Apple sued over iPhone 6/6 Plus "Touch Disease"

Apple sued over iPhone 6/6 Plus "Touch Disease"

A proposed nationwide class-action lawsuit was filed on Saturday over the "Touch Disease" that seems to be afflicting a number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones. The problem causes a flickering gray bar to appear at the top of the screen, after which the touchscreen becomes completely unresponsive.

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Apple World Today 60-second Video Tip: Turning off Reachability

Apple World Today 60-second Video Tip: Turning off Reachability

The large screen iPhones (iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus) have a feature called Reachability that's useful when you want to use the device one-handed, but it's easy to accidentally trigger the feature when you don't want it. In today's 60-second Video Tip, we'll talk about Reachability and how it's used, and also how to shut it off for good.

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Belkin partners with Apple for in-store screen protector installations

Belkin partners with Apple for in-store screen protector installations

Despite the fact that the super-hard glass used on iPhone screens keeps getting better, the screens are still the most fragile and expensive portion of the device to replace. Most iPhone buyers refuse to purchase screen protectors of any sort because of those past bad memories of mis-installation that resulted in hairs, dust and bubbles under the protector. Starting today, Belkin ScreenCare+ will provide in-store installation of screen protectors at Apple Stores right at purchase time.

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Mixpanel numbers show that iPhone 6 and newer models make up the lion's share of iPhones in use

Mixpanel numbers show that iPhone 6 and newer models make up the lion's share of iPhones in use

For developers who are trying to make best use of the powerful features built into the most recent models of iPhone, it's important to know just how many of those devices are in the wild. Mixpanel recently released some information showing that the iPhone 6 models (iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus) make up 61.41 percent of all of the iPhones in use.

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AWT News Update: December 4, 2015

AWT News Update: December 4, 2015

Friday afternoons are a great time for Swift Sandboxes, bad rumors, and pants catching on fire:

  • Apple makes Swift open source, IBM creates an online development tool (that isn't working today...)
  • Sony buys Toshiba's camera sensor manufacturing to bolster production for Apple
  • Digitimes has a dumb rumor...
  • A man has to pull his pants off in a Home Depot parking lot when his iPhone 6 Plus catches on fire
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Kenu Airframe+ Leather Edition cradles your iPhone in luxury

Kenu Airframe+ Leather Edition cradles your iPhone in luxury

Back in the old days -- before I got my iPhone 6 Plus last year -- whenever I got into my car I immediately put my phone into a Kenu Airframe. It's an expandable holder for the iPhone that clips into any air vents in your car. I liked the fact that it kept my iPhone cool on hot days by blowing air conditioned air over it, and I had the iPhone at eye level so I could glance at it for directions. Kenu has just come out with the Airframe+ Leather Edition

 (US$39.95), a new version of the classic car mount that not only works with the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus, but has a leather finish so it looks classy while doing its job. 

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