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iOS 8: Apple considers Notification Center + Messages tweaks, removing Game Center app

Besides adding new Maps, Healthbook, and iTunes Radio applications, Apple plans to enhance and refine the functionality of some of its current pre-bundled applications and features for iOS 8. Here is a list, provided by sources, of some of the refinements Apple is <i>considering</i> for select applications …

Report: This is what iOS 8 looks like, at least right now

Apple's next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, looks an awful lot like the iOS you've already got on your iDevice. At least that's according to screens leaked on Chinese microblog site Weibo and lent credence by veritable Apple site <i>9to5Mac</i>, which show what is supposedly iOS 8 in …

Steve Jobs Told Employees in 2010 That Apple Would Not Release a Television

According to a passage from Yukari Kane's upcoming book Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs, in 2010, Steve Jobs told Apple executives that the company would not be releasing a television. Business Insider relays the exchange which occurred at Apple's 2010 "Top 100" retreat for Apple executive, …

Apple Now Selling Refurbished iPad Airs at Close to $100 Off

The Apple online store currently has iPad Air refurbished models available at nearly $100 off. Here’s the details:<p>— The iPad Air 16GB WiFi refurbished model is available at $419 – $80 less than the new price.<p>— The iPad Air 32GB WiFi refurb model is an even better deal. It’s priced at $509, which is …

Steve Jobs reportedly had no interest in building an Apple TV set

The idea of an Apple-made television set has become perhaps the most notorious rumor that has ever surrounded the company. The notion swirled for years, picked up steam due to its inclusion in Walter Isaacson's Jobs biography, and has refused to die ever since. However, a new book that focuses …

Facebook Hits 8.0 On iOS, Gets Even Better On iPad

WhatsApp isn’t the only app Facebook updated today: the <i>actual</i> Facebook app was also updated today, making it much easier to share and post on the iPad.<p>A scant month after Facebook rocked version 7.0 of its popular app, version 8.0 has now hit the App Store, featuring the following improvements:<p>• A …

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iPhone 6 May Include Temperature, Pressure and Humidity Sensors

Electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu reports on her Weibo account that the next iPhone may add a pressure, temperature and humidity sensor.<p>G for Games relayed the report and points out that the "pressure" in this context is certainly atmospheric, not blood pressure:<p>According to Sun Chang Xu (news chief …

Apple reportedly launching a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c on March 18th (updated)

Apple doesn't talk about how many iPhone 5c devices it sells, but the rumors are that it's not doing as well as its two siblings. According to leaked documents from O2 Germany, Cupertino is looking to boost its middle child by launching an 8GB version that'll retail for 60 euros less than the …

Details on Apple’s iOS health tracking app hint at advanced iWatch features

The iWatch could be a far more advanced health tracker than previously thought.<p>We’ve been hearing that Apple was developing a health tracking app, dubbed Healthbook, and making health a big focus of its rumored iWatch for months now. But new details on Healthbook published this morning by 9to5Mac …

iPhone 6 Will Include Temperature, Humidity And Pressure Sensors [Rumor]

According to a new report, the iPhone 6 will feature a range of new in-built sensors — including one for temperature, one for atmospheric pressure, and one for humidity.<p>The report comes for sources who spoke to Sun Chang Xu, news chief analyst at ESM-China, suggesting that Apple will include new …

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