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

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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

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Hires Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Will Report to Bob Mansfield

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch to Join Apple

On Tuesday, The Next Web reported that Apple Inc. (AAPL) hired Adobe’s Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch. The report also noted that Lynch would be reporting directly to Apple’s Senior Vice President of Technologies, Bob Mansfield who currently oversees AAPL’s wireless and semiconductor teams. Kevin Lynch, Adobe CTO, is leaving the company effective March 22 to take a position at … Read More

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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

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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

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Apple Makes Changes to Warranty Coverage in Australia in Compliance With Consumer Protection Laws

Apple Warranty Coverage

Apple has made changes to its warranty coverage in Australia, adding an extra year to its current one year coverage. The Cupertino company quietly made this change after Australia passed a consumer protection law that state that companies are required to offer warranties for “a reasonable period from date of delivery until the failure becomes apparent”. Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald … Read More

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Adds “Why iPhone” Section to Website Post Galaxy S4 Announcement

Why iPhone Apple

Apple Inc. (AAPL) launched a new online campaign, adding “Why You’ll Love iPhone” section to their website. The promotion which highlights a number of reasons why customers love the iPhone, is seen on the front splash page of the company’s website, as well as an email newsletter and a dedicated “Why iPhone” page. There’s iPhone. Then there’s everything else. What … Read More

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Low Cost iPhone To Use ‘Super-Thin’ Plastic and Fibreglass Shell?

Low cost iPhone

Rumors about a low cost iPhone have been on the web for the past several months, with some reports suggesting that the device would offer a plastic chassis. KGI Securities analyst MIng-Chi Kuo also reported that the low cost iPhone would have a 4-inch screen, a plastic casing, and would even be available in a range of colors similar to … Read More

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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

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

Twitter

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

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‘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

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

Gmail

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

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New iPhone 5 TV Ads – “Brilliant” and “Discover”

New iPhone 5 TV ad spots

Apple is continuing their word-friendly ad campaign for the iPhone 5, posting two new television spots, called “Brilliant” and “Discover”. These ads, like the others, focus on several apps from the over 700,000 iOS applications available on the App Store. The apps are then described using several words such as ‘sweet’ and ‘rise’. The two new ads join Apple’s previous … Read More

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iPhone 5S Features to Include Fingerprint Sensors, NFC E-Wallet?

Where is iPhone 5S Fingerprint sensor

According to a report from China Times, Apple is looking to include both fingerprint sensors and NFC (Near Field Communication) e-wallet features to the iPhone 5S. Apple has reportedly drafted a contract with Taiwan’s Chipbond Science and Technology in order to develop the fingerprint sensors. The report also notes that both the fingerprint sensors and the NFC capabilities will work … Read More

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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

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