Apple Looks to Expand MFi Accessories

Apple MFi Technology Summit

At the recent MFi Technology Summit (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) in Shenzen, China, Apple announced a new standard for communicating between Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay on iOS devices. Speaking to a crowd of 2,000 MFi developers, Apple is looking to expand the availability of MFI accessories, which have not kept track with the growth of iOS devices. Apple seems to have … Read More

Apple Discontinues $0.99 TV Show Rentals

Apple, after a long winding path and countless attempts has officially shut down and removed $0.99 TV show rentals from iTunes and Apple TV. In a direct statement to All Things D, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr confirmed the removal of $0.99 TV Show Rentals, saying: iTunes customers have shown they overwhelmingly prefer buying TV shows. iTunes in the Cloud lets … Read More

Apple’s iOS 5 beta 6 Now Available for Download Over-the-Air

iOS 5 Beta 6

Today, Apple released iOS 5 beta 6, only two weeks after the company released iOS 5 beta 5. Apple usually releases 8 betas before they release the GM seed to developers that is followed by the public release which is pegged for a release later this fall. Apple is now releasing betas more and more often, hinting that the final … Read More

Orange Subscribers Get Free Weekly Movie Rentals from Apple’s iTunes

Orange Film to go Movie iTunes free UK

Orange, one of the leading telecom providers in the UK has launched a promotion offering a free iTunes movie rental every week. The service, dubbed Film To Go is only available in the UK and will feature a pre-selected movie every week for users to download and enjoy. The movies that are selected will be available to view for 30 … Read More

Apple releases iOS 5 beta 5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

On Saturday, Apple released iOS 5 Beta 5 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The software update, which could possibly be one of the last 3 beta releases, was made available as an OTA (over-the-air) update to developers. Registered developers can download iOS 5 beta 5 from Apple’s developer portal or update their devices over the air. However, the … Read More

Time Inc. to Launch iPad Editions for All 21 Magazines

Time Inc., one of the biggest media conglomerates in the United States has announced that they are planning to bring all 21 of their US magazines to the iPad by the end of 2011. “Now is the time for us to make this bold commitment. In the coming year, there will clearly be many more consumers using tablets, accelerating demand … Read More

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch Delayed in Australia Due to Apple Patent Suit

According to a new report published by Bloomberg Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. reached an agreement in a patent infringement case, that will delay the launch of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.  Apple in its complaint alleges that Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes 10 patents which include copying the “look and feel” and touchscreen technology of the iPad. Steven Burley, … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Surpasses Nokia to Become World’s Top Smartphone Vendor

Apple iPhone Business

A report from The Financial Times today mentioned that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has surpassed Nokia to claim the spot for world’s top smartphone vendor. Apple Inc. experienced rapid growth with the introduction of it’s iPhone 4 while Nokia experienced a sharp decrease in manufacturing and production. AAPL had the ability to close out a 5.5 million unit deficit during the … Read More

Mac OS X Lion Launching Tomorrow Apple (AAPL) Confirms During Q3 Earnings Call

During Apple’s Q3 conference call, the company’s CFO, Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that Mac OS X Lion would be launching tomorrow. Other subjects covered during Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) conference call included sales of Macs, iPods, iPhone, and iPad. Apple (AAPL) reported a growth in sales over last quarter with over 3.95 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, an increase of 14%, 3.34 iPhone … Read More

Apple Activates Assistive Touch Feature in iOS 5 Beta 3

Apple Activates Assistive Touch in iOS 5 Beta 3

We recently reported that Apple released iOS 5 Beta 3 to developers and now MacRumors reports that the latest release activates Assistive Touch features. The settings for these features were in place long before the release of Beta 3 but failed to make an appearance until now. The new features are targeted for those who don’t prefer using the Home … Read More

Apple’s iOS 5 Beta 3 Available for Download

iOS 5 Beta 3 iPhone iPod touch iPad

Apple on Monday released iOS 5 beta 3 to developers which address a number of bugs, makes the iOS devices a lot more stable and brings some minor tweaks. The new beta is available for download from the iOS developers portal. iOS 5 beta 3 brings enhanced location services controls which allow users to pick and choose services which use … Read More

Google’s Swiffy makes Flash files HTML5 friendly

Google Swiffy Convert Flash to HTML5

Google recently introduced Swiffy, a service that converts .SWF Flash files into HTML5 compatible with devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Swiffy is part of the Google Labs suite of services that has the potential to become a major part of Google’s media integration in its desktop and Android OS. Google’s Swiffy website offers a gallery of videos … Read More

Adobe Updates Flash Builder and Flex to Support Apple’s iOS

Adobe on Monday announced that Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 now include support for building apps for Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Apple has not shown any interest in adopting Adobe’s flash technology in iOS devices. However, with the latest updates to its authoring tools Adobe could be looking at enabling developers to develop for multiple platforms using … Read More

Apple’s iCloud To Make Backup and Restore Easier for Users

According to Macworld Associate Editor David Chartier’s source, whom he called “A little birdie”, Fifty percent of iPhone owners who have their devices swapped at the Genius Bar have never plugged them into a computer to backup or sync. Now, it seems that Apple’s iCloud could be a big hit among the group who never syncs.  Syncing is a crucial … Read More