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  • Creation of Original iPhone Browser Detailed by Former Apple Engineer

    24 April 2014, 3:46 pm by: Juli Clover

    Countless details on the development of the original iPhone have been shared by various Apple employees in several different publications, but a new story on the creation of the phone's first web browser has surfaced courtesy of Francisco Tolmasky, an early…
  • Facebook Expands Mobile App Portfolio with 'Moves' Fitness App Acquisition

    24 April 2014, 11:51 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Facebook today announced that it is acquiring mobile fitness app developer ProtoGeo Oy, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Helsinki-based company was founded in January 2012 and launched its first and only app, Moves [iTunes] one year later. The fitness…
  • 'Beats Music' Tops App Store Music Chart as In-App Subscriptions Spark Interest

    24 April 2014, 10:30 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    As noted by Billboard, the Beats Music app [iTunes] for the iPhone climbed to the top of the iOS Music charts on Wednesday, amid grumblings that the streaming music service is struggling to attract customers. Founded by music producer Jimmy Iovine and Dr.…
  • 'Opera Coast' WebKit-Based Browser Now Available for iPhone

    24 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Juli Clover

    Back in September, Opera Software released its Coast WebKit-based browser for the iPad and now the company is debuting a new version of the browser designed for Apple's iPhones. Like the iPad version of the app, Opera Coast for iPhone has been optimized for…
  • Prong Debuts iPhone 'PWR Case' With Built-In Plug and Backup Battery

    24 April 2014, 7:00 am by: Juli Clover

    Prong, the company behind the iPhone case with a built-in plug for easy charging, today announced an expansion to its product line up, debuting the Prong PWR case. Like its existing PocketPlug combo cases, the PWR case includes an integrated plug for charging…
  • Apple: iPad Sales at High End of 'Internal Expectations', 2/3 of Users New to Device

    23 April 2014, 6:02 pm by: Richard Padilla

    During Apple's earnings call today, Apple shared new details on the state of the iPad, including information on sales expectations, the launch of Microsoft Office for the device, the education market, and the use of the tablet compared to competitors. While…
  • iTunes by the Numbers: 800M Accounts, $5.2B in Billings, 70B App Downloads

    23 April 2014, 5:27 pm by: Juli Clover

    During its financial results call covering the first calendar quarter and second fiscal quarter of 2014, Apple shared details on the success of its iTunes Store, which has become an increasingly important revenue source for the company in recent years, mainly…
  • Tim Cook: Apple's Shares 'Undervalued', Expansion of Share Buyback Program 'Shows Confidence'

    23 April 2014, 5:17 pm by: Richard Padilla

    In an interview with The Wall Street Journal following the release of Apple's financial results for the most recent quarter, CEO Tim Cook stated that the company's stock was "undervalued" and that the expansion of the share buyback program "shows how much…
  • Catcher to Supply Apple With iPhone 6 Casings as Sales Estimates Climb to 70 Million

    23 April 2014, 10:28 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    According to Chinese and Taiwanese media sources, Apple again is contracting with Catcher Technology to supply metal casings for the company's future smartphones, including the rumored iPhone 6. First noticed by GforGames, these reports were published this…
  • Viber Updates iOS App with Redesigned User Interface, Multiple Media Sharing

    23 April 2014, 7:27 am by: Richard Padilla

    Popular messaging service Viber today updated its iOS app to version 4.2, bringing a redesigned user interface for iOS 7 in addition to various new features. The app now includes multiple media sharing that allows users to send multiple photos and videos at…
  • New Renders Show Off 'iPhone 6s' and 'iPhone 6c' Concepts

    23 April 2014, 4:07 am by: Richard Padilla

    Following a concept that showed off a possible look at the iPhone 6 based on recent leaked info, French website Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] and graphic designer Martin Hajek have once again teamed up to showcase renders for an "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone…
  • Logitech Adds Multi-Angle Viewing to Ultrathin Keyboard, Launches New iPad Cases

    22 April 2014, 3:18 pm by: Juli Clover

    Logitech today announced a new version of its Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover for the iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina display, offering a new design that includes a flexible multi-angle slot that allows the iPad to be adjusted to different…
  • Nike Could Partner With Apple to Bring NikeFuel Features to iWatch

    22 April 2014, 9:53 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Nike is said to be trimming its Fuelband team as the company moves its efforts away from hardware in order to focus on its NikeFuel and Nike+ software. What is next for Nike for may be a partnership with Apple to produce a Nike fitness app that could pair with…
  • Apple Patents Technology to Disable Certain Phone Functions While Driving

    22 April 2014, 9:19 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple today was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via AppleInsider) that describes technology to partially disable a phone when the user is driving. The patent details several different lockout mechanisms that block functions like…
  • Cannibalization of iPad Mini by iPhone 6 Unlikely to Negatively Affect Apple's Overall Sales

    21 April 2014, 10:18 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple is expected to introduce a large-screened iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch model arriving this fall and a 5.5-inch version debuting early next year. Though this large iPhone may cannibalize iPad mini sales, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster does not believe…
  • 'Beats Music' Updated With In-App Subscriptions, Offline Mode and More

    18 April 2014, 10:03 pm by: Husain Sumra

    Beats has updated its Beats Music streaming music app with in-app subscriptions, Facebook friend search, an offline mode and more. The move allows users to subscribe to the Beats Music service via their iTunes account. What's New in Version 1.0.7 You asked…
  • Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Plans to Stop Making Wearables

    18 April 2014, 9:11 pm by: Husain Sumra

    Nike plans to no longer make wearable hardware, as it has fired the majority of its 80-person team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker and will instead focus its efforts on fitness software, according to an unnamed source that spoke to CNET. The…
  • Facebook Updates 'Paper' App With Birthdays, Events, Photo Comments and More

    18 April 2014, 8:16 pm by: Husain Sumra

    Facebook has updated its news creation and curation app Paper with birthdays, events, group updates, photo comments and much more, filling in the app with features from the "main" Facebook app that users have requested since its debut. Thanks again for your…
  • Apple Could Benefit as Samsung and Globalfoundries Standardize Mobile Chip Production

    18 April 2014, 11:46 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Samsung and Globalfoundries announced yesterday that the two companies will adopt the same chip production process as they upgrade their manufacturing facilities in preparation for the next generation mobile devices. (Via Wall Street Journal) This announcement…
  • RadioShack Drops iPhone 5s Price to $99

    17 April 2014, 6:54 pm by: Jordan Golson

    Beginning tomorrow, Radio Shack will be selling the 16GB iPhone 5s for $99 with two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. This is $100 off the standard $199 price and one of the lowest prices we've seen for a new iPhone 5s. It's unclear if the price drop…
  • Flickr Debuts Redesigned iOS App With Live Filters, HD Video Recording

    17 April 2014, 5:51 pm by: Juli Clover

    Yahoo today updated its Flickr photo sharing app to version 3.0, introducing a major design overhaul that revamps the look and feel of the app. Aiming to make capturing and editing photos easier, the app features 14 live filters for the app's camera, allowing…
  • iPhone 6 Renders Reimagined as iPhone 6c

    17 April 2014, 9:44 am by: Arnold Kim

    Last week we posted renderings of what the iPhone 6 might look like based on leaked design drawings of the unreleased device. Since that time, we've seen early cases and possible design molds for the device. Ferry Passchier, the designer we commissioned for…
  • 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Now Available Worldwide

    16 April 2014, 3:12 pm by: Juli Clover

    Blizzard Entertainment’s digital card trading game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad is now available for download worldwide after soft-launching in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand in early April. The game initially launched for the Mac in March.…
  • 'Anki Drive' AI-Based Slot Car Racing Game Gains New Cars and Tracks

    16 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Juli Clover

    Anki today announced the debut of two new cars and two new tracks for its iPhone-compatible Anki Drive slot car racing game. Joining the existing four cars are Hadion and Corax, new characters that focus on speed and weaponry, respectively. Designed by Anki…
  • Apple Launches 8 GB iPhone 5c in 16 New European Countries [Updated]

    16 April 2014, 5:22 am by: Richard Padilla

    Following a brief maintenance period worldwide, Apple's Online Stores in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, and the Czech Republic are now selling the 8 GB iPhone 5c. The device was spotted in these online stores by 9to5Mac. The 8 GB version of…

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