We’ve seen Google celebrate the holiday season by offering some low-cost movie rentals in the Android Market, featuring a selection of Christmas titles. Apple’s got its own gift for its user base, and today released this year’s 12 Days of Christmas app, offering twelve days of free downloads.
12 Days of Christmas is Apple’s annual collection of end-of-the-year freebies. If you’ve got an iPhone 3GS or later, you can start checking out the offerings, which this year begins with some songs and video from Coldplay.
Each day’s free [...]
Apple launched its iTunes Match service internationally on December 16, the service where, after you pay $25 a year, iTunes will scan all of your music library and switch all of your downloaded or ripped music with fresh copies of the same songs from the iTunes store at higher quality bit rate.
Apple has posted the latest support article on iTunes Match; you can see that the offering is available in a total of 17 countries — it was initially available only in the U.S. in November — including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain. [...]
If you’ve been waiting a long time for Grand Theft Auto III chances are you bought the game the minute it was published. If you somehow didn’t manage to do it (or you just decided you might want to give it a try) now would be best to do it as the title is being sold for $2.99 until December 29.
Additionally, Rockstar Games have added official Samsung Galaxy Nexus support so those lucky enough to have the Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphone can enjoy the game. Motorola Droid Bionic and Samsung Galaxy S2 owners can also play and if you happen to have an Apple iPhone, [...]
The untethered iOS 5 jailbreak for the iPhone 4 (A4-chip powered devices) was demoed on video recently by developer Pod2g; he just updated on the status of his work and it’s a rather interesting one.
All the details concerning the A4 untethered jailbreak have been handed over for testing, finishing, developing and releasing purposes to the Chronic Dev Team. Pod2g, the man basically behind the solution will be focusing on a similar jailbreak for A5-powered devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2), which translates into excellent news for both iPhone 4 owners with iOS 5 (who will get [...]
In this episode of the iOS App Picks we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, allow you to create ringtones from your iTunes library, and find cruises easily to fit any budget and schedule. To download these apps directly to your iPhone, just click on the title of the application and the iTunes software will automatically launch to the app in the App Store. If you have the free Google Search app installed on your iPhone just snap a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner that will launch the App Store on [...]
The new version of Google Voice for iPhone brings Sprint integration support. Mountain View has updated the application and bumped the version number all the way to 22.214.171.1242 in order to bring, among other stuff, the ability to send all calls to the native dialer when the phone is integrated with Sprint.
There’s also multi-recipient texting with contact autocomplete, multi-line text entry field with character count as well as one-touch Copy/Paste in dialpad, but the most important addition is the Sprint integration. iPhone users on Sprint will have all their Google Voice [...]
“Portable electronic device with graphical user interface supporting application switching” is the name of the patent Apple managed to secure; in other words, a smartphone capable of multitasking.
The abstract of the patent (which you can read by following the source link) is even more interesting and seems to apply to those actions where a certain connected call is being maintained while the user interface — “in response to detecting activation of a menu icon or menu button” — switches to something else and then back by following the same [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we through all things cool and the not so cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we start by covering the expansion of Apple’s iPhone 4S into 20 more countries, even if the price isn’t right. We later talk about the recent news about iOS App Store developers making 300% more revenue on iOS than on the Android Market. We later talk about iOS 5.1 Beta 2 which finally allows us to remove photos from our photo stream on iCloud. We then cover all the recent advances from the Dev-Team on reaching an untethered [...]
It’s like a perpetuum mobile this legal war between Apple and Samsung! The Korean phone maker said this morning that it had filed a new claim in Germany on December 16 against Apple.
On a general note, Apple has “started” the whole legal battle when it accused Samsung of copying the iPhone design. The war soon extended to tablets and other regions and countries, like Germany, where Apple scored a couple of stage-wins. Now Samsung is accusing Apple for infringing four of its patents, including those related to telecommunications standard technology and user [...]
If you’re lucky you already have the new Facebook timeline for your profile — and if you’re not you probably found a way around for getting it. With the new Facebook application for your iPhone you can now enjoy the new Facebook goodies on your device.
As of the new version, Facebook for iPhone plays nice with Timeline. It not only displays events chronologically but it also grants access to friend lists, subscribers and subscriptions. The new app is also faster, delivering better performance and if you’re watching photos from Facebook, these are easier [...]
Even though some people have complained and even shown refunds of a false alarm regarding Apple’s launch of iTunes Match internationally, the service has officially gone live to the world. iTunes Match is that service where you pay $25 a year to have iTunes scan all of your music library and switch all of your downloaded or ripped music with fresh copies of the same songs from the iTunes store at higher quality bit rate.
Just make sure you’re rocking iTunes 10.5.2 on your computer, and that it is one of your authorized computers within your Apple ID.
As with [...]
Morgan Stanley just decided to sit down and re-do all their estimates for how Apple will perform an 2012. With the staggering growth of Android, you could assume the number would shrink, but they actually grew. According to Kate Huberty, analyst at Morgan Stanley, the US market will consume more iPhones in the first quarter of 2012 than whichever record sales figure we’ll see by the end of Q4/2011. We’re not really sure how possible that estimate is since Apple’s best quarter is always the last one of the year, but many of us do believe that this growth will have a [...]
There are plenty of reasons why you might be paying special attention to your iPhone’s consumption of data over its cellular connection. Maybe you’re on a restrictive plan and pushing the limits of your allocated bandwidth, or perhaps you’re roaming internationally and would like to avoid what can be some very steep rates. Luckily for you, there are tools to help to manage how and when you use data, like the setting built-in to the App Store that lets you control whether downloads occur over your phone’s 3G connection, or if they should be saved for when [...]
Now here’s an interesting note. Apple’s iPhone 4 may be one of the best selling smartphones on the planet, but it’s no secret to everyone that there are more Android Smartphones sold if we would compare Android as a platform against iOS. So mathematically, there are more Android Market customers out there, than there are iOS App customers, and still a recent study shows that iOS Apps generate 300% more revenue for developers than their Android counterparts.
According to Flurry Analytics, for every dollar generated by a specific app in Apple’s App Store, [...]
Microsoft has just expanded their OneNote application to support Apple’s iPad, along with an update of the iPhone app to version 1.3 to support more languages like Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French and big list of other countries.
Microsoft’s Office OneNote is famous for allowing you to go beyond simple not taking by enhancing your experience with tools, a more productive experience, and even collaboration with others. The free version of the app:
“You can access, create and edit up to 500 notes. Once you reach this limit you can still view, delete, [...]
Latin American readers have begun to confirm reports all around of Apple’s iTunes Store now selling music in their respective countries. In the past, being able to buy music or movies from iTunes was something that only US customers could do, a long with a small minority of foreign countries. So far, readers from the Peru, Dominican Republic, Chile, Panama, Venezuela, Argentina, and Ecuador have confirmed that the service is working for them. I currently live in Honduras and as you can see by the screenshot, the service is also now selling music and movies here too.
Apple has just launched iTunes 10.5.2 with several key improvements for iTunes Match, a long with some fixes in audio distortion when playing or importing music CDs. Sadly we’re still not clear on what those improvements to iTunes Match were, but I do know of many cases where customers have complained of the service simply halting with no specific reason.
iTunes Match is a service where you pay $25 a year for Apple’s iTunes Store to match your music with their files on the store. If a match is made, then Apple will switch your current music with their more enhanced [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all that’s Cool and the Not So Cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we begin by talking about the new deals offered by EA Mobile on their games. We later talk about the new progress in reaching an untethered jailbreak in iOS 5, aside from new developments on a carrier unlock for the iPhone 4S. We talk about Google Currents and how to get our Pocketnow current on your Android or iOS device. We later end the Cool section by going through the OnLive gaming service coming soon to the iPhone and [...]
The German court already granted a formal injunction to Motorola against Apple on November 5 but on Friday, December 9, the Mannheim Regional Court ruled that Apple Sales International — the Irish Apple subsidiary — infringed on a patent held by Motorola. According to Florian Mueller, “the ruling targets Apple’s European sales organization but relates only to that entity’s sale to German customers”.
The patent in question refers to the “method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio [...]
In this episode of the iOS App Picks we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, help you find great prices while shopping on Google, and scan receipts and documents easily. To download these apps directly to your iPhone, just click on the title of the application and the iTunes software will automatically launch to the app in the App Store. If you have the free Google Search app installed on your iPhone just snap a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner that will launch the App Store on your [...]
iBooks needs no introduction if you are using an Apple iPhone. You might not only use it for reading eBooks but also for displaying and checking out PDF files. The application has been updated to version 1.5 and adds a lot of new features.
Probably the most important two additions are “nighttime reading” (a theme easy on your eyes for reading in the dark) and “full-screen layout” (that allows you to maximize the content of the book and read without distraction). There are also some new fonts added (Athelas, Charter, Iowan, and Seravek) as well as a [...]
Facebook started offering video calling as a direct effect of the collaboration with Skype, an offering which is available to (some) users of the social network on the desktop. According to recent reports, the next version of the Facebook Messenger app will bring video calls.
The new version of the application is reportedly already being tested out in the wild and a final version should not be that far out. When the update is being pushed out, users with supported devices will not only be able to video chat among them but also with desktop users too. Of course, an Android [...]
If you like to use the dedicated Facebook Messenger application instead of the chat capabilities of the general Facebook app to keep in touch with friends, you’ll notice an update available in your iTunes/App Store.
The new version, numbered 1.5.2, not only fixes the “blue screen” startup crash for some together with other bugs but it will also start up considerably faster. Message scrolling is also faster so you can get quickly to a certain point in a conversation and the friend chooser now features Retina display photos. Follow the source link below to grab [...]
Common sense in general as well as company policies often prohibits employees from doing or saying certain things that would be detrimental to the company. Apple has recently fired an employee because of his rants about the iPhone, published all over the ex-employees Facebook page.
The ex-employee was a specialist at Apple’s Chapel-field store in Norwich; that happened before he started telling everyone on Facebook that one certain app “f***ed up” the time zone on his phone. His sarcastic status was also updated with the occasion of The Beatles collection being [...]