How To Watch Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Event

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We’re less than 24 hours away from the official launch of the new Apple Watch. Apple’s event kicks off at 10am Pacific Daylight Time at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco on March 9th 2015.

The Watch was unveiled in September 2014 but Apple has given very limited details about it’s features, release date, battery life, and pricing. In addition, many unconfirmed rumors lead us to believe Apple may have more than just a Watch to show off tomorrow.

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Apple will be streaming the event on Apple.com, for all of their customers to watch. Live streaming video requires one of the following devices:

  • Mac with OS X 10.6.8 (Safari 5.1.10) or later
  • iOS device with iOS 6.0 or later
  • Apple TV (second or third generation) with software version 6.2 or later

Often, you’ll be able to find online sources rebroadcasting the stream for users who do not have access to an Apple device.

Follow Along

If you’re unable to watch the live video stream on Monday, there’s many other ways you can follow along! For a real-time live blog, we recommend checking out the front page of MacRumors.com.

On Twitter, @MacRumorsLive provides very accurate information and updates from the live event. You can also follow @TechZany for occasional updates, as well as the very-active hashtag #AppleLive.

Time Zones:

  • 10:00 am Pacific (Vancouver, BC)
  • 11:00 am Mountain (Calgary, AB)
  • 12:00 pm Central (Winnipeg, MB)
  • 1:00 pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)
  • 2:00 pm Atlantic (Halifax, NS)
  • 2:30 pm Newfoundland (St John’s, NL)

Reminder: California, and most of North America, observes Daylight-Saving time.

Live Coverage of Apple’s October 16th Media Event [Video]

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We’re less than 24 hours away from the official unveiling of Apple’s new iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2, and the public launch of OS X Yosemite. Apple’s event kicks off at 10am Pacific Time on October 16th 2014 and we’ll have live video coverage of the event right here on TechZany.com! Watch as the countdown hits zero, and Tim Cook takes the stage!

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Location:

Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California, USA

Time:

  • 10:00 am Pacific (Vancouver, BC)
  • 11:00 am Mountain (Calgary, AB)
  • 12:00 pm Central (Winnipeg, MB)
  • 1:00 pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)
  • 2:00 pm Atlantic (Halifax, NS)
  • 2:30 pm Newfoundland (St John’s, NL)

Live Coverage of Apple’s iPhone 6 and “iWatch” Media Event [Video]

We’re less than 24 hours away from the official unveiling of Apple’s iPhone 6 and rumored “iWatch” wearable device. Apple’s event kicks off at 10am Pacific Time on September 9th and we’ll have live video coverage of the event right here on TechZany.com! Watch as the countdown hits zero, and Tim Cook takes the stage! Until then, why not check out our expectations and rumor roundup in our latest blog post: “iPhone 6 – What To Expect“.

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Location:

Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, USA

Time:

  • 10:00 am Pacific (Vancouver, BC)
  • 11:00 am Mountain (Calgary, AB)
  • 12:00 pm Central (Winnipeg, MB)
  • 1:00 pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)
  • 2:00 pm Atlantic (Halifax, NS)
  • 2:30 pm Newfoundland (St John’s, NL)

 

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4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6 Leaked Case Preview

Comparison of 4.7" and 5.5" iPhone 6 Cases

Comparison of 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6 Cases

As the expected release date of Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 6 approaches, leaked photos and products continue to surface that feature a new form-factor in 4.7″ and 5.5″ sizes.

Thanks to multiple OEM manufacturers, TechZany was able to get access to various cases and parts for the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone 6. Although we haven’t yet seen the official housing or back casing of the iPhone 6, these cases and parts come from a very credible source in China. They’re modelled from the iPhone 6 “dummy phone” which is used in the factories for iPhone 6 prototyping. These parts and new form factors have also been confirmed within the supply chain.

5.5" iPhone 6 Case

5.5″ iPhone 6 Case

It is expected that the 4.7″ iPhone 6 will be available in September, following the annual hardware update schedule. However, the 5.5″ iPhone 6 will not be available until later in the year, or early-2015 due to manufacturer issues with hardware design, according to multiple sources.

The hardware mockups, dummy models, and cases that have emerged seem to follow a consistent design on the 4.7″ model. As for the 5.5″ “iPhone 6S” or “iPhone Note” (As it’s being called by some Chinese manufacturers), there is the possibility that Apple will reveal this later in the year, rather than at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 2nd 2014. It may also have some unique features or technology that isn’t currently being tested nor available in the supply chain and therefore, would not be demonstrated in these preliminary case designs.

Check out the photos below! For other photos, details, and information about the upcoming iPhone 6 (and other Apple products), follow @TechZany on Twitter!

4.7" iPhone 6 Dummy Models

4.7″ iPhone 6 Dummy Models

 

4.7" iPhone 6 Case

4.7″ iPhone 6 Case

Comparing 5.5" iPhone 6 to iPad Mini

Comparing 5.5″ iPhone 6 to iPad Mini

 

5.5" iPhone 6 Bottom Ports

5.5″ iPhone 6 Bottom Ports

 

5.5" iPhone 6 Photos from OEM

5.5″ iPhone 6 Photos from OEM

iPhone 6 Camera Modules

iPhone 6 Camera Modules


iPhone 6 Dummy - White

iPhone 6 Dummy – White


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F.lux Promises To Help You Sleep

According to research done by the American Medical Association, exposure to excessive light at night, including extended use of electronic media, can disrupt sleeping and intensify sleep disorders. F.lux makes the colour of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, specifically dawn and dusk. The warm colours at night can help your eyes adapt and diminish strain. When it’s time to sleep, it will become a much more comfortable transition into a darker environment.

Night-time exposure to blue light keeps people up late. F.lux adjusts colours in a way that reduces the stimulating effect of blue light and the developers have documented the science to prove it!

The science that explains why blue light keeps you up was begun many years ago in the study of bird migration, and it continued in humans with the discovery of a new photoreceptor in the eye, called Melanopsin. Many are familiar with the “rods and cones” that provide our visual capabilities, but it was only about 15 years ago that retinal ganglion cells containing melanopsin, which are sensitive to a narrow band of blue light in the 460-480nm range, were discovered, and their unique effect on sleep was investigated.

https://justgetflux.com/research.html

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Version 30.1 of F.lux preferences – latest version

When the sun sets, F.lux makes your computer look like your indoor lights and in the morning, it switches back to sunlight again. The options are fully customizable, and you get to choose a strength that works for you. Depending on the amount of windows in your room and type of lightbulbs, your settings could be different than mine.

I’ve been using F.lux for the past six months and now I can’t live without it. I don’t generally have trouble sleeping, but I still feel much more comfortable staying up late, in front of a computer screen. It’s an easy transition from sitting in front of 3+ displays, to laying in bed. Continue reading

The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

headerOn February 11th 2014, many activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA’s mass spying regime. Thousands of websites are protesting online but they’re also going to be on the streets. Events are planned in cities worldwide, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Copenhagen, Stockholm and more.

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Swartz protesting against SOPA
(2012 – Photo by D. Sieradski)

“The Day We Fight Back” was announced on the anniversary of the tragic passing of well-known Internet activist Aaron Swartz. He was a computer programmer, writer, and political organizer involved in the development of RSS, the organization of Creative Commons, web.py, Reddit, and his own company, Infogami. In 2011, he was arrest by MIT police after systemically downloading academic journals stolen from JSTOR. After JSTOR and MIT decided NOT to take the case to court, or hold him responsible, US Federal prosecutors took action, charging him with two counts of wire fraud and 11 violations of the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). This resulted in $1 million in fines plus 35 years in prison. After being denied a plea bargain two years later, Swartz was found in his New York apartment, where he took his own life. Continue reading