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Tim Cook in tax loophole talks with Irish government

Tim Cook has visited Ireland today to talk tax evasion with government officials. Little about the agenda of either parties is known, however it is being reported that discussions were centred around tax loopholes, and possible changes to Irish law that would prevent major companies avoiding significant tax by legal means. Cook visited Apple’s…

CIRP: iPhone regains US smartphone dominance thanks to new iPhones

Apple has regained its lead in the US smartphone market share battle against the combined forces of Android competitors, so says the latest report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). According to CIRP’s figures, in the final quarter of 2013 iOS took a 2% advantage over Android, with Apple phones capturing 48% of market share compared…

New job listings prove the iPod isn’t dead yet

With the quarterly earnings report earlier this week, iPods were once again weak sellers among Apple’s otherwise very impressive portfolio of products. With the growing smartphone market taking sales away from individual music players, iPod sales have suffered recently, and the trend shows no signs of slowing soon. Because of this, many have speculated…

Apple patent reveals pressure sensitive touchscreen

An Apple patent published today has revealed a touchscreen with integrated pressure sensors to enhance user input. The patent is titled “Gesture and touch input detection through force sensing”. It features Apple’s multitouch displays, as currently used in the iPhone and iPad, however if also features a layer of force sensors beneath the screen’s…

Evernote 7.3 brings simpler, more customizable interface

Evernote’s app for iOS has just been updated to version 7.3 bringing with it changes to the user interfaces as well as some performance updates. The biggest changes to the app are seen in Evernote’s home screen. The Quick Note feature has been replaced by a row of buttons at the top of the home screen allowing you to quickly create notes of all…

Launch Center Pro now available on iPad

Previously only available on iPhone, the incredibly popular iOS automation app Launch Center Pro is now available on iPad too. Launch Center Pro is a tool for building efficient workflows allowing you to launch complex actions from a grid-like interface with a single tap. Message a loved one, search Yelp for the nearest coffee shop, append text to a…

SwiftKey Note for iPhone and iPad lands on the App Store

Of all the apps to ever land on Android, only one has ever made me envious as an iOS user: SwiftKey. iOS’ unintuitive auto-correct has been a frustration for most iPhone users at one point or another, so much so, that there are countless blogs and threads dedicated to showing some of the most ridiculous auto-correct failures. SwiftKey on the other hand…