Latest Apple & Mac News

Tumblr Updates iOS App New Camera Interface, Support for Photosets

Posted on 11/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

tumblr_icon

Tumblr has tumbled out a new version of its iOS app, bringing a number of new features to the blogging service including photosets, a new camera interface, the ability to double-tap a post to “like” it, and single tap your avatar to make changes.

0

Apple Nears Agreement In Brazilian iPhone Trademark Case

Posted on 11/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

brazil-flag-button

After Apple’s recent dispute loss with IGB electronics, the owner of the iPhone trademark in Brazil, it seems on the contrary that both parties are now close to an agreement in the case.

1

Fingerprint Sensor and NFC Chip Rumored for Next-Gen iPhone

Posted on 11/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

iPhone 5s Thumb

A new report from the Far East claims that Apple has contracted with Taiwan’s Chipbond Science and Technology to build fingerprint sensors into its next-generation iPhone. The NFC chip rumor also pops up in the report.

1

Happy Birthday, Douglas Adams!

Posted on 11/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

images

Douglas Adams, the fiction writer responsible for countless contributions to written fiction, the Doctor Who television series, and more, would have turned 61 today. Adams was not only a prolific writer and creative genius – he was also a famous Mac users before it was trendy, and was a deep inspiration to me when when I was in high school.

0

Apple Finally Patches App Store Vulnerabilities

Posted on 11/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

app_store

Last July, a Google security researcher discovered a number of vulnerabilities in Apple’s App Store stemming from the company’s failure to use HTTPS encryption. Now some six months later, Apple has started using HTTPS encryption, and the researcher has publicly shared some of the issues users could have been inflicted with if hackers had utilized the exploits.

0

Angry Birds Space Rocks Out With Slash In New Update

Posted on 11/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

Angry Birds Space Thumb 1

Guns n Roses and Angry Birds aren’t necessarily two things you would put in the same basket, but whaddaya know, Rovio has just updated Angry Birds Space with a new theme tune recorded by lead guitarist Slash.

0

iBookstore Twitter Account Retweets Vulgar Message

Posted on 11/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

iBooks Logo

The irony! Considering Apple’s zero tolerance policy on anything sexual, the message that was retweeted by the official iBookstore Twitter account was quite outrageous.

0

Apple eBay Store Undercuts Refurb Deals in Online Apple Store

Posted on 11/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

Apple eBay Thumb Logo

A storefront on eBay, known only as Refurbished-Outlet, offers great deals on refurbished Apple products. On some cases, the store, believed to be run by Apple itself, offers better prices on the refurbished items than Apple’s own online Apple Store.

0

Slightly Updated Apple TV Uses Smaller A5 Chip

Posted on 11/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

apple-tv-150x150

Last week we reported that the Apple TV was in short supply at Apple resellers, and even the Apple Store itself. Well, the tweaked version of the Apple TV has begun hitting the shelves, and it looks like the updated device is using a smaller version of the A5 chip, not a 5X chip as previously speculated.

0

Friend Activity