Posts by Sam Adams

Messages beta users being notified of service end on Dec. 14

As of December 14th, 2012, te Messages beta for Mac OSX Lion will no longer be operational. Jim, reader of AppleInsider, received this email from Apple. In February of 2012, Apple launched the Messages app as a Beta for users of Mac OSX Lion. The Messages beta allowed Mac OSX Lion users to send and receive iMessages with iOS devices and other Mac OSX…

Facebook for iOS, Android, and mobile web gain ‘Share’ button

Facebook for iOS, Android, and mobile web have been updated today with a new ‘Share’ button on news feed items. The new button will allow Facebook users to repost other users’ posts for their groups of friends (with comments of their own, if they so choose.) It’s a lot like the “re-blog” functionality that Tumblr was founded on, and it’s also similar…

How to fix your iPhone 5 WiFi woes

Many users have expressed concern regarding the iPhone 5′s WiFi connectivity issues, and Gizmodo has reportedly found a fix for this problem. Multiple iPhone 5 users have reported having a full WiFi signal on an iPhone 4S, and almost no signal on an iPhone 5, while both are on the same WiFi connection. There have also been iPhone 5, 4S, and 4 users…

LTE-equipped iPad 4 finally shipping

Earlier today we reported that Apple has started shipping the iPad mini “Wifi + Cellular” version, and now it seems that many buyers of the “Wifi + Cellular” 4th-gen iPad are receiving shipping confirmation emails as well.   Derek, a reader of AppleInsider was sent an email today from Apple which states that his 32GB Verizon iPad…

iPhone 5 jailbreak is on the way

As usual, the jailbreak community has been put on hold with the release of the new iPhone. But don’t lose hope yet! It seems like the iPhone 5 jailbreak is well on its way. The iPhone 5 is reportedly proving very difficult to jailbreak, as Apple now has a long history patching the security holes that jailbreak developers utilize. (I would liken it…

New report claims iMessage causing text messaging decline in the US

After iMessage’s first year ended with the release of iOS 6, a new report has hit the web claiming that iMessage (and possibly other IM apps) is causing the first decline in US text messaging in years. On Monday, mobile analyst Chetan Sharma published a report claiming that text messaging (SMS) was down for the first time in years in the third quarter of…

Apple silently adds unique app highlights to App Store categories

App discovery has always been difficult, but Apple has been taking strides in iOS 6 to rectify this issue. First, Apple unveiled Genius for Apps, which finds apps suited to you by examining the apps that you have downloaded and use. Next, they greatly improved their App Store search function on iOS, showing card-style results with much more information…