Instagram launches Bolt

Instagram launches Bolt

There’s a big focus on one-to-one messaging, with as little content as possible, in today’s communication trends, with the likes of Yo, and now Facebook-owned Instagram has released a new effort to compete with the rest.

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Download these great apps for free for a limited time (July 29)

Download these great apps for free for a limited time (July 29)

We have some great apps for you today that have gone free for a short duration on the App Store, including Mad Skills BMX, Timeless, Avoid and more.

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Latest 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro benchmarks reveal modest performance gains

Latest 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro benchmarks reveal modest performance gains

Apple refreshed the MacBook product lineup earlier today with new 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros that feature improved specs. The new Macs have already started showing up in Geekbench benchmark results, revealing gains in single and multi core performance.

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Mac mini mid-2014 gets listed on an Apple Support page for Boot Camp

Mac mini mid-2014 gets listed on an Apple Support page for Boot Camp

In late 2012, Apple officially upgraded the Mac mini, but then let the little device squander in the shadow of other Apple-branded devices. The wait for a new Mac mini could be coming to a close, though, if a new product support page is any indicator.

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Kindle for iOS now includes Placeholders and better syncing in latest update

Kindle for iOS now includes Placeholders and better syncing in latest update

At the beginning of June, Amazon updated the Kindle for iOS app to include the ability to listen to Audible audiobooks. Now the company has released a new update for the app, with a focus on syncing between devices, and other new features.

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BluePill enhances Facebook and Messenger on iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

BluePill enhances Facebook and Messenger on iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

While we cover a lot of the smaller jailbreak tweaks that are released through the week in our jailbreak tweak roundups, every once in a while a larger tweak comes along. Most recently it was Hermes and Smart Search, and now we have an extension called bluePill that is worth a look. Read ahead for a closer look at the tweak.

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Ford chooses iPhone over BlackBerry as employees start the transition

Ford chooses iPhone over BlackBerry as employees start the transition

While BlackBerry was once the go-to smartphone for many business individuals, and major corporations around the globe, transitions happen. Based on a statement from a Ford spokesperson, it looks like the auto manufacturer is gearing up to make its own transition.

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Swell Radio service shuts down following Apple acquisition

Swell Radio service shuts down following Apple acquisition

A report from yesterday said that Apple was close to acquiring Swell, the Pandora for talk-radio service, for $30 million. The acquisition seems to have been completed as the Swell website says the service has shut down, and the app has been pulled from the App Store.

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Activator 1.9 released with over 50 new features and changes [Jailbreak Tweak]

Activator 1.9 released with over 50 new features and changes [Jailbreak Tweak]

Ryan Petrich has released the biggest update to Activator in over a year, with the latest version of the popular jailbreak tweak packing over 50 new features and changes. Activator 1.9 is now available on Cydia through the default BigBoss repo, and we have a complete rundown of the updated package ahead. 

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Apple Store in Durham, NC targeted in robbery

Apple Store in Durham, NC targeted in robbery

The Apple Store in Durham, North Carolina, is the location of a recent smash-and-grab robbery, with display models the target of the heist.

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