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  • August Smart Lock Finally Begins Shipping to Customers

    26 August 2014, 5:56 pm by: Juli Clover

    After a long delay, the August Smart Lock is finally shipping out to preorder customers beginning today. First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based iPhone-compatible locking system designed by Jason Johnson and notable designer…
  • PayPal Offers 25% Off iTunes Gift Cards in the UK

    26 August 2014, 4:24 pm by: Juli Clover

    PayPal is currently offering 25 percent off digital iTunes cards in the United Kingdom, allowing users to purchase iTunes codes for the App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store at a discount.…
  • Instagram Launches Time Lapse 'Hyperlapse' Video App

    26 August 2014, 12:51 pm by: Juli Clover

    Instagram today launched a new standalone video app called Hyperlapse, which is designed to allow users to capture high-quality time lapse videos enhanced with built-in stabilization features. According to the app's description, the image stabilization allows…
  • Likely Fake iPhone 6 Box Insert Surfaces

    25 August 2014, 5:16 pm by: Juli Clover

    While we've seen dozens of images depicting iPhone 6 elements that are likely to be real versions of parts that will make their way into the finished device, we've also been seeing quite a few iPhone 6 mockups, iPhone 6 clones, and other fake iPhone 6 parts as…
  • Google Launches New 'Slides' iOS App, Updates Docs and Sheets With Microsoft Support

    25 August 2014, 1:39 pm by: Juli Clover

    Google today launched a new Google Slides app for the iPhone to complement both Google Docs and Google Sheets, putting it in a position to better compete with business-oriented iOS software suites from both Apple and Microsoft. With Slides, Google now offers…
  • TSMC Reportedly Ahead of Schedule With New 16nm Technology for Apple's A9 Chip

    25 August 2014, 10:37 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    According to Taiwan's Economic Daily News [Google Translate, via Digitimes], Apple's reported current A-series chip partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is ahead of schedule with its next-generation 16nm process for chip production. The…
  • Apple Blocking 'Secret' in Brazilian App Store After Court Ruling

    22 August 2014, 9:41 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple has started blocking downloads of anonymous communication app Secret [Direct Link] following a preliminary injunction that was granted recently by a Brazilian civil court judge (Via 9to5Mac). According to the injunction ruling shared by Gigaom earlier…
  • Apple Adding Samsung as RAM Supplier for iPhone 6

    22 August 2014, 7:08 am by: Richard Padilla

    Samsung will reportedly supply Apple with RAM for the iPhone 6, according to a report from Digitimes. Samsung's return to Apple's list of RAM suppliers for the iPhone comes after it was excluded from the list in 2013, with Apple electing to partner with SK…
  • GT Advanced Reportedly Producing Between 1.3 and 2.2 Million Sapphire Displays for 5.5-Inch iPhone 6

    22 August 2014, 3:57 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple partner and sapphire glass manufacturer GT Advanced is estimated to produce anywhere from 1.35 to 2.25 million sapphire covers for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 by the end of 2014, according to a report from Digitimes Research.…
  • Walmart Dropping Price of iPhone 5c to $0.97, iPhone 5s to $79 for 90-Day Period

    21 August 2014, 2:46 am by: Richard Padilla

    Walmart will begin offering the 16 GB iPhone 5c for $0.97 with a two-year contract during the next 90 days, reports Engadget.…
  • Best Buy Offers One-Day $75 Discount on All iPad Air Models

    20 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Juli Clover

    Best Buy is running a one-day sale on all of its iPad Air models, discounting the prices by $75 across the board. With the discount, the price on the entry-level 16 GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air is $424.99, down from $499, while the price on the entry-level 16 GB…
  • Yosemite National Park and Wellington, New Zealand Added to Apple Maps Flyover Feature

    19 August 2014, 2:45 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple has added two new locations to its Maps Flyover feature in iOS, including Yosemite National Park in California and Wellington, New Zealand. The new additions to Flyover allow users to take a close 3D look at the areas, zooming in on important buildings…
  • Supply Chain Indicates LG Display Will Be Primary iPhone 6 Display Supplier

    19 August 2014, 9:33 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    According to supply chain sources, LG Display will be the largest supplier of display panels for Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 handset. As relayed by G 4 Games, the Korean company allegedly beat out rivals Samsung, Sharp, and Japan Display to earn the top supplier…
  • Flappy Bird Creator Set to Release New 'Swing Copters' Game This Thursday

    18 August 2014, 2:31 pm by: Juli Clover

    Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen is preparing to launch a new iOS game in the near future, called Swing Copters. Previewed exclusively by our sister site TouchArcade, Swing Copters adopts the ultra tough Flappy Bird-style gameplay, adding new mechanics and a…
  • Apple Awarded Creative Arts Emmy for 'Misunderstood' Holiday Commercial

    18 August 2014, 11:45 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    The Television Academy this weekend announced the winners for the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, recognizing the technical side of television in honoring the outstanding "behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production." Apple was among the…
  • The Pokemon Trading Card Game is Coming to iPad

    15 August 2014, 9:30 pm by: Husain Sumra

    Some attendees of the Pokemon World Championships, which is slated to begin this weekend in Washington, D.C. are being shown a version of the trading card game that will be released on iPad, according to Polygon. Video personality Josh Wittenkeller took a…
  • Beats Music Creates Documentary On Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing'

    14 August 2014, 7:03 pm by: Juli Clover

    Beats Music, now owned by Apple, has created a documentary to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Do The Right Thing, a Brooklyn-based film created by Spike Lee. The 22-minute short features Spike Lee and Danny Aiello revisiting some of the original spots where…
  • Mailbox for iOS Gains New Email Management Features, Languages

    13 August 2014, 4:01 pm by: Juli Clover

    Popular email app Mailbox was today updated to version 2.1, adding several new email management features. It's now possible to print emails, mark them as spam, or mark them as unread by tapping on a new options menu denoted by three dots on the app's thread…
  • Amazon Launches iOS Compatible 'Amazon Local Register' Card Reader

    13 August 2014, 4:55 am by: Richard Padilla

    Amazon today launched the Amazon Local Register, a new iOS compatible card reader made to compete with Square's Square Reader and Paypal's Here card reader. Featuring an anti-swivel design and integration with Amazon payments, the Local Register accepts Visa,…
  • Full 'Skylanders Trap Team' Game Coming to iPad With Bluetooth Controller, Energy Portal

    12 August 2014, 1:40 pm by: Juli Clover

    Upcoming Skylanders game Trap Team will see a simultaneous release on both consoles and tablets, according to Activision. The full Skylanders Trap Team game will be available on the iPad when it is released in North America on October 5, marking the first time…

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