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First Chapter of Steve Jobs Bio Manga Hits Shelves Today

Posted on 25/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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A 14-page preview of the biographical Steve Job manga was posted on Monday. The comic gives us all a peek at how we can expect noted manga artist Mari Yamazaki to present the life story of the late, great Apple co-founder.

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Facebook VoIP Calls Now Available In UK

Posted on 25/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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It’s a feature that’s been available in the US for some time, but at last us folk on the other side of the pond can get our hands on Facebook VoIP calling.

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Apple Acquires Wi-Fi Mapping Startup WiFiSLAM

Posted on 25/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has purchased WiFiSLAM, a small WiFi mapping startup, for $20 million. It specializes in technology which allows you to detect where a user’s phone is in a building using the WiFi signal, and it could very well be used to improve Apple’s Maps app.

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EA Number One App Publisher Of 2012

Posted on 23/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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In the app world, there are several heavyweights, the app publishers who dominate and make more money than any other. App Annie has released the top 52 publishers of 2012 based off combined annual revenue, and counting both App Store and Google Play sales.

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BlackBerry Z10 Officially Launches in the U.S.

Posted on 23/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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After officially being unveiled in late January, the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone finally went on sale in the U.S. today – the first device to run the new BlackBerry 10 OS (also introduced in January). The device is positioned as a direct competitor to the iPhone 5, Windows Phone 8, and Android devices.

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Apple Adds In-App Purchase Warning to ‘Freemium’ Apps

Posted on 22/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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After facing a class-action lawsuit over in-app purchases within App Store apps, The Guardian reports that Apple has now begun posting a notice within the App Store for ‘Freemium’ titles warning about in-app purchases before users decide to download the app.

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Supposed Part Leaks Reveal iPhone 5S Home Button, Flex Cable, and Vibrator

Posted on 22/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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While there has been a great deal of rumor and speculation regarding Apple’s next-gen ‘iPhone 5S,’ there has so far been a complete lack of leaked hardware to back up those rumors – until now, that is. Nowhereelse.fr has revealed images of a pair of supposed parts for the iPhone 4S, including the vibration motor and the home button.

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Massive Apple ID Security Hole Allows Password Resets Using Only Your Email Address and Date of Birth

Posted on 22/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple’s introduction of two-step authentication for Apple IDs was a great step forward in helping users protect their account security – but according to The Verge, a new security bug has been discovered which allows anyone to reset your Apple ID password using only your email address and password. Notably, the issue only affects customers who have NOT enabled two-step verification.

Apple to Reject Apps That Lack iPhone 5 Support or Use UDIDs Starting on May 1

Posted on 22/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has announced that they will begin rejecting any newly submitted or updated apps that require access to a device’s UDID, after warning developers against using the old identifier system for nearly a full year. They’ll also begin rejecting any new app or update that lacks support for the iPhone 5’s 4-inch Retina display.

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Google Is Reported to be Working on Its Own Android Based Smart Watch

Posted on 22/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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As rumors about an Apple “iWatch” continue to circulate, and as Samsung confirms it is working on it’s own smart watch, now comes word that Google could be working on their own arm wearable device, and has even received a “Google Glass-like” patent for a smart watch.

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Apple Responds to Australian iTunes Price Gouging Accusations

Posted on 22/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple blamed content owners for the huge price gap for digital goods sold in the U.S. and those sold in Australia. The comments were made on Friday during a hearing with Australia’s Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications.

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