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Pebble Watch Starts Mass Production

January 10, 2013 | 2 Less than a year ago the Pebble Watch was relatively unknown. It was nothing but ‘another project’ on the website Kickstarter. However, that small project quickly turned into the largest project that has ever gone through Kickstarter earning a whopping $10 million in donations. This of course made the appearance at the 2013 International Consumer Electronic Show one of the hottest events in town. During CES 2013 the CEO of the company, Eric Migicovsky announced that the Pebble has now started 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 [...]

Apple Hiring for Wireless 802.11ac System Engineers

January 7, 2013 | Adding to existing rumors that Apple is planning to add high speed 802.11ac wireless networking to its lineup later in 2013, AppleBitch notes that Apple has posted a job listing for a System Test Engineer with expertise with 802.11ac network environments. System Test Engineer - Wi-Fi (802.11) System Test Engineering is looking for an experienced test engineer with excellent problem solving and communications skills. In this role, you will be testing, automating, leading, and working closely 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 [...]

iTunes Store Movie Content Goes Live in 42 New Countries

December 12, 2012 | 1 Earlier this month, it was noted that the iTunes Music Store had gone live in 56 new countries, nearly doubling the number of countries with access to the store. At the time, Apple noted in its press release that movies were also being launched in Russia, Turkey, India and Indonesia with "select additional countries" also scheduled to offer the film content. Beginning earlier today, readers began reporting that movies had gone live in their countries, and AppleInsider has compiled a list of Read more [...]

For Your Glory – Nashville

December 7, 2012 | 1 Friends of Geeks Union Leeland Mooring and Jack Mooring co-wrote the song For Your Glory for ABC's hit show Nashville. The song features Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennet from Heroes, and Dot from Pixars A Bugs Life)  Check it our in iTunes here This is my pass at the lyrics: Fighting for the things you give me I want to share your love Feeling like a wounded soldier Strength is not enough And I can't win this battle on my own The sword has long been buried Piled on with dirt Speak 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 [...]