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Category Archives: iPhone

iOS 9 reportedly focuses on under-the-hood upgrades

If you feel that Apple is upgrading iOS a little too quickly, you’re not alone — there areconcerns (if sometimes overstated) that it’s focusing too much on interface revampsand extensions over making things work well. There may be relief in sight, however. Sources for the historically reliable 9to5Mac claim that iOS 9 will have a “huge” emphasis on behind-the-scenes fixes and performance optimizations. That’s not to say there won’t ... Read More »

Apple cracks down on accessory makers to discourage leaks

Follow the Apple rumor cycle and you’ll notice that accessory makers play animportant role in leaks — some of them “borrow” factory blueprints to produce cases and other add-ons for iPhones and iPads that are still weeks away from launch. Well, the crew at 1 Infinite Loop is apparently fed up with these companies spoiling the surprise. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that Apple made key accessory ... Read More »

Here’s what you could buy with Apple’s $700 billion market cap

When we talk about a company’s market capitalization, it’s really just a jargon-y way of saying how much that company’s really worth. Say, for example, you wanted to buy a company the way you do a product in a shop, well, the market cap would be a great way of calculating that company’s price tag. As you may have heard, ... Read More »

iOS games are about to get bigger and (hopefully) better

Not many apps hit iTunes’ 2GB file limit, but those that do tend to fall into a certain category (cough games). As a result, developers often must sacrifice graphics quality and effects for iOS titles, the exact problem we pointed out with the recent BioShockiOS release. But Apple has finally lifted that limit, and the max file size on iTunes titles is ... Read More »

Remember the GT Advanced sapphire facility? It’s going to be a command center for Apple

CNBC reported today that the GT Advanced plant in Mesa, Arizona, originally tasked with the job of making sapphire for screens, buttons, and other bits and pieces of Apple gear, is now going to be taken over by the company that allegedly caused GT Advanced to go out of business — Apple. Apple will be spending a cool US$2 billion to ... Read More »

There’s magic everywhere

The past couple of articles I’ve written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying “Apple is doomed.” I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous statement. Apple is moving faster, with more products and its biggest changes, than ever before. There are bound to ... Read More »

Archer Diaries is on target

Travel to exciting replications of real-world locations in an attempt to master the art of archery inArcher Diaries. At the start of each level, players are tasked with obtaining a certain score by hitting targets and other objects before the time runs out. Archer Diaries is compatible with iOS devices running iOS 6.0 or later.In Archer Diaries, players attempt to ... Read More »

YouTube begins transition to HTML5 for default playback

YouTube announced yesterday that videos on the desktop website will now default to HTML5 when loaded. In other words, HTML5 is kicking Flash to the curb. So much for all the pundits and analysts who a) thought Apple abandoning mobile Flash was a strategic mistake or b) believed Apple would eventually cave in and support Flash on the iPhone. Four years ago, ... Read More »

Sundance hit Tangerine was shot on iPhone 5s with a $8 app and some accessories

Given the spread of affordable high-quality video cameras in the modern world, there’s probably never been a better time to be an amateur filmmaker. You don’t even need more than a nice smartphone if Tangerine is any indication. The Sundance Film Festival hit was shot completely using an iPhone 5S, the $8 app Filmic Pro, a Steadicam rig, and anamorphic adapter lenses ... Read More »

Set healthy goals with iHydrate

Despite the numerous studies about how drinking more water keeps us focused and energized and does things like help us fight off colds and stave off migraines, most of us fail at drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day. iHydrate, US$1.99 in the App Store, helps you to get your daily 64 ounces through reminders and goal setting techniques. ... Read More »

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