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Apple’s full change log for iOS 5 beta 4

July 22nd, 2011

Apple on Friday released the fourth beta version of its iOS 5 operating system, and this one brings about plenty of goodies that developers have been waiting for. The fact that the update can be applied over the air is a huge addition, of course, but there’s plenty more to be found buried within iOS …

White Apple iPod touch parts leak ahead of fall launch

July 22nd, 2011

Parts for a new white Apple iPod touch have surfaced, courtesy of 9to5 Mac, suggesting that Apple has plans to release a new color scheme when it takes the wraps off its next-generation iPhone in late August or early September. The leaked images show the iPod touch’s digitizer component, although it is currently unclear if …

BGR for iPhone updated

July 20th, 2011

The recently-redone BGR for iPhone app has been incredibly popular with iOS users ever since we relaunched it, but there were a few things that could have been better. There’s a new version 2.1 update of the app live in the App Store, and we’ve listened to your feedback to make some great changes to …

Is Apple’s iMessage the start of something bigger?

July 8th, 2011

One of the most important features Apple announced at WWDC 2011 was iMessage. It’s not only a direct competitor to Research In Motion’s extremely popular BlackBerry Messenger service, but could serve as the start of a much larger social initiative. Looking at the big picture, iMessage isn’t just a text / photo / video messaging service that …

Apple announces new App Store milestone: over 15 billion downloads served

July 7th, 2011

Apple on Thursday announced the latest milestone achieved by its industry-shaping App Store: 15 billion downloads served. Apple says the more than 200 million iOS device users around the globe have downloaded 75 apps each on average, making Apple’s App Store the most popular such offering by a staggering margin. “In just three years, the …

Games were most downloaded and most purchased mobile apps in Q2, Nielsen finds

July 6th, 2011

Developers looking to attack mobile app segments where they might have the best chance of scoring big with smartphone users would be well served to take notice of Nielsen’s latest findings. The market research firm on Wednesday published some findings from its Mobile Insights and Mobile Apps Playbook reports for the second quarter of 2011, and “Games” …

Web-based jailbreak returns, supports iPad 2 and any other iOS device

July 6th, 2011

Web-based jailbreak tool Jailbreakme.com is back, and jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPad touch has never been easier. How easy is it, you ask? Simply navigate to jailbreakme.com in Safari on your iOS device and then follow the on-screen instructions. Within seconds, you’ll be on your way to sporting an open iDevice. What’s more, JailbreakMe …

BGR for iPhone now available!

July 1st, 2011

We were one of the first publications with a dedicated iPhone app years back, but since then the app has become a little… stale. Well, we’re back with a brand new BGR app for the iPhone and it’s completely redone from the ground up. For starters, you’re able to view the most important stories right …