Apple Inc. (AAPL) New Barcelona Retail Store In Photos

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We recently reported that Apple Inc. (AAPL) was opening their new Barcelona Retail Store on Saturday at 10:00AM. The wall outside of the Passeig de Gràcia store consists of Gaudi-influenced design, with iOS icons arranged to resemble the modernista style of the popular Catalan architect. On Thursday, Cult of Mac was given access to take photos of the interior of … Read More

Amazing Alex Review – Rovio Keeps the Winning Formula with Amazing Alex

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When your catalog consists of some of the biggest, most popular and dominating titles in mobile gaming you could be forgiven for resting on your laurels and continue to milk that money cow. That’s not the case for Rovio Entertainment Ltd., the makers of the Angry Birds series who have released Amazing Alex for iPhone and iPad into the App … Read More

Apple Adds New ‘Food & Drink’ Category on App Store

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Earlier this month, MacStories reported that Apple was setting up to add a new ‘Food & Drink’ app category to the App Store. The site mentioned that existing iOS developers were alerted by Apple that such as category was going to be added. According to Apple, the new category will include “apps that help users cook and bake, mix drinks, … Read More

Apple Targeting Sites Selling Access to iOS 6 Beta

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Apple’s iOS 6 was announced during the company’s WWDC conference early last month, and registered iOS developers received a beta version of OS. Registered developers typically pay $99/year for the registration, however, the betas have shown up on numerous sites, other than Apple’s developer portal. In late June, Wired reported on websites illegally selling developer betas to the public, prior … Read More

Amazon Planning Phone to Compete with Apple’s iPhone in Smartphone Market

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Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) have been competing in the ereader and tablet market for over a year now, since the iPad was introduced. On Friday, a report from Bloomberg mentioned that Amazon is now looking to introduce its own smartphone to take on the iPhone and some of the leading Android devices in the market. A smartphone … Read More

Best Buy’s ‘Solution Central’ to Mirror Apple’s Genius Bar Design

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Apple’s Retail stores are a window of the company to its customers, and a large part of the store’s atmosphere are the Genius’ and the Genius Bar. The efficient setup allows employees to easily help customers and form an orderly process to address issues that customers face with their products. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Best … Read More

Apple Reportedly Testing New Genuis Bar Design for Increased Capacity

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Apple’s Retail Stores have been increasing in numbers all over the world and with millions of customers visiting each store, the company is devising new ways to organize and help each of them. Each retail store is expected to generate profit, and with Apple’s “open” format, the visitors who come in to check out Macs, iPods, and iPhones are the … Read More

Apple Shuts Down MobileMe, Makes Data Available to Users for a “Limited Time”

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With the introduction of iCloud during last year’s WWDC conference, it was clear that Apple was taking a new path with their offering of cloud services. Steve Jobs, who was CEO at the time of the introduction, admitted that the MobileMe services offered up as cloud features were definitely not the best product that Apple had offered its users. Since … Read More

CSR Racing for iPhone and iPad – Quick Look

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A new racing game has hit the App Store this week from NaturalMotion who already have the popular Backbreaker range of games under their belts. CSR Racing for iPhone and iPad has two distinct differences from many other racing games in the App Store. Firstly, the racing in question is city street drag racing where you pot your wits against … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) SVP of Hardware Engineering, Bob Mansfield to Retire

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) has been undergoing a number of changes in the past year, from Tim Cook taking over as CEO, the passing of Steve Jobs, and Ron Johnson leaving the company’s retail team. In a press release on Thursday, Apple announced that their SVP of Hardware Engineering, Bob Mansfield is retiring and will be leaving the company. Bob has … Read More

iOS 6 Maps Reportedly Getting Yelp Check-In Feature

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During Apple’s annual WWDC conference, SVP of iOS Software, Scott Forstall showed off some of the over 200 features in the upcoming version of iOS 6. One of the key parts of the event was the redesigned version of the company’s Maps application, available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With the elimination of Google maps services on the … Read More

iOS 6 Beta 2 Available for Download – Bug Fixes and New Enhancements

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On Monday, Apple issued iOS 6 beta 2 to developers for download which introduced new features, enhancements and addressed a number of bugs in the upcoming iOS 6. One of the bugs reportedly allowed the keyboard clicking to stop during fast typing as well as cause it to glitch when switching from portrait to landscape orientation. iOS 6 beta 2 … Read More

Apple’s App Store Arrives in 32 New Countries

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During Apple’s annual WWDC conference, the company’s CEO Tim Cook promised that they would bring the App Store to a long list of countries and as promised, 32 countries received the online store this past week. The App Store is now available in 155 countries and is reported to gain over 400 million active accounts connected with credit cards. This … Read More

iOS 6 Adds Turn by Turn Navigation, Real Time Traffic and 3D Maps

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During Apple’s WWDC keynote event on Monday, the company introduced iOS 6 with a redesigned Maps application, built entirely from the ground up. Rumors that Apple was looking to abandon its reliance on Google’s Map data for its Maps app were around for quite some time, and now it has been confirmed. The new and improved Maps application in iOS … Read More