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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

‘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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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. … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

iPhone 5S to feature Wireless Charging Claims New Report

iPhone 5S Wireless charging

According to a report from Digitimes, Apple is looking into bringing wireless charging to the iPhone 5S as early as this year. Samsung and Apple are both reportedly exploring the option as a standard in their devices, following other companies such as LG, HTC, and Nokia which are all part … Read the Full Story →

Nokia Files Brief in Support of Apple’s Court Battles Against Samsung Over Infringed Products

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According to Reuters, Nokia is now in support of Apple in its court battle against Samsung over a number of infringed products. Apple filed suit against Samsung to block the sale of products that were previously ruled as infringed. Nokia’s attorney Keith Broyles filed a brief with the U.S. Court … Read the Full Story →

T-Mobile Fires Back At AT&T With New Ad Campaign

T-mobile Fires back

Earlier this month, AT&T attacked T-Mobile publicly after releasing a full-page ad in a number of newspapers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, mentioning that T-Mobile’s network has twice as many dropped and failed calls, and half the data speed of AT&T’s network. Earlier … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

Google Maps for iPhone Gets First Update – Adds Google Contact Integration and Local Business Search

Google Maps for iPhone - Update

On Tuesday, Google updated its Google Maps for iPhone application for the first time since its release in late December. Google developed its own Maps application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch after Apple removed its native Google Maps app, opting to create its own solution from the ground up. … Read the Full Story →

Apple Updates iBooks with Better Asian Language Support, Paid Japanese Books

iBooks update

With Asia a major source of revenue for Apple, and its products becoming hugely popular in countries such as Japan and China it is not surprising that the company is releasing more of its online services in the region. On Tuesday, Apple updated the iBooks application with improved Asian language … Read the Full Story →

iPhone 5S with Fingerprint Sensor Release Date Expected for June / July Timeframe

iPhone5S

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning the release of two new iPhones this summer. Kuo claims that Apple will release iOS 7 in June, followed by the iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone in July, both of which are expected to have fingerprint sensors, likely something … Read the Full Story →