Sure, flip phones haven't been popular since the days of Motorola's RAZR and similar handsets, but that doesn't mean they can't make a comeback. Martin Hajek gives us a look at what an Apple Watch meets iPhone version would look like, complete with a mini secondary display used for notifications. "In Japan these huge flip-phones are called 'garakei' and they are still very popular, despite the iPhone also gaining marketshare in the land of the rising sun. What if Apple ever decided to make an iPhone especially for the Japanese market? Introducing the...garakeiPhone! It comes complete with the obligatory lanyard detail and of course it comes in gold, space grey and rose gold," said Hajeck. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on how to make your own magnetic silly putty.
Always seem to find your charging cables tangled up? Then here's an easy tutorial on how to make them all tangle-proof with a simple coil. Grab any charging cable, a ballpoint pen / pencil / etc. with a cap, wrap the cable around it, secure the cable to cap, use a hairdryer to ensure it stays coiled, and you're ready to charge. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an amazing 3D-printed Stargate.
Unlike other iPhone accessories, the Lumenati CS1 is cinematic "smartcase" that "combine[s] the technological features of a digital device with the cool design, ergonomic ease and natural narrative that the lo-fi classic camera is known for." It's focused on iPhone film making, with its gun-style handle that offers a more comfortable and stable way to shoot footage, as well as a finger trigger to turn on recording when it's pulled and off when it's released. That's not all, a hot-shoe mount accommodates external lights or a microphone. Continue reading for a few videos and to find out how to get your own.
Siri, both in its original version and as an iOS feature, adapts to the user's individual language usage and individual searches (preferences) with continuing use, and returns results that are individualized. The name Siri is Scandinavian, a short form of the Norse name Sigrid meaning "beauty" and "victory", and comes from the intended name for the original developer's first child. It's a great feature for getting information, but sometimes the responses you get are unexpected to say the least, including when asking it to divide by 0. Continue reading for more.
DxO Labs has just unveiled DxO ONE, compact 2.65-inch accessory that transforms your iPhone into 20.2-megapixel camera with DSLR-quality images. The company managed to cram a 1-inch CMOS BSI sensor, also used in Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras into the device, and the front sports a 2mm-equivalent f/1.8 lens with a 6-blade iris. There's no display on the device because it's designed to connect to your iPhone or iPad via Lightning connector, enabling you to swivel the camera in each direction 60°. Photographers can use a free iOS app to control the settings, like aperture, shutter speed as well as the ISO, of the DxO camera. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of a good samaritan restoring faith in humanity
Apple's iPhone 6S is rumored to come with 2GB of RAM and Force Touch technology, which enables the display to detect the difference between a light tap and a hard press, enabling you to access new types of gestures and controls. In addition to this rumor, patent filings published on Thursday revealed that Apple is experimenting with waterproofing methods for future iPhones and iOS devices. The images above show a Rose Gold model, which has a copperish tint. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of an amazing hand-forged replica of Link's Hylian Shield.
Always wanted a DSLR-like experience with your smartphone? Then look no further than the BeastGrip Pro. To start things off, the video above was shot with an iPhone 6, BeastGrip Pro, Beastgrip DOF adapter, and a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. This accessory is essentially a universal lens adapter and camera rig for smartphones. You can set it up however you want, whether it be a basic tripod mount or a full-featured professional. Its patent-pending design has an adjustable lens mount and clamps that adapt to just about any phone, thanks to the redesigned lens mount assembly being built on a three-way axis. That's not all, the company has also unveiled new BeastGrip conversion lenses as well as a DOF (Depth of Field) adapter for use with SLR lenses to capture shallow depth of field images using manual focus. Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter page.
Let's face it, there are some iOS notifications Apple hasn't included that would actually come in handy, such as one for drunken texting. If your text message contains more than "x" amount of typos, a notification pops up that either fixes them automatically, or closes out "Messages" entirely. Also, for the times you feel speakerphone is appropriate in public, but we all know how that goes. Continue reading for more.
Seasoned iOS users probably already know why there are some calls that require you to "Slide to Answer" while others can be declined, but there are new iPhone owners that might be perplexed. As long as your phone is locked, it will only let you "Slide to Answer", with the option to "Decline", "Accept", "Remind Me", and "Message" appearing only in unlocked mode. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - includes a very smart parrot.
Sometimes, shock value is actually a better selling point than just an ultra minimalist design. For example, having a coffee cup holder built into a phone case probably isn't the most practical of items, but can you imagine the social media attention you'll receive from people who spot you using it? That alone is worth more than any gold-plated and / or jewel-encrusted phone case out there, if...you're into that sort of thing. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today.