WSJ: Apple Places Order For 70-80 Million iPhones With Bigger Displays

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According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple has asked suppliers to manufacture anywhere from 70 million to 80 million of the upcoming iPhone. The production number includes two models. One will be the often discussed 4.7-inch model and there will indeed be a larger 5.5-inch model. This production estimate is through December 30th, but still incredibly ambitious, representing the largest production run in the companies history. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 To Developers

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Apple today released the fourth installment of the iOS 8 beta. Developers can download iOS 8 beta 4 from the developer portal. For those who have previously installed iOS 8, an over-the-air option is available. The update is 300MB, yet requires 3GB free on either your iPhone or iPad.For continuing discussion on all things having to do with the new release, please stop by and take part in our iOS 8 discussion forums. Source: Apple … [Read more...]

How to make a calendar public in iOS

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When you create a calendar using the Calendars app, it becomes accessible on all of your iOS devices, a PC or Mac and the Internet. This means that access is not restricted to owning an iPhone, iPad or an Apple product for that matter. Any web browser will do, provided they have an iCloud account (free) and that allows for more robust sharing options beyond friends and family who carry iOS devices. If you are dealing with a small group, whether your family or colleagues, it makes sense to use the method we described for sharing a calendar. It's easy enough for folks to understand and subscribe, but the process isn't geared for larger groups. If the information is something you feel comfortable sharing, why not publish it to iCloud? Here's … [Read more...]

4.7-inch iPhone 6 To Enter Mass Production Next Week, 5.5-Inch In Mid-August

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According to various media, Reuters is reporting that Apple's next generation 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will enter mass production during the third week of July. This news comes according to the Taiwan Economic Daily News, who failed to provide any source for the information. They also share that a second, larger 5.5-inch model is still in the cards, with production of that device to start in the middle of August. News of July production for the iPhone 6 was previously reported by Bloomberg last month. They expect both models to be available at launch, though supply issues may plague the larger of the two iPhones. … [Read more...]

Kindle Unlimited launches, offers unlimited reading for $9.99 a month

Kindle Unlimited

Amazon today officially introduced their 'Netflix for books'. Kindle Unlimited is a new service that lets users access over 600,000 Kindle books or listen to any one of the thousands of Audible audiobooks available on Amazon. The price for the buffet of books is $9.99 per month and it works on Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps on iOS and Android. The service kicks off today, with a free 30-day trial. … [Read more...]

Tim Cook Does 80 Percent Of His Work On iPad

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On the heels of the announcement of the new partnership with IBM and Apple, Tim Cook was quoted as saying he does 80 percent of his work on an iPad. The two companies forged a new relationship that aims to bring a "new class" of business apps specifically for mobile, with more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions built from the ground-up. Apple wants to make a big push into enterprise. What better way to illustrate the power and capability of iOS, than to hear that the CEO of the 15th largest public company uses it as his primary device to get things done. Cook has a vision, to make enterprise apps as simple to use as consumer apps. … [Read more...]

Facebook Mentions App Released, Only Available To Verified Public Figures

Facebook Mentions

Facebook has released yet another new app, but this one isn't for the masses. Facebook Mentions is an app specifically designed for actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers to discover and join conversations on Facebook. The app requires that you are a verified public figure using Pages. Those celebrities, politicians, sports figures and such will need to reach out Facebook for access. It's unclear as to what they consider to be necessary requirements for Mentions. In the sample screenshots, Mariah Carey is used, so the bar seems like it might be pretty high. … [Read more...]