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All App Store submissions after February 1st must be optimized for iOS 7

All App Store submissions after February 1st must be optimized for iOS 7

Apple just sent out a notice to developers letting them know of some changes to the App Store coming in February next year. Starting February 1st, 2014, all new apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the latest version of Xcode 5 and optimized for iOS 7. This new policy will apply to all submissions — both new apps and app updates. 

Android vs iOS: State of Software Updates

Android vs iOS: State of Software Updates

Apple’s rollout of iOS updates is known to be much better than Android, which involves layers of intermediaries  that delay or prevent rollout of new updates. A new chart by Fidlee.com highlights the disparity between the time an iPhone and an Android device receive software updates.

Hacker ports iOS core to Nokia N900

Hacker ports iOS core to Nokia N900

Hacker winocm, who had successfully jailbroken iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 previously, has now managed to port a core component of iOS, called the Darwin kernel to non-Apple devices. Specifically, winocm’s port has been successfully ported to a Nokia N900.

Honda expected to introduce iOS mirroring in upcoming 2014 Civic models

Honda expected to introduce iOS mirroring in upcoming 2014 Civic models

Honda is on board with Siri Eyes, adding that option to its Accord and Acura models in 2013. Soon it will be supporting iOS mirroring in its upcoming 2014 Civic models. Honda confirmed this information in a recent conversation on Twitter. The company also announced that its Siri Eyes free update will land before the beginning of next month.

Five of the best apps for the Retina iPad mini

Five of the best apps for the Retina iPad mini

Apple started selling the iPad mini with Retina display last week in a soft launch that surprised almost everyone. Though the cellular models are tough to come by, the supply of the wifi model has been decent with most stores having at least one or two models in stock.  If you managed to grab a retina iPad mini, here are five apps to help you get started navigating, gaming and more.

Developers now allowed to generate 100 promo codes per app release

Developers now allowed to generate 100 promo codes per app release

As originally spotted by Realmac, Apple has doubled the number of promo codes available to developers in the iTunes Connect section of the developer’s portal. This allotment of codes  is replenished with each new version of an app.

Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5s: Clash of the Flagships [Video]

Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5s: Clash of the Flagships [Video]

Google launched its much awaited its latest flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5 last week. We took a look at the specs of the Nexus 5 and the iPhone 5s earlier this week, but it didn’t effectively illustrate the differences between the two flagship devices, so we’ve shot a comparison video covering various aspects of the two devices.

Apple is the top handset maker in the US, Android the leading platform

Apple is the top handset maker in the US, Android the leading platform

The latest ComScore report shows that Apple is the leading handset manufacturer in the US, beating out competitors like Samsung, Motorola, LG and HTC. iOS as a platform, though, is still second to Android, but, in the last three quarters, it gained some ground on its competition.

GoPro announces new Hero3+ cameras, iOS app update

GoPro announces new Hero3+ cameras, iOS app update

GoPro announced the immediate availability of a new series of GoPro sports cameras, the Hero3+, that’ll make adventuresome self documentation even better than it already was. Accompanying the new cameras is an iOS app update that allow for remote viewing and control.

iOS 7 Tech Talks may be coming to a city near you

iOS 7 Tech Talks may be coming to a city near you

Apple announced the schedule for its Tech Talk series for developers. These mini-conferences are for developers who want some personal, one-on-one time with Apple’s evangelists and engineering teams.  The events will be held in San Francisco, NYC, Tokyo, Shanghai, Berlin and London starting in October.