Love Taco Bell? Ordering burritos and crunchy tacos at the popular fast food chain is about to get a lot more convenient. According to Nation's Restaurant News (via MacRumors), the restaurant is planning on introducing a mobile ordering platform that'll let you orders your tacos in advance and pick them up fresh at your nearest location.
How times have changed. Americans used to marvel that the television brought conflicts such as the Vietnam War "into the living room," but a new app brings the reality of contemporary warfare in the Middle East to our iPhones. It's called Metadata+, and its purpose is simple: it tells you when drone strikes have killed someone in the Middle East.
The story goes that Apple originally intended for iTunes to be a "break-even" business, but the popular music and video service has proven more successful than those earliest projections could have dreamed of. Indeed, based on Asymco's calculations (via 9to5Mac), iTunes on its own would rank as 130 in the Fortune 500 list of the top U.S. companies.
Stunned by the high costs of many of the new "Made for iPhone" (MFi) products? Apparently those high costs at least partially spring from Apple's high licensing costs. Change might be on the way, though, as Japanese site Mac Otakara reports (via MacRumors), as Apple has both reduced the licensing costs for the program and the price of the associated Lightning cables and other accessories.
The more news we hear about the beta patches for iOS 7.1, the more it sounds like a release of Apple's operating system that should make even the staunchest critics happier. And according to 9to5Mac (which seems quite in-the-know these days), we won't have to wait much longer. Based on their "reliable" sources, we'll likely see the highly anticipated patch sometime in March.
Ever felt as though you should be devoting your time to other, nobler pursuits while gaming? Cancer Research UK knows the feeling, and in response the British charity has created Genes in Space, a space exploration game for iOS that lets you voyage throughout the cosmos and help find the cure for cancer. And yes, at the same time.
If there was any clear loser during Apple's earnings call this week, it was the once mighty iPod. After the news broke that only 6 million units of the portable music device had been sold--around half as many from the same time last year--pundits across the Internet hopped on their soapboxes to declare the iPod dead. But not so fast, 9to5Mac says--evidence suggests that Apple might have big plans for the device yet.
If you use Gmail, you might want to dig through your Trash and Spam folders to see if there's anything that shouldn't be in there. As The Verge reports, between January 15 and January 22, Gmail applied the wrong actions to certain emails while users were managing their inboxes, which caused some messages to end up in the wrong folders.
Ever found yourself wishing you could access your bookmarks on Safari or your iPhone when either device isn't available? Judging from an error notice that popped up today on a link to iCloud.com, a solution might be on the way in the near future. The message said it all: "iCloud Bookmarks are coming soon."
You know it's a strange world when Apple can break its own records and still disappoint analysts. That's the news from Apple's latest quarterly earnings report, which covers the first fiscal quarter of 2014. During that time, Apple generated a staggering $57.6 billion in revenue with a profit of $13.1 billion. The disappointment? As Fortune notes, Apple "only" sold 51 million iPhones out instead of the 56 million some analysts were projecting.