iPhone buyers yearning for a much bigger screen will get their wish next year, at least if a forecast from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek comes true.
After meeting last week with Apple suppliers in Asia, Misek issued a note to investors on Monday in which he said that the iPhone 6 would offer a 4.8-inch screen. If true, that would be a hefty increase over the 4-inch screen found in the current iPhone lineup.
Misek didn't reveal exactly what triggered his prediction, but he did note that the new screen size would drive a huge number of upgrades. … Read more
Espier Screen Locker works with Espier Launcher to provide a fully customizable lock screen that has the look iOS fans have come to love on Apple devices, but not everything on offer worked as we expected.
Espier Screen Locker's layout resembles the "Slide to Unlock" screen found on Apple devices. In the slide mode, it functions smoothly and has a pleasant appearance. Additional options such as passcode lock can be set to increase security. Options such as changing the default wallpaper, unlock text, and slider pattern all worked well, and we were also able to add custom … Read more
If you own a 2013 Panasonic Smart TV, which includes the Home Screen interface, you will now be able to customize it with the new "Home Screen Collection." The Collection enables you to pick new wallpapers and layouts from a selection of 20 different options, including nature scenes and even sports stars.
When it comes to customization and even just the attractiveness of its user interface, Panasonic has arguably lagged behind its competitors. The new Home Screen is a good start; the default interface was, in my opinion, rather drab.
To access the new wallpapers, first make sure … Read more
Convertible laptops? Pricey. Haswell laptops? Super-pricey. Lenovo? Didn't get the memo.
For a limited time, and while supplies last, Lenovo is offering the Flex 14 convertible Haswell laptop for $575.28 shipped (plus sales tax where applicable) when you activate coupon code DAILYDEAL101 at checkout. (It's actually already there; all you have to do is click Activate.) Regular price: $799.
The Flex 14 is Lenovo's ideological successor to the Yoga, though ironically it's not quite as flexible as the latter. Although the screen can pivot past where a typical laptop's stops, it stops at 300 … Read more
Voice Lock Screen allows you to lock your Android device using voice password recognition. The downside of using this application is that you have to install AirPush, a search and monetization platform that adds an icon on your home screen as well as in your browser search homepage. There is no opt-out option.
Voice Lock Screen opens to the unlock settings screen where you can set voice passwords by touching the microphone and speaking the password when prompted. It has a streamlined interface that makes it easy for you to set screen passwords and change time and date settings. Saved … Read more
If Samsung's reveal of a forthcoming smartphone with a curved screen sends shivers down your spine and visions of bendable handsets dancing through your head, you may want to rein in your excitement.
While Samsung (and LG and Nokia and Apple) are all experimenting with kinetic displays that move when you bend them, you should prepare yourself for this phone to feature a contoured display instead.
The difference? A screen whose glass topper has been molded in a subtle stationary arc, rather than one you can wiggle.
There's very definitely a precedent for curved displays that give your … Read more
Apple fanboys and Samsung believers aren't going to like this: Google's Moto X has been crowned the king of durability.
The latest "breakability" score by protection plan company SquareTrade claims Moto X is the best surviving smartphone when it comes to drops, slides, and water dunks. Coming in second place is Apple's iPhone 5S, then Apple's iPhone 5C, and lastly Samsung's Galaxy S4. SquareTrade only tested these four smartphones, so its unclear how other brands and models would rate.
Every year SquareTrade tests the durability of new smartphones to see how they fair … Read more