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by wicked at Sep 15, 2014
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What better way to celebrate the upcoming iPhone 6 release other than a giveaway? Better yet, an otterbox giveaway? Otterbox was kind enough to host this giveaway/contest and one lucky iPhoneForums.net registered member will win one of these 4 iphone 6 cases of your choice!

Rules are simple, simply post in this thread what color iPhone 6 you'll be getting and which iPhone6 Otterbox case interests you the most. This contest will end in 3 days and one random winner will be chosen. The Otterbox iPhone6 lineup can be found here and as follows:

Defender Series:
– Triple-layer, ultra rugged iPhone 6 cases made to survive the bumps, drops and scrapes you encounter on your adventures
– Built-in screen protector shelters every inch of the 4.7” display, defending against scratches, scrapes and scuffs
– Protective membrane cradles the Touch ID to block dust and debris and enhance device functionality
– Customize your case with a variety of color options and build your own personally designed case
– Belt-clip holster keeps your device handy and provides a mini-stand for hands-free use

Symmetry Series:

– Dual-material construction makes this one of the slimmest, most protective iPhone 6 cases in its class
– Sleek and slim iPhone 6 case is a cinch to install
– Make this stylish iPhone 6 case your canvas for design when you choose from a full spectrum of wraparound colors and graphics
– Streamlined design delivers tough protection from drops and shock

Commuter Series:

– Safeguard your device from the daily grind with this slim but sturdy iPhone 6 case
– Tight-fitting port and plug covers keep grit and grime from building up in your jacks, ports and inputs
– Comes with a stick-on screen protector...
by iDan at Jun 7, 2010
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by dgstorm at Sep 18, 2014
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The world of cyber-security just got better for iOS 8 users. Agile Bits, the creators of the popular 1Password app and service just made their remarkable software FREE to new users on iOS. On top of that, previous users of the v4 of the software get a free upgrade to the Pro version.

For those unfamiliar with the software, 1Password basically lets you securely store your important data and passwords, and can automatically log you into websites with a single button. With 1Password, you no longer need to remember your username, password, or even the website address.

The new pricing model is not all though. This newest version also includes some added functionality with iOS 8, including the ability to work with Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor! Awesome!

Here's a quick breakdown of the rest of the cool new 1Password features for iOS 8:
by Maura at Sep 18, 2014
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Epic Games announced today that the Epic Zen Garden demo that it showed at Apple’s WWDC2014 keynote to demonstrate the power of iOS 8, and in particular the power of Apple’s new Metal API, is now available in the App Store as a free download.

Here’s Epic Game’s description of how to operate the demo and some of the features you can find by playing around in the demo:

Those with older iPhones and iPads should note that the demo requires either an A7- or A8-equipped device to operate, which is only iPad Air, iPad Mini Retina, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Click here to download the free game: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/epic-zen-garden/id915975445?ls=1&mt=8

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by Maura at Sep 18, 2014
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As the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus arrive in stores in the first launch countries around the world tomorrow, Australia is gearing up to be the first country where the phones will officially go on sale, and MacRumors reports that the excitement is growing throughout Australia, with fans lining up around the block.

Stores should be just about to open in Australia, and MacRumors has some great pictures of the lines of customers outside an Apple Store in Doncaster, Australia, who have been camping out from 6am the previous day. Apparently the line is so long it actually runs the entire length of the shopping center.

MacRumors reports that other photos from Twitter user @rodgerodger in Brisbane, Australia, show the lines outside the store there.

And for those who have decided to have their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus delivered to their home and bypass all the lines, MacRumors says that some devices are already on their way ready for delivery.

Image credit: @rodgerrodger

Source: MacRumors
by dgstorm at Sep 18, 2014
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One of the coolest new features of iOS 8 is the widgets which show up in the notification panel, but they won't be enabled by default in every instance. Because of this, we wanted to share a useful breakdown of how to install and use widgets on your newly upgrades iOS 8 device.

Here are the steps:

  • First you need to install apps that already have widgets for iOS 8 created for them - alternatively you can update an app to the latest version if the app supports widgets.
  • Next, after you have installed the app, you need to pull down the Notification panel on your home or lock screen and head to the "Today" section.
  • In the bottom of this area look for an "Edit" button. This will take you to another screen where widgets can be set up (although you won't find the word "widget" anywhere).
  • Specifically, Apple widgets will show up by default in a "Do Not Include" tab next to a green "+" sign. Clicking on it will enable the widget, but if you click and hold it, the right side of an active widget will let you move it up and down your list. Alternatively, if you tap on the red "-" sign, this will remove widgets.
  • Once you have activated a widget by pressing "Done" in the upper right, the widget will show up in the "Today" area, and that's it!
Here's a link to a handy list of the most current iOS 8 apps which have widgets already: http://www.iphoneforums.net/threads...-apps-with-notification-center-widgets.69078/
by RaduTyrsina at Sep 18, 2014
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From time to time, certain popular apps and games from iTunes are getting a discounted price. Today we're informing you about Stealth and Godfire: Rise of Prometheus games, which are getting some nice discounts. Here's the official description of Stealth sounds like:

Here are some of its main features:

  • A stealth game designed for mobile
  • Hide behind any wall or object!
  • Accurate touch commands
  • 6 different environments in a unique Heroic Fantasy world
  • Master different weapons
  • Game Center Achievements
  • Texts in english and french. Other languages will be added later.

Stealth is now available for just $1.99, and it was previously $4.99, so you'll end up saving $3 with your purchase. Here's the the description of Godfire: Rise of Prometheus sounds like:

By the looks of the graphics and the ratings of the games, these seem to be some good items to buy for your new iPhone. So go ahead and follow the links from below to get them.

Source: Stealth on iTunes
Source: Godfire: Rise of Prometheus on iTunes
by dgstorm at Sep 18, 2014
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So, based upon Apple's own reveal, we know that some version of the Apple Watch will start out at $349 in pricing, but Apple has yet to reveal any specific pricing for any of the devices. Some speculate that the Sport version of the Apple Watch will be the one that starts with the $349 price, while the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition will command a higher premium.

Apple did reveal some of the materials the devices will be made of, however, which lead analyst John Gruber to predict what he believes the prices of these devices might be. His analysis is probably quite shocking if true.
According to Gruber, the following pricing model is very realistic based upon the materials the devices will be made of:
  • Apple Watch Sport with aluminum/glass: $349
  • Apple Watch with stainless steel/sapphire: $999
  • Apple Watch Edition with 18-karat gold/sapphire: $4,999
Yes... you read that number correctly, the gold version of the Edition watch could be as much as $5,000 USD! Gruber points out that this is because the watch will not be "gold-colored" or gold plated, but will actually be 18-carat solid gold. Based upon the price of gold and the weight of the watch case, Gruber estimates that the bare minimum price we will see for this version of the watch will be $2,000, and could get as high as $10,000.

He points out that an 18-karat gold Rolex Submariner Date costs around $34,250, (or $8,550 for the stainless steel version), so when you put it in that perspective, the price isn't too crazy. Still, if true, it means Apple really does intend to compete more in the watch industry, rather than the smartwatch industry.

What do you think of Apple's chances in this arena?

Source: DaringFireball.net