After the announcement of the new MacBooks earlier this year, I figured that they would replace the current MacBook Airs, as the MacBooks are much thinner than the MacBook Airs. This seems redundant. With Apple's term "air" meaning thin, light, and simple, some continuity should be present among the naming of its products. There's the MacBook Air, iPad Air, and AirDrop. MacBook Air doesn't really fit into this anymore. However, a new design for it may be in next years WWDC event. Perhaps it will be even thinner than the MacBook? Probably not, since the MacBook ditched almost all ports except a USB-C port and, ironically, the headphone jack. This is an early rumor, but more will probably surface around late Spring next year. Stay tuned!
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Mac Otakara, a reliable rumor source (unfortunately), says that the iPhone 7, the next iPhone, will not have a headphone jack. Instead, it will use the Lightning connector as a port for wired audio. This probably means that we will see Lightning EarPods and Beats when the iPhone 7 comes out next year. While this is a let down to many, there is a slight upside. The iPhone 7 could potentially be 1mm thinner, about 6.1mm instead of 7.1mm (iPhone 6s).
Friday, November 27, 2015
A while back, I talked about how Amazon stopped selling the Apple TV on their site because it didn't have the Amazon Prime Video app. This may change soon. Thanks to Dan Bostonweeks, we now know that an Amazon Prime Video app is in development for tvOS. It could potentially be out in the coming weeks according to the tweet. The tweet is embedded below.
I sent feedback to Amazon via the Amazon Instant Video iOS app about supporting tvOS. They say it’s in development. pic.twitter.com/52fYUgtgNs— Dan Bostonweeks (@danimal) November 28, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Every year, Apple releases a holiday ad to celebrate the Winter season. This year, the ad features Stevie Wonder and Andra Day. They were playing the holiday classic, "Someday At Christmas." It shows GarageBand being used to record the song. Andra Day is also seen wearing an Apple Watch. The video is embedded below.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Uber has a new cool feature that's called UberEVENTS. It lets party hosts send out coupons for Uber rides to the event. The host can pay a certain amount of the ticket (for example, $20 of the ticket price). One of the cool things about this is that if there is an open bar, there will be a designated Uber driver to drive guests home, removing the worry of drunk driving. To learn more about UberEVENTS, go to its website.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Quizlet announced and released a new feature for their Plus users called Long-Term Learning today. It lets users learn terms by having them study 10 terms a day by using a simple "know/don't know" system. Every day, the user will receive a notification on their iOS device to study 10 more terms. This feature is exclusive to Quizlet Plus users with iOS devices. It should also be noted that the CEO of Quizlet reposted my (amateur) tutorial on the official Quizlet blog.
Monday, November 23, 2015
In honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google created a new Easter Egg in their search engine. If you type into Google, "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," the results will be displayed in the way the opening sequence for the Star Wars movies. It's pretty cool. The only drawback is that it only shows the first 10 results. But overall, it's a pretty awesome Easter Egg. Be sure to check it out.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
When the iPhone 6s came out in Apple's newest trademark color, Rose Gold, I was curious if Apple would update their Beats line to add the new color. After all, Beats come in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. Well, now Beats Solo2 Wireless (headphones) and urBeats (earphones) come in Rose Gold. So now you On-Ear can have matching Beats for your iPhone 6s, even if you have Rose Gold! The Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones cost $299.95 [Direct Link] and the urBeats In-Ear Headphones cost $99.95 [Direct Link].
Saturday, November 21, 2015
|This Month's Pin|
|TMNT Shredder Sunglasses|
|Hunger Games Mockingjay Pin|
|Street Fighter Comic Book|
|Cute But Deadly Mystery Figurine|
|This Month's Loot Crate Magazine|
|My Personal Favorite: Vault Boy Bobblehead|