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HTC takes aim at Apple, Samsung with inexplicably bad rap video

Oh dear. Just when you thought companies were past producing cringeworthy corporate marketing communications, one goes and jumps right out at you like a sneak attack. This time, it’s HTC that — for some inexplicable reason — thought it would be a good idea to create an embarrassingly bad rap video in which competitors Apple and Samsung are thoroughly…

iOS 8.2 beta 5 now available for developers

Apple has seeded the fifth beta of iOS 8.2 to registered developers. The release comes three weeks after the fourth beta of iOS 8.2 was released and roughly three months after the first iOS 8.2 beta dropped in November. Beta 5 — build 12D5480a — is available immediately as an over-the-air update for registered developers and can also be downloaded…

Incredible Apple Watch app concepts show utility of upcoming wearable

Judging by Apple’s keynote unveiling the device, Apple Watch will come loaded with features, mini-apps and experiences for the wearer fresh out of the box. Link it up to your iPhone and you’ll have access to all kinds of information in a glance-able format, your notifications and alerts, and new, unique communication methods like Digital Touch. Where…

How Apple can conquer the streaming market without innovating

Prior to Beats joining the Apple family, I was a staunch user of iTunes, and the iOS Music app. I’m a fan of the ecosystem, and the conveniences that come along with it. It seems difficult to remember now, but before Apple bought Beats, many were questioning the fate and direction of iTunes with the growth of services like Spotify. After purchasing…

Makers of Moment mobile lenses are back with a new project to make your iPhone even more like a DSLR

About one year ago, Moment appeared on Kickstarter with some stellar mobile camera lenses. One could have assumed that the company would be satisfied with its success, but Moment is back with another Kickstarter project, proving they’re in it for the long run. On January 26th, Moment introduced new plans for an iPhone 6 case and companion app that…

When will you buy an Apple Watch? [Poll]

During the company’s record-smashing quarterly earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook let us in on some interesting tidbits regarding the next chapter in the company’s history: Apple Watch. Firstly, he confirmed the product’s release date will be April. Previously labelled with an official “early 2015″ timeframe, and rumors suggesting Spring and then March…

Infographic depicts evolution of iOS from iPhone OS 1 to iOS 8

Fancy a trip down memory lane? Take a look at this infographic from 7dayshop that depicts the evolution of iOS from its beginnings as iPhone OS 1 all the way to today’s iOS 8. While the grid of icons might be mostly the same (save for more rows on larger screens) looking at old versions of iOS certainly makes you feel old despite the first version only…