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Need an iPhone case and love buttered toast? If so, then “Fairy And You” has just the creation for you. There’s not much information available on this custom creation, but it does look to be made out of some type of flexible silicone material that not only looks tasty, but can at the very least protect your handset from small drops. Read more for a video and additional pictures.
Sony has just released a new PS4 firmware update (6.50) and this one adds Remote Play for iOS users, which means you’ll be able to stream and play games directly from an iPhone or iPad. Remote Play functionality first appeared on the PlayStation Vita in 2013 and then was later released on Mac and Window platforms three years later. Simply put, all you’ll need is a compatible iOS device and the Remote Play app. Once downloaded, just pair the device with your PS4, sign into your PSN account, and you’re ready to play. .Read more for a video showing how to set this up on your own iOS device.
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Max Weinbach of XDA Developers reports that the Apple iPhone 11 will use a display device capable of being submerged completely underwater. “The next iPhones are probably going to have displays that work underwater. It’s in the prototype stage right now but seems likely. They have a patent for it and are finally doing it,” said Max. There are different IP ratings that establish how rugged something is, for example, a mobile phone rated at IP68 is “dust resistant” and can be “immersed in 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes”. Read more for additional pictures of the folding iPhone that probably won’t make it into production and additional information.
A patent titled “Systems, methods and graphical user interfaces for interacting with Augmented and Virtual Reality environments” could be hinting at the development of an Apple Augmented Reality (AR)-based headset that would connect to an iPhone and enable users experience an environment where computer images are projected on the real world. The headset would wirelessly communicate with a computer and iPhone. Read more for a picture of the filing and additional information.
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Mobile World Congress 2019 is set to have several 5G smartphone reveals, along with the Samsung Galaxy Fold, but unfortunately (or fortunately), this iPhone with a flexible display won’t be one of them. It’s based on the recently filed patent and can be folded inwards or outwards, thanks to a bezel-less flexible display. This render features a single front camera, a dual camera setup out back, and a USB-C port at the bottom. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Apple may have revealed a new iPhone or mobile phone-like device through a recently released patent filing that hints at a flexible display. This patent for a device with a foldable display and a hinge is a continuation of another one the company had first filed in 2011 and later updated in 2016. Published on February 14, 2019 by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), it describes that flexible displays may be mounted to the housing portions overlapping the hinge, which if rotated relative to each other, the flexible display may bend. Read more for a video and additional information.
Russia-based Caviar has introduced their latest line of luxury iPhone models, and it’s called “The Great Presidents Collection”. Limited to just 99-units each, they’re available in iPhone XS and iPhone XS models since they take 10-days to make, complete with a luxurious black leather box. The handsets feature 24-carat gold plating and shows a portrait of one of the former presidents, with a quote directly from the president underneath their bust. One caveat: prices start at $4,900+. Read more for a hands-on unboxing and additional information.
Netflix for iOS has just got Smart Downloads, so when you finish watching a downloaded episode, this feature will delete it, and then automatically download the next episode. Plus, this feature only turns on when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so your data plan will never be used, and it won’t impact your device storage. “We know how annoying it can be to go through all your apps and delete files you no longer need; we also understand that when it comes to Netflix, the faster you can get to the next episode you want to watch, the better. Whether it is smart downloading or viewing a mobile preview, we realize the best part of Netflix is connecting with the stories you will love in an easier and more fun way,” said the company in a press release. Read more for additional information.
Warby Parker’s Home Try-On program back in 2010 allowed customers to select multiple new frames online before testing them out for five days in person. Once finished, they could commit to a pair of glasses after returning the frames by mail. Today, the company released a tool that allows customers to try on frames in its app using augmented reality. It’s actually the first app capable of rendering the glasses in a live, 3-D preview on your face with augmented reality. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
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For those who receive FaceTime calls on a regular basis, it may be time switch off that function, or at least for now if you’re running iOS 12.1+. A newly discovered bug lets you eavesdrop on the iPhone or Mac you’re calling even without the other party answering. Simply start a FaceTime call, swipe up to add a person, and then choose your own phone number to create a group FaceTime call. If you automatically answer the call for the first person, both the caller and the original recipient will be able to hear one another, or if the caller is quiet, this lets them eavesdrop if the recipient did not hear the original call. Read more to see the bug in action.