Claimed photos showing fully assembled iPhone 6 faceplate surface

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 11, 2014

A Taiwanese blog has posted a series of images that allegedly picture fully assembled black and white faceplate options for a rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 variant.

The images offer perhaps the best depiction of the upcoming Apple handset thus far. The fully assembled 4.7-inch panel is shown off along with flex cables, mounting structures and cover glass.

As a quick reminder, the iPhone 6 should be unveiled alongside its bigger 5.5-inch counterpart at a media event on September 9.

Earlier this morning, we published a treasure trove of leaked part images that seemingly hint at the embedded Apple logo on the back, a protruding iPod touch-style rear camera and the slightly recessed volume button cutouts along the edges… Read More

 

No, iPhone 6′s embedded Apple logo won’t serve as notification light (bonus: new leaked parts)

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 11, 2014

Several photographs of claimed iPhone 6 parts have led Apple bloggers to frantically speculate that a logo cutout on the rear would allow for a MacBook-style illumination serving as a notification light of sorts for missed calls, important messages and what not.

We even ran a poll asking whether the iPhone 6 should include a lit Apple logo on the rear and more than three out of each four respondents voted ‘yes’.

Time for a reality check. If numerous photographs of supposed iPhone 6 parts that have leaked recently are anything to go by, this doesn’t seem to be the case after all… Read More

 

First Wunderlist 3 update fixes migration issues while adding new features and enhancements

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 11, 2014

Wunderlist is an awesome list/to-do cross-platform solution that everyone should try out.

Created by Berlin, Germany-based 6Wunderkinder, the application is provided free of charge and available across key mobile and desktop platforms so your lists and notes don’t get tied and locked up to a specific device, or vendor or platform, as they shouldn’t be.

Following a massive 3.0 refresh with all-new UI and 60+ new features, Wunderkinder today issued the first maintenance update bringing out several improvements and fixing a nagging which has prevented some people from migrating from the previous version… Read More

 

How to remotely erase an iPhone or iPad that was lost or stolen

By Sébastien Page on Aug 9, 2014

Continuing on our series of post about Find My iPhone and Activation Lock, we’re going to look at yet another feature that will ensure the data contained on your iPhone or iPad is safe in case someone gets ahold of it.

We previously saw how to protect, track, and activate Lost Mode for any iOS device with Find My iPhone. In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to remotely erase an iPhone or iPad that might have been lost or stolen to make sure your data remains safe, no matter what happens. Read More

 

Pangu 1.2 jailbreak is out with AFC2, bug fixes, and more

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2014

The Pangu team has released an update to their jailbreak tool today. Pangu 1.2 is out now for both Windows and Mac, and it includes a handful of bug fixes and improvements that make the jailbreaking process a little easier.

Among the fixes are a resolution for an ongoing boot loop bug that some iPhone 4/4s users are experiencing, and patches for sandbox log and task_for_pid issues. The new Pangu also brings support for afc2… Read More

 

Microsoft releases SNIPP3T, a new app for tracking celebrity news

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2014

Microsoft has released a new app for the iPhone today called SNIPP3T. It describes the software as a ‘Celebrity News’ app, that aggregates all of the latest gossip on your favorite Hollywood stars from around the web into one convenient stream.

The app is actually really well designed, and as you can imagine, it’s heavily tied into Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Fans can read recent news articles on celebrities, subscribe to their news streams, and view curated Profile pages for more info… Read More

 

Amazon Instant Video app gets new search history and quick resume features

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2014

Amazon posted a nice little update for its Instant Video app this weekend, bringing the client to version 2.8. The update includes a couple of new features and bug fixes that make searching for and watching content in the application much more enjoyable.

One of the new features has to do with video playback, and it enables you to quickly resume videos you’ve recently started from the app’s home screen. You can also now quickly find content you’ve previously searched for with the new search history feature… Read More

 

How to activate Lost Mode if your iPhone or iPad is lost or stolen

By Sébastien Page on Aug 8, 2014

Using Find My iPhone is the first step to protecting your iPhone or iPad in case it is lost or stolen. The feature lets you effectively track your device and even lock it, making it virtually useless to anyone who would find or steal it.

The most powerful feature of Find My iPhone is Activation Lock, a way for you to remotely lock your device by putting it in Lost Mode. Doing so, you will be able to remotely password protect the device, and add a custom message on its Lock screen so that if someone finds your phone, they can call you and arrange a meet up.

Also worth highlighting is that when put in Lost Mode, no one will be able to restore or reactivate your device without your Apple ID and password. If this might not prevent someone from stealing your device, it will at least prevent this person from doing anything with it.

In this post, we will show you how to enable Lost Mode of an iPhone or iPad that might have been lost or stolen. Read More

 

1Password news: iOS and Mac apps discounted, free iOS 8 update

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 8, 2014

If you’re an avid user of 1Password, an excellent password-management application for the iPhone, iPad and Mac, a forthcoming iOS 8 edition will be supplied to you free of charge, developer AgileBits has confirmed.

And those who’ve been sitting on the sidelines waiting for a not-to-be-missed opportunity to get in on the action, now’s the time to get a move on as AgileBits has 1Password for Mac on sale for 30 percent off.

As a bonus, the iPhone and iPad edition down by a cool 40 percent! So there you have it: now you can download the app in the Mac App Store for just $34.99 (regularly $49.99) and get 1Password for the iPhone and iPad for $9.99 (regularly $17.99)… Read More

 

Movie-inspired Run Forrest Run hits iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 8, 2014

Forrest Gump is one of my favorite movies of all time, not just due to Tom Hanks’ career-defining performance as one of the most likable film characters — I particularly fell in love with the epic romantic storyline involving an athletically prodigious native of Alabama.

Those who’ve watched the movie (and if you haven’t, you’re missing out — big time) surely haven’t forgotten the scene of Gump running across the country.

Well, the scene has been conveniently turned into an endless-runner game for the iPhone and iPad. A free-to-play download contains optional bonuses and power-ups in the form of In-App Purchases, but despite the dreaded APIs and nagging Facebook prompts, I’d highly recommended Run Forrest Run to those who can’t get enough of endless runners, as well as to anyone who enjoyed the 1994 Robert Zemeckis movie… Read More

 

Yelp app updated with new Bing Translator feature for foreign reviews

By Cody Lee on Aug 8, 2014

Yelp announced a new feature for its mobile app this week called ‘automated review translation.’ The feature will allow users to translate foreign language reviews with the tap of a button, making it the perfect companion for folks traveling abroad.

Reviews are translated using Microsoft’s ‘Bing Translator’ tech, and can be done one at a time, or as a group. Yelp says that the feature works for all 15 of its officially supported languages, which includes German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and French… Read More

 

Several productivity apps on sale for a limited time

By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2014

Apple is highlighting a number of popular productivity apps in its App Store right now, which have recently seen significant discounts. The promo can be found in the iTunes Store, under a special new section entitled “Amazing Productivity Apps Limited-Time Prices.”

Here you’ll find several top tier apps like Fantastical 2,which has made our Top Calendar Apps list multiple times, for bottom tier prices. There’s also Clear To Do List, Notablity, 1Password and many more. We’ve put together a list of the apps and their discounts below… Read More

 

Peter Molyneux’s newest God game is now available for iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 7, 2014

Arguably the most famous game designer of all time, Peter Molyneux left Bullfrog to form Lionhead Studios in 1997. Ever since, he’s been (mostly) churning out one hit game after another. His latest project: a God sim called Godus.

After a recent soft-launch, it’s now available worldwide as a free-to-play download for the iPhone and iPad. Designed by Molyneux himself and developed for mobile by DeNA Corp., Godus started as a Kickstarter project.

The game can be considered an unofficial sequel to Curiosity, an experimental Molyneux-designed game which forced people to frantically tap away at a cube in order to discover what’s inside. Godus takes a different route. Featuring cartoonish graphics, it invites you to rule over a living, breathing world and lets you shape, mold and sculpt every inch of the landscape to your liking, among other features… Read More

 

Autodesk’s SketchBook apps go free for the first time in Apple’s Free App of the Week promo

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 7, 2014

For the first time ever since debuting on the App Store back in the summer of 2013, a pair of excellent drawing and painting apps for the iPhone and iPad by Autodesk have gone free.

Both SketchBook Mobile — a professional-grade painting and drawing application designed for the iPhone and iPod touch — and SketchBook Pro for iPad— an authentic, natural drawing experience based on the same paint engine as its desktop counterpart — are available free of charge, for a limited time, courtesy of Apple’s weekly Free App of the Week promo on the App Store.

That’s a cool $7 saving right off the bat as SketchBook Pro normally sells for $4.99 and SketchBook Mobile is regularly $1.99… Read More

 

NFL Now hits iPhone, iPad and Apple TV with rich video library, personalized streams and more

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 7, 2014

As announced last week, The National Football League has launched its brand new NFL Now app. The software is available as a new channel on Apple’s $99 Apple TV media-streaming box and as a free download for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Arriving in time for the new season, NFL Now features a personalized video stream of your favorite NFL teams, players and coaches, delivers exclusive interviews and stories about the teams, breaking news on your fantasy players, and unlimited access to content in the NFL Films Archives.

The app learns from your behavior and analyzes what you like to deliver a personalized video feed of content tailored to your tastes… Read More

 

Google Shopping Express 2.0: deliveries in more cities, enhanced search, new products and more

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 7, 2014

Following a June update, the Internet giant today released a major new version of its Shopping Express application for the iPhone and iPad.

The official iOS client of Google’s same-day delivery service, version 2.0, now live in the App Store, brings same-day and overnight delivery to more cities while introducing several enhancements to the built-in search feature.

You can now use the app to buy wine, beer and spirits and have them delivered to your doorstep, if you live in San Francisco or the San Francisco Peninsula. And people who shop at Costco can now purchase their Costco membership and shop Costco in the same session… Read More

 

FX Photo Studio 6.0 for iPhone brings iOS 7 overhaul, new filters and sharing options and more

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 7, 2014

FX Photo Studio by MacPhun used to be my go-to iPhone photography tool, but I was forced to switch to other apps because it looked like the team had ceased further development (last update was in February of last year).

I’m glad I was wrong about that. As of today, the iPhone edition has been resurrected. Basically everything has changed and MacPhun bills it as “the biggest update in its four-year history”.

Now available in the App Store as a free update for existing users, the new FX Photo Studio 6.0 of course sports an iOS 7-friendly user interface along with a brand new engine and tons of other new features.

All of the hallmarks of FX Photo Studio have been preserved and enhanced in this update, including great filters, special editing tools and sharing features… Read More

 

Classic RPG ‘Dragon Quest IV’ lands in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2014

Fans of the classic RPG ‘Dragon Quest IV’ will be happy to hear that Square Enix has delivered on its promise to launch an English version of the game. After spending several months in Japan, the title is now available in the US App Store.

For those unfamiliar with it, Dragon Quest IV was a popular turn-based RPG in the early 90′s. Square Enix promises that the port keeps the same core gameplay experience as the original, and a new control system optimized for mobile devices… Read More

 

United Airlines app gains handy new passport scanning feature

By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2014

United Airlines updated its iOS app this morning, bringing the client to version 2.0.16. The update includes support for a new feature the company is testing out that enables users to scan their passports to check-in for international flights using their device’s camera.

United is calling the trial feature “Expanded International Check-In,” and its purpose is to allow international passengers to complete their check-in process and print their boarding pass before arriving at the airport. All it takes is a quick photo scan of their passport… Read More

 

Pinterest brings messaging to iOS app

By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2014

Pinterest pushed out a new build of its mobile client this evening, bringing the iOS app to version 3.8. The update offers only one new feature, but it has the potential to change the way people use the service: messaging.

That’s right, now whenever someone sends you a Pin, you have the ability to reply back with either a Pin of your own, or a direct message. It works with multiple users too, making planning a group trip or project a breeze… Read More

 
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