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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 [...]

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 [...]

Apple’s New Lightning Cable

December 5, 2012 | 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 [...]

Apple Considering Switch From Intel Chips in Future Macs

November 28, 2012 | Anybody remember the uproar back in 2005 when Apple decided to change to Intel Processors from PowerPC Chips? This came as a result of a number of problems with this chip, including power consumption issues. Well it looks like Apple is set to change again, although this time they won’t be going for a pre-existing chip, instead they will be developing one of their own. This comes after last year when rumours were abound that they were planning on switching from Intel to ARM processors in their future 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 [...]

Words with Friends Tips

November 5, 2012 | 2 “Words with Friends” is a popular word game that is played on devices like the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad as well as on the online social network Facebook. The game operates identically to the classic board game “Scrabble.” Players use randomly assigned letters to create words, which their opponents then try to build additional words off of in order to score more points. By keeping just a few things in mind the next time you start up “Words with Friends” you can make sure that you end Read more [...]

Cosmonaut Stylus by Studio Neat

November 2, 2012 | The great thing about capacitative touch screens is that no stylus is required. But if you’re using an application that involves writing or drawing, sometimes your fingers aren’t the best tools for the job. If you use such applications on a regular basis, you’ll want to invest in a good stylus. The Cosmonaut by Studio Neat isn’t your average stylus. Most styli look and feel like an ink pen, but this one more closely resembles one of those fat crayons we used in kindergarten. Combined with Read more [...]