In what is seemingly a very recent change, Apple is now limiting the types of characters developers can include in their app descriptions on the App Store. Banned characters include emojis, checkmarks and speech bubbles.
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Some users of Apple’s online services might be having problems accessing certain areas of the service.
Forbes has written a lot of ill-fated anti Apple posts over the years – but in my three years as managing editor of MacTrast, Forbes’ latest anti-Apple tirade is perhaps the most absurd I have ever seen, not just from Forbes itself, but from any site. This time around, Forbes claims that Apple is searching for a replacement for Tim Cook as Apple’s CEO.
RadioShack has expanded its existing Apple product lineup, previously consisting of iOS devices and accessories, by adding Mac related peripherals and accessories, and the Apple TV.
You might have seen that Yahoo spent millions to buy the app of English teenager Nick D’Aloisio, Summly. The two have now been combined in the latest Yahoo News app update, which also includes redesigned article pages and personalized stories.
European car manufacturer Volkswagen has introduced an all-new version of the Beetle, designed specifically with Apple users in mind. Dubbed the iBeetle, the car offers an integrated iPhone dock. It also features a specialized app used to control certain functions of the vehicle, deliver oil and coolant temperatures, provide diagnostic information, and more.
Apple has added a “download later” prompt to large media purchases made in iTunes or in the mobile iTunes Store. The new prompt gives users the option to download the content later when purchasing movies, TV shows, TV Season Passes, full TV seasons, movie bundles, and music box sets.
Slow updates for smartphones using the Google Android operating system create a security risk for owners of those phones according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Following AMD’s hire of Jim Keller last year, who had been Apple’s chief chip design lead working on the A4, A5, and A6 chips for iOS devices for 4 years, the company has now poached Raja Koduri as well. Koduri has been Apple’s director of graphics chip architecture for the past four years, after Apple hired him from AMD.
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, China over the weekend, Apple has announced its donation of 50 million RMB or approximately $8 million to affected victims.
It was reported earlier this month that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that various production issues will cause a delay in the debuts of Apple’s iPhone 5S, lower-cost iPhone, and second-generation iPad mini. A report from Reuters today backs up that claim.
Netflix has released version 4.0 of its popular iOS app. The updated app has redesigned controls for episode selection, new controls for audio and subtitles, and of course, the ever popular “bug fixes.”
A restaurant chain in the UK has taken advantage of the Passbook feature in iOS 6 to draw customers into its eateries.
China Business and China Times are reporting that last month alone, Apple returned at least five million, and as many as eight million iPhones to assembly partner Foxconn for defects in operation or appearance.
Tech blogger Tactus published a photo last week of what was claimed to be the polycarbonate rear shell of Apple’s much rumored low-cost iPhone. Today it has posted a new photo of what it says is the inside of the rear shell for the fifth-generation iPad.
Earth Day is observed on April 22 each year and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year. These apps will help you live a more environmentally responsible way of life, and you just may learn something too.