Hidden among iOS 8's new features is a pretty neat ability: To record the device's screen complete with audio. This requires both a device running iOS 8 as well as a Mac with OS X 10.10 Yosemite installed.
To use this feature is simple: Connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to your Mac via the USB cable, open QuickTime Player on the Mac, start a new movie recording and set the video input source as the iDevice, along with the audio source.
This way, not only can you mirror everything on the iOS device perfectly to the Mac, you can also record the feed internally for editing and sharing online with no significant performance impact on the device. You can also hook up your Mac to a TV and mirror everything on the iDevice to the big screen, saving you a couple of dollars from buying the Lightning-to-AV adaptor if you already have a Mac.
This is the iFans.com iPhone 6 case roundup. Here, we will feature up to 3 new cases each week (until I run out of cases), except for the first week when an initial batch will be featured. All featured cases will be shown in the second post of this thread.
Each case will get a single picture (multiple upon request) along with a short summary of how I feel about the case. This will include a quick design overview, protection it provides, size, and at the end, a recommendation: recommended, recommended with caution, or not recommended. Speacial features or issues I run into will be done on a case by case basis (if they exist).
The following categories will be talked about
Thin/Minimalist: These cases aim to give the closest feeling to a naked device. Generally only have...
iOS 8 has a bundle of new features, one of them is the predictive text. In iOS, on the default keyboard only though, you can highlight a word simply by double-tapping it. If you then press the shift button you'll get a suggestion (in the predictions) to have the same word with the first letter capitalized. If you, however, double-tap the shift button, or activate caps lock, you'll get the suggestion (in the predictions) for the word in full caps. SO YOU CAN YELL A LOT EASIER! Easy way to annoy your friends.
There are some limitations to this, however:
It'll only work on one word at a time :/ So it may be quicker to just turn on caps lock and type it
At the announcement of iOS 8, Apple made a big deal regarding the Health App that would be featured in it alongside HealthKit (the API). With that big deal, they also named Fitbit as an example way for integration. It seems that Fitbit won't be integrating with HealthKit and conforming to what Apple wants. Well, since things that don't want to conform tend to be taken out of Apple Stores. Fitbit is no different. It seems that Apple is planning on removing Fitbit products from its stores.
For a brief moment, screenshots of the iPad User Guide for iOS 8.1 were accidentally released onto the iBooks Store early by Apple, which showed some details of the new devices to be unveiled tomorrow.
By the looks of it, the next generation iPad Air will be called iPad Air 2, and the mini will be called iPad Mini 3. Supportive to previous rumours, both devices will feature the Touch ID fingerprint sensor first introduced with the iPhone 5S in 2013, however the mute/speaker switch will not be removed from the side of the unit contrary to previous claims from unverified sources.
The iPad Air 2 will also come with some camera upgrades, namely gaining the burst mode feature previously exclusive to iPhone and iPod touch devices. There are no details of image resolution or signs of a slow-motion video recording mode, though.
All will be revealed by Apple tomorrow at their media event.
Google made a lot of announcements today, so we'll go over them pretty quickly here. Essentially, two big devices that have increased in price, some pretty drastically with a smaller answer to Apple TV.
Android has been updated to add in a few needed key features as well as changing the default runtime. As Google walks away from Dalvik's VM and into ART, the core of Google's Android becomes more closed source, but also more efficient.
A little while back, I reviewed HiFiMan’s new HE-560. It is probably one of the best headphones out there today. The HE-400i is aimed to be a an upgrade to their recently discontinued HE-400 and serves to give a light-weight package and be able to be drive easily, even out of something like an ordinary iPod or iPhone.
Driver: Planar Magnetic
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 35 kHz
Impedance: 35 ohms
Sensitivity: 93 dB
In the Box
From a design perspective, the 400i follows suit with the rest of the HiFiMan line regarding the housings. They offer a similar shape to what has been offed in the past. The 400i offers a nice glossy, reflective finish that is sleek and stylish with a light blue tint to it. They look fun and stunning and overall the design is coherent. The...
Previously, I have reviewed the Silverstone EB-03 amplifier. I found it to be a bit on the bassy side making a statement that a brighter DAC would benefit it much. Additionally, I did mention that the EB-01E DAC was designed to look nice with the EB-03. Well, not only do they pair nicely in terms of design as a stack, they synergize quite well together.
In the Box
RCA to 3.5mm Female Cable
Design-wise, the EB-01E is a slimmer model that follows the same exact aesthetics from its EB-03 amplifier counterpart. Besides being a little shorter in height, the dimensions are exactly the same. The front curve gives the simplistic box a nice twist design wise while the brushed aluminum looks profession and gives the design some complexity.
With the release of the second beta for iOS 8.1, Apple has closed the trick that allowed users to install certain apps, and run them, using a simple calendar date change. This trick was originally popularized by a number of emulators that allowed themselves to install using this method. Apple has banned emulators on the App Store for a number of reasons, so closing this hole ensures that emulators will not be allowed on non-jailbroken devices.