The App Store saw two long-awaited moves on Thursday when beleaguered movie rental company Blockbuster finally released an iOS app for streaming on demand videos, and photo sharing app Instagram beefed up its own offering with support for photo tagging
Thursday, May 02, 2013
One of only six known working Apple-1 computers will be put up for auction later this month by German auction house Breker, which expects the unit to fetch between $261,000 and $392,000.
In a written response to a recent outcry over Google Now's alleged battery-draining location tracking feature, the search giant claims reports of the abnormal behavior are incorrect as it uses low-power positioning assets that don't rely on power-hungry GPS.
Apple on Thursday posted a countdown to 50 billion app download from the App Store, promising to give away a $10,000 App Store Gift Card to the person who downloads the landmark app.
Intel's next generation of CPUs will include powerful integrated graphics processors branded as "Iris" — a change that could help lead to even thinner and more powerful MacBook Pros with longer battery life.
Apple on Thursday issued a new software update for iPhone 5 owners, adding an updated audio profile for speakerphone. The minor update is now available for download and install.
New pictures released to the Internet show the interior of Apple's soon to open Berlin store, as well as fans already in line waiting for the store's opening on Friday.
Smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers could be doing a lot more to counteract iPhone and other mobile device thefts, security experts and industry observers say in a New York Times report that singles out Apple.
Build-to-order iMac options from Apple's official online store now include either 256 or 512 gigabytes of flash storage for both the 21.5- and 27-inch models.
Microsoft is said to be planning to introduce its second generation of Surface tablets with smaller displays this June, but the company is reportedly taking a "cautious" approach after the initial models got off to a lukewarm start.
A pair of patent applications Apple filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveal the company is working on unorthodox battery designs with curved cells and irregular shapes, suggesting slimmer, more shapely iOS devices could be on the horizon.
Adobe's group product manager for Lightroom Tom Hogarty on Wednesday showed off an early version of an as-yet unnamed image editing iOS app, with the prototype software leveraging cloud computing assets to manipulate RAW photo files.
A document released on Wednesday sheds some light on Intel's forthcoming Core i7 processors, which will boast new integrated graphics silicon that promises to double or even triple performance compared to existing models.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Twitter on Wednesday updated its iOS and Android apps with a new option to view Trends from outside a user's home location, allowing users to peek into popular topics from around the world.
A TV ad released this week by JCPenney asks customers to "come back" to the department store, alluding to heavy losses suffered from sweeping changes made by ousted CEO and former Apple executive Ron Johnson.
After the official announcement of T-Mobile's merger with MetroPCS, pundits in the tech community assumed the no-contract carrier would be granted access to the iPhone, but T-Mobile CEO John Legere warned subscribers will have to wait before such an offering is established.
A widely publicized study that reported that voice assistants like Apple's Siri aren't any safer than manually texting while driving failed to test Siri as it was actually designed to be used in its distracted driving experiment.
Devices from the world's two largest smartphone makers will soon be cleared for use by Department of Defense employees, as the Pentagon makes ready to open up its systems to Apple's iPhone and handsets from Samsung.
Though Apple is allegedly reassigning personnel to expedite development of iOS 7, the next-generation mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad will still meet the company's internal deadlines, according to a new report.
Apple's iPad fell to 39.6 percent of total worldwide tablet shipments in the first quarter of calendar 2013, according to the latest market data from research firm IDC.
A new report urges web users to be cautious in their surfing habits, as more than a hundred websites have been compromised by phishers looking to steal visitors' Apple IDs.
Amazon updated the iOS version of its Kindle reading app on Wednesday, adding features that leverage Apple's VoiceOver technology to make Kindle content more accessible to the visually impaired. AT&T, meanwhile, added WatchESPN and Fox Now support for U-Verse subscribers.
Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile announced on Wednesday the completion of T-Mobile USA's merger with MetroPCS Communications, creating an entity with roughly 43 million subscribers across the United States and making Apple's iPhone available to an additional 9 million customers.
By switching from heavy 40-pound flight bags to Apple's iPad, American Airlines expects to address a relatively common issue among commercial airline pilots: back injuries.
After nearly nine months of research and development, bluetooth lighting startup BlueBulb is finally ready to ship a small batch of initial units to customers in a bid to bring remotely-controlled, multi-color lighting into the mainstream.
Under the control of lead designer Jony Ive, iOS 7 will reportedly see a significant overhaul that is expected to bring about new looks for the native Calendar and Mail applications for iPhone and iPad.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Samsung's design choices for the Galaxy S4 took another knock today, as phone insurance firm SquareTrade found the company's new flagship handset to fall short of Apple's iPhone 5 in terms of durability.
Social networking app Path is under a negative spotlight again, as a new user complaint has highlighted the service's tendency to dig into users' data in order to encourage adoption by their contacts.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been confirmed to appear at the D11: All Things Digital conference in May, following up on his debut in 2012 by kicking off this year's proceedings with an opening night interview.
AT&T announced on Tuesday that it will begin a trade in program in May, with the initiative targeting existing smartphone users who may be on the fence about moving up to a new model or .
After seeing its fair share of hype and controversy, six-second video sharing app Vine gets updated to version 1.1, bringing support for front facing-facing cameras, and with it the promise of a totally new class of "selfies."
Spanish tennis player David Ferrer sent a tweet out to his more than 350,000 followers noting his pleasure with using Samsung's new Galaxy S4, but accidentally sent the message from his iPhone.
The countdown is on for the grand opening of Apple's first retail store in Berlin, and the iPhone maker is touting its best selling product ahead of the store's launch.
The CEO of the seemingly reinvigorated BlackBerry doesn't have much faith in the long-term potential of the tablet sector, saying in an interview that in five years there might be no reason to have a tablet at all.
Apple will sell $17 billion in debt in its first bond offering since 1996, as the company borrows funds to fuel its $100 billion capital rewards program.
Filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revealed on Tuesday that the transfer of a number of patents from Kodak to Apple has begun, with the iPhone maker taking ownership of several patents covering aspects of digital photography.
A Russian billionaire recently bought about $100 million in Apple stock, and has publicly declared his faith in the future of the company.
The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock, first announced in January of 2012, is now available for purchase for $299, more than a year after the Mac accessory was unveiled.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a dynamic communications system that automatically selects the best method of contacting another person, be it through voice, text or email, based on a given situation.
A patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday reveals Apple is working to make iOS devices more accessible for users with disabilities through an accessory framework that allows for non-touch input devices to interact with touchscreen user interfaces.
Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Monday entered a case management order calling for a new trial to recalculate the $450.5 million she found may have been incorrectly awarded by a jury last August.
Monday, April 29, 2013
- Rumor: Boost Mobile to start prepaid iPhone sales in Q3
- Apple's PC tech support tops Consumer Reports survey yet again
- Briefly: Adobe offering $30 off Lightroom 4, Photoshop and Premiere Elements for Mother's Day
- Google Reader client app Reeder updated as standalone RSS reader with Feedbin support
- BlackBerry CEO expects 'several tens of millions' of Q10 unit sales
- Nest Learning Thermostat gets update, learns to compensate for sunlight
- Microsoft Windows Phone commercial mocks Apple-Samsung wars to promote Nokia Lumia
- Apple's 'flypaper-like' ecosystem viewed as an undervalued asset
- Google Now assistant launches on Apple's iPhone & iPad
- Apple escapes patent suit after US judge tosses complaint
- Samsung's new 7" Galaxy Tab 3 to take on Apple's iPad mini, and take phone calls
- Rumor: Leaked KDDI document claims 'iPhone 5S' pre-orders go live June 20, launch in July
- Yield issues to keep Apple from building Retina iPad mini until October - report
- Upgraded MacBook models expected to highlight WWDC 2013
- iPad takes top J.D. Power honors for the second time in a row
- Editorial: What will Apple do with the Macintosh?
- Apple sends informational mailer to neighbors of forthcoming Campus 2
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013