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AT&T FaceTime Update

January 16, 2013 | 1 AT&T Said in a statement today: When FaceTime over Cellular launched in September 2012, we explained that we wanted to roll it out gradually to ensure the service had minimal impact on the mobile experience for all of our customers. As a result of ongoing testing, we’re announcing AT&T will enable FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for customers with any tiered data plan using a compatible iOS device. This means iPhone 4S customers with tiered plans will be able to make FaceTime Read more [...]

iOS 6 App Store Gifting Returns

January 9, 2013 | 1 Apple has returned the ability to gift apps from the App Store on iOS 6 devices, after mysteriously removing it before the official launch. The addition, which was noticed by 9to5Mac, has been made in Apple’s new system-wide action sheet, rather than re-appearing at the bottom of an app listing, as before. The new gifting procedure in the App Store is a bit awkward. It requires that you tap the action button in the upper right corner of an app’s listing to bring up the action sheet. There’s Read more [...]

Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless Now Carrying iPhone 5

January 8, 2013 | Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless are now carrying the iPhone 5, offering a $45 unlimited talk, text and data plan with no contract. It was previously reported by That's It Guys. Straight Talk is a subsidiary of TracFone, and its iPhone customers will use AT&T's network. There is no indication of whether the phones will support AT&T's LTE network or not. Like other prepaid plans such as Virgin Mobile, users must pay full price for their iPhones without having them subsidized by Read more [...]

VarioProtect for iPhone

January 7, 2013 | ZeroChroma's VarioProtect Case was a resounding success for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. It therefore comes as no surprise that they have done it again for the iPhone 5. If you are a little unsure about ZeroChroma's VarioProtect case, then let me tell you, this is one of the most useful cases for your device out there on the market. Let me explain what this is all about. So what is ZeroChroma's VarioProtect case? Well, for the most part it functions like almost any other case on the market, although Read more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Apple’s New Lightning Cable

December 5, 2012 | 1 Although it is often difficult to make a new cable connector catch on, Apple is giving it their best effort. Apple, which has already sold more than 400 million iPhones, has some clout when it comes to breaking through common technology barriers. Therefore, most likely the Lightning connector, which debut with the iPhone 5, will be a hit. What is the Lightning connector? This cable replaces the 30-pin connector used by Apple since 2003. The Lightning connector has a USB connection on one end, Read more [...]