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Is an 8GB iPhone 5c really the answer?
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday March 19, 2014

Apple yesterday revealed a cheaper iPhone 5c that obviously looks like an attempt to drum up sales for the struggling phone. Is that really a good idea?

Apple iOS in the Car is now CarPlay, a phone-meets-automobile integration system launching later this year
By Andrew Kameka on Monday March 03, 2014

Apple today announced that iOS in the Car, the platform that links smartphones and in-car infotainment system, is now CarPlay. The company also revealed that several automobiles will launch with the system later this year.

Apple CEO sees Touch ID as the mobile payment option of the future
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday January 28, 2014

Apple has sat out the mobile payments race while several companies have fought to wrestle control over what is expected to soon be a multibillion-dollar industry. However, based on recent reports from the Wall Street Journal and comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook, mobile payments won't exclude the iPhone for much longer.

iPhone NFC payments now official with AT&T Isis case
By Andrew Kameka on Friday January 24, 2014

The Android monopoly on the Isis mobile payments system ended today with AT&T's announcement that it is now selling a specially made case for the iPhone that can make payments at NFC-enabled sales terminals.

Apple is releasing two smartphones with bigger screens, says Wall Street Journal
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday January 23, 2014

Apple plans to release two smartphones later this year, and both devices will be larger than the current 4-inch display seen on the iPhone 5S. You may have read similar reports several times before in recent months, but the latest comes from the more reputable Wall Street Journal.

Nearly 8 out of 10 iPhones and iPads run iOS 7
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday December 31, 2013

Apple's adoption rate for its most recent major release of iOS has climbed to a whopping 78 percent. Of the tens of millions of iPhones and iPads in the wild, the vast majority are running iOS 7. Apple reports that only 18 percent of devices use iOS 6; 4 percent use iOS 5 or an earlier version of the software.

iOS 7 Jailbreak released to free up iPhones and iPads
By Andrew Kameka on Monday December 23, 2013

Apple smartphones and tablets running iOS 7 can now remove some of the restrictions and modify settings or software to suit their needs thanks to a new jailbreak tool that makes iOS 7 devices more customizable and powerful.

Apple iPhone 5c weak sales may hold up China Mobile release plans
By Andrew Kameka on Friday December 20, 2013

The Apple iPhone 5c was supposed to be a less expensive iOS handset that would be more attainable in emerging markets, but sales reports of the device paint a picture of the cheaper iPhone being less appealing than expected. That may cause problems for Apple's planned expansion into China.

iPad Air Review (Wi-Fi only)
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday November 20, 2013

It's amazing how much a product can change in a generation or two. What's even more amazing is that despite differences in feeling between the iPad Air and previous generations, very little separates the the latest iOS tablet from its predecessors. For many people, that may be a good thing.

Apple iPad mini with Retina display now on sale at Apple.com
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday November 12, 2013

Here's a surprise for anyone interested in an Apple iPad mini with Retina display. It was originally believed that the tablet would not launch until the end of November, but Apple has starting selling the iPad mini online. If you're in the market for a new tablet, you might want to grab one now because of one obvious reason: scarcity.