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Interactive iPhone 5S with iOS7 concept based on recent leaks

Product comparison site <i>Recombu</i> has created an interactive iPhone 5S with iOS7 simulator, in large part based on our exclusive preview of what to expect.<p>9to5Mac has heard new details about the iOS 7 redesign from sources. According to the site, iOS 7 has been described internally as “black, white, …

BlackBerry’s BBM apps for iOS and Android arriving June 27?

<b>Update:</b> T-Mobile has now removed its original tweet.<p>According to a tweet from T-Mobile UK’s Twitter account, the previously announced BlackBerry Messenger service will be arriving on both Android and iOS later this month on June 27. A release date for the BBM service, which will arrive for the …

When Thunderbolt adoption goes mainstream, this is your 10GB/s 128GB Thumb drive

The chicken and egg adoption/price reductions of Thunderbolt haven’t yet made the devices accessible to most storage shoppers. That didn’t stop Thunderbolt’s inventor, Intel from Frankenstein-ing an otherworldly thumb drive with a Thunderbolt interface and 128GB of fast storage.<p>Internally, the …

Hulu Plus for iOS updated with all new interface for iPad, content recommendations, more

Hulu Plus for iOS received a major update today including an overhauled user-interface on the iPad, editor’s choice collections of content to view, and the ability to watch previews of content inline without going full-screen.<p>The update is available for free on the App Store.<p>9to5Mac Happy …

9to5Toys Last Call: $71 Kingston 64GB Wi-Drive for iPhone/iPad/iPod, $119 Western Digital 2TB USB 3.0 Portable HD

<i>From 9to5Toys.com:</i><p>A large majority of the deals we cover each day come from a variety of ‘Daily Deal’ websites or are so popular that they don’t even last 24 hours. We know you can’t be at your computer every second, so we’re going to roundup the best deals each day to make sure you have a fair …

Apple releases iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5 with updated speakerphone profile

.<p>Apple has just released a new iOS .1.4 software update for the iPhone 5 that includes an updated speakerphone profile. That’s really it as far as public updates but Apple often updates some stuff behind the scenes including some bug fixes and security updates. The 11.5MB update (kinda big for just …

Instagram updates mobile apps with new ‘Photos of You’ feature

Instagram announced today that it is updating its iOS and Android apps with a new feature dubbed ‘Photos of You’ making it easier to view and be notified of photos you care about most. The feature will make it easier for users uploading images to add mentions of people or things and also adds a new …

YouTube Capture iOS app adds HD enhancement previews, Wi-Fi only uploads, more

YouTube’s Capture app for filming and sharing video to YouTube was updated today to version 1.3 bringing a few new features alongside performance enhancements. The updated app now includes high definition previews of enhancements, an option to “Only upload on Wi-Fi”, and more:<p>What’s New: ✓ HD …

Apple counts down to 50 billion app downloads with all-time best sellers, $10,000 gift card

.<p>Apple’s doing another iTunes countdown, this time to the 50 <i>billionth</i> app downloaded. Along with the chance to win a $10,000 iTunes gift card, Apple also greets you with the all time most downloaded free and paid apps. Some interesting notes:<p>The top paid and free iPad apps are somewhat surprising. …

iPhone reportedly coming to Boost Mobile in Q3 of 2013

Boost Mobile, a prepaid US carrier powered by Sprint’s network, will be the latest carrier to add the iPhone to their lineup, according to Twitter user @evleaks. The phone is claimed to launch in Q3, and will make Boost the fourth prepaid carrier in the United States to carry Apple’s …

Survey shows iPhone loyalty still beating out Android

A recent survey produced some fairly promising results for iPhone's future in the U.S. About half of respondents said they were using an Android …

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$50,000 buys you a cup of coffee…with Tim Cook at Apple HQ

Apple CEO Tim Cook appears to be offering up his services to charity auction site Charitybuzz in hopes of raising an estimated $50,000 to support the The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights. By services we mean the winning bidder will get the opportunity to have coffee with Apple’s top exec at …

Iron Man 3 – The Official Game now available on App Store ahead of upcoming movie

From <i>9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Ahead of the official May 3rd launch of the Iron Man 3 feature film, today Gameloft has released the iOS app tie-in taking place after the events of the movie. According to the game’s iTunes page, Iron Man 3 sees the player take up the role of peacekeeper playing as Tony Stark in …

Your iPhone could replace your car’s key – and help you find it in an underground car-park

<i>Patently Apple</i> spotted two car-related Apple patent applications, one allowing an iPhone to act as a smart-key, the other helping you locate your car when parked in a large car-park.<p>The smart-key idea uses a Bluetooth connection from the phone to unlock the car, which could be done either manually …

Twitter for Mac goes Retina, gets design tweaks, 14 new languages

After years without an update, Twitter has updated its official Mac app with Retina display support and much more:<p>Today we’re announcing a few improvements to Twitter for Mac:<b>Photos:</b> It’s easier than ever to share photos. Simply click the camera icon in the lower-left corner of the Tweet compose …

Attorney General calls T-Mobile’s no-contract plans ‘deceptive’, carrier agrees to offer refunds and change advertising

Following the launch of T-Mobile’s new “Uncarrier” strategy alongside the $99 iPhone 5 and new no subsidy pricing plans last month, today the Washington State Attorney General has ordered T-Mobile to change its advertising calling its promise to offer no annual contracts “deceptive”.<p>The result of a …

Mailbox continues to say iPad app, iCloud support, more coming in future updates

After some controversy for the popular Mailbox iOS app earlier this week, some good news for Mailbox users comes today in the form of confirmation of new features and an iPad app coming soon.<p>As noted in the tweets above and below, the Mailbox devs have publicly confirmed in a number of recent …

Apple is offering WWDC tickets to some developers who didn’t get a chance to purchase

Apple is apparently contacting some developers who didn’t get a chance to purchase tickets, offering them a second chance.<p>Red Sweater Software’s Daniel Jalkut speculates that tickets are being offered to those who had the item in their cart, but were unable to purchase due to the record 180 second …

New iPhone commercial: Photos Every Day

“Everyday more photos are taken on the iPhone than any other camera”<p>This is the best one I’ve seen in awhile and runs a full minute. Reminds me of “We Believe” and “We’ll always”.<p>Also on Apple.com.<p>Related articles<p>iPhone 5S to reportedly come with 12-megapixel camera, improved low light mode …

AT&T’s ‘Digital Life’ home automation suite goes live in 15 markets; iOS apps, pricing

Last year, AT&T rolled out a test phase of its new Digital Life home automation and security suite. Starting today, the company will be rolling out the final product in 15 markets. The system is launching in Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Boulder, Colo., Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, …

Apple’s stock buyback will cut its tax bill by more than the cost of the borrowing (AAPL)

<i>Washington Post</i> columnist Allan Sloan observes that Apple’s plan to buy back $60b of its own stock will reduce the company’s tax bill by more than the cost of the loans it will take out to fund the share repurchase program.<p>If you’re wondering why a company with a cash balance of $145b would need to …

iPhone 5 LCD faces off with Samsung Galaxy S4 OLED, declared a tie by display expert

Detailed tests of the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4 screens by display calibration and testing specialist DisplayMate has declared the result a draw.<p>The detailed test results cover color gamut and accuracy, brightness, power efficiency and performance in high ambient lighting. DisplayMate compared the …

Apple rejects 5-8m iPhones supplied by Foxconn

<i>China Business</i> (via <i>The Register</i>) claims that Apple has returned between 5m and 8m iPhones due to quality issues. It’s not known which handsets are affected.<p>Details of just what went wrong are sketchy, as the source for this tale is an anonymous Foxconn staffer chatting to <i>China Business</i>. That …

Netflix for iOS updated with more intuitive episode, audio, and subtitle selectors

Netflix has updated its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch application with redesigned controls for episode selection, audio, and subtitles.<p>The changes make it easier and more intuitive for iPad users to navigate between TV show episodes, while the new audio and subtitle controls are available on both …

Cricket lowers iPhone plan rates, rolls out family bundles

Though T-Mobile probably has more name recognition than no-contract carrier Cricket, the latter carrier is speaking up about its competitive iPhone plans.<p>Cricket is making its iPhone plans more affordable starting today, lowing its unlimited calling, messaging, and 1 GB data plan to $50, which has …

Apple is sponsoring John Lennon’s ‘Lennon Educational Tour Bus’ organization

Apple is sponsoring John Lennon’s “Lennon Educational Tour Bus,” according to the Tour’s website. Additionally, Apple’s logo is planted on the side of the bus (as seen in the image above).<p>The Tour Bus organization is a non-profit movement to assist children in creating their own music. The group …

Logitech announces Mac OS support for G Series gaming accessories

Previously available to Windows gamers only, Logitech today announced Mac OS X software making its recently unveiled revamped lineup of G gaming accessories available to Mac users too. Ranging from approximately $50 to $200, the G gaming products include the G700 wireless gaming mouse, G510 gaming …