iOS

More iPhone 5C packaging leaks

From all the leaks that have accumulated over the last month, we it seems the we would know exactly what the iPhone 5C look like and the it has internals. The only thing we don’t know is if Apple may throw something at us in the software for the iPhone 5C. Anyways, here are some more pictures of the iPhone 5C packaging, as well as a video of the 5C in use in Safari.

This photo seems to look a lot like the multiple artist’s renderings of the predicted “budget iPhone” before the flood of leaks that has inundated the media began.

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This photo is depicting multiple iPhone 5Cs in their packaging, perhaps to be shipped to Apple to stockpile enough to meet at least some of the demand that comes with any new iPhone launch.

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This photo seems to show a green iPhone 5C in it’s packaging.

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Also, there seems to be a video of the iPhone 5C using Safari, although it could just be an iPod Touch or iPhone 5 in a case. The video is very blurry and was recorded at a low resolution.

Let us know what you think of the 5C in the comments.

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iPhone 5C packaging leak

Well, we’re only 9 days away from the rumoured release date of the iPhone 5S and 5C (new retina MacBook Pros?), and the leaks just keep rolling in. Today, images of the iPhone 5C in it’s packaging, and inner packaging have leaked out of the numerous factories in Apple’s supply chain.

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The iPhone 5C is expected to be released in multiple colours, keeping the internals of the iPhone 5, but passing on the exquisite two tone design of the 5 for a polycarbonate shell. Many of these leaks have been brought to the public by factory workers in China, then communicated through Chinese-language websites to the rest of the world.

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Apple adds new channels to Apple TV

As noted by MacRumours, Apple has just added the rumoured Vevo music channel, a dedicated Weather Network Channel, Disney Channel and XD, as well as the Smithsonian Channel.

The Vevo channel, the Weather Network channel, and the Smithsonian channel are all free to use, while the two Disney channel’s have to be authenticates through a TV subscription.

(Picture courtesy of MacRumours)

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Google releases Chromecast companion app for iOS

Google has released their new Chromecast app for iOS today, which allows the user to manage their Chromcast from their iDevice. The Chromecast itself is a 35$ HDMI dongle which you can stream video from various services from an iDevice, Android device, or a computer with Google Chrome installed.

The full description is here:

Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. No remotes required. Cast your favorites from YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Movies and Google Play Music and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button.

Use the Chromecast app to:

o. Set up your Chromecast to work with your Wi-Fi network

o. Manage your Chromecast settings (such as changing your device name, Wi-Fi password, etc.)

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iPhone 5S and 5C detailed in new high definition video

As noted by Appadvice, a new high-definition video has popped on the Internet that compares the backplates of the rumoured “champagne” iPhone 5S, the often leaked 5C, and the iPhone 5.

The iPhone 5S is expected to look very similar to the iPhone 5, with upgrades in the camera, processor, and GPU departments. It is also rumoured to have a fingerprint sensor built-in the home button, and come in a new “champagne” colour.

The iPhone 5C is expected to keep the internals of the iPhone 5, and will forgo the exquisite two-tone design of the 5 for a multitude of coloured plastic shells.

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Pages for iOS

I bought Pages by Apple to turn my iPad into a productive machine. So far, it seems that this app is worth every penny of its cost. The interface is sleek and intuitive, and typing with my Targus Versavu Keyboard Case has been a breeze. One feature that really stands out to me (or is it that I have just been using old software) is that you can save the document as a PDF, Word file, or Pages file. This really helps people like me, who still use the clunky old software that is Microsoft Office. iCloud integration is nice, but I cannot reap the full benefits of this service as I have only one device with iCloud integration built in (iPad 4th Generation). Accessing documents on my PC through the iCloud web app is good enough for my simple needs. I would love to see more cloud storage integration in the near future as this would provide users with more options for their cloud-storage solutions, especially for users already set up (paying for?) in one of the many cloud-storage ecosystems. However, the chance of Google Drive or Microsoft SkyDrive being one of those solutions is impossible as both Google and Microsoft are two of the largest and most direct competitors Apple faces. Font selection is large enough for my needs as is the shape selection. One advantage Pages holds over its competitors is the ability to insert tables and charts into a document. Other competitors such as QuickOffice HD and Office² HD have not included this in their Microsoft Office replacements. For many, this can be seen as the deal-breaker between buying Pages or QuickOffice HD, Office² HD and the like. However, look for future updates in these apps to include this feature. Competitors such as QuickOffice and Office² include the whole office suite; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for $20 and $8 respectively, while Pages costs $10 and $30 dollars for the whole iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote).
The Leafs Fan’s Rating: 4/5 stars
Pros:
Intuitive Interface
Seamless iCloud integration
Ability to save as PDF, Microsoft Word file or Pages file
Ability to insert charts or tables into the document
Cons:
No other cloud-storage integration
More expensive then competitors at $10 for Pages, and $30 for the whole suite

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