Jul
27
2014

Apple lets Bitcoin back onto the iPhone

Bitcoin believers should be happy as Apple has announced that the company was developing a new mobile payment system that could come out as soon as possible.

Apple approves now bitcoin wallet apps as it permits bitcoin wallets in its App Store. Before then, it had been a rocky ride for folks who wanted to receive and send bitcoins on their iPhones as in the past Apple dropped popular wallet apps such as Blockchain and Coinbase from the App Store, without even explaining the reasons.

CoinPocket is the first approved app which allows users to sell and buy bitcoins on their iPhone. It was built by Michael Enriquez, an independent software developer from Cleveland, who calls his app a bit of a “resume-builder.”

In spring 2014, Michael Enriquez wrote a Web-based version of CoinPocket that could operate with bitcoins on the iPhone. As soon as Apple announced that it would be OK with virtual currencies, the young developer decided to build a full-fledged iOS app, and he submitted CoinPocket for approval, getting the jump on much more popular wallet software. Ten days after Enriquez’s application the app was approved. It usually takes a few hours to get accepted after going into “in Review”, but this time it took a few days, so Apple seems to scrutinize more carefully Bitcoin matters. Enriquez had more than 2,000 downloads just in two first days, which is apparently a good sign for Bitcoin and IPhone enthusiasts.

Bitcoin adepts with iPhones will tell you that Apple blocked Bitcoin apps that allow users to send and receive Bitcoin in the pas (but for some odd reason, a wallet app from Blockchain managed to avoid getting bumped for years. With Blockchain, you could scan QR codes and easily send and receive Bitcoin via mobile. They say that members of the Bitcoin community would tell people to use the app but to keep quiet about it. But finally Apple kicked Blockchain with little explanation from Apple (removed from the App Store due to an unresolved issue). The situation has changed for the better for both IPhone and Bitcoin followers. Sell iPhone and sell bitcoins is since now just the same.

Bitcoin on iPhoneLast Wednesday, I stupidly dropped my iPhone in the bath, and my life has sort of spiraled almost out of control (Patrick Stewart, an English film, TV and stage actor). Photo: Igotoffer.com

Jun
17
2014
New iMac mid 2014

If you’re looking to replace your old iMac with something better, you may be in luck. Apple is planning to release an upgraded model for its all-in-one line of computers next week while lowering the prices of the previous machines currently on the market.

According to the website MacGeneration, these new and improved iMacs will have slightly faster processors and may include Thunderbolt 2 ports. Apple’s 27-inch iMac models will be available with a 3.3-GHz Core i5-4690 processor, a 3.5-GHz Core i5-4690 processor or a 3.6-GHz Core i7-4790 processor. Meanwhile, the 21.5-inch models will come with 3.0-GHz Core i5-4590 processors and 3.5-GHz Core i5-4790S processors. Overall, the chips in these new iMacs are expected to be about 100MHz than their predecessors.

This latest news comes right on the heels of the debut of Apple’s OS X Yosemite operating system, which offers improved iOS integration and an improved interface with translucent windows and new icons. The OS X Yosemite operating system will be available as a public beta in July.

In the past when Apple released a faster version of the iMac, they cut the prices of the current generation. That will most likely happen again, but how low the prices will go remains to be seen.

In the meantime, this could be the perfect opportunity to sell your current generation iMac if you are planning to upgrade. If you want to sell your iMac or any of your other old Apple devices, iGotOffer can take them off your hands and pay you what they’re worth. This can be a great way to save money towards an iMac upgrade, so contact us today for more information.

Apr
27
2014
Earth Day
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Earth Day

People are often at a loss when they find themselves with old computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. Electronics are seen as pretty disposable these days, especially when there’s always a new iPhone or iPad just around the corner, so chances are that you have at least one electronic device lying around that you don’t use anymore.

You may be tempted to just throw your old cell phones, laptops and tablets away. After all, you’re not using them anymore, right? Well, you should probably think twice before you do that. You may think that a tiny broken cell phone would be harmless if you threw it in the trash, but the truth is that many electronics contain materials such as cadmium, mercury, lead and nickel that can be harmful to people and the environment when they aren’t properly disposed of. In fact, throwing electronics out with the rest of your trash is illegal in many states.

Alternatives to the Trash

Since throwing old electronic devices in the trash is bad for the environment and illegal in some places, what’s the alternative? Many cities throughout the country have recycling programs that will take old computers and cell phones off your hands and recycle them or dispose of them safely. That’s usually the best way to get rid of older electronics, but what about newer devices? Things like iPads, iPhones and Mac Pros are expensive, and even if they’re broken people may still be reluctant to part with them without getting something back to offset the original cost. Fortunately, there are alternatives available. iGotOffer buys used and even broken iPads, iPhones and other Apple products at competitive prices. They can cover the costs of shipping, and you can even arrange from them to pick up your device if you are near their New York location. You can find out more about these services at iGotOffer.com.

No matter what you decide to do with your old electronics, remember that they should never simply be thrown away. Many devices contain materials that can be harmful to the environment, so think about either recycling your electronics or selling them if you think they could be refurbished or repaired.

 

Apr
3
2014
iPad Microsoft  Office

Apple’s iPad is still the dominant tablet on the market, but it’s been facing some stiff competition from other products such as the Microsoft Surface Pro. The Surface Pro is certainly more powerful than the iPad, but it still seems to lack the appeal of Apple’s tablet. As powerful as the Surface Pro is, it is also much more expensive. It also has a less elegant design than the iPad Air, the display isn’t as sharp and vibrant and the speakers on the iPad are just a little more powerful. As much as the Microsoft faithful love their Surface Pros, the iPad just seems like the better machine overall.

 

There is only one area where the Microsoft Surface Pro outshines the iPad, and that’s in productivity. As a Microsoft product, the Surface Pro was always capable of running a version of Microsoft Office, which has been the most widely used software suite for years. The iPad didn’t have its own version of the iconic Office suite, and this has always held the tablet back in the eyes of many. However, that looks like it’s become a thing of the past, because Microsoft just released a version of Office designed for the iPad this past Thursday, ending what may have been the longest period of anticipation in the history of iPad apps.

 

If you’re familiar with the Microsoft Office suite (and who isn’t), you should know what to expect from the iPad version. It has almost all of the programs and features found in other recent versions, except everything seems to have been streamlined with the iPad’s operating system and display. As with other current versions of Office, all of your work is saved to the cloud-based Microsoft OneDrive storage account, which means that you will be able to easily access files using other devices. The one major downside to Microsoft Office for the iPad is that there is no option to print files directly from the device itself. On the other hand, accessing a Word document or spreadsheet created on your iPad with another machine capable of printing isn’t a difficult task.

 

Now that Microsoft Office is available for the iPad, perhaps now would be a good time to invest in a brand new iPad. Even if you already have a Microsoft Surface Pro, you can always sell it to iGotOffer when it comes time for a new tablet. iGotOffer offers free shipping and competitive prices for used or even broken devices, and it could be exactly what you need to help you afford a new iPad Air 2 or the iPad 6 when it comes out. For more information about how you can get paid for a used iPad or any other Apple device, contact us online at iGotOffer.com.

 

Sources:

http://time.com/42648/microsoft-office-ipad/

http://time.com/40406/office-ipad/

Mar
28
2014
iPad Lifecycle
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iPad Life Cycle

It sometimes seems like fans of the iPad are always looking forward to the next release of their favorite tablet, but a new study suggests that many iPad owners are more attached to their devices than many realized.

 

The study in question was performed by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, or CIRP. For the report, 2,000 U.S. customers who purchased an iPad, iPhone or Mac in 2013 were surveyed. It was suggested that while iPhone users tended to replace their devices with newer models every two years, the replacement cycle for the iPad is closer that of the Mac, which is usually replaced by a new model after two to four years. Some users may even be willing to hold on to their iPads for up to ten years, which is closer to the ownership span of a modern television.

 

Furthermore, the study suggested that iPad owners were willing to wait a week or more to replace a broken or stolen device, and that they were twice as likely to give their old iPads to friends and family members after they upgraded to a newer model.

 

Industry analysts are concerned that the relatively low replacement rate of the iPad could affect future sales as the tablet market becomes saturated. The concern is that iPad users will be more likely to hold onto their old iPads instead of buying new models and that new users will just receive hand-me-down iPads as gifts.

 

On the other hand, sales figures suggest that Apple has little to fear from declining sales. The iPad is still the highest selling tablet on the market today, with a record 26 million units sold in the first quarter of 2014.

 

Selling Your iPad

 

Although the iPad does have a great shelf life and will last you for years, there will still come a time when you may want a replacement. Whether you want to upgrade to the latest model as it comes out or you simply want to get rid of a broken device, consider selling it to iGotOffer. iGotOffer buys used or even broken Apple devices from anywhere in the United States, all while providing free shipping competitive prices. Visit them online today for more information.

 

Source:

http://ipad.macrumors.com/

Jun
11
2013

Apple started selling its new MacBook Air laptops on Monday with the cheapest 11-inch model sporting $999 price tag. The most expensive is the 13-inch upgraded model with $1299 price. For comparison, the Retina MacBook Pro comes with $1499 entry-level price with the most expensive variant taking $2799 price point.

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Jun
11
2013

Depending of your device you will be able to upgrade to IOS 7 in two to four month from now. It will be supported on iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and 5th-generation iPods. The good news for iPhone 4 holders is that no upgrade is required to experience new IOS and you can keep your iPhone 4 for now.

Jun
10
2013
New Mac Pro

Apple introduces the new Mac Pro on WWDC 2013. Prior generation Mac Pro has been selling for over four years without significant changes.

New Mac Pro will have four USB 3 and 6 thunderbolt ports as well as full size HDMI connector.

Finally, it  is the time to think about selling your old Mac Pro!

Jun
4
2013
iPad mini sell $259

According to Citi research analysis Apple could drop price for iPad mini and sell it as low as $225 to compete with affordable Android devices.

May
31
2013
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Apple is expected to fire off an iPad mini 2 with Retina Display this year along with the iPad 5. Apple is going to possibly keep the current generation iPad mini and sell it at a very attractive price below $250.