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Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app is a phenomenal tool to capture buttery smooth timelapse video with more options and tweaks offered than iOS 8’s built-in timelapse feature. But if you’ve got a new iPhone 6 and want to record 1080p Hyperlapses you’re out of luck, unless you know how to access its secret settings menu.
Hyperlapsers can tap into their iPhone’s full potential by accessing the hidden ‘Labs’ menu that lets you tweak everything from your recording resolution, frame rate, speed multiplier options and even the sound levels.
Here’s how to access Hyperlapse’s secret settings:
If you’re not satisfied with the banging bass blasting out of your Beats headphones, you might soon be able to take them to the Genius Bar for a tune up.
Apple notified its service providers this morning that they will soon be responsible for offering post-sales support on all Beats headphones and speakers, according to an email obtained by TechInGreek, indicating Apple retail stores will be adding Beats support in the near future.
Here’s the note sent to official Apple Service Providers:
Working for Apple takes an insane level of dedication, so to help keep its top female talent around long, Apple is joining Facebook to provide free egg freezing for non-medical reasons.
Successful egg freezing allows women extend their fertility by storing eggs at a younger age for use when they’re older. The new process has become a viable family planning option for women who don’t want to put their career on hold, but procedures usually come at a steep price.
Mailbox, the iOS app that makes whittling your inbox down to zero as easy as a few finger swipes, has been working to bring its popular service to OS X since April, but after a long beta testing period it’s announced that Mailbox for Mac is finally available to everyone.
The full details of Apple’s second-generation iPad Air will be revealed in just four short days, but Apple.Club.tw has published a photo of an alleged iPad Air 2 logic board that reveals Cupertino has a souped up A8X chip ready for the new tablet.
If the logic board is genuine, it confirms rumors that Apple will improve the Air’s performance with a special A-chip variant, like the A5X and A6X processors used in previous iPads. The logic board also appears to contain 2GB of RAM, though the chip numbers are a bit hard to read.
Apple’s iPhone 6 ad campaign featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake has churned out some of the company’s funnest ads in years, but to put a British twist on the commercials, Apple’s getting some help from The IT Crowd.
Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade have teamed up for Apple’s UK iPhone 6 campaign and re-dubbed the first two iPhone 6 commercials – ‘Duo’ and ‘Health’ – that were first broadcast in the U.S. last month. The iPhone action and dialogue are pretty much the same as the U.S. version, except listening to O’Dowd’s Irish accent wax poetic about Health.app sounds so much better.
Check out the other ad below:
iPad Air rumors are blowing up ahead of next week's event...
We get slammed 24/7 with new Apple rumors. Some are accurate, most are not. To give you a clue about what’s really coming out of Cupertino in the future, we’re busting out our rumor debunker each week to blow up the nonsense.
The invites are out for Apple's event on October 16th with the rumormill yelling that new iPad Airs are on the way, but could Apple have a few other surprises in store? The return of colored iMacs has been suggested by one of Apple's top bloggers, while others are predicting an iPad that will run both OS X and iOS. Check out this week's servings of Apple rumors and see what our crystal ball is predicting for next week.
Goodbye mute switch
The Rumor: The iPad Air's mute switch will disappear next week.
The Verdict: I hope so. I use the mute switch all the time on my iPhone 6 Plus, but it never seems to get any use on the iPad, other than when I accidentally toggle it when flipping to landscape mode, and it gives Jony an excuse to shave an extra 0.5mm off the body, I'm sure he'll kill it quicker than he can pronounce aluminum.
iPad Air to get Retina HD?
The Rumor: iPad Air 2 will get a Retina HD screen to match iPhone 6 Plus?
The Verdict: The evidence in iOS 8.1 beta 2 looks convincing that Apple plans to increase the iPad's resolution sometime in the future. There haven't been any rumors of iPad display going Super Retina though, so don't get your hopes up that you'll see it next week.
iPad Air's 2GB of RAM spotted
The Rumor: The iPad Air's 2GB of RAM have been spotted in the wild.The Verdict: Sounds likely. Geekbar managed to get their hands on a number iPhone 6 parts before its announcement last month. Now they claim they've got a shot of the 2GB RAM chips destined for the iPad Air 2, and we're hoping it's legit because the iPad needs a performance boost to separate it from the 6 Plus.
Big iPad faces small delay
The Rumor: Production on Apple's 12-inch iPad has been delayed because of iPhone 6 Plus popularity.
The Verdict: We believe it. People are surprised how popular the 6 Plus has been, even though the phablet trend has been ready breakout for the last year.
Foxconn was originally only churning out one 6 Plus unit for every four iPhone 6 units it made, but that's surely changed by now. The 6 Plus is harder to make, but brings in more money. With the 12-inch iPad launch date not even revealed to the public yet, it would be stupid of Apple not to throw as many production resources as it can at its biggest money maker of 2014.
The OS X iPad
The Rumor: Apple's 12-inch iPad will run both OS X and iOS.
The Verdict: Not happening. Tim Cook has made fun of the Surface tablets plenty, likening them to the creation of a toaster-refrigerator hybrid. Swapping between operating systems on Mac is a pain. On a tablet it would still be a pain, and it wouldn't really solve anything. Plus, Apple would have to create a touch version of OS X.
The most likely scenario is that the 12-inch iPad runs a version of iOS 8 that has exclusive features like dual-window and other tools for the big screen that make it a better productivity machine than the tinier iPads.
The return of colorful Macs
The Rumor: Apple's keynote slogan points to the return of Mac hardware in a variety of colors.
The Verdict: Please Jobs, let John Gruber's wild prediction be true. It'd be awesome.
Apple's product lineup has gotten more colorful over the past few years with the addition of colored iPod Touches and the gold iPhone - which was 2013's surprise hit. Maybe Apple's clued in that consumers wouldn't mind color options other than brushed aluminum. Colorful Mac Pros or anodized iMacs would bring back some of Apple's iconic fashion and personalization from the old days, but what I want most is to see the resurrection of the Black MacBook.
It’s been one month since Apple blasted U2’s loud, proud, and totally free new album, Song of Innocence, onto every iTunes account in the world, and now the the complaints have died down, Eddie Cue has revealed how enormously successful the free album has been.
Over 81 million iTunes users have ‘experienced’ Song of Innocence Cue told Billboard, and further divulged that downloads of the album in its entirety have topped 26 million.
iPhone 6 buyers were slightly disappointed to learn that Apple’s newest smartphones only come with 1GB of RAM, but according to the Chinese site GeekBar, Apple is planning to beef up performance on the iPad Air by packing 2GB of RAM onto the new tablet.
The third-party Apple repair site posted a photo on Weibo of what it claims are the new 2GB RAM chips made by Japanese manufacturer, Elpida. Take a look at the chips below :
Bendgate was the Internet’s Meme of the Week at the beginning of October, so if you’re still banging your head to come up with a funny Halloween costume idea, why not poke fun at your own love for Apple and rollout in this DYI Bendgate costume?
The folks at Halloween Costume created this simple iPhone 6 costume you can make at home with just foam or cardboard paper. The display is slightly more forgiving in bend tests, but that might because they forgot to update their iPhone 6 to iOS 8.
If you’d rather go geeky than ghoulish this Halloween, here’s how to make your own Bendgate costume: