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Starbucks UK and Canadian app finally Passbook enabled

I got a little excited at the beginning of this month when I heard news of Starbucks’ app being Passbook enabled. Much to my disdain, I then discovered it was a US-only update. Thankfully, the coffee giants have rectified the situation, and now any regular drinkers of the company’s beverages can use their Passbook app for something useful. I spotted the…

Apple store to support Passbook-based purchases

Apple will reportedly be supporting Passbook-based purchases in-store, some time in the near future. Those “familiar with Apple’s retail operations” claim that the EasyPay iPod touch payment system was recently updated with the ability to scan barcodes from Passbook. It seems most likely (according to sources) that users will be limited to purchasing…

TiP Daily: October 15, 2012 [VID]

TiP Daily October 15, 2012: Redsn0w as been updated for A4 devices running iOS 6, new reports suggest a 13″ Retina display MacBook Pro will make an appearance at the rumored iPad mini event, and more! – New Retina MacBooks: http://tinyurl.com/cbf2uuh – New Mac minis: http://tinyurl.com/c53w9ss – Redsn0w update: http://tinyurl.com/94zzt9u -…

Awesome ‘iTV’ concept simplifies channel navigation

User interface designer Adrian Maciburko has designed a great UI for a better (and unfortunately non-existent) Apple TV. From what I can see, it seems like in his concept, Apple would manifacture the television set with built-in storage, and the “iTV” would basically filter the cable signal into its own UI, like PVR boxes do (only this UI wouldn’t…

New iPod touch ditches ambient light sensor

A couple of different outlets have confirmed that Apple’s new iPod touch doesn’t have an ambient light sensor. This means no auto-brightness, which is a feature iOS users have been accustomed to on every device since the platform’s launch. I found this out the hard way. Typically, I keep my device brightness at low levels while indoors but still use…

Chillingo’s latest title, Kumo Lumo is typically bizarre, but excellently addictive [Review]

Chillingo is well famed for developing especially quirky apps for iOS. Kumo Lumo, its latest title, is no different. With an odd storyline, and equally odd graphics, Kumo Lumo is awesome not only to play, but just to see, and – quintessential review language – experience. I’ve already said that this game is odd, but I can’t stress that enough. I…

RHA MA450i Earphones – First Looks and Gallery [VID]

Cam takes a look at RHA’s MA450i earphones. Recently released in Apple stores across the US, the $49.95 price tag raises expectations, which the company promises to blow away. The earphones come with a 3 year warranty, are crafted out of aircraft grade aluminum and took 3 years of research and development. At that price, buying them should be a…

Seidio Active for iPhone 5 review [VID]

Jake takes a look at the Seidio Active case for the iPhone 5. This case features a soft-touch, dual material design that protects your iPhone from scratches and drops while adding minimal bulk to the device. – Active case: http://tinyurl.com/br63x33 – Active combo: http://tinyurl.com/bwzqqu6 – Active with kickstand: http://tinyurl.com/bwzqqu6 -…

Former Amazon exec picked up by Apple to lead Siri division

A new hire as been made at Apple in the realm of its Siri division coming in the form of former Amazon executive William Stasior. Described as a “prominent search technologist,” Stasior has been hired by Apple to lead the Siri search team, which some are saying could point towards something big coming from Apple in the search business. Google is…

New Mac minis also coming alongside iPad mini?

What’s this? A rumor not about the iPad mini? Wait, no it still includes that. I thought we were almost clear. According to 9to5Mac, a new Mac mini may be announced alongside the iPad mini at an event that is rumored to be taking place sometimes in the coming weeks. No, we aren’t talking about the report earlier today about 13″ Retina MacBook Pros, this…

T-Mobile’s iPhone-compatible 4G network lights up in Kansas City

  As I’m sure many of you have heard the rumors that T-Mobile was going to be dropping the words “Apple” and “iPhone” from their “Unlimited & Unlocked” program. However, despite that development they are continuing on as planned for the program, announcing today that its network in Kansas City has been improved to offer better speed for…

“Circa News” will change how you consume news on your iPhone

If you are anything like me, you read a lot of content online. From news about politics, to technology news, and everything in between, the world of news has gone digital. Many publications have seen this and in doing so developed a presence in the mobile world through applications that provide their content on devices such as the iPhone or iPad. Well,…