Jul 17


Google has released a revamped version of its Maps app for iOS, adding support for the larger screen of the iPad, enhanced navigation features, and a new Explore feature. Google Maps 2.0 comes with live traffic updates and incident reports that offer details on current traffic conditions. It also offers indoor directions and maps for malls, airports, transit stations, and more. Unlike the Android version, it does not include on-the-fly rerouting,  but Google has said that it plans to add the feature in the future. » Redesigned Google Maps App with iPad Support & New Feature Available

Jul 17


AllThingsD, reports that  production ramp up of the next generation iPhone should begin around the end of this month, ahead of an expected fall introduction that could include a second, lower-cost version of the device. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said “that iPhone production ramp-up will follow one that’s already under way for Apple’s long-rumored lower-cost iPhone, a device he figures the company will price somewhere between $300 and $400 — without a subsidy“. » iPhone 5S Production Will Reportedly Begin Later This Month

Jul 15


Hi-Tech Mail
reports that the Russian cellular carrier Beeline (through parent company VimpelCom) has decided against renewing its contract with Apple, making it the last of the country’s three major iPhone carriers to do so. Instead Beeline made a deal to offer Samsung devices on their network in place of Apple’s smartphone. » Beeline: Third Major Russian Carrier To Drop iPhone

Jul 15


Financial Times reports that Apple is “aggressively” hiring new employees to help with its smart watch project. They also indicate that the “iWatch” may not appear until late next year. According to the report Apple has been looking at acquiring smaller firms with expertise that would be valuable to its smart watch effort, and has also been working hard to retain key employees related to the project. » Apple “Aggressively” Hiring For Smart Watch Project, Looking Toward Late 2014 Launch

Jul 10

Microsoft has launched a fourth anti-iPad television ad, this ad highlights the iPad’s inability to run multiple apps at the same time. The ad shows two baseball scouts using an iPad and a Windows 8 tablet vie to sign same player, with the Windows 8 user coming out on top thanks to the tablet’s ability to simultaneously display two apps on the screen. » Microsoft Releases Fourth Anti-iPad Ad Highlighting Multitasking Capabilities

Jul 09


Exactly two weeks after releasing the second beta of iOS 7 to developers, Apple has just released beta 3. The new beta arrives as build 11A4414e and is available via the over-the-air update to existing beta testers and through the iOS Dev Center. » Apple Seeds iOS 7 Beta 3 To Developers

Jul 07


Techdy reports that it has gotten its hands on what it believes to be legitimate front and rear parts for the lower-cost plastic iPhone, they assembled the pieces together offering the first look at how the device will look like. The phone will come with a black front panel and color variations of the rear shell, which will reportedly include blue, pink, yellow, green, and white. » High-Quality Video & Photos Reveal What Apple’s Plastic iPhone Will Look Like

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