The iPhone 6 Consumer Reports tests have come in, and it seems that the terrible bending Apple customers have been complaining about may be a bit overstated. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were compared to the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G3 and the iPhone 5, and the results were published Friday.
The iPhone 6 Consumer Reports stress test was a "three-point flexural test" similar to one of the tests Apple uses on its devices. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were held steady at both ends while increasing pressure was put near the middle of the device.
They found that the latest iPhone 6 Plus bended and was destroyed under 90 lbs and 110 lbs of pressure, respectively. The iPhone 6 and HTC One M8 began to bend at 70 lbs and were destroyed at 90-100 lbs. The toughest one to break was the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which withstood 150 lbs of pressure before snapping. more >>
Apple's iOS 8 hasn't been out on the airwaves for more than a month and renowned jailbreakers, Pangu and Evasi0n, are already working on a jailbreak. While Pangu is still making its jailbreaks available for free downloads, the Evasi0n team is trying to get a vote from its subscribers on whether they should make its jailbreak free or paid.
Currently, the vote stands for the iOS 8 jailbreak by Evasi0n to be free, $1, $5, or $10. The poll title is aptly named "What is the best iOS 8 Jailbreak price?" The poll and the intention has been met with mixed reactions, with some users finding paid jailbreaks absurd and while others are fine with paying up front for a working iOS 8 jailbreak.
Pangu and the Evasi0n team are well-known among the jailbreaking community for its reliable and updated jailbreaks. more >>
iOS 8 has a number of key features but one of the most useful would be its support for third-party keyboard applications. Since the need for physical keypads has been rendered unnecessary by the touchscreen era of mobile phones, keyboard applications have been a major need since some default keyboards by some phone manufacturers are not exactly reliable.
Now, with the iOS 8 update, keyboard apps from the Android platform can be downloaded and installed on an Apple iPhone and iPad. Such keyboards include Swiftkey, Swype, and Coolkey.
One of the best keyboards among the three is the Swiftkey app and is free to download on the App Store. The feature which makes the Swiftkey one of the best is its capacity to learn from the user's typing style and usage of terminology where the feature is integrated into its predictive text system. more >>
The Heists DLC is singularly the most wanted DLC that fans are expecting from Rockstar which was announced even before GTA Online went live. It's been more than a year since the release of the online multiplayer mode that fans have grown impatient and furious at Rockstar's constant delays.
There's been a buzz among the YouTube community following a GTA Online YouTuber named DomisLive who hinted that a new DLC is coming on Sept. 30. Even though Rockstar has not released the Heists DLC as promised, they have been pretty consistent with a DLC release every month – The "I'm Not a Hipster Update" in June, "Independence Day" in July, and "Flight School" in August last month.
GTA Online would be in line for a much needed update this September because of all the havoc that have been caused by reckless modders. As for DomisLive, he hinted at his tenth Question-and-Answer session with fans that a DLC is coming. The hint came with a screenshot of the source code of the Xbox Live marketplace which features a title "Test DLC." more >>
Smartphones have come a long way from being a luxury to a need, all within the decade. Manufacturers have been producing smartphones left and right and consumers are having a hard time deciding which one to get. For this comparison, we're going to take a look at Motorola's Moto X (2014) and the Google Nexus 5.
The Motorola X-2 or just simply the Motorola X 2014 is the second generation Motorola X smartphone which is more of an upgrade of the first one instead of being a new phone in itself. The Nexus 5 on the other hand is the fifth generation Nexus offering of Google and was created by LG and was codenamed "Hammerhead."
First, screen size. The Motorola X has a 5.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The Nexus 5 on the other hand has a 4.95-inch true HD IPS+ touchscreen with the same screen resolution as the Motorola X (1920 x 1080 Full HD). While sporting similar screen resolutions, the Nexus 5's smaller display screen enables it have a slightly sharper display. more >>
The GoPro company is expected to release its next highly-anticipated sturdy action camera, the GoPro Hero 4, sometime in mid-October. The new camera is to succeed the GoPro Hero 3 and is rumored to have double the processing power, higher 4K resolution capabilities, and a built-in touchscreen display.
While the features have many GoPro fans excited, it unfortunately won't be found on the same camera and instead will be on two separate GoPro Hero 4 variants. The GoPro Hero 4 Black will get the 4K resolution capability while the GoPro Hero 4 Silver will be getting the touchscreen display.
The Hero 4 Black will be able to capture videos in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, a nice increase from the Hero 3 Black's 15 frames per second. With the substantial increase in the video capture frame rate, other resolutions will also be getting an increase in FPS. 2.7K resolution at 50fps, 1440p at 80fps, 1080p/960p/720p at 120 fps. 240fps for 720p resolution was previously rumored but it appears the cameras are incapable of doing that kind of frame rate. more >>