In the news: Apple iPhone 5S & 5C – everything you need to know

By | September 13, 2013

new iPhones APPLE iPHONE 5S & 5C: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

The heavily leaked iPhone 5s is official — and yes, it comes in gold. Though the new color schemes are flashy — you can get the phone in silver, gold, or a darker “space gray” — the biggest changes are internal, with a new A7 chip that’s been reengineered for 64-bit architecture. Read the full article…

 

alcatel-remote1ALCATEL’S CRAZY IDEA: A REMOTE FOR THE SMARTPHONE

Is your smartphone too big for your pocket, and pulling it out of a bag or backpack to make a call is a nuisance? Alcatel has a completely wacky solution — a remote controller (that looks like a small phone) for your smartphone.  Read the full article…

 

mote.ioMOTE.IO TURNS YOUR PHONE INTO A PANDORA, SOUNDCLOUD AND HYPE MACHINE REMOTE

This is neat: Mote.io, a new mobile-app-meets-Chrome-extension combination that turns your Android or iOS phone into a remote control for online video and audio streaming services. The app currently supports remote controls for Pandora, Vimeo, Soundcloud, Hypemachine, Rdio and Grooveshark, but might start supporting Spotify, Google Play Music, Slide Share and other sites over the coming weeks. Read the full article…

Microsoft versus AppleMICROSOFT WANTS TO BUY YOUR iPAD FOR AT LEAST $200

After recruiting Siri to bad-mouth the iPad, launching an iPad comparison site, and picking on the iPad mini, Microsoft now wants to buy your Apple tablet. The Surface maker has launched a promotion at its brick-and-mortar stores in the US that lets iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4 owners trade in their tablets for at least a $200 gift card. Read the full article…

Evernote

EVERNOTE WEB CLIPPER ADDS MARKUP TOOLS, NEW CLIPPING OPTIONS, AND MORE

hrome: Evernote’s web clipping extension for Chrome just got a bunch of neat new features. In addition to two new ways to clip web pages to notes, you can share your clips with others, and, most interestingly, annotate pages when you clip them. Read the full article...

Alternative mobile keyboard

DRYFT: A SOFTWARE KEYBOARD THAT FOLLOWS FINGERTIPS TO IMPROVE TOUCH TYPING ON TABLETS

You’ve seen them on planes, in coffee shops, maybe even at the office: tablets tethered to Bluetooth keyboards. Those users pecking away at hardware keys because using their slate’s software grid is nothing more than an exercise in futility. Dryft is a soft keyboard built by Swype co-founder Randy Mardsen that aims to change that. Read the full article…

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