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5 Ways to Have fun With Your new iPhone 12


Today we want to share 5 ways to have fun with your new iPhone 12.  It is Fall, which means a few things. One of those things is the launch of the new iPhone – the iPhone 12. The new iPhone is always a coveted item for many people – from athletes, musicals, and movie stars to influencers, “Applephiles,” and everyday people (with enough money to drop on Apple’s annual release).

It always takes a while for individuals to get accustomed to their new phones. From new features, updated interfaces, and different applications – it can take a bit to experience your new phone fully. To help you out, here are five ways you can enjoy your new iPhone.

Calculate Your Friends Height

new iPhone 12One feature of the new iPhone producing headlines is the camera’s ability to calculate the height of people. This new feature is not overly important – as knowing people’s height is not pertinent information unless you are writing a police report or trying to buy someone clothes.

Still, it can add some fun when you are out with friends arguing about how tall of you are. Or if you are out on a first date and their dating bio height seems off. Any way you use it, you can have some fun with this feature.

Bet on Sports

While this feature existed on previous iPhone models, many were unaware you could download mobile applications to bet on sports. The best betting apps on the iPhone allow bettors to bet on dozens of sports from all over the world.

Betting on sports on an iPhone is also great when you are on the go. Whether you forgot to bet on the game before you headed out for the night or you are out watching the game and want to jump into the action live, mobile betting apps on the iPhone are the way to go. This feature is also the only one we list you can use to make money to buy your next iPhone. 

Use People Detection If You Are Visually Impaired 

This feature is designed for blind people or have low vision, but you are welcome to test it out yourself. The new feature “people detection” helps visually impaired people detect people around them to help them navigate the world.

The feature uses augmented reality to detect and relay information to the phone owner. The feature is used in many different scenarios. Some examples include knowing if a seat is empty at the park or on the bus or knowing when to move up when waiting in line.

This feature is one of the biggest positives we have seen from the new iPhone. While the phone may not be without the budget for everyone, lower-priced phones may soon add this in, helping out a significant enough of people.

Enjoy 5G Connectivity

Enjoy 5G Connectivity  Apple’s newest version of the iPhone is the first to come with 5G capabilities. As 5G – even with the controversy and conspiracies around it – is growing in availability, having a phone with access is nearly necessary.  Depending on your provider and where you live will determine if you have access to a 5G network. However, if you can access one, you will have no problems streaming 4k or doing anything else that requires a lightning-fast connection.  If you cannot get 5G yet, do not worry. Everything on your phone will function without connecting to a 5G network.

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Apple’s newest version of the iPhone is the first to come with 5G capabilities. As 5G – even with the controversy and conspiracies around it – is growing in availability, having a phone with access is nearly necessary.

Depending on your provider and where you live will determine if you have access to a 5G network. However, if you can access one, you will have no problems streaming 4k or doing anything else that requires a lightning-fast connection.  If you cannot get 5G yet, do not worry. Everything on your phone will function without connecting to a 5G network.

Take Nighttime Selfies

While older iPhone models had nighttime mode, the new iPhone added it to their front-facing camera. This addition makes it much easier to send selfies in the dark – whether you are comfortably in bed or out at night.

Honorable Mention: You Get to Go Out and Buy a Plug 

So, this last – we will call it a feature for the sake of this article – is more of a joke or jab than a feature, but we should mention it, nonetheless. The new iPhone does not come with a plug for the charging cable.

Apple claims it did not ship a plug to cut down on packaging. The cord it ships with the phone also requires a USB 3.0, meaning older plugs will not work. If you have an older charging cable, you can use it, but buying a USB 3.0 plug will help charge your phone faster.

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Fashion Illustration App: Chic Sketch


Ever wish you could save all your OOTD’s in one place and make a custom fashion sketch to share with friends and fellow fashionistas, and serve as a place of creativity and inspiration for your future Instagram OOTDs? Thanks to “brainchild” Jordan Edelson, CEO and founder of Appetizer Mobile, and Emily Brickel Edelson, published fashion illustrator, designer, and entrepreneur, all of your fashion dreams can be made possible with iTunes’ free fashion illustration app: Chic Sketch.

Much like the fashionista who takes the time to find individual pieces that fit her style, Jordan and Emily have made sure to incorporate ideals of the app that make its use personable and unique to you. No two sketches will be alike, and each sketch will be generated in a quick fashion illustration style creating an authentic and custom piece just for you. In addition to your own gallery created with your favorite outfits in beautiful sketches, you can also view live galleries of other users’ sketches and have a chat or express your opinion.

As if this wasn’t enough for a fashionista’s heart to explode, watch a time-lapse video of your Chic Sketch being drawn – every fashion lover’s dream. If there was ever a time for the universe to collide in a way to make our style outfits created by fashion-forward illustrators, this app would be it.
Feel free to share your sketches via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Chic Sketch is available on iOS devices in the Apple Store as well as Android devices in Google Play. If you thought your Instagram feed was on point before, you have no idea how “obsessively Instagrammable,” as Chic Sketch says, your feed will be.
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Fashion Illustration App: Chic Sketch: Featured Image courtesy of Chic Sketch

This Week In Music News: Drake vs. Meek Mill


The music industry is in a bit of a whirlwind lately. Or some sort of self-imploding time bomb. Take your pick of metaphors, but it can be a complicated subject to follow closely and understand. This weekly column will aim to synthesise that news and make it more digestible for you. In an attempt to not completely bore you with lawsuits and corporate rumors, we’ll mix in some celebrity news and the latests updates from the music charts. Let us know what you want to see here in the comments.
Drake vs. Meek Mill
If you haven’t heard about this Meek Mill vs Drake dispute by now, you obviously haven’t been around a water cooler or say looked at the Internet lately.
Here’s the quick breakdown. Meek Mill, a rapper who prior to the success of his latest album was probably more well-known as the fiance to Nicki Minaj, called out Drake (is it fair to assume we all know who Drake is by now?) for using a ghostwriter during the two artists’ collaboration on “R.I.C.O.” A good ol’ fashioned rap battle broke out from there. Drake dropped the diss track “Charged Up” in response to Mill’s accusations, which is more of a warning shot before the storm to come. Without a response from Mill, Drake drops another diss track “Back To Back Freestyle,” putting Mill down 2-0. Mill responded Friday with his own diss track, which was received less than warmly, mostly because people can’t tell what he’s even saying. All the while, Nicki is most unpleased to see her future husband fighting with her “Anaconda” lap dance friend. At this point, I’m expecting Taylor Swift and Nicki to collab on their own response to the whole affair.
This notion of ghostwriting and public rivalries is nothing new. Artists have been battling since the dawn of blues, when guitarists would go back and forth on stage attempting to out shred the other one and prove their virtuosity. Fans love fighting over who’s better as much as the artists themselves do: Beatles vs. Rolling Stones, Notorious B.I.G. vs. Tupac, Ramones vs. The Sex Pistols. These arguments are as old as rock ‘n’ roll itself and fuel our interest with music.
Ghostwriting isn’t by any means a new phenomena in hip hop either, with its history in popularity dating back to “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugarhill Gang. Of course, an artist’s reputation will be placed in higher regard if they solely write their own lyrics, or elicit the help of credited writers, but plenty of reputable artists have used ghostwriters and will probably continue to. The sheer volume of music high-profile artists are expected to put out these days almost always requires some outside help. It would be nice, however, to see those lyricists get some sort of credit for their work, even if it’s only pay-to-hire. Maybe this outing can destigmatize the whole ordeal.
Writers play an important role, but the flip side of the coin is who is performing the written material, and when it comes to that, I think Drake has Mill beat. In the mean time, at least we’re getting some new tunes out of it.
Music Business News
The “Happy Birthday” song could be made free to use
30 Rock fans may remember an exasperated Liz Lemon trying to stop everyone in the studio from singing “Happy Birthday to You,” in fear that it’ll cost too much to air live. This is a classic Hollywood joke because it’s true. Warner/ Chappell, the publishing group with ownership over the song, is reported to make $2 million a year off the song. However, a filmmaker is disputing Warner Music Group’s right to the song, which could make it free for use in media. Liz Lemon would certainly appreciate it.
Pandora loses legal battle for lower royalty rates
This week, Pandora lost a legal battle against the performance rights organization BMI that would have allowed the popular Internet radio service to pay a smaller royalty rate to BMI and its catalog of artists. This can be kind of complicated, but it’s really pretty simple. Terrestrial radio stations (the stuff you play in your car on traditional FM and AM stations) pay a lower royalty rate than Pandora does to stream its radio service to your phone or computer. Pandora feels it should pay the same rate as most terrestrial radio stations (1.7%). There are plenty of opinions out there about who is in the right on this argument, but for now, all you need to know is Pandora won against the other PRO ASCAP earlier this year and now appears to be losing against BMI. It’s likely Pandora will appeal.
Spain’s music economy is rebounding thanks to streaming services
For the first time, more revenue was generated for the Spanish music industry from digital sources including Spotify and YouTube, marking another victory for streaming music advocates who see these apps and others like them as the future of the industry.
Apple Music hits reported 10 million subscribers in less than a month
If you haven’t tried out Apple Music yet, you’re out of the 10 million club. The new music streaming service is off to a good start, but the real test begins when these initial three-month free trials expire. How many of the early adopters will stick around as the $9.99/month price tag rolls in?
Chart Watch
Surprisingly, the biggest news this week comes from the trending charts. Twitter blew up with Drake vs. Meek Mill news and that’s reflected in the charts as Drake’s “Charged Up” slips into a debut spot at No. 3 on the Twitter Top Tracks Chart and as of Sunday night popped up to No. 1 on the Trending 140. It’s still too soon to tell if the charts can declare us a winner in this on-going feud, but Meek Mill’s response track “Wanna Know” didn’t see nearly as much traction on the real-time updated feed. Maybe these Twitter charts will actually be good for analysis after all.

The other big chart news came from none other than One Direction. The newly reformed four-piece band dropped a surprise single “Drag Me Down,” which sounds like the boys back in form — catchy guitar riffs, solid songwriting, and of course, those voices. Looks like the ever popular group will continue on without its bad boy Zayne.
The Hot 100 remain relatively steady with OMI’s “Cheerleader” and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” taking the first two slots. “Watch Me” by Silento shot up two positions from last week to take the No. 3 spot. Three big critically acclaimed albums saw their way into the top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200: Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free at No. 6, Tame Impala’s Currents at No. 4, and Future’s DS2 debuting at No. 1. Be sure to check out all three of those fantastic albums.
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3D Phone Cases


If you’ve recently checked out our website, you probably noticed a few additions: one being our new phone case shop! We have 3D phone cases that match our outfits, phone cases featuring our favorite brands, phone cases that make a statement, and phone cases that—well, you get my point. If you’re looking for stylish cases that your friends will be eyeing, we’ve got you covered. And the best part: you can also personalize the phone cases right from the website! Below are some of the cases our readers are buzzing about.
Blue Circuit
This decked out blue case is perfect for any stylish tech junkie out there, whether you’re buying it for yourself or a friend. Its overlapping blue circuits combined with its sleek design create a 3D cyber world that you can easily fit in your pocket.
We couldn’t escape from the galaxy print last summer. It was on everything: our sun dresses, swimsuits, and even our tights. So what better way to carry it into the winter season than having it displayed on our phone case? The only difference is we have revamped the galaxy print! This new design makes it possible to view this spacious artwork at every angle. Thank the heavens for 3D technology.
Surreal Landscapes
This is great for anyone who loves to travel or is interested in the beauty this world has to offer. Having realistic pieces of artwork right in the palm of your hands will definitely attract some attention.
If you’re looking for a case to match your outfit, we’ve got this one and many more to choose from. If you’re going for that pale pink vintage look or even the country girl look, you can easily bring your outfit together with this lovely case.
Boris Vallejo
We didn’t forget about our Sci-Fi Fans! Take a look at this case; wouldn’t you agree that it’s just gorgeous? I don’t think there is a better way to represent your love for everything mystical than with this phone case. But it doesn’t have to stop here! Just check out our website for more Sci-Fi cases to choose from.
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iPhone 6 and iOS 8 Release


Apple has done it again ladies and gents, the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 release has taken over the technology world! Another year, another iPhone and another iOS update. Released just a few days shy of last years iPhone 5c and 5s, we welcome the birth of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
We’ve all heard that ‘bigger is better’– well, ‘bigger than bigger’ seems to be the motto for these newest members of the Apple family. Prior to the release of the iPhone 6 duo, iPhone screens on average measured with a 3.5-inch screen display (diagonally) with the iPhone 5s and 5c at 4″, but it seems like Apple had other plans in mind for this new generation. Topping the list at 4.7″ (iPhone 6) and 5.5″(iPhone 6 Plus)
With much of its influence stemming from the design of the iPad Air, the 6th generation iPhone’s aesthetics are something to take note of. Both with glass faces, curved around the edges and aluminum backs, the 6s are not only the newest, but also the thinnest iPhones to date. Last year Apple boasted about the iPhone 5s being the best iPhone ever, well now the 6 is here and with 4 million pre-orders within its first 24 hours of availability, it might be safe to say there is a new sheriff in town.
If you happen to be an existing iPhone user and haven’t gotten your hands on the new iPhone, don’t worry there’s something for you to be excited about too– Apple would never leave their loyal customers without something new to always look forward to.
The iOS 8 update is here and ready to make the life of an iPhone user even easier than before!
With new messaging updates, location sharing, new apps, photo editing and more. So even if you don’t run out and get the iPhone 6, there’s still something for you to bask in!
Photos courtesy of Huffington Post First Post Apple Inc.

Tom Ford Gets Secretly Married


Tom Ford, the well-known fashion designer revealed that he is indeed married to his partner of 27 years, Richard Buckley. The exciting news was revealed at the Regent Street Apple store in London last night, while Ford was chatting to Kinvara Balfour. He didn’t make a lavish announcement, but instead casually slid it into the conversation rather nonchalantly. “I lost so many friends in college – I would say more than half of my closest friends. Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life. We are now married which is nice,” he said. “I know that was just made legal in the UK which is great; we were married in the states.” (Glamour Magazine)
So Tom Ford gets secretly married, and nobody finds out until he decides to tell them? Talk about being in control of your personal life. The happy couple met at a fashion show back in the 80’s, and have a son together, Alexander John Buckley Ford. After being together for so long it was only right that these love birds finally made it official. I wish Tom and Richard all the best in their new marriage, and send out a huge congratulations to the newlyweds!
(Featured Image courtesy of Glamour Magazine)

Snugg iPhone 5 Pouch Case Review


Before I begin, let me preface this review with a confession, I’m a complete and total klutz.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with my stature: I’m about 6’3” and 160 pounds.  Now match my gangly figure with the coordination with of an infant and you’re just starting to get the picture.  I’ve come to accept that nothing in my immediate circumference is ever safe, and my smartphone is no exception.  So naturally, I began to counter my boundless butterfingers with protective cases for my beloved iPhone.  However, I’ve tried everything from Otterbox to IvySkin, and every case seems to meet the same fate: either falling off or falling apart.
Then, www.thesnugg.com contacted me, asking if I could I could do a review on one of their cases, and I thought, Sure, why not?  I had just upgraded to the iPhone 5 and my anxiety was increasing alongside the deterioration of my short-lived Apple store case.  While I awaited my Snugg iPhone 5 Suede Pouch Case, I began to do some research on the company.
To my surprise, Snugg tablet and smartphone cases had a pretty impressive resume.  Their cases are the not only the biggest seller in the United States, but the best sellers on Amazon.com in the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan.  Also, it’s not just anyone purchasing these cases, there are big names using Snugg merchandise including Justin Timberlake, Hugh Jackman and Simon Coweland.  Plus, they’ve supplied custom branded cases to Cadillac, GMC and even more prestigious: The CIA.  Basically, these things are selling like hotcakes, Snugg told me that they’re selling many as one every 90 seconds.
And sure enough, my very own Snugg case arrived in the mail.  I picked out their Pouch Case Style for the iPhone 5, which comes in Tan Suede, Black Leather and Brown Leather.  After I finished caressing the soft, creamy exterior of my Tan Suede case, I slid my phone into the pouch opening.  Not only does case appear to mold to the shape of your phone, but once it’s in the pouch, it’s virtually unscratchable.  Also, to say that my phone fit ‘snugg’ is an understatement, it’s practically impossible for your phone to fall out.  And if when you do want to remove your phone (this is where it gets cool), the case has this little magnetic tab on the front that pulls out a retractable elastic band while simultaneously releasing your phone.  Extra bonus: on the backside of the case, there’s an extra pouch that holds business cards and cash!
Overall, the Snugg Pouch Case, like their other products is luxurious, trustworthy and affordable.  Not only does it feature high quality materials and craftsmanship, but it also comes with a Lifetime Guarantee.  Normally, I believe their iPhone Pouch Case retail price is an affordable $34.99, but on Snugg.com, they’re currently at the insanely cheap price of $14.99.  Visit www.thesnugg.com.