Google continued its efforts to bring as many services as possible to Apple's iOS platform Wednesday with the release of Google Play Movies & TV on the App Store. The app allows users to stream movies and TV shows they purchased from the Google Play webstore, a service built for Android.
Apple's 2014 first fiscal quarter combined iPhone and iPad sales figures will top 78 million units, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley. Those numbers will be driven by the iPhone 5S and iPad Air, both introduced later in 2013.
Only four months after it launched, Sprint has already killed off its One Up program that let users upgrade their smartphone every twelve months. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile all offered similar plans before Sprint, and they aren't showing any indications that they plan to drop theirs -- unlike Sprint.
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Killing off One Up only four months after it launched seems a bit premature. Maybe Sprint ran the numbers and realized they were looking at a huge money loss operation.
In this last article in a series to help kick off your New Year, Vern Seward takes a look at 5 free iOS apps that might help you collaborate with others: Dropbox, Documents by Readdle, DocuSign Ink, Quip, and JotNot Scanner.
Supporting rumors that the next iPhone will retain the current 8MP camera sensor and instead focus on optical image stabilization and autofocus to improve picture quality, an Apple patent application has just been published, detailing new ways to implement OIS and AF on smartphone cameras.
LAS VEGAS - Mophie is aiming to take on two issues iPhone owners deal with in a single case: battery life and storage space. The new Space Pack combines both into one package that adds 16GB and 32GB more storage to your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S and made its debut at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.
At least one financial firm thinks that Apple won't upgrade the camera hardware on the next iPhone, maintaining the current 8MP design and instead choosing to improve image quality with new software features. The report was strong enough to send the stock of the primary iPhone camera supplier tumbling.
Griffin Technology has released an iPhone 5/5s case and wallet combination that will definitely appeal to those for whom sophisticated looks are important. It's made from genuine Harris Tweed made in Scotland.
Corning on Monday unveiled a new antimicrobial variant of its popular Gorilla Glass product. Aimed at touch screen devices, the new glass features ionic silver, which actively works to kill bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi, and reportedly lasts throughout the life of the device. Corning is aiming to bring the product to the broader smartphone and tablet market soon.
Gaming on iOS may be on the verge of a breakthrough in 2014. While touch-based games are great, some prefer the old-school style of a physical controller, and the new SteelSeries Stratus iOS 7 game controller may be just what fans of shooters and open-world games are looking for.
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