Gmail Updated With iPhone 5 Support [iOS Blog]

Google has updated the official Gmail for iOS app with support for the iPhone 5’s larger screen. The app allows users to read and organize their Gmail messages, as well as push notifications for new messages. Google also announced a new way to sync with Google Contacts on iOS. The service now supports CardDav, an … Continue reading

Macworld review: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMware Fusion 5

“Virtualization apps for the Mac have matured a lot. There are now four main options: two commercial virtualization apps (Parallels Desktop for Mac and VMware Fusion), an open source alternative (VirtualBox), and another solution that lets you install Windows apps without installing Windows (Crossover). Those first two options are the most popular-and, for most users, … Continue reading

ABC news uses location services to track stolen iPad to the home of a TSA officer

ABC news set up a sting at various main stream airports by leaving behind a total of ten iPads to see what happens to them when they get into the hands of TSA officers. The sting was setup after reports of 100’s of thefts by TSA officers from airports around the country. Thankfully nine of … Continue reading

Facebook Messenger for iPhone goes 2.0, includes iPhone 5 support

Facebook Messenger for iPhone has gone 4.0 and includes some UI improvements as well as support for the iPhone 5’s larger display. The conversation view has a new design and now you can swipe left anywhere in the app to quickly see a list of who’s available to send message. At the top of this … Continue reading

Apple’s worldwide iPhone unit sales estimates by region

“In my last post, we had estimated 150-170 million global iPhone sales over the next four quarters, based on the impact of the last three iPhone launches on QoQ growth patterns,” Sameer Singh writes for Tech-Thoughts. “Now, let’s use the same methodology to reach a realistic sales estimate for the iPhone for each of Apple’s … Continue reading

How to selectively transfer app and game data to your new iPhone 5

If you picked up a new iPhone 5, did your iCloud, and something’s still missing, you might have to move the data over manually. Likewise, if you set your iPhone 5 up as a new device but still want to keep data from a few apps or games, you’ll have to move it over manually. … Continue reading

Apple product thefts in New York City outpace rise in overall crime

“Thefts of Apple Inc. products in New York City increased more since last year than crime overall, according to the police department,” Chris Dolmetsch reports for Bloomberg. “The Cupertino, California-based company’s products were stolen in a total of 11,447 incidents between Jan. 1 and Sept. 23, an increase of 40 percent over the same period … Continue reading

Analyst: Why Apple whiffed on iPhone 5 sales

“Apple sold 5 million iPhone 5s during the first three days of sales, whiffing on analysts expectations,” Jay Yarow reports for The Business Insider. “For instance, Brian White at Topeka Capital was calling for Apple to sell 6-6.5 million iPhones,” Yarow reports. “So, how did Apple come up short?” Yarow reports, “Here’s White’s explanation: ‘We … Continue reading

US Apple Retail Stores reportedly set to launch personal pickup for iPhone 5 starting tonight at 10pm

If you still haven’t managed to secure an iPhone 5 for yourself or someone close to you, the online orders feel like they’ll take forever, and the lineups are completely unappealing, good news — it sounds like US Apple Retail Stores are preparing to start offering personal pickup. 9to5Mac’s Dan DeSliva has the story: We … Continue reading

iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S Video Comparison [iOS Blog]

A YouTube video posted by f1ipzid3 shows a side-by-side comparison between the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S video taking abilities. Comparing the video shots from the iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4s This video looks at indoor and outdoor light, front and rear camera, depth of field & also notice the difference in stabilization. Both iPhones … Continue reading