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Posted On October 3, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Consumer Report: Apple’s CarPlay Is A Winner

Consumers Report has taken the Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX Apple CarPlay receiver for a spin and came away quite impress with the result. The report points to the Siri’s integration as a stand out feature: [su_quote] As handy as Siri’s natural speech recognition is when you’re just walking around with your phone, it really comes into its own in the car. Siri makes it easy to choose music, get directions, and read or send text messages—all by using your voice with natural speech, rather than menu-driven, formulaic commands. Learn about the AppleRead More

Posted On February 10, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

New Apple TV Hardware Appears In iOS 7 Builds

The folks at 9to5 mac have stumbled across further proof that Apple is set to launch a new Apple TV set-top box at some point this year. The Apple centric tech blog has located a reference to the next-generation Apple TV inside of iOS 7 software builds. According to the report: [su_quote] The reference is inside of an Apple TV framework related to the device’s AirPlay functionality. The mention of the next Apple TV is the highlighted “AppleTV4,1.” The current Apple TV is “AppleTV3,2″ while “3,1″ is the 1080P model introduced in March 2012,Read More

Posted On January 23, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

iLounge: Apple TV To Add Games In Coming Update

iLounge, an Apple dedicated blog, is reporting that the Cupertino-based company will be adding games to their Apple TV in the next update, according to reliable industry sources. iLounge has a good track record when it comes to Apple rumors. They correctly predicted that Apple will be launching a new plastic model iPhone  called  – iPhone 5c. “We’ve heard that developers are currently working on Bluetooth controller options, and it’s expected that games could be downloaded directly to the Apple TV rather than relying on another iOS device as anRead More
Scott forstall
A recent tweet from Dan Lehman who uses the twitter handle @Afterschool indicates that Scott Forstall – former Vice President of iOS at Apple, has been taking classes at the City College of New York. Scott Forstall was removed from his role at Apple late 2012 by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook had this to say when asked about Forstall departure: [su_quote] There are many things. But the one thing we do, which I think no one else does, is integrate hardware, software, and services in suchRead More

Posted On January 14, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Stunning Concept Of iPhone 6 Running iOS 8

Here’s a stunning iPhone 6 concept video by Michael Shank to feast your eyes on. Shank’s video features a next-generation iPhone with a state of the art edge to edge display and fully touch screen input with no Home button (can’t see Apple getting rid of Touch ID). The video focuses on iOS 8, which comes with a all new caller screen, redesigned contact info, new calender layout and more.    Read More

Posted On January 13, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

iOS vs Android: Both Google and Apple Have Won

Benedict Evans recently posted this tweet: “I am rapidly losing interest in ‘iOS versus Android‘ as a discussion. Both Google and Apple have won.” [su_youtube url=”” height=”360″] This reminds me of Steve Jobs‘s keynote at Macworld Boston 1997. After announcing a new partnership with Microsoft (to jeers from the audience), Jobs said: [su_quote] ….You know, where we are right now, is, we’re shepherding some of the greatest assets in the computer industry. And, if we want to move forward and see Apple healthy and prospering again, we have to let go of a few things here.Read More
iPhone 5s
Apple fan’s don’t  come any bigger than MG Siegler (and John Gruber), hence when one these guys have something negative to say about Apple, I take note. In a recent post on ParisLemon, MG Siegler’s did just that. He took Apple to task on their buggy iOS 7 software. MG Siegler: [su_quote] Since the moment it was unveiled at WWDC in June of last year, I’ve been a big fan of iOS 7. While I certainly understand the people who hate change, I am not one of those people. In technology, IRead More

Posted On December 30, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Fantastic iPhone 6 Air Concept

Despite the iPhone 5s/5c being on the market for just over two months, the folks at French blog – iPhoneSoft, are so desperate to see the next generation iPhone from Apple, they created a concept of the device. Here are some of the features in the iPhone 6 concept by iPhoneSoft: iOS 8 which comes in part on the iOS style 7 (gradients are back) The “Air” design -> iPhone 6 Air 4.5-inch anti-glare display with ultra-thin edges 20 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and stabilizer Touch ID  PortRead More
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Despite playing second fiddle to Android in terms of market share, devices running iOS continue to dominate the online shopping scene. According to new data from IBM (via BusinessInsider), the usage of iOS was five times higher than that of Android for online shopping this Christmas. Here’s an excerpt from IBM’s press release: iOS vs. Android: As a percentage of total online sales, iOS was more than five times higher than Android, driving 23 per cent vs. 4.6 per cent for Android. On average, iOS users spent $US93.94 per order,Read More

Posted On December 20, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Featured, Google News

Android’s App Permissions Debacle

Writing for the Guardian, Charles Auther explores the implication of google removing the App Options that were introduced in Android 4.3 (released  mid-November), but was subsequently removed in Android 4.4.2, released about three weeks later. Charles Auther: The bizarre thing is that Android, which has always led Apple’s iOS in terms of customisation – choose your own keyboard, choose your own default apps – has now lagged in this key area by more than a year, in a field where people have become more and more aware that data matters, andRead More
Here’s What Former Apple iOS SVP Scott Forstall Has Been Up To Wondering what former Apple iOS Senior Vice President Scott Forstall has been up to since his departure from Apple last year? Thanks to a new from BusinessInsider, you don’t need to wonder anymore. According to BusinessInsider Amir Efrati, owner on a new technology site – The Information, Forstall spent the year traveling to Italy and South Africa among other things, According to Amir Efrati, Scott Forstall has been advising a few startups and engaging in philanthropy work, focusing on education,Read More

Posted On November 30, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Android Is Decimating iOS, Not So Fast

Jay Yarrow debunks the theory that Android is taking over the world by highlighting recent studies from IBM and Adobe, which revealed that Apple’s iOS destroyed Google‘s Android in mobile shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The key points points from both studies are as follows: IBM IBM says it tracked “millions of transactions and terabytes of data from approximately 800 U.S. retail websites” on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. On average, iOS users spent $127.92 per order on Black Friday compared to $105.20 per order for Android users. iOS traffic reached 28.2Read More