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Happy Sixth Birthday to The iOS App Store!

Posted on 10/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It was six years ago today that Apple debuted their new App Store. The new store, enabled via iPhone OS 2, and an update to iTunes, opened up the world of third-party apps to users of Apple’s iPhone.

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TSMC Begins Shipping A-Series Processors to Apple

Posted on 10/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It’s been rumored for years that chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, (TSMC), would begin producing A-Series chips for use in Apple’s popular iOS devices. Now, a new report from the Wall Street Journal says that time has come, and the chips are finally making their way to assembly plants.

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Roku and Chromecast Outsell Third Place Apple TV in 2013

Posted on 10/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The Roku and Google’s Chromecast streaming media devices were the two highest selling such devices in the U.S. in 2013. Both devices outsold the third-place Apple TV. This, according to data from Parks Associates.

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Apple’s Lawyer Finked on Google Over Kids In-App Purchases

Posted on 09/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Remember when you were a kid, and someone got caught doing something they shouldn’t have, and they tattled on someone else for doing the same thing? Well, apparently Apple’s head lawyer remembers those days fondly, and snitched on Google to the Federal Trade Commission about Google’s in-app purchase policies.

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Apple Improves iOS 8 Health App With Step Counting and Caffeine Tracking

Posted on 08/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has added features to its Health app in the current iOS 8 beta. The app can now access the iPhone 5s’s built-in M7 motion coprocessor to track the number of steps a user makes each day, and caffeine has also been added to the already lengthy list of nutritional categories that can be tracked by the app.

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Apple Opens ‘Factory Outlet’ Store on eBay to Sell Refurbished iPhones

Posted on 08/07/2014 by chris

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It appears Apple has again teamed up with online auction site eBay to setup a low-profile “Factory Outlet” store to sell Apple Certified Refurbished devices. The devices, iPhone 5s models are currently the only devices listed for sale, offer full one-year Apple warranties at attractive prices.

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