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Apple Acquires TV Apps Company Matcha.TV

Apple Acquires TV Apps Company Matcha.TV
Here’s a new development from Apple that could be a sign that the company is cooking up something new. Apple has recently acquired a startup company, Matcha.tv. The company developed a second-screen mobile app and web-based service. It basically offers a number of features to complement TV viewing. This includes comprehensive TV listings, recommendations based Read more…

Compromised Chargers Could Hack Your iOS Device

If you’re trying to save on some money by buying cheap chargers for your iOS device, this might give you pause. According to researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, those cheap knock-off chargers could actually have malicious software that could infect your device. The findings, which will be presented at the 2013 Black Hat Read more…

Next iPad Mini May Still Not Have a Retina Display

If you’re already eyeing a Retina display-enabled iPad Mini as your next purchase you may have to wait far longer than expected. According to a report released by the NPD DisplaySearch, a Retina version of the iPad Mini may arrive only after another version of the iPad Mini is released first. Read more…

New Report Says Apple Purposely Throttling Data Speeds for Carriers

New Report Says Apple Purposely Throttling Data Speeds for Carriers
I’ve been using my iPhone 5 as my all-around gateway to the internet. Aside from having an always-on internet plan, I’ve also ditched my mobile WiFi device and have been using the iPhone 5’s personal hotspot feature to allow my laptop to access the internet. But even with the relatively fast LTE speeds I’ve been Read more…

iPhone and Android Users Employ Their Devices Differently, Study Shows

iPhone and Android Users Employ Their Devices Differently, Study Shows
Smartphone users can basically be divided into two main camps – the iOS camp and the Android camp. You would think that it’s all just a matter of mobile phone operating system preference, and that at the core of usability, both camps use their phones the same way. But an interesting survey made by Experian Read more…

Apple Satisfaction Rating Dips

Apple Satisfaction Rating Dips
This news is a wake-up call for Apple. In a recent survey conducted by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, consumer satisfaction on Apple’s products has dropped. Even though the Cupertino-based giant is still the leading brand in the mobile industry with an 81 percent customer satisfaction score, it is 2.5 percent lower than the score Read more…

Apple Says Publisher Deal Improved Competition

Apple Says Publisher Deal Improved Competition
Apple is under fire from the United States Department of Justice for allegations that it has conspired with other book publishers to illegally fix the prices of e-books.  The DOJ has has said that Apple’s defense against the allegations are unconvincing and “untethered from both precedent and logic.” Read more…

ITunes Remains Most Popular Platform for Online Music Sales

ITunes Remains Most Popular Platform for Online Music Sales
A new study released by the NPD Group revealed that Apple’s iTunes remains the most popular method for buying music online.  The study, which was released last April 16 showed that iTunes remains the dominant music download service for the last quarter of 2012. The NPD study revealed that iTunes maintains a healthy 63 percent Read more…

Vietnamese Site Says iPhone 5S will have a 12MP Camera, Photo Enhancements for Low Light Conditions

Vietnamese Site Says iPhone 5S will have a 12MP Camera, Photo Enhancements for Low Light Conditions
According to information released by Vietnamese site Tinhte, the long-rumored iPhone 5S will sport an improved camera and will also come with certain enhancements to taking photos. Tinhte may be a little-known site but it has proven itself historically by releasing accurate information on Apple products. Read more…

iOS 7 Development Reportedly Behind Schedule

iOS 7 Development Reportedly Behind Schedule
As Apple rumors go, this one is quite interesting. There has been a lot of anticipation for the supposed launch of the iPhone 5S this summer, but more interestingly, there are reports that the development of iOS 7 has been experiencing delays. An article from Apple blogger John Gruber, cited an unnamed source that said Read more…