It appears that Apple is blocking non-certified Lightning cables from charging iPhones running iOS 7. The move is line with a warning from the Cupertino giant, issued during the launch of an iOS 7 pre-release version.
Certified cables from Apple contain a chip which allows them to get authenticated by the new OS. Read more »
Without making a big fuss about it, Apple has increased the download size limit over your cellular connection in the App Store apps and the iTunes videos, books, and music content to 100MB. Previously, the cap was set to 50MB, but as app development for iOS progresses, the size of apps increases and the bump was simply unavoidable.
Additionally, iCloud has dropped its exclusive Safari/Internet Explorer bookmark syncing capabilities and now supports syncing your iOS device bookmarks with both Chrome and Firefox. Read more »
A few hours ago Rovio released the Angry Birds Star Wars II into the Android’s Play Store, Apple’s AppStore and Windows Phone Store. The games costs 99c, but you can have it for free on Android if you opt for the ad-supported version.
Angry Birds Star Wars II covers the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (Episode I, II and III), so the nostalgic fever we felt in the first game is now gone. Read more »
Gameloft has officially announced the GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience racing game. The successor of the popular GT Racing is developed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz.
The upcoming game is said to be realistic and accurate with over 67 cars, which are manufactured by 35 different makers. Read more »
Apple has released a new TV commercial that showcases the new iPhone 5c and the iOS 7 update together. Apple already mentioned during the 5c keynote how both the 5c and the iOS 7 have been designed to work well together and this ad shows just that.
When iOS 7 was first unveiled, it may have seemed just a tad bit too colorful for some tastes but it’s clear now that it was designed clearly with the new iPhone 5c in mind, which is definitely Apple’s biggest product this year and one that’s going to sell the most. Read more »
Good news for those who have been waiting for BBM on iOS and Android (yes, all four of you). BlackBerry has finally announced the dates when you will be able to download the app for your iOS or Android device.
Android users will be getting their hands on BBM first on September 21. iPhone users, meanwhile, will have to contain their enthusiasm for a day longer, and can download the app on September 22. Both apps will be available for free from their respective stores. Read more »
Google has enabled a data compression feature on Chrome for iOS, which cuts data usage by up to alleged 50%. The feature has been available for the beta version of Chrome for Android, and now it is making a first, limited appearance for iOS as well.
The way the data compression works is this – you request a web page in Google Chrome, it then goes through Google’s servers where it gets compressed and this is the version of the page you get. It’s the same, but up to 50% smaller in size. Read more »
The third and final installment in the popular Infinity Blade series of games has finally arrived on the App Store. The game was announced and demoed at last week’s Apple keynote running on the new iPhone 5s but you can now try it out for yourself on your existing iOS devices.
Infinity Blade III is the conclusion of the story that began with the original game. The basic gameplay remains the same, where you swipe on the screen at key moments to attack or defend, a gameplay mechanic introduced by the original Infinity Blade and then borrowed by countless others over time. Read more »
With most of the Apple community eagerly waiting for the release of iOS 7 tomorrow, the Cupertino giant showed that it has not forgotten the users of older iOS hardware. Users of Apple devices which will not receive iOS 7 will be automatically offered the last compatible version of the iOS apps they are trying to download going forward.
The new feature will activate when users attempt to download an app which is no longer supported by their firmware. Read more »
Apple and the popular fashion retailer Burberry had earlier announced that the Burberry London fashion show would be shoot using the recently unveiled Apple iPhone 5s. As proclaimed, Burberry has captured the entire event with the help of iPhone 5s and the fashion house has now posted the video in question.
The video that is shot exclusively with the iPhone 5s lasts for about 15 minutes and shows us what the camera on the latest iPhone is capable of. Read more »
The back casings of both the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2 have been leaked a few times already and we even saw the images of the upcoming iPad alongside its predecessor. With Apple’s next-generation tablets rumored to be launched in the coming month, the leaks intensity is picking up.
The latest leak, which shows the alleged SIM card tray slot of both the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini, suggest that the upcoming Apple tablets might be available in different hues. Read more »
The franchise of EA Sports FIFA has been one of the most exciting games on all the platforms. EA Sports has officially released its latest edition of the game, the FIFA 14 for all iOS devices. The company has unveiled its newest game on the App Store meant for New Zealand region and for the first time, the game is available on the mobile platform well before its launch on PC’s and other consoles.
EA Sports FIFA 14 will be available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for free. However, you need to make in-app purchases to unlock premium features of the game. Read more »
The iPhone 5s alongside the iPhone 5c are both going to launch on September 20 in a select number of countries, and Apple is preparing for its marketing strategy to kick into gear. The plastic iPhone 5c saw its first commercial start rolling out today.
In the commercial Apple is using the theme of liquid plastic gradually forming the shape of the iPhone 5c. The same theme was used earlier at the iPhone 5s official announcement, too. Read more »
An earlier report on Twitter from Samsung Nigeria confirmed that BlackBerry’s popular BBM messaging platform will be coming to Android and iOS quite soon.
Although it won’t be a three-month exclusive to Samsung as was initially speculated, BBM could hit Google Play and the iOS App Store as early as this Friday. Read more »
It’s been days since the pre-order for the iPhone 5c started and yet Apple hasn’t bragged about the millions of iPhones it has sold in the first 24 hours. The iPhone 5, for example, scored 2 million pre-orders in the short time period, the 4S managed a million and the iPhone 4 scored 600,000 pre-orders in the first 24 hours way back in 2010.
So, what’s going on with the iPhone 5c, is it doing equally well? China Unicom, the county’s second biggest carrier, has reported that 100,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s have been made (and they only started taking them today). Pre-ordered iPhone 5c units will arrive by September 21, while the 5s is listed as out of stock right now. Read more »