Twitter + NFL = Magic?

Football season is almost here!


And guess what?


Twitter is apparently in discussions with Apple to launch a Twitter app for Apple TV that would let Twitter users watch NFL games on Apple’s set-top box.


We know, we know. This would be quite awesome. BUT it’s just a rumor at this stage.


However, what isn’t just a rumor is Twitter’s NFL live streaming. That will begin September 15th when the New York Jets play the Buffalo Bills!


Here’s a list of the 10 games Twitter paid around $10 million dollars for the right to stream:


Sept. 15: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
Sept. 22: Houston Texans at New England Patriots
Oct. 6: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
Oct. 13: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers
Oct. 20: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Nov. 17: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Dec. 1: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
Dec. 8: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
Dec. 15: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Dec. 22: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles




Bad Apple? The European Commission asks Apple to pay $14.5 Billion in back taxes.

The European Commission just ruled that Apple received illegal state aid from Ireland, and must pay $14.5 billion in back taxes to the country.


Oh man.  I mean, Apple’s worth a lot, but that’s a lot.  And kinda bad for their rep? And the Irish government’s rep at first glance.  The ruling was the end of a 3 year inquiry into Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland.


In response to the ruling, Apple will be appealing and has published a letter regarding the case on it’s European websites. You can read the letter here.


You can also view a FAQ for investors here. 



Apple is remaining confident the ruling will be overturned by courts in the European Union, but says that it will probably take several years. They also comment that their near-term financials will not be affected.





New iPad Pro Models?

According to reports,  next year is a big year for Apple. Not only are there rumors  of 3 new iPhones amid 10th anniversary celebrations for the iPhone, but also rumors of 3 new iPad Pro models to be released.


We’re looking at a 9.7 inch, a 10.5 inch and a 12.9 inch iPad Pro, with the 9.7-inch model moving to be a low cost model.


There is also some talk of the possibility of one of the models featuring a flexible AMOLED display…. which would be fancy as all get out.


Are you looking forward to new iPad Pro models?



Will we see 3 new iPhone models next year?

So… it’s almost new iPhone time! The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s are expected to be revealed in early September with a mid-late September release date!


Isn’t that exciting?


Well… kinda?


It is suspected that Apple are making smaller, less significant updates for the new iPhone, and leaving all the fancy changes for next year’s release. Next year is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and it seems that the iPhone 8 is the iPhone we might be really excited about.


In fact, rumors are that Apple is planning on releasing at least 3 new iPhones in 2017. Three. 


This may include a high-end model with a 5.5-inch-or-larger OLED display that is curved on both sides, as well as 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models with flat LCD displays similar to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.


OLED displays are nice. We’re talking improved contrast, faster response times, better viewing angles, and, just better….prettiness. That’s a thing.


I hope the shiny new iPhone 7’s don’t feel bad about all the iPhone 8 rumors so close to their reveal. Don’t worry guys, you’re better and faster than the iPhone 6’s and plenty of people want you.


Are you going to buy an iPhone 7? Can we please buy your stinky old iPhone? We’ll give it a nice home on a farm in the country and give it hugs everyday! Get a quote here and we’ll send you a free mailer box so it’s comfy on it’s way to us! 




Thinking of upgrading? Here are the best ways to sell your current iPhone.

The iPhone 7 is coming!!


Said to be announced early-mid September, with pre-orders starting in the middle of the month,  NOW is the time to start thinking – are you going to upgrade?


Check out what’s coming with the new phone here. 


Do you currently have an iPhone that’s a bit cracked, water damaged, or just a bit old and stinky? Do you want to sell it in order to upgrade to a shiny new iPhone 7?


Here’s your best options:


1. eBay – Check out what iPhones are selling for in past transactions and sell it on eBay! Just make sure you’re aware of the seller fees – use this calculator to find out!


2. Craigslist – advertise on Craigslist and someone in your local area can make good use of your old iPhone. Best for used iPhones instead of broken/cracked iPhones, but worth a shot with those too. Just make sure you’re safe when organizing how to physically give the buyer the phone.


3. Donate your iPhone to a charity. This doesn’t help you upgrade, but it will help you feel all the good feels. We’d suggest Cellphones For Soldiers.


Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. Donations of newer or gently-used cell phones and tablets from all wireless carriers and brands are accepted. Each donated device valued at $5 will provide troops with an estimated 2.5 hours of FREE talk time.



4. iPhone Antidote!  Using coupon code ‘UPGRADE2016’, get an extra $5 on top of your quote when you sell your iPhone to us! Get a quote here and we’ll send you a free mailer box. We’ll send you your payment in your choice of Check, Paypal or Bitcoin and we’re fast, safe and easy. And we’ll give your phone hugs when it gets to us so it doesn’t feel bad.


5, Give it to someone you know that might like it and doesn’t have one of their own! Little sisters need iPhones too, you know.


6. You know how when you go for a run, you’re always scared of your iPhone falling out of it’s little protector sleeve and smashing? Well, once you get a fancy new iPhone, your old stinky one can be used as your iPod for when you exercise! Smash away, friend.


Send us an email if you’re thinking of upgrading or selling your current device and you have any questions! Email us at:


The iPhone 7 is coming SOON!

The iPhone 7 is coming!


How soon? Pretty soon, guys. Specifically, we’ve heard reports that the Apple Special Media Event will take place on Wednesday, September 7th, with pre-orders starting on September 9th and a public launch date on September 16th.


There are conflicting reports that it won’t happen until the 23rd, but we have a funny feeling in or bellies that it might be the earlier date.


Media invites for the event are expected to go out next week, so it’s not long now until we know!


Here’s what we can probably expect for the iPhone 7:


* No Headphone Jack


*Better water resistance


*New design for antenna bands


*Flush, sensitive home button.


*Duel lens Camera for iPhone 7 Plus


*Upgraded Processor.



Are you looking to upgrade to the iPhone 7?



iPhone 6 proves faster than Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7

Samsung recently introduced it’s newest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7. The phone has a lot of fancy specs, including a 14-nanometer Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 64-bit processor, 4GB RAM, a 12-megapixel camera, waterproofing, and wireless charging.


Very impressive, right? RIGHT!


Buuuuuut wait just a minute there, because a recent speedtest proved that the iPhone was able to launch apps in succession at a much faster rate than the Galaxy Note 7, launching 14 apps in one minute and 21 seconds while the Galaxy Note 7 took two minutes and four seconds.


The iPhone was able to cycle through two laps of the app test in one minute and 51 seconds, while the Note 7 took two minutes and 49 seconds.


Eep. That’s some nice work, iPhone! We hope someone gave it a teeny gold medal.


An even fancier new iPhone is expected to be announced in early September with a faster, more efficient A10 processor.




Babs has a bone to pick with you, Siri

When Barbara Streisand realised that Siri pronounced her name wrong – StreiZand instead of StreiSand – what did she do?


Call the CEO, duh. What, that’s not what you would do?


From the Sauce, Babs herself:


“And so what did I do? I called the head of Apple, Tim Cook, and he delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name, finally, with the next update on September 30th. So let’s see if that happens because I will be thrilled (laughter).”


Tick, Barbara SteiSand, Tick, Apple for promotion of iOS update coming on September 30th. Everyone wins! You know, except all the people who’s name is mispronounced by Siri who don’t have Tim Cook’s number.



FCC says AT&T has to pay

The FCC’s enforcement bureau has announced that it reached a settlement with AT&T over a recent directory assisence service scam that affected their customers.


AT&T will pay $7.75 million! Broken down, it looks like this:


AT&T will  issue full refunds to all current and former customers who received unauthorized third-party charges from January 2012 onwards. The refunds are expected to total $6.8 million, and AT&T will also pay a $950,000 fine to the U.S. Treasury.


The scam was uncovered by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration while investigating two Cleveland-area companies Discount Directory, Inc. (DDI) and Enhanced Telecommunications Services (ETS) for drug-related crimes and money laundering. During the investigation, DEA officials discovered financial documents related to the scam that primarily targeted small businesses.


Neither DDI, ETS, nor AT&T could show that any of AT&T’s customers agreed to be billed for the shady directory assistance service. Phone companies like AT&T have a responsibility to ensure third-party charges are legitimate and were approved by the consumer.


Were you targeted by the scam?

Kickstarter of the week

Introducing the Mine Kafon Drone! man, techonology like this can just be so inspiring!!


Check this out – the Mine Kafon Drone is an airborne demining system developed to clear all land mines around the world in less than 10 years.


What. Crazy. Shizz. Is that.


Mine Kafon Air

This device maps, detects and detonates land mines – which is a huge deal, not only because it’s 20 times faster and up to 200 times cheaper than current technologies, but because land mines are still such a huge problem.There are 100 million land mines in more than 60 countries worldwide. Every day, 10 innocent civilians are killed or maimed by these explosives.


using the aforementioned technologies currently available, the people behind the Mine Kafo Drone estimate it will take 1100 years to to clear all land mines. You read correctly – their drone will do it in an estimated 10 years.


That’s powerful.


The creators, Massoud and Mahmud Hassani, unsurprisingly, grew up in an area of Afghanistan where they saw the damage and horror of what landmines can do. They have now developed a fast and cost effective solution.


The project is now on Kickstarter, having raised $157,493 of their $$77,464 goal. They have 14 days left.


Check it out here! The Mine Kafo Drone.