With WWDC quickly approaching, more and more iOS 7 concepts are popping up. The latest comes from Simply Zesty's Art Director, Philip Joyce, who rounded up the latest iOS 7 rumors and put together a stunning visual concept of the best iOS 7 features.
There's been a lot of debate about what direction Jony Ive will take with iOS 7, with many arguing he will do away with the traditional design elements of iOS and turn to a more modern and flat look. So what exactly does Ive have ... more
While iTunes can still be used in "desktop" mode on Windows 8, Microsoft would really like Apple to come out with an official iTunes app for Windows 8. In an interview with CNN Money, Tami Reller, CFO of Microsoft's Windows division, said that Microsoft has been trying to convince Apple to build an iTunes Windows 8 app, but it doesn't look like it'll happen "any time soon."
"You shouldn't expect an iTunes app on Windows 8 any time soon," Reller explained. "iTunes is in high demand. The welcome mat ... more
The good news is that messaging app Line recently announced that it has passed 150 million users and Q1 2013 revenue of $58 million. The bad news is that today Apple has put an end to the feature that lets iPhone users purchase stickers to gift to friends. This feature alone earned Line $17 million during the first quarter.
According to Line's blog, the company received a direct request from Apple asking for the sticker gifting function to be removed from the app.
Users will no longer be able ... more
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
Apple is continually improving Apple Maps since its launch last year, and today has added 3D Flyover support to Paris, France. Until now, Lyon was the only French city that had Flyover support, but now Paris is joining the club.
According to igen.fr, Apple has done a great job of the Flyover view of Paris and includes coverage of not only streets in Paris, but also covers areas like Versailles, Aulnay-sous-Bois, Disneyland Paris and L'Hay-les-Roses.
Apple's 3D Flyover feature first arrived with the introduction of iOS 6 last September. Initially ... more
Since rumors of Apple acquiring Waze quickly fizzled out, Facebook is now reportedly in talks to acquire the navigation start-up for somewhere between $800 million and $1 billion. According to business daily Calcalist, Facebook and Waze started discussing the possibility about six months ago and a term sheet has already been signed.
Waze uses satellite signals from users' smartphones, which generates maps and traffic data. This information is then shared with other users, providing real time traffic information. Waze also offers voice-guided turn-by-turn navigations, notifications for police traps, accidents, ... 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
For the last little while, the Pixelmator team has been teasing a new update on their blog for the popular photo editing application for the Mac. Now the update, known as 2.2 Blueberry, has arrived for Pixelmator, bringing over a hundred new features and improvements.
With over a hundred new features, Blueberry makes image editing easier and better than ever before. The new Smart Shape tools brings easy-to-use controls for adjusting outlines and a Smart Move tool that smartly knows when you're working with an image or shape and ... 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
Apple wants Google to hand over documents relating to Android that will help it in its case against Samsung. Apple, which is in a patent-infringement lawsuit with Samsung, claims that Android "provides much of the accused functionality" of Samsung's infringing products and that doing a thorough search of these documents is essential to proving Samsung is intentionally infringing on its patents.
Lawyers for Samsung argue that Apple intentionally left Google out of its lawsuit and only targeted Samsung as Google doesn't have as many rights when its a third party to ... more
I love my gadgets, but carrying around three different cables to charge and sync my Lightning, 30-pin, and Micro USB devices can get annoying. However, the folks at iPhone 5 Mod have recently developed a USB cable that has attachments to work with both Lightning and 30-pin devices as well
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