Back in March, United Airlines announced that it would be updating both its iOS app and fleet to allow travelers to view free movies and television shows while connected to its Wi-Fi network. Today, the app update went through to complete that process. Using United’s app, passengers will be able to view more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows in the air when on planes that offer Wi-Fi access.
When it comes to selling things online, it’s no surprise that the top dog is Amazon, which movedsome $67.8 billion worth of products in 2013 and derives all of its income from digital storefronts. However, there’s a new #2 in town, and according to trade publication Internet Retailer (via The Wall Street Journal), that’s none other than Apple.
Beats Music made a nice splash into the streaming music service pool earlier this year with distinctive features and great recommendation functions, but the iOS version was previously limited to iPhone for its first few months of existence. Luckily, that changed today as the Dr. Dre-backed app became fully universal, delivering full-screen iPad functionality in the process.
Following photos of a reported iPhone 6 dummy model that appeared online yesterday, a new video featuring a mock-up based on rumored specs for Apple’s next smartphone provides the best look yet at what a larger, yet slimmer iPhone may look like. The mock-up seen in the clip falls in line with the many different rumors that have spread in recent weeks, and shows a sleeker build for the device than the iPhone 5s, with rounded edges more in line with the 5c and iPod touch.
The latest iPad and iPad mini models hitting the refurb counter is still big news if you're looking to pick up a tablet and hoping to save some dough, so we have some great deals to start things off in that realm. Then a regular member of the weekly deals, the MacBook Air sees some serious price drop action. Plus, what should you do with the money you save? Why, buy gear for your new devices of course.
Pretty much everyone expects an iPhone 6 to arrive later this year, and judging from the number of leaks that have been popping up on the radar, it could be sooner than later. The latest is a physical mockup for the reportedly 4.7-inch handset, with a larger 5.5-inch model also said to be in the cards. But why speculate on the future when we've got some tasty tidbits of news right here in our overnight recap...?
Further fueling the "iPhone 6" rumor fire, images surfaced today on UkranianiPhone.com (via 9to5Mac) which allegedly show renders of Apple's next smartphone for the purpose of creating third-party accessories for the unit. While similar "leaks" have shown a phone with a similar size and look, the latest images are noteworthy because they give the device's specific measurements.
Lately some iPhone 5 users have had issues getting the Sleep/Wake buttons on the top of their devices to work, and today Apple announced that it's willing to fix the problem with no cost to the user. Apple claims that the problem only affects a "small percentage" of the devices, but the Cupertino company also provided a support page that determines if you qualify for the free support.
Taking a cue from social networking services like Foursquare and Apple's own Find My Friends, Facebook has started releasing a new service for its iOS app that will announce when your friends are in the general area. It's called Nearby Friends, it's optional, and it's meant to facilitate impromptu group activities and social events.