iOS 7 to Feature ‘Flat Design’ Under Jonathan Ive’s Leadership

Jonathan Ive

iOS 7 could feature ‘flat design’ as Apple prepares to unveil the next operating system for iOS devices. Late last year, Jonathan Ive was just Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple but with a management shakeup at the company, his role expanded. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook gave Jonathan Ive leadership of the the company’s Human Interfaces teams. This means … Read More

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to Supply 650,000 iOS Devices to U.S. Department of Defense

Department of Defense

According to a report from Electronista, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be supplying iOS devices to the United States Department of Defense, replacing all of the 470,000 BlackBerry devices currently in use by employees. Until this year, the DOD handed out a Blackberry to each of its employees for answering emails, business calls etc. However, with Blackberry upheaving its old system … Read More

Walmart to Expand ‘Scan & Go’ iPhone Self-Checkout Systems To Over 200 Stores

Walmart Scan Pay Go iPhone App

According to a report from Reuters, Walmart is expanding its ‘Scan & Go’ Self-checkout system to over 200 of its retail stores. The system, which is similar to Apple’s own EasyPay system is modeled around iOS devices and allows customers of Walmart stores to pay for their shopping items at a checkout station while exiting the store. For now, “Scan … Read More

iOS 6.1.3 Software Update Reveals Yet Another Passcode Bypass

iOS 6-1-3 Software Update Passcode Bug

Only a day after releasing the iOS 6.1.3 software update to the public, Apple appears to have yet another issue with its mobile OS. iOS 6.1.3 patched an passcode lock bug on the iPhone, and also delivered a number of Maps enhancements for Japanese users. However, on Wednesday, a YouTube user “videosdebarraquito” discovered yet another bug on the iPhone 4, … Read More

iOS 6.1.3 Software Released Addresses Passcode Bug and Enhances Japanese Maps

iOS 6-1-3

On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 6.1.3 software update to the public, addressing the passcode lock bug that has been plaguing users as well as the Japanese Map enhancements that were expected with iOS 6.1.1. Last month, Apple released the second beta of iOS 6.1.3 to developers for testing. It is likely that the beta experienced issues or other features were … Read More

AT&T Introduces New 30-50 GB Mobile Shared Data Plans

ATT 30-50 GB Mobile Shared Data Plans

On Monday, AT&T announced a massive new shared data plan option for its customers. The company announced the availability of three new shared data plans for businesses ranging from 30-50GB. The new plans also include unlimited texting and calls and begin for as low as $300. The new plans make it even easier and more affordable to work or play … Read More

China Mobile Announces Major LTE Expansion No Word on iPhone

China Mobile

China Mobile is looking to make its mark in the LTE market, with an announcement from the company noting that it is planning a major LTE push to improve its network and implement it more broadly. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is looking to spend $7 billion in order to improve its LTE network, setting up a … Read More

Twitter to Introduce Standalone ‘Twitter Music’ App Bringing Music Streaming to iOS Users


According to a report from Bloomberg, popular social networking and microblogging service, Twitter is planning to introduce a standalone music app, being called ‘Twitter Music’. The app will bring streaming music capabilities to iOS users, similar to other services such as Pandora and Spotify. The report does note, however, that streaming will rely on Berlin, Germany based SoundCloud. SoundCloud allows … Read More

‘Google Now’ for iPhone and iPad Video Leaked to YouTube

Google Now iPhone iPad

Earlier this week, Google introduced a new design to its mobile gmail web app, bringing over features from its Gmail iOS app. Google had previously done this with its Maps application for iOS, which is now a very popular alternative to Apple’s own Maps. Now, it appears that Google is planning an even bigger service for iOS users called ‘Google … Read More

Gmail iOS App Style Comes to Google’s Mobile Web App


Google appears to be dominating the iOS experience, not only with its Google Maps for iOS application but also with its Gmail app. On Monday, Google updated its mobile web application with a design very similar to its native iOS application. The company did something similar with their Google Maps app in the past. Since launching the rebooted Gmail app … Read More

Apple Updates Maps Application in Japan, with Bug Fixes and Enhancements

Apple Maps Japan

On Monday, Apple quietly updated the Maps application in Japan, releasing a number of bug fixes and enhancements to the app. Apple was expected to release these fixes in early February with iOS 6.1.1, however, released a number of iOS updates addressing Passcode lock bugs and iPhone 4S carrier issues. Japanese site, Macotakara first noted the update, which shows that … Read More

Facebook Updates News Feed with Synchronized Experience Across Devices

facebook timeline

Facebook recently unveiled a new version of its News Feed, with an emphasis on larger photos, reduced clutter and a synchronized experience across devices. This means that the design of the news feed would appear the same whether the user was browsing through it on an smartphone, tablet, or a desktop. Apple’s iOS devices will receive the update first, which … Read More

Obama Administration Supports Petition for Unlocking Mobile Phones and Tablets

Obama Administration Supports Petition for Unlocking Mobile Phones and Tablets

Earlier this year, a new law was passed in the United States that prevented owners of mobile phones from unlocking their devices and using it on another network without carrier authorization. The law also prevents users from taking unlocked phones abroad and using them on local carriers there. However, the law is now being protested by many users who believe … Read More

Another Lock Screen Bypass Bug Discovered in iOS 6.1

iPhone lockscreen bug

Apple released the second beta of iOS 6.1.3 to developers late last week to address a passcode lock bug that plagued many user’s iOS devices. Now, the issue is once again surfacing after a second lock screen bypass bug was discovered in iOS 6.1. The bug gives access to basic information such as contacts and photos, however, gives more information … Read More