-9Fht4B-6VWc3X-ngAfdS-pRAuwV-buGAmB-5PHQN7-nUhxH6-8MpvjT-8brzo9-6aQxLt-db6SPF-4bP4og-5vun7g-nwcdmC-nvUibE-9Azk6K-4dgkeH-9JUS3Z-p8mpvZ-p8kuMf-ppQmfr-ppNM95-p8moG4-ppNMe5-p8m4Bm" target="_blank">Karlis Dambrans</a></em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-lightning-port-gets-lego-brick-cap/news">Apple Lightning port gets a Lego brick cap</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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/apple/apple-s-lightning-port-getting-third-party-accessories-beyond-headphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-s-lightning-port-getting-third-party-accessories-beyond-headphones/news#comments Apple iPhone & iPad Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:46:31 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1457512 at http://www.stuff.tv Retina Display MacBook Air production ramps up for early 2015 release http://www.stuff.tv/apple/retina-display-macbook-air-production-ramps-early-2015-release/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thinner, pixel-packed and quieter than ever? Sounds good to us </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="1024" height="769" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/16044309237_2dc6eceffc_b.jpg?1421319538" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The latest whispers from the iRumour mill suggest that production of the long-rumoured Retina Display MacBook Air has increased ahead of its launch in the first quarter of 2015.</p> <p>The news, courtesy of Digitimes, states that Apple&#39;s supplier Quanta Computer is looking to bring in an additional 30,000 workers to also help with production of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch</a>.</p> <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-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/apple/retina-display-macbook-air-production-ramps-early-2015-release/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/retina-display-macbook-air-production-ramps-early-2015-release/news#comments Apple Laptops MacBook Air Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:34:58 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1457503 at http://www.stuff.tv