Apple has posted a picture on their Australian website of a green iPad case with some EarPods tied into a bow, the fine print on the site says that Black Friday prices will only be valid from on Nov 29 from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm. Customers who want to take advantage of the deals offered can head over to the Apple.com or any Apple Retail Store. Keep reading for the holiday shopping tips.
Sunday Apple confirmed the purchase of PrimeSense who specializes in gesture style technology. As a matter a fact they are responsible for Xbox’s Kinect motion sensor technology. Analyst Maynard Um of Wells Fargo Securities says that this a good move on Apple’s end as he believes that Apple is behind in regards to motion/gesture features as what Samsung and Microsoft produces.
WhatsApp is a super popular third party messaging application, like maybe the most popular. It’s not Google Hangouts or Apple’s iMessage but it directly competes with big names such as those. Which says a lot for a company that only makes one product that I’m aware of. WhatsApp has reportedly undergone its own iOS 7 makeover, and seen above are screenshots of the new look.
This coming Tuesday a Silicon Valley jury will decide exactly how much Samsung owes Apple for ripping off obvious iPhone features for use in their own handsets. The image above may be old but it’s pretty obvious that Samsung’s idea wasn’t exactly original at first. Samsung has since added more features than any other smartphone company, but the Touch Wiz Android shell still isn’t as clean as iOS. In fact most die-hard phone nerds would choose a Nexus 5 or Moto X Android device before going with a Samsung. But that’s another story. Keep reading on the inside for the run-down on the Samsung vs. Apple case to be decided in one week’s time.
PayPal for iPhone updated to version 5.2 today, and as a regular PayPal app user, I couldn’t be happier. The user interface has received the most noticeable changes, and now matches iOS 7 better than before. It wasn’t long ago that PayPal updated their app before, and it was interesting to see it evolve at such a pace.
A new game called Hatch, another digital pet offering, Game Center ready. The first time I saw one of these little globular creatures was inside the Facebook Messenger application’s emoji shop. They are called “Fugu” I believe, and you can name them whatever you’d like after they hatch. Start the game, watch the cool trailer, choose your Fugu’s permanent color, and start geekin’.
Fruit bearing trees provide various forms of nourishment and currencies. Most importantly, Realmac software had a hand in designing this game, and if you’ve ever used the app Clear for your Mac or iOS device, you know the quality you can expect.
Just yesterday the MOGA Ace Power MFi game controller info was released stating it would sell for $99, and a couple hands-on reviews were popping up on the web. Not to be forgotten, Logitech released their own MFi game controller today – priced at $99 dollars the ‘PowerShell’ looks clean. It’s a more refined appearance than the MOGA offering, but with less buttons. I actually like how the Logitech version looks much better. I’ll post some side-by-side photos inside and you can make your own decision.
Apple has been slowly updating all of its own apps in the App Store, not the apps preinstalled on your iOS device, apps like Find My iPhone, and Find My Friends, iBooks, etc.
The update removes some of the last remaining Apple branded ‘skeuomorphism’ in iOS, unless of course you’re still running a terribly old device. The leather that filled all available real estate has been replaced by open white spaces, very simple looking layouts.