All items tagged with "iPod Touch"

The iPhone 5c Could Have Been A Modified iPod Touch

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In the past, when anyone has talked about the possibility of a low-cost iPhone aimed at the budget market, most have assumed that Apple would essentially take the iPod touch — currently the cheapest iOS device, after subsidies, which saves on cost in a number of key regards like screen quality, speed, storage and more — and graft some cellular modems onto it. Yet when Apple unveiled the iPhone 5c, what they showed was a smartphone that was essentially an iPhone 5 in a plastic shell. In other words, a last-gen iPhone that was cheaper for Apple to make, but not necessarily to buy.

Yet according to new court documents coming out of the latest Apple vs. Samsung case, such a vision for the ‘cheap’ iPhone was not always meant to be. In fact, Steve Jobs himself believed that the budget iPhone should be based off of the iPod touch.

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And The Winner Is… Best eBook Reading App

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Next time you are traveling somewhere or commuting your way to work, look around you. It’s evident that the number of book lovers who have taken to reading on a digital format has risen significantly over the years. In 2011 and 2012, Amazon said it sold 105 books for its Kindle e-reader for every 100 hardcover and paperback books, excluding free eBooks.

Though it has become apparent in recent years that there is a slight fall in the growth of eBook sales (particularly so in 2013), eBooks are still far too compelling to die out, and today we tend to use more than one medium to consume the same thing. So next time you’re hesitating to pull out your Kindle or iPad mini on the bus or train due to the watchful eyes of a “book snob,” just remember that it’s not possible to please everyone, and that there are still thousands of benefits to the electronic book format.

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The Griffin Twenty: An AirPort Express Amp That Brings Your Wired Speakers Back To Life [Deals]

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This Cult of Mac Deals promotion is going to do its part to bring your speakers back to life.

The Griffin Twenty is a system that takes your existing speakers and allows you to do something new with them. You don’t need an iPhone speaker dock, or Bluetooth speakers, or cables. Connect your favorite speakers to Twenty, and it acts as your stereo receiver for pure digital sound. And right now you can get The Griffin Twenty for 30% off – just $69.99.

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Thieving Monkey Goes Bananas For Child’s iPod Touch

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It’s well known that Apple products are regularly the target of pickpockets, but apparently iThievery extends to less evolved primates also.

A 10-year-old girl visiting New Zealand’s Auckland Zoo had her brand new iPod touch (a combined birthday and Christmas present) pilfered by a sneaky spider monkey.

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Power Up With The Apple-Approved Lightning Cable And AC Charger [Deals]

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Have you ever seen this message when you’ve bought a third party cable for your iOS device?

“This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone.”

This Cult of Mac Deals offer is delivering a cable and charger combination that is MFi-Certified so you know the quality is up to Apple standards. The Apple-Approved Lightning Cable and AC Charger is the ideal solution for your iOS charging needs – and Cult of Mac Deals has it for only $26.99.

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Asphalt 8 For iOS Gets Twitch In-Game Streaming

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Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS has become the first mobile title to adopt Twitch in-game streaming. The feature allows players to beam their gameplay to Twitch viewers all over the world, and all that’s required is an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

To celebrate the update, developer Gameloft is live-streaming the game for 24 hours.

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Volvo Demonstrates CarPlay Integration In New XC90 SUV [Video]

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Volvo today confirmed that it will be one of the first to support Apple’s new CarPlay platform in its upcoming XC90 SUV, and it has released a new video that demonstrates how the technology will be used on the road to send messages, view maps, and control apps like Spotify.

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Grab An Apple-Certified Lightning Charge And Sync Cable At A Great Price [Deals]

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Cables wear out, get lost, and you never know when you’ll need another, so grab one of these to keep in the car, at the office, or tightly wound in its packaging until you call it up from the reserves.

Cult of Mac Deals has another great deal lined up for those of you who have been looking for that extra cable for your iPhone. And this Apple-approved Lightning cable is available at an amazing price…just $17.99!

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Unleash Your Inner MacGyver With The Sensordrone [Deals]

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After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, Sensordrone is here to turn your smartphone into the world’s first mobile, wearable, programmable, sensing computer.

Packing more than 11 sensors into one tiny package, Sensordrone turns your smartphone into a carbon monoxide detector, non-contact thermometer, gas leak detector, lux meter, weather station, diagnostic tool, breath analyzer, and more. And Cult of Mac Deals has it for only $149 during this limited time offer.

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Install iOS 7 On Unsupported iPhones & iPod Touches With Whited00r 7

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Love iOS 7, but don’t have a device powerful enough to rock it? Good news — Whited00r, the custom firmware for older iOS Devices that adds many of the features of newer versions of Apple’s mobile operating system — has just been updated to version 7, and it brings a lot of iOS 7’s look and feel along with it.

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