Now that Apple's built-in Maps app finally includes turn-by-turn navigation, makers of traditional GPS navigation products like Magellan are trying to find new ways to market their services to the iOS crowd.
Sure, now that T-Mobile finally has an iPhone to call its own, it may not seem like such a big deal when a smaller carrier gets it, but U.S. Cellular customers may be pleased as punch to hear about it.
Looks like we're going to kick off the weekend with an extra app-tacular edition of the recap, given that Thursday was a veritable bounty of App Store selections. If the actual titles don't get you excited, maybe Apple's $10,000 gift card will -- and all you have to do is be the one who downloads the 50 billionth title from the App Store. That shouldn't be too difficult, right…?
Stealing iPhones is big business these days--so big, in fact, that New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg pinned iPhone thefts as the reason why crime went up in the Big Apple last year. Now, as the New York Times reported this morning, some law enforcement officials seek to blame Apple and other manufacturers for the spike, asserting that they're not doing enough to prevent such incidents from happening.
The rumor mill is really going into overdrive this week, foaming at the mouth on every little scrap related to iOS 7 or OS X 10.9, which are both expected sometime this year. But not everyone is enamored with these wild flights of fancy, so we're here to mix things up with some good old-fashioned tales ripped straight from the pages of real life. At least you won't have to wonder "when" or "if" with this batch of stories!
Remember how we announced earlier this week that Apple chief designer Jony Ive aims to strip iOS 7 of the operating system's skeuomorphic elements? Apparently that's a much bigger task than originally anticipated, as AllThingsD reported this morning that Ives is bringing engineers from the Mac OS X 10.9 team to help finish iOS 7 in time for the preview at WWDC on June 10-14.
It's like deja vu all over again. This fall, Apple and Samsung will return to the courtroom battlefield to argue about the same issues they've been arguing about for years. In fact, both companies will only be permitted to discuss exactly the same issues as a previously settled case. Well, mostly settled. Read on, we'll explain.
There’s no reason to every type your name again. Or your email address, or anything else that you find your fingers pounding out over and over. TypeIt4Me lets you set short abbreviations that instantly expand to the longer entry, which can save you tons of time and keystrokes. (The app even tracks those stats for you.)
The Lytro camera is an amazing way to add perspective to photos, but at $399, it’s beyond the financial grasp of many amateur shutterbugs. Thankfully, a new iPhone app promises to deliver refocusable, ready-to-share images for a whole lot less. FocusTwist takes a page from the Lytro playbook, creating images where the key focus can be changed to another object with just a tap.
We're generally fans of Path, the more private social network. But that could be because we have yet to experience the horror of having the service spam our address book -- even after uninstalling the app.