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Path — the mobile only social network that I don’t understand, no one at Cult of Mac uses, and which recently started selling stickers to support itself — has laid off 13 staff members, or 20% of its total staff,…

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The Chicago Sun-Times, one of the remnants of traditional paper journalism, has let go its entire photography staff of 28 people. Now its reporters will start receiving “iPhone photography basics” training to start producing their own photos and videos.

The move is part of a growing trend towards publications using the iPhone as a replacement for fancy, expensive DSLRs. It’s a also a sign of how  [Read More…]

Froggy love, anyone?

Froggy love, anyone?

If you’ve got a hankering for a Missile-Command-styled arcade action game on your iPhone or iPad without engaging any emulation or lame vector graphics, Ballpit Monster’s Frog Orbs might be the game for you. Plus, if you’re in the mood for some holiday-themed fun, you can grab a special Valentine’s heart hat for your frog, along with a staff shaped like, you guessed it, a heart.

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The jury’s still out on what effect the firing in August of some key players at Hipstamatic will have on the app itself — but the toy-camera simulator is still pumping out the FreePaks, those cute virtual lens-and-film pairings that often tie in with some pop-culture reference. This time it’s based off the star-stuffed Gangster Squad flick, set to be released early next year. Oh, and they’re giving away a Canon 5D  [Read More…]

Go to T-Mobile for an iPhone 5 and you could be coming away with an Android.

If you’re a T-Mobile customer who was hoping that the iPhone 5 would be the first iPhone to gain official support for your carrier, then look away now. A leaked T-Mobile memo reveals the company is instructing its staff to sell “against the iPhone” from September 21, and it looks like they’ll be trained to help  [Read More…]

When AT&T reported last month that their iPhone activations only grew by 3% compared to the last quarter, a lot of analysts were scratching their heads at first but decided people probably weren’t buying as many new iPhones because of iPhone 5 rumors.

But what if there was a more sinister hand at play in the slumping iPhone sales? According to a new report, that’s exactly what’s happening as AT&T Regional Retail Sales  [Read More…]

Generally, pre-releases of Apple’s operating systems are only available for developers so that they can get their applications ready for the new operating system and continue with their sales in the App Store or Mac App Store. In addition to testing their own applications, developers are also asked to focus use on certain aspects of the operating system to aid Apple in fixing bugs. The downloads are seeded to developers from the developer section of Apple’s  [Read More…]

As reported late last year, Apple’s interest in Anobit, a flash memory company based in Israel, hinted at a large investment of cash, resources, and talent by Apple in the Middle East. And today, we’re learning even more about this ongoing development. A newspaper out of the Middle East says that Anobit, which was acquired by Apple in late 2011, is hiring at a rampant pace. And that’s good for Apple, which has designs on doing some  [Read More…]

USA Today Places Massive iDevice Purchase for Staff

Talk about a gigantic Christmas present. t was revealed Thursday that Gannett Co. – USA Today’s parent company – has placed a massive purchase with Apple to acquire “thousands” of iPhone 4S and iPad units for the company’s army of journalists – employees who increasingly depend on tools enabling the real-time production of news content. “We’re excited to announce a significant investment in our newsgathering tools,” a leaked memo from Gannett shows. “This week, we have  [Read More…]

Hackers have been hard at work attempting to port Apple’s new Siri assistant to older devices, but according to one report, their efforts may be wasted, because Apple is doing the same thing. The Cupertino company has reportedly issued a “special build” of iOS 5 to its staff, which introduces Siri to the iPhone 4 for testing.   The beta was only issued for a few days, according to sources speaking  [Read More…]