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Apple buys Embark, looks to further improve transit in Maps app

When Apple announced that it had dropped Google Maps in favor of its very own mapping service during its announcement of iOS 6, expectations were high for the Cupertino company. Google Maps had been very successful, and there were big shoes to fill for Apple. However, when the service launched, it became a huge flop. Directions were constantly…

Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne launched on the App Store

By now, fans of racing games have surely heard of Asphalt, Gameloft’s series of racing games for iOS devices. The games are some of the coolest racing games available for Apple’s mobile platform, and today Gameloft released the highly anticipated eighth version of the Asphalt series, Asphalt 8: Airborne. The latest installment to the series includes…

Share your panoramic photos with PanoPerfect [Review]

We love sharing pictures on the Internet and there are no shortage of ways to show your photos to friends and family online. Since iOS 6, iPhones have had a built in panorama function that allows you to compose a perfect panorama by simply sweeping your phone from left to right. These pictures are usually great, but there hasn’t been an established…

Find My iPhone app updated with iOS 7-like design

Apple today released a new version of its popular ‘Find my iPhone’ app. The device location program has been refreshed with needed bug fixes as well as a new design based on iOS 7 look and feel. As you can see from the logo, it’s much flatter and simpler than the previous app icon. Find my iPhone 2.0.3 is free on the App Store, and is available…

Gold iPhone 5S rumors re-affirmed by Reuters

Following reports and confirmations from the likes of AllThingsD, The Loop and 9to5Mac, Reuters is the latest respected and well-connected site to affirm that the gold iPhone 5S is going to be released. Having done its own research and hearing from its “supply chain sources in Taiwan”, it is almost inevitable now that the champagne/white option of 5S…

AL13 Bumper for iPhone 5 – Giveaway! [VID]

It’s been a while since we hosted any kind of giveaway here at TiP, so, when the opportunity to giveaway one of our favorite accessories of the year, we snapped it up without a second’s thought. Design by m has kindly agreed to give away one of its AL13 bumpers for iPhone 5. Normally worth $79, the AL13 created a huge amount of hype when it launched…

Apple ‘iTV’ rumors re-emerge, company looking to launch its own pay TV service and HDTV

I know what you’re thinking. It’s been a long time since we heard any developments on the old ‘Apple making an iTV’ rumor. Thankfully, the rumor-spinners have churned out some fresh information just as we were beginning to forget about the mythical TV set. Although the new “info” doesn’t mention much in terms of product hardware, it does contain…

High resolution images of gold iPhone 5S published

Popular iPhone app blog, App Advice got its hands on a rear shell from the next generation iPhone. In Gold. Obviously, the gold iPhone is the big talking point of the last few weeks. It’s the first time Apple’s released any iOS product with a gold finish and the initial rumor was met with a knee-jerk “eeww”. Thankfully, following leaks and rumors have…

BBM for iOS user guide shows up online

As we all know by now, BBM for iOS is going to land at some point this summer. With the end of the season coming up in one month, there’s little time to wait for BlackBerry to release its cross-platform version of the popular messaging app. And with the latest piece of evidence, it looks like the former giant of smartphones is readying its…

iCloud down: Services including Photo Stream and iMessage affected

A quick check over at Apple’s system status page reveals what has now become a familiar sight: Multiple iCloud services are down. Less than 1% of users are apparently affected, but services including iMessage, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud and Backup & Restore are all down. It’s supposedly been this way for a few hours now. But, I must…

Black iPhone 5C shell turns out to be fake…

  Yesterday some leaked images emerged showing what proclaimed to be the iPhone 5C’s rear shell. For the first time, we saw what we thought was evidence of the budget iPhone being designed in black. Over the past months we’ve seen blue, green, yellow, white and a pink/red shell. But never black. Seemingly it’s for good reason. The black shell…