4G LTE Compatibility a Requirement for All Future Smartphones on Verizon

Verizon iPhone 4 Special Event

CNET on Wednesday reported that Verizon is looking to make 4G LTE compatibility a requirement on all smartphones released in the future. Verizon’s 4G LTE provides faster data speeds and would be a major step up from 2G and 3G speeds currently operating on many smartphones. This report has led to speculations about Apple releasing a 4G LTE compatible iPhone 5 … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Confirms Acquisition of Flash Memory Firm Anobit

Late Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has confirmed their acquisition of Israeli Flash Memory firm Anobit Technologies Ltd. AAPL did not specify their intent for the purchase or what products the acquisition would affect in their lineup of Mac and iOS devices, however, Apple did release the following statement: Steve Dowling, a spokesman for Cupertino, California-based Apple, said … Read More

Steve Jobs to Receive Grammy Award for Revolutionizing Music Industry

Steve Jobs WWDC Keynote One More Thing 2011

Steve Jobs introduced the iPod in 2001, in front a small audience, followed by a major announcement of iTunes, which lead to one of the greatest music revolutions in history. iTunes, paired with millions of iPods, iPhones, and iPads, transformed the distribution, consumption, and creation of music around the world, and made material music such as CD’s almost obsolete. After … Read More

AT&T Ends Bid To Acquire T-Mobile

ATT T-Mobile Merger

Since early 2011, AT&T (NYSE:T) has been bidding to try and acquire T-Mobile USA, in order to merge two of the larger carriers in the United States into one large conglomerate. On Monday, AT&T announced that they are now ending their bid to acquire T-Mobile, after an almost 8 month back and forth between AT&T and federal regulators. The government got … 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

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

iPhone Users Hurry Verizon Dropping Unlimited Data Plans in July

On Monday All Things Digital reported that a Verizon spokesman said that Verizon would be dropping their Unlimited data plan option in July. This was expected since the introduction of Verizon iPhone 4, similar to how AT&T moved to tiered data pricing after the introduction of the iPad but still allowed those “grandfathered” to stay unlimited. We will move to a … Read More

Apple to Unveil iPhone 5 / 4S in September, Hi-Res iPad 3?

Is this iPhone 4S

iPhone 5 / 4S rumors have reached a new high this week as various sources have been reporting that Apple is all set to introduce fifth gen iPhone. Bloomberg on Wednesday published a new report which reaffirms that Apple is looking at a September launch event and further notes that a high resolution iPad 3 is in the works. We … 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