Wallpaper Wednesday: 5 Nintendo-Themed Wallpapers for iPhone

Wallpaper Wednesday: 5 Nintendo-Themed Wallpapers for iPhone

We’re back with another edition of our Wallpaper Wednesday roundup, which we reintroduced because of popular demand. In the past few weeks, we highlighted 5 Mario-themed wallpapers and 5 Pokemon-themed wallpapers for iPhone and iPod touch. This time around, sticking with the same topic, we have 5 Nintendo-themed wallpapers to share.

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iOS 8 Beta 5 could be released on August 4, iOS 8 Beta 6 on August 15

iOS 8 Beta 5 could be released on August 4, iOS 8 Beta 6 on August 15

Following the release of iOS 8 beta 4 a few days ago, a new BGR report claims that the release date for iOS 8 beta 5 is slated for August 4th. Apple will then follow up with the release of iOS 8 beta 6 on August 15th, as the beta testing cycle begins coming to a close. A long wait is then expected until the final iOS 8 GM version arrives. 

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Apple increased spending in R&D by 36%, could signify strong upcoming product lineup

Apple increased spending in R&D by 36%, could signify strong upcoming product lineup

Later this year, Apple is going to release iOS 8, the iPhone 6, and OS X Yosemite. At the same time, we could get new Macs, too. However, a new report strengthens the rumors that something even bigger is on the way.

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Sony invests $345 million to ramp up production of front-facing camera sensors

Sony invests $345 million to ramp up production of front-facing camera sensors

Sony has announced plans to invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) towards increasing production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, in an effort to receive more orders from handset makers for front-facing camera sensors. Sony currently provides Apple with sensors for the rear-facing camera on the iPhone. 

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OS X Yosemite previewed ahead of public beta release tomorrow

OS X Yosemite previewed ahead of public beta release tomorrow

Apple is planning to release the OS X Yosemite public beta tomorrow, providing one million users in the OS X Beta Program with an inside look at the upcoming Mac software. But if you don’t want to give the software a test drive firsthand, a number of publications have now published in-depth previews of OS X Yosemite. 

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Be Ready for iOS 8 By Getting the Perfect Templates for Your Apps [Deals Hub]

Be Ready for iOS 8 By Getting the Perfect Templates for Your Apps [Deals Hub]

For iPhone owners, iOS 8 is on its way soon. It’s an exciting time, with a changing operating system for our smartphones and tablets promising tons of features that we’re all looking forward to. It’s a great time for app developers, too, who are gearing up to release their apps for iOS 8. You can get a leg up on the competition and have your app ready for the latest version of iOS with the 8 for 8 Design Bundle. You can get it on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

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OS X Yosemite public beta release tomorrow, Sign Up Now

OS X Yosemite public beta release tomorrow, Sign Up Now

The well-connected Jim Dalrymple of The Loop reports that Apple will seed the public beta of OS X Yosemite tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24th. The first million Mac users that have signed up for the OS X Beta Program will be able to install the pre-release software for testing without a developer account.

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Apple’s Q3 2014 Results: By The Numbers

Apple’s Q3 2014 Results: By The Numbers

Yesterday,  Apple posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share in the third fiscal quarter of 2014 (second calendar quarter of 2014), compared to $35.3 billion and quarterly net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, from the previous year.

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Review Roundup: Fire Phone doesn’t top iPhone or other smartphones

Review Roundup: Fire Phone doesn’t top iPhone or other smartphones

Amazon makes a late entrance into the highly competitive smartphone market with the Fire Phone, but early reviews of the device suggest that most users are better off sticking with a competing device. The general consensus among reviewers is that the Fire Phone does not have enough differentiating features over an iPhone or Android-based smartphone. 

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Apple provides information about iOS Diagnostic Capabilities to address ‘backdoor’ concerns

Apple provides information about iOS Diagnostic Capabilities to address ‘backdoor’ concerns

Earlier this week, forensic scientist and iPhone jailbreak expert Jonathan Zdziarski had raised concerns over the so-called backdoor services included in iOS that could make data collection easier for both the iPhone maker and government agencies. 

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