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App Store Tops 40 Billion Downloads with Almost Half in 2012

January 7, 2013 | CUPERTINO, California―January 7, 2013―Apple® today announced that customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps*, with nearly 20 billion in 2012 alone. The App Store℠ has over 500 million active accounts and had a record-breaking December with over two billion downloads during the month. Apple’s incredible developer community has created over 775,000 apps for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users worldwide, and developers have been paid over seven billion dollars by Apple. “It has Read more [...]

2012 Holiday App Sales

December 21, 2012 | The holidays are notorious for app sales, we will try to keep this post updated with all the sales we find. First up, Sega is hosting a round of holiday drops, including Jet Set Radio for just US$1.99, Crazy Taxi for the same price, and the newSonic and Sega All-Stars Racing for just 99 cents. Great prices on those great games, so don't pass those up. Taito's got a sale up, too, with Gardening Mama for $3.99, Space Invaders Infinity Gene for $1.99 and a few more deals on too. Square Read more [...]

Seagate GoFlex Satellite Review

December 20, 2012 | External hard drives are great for taking files along wherever you go, but they’re not particularly exciting. However, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite is not your average external hard drive. The Satellite is designed with the mobile user in mind. It not only stores your files, it streams them wirelessly to any of your devices. It allows you to take your entire media library with you wherever you go, and stream it to your iPad, iPod, Android tablet or computer via Wifi, no cords or cables required. The Read more [...]

Google Maps for iOS Arrives

December 13, 2012 | The much-anticipated Google Maps for iOS is finally here (and tops the free charts in under 7 hours).The app offers iOS 6 users who are unhappy with Apple's in-house Maps app an opportunity to switch back to Google's map platform. The new app includes turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Google local search and more. There are a number of features and tidbits that come with Google Maps for iOS as well. Here's a selection. - Jesse Hollington notes on Twitter that Google Maps Read more [...]

Instagram 3.2 For iOS

December 10, 2012 | Instagram today has released the latest update to Instagram 3.2 this features a new interface, and one completely new filter see below from the Instagram blog: Today we’re excited to announce the release of the largest upgrade to our Instagram iOS camera since it was revamped just over one year ago. The camera has been the core part of the Instagram experience since the day we launched and as a result, we’ve made significant improvements to its look and speed. Camera Redesign We’ve brought Read more [...]

Cobook for Contacts

December 10, 2012 | Cobook is developed to substitute Apple’s own Contacts app on your iPhone. You are informed as much right from the start. But worry not, you are not in any risk of dropping anything if you do choose to try Cobook out. It will ask for access to your contacts on iOS, so that it can transfer all your contacts. So far, so good, and pretty nice looking all round. Having people’s thumbnail photos next to their names as you scroll through the list is a visual treat, and really does help when you’re Read more [...]

iTunes 11 is Here

November 29, 2012 | iTunes 11 is out via software update and should be live on Apple.com/iTunes shortly. - Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You'll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click in the Store. - A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than Read more [...]

Tips and Tricks for Using Siri

November 14, 2012 | 5 As our world enters a cyberpunk reality, certain aspects of life that were once stereotypical cliches are slowly developing into facets of day-to-day existence. One emerging example of this trend is the rising popularity of voice-activated features on mobile devices, most notably Siri, the option installed standard on all new iPhones. She is capable of doing numerous services for the user, though can get hung up on technical issues from time to time. Still, with the recent release of iOS 6, she is Read more [...]

Access International Keyboards Quickly

November 11, 2012 | Did you know you can access all of your international keyboards with a single tap and hold? Just tap and hold on the international keyboard switcher next to your spacebar and a quick select menu will pop up to select which keyboard you would like to switch to. It's that easy!   Read more [...]

Turn Off iOS Auto-Correct

November 6, 2012 | The Auto-Correct feature on an Apple iPhone will automatically correct any perceived spelling errors that the device recognizes as you type. While this feature can be great for some, it can also lead to hilarious and even embarrassing word choices if you’re not careful. To prevent Auto-Correct-induced mistakes from happening, you can simply disable the feature at any time by taking a quick trip through your iPhone’s “Settings” application. While this won’t improve your spelling, it will Read more [...]