China is a highly valuable country for any company, especially when it comes to the smartphone market. China's smartphone market has recently grown to three times the size of the U.S.'s, with Apple being one of the top 5 smartphone vendors in the country.
Apple has retaken its spot as the fifth largest smartphone vendor in the country, with the company now possessing 8% of the country's smartphone market. Apple trails Samsung, the top vendor in the country, that has a 20% share. Between Samsung and Apple, there also sits ... more
Back when the first jailbreak was announced I was pumped, but then immediately disappointed as my phone become less than stable, and crashed at the most inopportune times. I didn't last a month without reverting back to a clean install of iOS. A lot has changed over the years. Jailbreaking is a lot more stable these days than in the past, despite Apple's continued cat and mouse game to close loopholes in iOS to prevent jailbreaking.
I've found, surprisingly, that pulling off a successful Jailbreak experience requires quite a fair bit ... more
Facebook Pages Manager for iOS has been updated to version 2.2, bringing performance improvements and a number of new features. The app has been rebuilt so it's faster and easier to use and makes managing your Facebook pages easier than ever. You can post updated and photos and respond to comments, as well as view and respond to private messages and receive push notifications.
With the new update, scrolling through your Page timeline will be faster than before, with photos opening faster and closing with just one downward swipe.
On top of ... more
Pegatron, one of Apple's major iPhone and iPad assemblers, has said it will be increasing the number of its workers in China by up to 40% in the second half of this year. This really adds fuel to the already blazing fire that says Apple is working on a cheaper iPhone model.
Pegatron currently employs 100,000 workers, so adding another 40,000 workers is no small task. Apple suppliers have reportedly told Reuters that Apple is, in fact, developing a cheaper model iPhone to reach lower-income buyers in growth markets like ... more
In line with reports from yesterday that said Sharp would begin mass production of the iPhone 5S display in June, Apple is reportedly on track to start production of multiple iPhone models in the June-July period, according to Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty.
Huberty believes Apple's new iPhone models will launch in September, which she has determined from her meetings in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Her report definitely lines up with rumors that Sharp would begin mass production of the iPhone 5S LCD displays in June.
Along with the next-generation iPhone, ... more
One of Rovio's popular games, Bad Piggies, has been updated today. The update brings fifteen brand new sun-drenched levels, along with some new gadgets to help you beat them, including a suction cup gadget for climbing walls and a spring-loaded boxing glove.
If you haven't had a chance to play Bad Piggies, here's what it is in a nutshell: instead of helping the Angry Birds get revenge on the pigs, you play from the perspective of the pigs. You won't be slingshotting birds through the air. You'll build the ultimate device to ... more
With the release of the iPhone 5, some Apple fans are starting to get concerned with where Apple goes next with its smartphone. With the phone's size and display being arguably almost perfect, there doesn't seem like there's much the company can change in the upcoming versions. That's why former Apple advertising expert Ken Segall predicts that it is time for the iPhone to follow the path that was set out for it by the iPod.
Segall, who used to work for Apple overseeing the company's marketing efforts, says that ... more
ETrade Supply is definitely in the know when it comes to rumored Apple products. The electronics supply company was the first to show real images of the iPhone 5, and more recently has managed to get its hands on some iPhone 5S parts, like the FaceTime camera and the front and back panels. Now ETrade Supply is "confirming" that the lower-cost iPhone model does exist and Apple will be releasing it this year.
And, that's it. Unfortunately, ETrade Supply hasn't managed to actually get its hands on any parts ... more
It's been a great week with a lot of great new apps hitting the marketplace. We've got a few new ones for you this week. If you’re concerned about network quality we have an iPhone app for you. We have a light and less extensible version of Status Board for the iPad. A beloved iOS podcast app comes to the Mac, in beta. Our web app is a dead simple to-do list. Our game of the week is a follow up from the makers of “You Don’t Know Jack.”
iPhone/iPod Touch: ... more
Whether you obsessively played Grand Theft Auto: Vice City when it first came out back in 2002 for the Playstation 2, or whether you've never even touched the game, it's hard to pass up the game's current price on the App Store. The iOS version of the game is now on sale for $1.99, which is 60% off the regular price of $4.99.
GTA: Vice City originally came out for iOS back in December as a celebration of the game's 10th anniversary. It includes a number of enhancements to the game's ... more
If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve probably found yourself in a hotel with free wired Internet access. While this is nice if you have a MacBook Pro sans Retina Display, you’re SOL if you have a MacBook Air or a Retina-equipped MacBook Pro. Sure, you could buy a Thunderbolt or
Back when the first jailbreak was announced I was pumped, but then immediately disappointed as my phone become less than stable, and crashed at the most inopportune times. I didn’t last a month without reverting back to a clean install of iOS. A lot has changed over the years. Jailbreaking