The “iPhone Math” Rumor is Bad, and You Should Feel Bad

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Today's absolutely bizarre rumor that seems to have swept the iPhone blogs is so bizarre, that you really have to wander why people are giving it the time of day. The rumor originates from China Times, and was translated by BrightWire. It claims that not only will Apple be producing the iPhone 5S this year (ok, sure) but also a 4.8-inch model called the "iPhone Math", and a 12-megapixel iPhone at Christmas. … [Read more...]

Hackulous Pirate App Community Shuts Down, Takes Installous, Apptrackr With It

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The popular piracy-based iOS community Hackulous has shuts its doors, taking down one of the major locations for pirating paid apps. In a note on the website, the team posted a short message saying: Goodnight, sweet prince.We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down. After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town. It has become difficult to keep them online and well-moderated, despite the devotion of our staff. We're incredibly thankful for the support we've had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence. With lots of love, Hackulous Team … [Read more...]

PSA: Don’t Sit On Your iPhone 5

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I would have thought this was self-evident, but apparently since the iPhone 5 launched in China, there's been a rash of people leaving their iPhone in their back pocket — and bending them when they sit down. I...I just don't know what to say. No, it's probably not a good idea to take the incredibly expensive piece of high-end gadgetry you just bought, and put all of your weight on it while you sit down. … [Read more...]

Insanely Popular POP Kickstarter Killed Due To Apple Lightning Restrictions [u]

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Remember POP? It was a very popular Kickstarter project that raised three times what it was looking for to create a mobile charging station. Unfortunately, Apple's restrictions around the new Lightning cables means that the project has had to be cancelled, and the people behind POP are now having to find a new way of refunding all the money they gained. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases “Best Of 2012″ on iTunes

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Apple has released its annual "Best Of" list for iTunes in 2012, and this year it seems to be missing the big name titles that have dominated in years prior. The Best of 2012 covers Music, Movies, TV shows, Podcasts, Books, and (naturally) Apps for both the iPhone and iPad. Last year, the "Best App" awards went to Instagram, Snapseed and "Best Game" to Tiny Tower, and Deadspace. This year, those same awards went to Action Movie FX, Paper by 53, and Rayman Jungle Run and the Room. Not exactly big name items, though not to be scoffed at. … [Read more...]

Google Maps Has Returned To iOS, With Turn-By-Turn

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Here it is everyone, what we've been waiting for. The official Google Maps for iOS app has launched — and it has everything it used to have, and more. Google has finally managed to get turn-by-turn in their iOS app, something we've been wanting for years. This also marks the welcome return of street view, public transit and walking directions. … [Read more...]