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Apple adds two-step verification option for Apple ID’s

March 21, 2013 | 12 Apple has implemented a new two-step verification system for Apple IDs (via 9to5Mac), adding an additional layer of protection for Apple accounts with an extra security code and a "trusted" device. Two-step verification will require you to verify your identity using one of your devices before you can make changes to your account or make an iTunes or App Store purchase from a new device. You will also get a Recovery Key for safekeeping which you can use to access your account if you ever forget Read more [...]

The Hipkey

February 26, 2013 | 15 The iPhone is an incredibly amazing device. If you are anything like me then it is highly likely that every single time you leave your seat you check your pocket to see if your phone is there. However, you can throw all of these fears out of the window now with the introduction of a brand new device called the ‘Hipkey’. Let me explain a little bit about what this all about. The latest incarnation of the Hipkey, manufactured by Hippih was shown off at CES 2013. Despite being a rather simple Read more [...]

Mailbox App invites are flying out!

February 7, 2013 | 11 In case you have been under a rock the past few months, there is a new service that is being rolled out today!  From their website, Mailbox App is: Mailbox is the inbox reinvented for a world on the go. It’s how email on the phone should work: Mailbox checks your email from the cloud and delivers it to your phone with lightning-fast speed. A colorful swipe-based UI makes processing a delight.  And unique “snooze buttons” let you put off messages until later. Mailbox makes getting to Read more [...]

iOS 6.1 Drops

January 28, 2013 | 2 This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: - LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/) - Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only) - iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud - New button to reset the Advertising Identifier CUPERTINO, California—January 28, 2013—Apple® today updated iOS to version 6.1, adding LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone® carriers and 23 Read more [...]

10 iOS Devices Sold Per Second

January 24, 2013 |

iOS devices are flying off the shelves, according the most recent Apple earnings call for the last quarter in 2012. To be specific, they are selling at 10 devices per second.

There were 47.8 million iPhones and 22.9 million iPads sold last quarter. That is the rate of 6 iPhones and 3 iPads per second. Over 75 million iOS devices were sold during the quarter, which is a new Apple record.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]