Apple Maps adds 3D Flyover coverage in Perth, Saint-Tropez, and Cordoba

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Mar 242014
 

Apple expanded its Maps Flyover feature, which offers photo-realistic, interactive 3D views to three new cities.

New locations include Perth (Australia), Saint-Tropez (France) and Cordoba (Spain).

Apple had introduced the feature in iOS 6, and has been slowly expanding coverage. Earlier in the year, Apple added the feature in Cape Town (South Africa), Helsinki (Finland)and Marseille (France). Continue reading »

iOS 5.1 Update Available Now For iPhones, iPads and iPod touches

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Mar 072012
 

Well, it looks like we didn’t have to wait long for that iOS 5.1 update promised for today. The update is already rolling out to iPhones, iPads and compatible iPod touches. That brings with it a number of improvements and bug fixes, including the previously-announced Japanese language support for Siri, a redesigned camera app for iPad, the ability to delete individual photos from Photo Stream and, somewhat curiously, an “updated AT&T network indicator.” What’s more, as previously rumored, the camera shortcut is now also always visible on the lock screen for iPhone and iPod touch users. Continue reading »

New Apple iPad Hands-on

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Mar 072012
 

Here she is — the iPad HD! Er, new iPad. Breaking away from the numerical tracking system used before (and still used in the iPhone range), Apple has decided to highlight the most major change in its newest slate by simply dubbing it “new.” By and large, the new guy is the same as the old guy (Home button included), but with a few nice amenities that could very well convince OG iPad owners to upgrade. Upon touching the HD variant, it’s not the overall form factor that grabs us — it’s the screen. Given that we’re unashamed Pixel Density Enthusiasts ’round these parts, seeing a 2,048 x 1,536 resolution display in the same area as the prior ‘Pads is stunning. Nearly two months ago to the day, ASUS wowed our entire CES trailer with a reported 1,920 x 1,200 display on the TF700T; this, however, is something that really needs to be ogled to truly appreciate. In fact, the first viewing conjured up familiar feelings — ones that came to light when placing the iPhone 4 beside the iPhone 3G for the first time. Continue reading »

Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 Developer Preview

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Feb 162012
 

Just 7 months after releasing OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple has formally announced OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It’s a big step ahead in the “iOS-ification” of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system and we’ve got all the details you need after the jump! Continue reading »

Apple’s ‘Ship To Store’ Is Currently Available in Select Locations

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Oct 272011
 

A large portion of retailers allow you to order products on their websites and subsequently collect the items at your convenience from your local store. Not only does it often shorten the waiting time from purchase to usage, but you can usually save a few dollars in the process.

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The New iPhone 4S

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Oct 042011
 

You can finally lay all that speculation to rest because here it is! Apple’s set its latest iPhone family member free, and out into the wireless wild for your future consumption. Pictured above is the new dual-core A5 processor-equipped, dual CDMA / GSM iPhone 4S — awash in Siri-enabled voice control. You can snag this black or white update on October 14th in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB configurations for $199, $299 and $399, respectively. Click through the gallery below to get intimate with Cupertino’s latest smartphone refresh.

[via engadget]

Apple Lowers iPhone prices: 8GB 3GS free, iPhone 4 now $99

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Oct 042011
 

No big surprises here, but the iPhone 4S’ older siblings are getting drastic price reductions. An 8GB 3GS is now free on contract, while the iPhone 4 is now only $99 with a carrier agreement — that one bill gets you an 8GB iPhone 4. We’ve received no indication of cuts for other flavors of the old guard, but we suppose congratulations are in order for bargain hunters with limited iTunes libraries.

Update: According to the Apple Store, the iPhone 4 is also “coming soon” to Sprint.

[via engadget]

Official Steve Jobs’ Biography Will Be Available On November 21st

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Aug 252011
 

PCMag reports that Steve Jobs’ eagerly awaited official biography titled Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson will include details about his resignation as Apple’s CEO yesterday.

According to PCMag, there will be no change in the release date of the book. So it will be available for download and shipping from November 21st this year, releasing nearly 3 months before its previously announced March 2012 launch date.

PCMag reports: Continue reading »

Verizon iPhone: Over-the-air updates for iOS 5

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May 052011
 

Having spent a good part of our day yesterday negotiating with iTunes and downloading a whopping 666.2MB file to update our iPhone to version 4.3.3 — a version, we might add, whose sole claim to fame is the removal of things — we know well the pains of updating Apple’s mobile software. Those aches, however, may soon be coming to an end. 9to5Mac has multiple sources informing it that Apple and Verizon are scheming to start delivering iOS updates over the air from this fall, or just as soon as iOS 5 is made available. Untethered OS updates are a familiar feature to users of other smartphone operating systems and even the iOS-infused Apple TV, but getting Apple’s mobile devices up to date has so far always required going through the company’s own cable and software. Continue reading »

iMac 2011: Thunderbolt jack and next gen quad-core processors

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May 032011
 

The last time Apple updated its iMac line we were treated to Intel Core 2010 processors. So it’s no surprise — really, no surprise at all — to see Apple refreshing the lineup today. Prices start at $1,199 (as usual) for the 21.5-inch (1,920 x 1,080 pixel IPS panel) model with new 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and 512MB of AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics. Prices soon jump to $1,999 for a 27-inch (2,560 x 1,440 IPS) model with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU and 1GB of AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics, or optional 3.4GHz quad-core Core i7 proc and 2GB of HD 6970M graphics if you so desire. We’re talking Intel Sandy Bridge, of course, but Apple never goes into specifics. New owners will also be treated to a Thunderbolt jack (one on the 21.5-inch model and two on the 27-incher) and FaceTime HD camera with 24 hours shipping. Yeah, it looks the same, but it’s the insides that count.

[via engadget]