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iPad Price Cuts Mean New Models Can't Be Far Behind

It's been a scant six months since the announcement of the iPad Mini and the fairly superfluous iPad 4, but it looks like the new generations might …

iPad Mini

Apple aims to outdo Google's Street View

A newly published patent application from Apple envisions a panoramic navigation system similar to Street View but with one distinct advantage.<p>Apple may be eyeing its own "Street View" type navigation system and one that offers a key benefit over Google's version.<p>Published today by the U.S. Patent …

For labels, Apple's iRadio deal could be sweeter than Pandora

Apple is close to striking a streaming deal with two of the major music labels that could end up far sweeter for the music industry than what the labels currently get from Pandora, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.<p>Much has been made in recent weeks of Apple trying to squeeze …

Mobile Devices

Apple Close to Signing ‘iRadio’ Deal With 2 Record Labels

- Apr 5, 2013<p>CNET is reporting that Apple is close to signing a deal with both Warner Music and Universal Music Group for its rumored ‘iRadio’ music …

Apple to develop digital wallet in next year or two, says analyst

Apple may finally step its toes into the digital wallet world over the next year or two, forecasts Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>The analyst believes a payment option for iOS users may launch with the iPhone 6 in the first half of 2014. Apple will use a technology other than or in addition to …

FinTech

The Breathometer Will Ensure You Don’t Drive (Or Do Video Interviews) While Drunk

There’s a new handy little device for people who like to drink but want to be safe about it. The Breathometer, which is currently for sale through a campaign on Indiegogo, was built to use the processing power of your mobile phone to provide an affordable way to allow users to check their blood …

CBS Launches Free Full Episodes Streaming App, But No Full Episodes for Big Bang Theory

<b>CBS</b> is a new free iPad app from the TV network of the same name, which offers full episodes streaming of many of the network’s most popular shows. These include Criminal Minds, NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, How I Met Your Mother, Survivor, Elementary, and more.<p>But .. full episodes of The …

How To Turn Off In App Purchases on the iPad / iOS

Recently there’s been plenty of news coverage of young kids running up ridiculous bills on their parents’ credit cards when playing what they thought were free games on the iPad or iPhone.<p>In fact they were playing ‘freemium’ games – games that are free to install but offer numerous In-App purchase …

Best Free iPad App of the Week: NCAA March Madness Live

One of the best things about using an iPad is all the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts highlight these apps.<p>This week’s pick …

iPad App Store Now Shows Warning for Apps with In-App Purchases

After a number of recent headline stories about young children racking up huge bills with In-App purchases and Apple having to settle a class action lawsuit by parents relating to the iOS ‘freemium’ model. the iOS App Store now shows a sort of warning label on apps that offer In-App purchases.<p>For …

Reeder for iPad Now a Free App

There sure are lots of interesting things happening in the RSS apps space since Google announced they’ll be shutting down Google Reader on July 1.<p>This week there is very good news on this front regarding the excellent Reeder for iPad app. For starters, the app is now free, and so is the Reeder for …

Latest iOS 7 concept shows slick widget integration, enhanced lockscreen & much more

We’ve seen lots of iOS 7 concepts popping up lately thanks to all the rumors that Jony Ive’s new role on the software side of things could mean major changes for the next major iOS update. Many of the concepts borrow from features already available to jailbreak users, and there seems to be a big …

The Lightning iOS USB 2.0 Data Cable: An iPhone 5 Essential [Deals]

There is nothing worse than going somewhere and realizing you forgot your iOS charging cable. I’ve been there – and it sucks.<p>I’ve seen a number of cables – manufacvtured by Apple and by others – that could serve as my alternate charging cable (for travel or for home purposes), but there’s something …

Home button not working on iPhone or iPad? Add a virtual one with AssistiveTouch!

There are several reasons that your iPhone or iPad's Home button might not be currently working: Older iPhone and iPad models (pre-iPhone 7) have …

Apple Store

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 …

Apple close to deals on Pandora-like streaming service, hoping for summer launch

Warner Music and Universal Music Group are apparently very close to agreements with Apple, though the music publishers and Sony Music Group still …

Apple

Security vs. convenience: How do you balance your passwords?

Security is at constant war with convenience. The stronger the passwords we use to keep our data safe, the more steps we take to lock down what we …

Information Systems