A teardown of the iPhone 5s reveals a new accelerometer could be at the root of its reported motion sensor issues. Read more »
Lisa Jackson, the former chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, joined Apple four months ago to give a bigger boost to the tech giant’s energy efficiency and clean power efforts. Read more »
The Cupertino city council unanimously approved Apple’s planned 2.8-million-square-foot spaceship-like headquarters Tuesday evening. ”Right here at this same podium two years ago, Steve shared his excitement about this campus and about creating a home where Apple grew up,” Apple real estate and facilities head Dan Whisenhunt said, according to the San Jose Mercury News. ”Cupertino is synonymous with Apple; it’s on every (Apple) box and we’re immensely proud of that.”
Ireland responded to critics of its tax policy with a symbolic gesture. The move will do little to quell debate over the country’s role as a tax haven, and the proper policy for taxing tech companies. Read more »
“Netflix for ebooks” Oyster launched on iPad and opened up to everybody Wednesday; previously it had only been available on iPhone. Rival service Scribd also released some stats showing that most of its use is coming from iPad. Read more »
It turns out people want the latest components and a brushed-metal look, rather than last year’s innards and colorful plastic — even if it costs a little bit more. Read more »
Apple’s new Activation Lock in iOS7 is a welcome feature to deter theft, but without proper setup, could lock you out of your own device. Here’s why it could happen and how you can prevent it from happening to you. Read more »
Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, is an inspired choice by Apple CEO Tim Cook to run its retail and online businesses. She could become the change that changes Apple and be a future CEO candidate. Or fail spectacularly. Either way it will be fun to watch. Read more »
Apple has something to show off on October 22nd. Is it the new iPad mini? Maybe, maybe not… Read more »
The tech firm will next year have a retail chief for the first time since October 2012, when the less-than-successful John Browett was booted out. Read more »
SnapHack Pro lets you save the pictures and videos you receive on Snapchat and view them as many times as you want. Read more »
It is our core philosophy that everything with a digital heart beat will be connected and that in turn will redefine our relationship with the world around us. The big question – one we will explore at Mobilize 2013 – what happens when everything is indeed connected. Read more »
Looking to add a little spatial manipulation to your iPhone photos? Check out Seene, a relatively new free app for iOS that does just that. You won’t get a full 3D image, but the app does offer more than just a traditional 2D view. Read more »
A survey shows that customers are twice as likely to buy an iPhone 5s than an iPhone 5c right now. Read more »
In a world where an endless runner meets up with a puzzle game, you find that your imaginative use of colors will paint your path to freedom. Read more »
Want to see what the stars are watching on YouTube? Celebrity Tweet TV turns all of their shared videos into a TV channel. Read more »
According to a new study, app crashes could be twice as common on the iPhone 5s compared to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c. Read more »
If you’re looking to buy an iPhone, now’s a good time: Best Buy is offering $100 off an iPhone 5c or an iPhone 5s for trading in your old smartphone. Read more »
Chrome usage on iOS in North America has doubled since it launched. The data comes from a Chitika study on the company’s ad network. Google’s clever “linking” of its apps may be a big help since you can’t change the default iOS browser. Read more »
With a total of $22 million DogVacay has plenty of funds to continue its expansion into the lucrative pet boarding industry. Lately the company has focusing on mobile, launching an iPhone app. Read more »
After introducing it to the states in August, Apple is reportedly ready to begin accepting iPhone trade-ins in European Apple stores. Read more »
Which flagship tablet has the best touchscreen when it comes to responsiveness? Apple takes the crown with the new Nexus 7 twice as slow. We’re talking about milliseconds though, so most users won’t likely notice. Read more »
The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are currently on sale in 11 countries. That number will increase to over 60 by November 1. Read more »
Flickr for iOS just got a little more useful for those that like simplicity: The app gained automatic uploads in a software update on Wednesday. With the new feature, full resolution photos are sent to a user’s Flickr account in the cloud, negating the need to manually upload images.
Like the comparable Google+ auto-upload functionality, Flickr will mark all of the uploaded images as private. That allows time for editing or choosing photos to share. Also included in this release is an auto-straighten feature to adjust picture alignment.
It’s not official just yet, but Apple is reportedly holding its fall iPad launch event on October 22 according to AllThingsD. The outlet’s sources suggest that while new iPads will be the main course, there could be appetizers featuring OS X Mavericks and the new Mac Pro that Apple teased this summer.
What’s to be expected? If the rumors are true look for a new 9.7-inch iPad that looks more like the current iPad mini: A slimmer, lighter device, likely with some of the goodies found in the new iPhone 5s. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a new iPad model with Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip and Touch ID sensor, for example.
Once a touch-friendly version of Office for Windows appears — a project that’s in the works — look for Office to land on Apple’s iPad, Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday. That would take the place of the current iPhone-specific version and Office on the web. It’s a shame Microsoft didn’t push this project quicker; it likely left tens of millions of dollars on the table by not supporting Apple’s tablet sooner.
Sources tell Bloomberg that Apple is gearing up to expand its iTunes Radio service to more English-speaking countries by 2014. Read more »
From the startup that reimagined the thermostat, comes a reinvented . . . smoke detector. And of course design, smart sensors, innovative UI and wireless connections are behind the new Nest device. Read more »
PlayKids TV just got a lot new content for the preschool crowd, and the makers of the iPad app want to lure in parents frustrated about Netflix not working on a plane. Read more »
President Obama gave Apple a hand when he overturned an iPhone import ban that was to go into effect in August. Will he do the same for Samsung? Read more »
Need to view or take close up pics of really small objects using your phone? Check out the low-cost add-ons made by Carson Optical: These fit on iPhones and the Galaxy S 4 using a magnet, making small objects super clear. Read more »
Is the 4-inch iPhone 5s too small for you? A new report suggests that Apple is working on a much larger form factor for the iPhone 6. Read more »
After waiting two weeks, my new iPhone 5s arrived. I spent most of the weekend using Apple’s latest and greatest. How good is it? I’d easily recommend it to anyone that asked for several reasons. Read more »
A long weekend piece by Wired contributing editor Fred Vogelstein in the New York Times chronicles the unveiling of the very first iPhone during the keynote of MacWorld 2007. Despite a smooth performance day-of, the dirty little secret was that the smartphone really didn’t work. Prone to freezing, dropped calls, and losing internet, the iPhone needed every minute up until its June release date for tinkering, but Steve Jobs required a flawless demo. That seamless, 90-minute presentation has turned into a seminal moment for the smartphone, but the really intriguing story is the tightrope walk to getting there.
Three years and 150 million users later, Instagram, the photo sharing service that launched on October 6, 2010 is growing up — it needs to sell ads and make money. And as it grows up, I can say my love for it hasn’t diminished. Read more »
Apple, long a laggard in India is waking up and wants to make a stronger push into the country by planning to team up with retail chains and open stores-within-stores in small towns, a report says. Read more »
There’s no shortage of guides for how to better use your iPhone, and now Apple is offering its own tips and tricks page for the iPhone 4s, the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s right on its site. Read more »
The smart home is getting smarter every day, but what it really needs help with is fine-grained presence detection to deliver more context. Thankfully, we’re getting closer. Read more »
Running down a long dark corridor for the first time, clearing a room full of monsters, and collecting loot after you win. The basic formula of what makes a classic dungeon crawler fun to play. Read more »