Sneak Peek: What’s Coming Up on Handz Studioz — Lots of Apple

On Tuesday, September 9, Apple released information regarding its newest smartphones, the iPhone 6 and 6+, the long awaited iOS 8, and a long-speculated Watch.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, said, “iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history. The iPhone is the most loved smartphone in the world with the highest customer satisfaction in the industry and we are making it much better in every way. Only Apple can combine the best hardware, software and services at this unprecedented level and we think customers are going to love it.” Personally, agree with Mr. Cook. As you may, or may not know, a while ago we posted about speculations regarding iOS 8 and the iPhone 6; that post contained rumored specs as well as other information. Now we have confirmation about the specs and new features, release dates, etc.

As expected, Apple will release two models of its 6th-gen smartphone: the 6 and the 6+. The 6 will have a screen size of 4.7″ and a resolution of 1334 x 750, and the 6+ with a screen size of 5.5″ and a resolution of 1920 x 1080. This will allow for competition with larger phones like the Samsung Galaxy s5 and LG G3.

Apple also released information about an Apple Watch (commonly referred to as the iWatch) that will be comparable to the Samsung Galaxy Gear. You can expect more information about the Watch within the next few weeks.

Apple then released information about iOS 8, which will have a revamped messages app, a new health app, and better iCloud syncing, along with other features. You can look for an in-depth iOS 8 review on Handz Studioz after iOS 8 comes out on September 17. The iOS update begins at 10 AM Pacific Time (1 PM Eastern).

You can pre-order the iPhone 6 and 6+ starting on September 12 (today). The new iPhones will be officially out on September 19, but with cool new features such as 240 fps at 720p HD, iOS 8, a revamped camera, and more, maybe the pre-order is worth it. We’ll see what we can do about getting our “Handz” on one to review for you.

Don’t forget to follow to be notified about our upcoming iOS 8 review, the Apple Watch, iPhone 6, and more! This was just a sneak peek; there’s a lot more to be watching for. We plan to have an in-depth review for each aspect of Apple’s new lineup so you can have a relevant, comprehensive reference as these are released.

-The Editor

View Page Source — For iOS!

One of the frustrations for me, being a coder and all that, is the inability to “View Page Source” of a website from my iPad. Today I’m going to show you how to fix this annoying issue — legally and completely for free, no hacking, jail breaking, or anything similar involved. It’s as simple as copy + paste!

Step 1: Go to any website, any website at all. For this demonstration I’m using Google.

Google

Step 2: Bookmark whatever website you’re using.

Bookmark Website

Step 3: As you bookmark the site, delete the name and change it to, “Show Page Source.”

Change Name

Step 4: Once you’ve saved the bookmark, go to your bookmarks tab and tap “Edit.”

Tap Edit

Step 5: Tap on your “Show Page Source” bookmark. Delete the URL and paste in the following:

javascript:(function()%7Bvar%20a=window.open(‘about:blank’).document;a.write(‘%3C!DOCTYPE%20html%3E%3Chtml%3E%3Chead%3E%3Ctitle%3ESource%20of%20’+location.href+’%3C/title%3E%3Cmeta%20name=%22viewport%22%20content=%22width=device-width%22%20/%3E%3C/head%3E%3Cbody%3E%3C/body%3E%3C/html%3E’);a.close();var%20b=a.body.appendChild(a.createElement(‘pre’));b.style.overflow=’auto';b.style.whiteSpace=’pre-wrap';b.appendChild(a.createTextNode(document.documentElement.innerHTML))%7D)();

(Be sure to copy the “javascript:” part!)
Then tap “Done.”

Paste In JavaScript

Step 6: Now you’ve saved the bookmark with this special JavaScript URL. Now go to any website (it can be the same as the one you used for the bookmark or different, it doesn’t matter). I’m going to use my website for this one.

Handz Studioz

Step 7: Go to your bookmarks and tap on the “Show Page Source” bookmark.

Tap Bookmark

Safari will open a new tab with the page source for whatever site you are currently on when you tap the bookmark.

View Source

So now you’re done. You only have to do this one time. From now on when you want to view the source of a page, simply visit the website and click on your “Show Page Source” bookmark.

Thanks for visiting Handz Studioz and be sure to follow to be notified of future posts! Check out the External Links section (below) if you want to see the site where I first heard about this tip!

-The Editor.

External Links and Credits:
JavaScript credit: Rob Flaherty
Original tutorial: http://appletoolbox.com/2014/03/how-to-view-webpage-html-source-codes-on-ipad-iphone-no-app-required/

Apple’s Upcoming: iPhone 6 and iOS 8

Since Apple recently announced the dates for their annual Developer Conference (WWDC, June 2 2014) there has been much speculation about the unveiling of Apple’s rumored newest products: the iPhone 6 and iOS 8. What will they be like? Will the iPhone get a bigger screen? Will iOS 8 get Adobe Flash? Currently, this information hasn’t been released to us, but the big unveiling is scheduled to be at WWDC.

From some research I’ve been doing, I’ve drawn some pretty interesting information from sites like MacRumors, as well as some conclusions I’ve drawn myself.

MacRumors has some “specs” for the iPhone 6 on their website, and although we don’t really know anything for sure, they came up with some plausible specs for a new iPhone:

  • 2 models, one with a 4.7″ screen (due for release in September), the other (following a little later) with a 5.5″ screen.
  • A sapphire crystal screen (as opposed to the Gorilla Glass II formula used in previous models). This would make it very hard to scratch the screen, as well as giving it better drop resistance.
  • “A faster and more efficient A8 chip”

On their website, MacRumors has this picture of what they speculate the new iPhone will look like:

iPhone 6 (image from MacRumors.com)
I do not own this image. Image courtesy of MacRumors.com.

Personally, I agree with almost all of the “specs” that MacRumors put out, but there is one that I don’t agree with MacRumors on. I’m going to go over what MacRumors put out, and add some comments of my own.

I definitely agree with MacRumors on the upgrade in screen size. Since Samsung has put out their S4 and S5 models, phones have simply gotten bigger, and people like the larger screen size. In order for Apple to stay in the game, they need a bigger phone.

I also agree with the A8 chip specification. People will always want faster and more powerful, and Apple will almost definitely take advantage of that.

Now the specification that I’m not sure about is the sapphire crystal screen. In previous Apple devices, the ‘Gorilla Glass’ formula has been used. Gorilla Glass is an extremely tough glass that can withstand shocks such as being shot with a paintball gun (the Slow Mo Guys on YouTube did a video on it) or being dropped. Although it’s not indestructible, it is pretty tough, and not very expensive. Sapphire, on the other hand, is NOT cheap. If you’ve seen watches with sapphire crystal display covers then you know what I’m talking about. Making a phone with 4.7″ or 5.5″ of this material would raise the production cost significantly. Since I personally don’t think Apple would want to raise their production cost (or the consumer price which would lower sales), I think Apple will probably stick with their Gorilla Glass II screens they have been using.

Now I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the iPhone 6 part of this post, but I’m going to move on to iOS 8 speculations, (possible) new features, etc.

Leaked iOS 8 screenshot from MacRumors.com
I do not own this image. Image courtesy of MacRumors.com.

MacWorld says that one of their biggest frustrations over iOS 7 is the Mail service. Although Apple revamped the application for iOS 7, people continue to have issues with this service. New additions to the Mail App in iOS 8 might include sending all types of files, on-device spam filtering, mail groups, better security, and more.

TechRadar speculates that Apple will add an app called Healthbook, which will track your weight, sleep, exercise, or whatever else you enter into it. It would be similar to the fitness apps on Samsung devices. Other speculations from TechRadar and other sites say that Apple will add TextEdit for more powerful document editing, and Tips for better usability of the device. Speculations suggest that Preview will also be added. TechRadar suggests that Apple might add compatibility for an iWatch that could appear in 2015, getting rid of Game Center, and adding split-screen capability (multitasking) for iPads.

MacRumors concurs with the other two sites, also saying that a revamp of Apple Maps is in store for iOS 8. Apple Maps went downhill due to its lack of functions when compared to Google Maps or other applications. MacRumors speculates that Apple will upgrade its iTunes Radio function as well as add HD Audio.

Thanks for visiting Handz Studioz and we hope that you come back for more!

Don’t forget to Follow to be notified of future posts!

-The Editor.

External Links:
MacRumors: “iPhone 6: Apple’s 2014 Phone”

Macworld: “iOS 8 Changes We’d Like to See: Mail”

TechRadar: “iOS Release Date, News, and Rumors. Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming OS”

MacRumors: “iOS 8: Healthbook and Much More” Check out this article for a timeline of iOS 8 activity.