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Take Control Of iPad Or iPhone Screen Auto-Dim ‘Feature’ [iOS Tips]

Take Control Of iPad Or iPhone Screen Auto-Dim ‘Feature’ [iOS Tips]

Simple, yet effective.

iOS has a lot of great features, some of which are focused on preserving as much battery life as possible. One of them is the Auto-Lock feature, which defaults to dimming the screen of your iOS device after a really short period of time.

This obviously helps preserve battery life, as the less the screen is on at full brightness, the longer you’ll be able to use it on a single charge. If you’d like to control this, though, and even turn it off fully, it’s a simple trip into the Settings App.

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WSJ Confirms Amazon Is Testing A Smartphone That Could Enter Production This Year

WSJ Confirms Amazon Is Testing A Smartphone That Could Enter Production This Year

Amazon hopes to expand its mobile reach with a new smartphone.

Following earlier rumors that claimed Amazon is gearing up to launch a smartphone that will rival Apple’s iPhone, The Wall Street Journal has confirmed with sources that the retail giant is currently testing the device with its suppliers, and that it could enter production as early as the end of this year.

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Things You May Not Already Know About The New MacBook Pro’s Retina Display

Things You May Not Already Know About The New MacBook Pro’s Retina Display

If you’re the lucky owner of a new MacBook Pro, here are some things you should know.

We’ve been drooling over the next-generation MacBook Pro since Apple unveiled it at WWDC earlier this month, and we thought we knew all there was to know about its gorgeous high-resolution Retina display. However, Apple surprised us with a new FAQ page on its website this morning, which reveals a number of things about the notebooks new screen that we hadn’t heard before, which will help you make the most of your new display.

Here are a few of the things that you may be interested in.

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WSJ: New iPhone With Display Of ‘At Least 4 Inches’ To Enter Production Next Month

WSJ: New iPhone With Display Of ‘At Least 4 Inches’ To Enter Production Next Month

It may not look exactly like this, but you can expect Apple's next iPhone to ship with a larger display.

With so many contrasting rumors in recent weeks, it has been hard to predict whether or not Apple will increase the size of the display for its sixth-generation iPhone. But according to sources for The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino company is preparing to break away from its existing 3.5-inch panels in favor of a display measuring “at least 4 inches diagonally.”

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New iPad’s Retina Display Not So ‘Resolutionary’ For Some

New iPad’s Retina Display Not So ‘Resolutionary’ For Some

It's pretty clear in this image that the new iPad's Retina display (right) is suffering from a horrible yellow tint.

Apple’s latest iPad has already been plagued by issues related to its Wi-Fi and 3G connections, but it seems its problems don’t stop there. No, I’m not talking about its slightly warmer feel, which isn’t a real issue. I’m talking about issues with its new Retina display, including yellow, blue, and pink tinting; dead pixels; dust; backlight bleeding and blotches.

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This Could Be The Key To Apple Creating A Larger 4-Inch iPhone

This Could Be The Key To Apple Creating A Larger 4-Inch iPhone

Now that's a tall drink of water...

Whispers have been circulating for months about Apple releasing a larger iPhone later this year. Since the original iPhone launch, Apple has kept the iPhone’s essential dimensions intact, and we still have the same 3.5-inch display size Steve Jobs demoed at Macworld in 2007. While the rest of the smartphone industry has been experimenting with all kinds of crazy screen sizes and aspect ratios, Apple has stuck with a simple 3:2 aspect ratio and 3.5 inches.

There have been plenty of arguments made for why Apple will release a 4-inch iPhone in the future, but one smart forum user has put together an argument that trumps the rest.

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Don’t Try To Use Your iPad In Portrait Mode While Wearing Polarized Sunglasses

Don’t Try To Use Your iPad In Portrait Mode While Wearing Polarized Sunglasses

Forget trying to wear your polarized glasses while trying to use your iPad in portrait mode.

Do you wear polarized sunglasses? If so, you can go ahead and forget trying to use your iPad in portrait mode while wearing them. You think we’re kidding? No.. when wearing polarized sunglasses the iPad’s screen turns black when using it in portait mode — rendering it useless until you flip it over in landscape. Devastating, we know.

Don’t believe us? Check it out on video:

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WSJ: Apple Is Working With Suppliers To Test 8-Inch iPad Mini

WSJ: Apple Is Working With Suppliers To Test 8-Inch iPad Mini

With so many rumors surrounding a smaller iPad of late, even the most skeptical amongst us are beginning to believe. The latest reports comes from The Wall Street Journal, which claims Apple and its suppliers are currently testing a new tablet with a smaller screen said to be around eight inches, that will “broaden its product pipeline amid intensifying competition.”

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How To Enable Orientation Lock On Your iOS Devices [iOS Tip]

How To Enable Orientation Lock On Your iOS Devices [iOS Tip]How To Enable Orientation Lock On Your iOS Devices [iOS Tip]

Sometimes the simplest tips are the most helpful ones, and that’s certainly the case with today’s, which will show you how to enable orientation lock on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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Preliminary Reports Surface About iPhone 4S Screen Quality Issues

Preliminary Reports Surface About iPhone 4S Screen Quality Issues

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There is an open discussion on Apple’s discussion forum where iPhone 4S owners are reporting problems they are having with their new phones display. The majority of complaints are about how the display has a yellow tint which is especially clear when you place the iPhone 4S next to an iPhone 4. There are other lesser complaints about color washouts and contrast in the same discussion thread.

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