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Fantastical 2 for iPad is here, at long last!

At long last, Fantastical 2 has crossed the iPhone/iPad border and landed on the App Store, fully optimized for our favorite iOS-powered tablet. Like the iPhone version, it’s got an amazing natural language engine, can display maps, and give you the option to call, email or message meeting invites right from the app. For me, alongside the natural…

5 things I want in iOS 8, a developer’s perspective

Now that we are rolling into April, we are only about 2 full months away from our first glimpses of iOS 8 – that is assuming we see it at WWDC ’14. iOS 8 will more than likely be a refinement of iOS 7 with maybe few UI tweaks – similar to those of iOS 7.1 – and hopefully many backend tweaks. With iOS 7, Apple showed the new direction that it plans to go…

iWork for iCloud updated; comes with design improvements

It was only a few days ago that Microsoft finally pushed out an iOS version of its famous Office package. Now, looking to have one over its prime competitor, Apple has updated its iWork apps for iCloud, Mac and iOS. The update brings updated designs for the document, spreadsheet and presentation editors in Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iCloud. As well…

What makes the iPhone so special?

In 2007, Apple released what the world called “The Jesus Phone”. If Steve Jobs wanted to “put a dent in the universe”, this was the product that really did it. No product before or since had as big impact on the consumer market as the iPhone did when it was released in 2007. Unlike everything else on the scene before, it had no buttons, except one. It…

Apple allegedly looking in to buying Japanese chipmaker

For years, Apple’s created its own custom designed silicon chips for use in iPhones and iPads. And although everything is designed in-house, it’s always had to rely on other companies to manufacture them. The same can be said for the chips and drivers exclusively responsible for the LCD display panels. But, a report from Nikkei.com claims that our…

The Top Apple stories of April Fools’

As you well know, today is April 1. As always this meant a swathe of hilarious spoof news stories across the web, some of which were found to be more convincing than others. Right here, I’ve picked out 6 of my favorites concerning Apple from today. Boeing, Cupertino to ‘explore weaponisation of Apple technologies’ – The Register Fresh from The…

iPhone 6 displays going in to production next month [Rumor]

According to a report from Reuters, the next iPhone’s displays are set to go in to mass production next month. The report states that the iPhone 6 could feature displays made by Japan Display, LG and Sharp. As for what size they are, there’s no certainty. Reports during the year have suggested we’re to expect two different size models, with 4.7-inch and…

The HTC One (M8) could pull me away from my iPhone

First, I think I should start off this article with a disclaimer. Despite what you may think, since I do write for an Apple-centric website, and I do own an iPhone 5, I would not consider myself an Apple fanboy (although some on Twitter would disagree with this statement). In fact, prior to my iPhone 5, I was an Android user for a few years. However, I…

Apple to announce Q2 earnings Wednesday, April 23rd

We’re getting to that time once again, where we will listen in on Apple’s quarterly earnings call, listen to stats about sales and performance, and hear the cries from investors that “Apple is doomed!” Yes, Apple has announced that their earnings call for the second quarter of 2014 will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd. While the call itself is…

Apple announces TD-LTE enabled iPads for China Mobile

When it was announced late last year that Apple would be partnering with China Mobile to sell the iPhone, it was great news for both companies, as China Mobile would be getting one of the most popular smartphones ever, and Apple would get a chance to sell its device on the largest carrier in the world. However, one issue encountered was that China Mobile’s…