Passbook’s virtual ticket-shredder was one of the little touches in iOS 6 that wreaked of ugly skeuomorphisism. Now that Jony Ive has declared war against all of Scott Forstall’s tacky skeuomorphic UI elements, the Passbook ticket-shredder is now a thing of the past.
When you delete a card in Passbook now it just zaps away into the digital ether, rather than sending your virtual card through a virtual paper shredder [Read More...]
Last week we told you that Verizon would be selling the iPhone 5 for 50% off later this month. The promotion has now begun, and the iPhone 5 is being offered for $ 99 with a carrier contract instead of the normal $ 199 retail price.
But there’s a catch that severely limits eligibility.
Verizon toldÂ Gotta Be Mobile that this deal will only be offered to select customers who areÂ â€œidentified as being [Read More...]
Topeka Capital Market’s Brian White doesn’t necessarily have a spotless streak of predictions when it comes to Apple, having claimed in 2012 that Apple would reach an average share price of $ 1,001 by year’s end. He also claimed in January 2012 that Sharp would provide the display for an Apple HDTV in 2012.
In fact, White’s a bit of a crank. So take the following report with a grain of [Read More...]
It wasn’t until I’d written the name at least five times that I realized the Amplifiear isn’t called the “Amplifear” after all. That’s not to say I’m disappointed: I’d much rather have an acoustic amplifier for my iPad than a small, buzzing metal box that amplifies the terror in my heart until my emotions are torn into rags and my live becomes a fearful shuffle from corner dark corner.
The name clearly comes from the words [Read More...]
You’ve got to love sweet irony.
A not-so-crafty burglar in the U.K. incriminated himself by accidentally recording a home raid on his iPhone. The 23-year-old thief,Â Emmanuel Jerome, thought he was using his iPhone’s torch to light his way during a late-night burglary, but he was actually recording the whole thing.
After trying to break into three other properties, Jerome was caught and arrested by the local cops. Things got worse when the [Read More...]