You know what the coolest part of iOS is? It's the lack of fragmentation between handsets, it's the fact that any app I have on my iPhone will likely run on my friends iPhone. I remember having an Android back in the day, and everything was a project on those things. I had to jump through hoops to get it to behave like an iPhone, I know things have changed a lot over the last three years. And there are tons of great Androids to choose from now, I might get in on the Moto X or Nexus 5. Those are easily the two best Android handsets, debate with me about it in the comments below if you disagree, but the two aformentinoed phones are the closest thing Android has to iPhone quality and consistency. For those that don't know, Motorola is owned by Google, and the Nexus line of Android phones always runs the most current version of Android, much like iPhones always get pushed updates.
Select Apple Stores have begun to lift their incredibly strict pricing policies. Up until recently it was unheard of to be able to request a price match in Apple retail locations. But according to new reports, specific Apple stores can offer ‘special prices’ of up to ten percent off of specific items. Due to the supply of iPad mini Retina and iPhone 5s handsets being low, the discounts only apply to items in plenty, such as the iPhone 5c.
Bartender is an awesome Mac utility that I was turned on to by Jeff Benjamin over at iDB, so lets all give Jeff the credit he deserves. Either way I liked it so much I wanted to let our readers in on this wicked slick tool. In the image above you see the preference panel for Bartender. Bartender’s main purpose is to allow you to clean up your menu bar. Keep reading for more details.
Hidden deep within the bowels of PayPal's site there is a section that sells iTunes gift cards, which seems silly to me, either way if you'd prefer to purchase an iTunes gift card from the most obscure location on the web check out this site. All cynicism aside, there are plenty of good reasons to buy your iTunes codes through PayPal's portal, lets check em out inside.
Apple has purchased Topsy Labs, a firm that specializes in social media search platforms, most notably Twitter. The purchase was worth $200 million, in Apple's eyes, so whatever they plan on using the technology for we can assume they plan to make that money back. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," Apple's Kristin Huguet said in a statement."
FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform database application created by FileMaker Inc., formerly Claris, a subsidiary of Apple Inc. Available for Windows and Mac OS, and in the past for Linux, FileMaker’s main purpose is to provide a user-friendly interface to the database application world. Apple’s online store leaked images of the officially unannounced FileMaker Pro 13 application, mentioning iOS 7 friendly app designs for the iPhone and iPad companion applications.
FileMaker 13 was displayed on Apple UK online store for a brief amount of time, fortunately macRumors snapped the picture above. According to reports FileMaker 13 was listed as shipping within 24 hours, even though it hasn’t been announced yet. The image below is of the FileMaker website.
T-Mobile is planning to offer the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c for free on Black Friday. Of course you’ll be required to pay an addition $20 dollars a month for two years to pay for the phone. But these are great up-front savings for people fond of T-Mobile. If you do the math though it’s often times still a better deal to just buy a phone outright. But who has that kind of spare change lying around? Check out more details on the next page.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Foxconn is producing 500k iPhone 5s per day, providing 100 of its assembly lines to specifically produce iPhone 5s handsets. Creating them 24 hours a day, 300,000 employees are dedicated to producing the iPhone 5s, and the 5s only. Wow. This rush of production was to match or exceed the lack of supply the incredible demand for the new handset has created.