Got an Apple iPhone 5 During the Holidays?
Here are a few things to know to get you started.
If you were lucky enough to get the iPhone 5 for Christmas you are in for a treat. With such power and beautiful design at your fingertips it’s know wonder this little gem is one of the best selling smart phones. Although, we admire the iPhone 5 thin and light design, there is no shortage of performance and features it has to offer. Here is a list of features you should know and understand to use the full value of the iPhone 5.
iCloud (What is it and how do I use it?)
iCloud allows you to download any media you have and access it on any Apple device without synching. For example, when you download a song or movie from iTunes, you can view it on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac PC immediately. Your media is saved on Apple’s cloud service so no need for worrying over using all the space on your iPhone 5. You can save music, photos, video, books, documents, calendar, contacts, and email to the iCloud – and automatically synchs with your other Apple devices.
iSight Camera (What’s different?)
The iPhone 5 now features an option for panoramic view of photos you take. “The new panorama feature lets you capture everything from a family reunion group photo to a jaw-dropping shot of the Grand Canyon. With one smooth motion you can shoot up to an impressive 240 degrees. The gyroscope, A6 chip, and Camera app work together to create one seamless, high-resolution panorama up to 28 megapixels.” (Apple.com)
The camera also feature enhanced HD video recording that also allows for still photo snaps as you record – a first for iPhones.
A separate vehicle GPS is no longer needed with Apple’s voice enhanced turn-by-turn Maps app. With vector based image mapping the images are crisp with better response time. It also features 3D, panoramic and street view. With real-time traffic updates the GPS will reroute you to avoid traffic.
AirPlay (How can I view my photos and video on my T.V.?)
With AirPlay your video, games, and photos are wirelessly streamed to your T.V. (if you have Apple T.V.). Whatever you do on your iPhone 5 will mirror on the television so everyone can view.
AirPrint (How can I print?)
Using an AirPrint-enabled printer you can wirelessly print whatever is on your iPhone 5. Know worries about installing software, drivers, and cables for the iPhone 5 or printer – everything is wireless.
Wireless Technology (Will downloads be slow?)
Unlike the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 uses Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology which is the next generation of cellular networking. You will get a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps, which mean your videos, music, apps, email, etc., will download faster.
The Processor (How fast is it?)
Two times faster than the previous iPhone4S model, the Apple A6 processor chip speed is 1.3Ghz which means the response time completing an email, using apps, downloading media will be lightning speed coupled with the LTE technology mentioned above.
The Battery (How long does the battery last?)
This smart phone packs a punch with so many features, functionality, and power and it demands a battery with excellent battery life. The iPhones are known for keeping a charge for more than 8 hours with regular usage starting at 100% battery charge. With the iPhone 5 you can get 10 hours of streaming video playback time. That’s awesome.
The Connector (How will I charge my phone?)
The Lighting is what Apple is calling the new battery charger. The new iPhone 5 is not compatible with the old 30-pin connector.
The iPhone 5 is a power and elegant mini-computer you can fit in your pocket, staying on the go taking care of business remotely and wirelessly.
Apple is putting the finishing touches on an entirely new 15-inch MacBook Pro that is the outcome of years of research and development in ultra-thin mobile computing and super-high-resolution displays. According to trusted sources in Apple’s supply chain, who have handled prototype components and casings for the new Apple notebook, the computer is currently undergoing test production rounds. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is coming this summer, and it features an ultra-thin design, a “jaw-dropping” Retina Display, and super-fast USB 3.
According to 9To5Mac.com - Apple will also introduce the Mac Retina Display in this new MacBook Pro, according to these sources in the far-east. Also a new addition to the MacBook Pro (and actually to the Mac itself) is a USB 3 port. Apple has long been testing Macs with USB 3 ports, but it sounds like the new MacBook Pro will be the first to actually sport the next-generation connector.
While the new MacBook Pro does not take all of the external design cues from the current MacBook Air, it does adopt the tweaked MacBook Air keyboard design with the power button on the keyboard itself (which replaces the disc eject key). This is according to the sources who are familiar with the components being installed into the new casings. Current MacBook Pros have a round aluminum power button to the top right above the keyboard. The rest of the design is basically what we are all familiar with: charging and connection ports along the sides, and a spacious glass Multi-Touch trackpad (either same or similar in size to the current MacBook Pro and MacBook Air trackpads based on the cutout present in the prototype unibodies).
Are you thinking about getting a new laptop soon? Is the New MacBook on your radar for purchase?
In only a few hours, Apple execs take the stage in San Francisco to unveil it’s newest addition to the Apple tablet family.
Taking place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST the unveiling event will put to rest all the rumors regarding Apple’s newest tablet — hitting store shelves later this month.
The iPad 3 (which could very well be called an iPad 2S) is rumored to feature a Retina display, which Apple defines as a ”pixel density is so high your eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels.” The iPhone and iPod Touch have Retina displays, and the iPad is expected to join those two with this upgrade, doubling the resolution and ultimately making it a really cool viewing experience.
:: STAY TUNED ::
We’ll be live blogging the Apple unveiling event in 3…2…1
- 25 billion apps downloaded! 25 billionth was downloaded in China.
- iCloud now. “iCloud keeps all of your content synced across all of your devices.”
- 100 million iCloud users.
- iTunes in the cloud now supports movies!
- New Apple TV for $99
With the anticipation of tomorrow’s Apple announcement, could one disappointing no show of a pop up store elude to the enivetible? What goes up, must eventually come down and it’s only a matter of time until demands for the latest in Apple technology begins to fade away. It’s been recently announced that Apple has no plans for a Pop Up store in Austin during SXSW like last year. Could this possibly elude to a suspecision of lower demand for the newly announced iPad tablet or could it mean better preparation for the supply and demand of the newer table by next week? As it gets closer to the Apple announcement, other questions have surfaced, including the questionable name of the new device. Is it an iPad 3 or is it an iPad HD?
Either way it WON’T be at SXSW which leaves us questioning if the overall demand for the new device will be lower than previously expected. According to Gizmodo – last year, Apple’s store in 2011 almost eclipsed the coverage of the interactive festival, which is a steady draw for more than 20,000 people to visit Austin. It was also one of the best places in the country to get an iPad 2; for the first two weeks, the pop up store was getting daily shipments, while other stores were experiencing shortages. (Online customers were waiting two to three weeks for an Ipad 2 at launch.)
Stay tuned to DivasandDorks.com as we report LIVE up to the second announcements from tomorrow’s Apple iPad launch event…
According to 9to5mac, the iPad HD (or 3) will be available on March 16th. Last year’s iPad 2 release date was March 11th, which was the Friday following the announcement event. The 16th this year would be the same.
In addition to the following-Friday bit, two new Apple stores in London and Houston, Texas will be opening on the 16th
Getting ready for that uncomfortable flight tomorrow? Christmas time is one of the heaviest travelled times of the year and with alot of travelers comes a lot of traveller delays. While you waiting on your delayed flight, or just in case you arrive to the airport extra early with some time to spare, check out what Skype has for you.
They don’t call this the “giving time of the year” for nothing. Starting on December 21st thru the 27th, you’ll be able to cling to an hour of costless internet access while you’re waiting on your flight — as long as you’re in one of the 50+ airports included in the deal. Aside from being outside of the lounging areas capable of accepting the courtesy, Android users are being left out of the equation, as the present can only be used by those who own a Mac, PC or iOS device. Want to see if your traveling airport will have the Skyping gift for you? Check out the map below…
Apple’s bringing it’s biggest Apple (store) to NYC’s Grand Central Station sooner than we thought. According to Mashable, the opening of the much-anticipated Apple Store at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, which will become the company’s largest retail venue, is officially scheduled for next week.
A new message on a series of ticker screens featured on the boarded-up storefront announced Apple will be arriving at the highly-trafficked commuter terminal Friday, Dec. 9, according to TheNextWeb.
“Apple Store, Grand Central. Arriving Friday, December 9,”the announcement says.
Previously, many expected the company would open its new store before Black Friday, but construction workers at the location confirmed to Mashable last week that it wouldn’t be ready in time.
“It won’t be any time too soon,” a construction worker at the site said. “We still have a lot to do, so my guess is that it will be ready in December.”
The Grand Central location will be the company’s fifth Apple Store in New York City costing Apple over $1 Million in rent each year! *YIKES*
I just may have to stop by this store next week to check out all the glory and grandeur that is Apple…again…lol
Thanks to L’Oreal for sponsoring my post about my favorite beauty looks, tips and tricks! Check out Makeup.com for beauty advice from the experts.
First of all, I must admit my moment of vulnerability at the moment…blogging about makeup and makeup application is something that I’m no expert on, but I’m still extremely passionate about. (If I didn’t blog about fashion and technology, I’d definitely be a beauty blogger – chatting about mascaras and foundations and lip colors (oh, my!)). Growing up, the one person who I idolized when it came to beauty was my mom. She’d whip out her makeup bag on a Friday night and within minutes went from “mom” to “AMAZING”. She’s the woman that introduced me to names like L’Oreal, MAC and Bobbi Brown and taught me “less is always best!”
Since her teachings, I have been able to accomplish the challenge of the “cat eye”, “smokey eye” and even “sun-kissed” looks with ease. But the one technique that I’ve been “eyeing” for the past year is how to find the perfect “red” lip.
I’ll admit, I’ve tried different shades, some that were too orangey, others that were too dark or blueish — but a couple of months ago, I strolled into Macy’s Herald Square with my girlfriends, on a mission…to find my perfect “red” lip.
After a few misses, I stumbled upon my HIT! It was a beautiful matte finished red by MAC (Ruby Woo). Since then, I’ve learned how to perfect my red lip and make it last a little longer and stay a little brighter and I’ve listed my step-by-step tips below:
1. Start with a clean lip. (no glosses…maybe a tad of chapstick if your lips are too dry.)
2. Use a very light concealer and dab a bit across your lips (and a little beyond your lip line.) until you have an even colored surface.
3. Apply a lip liner (preferably the same color as your lipstick) to create the boundary of your lips. Start at the top crease of your lip (drawing the letter “V”).
4. Starting from the corners, apply the lipstick from right to the left of your lip (make sure you stay within the lip liner lines.)
5. Gently press your lips together to evenly distribute the color across the entire lip.
…And VOILA! INSTANT DIVA!!!
I don’t know about you, but there’s just something about a red lip that makes me feel invincible. I’ll experiment with L’Oreal colors when I’m looking to alter my mood, or just for a little extra pep when I need it most. One of my favorite red lip divas is the one and only Gwen Stefani – that girl can rock a red lip better than anyone else.
Have you conquered your “red” lip yet? Which of your favorite makeup looks are you trying to conquer next?
Apple has finally unveiled a new version of the iMac.
According to an Apple press release, the iMac is equipped with either quad-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors, is the first desktop computer to offer Thunderbolt I/O technology, comes with a FaceTime HD camera, and relies on AMD Radeon HD graphics processors. Apple claims the latest iMac, which starts at $1,199, is “up to 70 percent faster” and has “new graphics [that] deliver up to three times the performance of the previous generation.”
Apple boasted of iMac’s “green” features: “The iMac meets stringent Energy Star 5.2 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold rating,” writes Apple. “iMac features LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. iMac uses PVC-free components and cables, contains no brominated flame retardants, uses highly recyclable materials and features material-efficient system and packaging designs.”
A 21.5-inch model and 27-inch model are available in several different configurations.
The new computer is available via Apple.com, Apple stores, and Apple resellers.
Did you know that a Universal Serial Bus could be a stylish piece of fashion? That’s right! Welcome to the USB fashion showcase!
A USB flash drive consists of a flash memory data storage device integrated with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) 1.1 or 2.o interface. USB flash drives are typically removable and rewritable, and physically much smaller than a floppy disk.
Now that the geeky definition is out of the way…my question is…When did USB’s become so stylish???
Check out the following D&D approved USB devices that’ll satisfy the most fashionable dorks on the planet! ENJOY!!!
Designed by Dima Komissarov, these handbag flash drives are definitely the perfect accessory in more ways than one.
This ?????Swarovski crystal lock inspired USB gives a new meaning to “secured” documents…
This is the ultimate work-wear accessory, a beautiful gem necklace transforms to a USB when you need it.
“Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto…” Swarovski Robot USB is the necessary geek-sheek accessary.
…And lastly, for the fellas a Terminator USB screams “I’m a bad-ass business man!”
(Insert favorite Terminator quote here.)
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