Apple’s Maps app for iOS may have had a bumpy launch last year, but they have been steadily making improvements to both the app and the data it employs. Today, Apple has added another big update to its 3D Flyover mode, as it has added coverage for more locations across France.
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AT&T launched its new pre-paid wireless mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) dubbed “Aio Wireless” today. It’s offering iPhone 5 plans starting at $55 a month. The service is currently only available in Houston, Orlando and Tampa but it is expected to roll out nationally over the coming months.
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The New York Post reports that Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue Apple Store in Manhattan was flooded during heavy rains Wednesday morning. The flooding was caused by a leak in the store’s roof.
Apple manufacturing partner Pegatron announced today that it will boost its workforce by 40% in the second half of the year. This significant bump in the workforce is helping to fuel the continuing rumors of a low-cost iPhone.
Apple has just released a new build of OS X 10.8.4 to registered Mac developers today, just over a week after seeding the previous build. The new version bears a build number of 12E47, and as with the previous updates, Apple continues to ask testers to focus on Wi-Fi, Graphics Drivers, and Safari.
Bang With Friends, the Facebook-powered app with almost a million users that well, helps you well, do exactly what its name says, has just launched its iPhone and Android apps.
Apple must have been satisfied with its 2012 financial performance, as its Chief Financial Officer, Peter Oppenheimer, was the highest paid among all CFOs last year.
Apple seems to be tweaking its approach to its ongoing patent struggles against Google’s Android operating system, as the iOS device maker is now attempting to pull Google head-first into the proceedings in one instance, while working to keep the search giant out of another case.
While iOS users and developers are holding their collective breath in wait of seeing what iOS 7 brings to the table, it seems that some lucky users are already getting a peek, as recent web traffic stats are showing a surge in visits from devices running iOS 7.
Google is showing some love to iOS developers who want to use a browser other than Apple’s default Safari mobile browser with their apps, as they announced on Tuesday a way for the devs to integrate Chrome with their iOS apps.
Microsoft has updated Office for Mac 2011, fixing some bugs, adding some features, and adding compatibility with the Office 365 subscription service.
T-Mobile reports that it added 202,000 prepaid customers last quarter, which aided in offsetting the 199,000 subscribers it lost. It also reported sales of 500,000 iPhones, which has to make the magenta carrier feel a little more optimistic about its future.
A new report from Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun says Apple display partner Sharp will begin manufacturing LCD panels for the iPhone 5S starting in June at its Kameyama Plant No. 1 in Japan.
Today iOS 6.0 was granted FIPS 140-2 certification. Specifically, the iOS CryptoCore Kernel Module 3.0 was assured by the federal National Institute of Standards and Technology to meet the security requirements of the government.
Greenlight Capital Chairman David Einhorn, who attempted to force Apple to offer preferred stock shares earlier this year, has increased his stake in the Cupertino firm, following the announcement of its $100 billion capital reinvestment program.