Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

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Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

The Pebble now gets a lot of notifications via iOS 7.

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Can software make the Pebble smartwatch better?

The patriarch of this generation of smartwatches isn’t getting a facelift before the end of this year. The black-and-white non-touch display and bare-bones geek charm of the original Pebble will remain. Instead, Pebble will get a bevy of software and app updates, along (more…)

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

Uncategorized | Monday September 23 2013 2:30 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

Apple 's A7 chip: The lower right is the quad-core GPU.

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The 64-bit iPhone 5S boasts a quad-core graphics processing unit — a first for an iPhone .

Semiconductor analysis company Chipworks has supplied the best evidence yet of the layout of the A7 processor in Apple ‘s iPhone 5S, showing a quad-core GPU. (See image above.)

The A6 chip in the iPhone 5 had a three-core (more…)

iPhone 5S and 5C each gets a new nearly identical dock

Uncategorized | Saturday September 7 2013 4:29 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

iPhone 5S and 5C each gets a new nearly identical dock

The iPhone 5C fits snugly into its dock.

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Along with its announcement of two new phones today and several differently colored new cases, Apple will also soon begin selling a new dock for both the iPhone 5S and 5C.

Related storiesApple launches iPhone 5S and $99 iPhone 5C with five colorsiPhone 5C First TakeiPhone 5S First Take The docks appear to be identical in design, each (more…)

iOS 6.1.4 gets jailbroken

Uncategorized | Friday September 6 2013 3:37 AM | Comments (0) Tags: ,

iOS 6.1.4 gets jailbroken

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iOS 6.1.4 has apparently been jailbroken just in advance of the expected announcement of iOS 7.

On Saturday, a developer dubbed Winocm tweeted an image of iOS 6.1.4 running Cydia, the popular app used to install software on jailbroken devices. The image shows Cydia version 1.1.8 installed on an iPhone 5.

But iOS users anxious to try out the jailbreak on their (more…)

iPhone 5S gets glitzy? Sapphire home button, gold option

Uncategorized | Thursday August 8 2013 9:08 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

iPhone 5S gets glitzy? Sapphire home button, gold option

iPhone 5S with rumored gold color option, according to Japanese-language site Macotakara. Notice the dual-LED flash, compared to the single flash on the iPhone 5.

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Gold and sapphire. No, we’re not talking about Rolex wristwatches but the iPhone 5S. All rumors of course.

The iPhone 5 already has a sapphire lens cover. But the 5S will get a convex sapphire home button too, according (more…)

Olloclip’s iPhone telephoto lens gets you a little closer

Uncategorized | Friday July 5 2013 11:32 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Olloclips iPhone telephoto lens gets you a little closer

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There are plenty of add-on lenses for the iPhone ‘s camera. But for Olloclip, its lenses are all about high-quality optics and ease of use.

The company started from a Kickstarter project a couple years ago with its three-in-one lens that combines wide-angle, macro, and fish-eye lenses into one, tiny slide-on accessory. And now it’s back again to give iPhoneographers a little extra (more…)

Apple’s Siri gets new voices, display, and actions

Uncategorized | Thursday June 6 2013 2:18 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Apples Siri gets new voices, display, and actions

(Credit: James Martin/CNET) More from WWDCMeet iTunes Radio, Apple ‘s long-awaited streaming music serviceCNET Editors’ Take: Apple ‘s Pandora-like streaming radio service is finally here Apple gives the iPhone a user interface face-lift with iOS 7Editors’ Take: iOS 7 gets a new look and several new featuresThe fresh new look of Apple iOS 7 (pictures)Apple unveils new MacBook Air, gives Mac Pro sneak peekEditors’ Take: Apple (more…)

iPhone user interface gets major face-lift with iOS 7

Uncategorized | Thursday June 6 2013 10:05 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

iPhone user interface gets major face-lift with iOS 7

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Apple has dramatically revamped the look and feel of the iOS user interface for its mobile devices.

“It’s the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone ,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday during the keynote at WWDC, where the company introduced the new version of the software that runs its iPhones and iPads.

For the latest version of iOS, called iOS 7, the company revamped the user (more…)

T-Mobile finally gets the iPhone

Uncategorized | Friday March 22 2013 12:34 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

T-Mobile finally gets the iPhone

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T-Mobile USA will offer the iPhone on its network at long last.

The company announced the news at its “Uncarrier” event in New York today. T-Mobile will begin selling the iPhone 5 on Friday, April 12. The new iPhone 5 will be available for a $99.99 down payment. T-Mobile will also offer the iPhone 5 without a contract. And it will operate on T-Mobile’s new LTE network, which it also announced today.

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Apple Store app gets new shipping options

Uncategorized | Sunday March 10 2013 4:58 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Apple Store app gets new shipping options

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Apple has updated its Apple Store app with two handy new options for buyers.

Released yesterday, version 2.5 of the app now lets you see whether an item that you order online can be delivered to your local Apple store.

Simply tap on the Check Availability link after you choose an item. Enter your city or ZIP code. The app shows you a list of the closest Apple (more…)

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