Mac OS X 10.7 to be more Touch Orientated? [Back to the Mac]

Back to the Mac

The line between iOS and OS X is set to get more blurred if some of us are reading between the lines the right way. The two operating systems are becoming far closer than cousins. Apple today announced a “Back to the Mac” event to be held on October 20th at 10am Pacific Time at Apple’s Town Hall building. At … Read More

Stephen NorthcottMac OS X 10.7 to be more Touch Orientated? [Back to the Mac]

Apple goes after Meizu for M8 design

Meizo

Apple has asked Chinese mobile phone making company Meizo to cease manufacturing its M8 Mobile Phone, and to also stop selling their current inventory. The only good news? Meizume is reporting the local Zhuhai government is supporting Meizu. Meizu CEO Jack Wong reported via a forum post that Apple has forced his company to give its M8 handset to boot due … Read More

Oliver HaslamApple goes after Meizu for M8 design

Spotify Halted by Apple On Way to U.S.

Music streaming service Spotify is a massive hit in Europe; millions of music-lovers use its desktop and mobile applications to stream and listen to hundreds of thousands of tracks. And for a while now, many in the U.S. have been anticipation the launch of the service there, but after two missed deadlines already, it now seems that Apple could play … Read More

Killian BellSpotify Halted by Apple On Way to U.S.

Apple Appeals $625.5 Million Ruling for Cover Flow Patent Infringement

Cover Flow is a ‘virtual shelf’ for iTunes on the Mac and the iPod for iOS, and it displays albums by their cover art or their preview image. Apple has also used the display system in other areas of their OS X operating system, but a court ruling has demanded that the Cupertino-based company must pay $625.5 million in damages … Read More

Killian BellApple Appeals $625.5 Million Ruling for Cover Flow Patent Infringement

iOS applications can be installed on the new Apple TV, but can’t launch apps yet

iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith made an interesting discovery on Monday – current iOS applications can be installed on the new Apple TV. In a tweet the inquisitive developer says that the Apple TV is indeed set up for apps and that you can actually install them with the OS in its current state: So, not only is the AppleTV set … Read More

Oliver HaslamiOS applications can be installed on the new Apple TV, but can’t launch apps yet

Apple iPad Now Available Through Amazon and Target

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) hugely successful iPad is on the wish list of millions of people all over the world, and just after the touch screen tablet became available at Target stores throughout the U.S., it also became available directly through Amazon. Customers looking to get their hands on the iPad can now order the 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi from Amazon.com. Both models … Read More

Killian BellApple iPad Now Available Through Amazon and Target

Adidas Pulls Out of Apple’s iAd Due to Repeated Rejections?

Reports are circulating that Adidas – the sports equipment and clothing manufacturer – is the latest high profile company to pull out of Apple’s iAd service. Fashion powerhouse Chanel has already given iAd a miss, and apparently Adidas has had enough of Apple’s meddling, saying enough is enough after repeated rejections. The issue, according to Business Insider, is the way Apple … Read More

Oliver HaslamAdidas Pulls Out of Apple’s iAd Due to Repeated Rejections?

Apple Drops iPod Touch 2nd Gen AirPrint Support [iOS 4.2]

AirPrint iOS 4 iPod touch 3rd Gen

Apple seems to be accelerating its planned obsolescence program for all of its mobile devices these days. When AirPrint was first announced as functionality that allows you to print to networked printers directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, Apple boasted that it would arrive for all iOS devices right down to their second generation iPod Touch with the next … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Drops iPod Touch 2nd Gen AirPrint Support [iOS 4.2]

Apple’s iOS reaches all-time best, Android still far behind in web share

iOS Android Web Share

The guys over at Net Applications recently released some interesting information about various operating systems, both mobile and desktop, and how they compare to each other with regards to web share. Apple’s iOS platform, with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices combined, rose to 1.18% of all web usage. When you consider mobile browsing in total reached an all-time high … Read More

Oliver HaslamApple’s iOS reaches all-time best, Android still far behind in web share

Apple Begins Selling iPhone 4 Bumper as Free Case Program Ends

iphone 4 bumper

Did you get your free iPhone 4 bumper or case? I hope so, as Apple has officially closed their freebie program. If you are a new iPhone buyer and still experiencing the infamous ‘death grip’ issue resulting in dropped calls then a call to AppleCare might still prove fruitful – Apple had been known to give out bumpers before the free … Read More

Oliver HaslamApple Begins Selling iPhone 4 Bumper as Free Case Program Ends

Is Apple Testing Touchscreen Panels For New iMac?

touchscreen iMac patent

Rumors of a touchscreen iMac are refuelled today, as DigiTimes, a Taiwanese publication, has reported that Sintek Photronics has sent samples of their projected capacitive touch panels to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) that will feature in their next iMac. The report from DigiTimes states: The new iMac is rumored to have a good vertical and horizontal viewing angle, and its projected capacitive touch … Read More

Killian BellIs Apple Testing Touchscreen Panels For New iMac?

Official Google Voice App for iPhone Already Approved By Apple?

UPDATE: The official Google Voice App for iPhone has been approved! Following the release of Apple’s App Store approval guidelines earlier this month, several unofficial Google Voice applications have been cropping up in the App Store and have left iPhone users begging the question: when will we see an official Google Voice application? Well, a recent article from TechCrunch claims … Read More

Killian BellOfficial Google Voice App for iPhone Already Approved By Apple?

Is BlackBerry PlayBook the real Apple iPad Killer? [Comparison]

iPad PlayBook Tablet Comparison Chart

There have been a wealth of articles, and pretty comparison tables produced recently in most major publications to show us just how the upcoming crop of “iPad Killers” will shape up against their nemesis. Breaking them down the differences between the Apple iPad, Samsung’s Tab, Dell’s Streak and the BlackBerry PlayBook (I’ll come back to that name in a while) … Read More

Stephen NorthcottIs BlackBerry PlayBook the real Apple iPad Killer? [Comparison]

Jailbreak for Apple TV running iOS 4.1 could be released soon [SHAtter]

The new Apple TV has started shipping for those lucky enough to have pre-ordered one, and Apple has posted a version of iOS 4.1 for the device to its public software restore servers. Chronic Development Team member, pod2g, has been playing around with this firmware and has discovered an exploit with his ‘SHAtter’ tool that could be used as a … Read More

Killian BellJailbreak for Apple TV running iOS 4.1 could be released soon [SHAtter]

Apple iAd Gouges Other Advertisers for Mobile Ads Market Share

When Apple introduced iAd there were plenty of the usual nay-sayers around to predict that Apple’s foray into mobile advertising would not end well. And initially Apple seemed to be positioning their iAd advertising network to be a monopoly they controlled on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. They seemed to be ensuring that by locking other popular advertising networks … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple iAd Gouges Other Advertisers for Mobile Ads Market Share