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Ubiquitous social network Facebook on Wednesday issued an update to its flagship iOS app, bringing a new feature that automatically publishes posts created when a user's cell signal is weak or their phone is not connected to a data network. Facebook version 10.0 continues the company's odd version numbering scheme as the changes made in this latest iteration are far less significant than some recent point updates. The most substantial addition to the app comes in a new...
Unexpected iOS hit "Flappy Bird," which caused a stir after its developer yanked the title from the App Store while it sat atop the most downloaded charts, is poised to make a return this summer complete with multiplayer and "less addictive" qualities. Flappy Bird creator Dong Ha Nguyen. | Source: Agence France-Presse via The Wall Street Journal Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen told CNBC's Kelly Evans on Wednesday that he plans to relaunch a version of the game on...
Known primarily for modifying and miniaturizing game consoles, hardware enthusiast Ben Heck recently turned his attention to a relatively rare hard drive-equipped Mac Classic, providing a glimpse at the internal workings of the first $1,000 Mac. Heck says he acquired the 1990 model for "a great price" and repainted the case, though a hard drive failure rendered it nonfunctional, necessitating a restoration. He filmed the teardown as part of the weekly Ben Heck...
South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Wednesday issued a formal apology to workers who fell ill from cancer after exposure to toxic chemicals at the company's semiconductor plants, saying that it should have acted more swiftly and would compensate the victims. A still from Another Promise "We feel regret that a solution for this delicate matter has not been found in a timely manner, and we would like to use this opportunity to express our sincerest apology to the...
Though the iPhone 4S is now more than two and a half years old, it continues to be a strong seller for Apple, with one new estimate suggesting it accounted for 25 percent of iPhones sold by the company last quarter, drawing in nearly 10 million new users to the ecosystem. Analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham & Company issued a note to investors on Wednesday, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider, in which he broke down the pricing on Apple's iPhone models to estimate...
As Apple gears up for a new battle in the hotly-contested wearables market, AppleInsider offers a look at the platoon of fashion, fitness, and medical experts that have come to work in recent months for Cupertino's largest taxpayer. Fitness Fitness tracking is thought to be one of Apple's primary targets for the so-called "iWatch," with rumors pointing to a number of sensors and a companion "Healthbook" app that would track a range of biometric parameters including...
With Apple having opted for a September launch of its latest iPhone models for the last few years, the company is expected to follow that same pattern this year, and is allegedly restricting retail employee time off for that month with four months to go. Apple retail employees in Germany are said to have been restricted from taking vacation days in September, according to German-language Apple site iFun.de. Citing an anonymous source, the site said it has "little doubt"...
After striking a deal to sell the iPhone through Japan's largest wireless telecom NTT DoCoMo, Apple now owns more than 36 percent of the country's entire cellular market, far outpacing worldwide rival Samsung. According to the latest statistics from Tokyo-based market research firm MM Research Institute Ltd., Apple's iPhone accounted for 36.6 percent of all Japanese mobile phone shipments for the year ended in March, reports Bloomberg. Apple's iPhone business boomed...
Apple on Tuesday rolled out a substantial update to its Logic Pro X professional music production software with various UI tweaks, bug fixes and, most notably, improved support for the company's top-end Mac Pro. After launching Logic Pro X last year, Apple has made only minor changes to its pro-level digital audio workstation. The latest version 10.0.7, however, comes with more than 300 new features, UI changes, tweaks and bug fixes. Perhaps most notably, the latest...
Apple on Tuesday made an iPad-friendly version of its latest iOS Human Interface Guidelines reference material available to the public as a free download through the iBookstore. Covering general design and content rules, Apple's 228-page iOS Human Interface Guidelines was previously available only through the company's Developer Portal. The iBooks release was first announced by Apple senior writer Dave Addey and subsequently reported by MacStories. As seen in the image...
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