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iOS 7 Beta Usage At Apple Increases As WWDC Draws Near

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Over the last few months developers and websites haven’t seen much iOS 7 beta traffic coming out of Apple’s set of IP addresses in Cupertino. However, over the last few days traffic from devices running iOS 7 has increased for a number of websites and apps.

Onswipe has reported that it has seen a big spike in traffic on its partner sites that run its HTML5 optimized mobile websites. Cult of  [Read More…]


Apple wants to see documents related to Android source code in its ongoing patent infringement suit against Samsung. The Cupertino company has asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal to force Google to hand over the information, which it is allegedly withholding improperly, Bloomberg reports.

As part of its second patent-infringement case against Samsung, Apple argues that Android “provides much of the accused functionality” in all of Samsung’s allegedly infringing products. As such, the  [Read More…]


This is the cover of the favorite album of iOS 7 beta testers.

It’s not uncommon to see early versions of upcoming iOS and Mac releases pop up in server logs — we’ve seen occasional blips from iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 for a while now in our own server logs — but what is less common is actually looking over an iOS 7 beta tester’s shoulder and checking out what  [Read More…]

If you’re going to make an iPhone stand that slips onto a keyring, you may as well make it look like a key, amirite? Right? Hello?

Ok, so that part of the design is a little dumb, but the Keyprop itself is pretty ingenious, especially the way it manages to work with both the iPhones 4 and 5.

The Keyprop works like a key, and can even be used whilst still on the  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Sold Half A Million iPhones In Less Than A Month


T-Mobile finally started selling the iPhone back in April, and it has already been a successful move. In its financial report for the first quarter of 2013, which was published this week, the carrier reveals that it sold half a million iPhones in less than a month.

Despite 500,000 iPhone sales, T-Mobile still saw a 7% drop in revenue from a year earlier, while adjusted earnings were down 7.5% to $ 1.2  [Read More…]

Is Google Now Heading To The Mac?


Google has begun integrating its notification center into Chromium for Mac, paving the way for Google Now for OS X. The Chrome OS feature was first ported to Chromium and then Chrome Canary for Windows back in March, but this is the first time it has been spotted on Mac.

The notification center makes way for Google Now for OS X, and allows Chrome users to receive updates for things like weather,  [Read More…]

Viber Is Now Available On Mac & PC

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Viber, the popular cross-platform messaging service for smartphones, is no longer just for smartphones. The company has today launched new desktop applications that allow you to chat with friends; send stickers, emoticons, and photos; and make calls from a Mac or PC.

The great thing about Viber for desktop is that it syncs all of your messages with your mobile devices, so all the conversations you were having  [Read More…]

How Shinjuku Girls Helped Save The iPhone In Japan


Remember when people were wandering around idiotically saying the iPhone was a total failure in Japan?

Yup, pretty stupid, but it’s true that, at first, the iPhone didn’t catch on in Japan, and that was a problem for Apple, because Japan is the country where gadgets rule.

So what changed Apple’s fortunes in Japan? Women!

Fortune has an excellent article about how the iPhone killed off the well-established Japanese cell phone  [Read More…]

Process App Update Makes An Good App Great

Process, the step-based photo-editing app for the iPad, has gotten bumped to version 4.0. With that update come live, almost full-res previews, blend mode support and – supposedly – less crashes.

First, if you want this app and don’t already own it, go buy it now. Process is currently on sale for $ 3 instead of the usual $ 15.

Process works by letting you add various “processes” to your image, stacking them  [Read More…]

Cute and practical, that’s the Itomaki adapter from Softbank. The charger is shaped like a kind of smoothed-off cotton reel, and – surprise – lets you wrap the charger cable around it when not in use.

The charger is for U.S and compatible plugs, with a pair of prongs sticking out of the bottom, and the cable itself (USB or Lightning) springing from the other end.

It  [Read More…]