iOS 8 software update now available for download

iOS 8

Apple’s next major software update for its mobile devices iOS 8 is now available for download over the air for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. According to Apple iOS 8 is the “biggest release since the launch of the App Store, with hundreds of new features including new Messages and Photos features, QuickType Keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing, iCloud … Read More

iOS 8 extension feature shown off in upcoming Things for iPhone

iOS 8 extension API

During the world-wide developers conference Apple introduced iOS 8, the eight major software release for its mobile devices. The upcoming software update will bring many new user facing features that include iCloud Photo Library, new Messages app, keyboard, iCloud Drive, Continuity and much more. iOS 8 will also open more than 4,000 new API’s for developers to use and enhance their apps … Read More

Starbucks App Stores Passwords in Plain Text

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The App Store over the years has won customer trust for secure apps since each app goes through an approval process. However, in the recent past there have been many cases where users’ data has been compromised due to the app developers server being hacked or not using enough security measures. It was recently revealed that the popular Starbucks app … Read More

iPhone 5C Official Packaging Leaks Ahead of Media Event?

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The official packaging of the new cheaper iPhone 5C has leaked according to new photos published on the web. Apple is widely rumoured to unveil the next-gen iPhone sometime this month. New photos have appeared on multiple online publications, the first set of photos appeared on Chinese site iApps.im and then on C Technology. The photos show an iPhone that … Read More

How to Fix SimCity for Mac Download Issue

SimCity for Mac

SimCity for Mac was finally released on August 29th only as digital download. However, the release saw some hiccups just like the windows version which was released in March. EA in the past pushed the release of the Mac version in order to fix the issues and even after 7 updates since the original launch users continued to face issues … Read More

Apple Celebrates 5 Years of the App Store With Free Apps and Games

App Store 5 years

Apple’s App Store will turn 5 year old on Wednesday, July 10 and to celebrate the success of the digital store the company has partnered with app and game developers to give 5 games and 5 apps for free. The iPhone was introduced in 2007 and a year later Apple unveiled the SDK for developers to build native apps for … Read More

Apple ‘Back to School’ Promotion Launches with iTunes Gift Cards up to $100

Apple Back to School 2013

Apple has launched its annual ‘Back to School’ promotion which offers educational discount to qualifying customers. This years promotion offers up to $100 store gift card when purchasing a Mac and $50 on iPhone / iPad purchase. The App Store gift card can be used to download music, books, apps and games from Apple’s App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes … Read More

New Report Confirms iRadio Launch at WWDC 2013 Keynote Event and iOS 7 Design

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Apple will unveil the new music streaming service rumored to be called iRadio at WWDC 2013 keynote event according to a new report published by The Wall Street Journal. Apple has been long rumoured to enter the music streaming business, since they acquired an online music company, LaLa in 2010.  iRadio is expected to be a free to use service … Read More

T-Mobile Tweets Incorrect Release Date for BBM for iPhone

BBM iPhone Release Date

Last month BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) announced that it will release a multi-platform version of BlackBerry Messenger, adding support for iOS and Android. BBM has been hugely successful messaging service with over 10 billion messages sent per day with 60 million monthly active users. BBM on iPhone will compete with Apple’s own iMessage and other popular instant messaging services … Read More

iOS 7 to feature AirDrop Wireless File Sharing Between iOS Devices and Mac?

iOS 7 AirDrop

According to a new report iOS 7 will feature AirDrop wireless sharing between iOS devices and OS X. AirDrop for iPhone and iPad could make file sharing between devices much easier. AirDrop has been a part of OS X Lion and was introduced to share files between Macs without the need for a WiFi network.  9to5Mac reports that AirDrop for … Read More

Apple’s App Store about to hit 50 billion downloads

App Store 50 billion downloads

Apple’s App Store is about to hit yet another milestone as the company has updated its website with a countdown to 50 billion downloads. Apple will also be giving away US$ 10,000 App Store Gift Card to the user who downloads the 50 billionth app. The next 50 users who download apps from the App Store could win $500 App … Read More

USPTO Grants Apple iOS App Folders and “Jiggle Mode” UI Patent

iPhone Jiggle Mode Patent

Apple introduced iOS app folders in iOS 4 and has had the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI since iOS 1. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple the patent for iOS app folders and the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI. The patent, which is listed as U.S. Patent No. 8,423,911, describes the iOS app folders as “Device, method, and graphical user interface … Read More

Apple Rolls Out Chinese Support Forum, Requests That Developers Localize Apps

Apple Chinese Support Communities forum

According to a report from AppleInsider, Apple is contacting developers through the iTunes Connect program, requesting that they localize their applications. This means that developers will update their apps with multiple languages and will also market applications and books as localized. By localizing apps, developers will be able to reach a number of different regions, because all text, titles and … Read More

Apple Removes iOS App Discovery Application “App Gratis” for Violating Rules

App Gratis

Apple has removed iOS app “App Gratis” after it reportedly violated some of the App Store’s rules, specifically a new rule on the promotion of apps. The rule clearly stated that it forbids “apps that display apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store.” Essentially, this means that … Read More

Apple Adds Age Ratings to iOS App Store Descriptions

Apple Adds Age Ratings to iOS App Store Descriptions

It appears that Apple has been taking a number of precautions on its App Store lately, essentially childproofing iOS, should a parent choose to do so. In iOS 6, the company introduced a feature called Restrictions that allows a user to prevent unintended downloads, and even the type of music that one can listen to. Apple also began to add … Read More