In a shift of strategies Blackberry has announced that they will be launching the BBM app on Android and iOS for free this summer. Available to users running iOS 6 and Android 4.0 ICS or higher, the free BBM app will bring the magic of BBm messaging to every handset.
On the outset, however, only the messaging and group features will be accessible for outside users, but by the end of the year, the company plans to bring about the coveted BBM voice, BBM channels, screen sharing and video capabilities.
Rumors of Blackberry (Previously Research In Motion) following this path have been [...]
Apple at its iPad Mini special event has finally launched a new iPad Mini with a 7.9 inch display boasting a resolution of 1024 x 768 px. The new hardware is 7.2mm thick, .68 pounds heavy and has been manufactured with a new process with the same anodized edges as the iPhone 5. The iPad Mini has a Dual-core A5 processor, FaceTime HD camera and 5-megapixel iSight camera on the back with 1080p recording. Apple is also claiming a 10 hour battery Life. The new iPad mini will also come with a cellular LTE capable modem, basically a separate variant.
The 16GB is the smallest configuration with WiFi, priced at $329. 32GB mini is $429, 64GB for $519. $130 each additional for [...]
If you are as upset as the rest of the world using an iDevice on iOS 6, Google just might come to your rescue with a Google Maps app for iOS 6. San Francisco-based software developer Ben Guild has posted some details about Google’s upcoming maps app, including some super low res blurry a$$ images if we have seen any. Guild says the app will be “ vector-based,” will feature “two-finger rotation for any angle” and will be formatted for the iPhone 5?s four-inch display.
Looks like iPhone 5 users, along with other iOS 6 users will be happy after all, now that they can navigate to their favorite Starbucks. Oh wait, we still don’t [...]
In a rare and visceral backlash against one of the company’s biggest initiatives in years, Apple fans are irate over false, or deceptive, information in the new iOS 6 Maps app. After touting an all-new experience, with 3D “Flyover” abilities and free turn-by-turn navigation, iOS 6?s Maps was supposed to, along with eschewing YouTube, remove most traces of Google from the mobile operating system.
But as people downloaded iOS 6 and tested out the new Maps offering, it became quickly apparent that the old Google Maps, despite its lack of vector-based graphics and turn-by-turn, was far [...]
Phil Schiller is on stage and has just announced that the new iPhone 5will have not only a new two times faster A6 chip, HSPA+, EV-DO, EDGE and LTE networks but will also have dual band WiFI b/g/n for a faster browsing and sharing experience.
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Despite the fact that the iPhone 5 may be the most leaked iPhone in the history of Apple launches, At the Apple event at Moscone center in SF, Apple has announced the new iPhone 5.
Apple claims it to be the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet. Here is a run down of all the new features.7.6 millimeters thin weighs just 112 grams 8MP iSight camera 1136-by-640 resolution 4 inch 326ppi Retina Display LTE + HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA. Dual-band 802.11n wireless connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology Assisted GPS and GLONASS New Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic Talk time: Up to [...]
Apple has announced their Q3 results and as always the company has posted a massive profit. The company pulled in $35 billion in revenue, pocketing $8.8 billion of pure profit, a record for both in Q3. Profits were up $1.5 billion from Q3 of 2011. During the last three months the company shipped 17 million iPads, an 84 percent increase when compared to the same quarter in 2011.
More than $16 billion of the total revenue is directly attributable to the smaller member of the iOS family, the iPhone. The iPad is also not behind getting over $9 billion in this quarter alone. As an up, Apple is able to award its investors a $2.65 per-share dividend.For the next quarter Apple [...]
Three weeks ago iOS 6 Beta 2 arrived, now apple is pushing out Beta 3 of the worldly OS to the developers and those with Developer accounts. This version of iOS6 inches closer with a lot of bug fixes and multiple tweaks that will now finally hit the end user.
SInce Apple has already closed down access for in-eligible downloads, its best to wait for the final build to arrive.
While everyone waits the arrival of the next big OS for your iDevice, Apple is working hard to get it ready. The company has pushed out Beta 2 to the developers for testing, there are no special additions the primarily focus is on the bug fixes leading the software closer to a final release. There are still other betas expected before the final release comes out, So, hold on to your horses.
Those who have active developer accounts can download the latest betas from their accounts now.
Do you own an iOS Device? Are you eagerly waiting for the iOS 6 update?
If the answer is yes, you will be surprised to know that not all features will come to all iOS devices for iOS 6. Apple has gone to the trouble of alerting would-be upgraders just what features they’ll get when they check for the update this fall.
Only if you own an iPhone 4S will you be able to enjoy all the features of the iOS 6 else the most compatible device will be iPAD 3rd Gen. Check out the full list of upgrade features below also see what your device [...]
Apple at the World Wide Developer Conference 2012 has unveiled a new revision to their most popular OS, calling it iOS 6. Siri has been updated with more ability, most notably Siri will now launch Apps, talk about sports, restaurants and movie times, it’s also coming to iPad 3rd Gen. Apple is also finally expanding Siri’s local search functionality from just the US to no less than 60 difference countries which includes India.
Siri will also even come to cars via Apple’s new Eyes Free integration, but this is at least a year away.
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