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iCloud tops Cloud Media Services in the US for the fall with 27%

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According to a survey by Strategy Analytics which was gathered by data collected last fall Apple’s iCloud is the most popular cloud service in the US.

27% of those surveyed who use a cloud service have tried iCloud in US with Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive in second and third with 17& and 15% respectively. Read more »

The iPhone passcode can still be bypassed after the iOS 6.1.3 update

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It was just yesterday Apple released the iOS 6.1.3 update to address the lockscreen passcode bypass issue. Unfortunately, there is another work-around that will still give you access to the Phone app without entering the pass code.

To make this work though, all you need is a SIM ejecting tool or a paperclip. The good news is you can make your iPhone immune to this workaround by simply disabling voice dial in your passcode lock settings screen. Read more »

Minuum virtual keyboard could revolutionize the way we type

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A recent Indiegogo project that has caught our eye is a nifty new virtual keyboard called Minuum that could forever change the way we type on a mobile device.

It does this by squeezing down the full QWERTY keyboard into one row, no longer forcing you to choose between precision and accuracy. Read more »

Apple answers to the Galaxy S4 announcement with a new ad

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Reluctant to sit by the sideline, while Samsung is making homeruns with the Galaxy S4, Apple has launched a new ad campaign, highlighting the iPhone 5′s key differentiating features.

This time, Apple has chosen to make a dedicated web page rather than launching a new TV ad. That’s probably due to the fact that it wouldn’t be able to fit all the information in just 30 seconds.

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Google Now for iOS discovered in a leaked video

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In the recent past, Google has been showing a lot of love for Apple’s iOS platform. It makes sense really, considering Google is in the business of advertising and collating user information, so supporting one of the biggest platforms out there is a no-brainer.

Few months back, Google added the voice search functionality to the Google Search app for iOS. Although quite useful, it’s not quite on par with the excellent Google Now feature currently found only on Android Jelly Bean devices. But it looks like that’s about to change shortly. Read more »

Apple releases two new iPhone ads, Discover and Brilliant

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Apple has released two new TV ads for the iPhone, called Discover and Brilliant. Both the ads follow the same theme as the iPad ads that we saw a few weeks ago.

The ads concentrate on the wide variety of apps that you can get on the App Store, from education apps, to entertainment apps, utility apps and games. Read more »

Angry Birds passes 1.7 billion downloads, cartoons to debut on March 16

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Angry Birds has been one of the most popular games of the mobile age, with each title in the series becoming an instant hit across the platforms it’s available on. The company has now given itself a well deserved pat on the back as the different titles available on multiple platforms have already been downloaded a whooping 1.7 billion times.

More importantly, Rovio has announced the new series of Angry Birds cartoons, which will debut on March 16. The first season will contain 52 episodes and the show will be telecasted on Saturdays. Read more »

Opel unveils the Adam Siri Eyes Free edition with deep integration for Apple’s personal assistant

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Opel (a.k.a Vauxhall) has announced the Adam Siri, a special edition that boasts Siri Eyes Free technology allowing it to pair with Apple’s personal assistant.

In fact, Siri integration will be offered in future models of the company as well via the IntelliLink app available on the infotainment system. Read more »

Angry Birds Rio lives, new episode available now

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It seems Rovio is not ready yet to give up on Angry Birds Rio. Even though the movie-related episodes are over, an update came in the form of Market Mayhem.

It’s a brand-new episode with 30 regular and 2 bonus levels and 15 hidden strawberries. Read more »

‘Temple Run: Oz’ for iOS and Android game review

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The original Temple Run hit iOS back in 2011. The game was an instant success, reaching the top of charts around the world. It arrived on the Play Store last year and saw similar response from Android users as well.

It was also last year when Imangi released Temple Run: Brave, a variation of the original game made in collaboration with Disney for their movie ‘Brave’. It featured a new character and different level design but was essentially the old game in a new wrapper. But earlier this year, Imangi released Temple Run 2 that brought with it completely redesigned visuals and some new gameplay mechanics.

Now, shortly after the release of Temple Run 2, the developers have released Temple Run: Oz. Like Temple Run: Brave before it, Temple Run: Oz is based on an upcoming Disney movie, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and carries forward the visual and gameplay enhancements from Temple Run 2 but with new level designs keeping with the theme of the movie. Let’s see how this latest installment has turned out. Read more »

Skype for iOS updated with stability improvements and bug fixes

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Skype, the popular instant messenger, which offers free voice and video calling, has updated its iOS application. The latest version of Skype is 4.6 and the update comes with few bug fixes and improvements to enhance the user experience.

The updated Skype for iOS now comes with the option to mark all your recent chats as read with just a few taps and the application offers new calling experience across the platform, helping you save few bucks off your phone bills. Read more »

Angry Birds goes free on iOS for a week

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Angry Birds needs no introduction. If you managed to somehow get on the internet, find this site and are reading this there is almost a 100% chance that you know what Angry Birds is.

The original game went on sale on iOS back in December 2009. Since then, it has always cost a dollar for the iPhone version and three on the iPad. Now, for the first time since it went on sale, the original Angry Birds has gone free for a limited time. Read more »

Temple Run: Oz now available on iOS and Android

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There is a new Temple Run game in town and this one is based on a movie. Made in partnership Disney, Temple Run: Oz, like Temple Run: Brave before, is based on one of Disney’s upcoming movies, in this case Oz the Great and Powerful.

The game is not far too different from previous Temple Run games and seems to be using the same engine as Temple Run 2. You will notice some similarities, such as the flowing level design, where the track gently bends, rises or dips unlike the flat, straight tracks on older Temple Run games. However, there are several differences that set this game apart. Read more »

Google Maps for iOS gets its first update

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Nearly three months after releasing the much awaited Maps application for iOS, Google has finally released an update for it, which brings with it some useful new features.

One of the key new features is the ability to search through your Google contacts. All you have to do is sign into your Google account and then just type the name of the contact into the search field. The app still gives preference to locations but if you wait a while the contact name will appear. Read more »

Apple’s market cap drops below $400 billion for the first time in ages

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Apple’s stock has a taken a hit and the company’s market cap have dropped below $400 billion for the first time since January 2012. The Cupertino’s stock has been wobbling ever since the launch of the fifth-generation iPhone and according to few reports, the investors are concerned about the company’s contracting profit margins.

Apple’s upcoming products and innovations along with the superabundance of the assets have all raised a cause of concern among the investors, resulting in the drop of company’s share price and overall market cap. Read more »