It’s the end of January, which means new rumors of refreshed/redesigned Apple products are on the horizon. The site, iLounge has shared some new details on what could be Apple’s 2013 hardware. let’s dive into them, shall we?
- The 5th-generation iPad which is rumored to launch sometime in October, would have a lighter & thinner casing resembling the body style of the iPad mini.
- The 2nd generation iPad mini, which is also slated to be released in October, would have a key component that was missing from the original model: a Retina Display.
- And finally the new iPhone. The 5S is rumored to launch as early as July (but probably not), would bring a faster processor and equipped with a 13MP Sony camera sensor. The outer shell & design would be the same as the iPhone 5.
If you’re one of the few T-Mobile customers holding their breath for an iDevice…you can finally breath a sigh of relief.
Apple has confirmed news that T-Mobile will be carrying the company’s products in 2013.
The news came as part of a press release by T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom this morning. Apple representative, Natalie Harrison confirmed it earlier today.
In the coming year, T-Mobile USA will continue to reinforce its market presence with additions to its rate plan and product portfolio, including Apple products. “Following on from the preceding steps such as the spectrum swap with Verizon, the towers deal with Crown Castle and the transaction with MetroPCS that we have announced, we have now added the final piece to the jigsaw to boost the competitiveness of T-Mobile USA sustainably,” said René Obermann.
T-Mobile representative Michelle Taylerson reiterated that the company would bring Apple products to the carrier in 2013. “Additional details will be made available at a later date,” she said.
There was no mention of which Apple products T-Mobile would carry, but you’ll probably see the iPad and quite possibly the iPhone 6 make it’s debut next year…(don’t act like you’re not expecting it…LOL)
What do you think? Are you a T-Mobile user waiting on Apple to make the switch?
We’ve all been victim of the stolen iPhone or iPad charger. These fun, inexpensive decals allow you to customize your Apple charging accessories so there’s no mistaking “Whooz” is whose!
What we love more than our tech accessories is personalizing them! Kickstarter project, Whooz provides you with a mini closet of decals to dress up your chargers and earphones to give them your personal touch. Even better, now you’ll know who nabbed your mobile life-line!
For only $10 you’ll receive these cute and fashionable vinyl decals that will really spice up your power strip and give life to that old white cord! Each pack comes with four sheets of labels to create your custom look to cover one adapter, the ends of the USB cable, and one set of earphones. Decals are compatible with both generations of Apple connectors and are can be easily removed or swapped out. Decals are finished with a UV laminate to insure your Whooz creation won’t warp due to heat and the coating also protects the graphic from wear and tear.
Whooz is a great stocking stuffer for the Apple lover in your life. If successfully funded this project promises to be available in time for the holiday season when iPhone and iPad charger theft is at its highest!
For more information or to support visit kickstarter.com/projects/whooz
It’s crunch time! The time you begin to stress about what to get the moms in your life for Mother’s Day (which is Sunday, May 13th by the way…) Why not show mom a little tech luv this year by getting her products that’ll enhance her love for technology! iLuv has the solution, the iLuv Epicarp Slim Folio Cover, Calvados & Pure Cleaner for managing squeaky clean gadgets.
The iLuv Epicarp Slim Folio Cover is one of the slimmest & lightest folio covers I’ve seen in a while. Made for the iPad 2 and now the New iPad the Epicarp cover is reminiscent of the iPad smart cover but with a few upgrades. Instead of the four column like the Apple smart cover, the Epicarp comes with three columns on it’s cover. This makes use for the cover to fold into a triangular typing stand, along with a raised of plastic flap on the back which transforms the case into a viewing stand. (Which is great for reviewing reciepes while in the kitchen).
The iLuv Calvados High Fidelity headphones are a great alternative to the Apple brand headphones (which tangle obnoxiously.) Compatable with iPhone, iPad, iPod and more, the Calvados provide full range sound to your favorite music while the noise canceling feature ensures that you only enjoy the sounds that you want to hear. All of this, plus the tangle-resistant flat cable makes these headphones a must have for any tech lover. The Calvados aren’t just headphones either, they also offer in-line speakez remote & microphone for easy hands-free calling, online chatting & digital music playback.
If mom’s electronics get a little dusty, the iLuv Pure Cleaner is the optimum alternative to dust pads or feather duster cleaning. The Pure Cleaner completely removes dirt, fingerprints, greasy stains & kills germs on contact – all without damaging the electronic device. Good for iPads, iPhones, iPods, Computers and LCD TVs. The Pure Cleaner kits comes with the bottled spray, swab for keyboard cleaning, disposable wet wipes & a microfiber cleaning cloth.
Even if your favorite mom isn’t an Apple fan, iLuv offers alternative products for eReaders like the Kindle too…
Looking for another reason to splurge on Mom for Mother’s Day? From now until Sunday, May 13th – iLuv is offering 25% off everything online at i-luv.com for Divas And Dorks’ readers.
What are you looking forward to buying mom for Mother’s Day? How would you like to WIN an ‘iLuv Mom’ Mother’s day bundle of products featured in this article? Visit DivasandDorks.com this week to find out how you can win!
Disclosure: iLuv has provided DivasandDorks.com these products for review. Reviews & opinions are solely the views of DivasandDorks.com
From iPhone covers to fashionable headset accessories – we’ve always looked for ways to personalize and accessorize our daily used tech toys. But did you know that Apple may have just skipped the sterile look of technology altogether and created it’s most fashionable tech accessory to date?
This design is based on work by a designer named Gopinath Prasana, it is a mockup of the real thing. Prasana has dubbed it the future, and called it the iBangle.
Imagine a future iPod in which the devices have become jewelry. The basic premise that this could happen is actually years old. This design came from back in 2008. Prasana imagined it with a thin piece of alluminium, a multi-touch track pad, and an inflatable cushion inside the ring to fit multiple sized wrists comfortably.
The NYTimes recently reported that there is a very small group of Apple employees part of an industry-wide push for wearable tech. Giving way to the iBangle design of yesteryears. However, don’t expect it to come out next month. With the high priority of Apple products being the anticipated iPhone 5 and iPad 3 – we’ll probably have to wait until later this year until we see these fashionable bangles flying off of store shelves and onto the wrists of techionistas everywhere.
Have you had abnormally over-heating iPod and if your iPod Nano has been getting hot, really hot, you might be in for a free replacement. Apple recently acknowledged that in rare cases, the iPod Nano battery (first generation) can overheat — so much so that it poses a safety risk to its users.
The defective models were sold between September 2005 to December 2006.
Here’s the warning message from Apple:
This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.
Apple recommends that you stop using your iPod nano (1st gen) and follow the process noted below to order a replacement unit, free of charge.
Note: This battery issue is specific to the iPod nano (1st gen) and does not affect any other iPod. To find out more visit Apple.com
With the anticipation of the Apple media event – October 4th fans are waiting with baited breath for the Apple iPhone 5 announcement & big reveal. But with new technologies emerging, there also comes a time to say goodbye to old technologies as well…
It has been rumored that Apple may also discontinue some of its popular products — the iPod classic and iPod shuffle.
Citing a source who is not an analyst, but someone familiar with the situation, The Unofficial Apple Weblog claims that the two legendary products are getting cut from Apple’s product portfolio sometime this year.
It’s hard to believe that it’s time to say goodbye to a product and gadget that started them all. Reminiscing about my first iPod back in 2005 (with the clicking wheel and everything) it makes you appreciate technology for how it’s created, evolves and ultimately creates more useful & productive technology for future generations.
As sad as I am to see the original iPod go, I’m secretly hoping that my unopened iPod shuffle becomes a collector’s item one day…*crosses finger*
Today, I embarked on a quest for knowledge…Apple knowledge that is. I realized as much as I love to multi-task, edit, update and more from my iPad 2 – I still didn’t believe that I’ve actually scratched the surface of all that this machine (better known as my daughter) does. This led me to sign up for a free iPad 2 workshop at my local Apple store. Signing up was super easy, I simply downloaded the Apple Store app onto my iPad, clicked on Workshops and Events tab and selected which workshop I’d like to attend.
By the time I arrived at the store (which was completely filled to capacity … at 11am) I checked in and was escorted to Jake, my friendly and knowledgeable Apple Genius. Once the session began, Jake (who I believe was completely blindsided by my immediate barrage of questions) began with a simple tutorial of the iPad 2’s features and how its created to assist with multitasking & making your life as productive as possible. The immediate tips he mentioned are similar to the tips posted here earlier this year on DivasandDorks.com.
Some of today’s tips included…
Text / Typing with Virtual Keys: Holding down on certain virtual keys will bring you to some additional options. This kind of function applies to vowels, consonants like C and S etc., even some punctuation marks. You’ll get some extra helpful options by pressing and hold these virtual keys. It’s best to try them all in order to get a feel for your options.
Keyboard Shortcuts: If you connect your iPad to the Apple Bluetooth keyboard or the Apple iPad Keyboard Dock, you can actually use some of the same keyboard shortcuts that you are used to using on your Mac. Here are some great keyboard shortcuts you can use:
• Command-C, X, and V for Copy, Cut and Paste
• Command-Shift-Arrow key-based text selection
• Option-key shortcuts for typing diacritical characters
• Command-Z and Shift-Command-Z for Undo and Redo
Auto Correction / Spell Check: iPad 2 has a great function, auto-correction algorithm, which can give you cool experience when you’re typing using the on-screen keyboard. Incredibly, the faster you allow yourself to type, the better the algorithm will become and it will soon learn the words you actually meant to type. You don’t have to look and check everything during typing. You only need to see how close it comes after you finish typing. Of course, if it’s an important email, definitely check before tapping “send”.
Keep Your iPad 2 Running At Full Speed: Some apps chew up data and resources while running, and more or less bring some affect to the speed of other running apps. So you’d better to close apps that are still running in the background. To force an app to close completely, you can follow the below simple steps.
a) Double-tap the Home button to bring up the multitasking bar.
b) Then press and hold on any one of the apps you see until them start dancing around.
c) Now tap the red circle on the running apps in your multitasking bar that you’d like to quit.
We even discussed some great apps for productivity like Keynote as well as an app that busts the “flash” debacle – Skyfire. I even got a couple of cool tips for newer apps that may become “free” sooner than later The time spent at the Genius Bar was well worth my time, so much so that I’ve already signed up for two additional sessions. (In addition to the one on one workshops, if you have any problems or questions regarding your device which may not be covered in the workshop session, if you’re lucky the cool folks at Apple will troubleshoot it for you right then and there within the workshop session ((instead of you having to book a separate genius bar appointment.))
The iCarta Stereo Dock for iPod/iPhone makes “Bathroom time” entertaining. Complete with several features that will turn your bathroom into a groovin musical playhouse this is a great gift for those gadget-heads that love one-of-a-kind gifts.
But beware, this gift could be a little too close for comfort. Trust, me. I’m all about technology and convenience, but I’m not too crazy about having an iPod in the bathroom near the toilet paper where everyone’s “unclean” hands can have their way for musical enjoyment. Maybe I’m just an uber-germ-a-phobe. Check out these features and tell me if this is a gift you’d like to give or receive this holiday season!
- Plays music and podcasts from your iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4G) / iPod players
- 4 Integrated high performance moisture-free speakers deliver exceptional
clarity and high quality sound
- Charges your iPod while playing music
(will not Charge iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod Touch 2G and up, iPod nano 4G and up)
- Line-in option to play music from MP3, CD, or other Music Players
- Shuffle option allows you to play iPod shuffle(1G only)
- Integrated Bath tissue holder that can be easily folded as a stereo dock
- Requires AC Power (AC Adapter included)
- Easy to setup Wall Mount
- Can be used as tabletop Stereo setup
Stereo Dock for iPod® / iPhone with Bath Tissue Holder