Hold off on buying Apple hardware until after Sept 9, 2015

If you’re considering and iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, hold off until Apple unveils the new versions of them in what looks like will be their special event in early September.

Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell BuzzFeed News the company intends to hold a special event the week of Sept. 7, with Wednesday the 9th being the most likely date. Sept. 9 is the same day on which Apple held this event last year.

Source: Apple’s Fall iPhone Event To Be Held Sept. 9 – BuzzFeed News

Send that Google Map location to your iphone

Google Maps iPhone users can rejoice.  Next time you’re at your desk and you find that restaurant on Google maps, just send it to your iPhone, jump in your car, and let the sexy voice nav lady take over.

The latest version of Google Maps, now in the App Store, lets you send any place you search for with Google Maps on your desktop browser right to an iPhone or iPad. Your phone receives it as a notifcation, and once you tap on it, the mobile app will automatically take you to that spot.

Source: Google Maps now lets you send places from desktop to your iPhone | The Verge

Store all your photos online, free, with Google

We live in a digital photo world, snapping hundreds (if not thousands) of pictures per month. You can safely back them all up, for free. Nice job, Google!

With Google Photos, you can now backup and store unlimited, high-quality photos and videos, for free. We maintain the original resolution up to 16MP for photos, and 1080p high-definition for videos, and store compressed versions of the photos and videos in beautiful, print-quality resolution.

Source: Official Google Blog: Picture this: A fresh approach to Photos

Crash an iPHone with just a text message

From the just-to-weird-to-be-true-department:

A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app, allowing a string of characters sent to a person via iMessage or SMS to crash an iPhone and cause the Messages app to crash after being opened.

Source: New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix] – Mac Rumors

Why you should drop your Android and switch to iPhone

People ask me all the time about what kind of phone they should get. Almost without exception, my immediate response is “Get an iPhone” for the simple reason that unless you want to massively geek-out with your phone on a regular basis, the iPhone, simply, works.

I feel even stronger about my anti-Android feelings. iPhones don’t do anything crazy; they just work. And it is that distinction that makes them the best phones to have.

Source: Switching to iPhone from Android – Business Insider

iPhone 6S features leaked

Here’s what’s said to be coming:.

  1. Force Touch
  2. Camera upgrade (12mp)
  3. Additional microphone for noise cancellation.
  4. Faster CPU & more memory
  5. Improved Touch ID
  6. Improved durability

Will you get one?

Force Touch is what will likely prove to be the key selling point of the 6S models. Having introduced it on the Apple Watch and 13-inch MacBook Pro it makes perfect sense for Apple to extend this to the iPhone (and eventually the iPad).

Source: Massive iPhone 6S Leak Reveals 11 New Features

What’s rumored for the iPhone 6s

Looks like we’ve got changes being floated around including a faster processor, inductive charging (look ma, no cable!), sapphire screen (shatter/scratch resistant), and a better camera.

These *are* rumors so keep that in mind.

Source: Apple iPhone 6S Release Date, News, Price and Specs – CNET

Will you get the iPhone 6?

Your phone will be your universal computing device

In your car, living room, or on the desktop, your future phone will control all.

Which phone goes to the car: iPhone or Android?