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New Apple Mac Pro release date confirmed for this Thursday, Dec. 19

Apple sure knows how to keep people in a state of constant anticipation. Normally, it’s a product we don’t know anything about. With the new cylindrical Mac Pro, we were teased in June before getting a more in-depth look at the iPad launch event. Until now, we’ve known everything except for when it was going to arrive on store shelves. Finally, Apple…

Apple’s store designer takes job with Samsung

Perhaps one of Apple’s greatest advantages over rival Samsung is retail. The Cupertino firm behind the iPhone is known for its massive retail presence, and it does retail better than pretty much anyone. The Apple Store design is iconic, and has become a symbol for the company. The stores are unique to Apple, and it is one of the most perfected parts of the…

You can now gift iBooks on iOS and OS X for the holidays

To get in the gift giving mood, Apple has just added another way for you to give a gift electronically to a loved one. Thanks to an update for iBooks, the electronic books can now be given as gifts to other iOS or OS X iBooks users. Until now, users were able to credit the account of another user, but you could not gift specific books to others….

Dream: Hidden Adventure App Review (Sponsored)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EejDestT43Q Hidden object games are numerous on all gaming platforms and iOS is certainly no exception to that rule. The genre has been tried and tested for many years and any mobile gamer is likely to have tried out a few in their time. Standing out and offering a unique experience, therefore, is difficult in a crowded and…

Apple premiers new ‘Holiday’ TV ad

During the holiday season, everyone seems to get into the holiday spirit. The season is all about giving, and spending time with loved ones. This idea is not lost on Apple, either. The company just posted its new ‘Holiday’ ad on YouTube, and it carries on the theme that comes along with the holiday season. In the ad, a teenager is shown giving his gift…

Mailbox app gets iCloud and Yahoo account support, finally!

For most of this past year, I’ve switched between different email clients for my iPhone. I’ve tried Mailbox, Boxer, Mail Pilot, Hop, Inredimail, Evomail and – of course – the default iOS 7 Mail.app. In all that time, I’ve never managed to settle on one. They all have their benefits, but, in terms of the user interface and feature list, Mailbox was…

iPhone 5s is third highest trending term as Google looks back on 2013

As we near the end of 2013, Google has looked back on the year that has passed with its annual Zeitgeist review. When looking at trending searches, the Goog revealed that iPhone 5s was the third highest trending search of 2013 worldwide behind Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker who both passed away recently. In the US, iPhone 5s was fifth and the only search…

iCarbons Skin for iPad Air, the perfect skin? [Review]

When it comes to skins for tech, few companies have the reputation of iCarbons. They’re well-renowned for their carbon-fiber mimicking protective vinyls, and for good reason. They’re fantastic. I got the iCarbons skin for iPad Air a couple of weeks ago, applied it, and have been living with it day-in and day-out since then. To me, the application was…

Original Tomb Raider game is now available on iPhone and iPad

Ready for a blast from the past? Well, Tomb Raider I, the original in the hit game series from the 90s, has just landed on the iOS App Store. The franchise, which proved to be extremely popular from 1996 onwards, helped to sell Sony’s original PlayStation, spawned merchandise and movies as well as a number of subsequent games across platforms. And now…

Coast web browser for iPad receives major 2.0 update

Coast for iPad is a web browser you may not be all that familiar with – we tested it out a while ago here at TiP and were impressed by its unique interface. Coast comes from the makers of the Opera web browser but is a completely new internet browsing app that focuses on turning websites into app-like experiences. It’s just been updated to version 2.0,…

UK Apple TV owners can now access Sky Sports via Now TV Day Pass

Apple TV owners in the UK can now access Sky Sports channels via a new Now TV Sky Sports Day Pass application. The app gives sports fans instant access to all six Sky Sports channels for a 24-hour period for £9.99. Gidon Katz, Director of Now TV told The Telegraph: It’s been a busy year for Now TV as we continue to widen access to our…