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AT&T to offer 300MB and 2GB data tiers starting July 26th

AT&T currently offers a few different plans when it comes to mobile data, but if you are looking for anything between 1GB and 4Gb, you are out of luck. However, according to a new press release from AT&T, that’s going to change come July 26th. Beginning this Friday, AT&T will begin to offer two new data plan tiers: one at 300MB and one at 2Gb….

Google blatantly copies Apple diagram in patent application

Google Patent Filing Apple Patent Filing This is just, weird. Never before have I personally heard of one company, a major one at that, copying a diagram from another major company’s patent application. Near exactly, at that. The folks over at Patently Apple were doing what they do best when someone came across a Google patent with something that…

iPhone 5 accounts for half of Apple’s smartphone sales

According to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the iPhone 5 accounted for half of Apple’s smart phone sales in June. The figures show that 52% of iPhone sales were of the iPhone 5, 25% of those were the 16GB model, 22% were the 32 GB, and 5% went to the 64GB model. The iPhone 4 accounted for 18% of the iPhone sales, and 30% of them were the…

Canary seeks to provide intelligent home security from your iPhone

Indiegogo project Canary is seeking to become the first intelligent home security unit designed to be totally user-friendly. Canary is a single unit device that allows you to monitor a whole range of internal security parameters whilst you’re on the go, with control and updates administered straight to your iPhone. Canary has a HD Camera, a microphone,…

8-year-old’s $6k in-app purchasing blunder refunded by Apple

We’ve ready many a story over the past year or so regarding in-app purchasing and the huge bills run up accidentally by kids using their parents’ iPads and iPhones. The latest involves Lee Neale who’s daughter, Lily, racked up an impressive £4,000 on in-app purchasing (roughly $6,100 USD). Obviously, the parent attempted to contact Apple initially,…

Apple purportedly testing 13-inch iPad and larger iPhones…

Starting the week with an iPhone or iPad rumor seems to be a given these days, and something which we would surely miss if it didn’t happen. Thankfully, The Wall Street Journal has ensured we can add yet another Monday rumor to our ever-increasing stack. According to WSJ, Apple and its manufacturing partners have been building and testing iDevices of…

Apple Store app update to offer free iTunes downloads

According to numerous reports, Apple will release an updated version of its Apple Store application for the iPhone and iPod touch within the next week. Aside from the usual amount of bug fixes that come standard with app updates, the new Apple Store app will feature a redesigned interface, and a few cool new features including free downloadable iTunes…

Top 5 Stories This Week: iOS 7 beta 4 release date, iPhone 5S production confirmed, next iPad mini, and more!

This week’s top 5 stories are split pretty evenly between rumors regarding software and rumors regarding hardware. iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks make an appearance, but so do the next-gen iPad mini and the iPhone 5S. This part of the year is one of the only times such a split usually happens, and that’s because we’re stuck in a very in-between time right…

Grid for iOS: A new way to plan projects and collaborate [Review]

Grid is a new free app for iPhone and iPad from Binary Thumb – created by ex-Microsoft employee Josh Leong. http://vimeo.com/69590221 According to the app’s description, Grid is a place for your projects and plans and enables you to organise notes, pictures, people and places in your own unique manner. Grid is a place where your ideas fit. Grid is a…

Apple acquires HopStop to help improve Maps app

HopStop! I’m sure you don’t need reminding of the fiasco surrounding Apple’s Maps app when it first launched months back. Since that time, the company has made it a public goal to improve the software. Personally I’ve never had any problems with the Maps app on my iPhone 5, but I won’t complain if Apple continues to make it as good as it can be. In that…