iPhone App Rejection

You’ll never believe why Apple rejected this Buzz Aldrin iOS app

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You’ll never believe why Apple rejected this Buzz Aldrin iOS app

A few years ago, we seemingly couldn’t go more than two to three weeks without hearing a story about how Apple’s App Store review team either rejected an iOS app that should have been admitted or curiously let in an app that should have never been accepted. Now, in 2015, Apple has thankfully worked out many of the kinks that once plagued the App Store review process. But every once in a while, Apple’s old habits resurface.

Most recently, Apple rejected the iOS app Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager because it references a well-known third party: Aldrin, of course, who was the second person to walk on the moon.

The crazy thing, though, is that Aldrin actually helped design and influence the game! More →

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Apple Watch Apps Demo

Play with Apple Watch apps weeks before they exist with this cool site

By on March 3, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Play with Apple Watch apps weeks before they exist with this cool site

Whether or not you actually plan on picking up an Apple Watch next month, if you’re even moderately invested in the world of technology, you have to be curious to see how Apple’s first wearable pans out.

It might not be seen as much of a risk, considering everything Apple has put out in recent years sells like hotcakes, but if it were to fail, the smartwatch market could take a permanent blow. More →

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Steve Jobs Quotes

Upcoming Steve Jobs book promises ‘sensational’ new stories

By on March 3, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

Upcoming Steve Jobs book promises ‘sensational’ new stories

Walter Isaacson’s 2011 Steve Jobs biography left much to be desired. For a person as mercurial, intelligent, inspirational, and influential as Jobs was, many anticipated that the biography would provide a never before seen glimpse into the man responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations of our time. The reality, unfortunately was much different. For the most part, Isaacson’s book rehashed a great deal of what we already knew about Jobs without providing much in the way of new, or at the very least, interesting information.

Now, a new Steve Jobs book slated for release on March 24 promises to deliver where Isaacson’s book fell short. Titled, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, the book draws on new interviews with some of the colleagues Jobs trusted most, including Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, John Lasseter of Pixar, Robert Iger and many more.

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iPhone Market Share

With just two new iPhone models, Apple catapults past Samsung in smartphone sales

By on March 3, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

With just two new iPhone models, Apple catapults past Samsung in smartphone sales

Apple’s latest new smartphone models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, were largely responsible for the company’s record-smashing holiday quarter. And that colossal quarter didn’t just smash Apple’s own records… it was the most profitable quarter any company has ever reported.

Now, more news is trickling out following Apple’s killer holiday season: According to Gartner, Apple blew past Samsung to become the No. 1 smartphone vendor in the world last quarter. More →

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Smartphone Battery Power Poll

Apple doesn’t need to make the iPhone any thinner

By on March 3, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Apple doesn’t need to make the iPhone any thinner

Apple’s ability to make new generations of the iPhone lighter and thinner is very impressive but we may have reached a point where making the device thinner isn’t just unnecessary but also counterproductive. A new HuffPost/YouGov poll of over 1,000 adults that incudes 570 smartphone users shows that 73% of respondents would rather have a thicker phone with better battery life than a thinner phone with weaker battery life. In contrast, a mere 12% said they wanted a thinner smartphone while 15% said they weren’t sure. In other words, the benefits from making smartphones thinner at this point in the game seem to be, well, slim. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid apps you can download for free right now

8 awesome paid apps you can download for free right now

By on March 3, 2015 at 11:21 AM.

This week is all about Mobile World Congress — and Samsung’s sleek new Galaxy S6 edge — but we can still take a quick break from the action to bring you news of some nice paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free for a limited time. Monday’s list had some great options on it, and some of them are still free if you head over to that post.

Today, we have eight fresh apps for you and they’re all free downloads for a limited time if you hurry. More →

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apple watch germany launch

Apple Watch won’t be a U.S.-only launch

By on March 2, 2015 at 5:57 PM.

Apple Watch won’t be a U.S.-only launch

Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has plans to release the Apple Watch in the U.S. in early April, 9to5Mac reports that the highly anticipated device will also be available in Germany and, perhaps, in other countries as well next month.

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Tim Cook Interview Snowden

Tim Cook talks Edward Snowden, Apple Car and more in new interview

By on March 2, 2015 at 5:34 PM.

Tim Cook talks Edward Snowden, Apple Car and more in new interview

As part of Tim Cook’s recent worldwide tour, which has included stops in Israel, Germany, and the U.K, the Apple CEO recently sat down for a far ranging interview with the German-language newspaper BILD (paywall required). The interview touched on a number of interesting topics, including Cook’s thoughts on Edward Snowden, Steve Jobs, and, of course, what Cook makes of all the Apple Car rumors that have sprung up in recent weeks.

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Apple Watch Magazine Spreads

Apple Watch gets huge spreads in two more top magazines

By on March 2, 2015 at 4:24 PM.

Apple Watch gets huge spreads in two more top magazines

Did you know that the Apple Watch is currently in the midst of a world tour? Not a physical one, of course — we’ll have to wait until April for that — but rather a print tour, popping up in some of the most popular magazines around the world.

Last week, we got an early look at the spread appearing in the March issue of Vogue, and now China’s East Touch and England’s The Sunday Times have joined in as well. More →

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Nissan CEO Apple Car

Meet the one auto CEO who’s excited by the rumored Apple Car

By on March 2, 2015 at 4:04 PM.

Meet the one auto CEO who’s excited by the rumored Apple Car

With mounting evidence that Apple is at the very least exploring the possibility of developing a car, we’ve seen the expected influx of comments from auto industry veterans skeptical of Apple’s plans.  A few weeks ago, for example, former GM CEO Dan Akersson cautioned Apple that they have no idea what they’re getting into. Shortly thereafter, Mercedes-Benz chief Dieter Zetsche essentially laughed off the notion that an Apple Car might pose any sort of competitive threat.

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Apple Watch Release

The incredible (and hilarious) way Apple kept the Apple Watch a secret

By on March 2, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

The incredible (and hilarious) way Apple kept the Apple Watch a secret

The hype and speculation surrounding Apple’s September Apple Watch event was unprecedented, understandably so given Apple’s track record of driving innovation in new product categories. What made the event all the more exciting is that Apple was successfully able to keep important details of the device completely under wraps.

In a broad sense, sure, we knew Apple was likely to introduce a wearable device of some sort. But key details surrounding the device’s capabilities, and even what the design looked like, remained unknown until Tim Cook officially walked up on stage and unveiled the Apple Watch for the first time.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time

By on March 2, 2015 at 11:46 AM.

Mobile World Congress is clearly the talk of the town this week, and it started off with a bang as Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones after HTC took the wraps off the sleek new HTC One M9. While there is certainly plenty of news coming out of Barcelona on Monday as well, we can still stop for a moment to enjoy some great paid iPhone and iPad apps that are available for free for a limited time.

We have seven nifty apps on today’s list, and these sales could end at any time so be sure to hurry up and grab anything that looks appealing. More →

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