New iPhone rumor roundup!

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Apple Music was released last week (which was awesome), but if you’re not into music… this one’s for you. The next big Apple release – The new iPhone. Here’s a roundup of what we can expect.

 

Size: We can most likely expect 2, possibly 3 models of iPhone released this year. We’re looking at an iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and the possibility of an iPhone 6C.  These will be an update to the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5C respectively. Think: 4.7 inch, 5.5 inch, and a more affordable plastic 4 inch phone.

 

Camera: Apparently we can expect the back camera pixels to go from 8 to 12 megapixels, which would be the first improvement of that kind since the 4S came out in 2011.

 

Color: A new Rose Gold tint for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.

 

Force-Touch: The new tech that was rolled out with the Apple Watch will spread across Apple devices because of it’s multi layered functionality. The feature recognizes the difference in press pressure. Expect it on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
Home Button: As we’ve talked about previously, there is the likelihood that in an upcoming model update the new iPhones won’t have the Home button. Some techies are adamant that this will relate to this update, but we’re not so sure.

 

Hardware design:  There are rumors circulating that Apple will use the same 7000 series aluminum seen on the Apple watch, which is about 60% stronger than standard.

 

Release date: Expect the new iPhones in the Fall.

 

 

New Steve Jobs Movie Preview

 

Now this is a preview. Waaaay better than the last one. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website of the Week – Trail titans

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Got some summer climbs in mind? This site is for you! And for those who would love to be the kind of person who has summer climbs in mind but are a little sketchy about the whole idea, or for those who want to climb but are a little…. lazy.

 

This is Trail Titans. Think Google Street View for Trails. Got a climb in mind? Look it up and you can see what you’re in for. Built by Bay Area based hard-core mountain climber Michael Ware  and C++ coding engineer Javi Muhrer, the site provides 360 degree views and step-by-step visual guides to peaks such as Mount Shasta and Half Dome, as well as a bunch of others all over the world (including Everest).

 

You can contribute as well, by becoming a Titan and joining the ranks of badass climbers all over the world who are making the whole thing possible.

 

Even if you’re not about to go climb Everest, you now have the ability to see what it would be like if you were to get off your butt and tick the big one off your bucket list!

 

Check it out here. 

 

 

 

 

Apple Music Review – It’s good. Really, really good.

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Hands up who’s been tied to their iPhone/iPad/iTunes today? If you haven’t, you may be asking why so many people are jumping around with their iPhones in their hand, big smiles on their faces. Well folks, this is Apple Music.

 

We knew it was going to be good, but we didn’t know it was going to be this good. In the words of various iPhone Antidote staff members or family members:

 

“I mean, no joke, this is the way to do music.”

 

“This will replace music as we know it. This is it. This is how we listen to music now.”

 

“I’m listening to songs I forgot I loved.”

 

“This is an E-40 music video that I‘ve never seen! ”

 

“This is the coolest thing I’ve actually ever seen”

 

“Quietly humming with a big smile on their face”

 

If music wasn’t known to be good for working, we might be a little bit worried. Seriously though guys, this ish? It’s good.

 

We’ve signed up to the free trial, so we’ve got full access, but even without it you get to access Artists materials on Connect, and can listen to the pretty epic (so far) Beats 1 Radio station.

 

If you haven’t tried it yet, we suggest you do. The catalog of music, even at first glance, is epic. The layout is super intuitive. The ability to create stations, make music available offline, and having access to playlists curated specifically with genres of music that you like is pretty special. Personal recommendations based on what you already like is, although not new, working fantastically.

 

To get your ears on it, you’ll need to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.4. It took us about 4 minutes, and you don’t need much extra space. For your Mac, you’ll need to update to iTunes 12.2 which was made available today.

 

Both updates are free. The first 3 months of Apple Music is Free, but remember to turn off Automatic renewal at least 24 hours before your trial is up.

 

“It’s like the beginning of the end of illegally downloaded music. They solved it. Look at what they did.”

 

 

 

Apple music launch tomorrow! Here’s what you need to know.

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Tomorrow, June 30th, Apple music will launch! And everyone in the world will be talking about it because 1. It’s newfangled and shiny, 2. It’s free for 3 months, and 3. It’s launching with an exclusive Hip Hop classic that everyone thinks is cool/pretends to be cool by knowing all about it.

 

Yup, The Chronic, the 1992 West Coast hip-hop album by Beats co-founder and now Apple God Dr. Dre. This is the first time the album has been on a streaming service (including Beats!), and will join the likes of much hyped 1989 from Tay Tay Swift. Another draw? Happy maker Pharrell will release his new single “Freedom” exclusively on the service.

 

A number of other Artists are said to be in talks with Apple about releasing exclusive content onto the platform. BUT WAIT THERE”S MORE!

 

Aside from the streaming service, Apple Music is also offering Apple Music Connect platform, a social network that lets artists share (more) photos, videos, and other content with fans.

 

And then there’s Beats 1 radio, which will feature special interviews and music curated by celebrities. Slim Shady himself, AKA Eminem, will be the first Beats 1 interviewee following tomorrow’s launch of Apple Music and Beats 1, and Dr. Dre will host his own radio show on the station.

 

Apple Music is expected to launch around 8AM PT Tuesday morning alongside iOS 8.4, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. It will be available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac and PC through iTunes.

 

The first three months is free of charge thankyouverymuchApple, but after that there will be a subscription fee of $9.99 per month for a single user or $14.99 per month for a family plan of up to six users.

 

If you’re not down for commitment, you can still listen to Beats 1 radio, see what artists are posting on Connect, and hear ad‑supported stations on Apple Music (with limited skips) without a membership.

 

 

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch..eck it out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deal of the Day Sunday!

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Hi Guys! Happy Sunday! You know what would make the start of your working week so much better? Umm, how about a 42″ 4K TV for just $250? Or, if you like a few more inches on your entertainment, here’s looking at you 49″ TV for just $300…

 

Check out the deals over at NewEgg! Use Visa Checkout and coupon code VISACHECKOUTJUN15 for an extra 10% off and get up to $50 back after a mail-in rebate. Even without the rebate – these are hella good deals for shiny new fancy-a$$ 4k tv’s.

 

Go get ’em! Go suck eggs, working week.

 

 

 

 

 

No more Home button?

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It’s that time again folks – New iPhone rumor time!! This time? We’re talking the Home Button, or rather, the distinct possibility that an upcoming update of the iPhone will not have one.

 

Whha?

 

Yup. But probably not the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and 6C. Instead we’re looking at having an iPhone equipped with a new chip that will have the touch ID directly on the touchscreen in 2016 or 2017.

 

The tech will apparently be built within Apple instead of being outsourced and will perhaps be integrated with the Apple Watch’s Force Touch technology — which can tell the difference between a light touch and a stronger press — to bring all the other functionality of the Home Button over to the new home buttonless screen.

 

Interesting.

 

 

 

 

Facebook helping customers to celebrate this momentous pride!

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a giant rock and have just come out from under it to only read us – no social media or news or entertainment news or anything else on the internet – we’d not only be super honored, but also very happy to tell you that today, some really big news hit the States.

 

The US Supreme Court today ruled that Same-Sex Marriage will be Legal Nationwide in Landmark Decision. The court ruled, 5-4, that the Constitution requires same-sex couples be allowed to marry in all 50 states. “No longer may this liberty be denied to them,” Justice Anthony Kennedy said.

 

This is going to make for a MASSIVE pride celebration and lots and lots of happiness. In that vein, Facebook has provided a service to help everyone celebrate by changing your profile picture into a rainbow. Go here to change yours now!

 

Happy moment in history for all of us, Happy pride.

Future tech of the week – glowing condoms!

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What are the youth of today up to? Skateboarding, graffity and talking back to crappy chemistry teachers? Nope! Well not these ones anyway- some hella smart kids in the UK have come up with – and been awarded for –  a conceptual condom that changes colors when they come into contact with STD’s.

 

Wot.

 

Yup – It’s called the S.T.EYE and it was created by a group of 13 and 14 year olds from London’s Isaac Newton Academy in pursuit of making detecting harmful STDs safer than ever before without invasive testing.

 

The condoms use a built-in indicator that changes to a different color depending on the bacteria or infection it detects. Think green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for human papillomavirus, or blue for syphilis.

 

Molecules in the condom attach to the bacteria of common STDs, causing the contraception to fluoresce in low light. The product is still in conceptual production.

 

Future tech to the rescue! And to….  a bunch of super awkward moments.

 

 

 

 

Get Gmail’s new feature!

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Answering all of our email specific prayers, Gmail has just rolled out a new feature that will prevent all kinds of brain fart mix ups. Yup, we’re talking about the ‘undo send’ feature. Yess.

 

If you’re a Gmailer – go to settings, click “General,” and check the box that says “Undo Send.” When you do find the need for the feature, you’ll still have to act quick, with the choice of four time frames – five, 10, 20, and 30 seconds – before the undo send is no longer feasible.

 

This feature is currently only available on the web version of Gmail.