Immediately after the iPhone 5s and 5c unveiling a theory was formed here at HQ and it was that Apple deliberately placed the iPhone 5c, removing the premium-feeling iPhone 5 with a thicker plastic phone, so that if you wanted the top experience you’d have to go with the more expensive, latest iPhone 5s.
And after two months of selling across the globe the numbers behind both the iPhone 5s and 5c seem to justify that theory completely. The iPhone 5c captured less sales compared to the iPhone 4S from a year ago, while the iPhone 5s outdid last year’s flagship by almost 10%. Did the iPhone 5c push buyers to go for the higher-end, more expensive handset? Read more »
Apple has released a new iPad Air TV commercial during the NFL playoffs game between the San Francisco 49′ers and the Carolina Panthers.
The new promotional video runs for about 90 seconds and features a monologue from the popular movie ‘Dead Poets Society’. Read more »
Beats Electronics is launching its new Beats Music service in the US. The service will be available starting January 21 and will be available in single and family plans, the latter being exclusive to AT&T.
One of the highlights of the Beats Music service is the curated content tailored for your needs. The service uses algorithm and curation from its staff to suggest music to you based on what you like and listen to. Read more »
There is no shortage of well designed puzzle games for iOS. We have seen several ones in the past and today we are taking a look at the newest one, Lost Toys.
Lost Toys has you solving Rubik’s Cube like puzzles where you have to rearrange pieces of toys to fix them. The game has already won awards and accolades for its design. Let’s see what the gameplay is like. Read more »
Smartwatches are a hot new trend at CES but as with any new tech, they can get pricy quick. Archos brought three models, the cheapest of which (pictured below) starts at just $50 – this could make your introduction to the world of smartwatches pretty painless.
The manufacturer also showed a flagship model with curved, e-ink touchscreen and aluminum casing. Read more »
Spotify had announced a free music streaming service to all its Android users, which allowed them to access millions of songs without having to pay anything. Now, as promised, Spotify is offering free music to all its iOS consumers as well.
You can now enjoy your favorite artists or playlists on all your iDevices without having to purchase the premium subscription as long as you are happy with shuffle mode. Read more »
Microsoft’s Xbox Music service launched on Android and iOS last year, but lacked one feature many users were longing for.
Saving playlists for offline playback has been something rivals have since their inception and finally, as of its latest update Xbox Music features it on Apple devices. The offline support is listed as coming soon for the Android version as well. Read more »
Apple is now seeding iOS beta 3 to developers. The good news is that the latest update still doesn’t patch the exploit used by the recent evasi0n7 jailbreak.
Apple has been pretty strict about jailbreaking and even though it’s legal (in the US at least), it’s frowned upon by the company and they use every opportunity they get to close any exploits that the jailbreakers find as soon as possible. Read more »
Yahoo introduced its newest app, the News Digest at the on-going Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. News Digest is currently available on the iOS platform and the app is expected to hit Android eco-system in the coming days.
As the name itself suggests, the News Digest app is designed to deliver the important headlines of the day from across the globe. Yahoo’s algorithms and its editors will pick the news from several sources to keep you posted with all the latest happenings. Read more »
We all know that Apple’s App Store makes lots and lots of money, but every now and then it still manages to surprise us. The app repository has shattered previous records, generating the whopping $10 billion in earnings in 2013.
What’s so impressive about this number is that it pretty much doubled 2012′s revenue estimate of $5 billion. December 2013 proved to be the most lucrative for the App Store, with over 3 billion app downloads and $1 billion in sales. Read more »
Parrot, the company behind the popular AR Drone 2.0, has added two new smaller flying toys to its family of drones – the Parrot MiniDrone and Parrot Jumping Sumo
The Parrot MiniDrone is a smaller version of the aforementioned AR Drone 2.0 that almost fits in the palm of your hand. As a result of the smaller size, the MiniDrone is more simple than its bigger brother and doesn’t have a camera on board. Read more »
Rockstar has been porting old Grand Theft Auto games over to the mobile platform for the past two years. Back in 2011 they ported over the popular Grand Theft Auto III, which was followed by Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in 2012.
Last year, Rockstar ported over the much awaited Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed games in the series, over to iOS and Android (with a Windows Phone 8 version arriving later). Today we will be taking a closer look at this game. Read more »
Analyst Patrick Wang of Evercore Partners speculates that Apple will release a 12-inch iPad Pro model. The newest iPad would be focused on capturing the business market, and is said to revolutionize notebook PCs.
Wang predicts that the new tablet from Apple will be powered by an A8 processor which will debut with the release of the device in Fall 2014. Read more »
LG has officially unveiled the second edition of their Pocket Photo printer. The new generation Pocket Photo is a lot slimmer and is shaping up as a nice companion for customizing, printing and sharing images on the go.
The South Korean manufacturer will be showing the Pocket Photo 2 at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 7. Read more »
The original Tomb Raider game was a milestone in the world of gaming. You could say it singlehandedly created the third person action, adventure genre and made it what it is today. Even today, it remains a benchmark in terms of level design and masterfully combining action, platforming and puzzle solving elements all in one game.
Seventeen years after the original game debuted on the PC and consoles, Eidos (now Square Enix Inc) has ported the game over to iOS. The mobile version features the complete first game, along with the extra levels found in the 1998 re-release, Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business. Let’s see how good this port is. Read more »