The New York Times reports that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Apple’s Activation Lock feature, introduced in iOS 7, has led to a “significant” drop in iPhone-related thefts in New York, London, and San Francisco.
A report today says Apple may include a barometric pressure sensor to their upcoming iPhone 6 handset. A barometer is used to measure atmospheric pressure, which can be used to indicate current and future weather patterns, as well as altitude data.
Apple has released beta 2 of iOS to developers. The new beta release comes just over two weeks after the initial beta release of the new mobile operating system at WWDC 2014. The notes for the release only mention bug fixes and improvements as changes in the new beta.
Parallels today announced an update to its Parallels Access app that gives users remote access to their Macs and PCs. Originally only available for the iPad, the new release adds support for the iPhone, and Android phones and tablets.
While most of us use the cables that come with our iOS devices, we will eventually need to replace them because of loss, frayed connections, or from a teething pet chewing through the cable. Do we simply head to the Apple Store and buy another official Lightning cable, or do we go for something different?
Dominos Pizza announced today that it is launching a new voice ordering feature via its iPhone and Android apps. The new feature is powered by Nuance’s Nina Mobile voice speech recognition, speech synthesis, and natural language technologies.
Longtime Apple supplier Foxconn is looking to get in on producing displays for the iPhone and iPad by working with Japanese display maker Sharp to utilize that firm’s technology to produce the iOS device displays.
Apple had a slight change of heart earlier this month, and updated its App Store review guidelines to allow the use of “approved” virtual currencies in apps. Coindesk reports that Coin Pocket has launched in the App Store, becoming the first iOS app to allow users to send and receive the Bitcoin virtual currency.
Just about anyone who has used a computer has used a flash drive. They’re an easy way to “sneakernet” files between computers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could also use them to copy files to and from your iPhone 5/5c/5s or iPad Air? Introducing the HYPER iStick.
Today saw the worldwide launch of Rovio’s Angry Birds Epic for iOS devices. The game is an RPG based fantasy-adventure game, featuring turn-based battles featuring Angry Birds characters Red, Chuck, and Bomb as they battle their arch-rivals, the evil pigs on Piggy Island.
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith on Wednesday figured out a way to show how iOS 8′s hidden split-screen multitasking works on the iPad. He was also kind enough to create a video showing off his findings.
Smartwatch maker Pebble has announced that its stainless steel encased “Pebble Steel” watch will be available at Best Buy starting June 15th. The Pebble Steel will sell for $229, and will be available both online and in-store.
While Apple’s much-rumored split-screen multitasking feature didn’t make it into the initial beta of iOS 8, developer Steven Troughton-Smith notes that it’s likely still in the cards in a future update of Apple’s new mobile operating system.
Amazon has released version 4.3 of its Kindle app for iOS, adding the capability to listen to Audible versions of Kindle books you own. Amazon says there are more than 45,000 Kindle/Audible book titles that are eligible for the new feature.