Ten years ago, the iPhone App Store was just about a year old, and very much a Wild West in the world of software development. Some software makers saw a chance to get rich quick with cheap gimmicks, while others made efforts to turn venerable websites or desktop programs into mobile apps. Others still came up with entirely new ideas that endure even now. By looking back, we can learn a lot about how the App Store matured and evolved. Novelty apps that thrived when the iPhone itself was still a novelty eventually gave way to sophisticated games. Other apps proved so popular that Apple eventually built their features into iOS itself, effectively dooming them as stand-alone products. The ideas that have stuck around longest have either benefitted from the backing of tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, or have kept themselves fresh through years of feature updates. To come up with this list, we used archive.org and its March 2009 snapshots of the app listing website AppShopper, … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to the hottest iPhone apps of 2009?
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Antonio Villas-Boas, provided by Published 6:39 am CDT, Sunday, April 7, 2019 YouTube/Hugh Jeffreys Australian YouTuber Hugh Jeffreys completely restored an Apple iPhone 8 he purchased in terrible condition on eBay for about $200. He had to buy some extra parts, like a new glass panel for the display, a new housing, and a new battery. Still, Jeffreys ended up with a 256GB iPhone 8 for much less than a brand new model from Apple, or even an Apple refurbished model. Perhaps it's my recent obsession with watching car restoration videos on YouTube, but I found Australian YouTuber Hugh Jeffreys' restoration of a damaged iPhone 8 very satisfying. Apart from satisfaction, it was also amazing that an iPhone in such bad shape could be cheaply purchased on eBay and restored to look brand new, and even customized with an exterior color that the iPhone 8 doesn't even come in. What Jeffreys essentially ended up with is an iPhone 8 with 256GB of storage that cost him under $400 and … [Read more...] about This iPhone 8 model costs $750 brand new, but a YouTuber bought a damaged one on eBay for $200 and completely restored it
Selling an iPhone, sending it through the mail, or troubleshooting its software problems are just a few reasons why you would want to restore an iPhone to its factory settings. Resetting your iPhone will delete all of your personal information and revert the phone back to Apple’s original software system. If you don’t want to lose your information, don’t forget to back up your data on iCloud or iTunes before you wipe it from your device. Here’s an easy step-by-step to resetting iPhone. Your iPhone is about as personal as a fingerprint these days, storing everything from embarrassing selfies to bank information in one pocket-sized device. Whether you’re trying to sell it, protect your information while it’s being repaired, or troubleshoot software problems yourself, you might find yourself needing to reset your iPhone. Resetting your phone to its factory settings will take it back to the basics it came with: no contacts, playlists, pictures, … [Read more...] about How to reset your iPhone to its factory settings
British designer Imran Chaudhri helped change the world when he envisioned the user interface of the iPhone, helping define how humans would interact with those ubiquitous handheld computers for decades to come. Chaudhri went on to design the interfaces for the iPod, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV before leaving Apple in 2017 to start Hu.ma.ne, a company with the mission of creating “the next shift between humans and computing.” Here the designer and engineer shares his tips and tools for getting the most out of every day. What books are on your nightstand? Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. A reminder of what living a meaningful life can and should be. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. The most epic of journeys is the one that happens inside of you. Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein. I love how the simple reconstruction of letters can bring giggles to the entire family. The Tao of Wu by The RZA. Hip-hop can be rooted in so much … [Read more...] about iPhone interface designer Imran Chaudhri’s most important tool is an old-school notebook
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Personal Tech | How to Save on Your Next Apple Purchase Supported by Tech Fix If recent increases are any indication, chances are your next iDevice will cost even more. We analyzed how prices have shot up and offer ways to buy for less. ByBrian X. Chen Jan. 30, 2019 Gadgets like Apple’s iPhone have become so powerful and durable that you can wait many years before buying a new one. The bad news is that your next upgrade will probably cost a lot more. Consider that last year, Apple raised prices for most of its products. They included its iPhones, Apple Watch, Mac Mini, MacBook Air and iPad Pro. (Yes, that is nearly the company’s entire gadget lineup.) Apple has said the increases were necessary because the products had become more complex and expensive to make. Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s … [Read more...] about How to Save on Your Next Apple Purchase