Author Archives: Nikhil

Apple Gearing up to Switch to Silver Color Scheme in iOS 6?

Apple Gearing up to Switch to Silver Color Scheme in iOS 6?

The apps that come pre-installed with your iOS device haven’t changed much in both the look and functionality department, since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007.

But Apple may be gearing up to make at least some subtle changes in iOS 6 such as changing the color scheme used in the pre-installed apps.

iOS and Android Accounted for 82% of Smartphone Sales in Q1 2012

iOS and Android Accounted for 82% of Smartphone Sales in Q1 2012

Research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) today released numbers for Q1 2012 showing that smartphones powered by Android and iOS accounted for eight out of every ten devices. A gain that has “successfully distanced [iOS and Android] themselves from previous market leaders.”

As Android and iOS show big market share gains in the first quarter of 2012, the market share of previous market leaders including BlackBerry and Symbian, have plummeted beyond the power of innovation.

Unfold: Jailbreak Tweak Brings ‘Fold to Unlock’ Concept to Life

Unfold: Jailbreak Tweak Brings ‘Fold to Unlock’ Concept to Life

Last week we shared a really cool concept by Austin Kudin that replaced the slide to unlock gesture.

As we had hoped, the beautiful concept got the attention of the jailbreak community almost immediately. German iOS jailbreak developer Jonas Gessner has just released a new jailbreak tweak called Unfold that brings the ‘Fold to Unlock‘ concept to life.

Sprint Raises Data Pricing For Mobile Hotspot Tethering

Sprint Nextel, the third largest major U.S. carrier, has tweaked the data pricing for its mobile hotspot tethering options in an attempt to lure new customers into using their mobile devices as wireless hotspots.

Sprint has killed its 5GB mobile hotspot plan and has started offering two new, more expensive (cost per GB) plans from May 18th.

Verizon Clarifies Stance on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

Yesterday, we reported that Verizon is planning to end grandfathered unlimited data plans when customers switch to 4G LTE smartphones.

Verizon issued a clarification to the New York Times today regarding the changes noting that the loss of the grandfathered unlimited data plans will be limited to customers upgrading to subsidized handsets.

New MacBook Pro Retina Displays Could Cost Apple $100 More

Apple is widely expected to unveil a new thinner 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and support for USB 3.0 next month at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference 2012.

CNET reports that high-resolution panels are already available in the supply chain, and that they could add a $100 premium to the price of a MacBook Pro in comparison to Apple’s current laptop.

ESPN Could be Coming to Apple TV

ESPN Could be Coming to Apple TV

The Apple TV allows customers to view HD 1080p iTunes television shows and movies and also stream content from their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to their televisions using AirPlay. Sports fans can also watch MLB, NBA and NHL games on Apple’s setup box.

Bloomberg reports that Apple is in talks with Disney’s sports network, ESPN to bring more sports programming to Apple TV.

iOS 6 Shows Up in App Usage Logs

iOS 6 Shows Up in App Usage Logs

As the Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 (WWDC) gets closer, more details regarding the rumored iOS 6 and updated iCloud continue to be leaked.

Apple is widely expected to give us a preview of the “future of iOS” next month at the keynote. 

Time Warner Cable CEO Has Never Heard of AirPlay

AirPlay mirroring that was introduced in iOS 4.2.1, allows you to wirelessly stream content from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to an HDTV in conjunction with an Apple TV.

Though it has been widely viewed as a potential threat to cable providers because of its ability to stream Internet-based video to a television, Time Warner Cable’s chief executive officer has never heard of it.

FreedomPop Taking Pre-orders For iPhone Case With Built-in 4G Hotspot, Battery Extender

FreedomPop Taking Pre-orders For iPhone Case With Built-in 4G Hotspot, Battery Extender

After the launch of 4G LTE iPad, Apple’s next generation iPhone is widely expected to support 4G LTE network.

Until then, FreedomPop is offering a case, which they claim brings 4G speeds to Apple’s iPhone.