Breaking Up in the Digital Age

Break-ups have always been tough – it’s a tale as old as time – but there is something a little different about breaking up in the digital age. People going through break-ups in present day have it especially hard. Never before have we been able to keep such close tabs on our old flames as we are able to now. You can literally track someone’s steps, all digitally and without detection. There are social media apps galore that will give you the information that you are looking for. If you want to check statuses, new pictures and current moods, Facebook and Twitter are your new best friends. If you ever shared a Netflix account or password, you now know what they are watching, and when. If you want to find out with whom, check out their Instagram page. This is also handy for seeing how they are getting over their recent heartbreak. Maybe they are moping around at home. Or maybe they are out with friends having a blast and meeting new people. How will you know if you don’t look? Maybe your ex is dating again. Maybe they will even pop up on your Tinder app or Plenty of Fish page. If you literally want to find out where they are going, check your Waze GPS. If you ever befriended each other through the app, you can see when they are using it and if they are nearby.

It takes a lot of self-control not to peek every now and then to see what an ex is up to. In reality you are only causing yourself more pain, because nothing burns worse than seeing someone enjoy his or her life, especially without you in it. But yet we all torture ourselves from time to time. It’s natural to be curious, right? For some, self-control is hard, especially when you are heartsick. Luckily there’s an app for that.

The Problem Becomes the Solution

There is an assortment of apps available that are designed to help you get over heartache. There is The Broken Heart Guide: Accepting Breakup Reality & Start a New Life! app, the Heartbroken: A Man’s Guide to Recovery and Healing from the Breakup of a Toxic Relationship app as well the Breakup Text app available in your app store. The latter will construct a break up text for you in the event that you are having trouble coming up with one on your own. If closure is what you are after, but can’t seem to stop stalking, there’s an app for that too. There are a few apps available which will encrypt your ex’s phone number so you are unable to contact them. These will also hide selected social media pages so you are literally unable to look at them. When you come home from a night out trying to drown your sorrows, sometimes calling the source of your heartache seems like a good idea. Shooting a text sounds like an even better idea. That’s where the Ex-Lover Blocker app comes into play. When you pick up your phone and try to call or text your ex, the app will alert three pre-designated friends and inform what you are trying to do. Hopefully your friends will save you some embarrassment and pick up the phone instead to bring you back to reality.

iPhone 6S Highlights

So let’s see if any of our iPhone 6s predictions were true! As we thought, most of the notable changes are subtle upgrades. For starters, it looks like Apple decided to stay with the same dimension options as the 6, but the outer hardware is a little different. The new iPhone 6s will feature a brand new ion-constructed glass front and an aerospace aluminum back. In addition to the silver, gold and graphite that were already offered there is a brand new “rose gold” color that made its debut today.

Technical Specs

As predicted, the new phones will be a little faster, with a better battery life. The camera has also been updated and is now capable of shooting 4k video, and features a 12-megapixel sensor. In perhaps an embarrassing twist, the new iPhone will have a “selfie” option designed for taking pictures of yourself. This feature might speak more about the declining state of our society as a whole rather than Apple trying to keep up with the Joneses, but I digress.

Pricing Options

Per usual, the iPhone 6S will be offered for $199 and the iPhone 6S Plus for $299, both with a two year contract. While we are on the subject, what’s the new “payment program” all about? When you look up iPhone prices online, instead of the traditional costs that are offered, you will see a “$35 per month” in its place. Beware. Whereas previously you would be paying for your phone up front, now Apple has come up with an attractive “payment plan” that will cost you about $35-$45 a month, instead of paying cash up front. This type of plan allows you to upgrade your phone when the upgrade first comes out, which sounds great at first, but nothing is without drawbacks. In order to receive your upgrade, you will be required to turn in your previous phone. You will also be making payments on the price of the phone, which is more than the normal cost of the two-year upgrade pricing. User beware, sometimes this isn’t mentioned when signing up for these “Apple Plans.” You will also be signed up for the Apple Care Warranty, which is an option that the majority of Apple customers wouldn’t choose anyway though.

Final Thoughts

So in a nutshell, if you are looking for the latest and greatest iPhone, put in your order for the 6S. You’ll get a nicer camera, some cool new features and a pretty new color choice. Keep your eyes open when you purchase it though, and be leery when they offer you any type of payment plan. The iPhone 6S will be available beginning September 25th.

iPhone 6s: Last Minute Rumors

Word on the street is that news from Apple regarding the iPhone6S release is scheduled for tomorrow, September 9th in Cupertino, California. Apple hasn’t leaked too many details regarding their newest version of the iPhone, so there are many speculations circulating out there. We are here to try and clear some of that mystery up.

There has been some speculation on what the release date will be, and if history is any indicator, it may very well be tomorrow. Or they may wait till later in the Christmas season, just to throw a wrench in the game.

The Dimensions

We expect the sizing to remain the same. Most consumers seemed pleased with the current sizing options, so it’s doubtful that Apple would play around with that. This was also a huge change with the upgrade from iPhone 5 to iPhone 6, so they will likely keep the same size options until the 7 is released.

The Colors

There have been rumors about a color scheme similar to that of the iPhone 5C which would allow for a less expensive upgrade, as well as colorful options to choose from rather than the standard silver and gold. Rumor has it that pink might be a new option, as well as a retro teal color.

The Performance

Extended battery life and faster speeds are almost a given, as these two upgrades are almost always mimicked with every release. The material of the phone itself might also change, with speculation about a new, stronger aluminum back and a thicker glass on the front.

We will continue to keep our ear to the ground as we wait for the confirmed details tomorrow regarding the next iPhone release. This is also big news for those of you who are still waiting to upgrade your iPhone 5, as a new iPhone version release means earlier models will drop in price. So if you aren’t concerned with having the latest and greatest, this is the time for you to finally upgrade to that iPhone 6.