Amit Nirmal

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Apple and Yahoo in talks to bring deeper integration to iOS

Yahoo already powers the Weather and Stocks app in iOS, but it seems they don’t want to stop there. It’s reported that the Sunnyvale-based company is …

Apple job listing confirms Apple is investigating using flexible displays in future products

<b>Update:</b> Apple appears to have removed the job listing, but we grabbed a screenshot above and below.<p>We know that Apple has been investigating various methods of incorporating flexible displays in its mobile devices thanks to a handful of patents and patent applications published over the last year. …

Chinese state media warms to Apple after Tim Cook's apology

China's media has reacted positively to Apple CEO Tim Cook's public apology over the recent warranty issues in the country. As reported by <i>Reuters,</i> the state-run newspaper <i>People's Daily</i> said Apple's reaction is "worth respect compared with other American companies." A foreign ministry spokesperson …

3Gbps LED light bulb WLAN achieved by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

We first noted it back in 2008: the possibility of using LED light bulbs for secure and directional wireless internet access. Well, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is claiming that speedy data rates of up 3Gbps have are indeed feasible. The boost comes from its latest enhancements, allowing …

Here Are Some Changes Apple Should Make To The iPhone's Software

Apple is preparing the next version of iOS, the software use on iPhones and iPads.<p>A lot of people believe Apple needs to change the look and feel of iOS as well as the way iOS works. Someone posted a video to YouTube with a concept video for iOS, addressing the latter problem.<p>One of the biggest …

iOS

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

Iridescent Skins Let You Just Tilt To Change Your iPhone's Color

If you're tired of the iPhone's boring black or white color options, but would also like to avoid a bulky case or letting Colorware have at it with …

Hama Announces Wireless Data Reader for iOS Devices, Doubles as a Router

The folks at Hama just announced a new accessory that should make life as an iPad or iPhone toting photographer a bit easier. No, we’re not talking …

The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system

CNET looks at newly surfaced contracts, design specs, and page after page of schematics and code, revealing how Apple created its first disk OS, a chapter of Silicon Valley history critical to its later success.<p>"The difference between cassette and disk systems was the difference between hobbyist …

Silicon Valley

T-Mobile tipped to rollout carrier update bringing LTE to unlocked iPhone 5 users

Something interesting appears to be afoot for unlocked iPhone users on the T-Mobile network. T-Mobile announced not long ago that it would be …

Concept imagines low-cost iPhone with translucent iMac G3-inspired plastic in multiple colors

BusinessInsider points us to this concept from Matteo Gianni and friends that imagines a low-cost iPhone inspired by the original translucent, brightly colored casings Apple introduced with its iMac G3. While the G3-inspired back casing comes from only one sketchy DigiTimes report, the concept also …

April Fools: Apple 'bounce back' campaign for Mac users

A promotion to draw Mac users back into the OS X fold after they'd switched to Windows would be a nice idea for creative pros -- but it's just a joke.<p><b>Update 4:57 a.m. PT:</b> <i>We were fooled by April Fools' Day. We have corrected and recast the story accordingly.</i><p>Wouldn't it be nice if Apple planned a …

MacBook Pro

iPhone Pricing Inches Closer To Reality In Brazil

The Apple Store in Brazil says it will be deducting some taxes from the final selling price of their iPhone 4 and 4S in hopes to attract new buyers to the company’s newest retail store…whenever that opens. With the eventual price cut, around $100 per device, Brazilians are finally paying fairly …

AT&T to Launch ‘HD Voice’ Support for iPhone 5 and Other Smartphones Later This Year

Alongside T-Mobile’s announcement that they will finally begin offering the iPhone with their new no-contract plans, T-Mobile also became the first …

Apple Slashes Prices on iPhone 4/4S by 15-25% in Brazil

As noted by <i>O Globo</i>, Apple today made significant cuts to its pricing for the iPhone 4 and 4S in Brazil, lowering the price of the 8 GB iPhone 4 from R$ 1499 (US$741) to R$ 1099 (US$544) while dropping the 16 GB iPhone 4S from R$ 1999 (US$989) to R$ 1699 (US$840).<p><i>New iPhone 4/4S pricing in …

Apple had designed iPhone 5 before death of Steve Jobs

Apple's next two iPhones had already been designed before Steve Jobs died in October 2011, according to comments apparently made by a liaison officer …