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Cool iOS 7 feature: Redeem iTunes Gift Cards using your camera

An awesome feature – also available on Mac since iTunes 11 launched – has made its way to iOS 7. If you purchase a iTunes Gift Card, instead of redeeming it by typing in the long collection of random numbers and letters, you can now use your iPhone’s camera to scan the code. To use it in iOS 7 you open up the App Store app, hit Redeem and you’ll the…

Yet more crazy rumors: iPhone 5S to be available in gold and ‘budget iPhone’ colors inspired by Apple’s Bumper

It’s hard to know exactly where to start with this next rumor, or set of rumors. But they all come from one source: Macotakara. The Japanese Apple blog has something of a patchy reputation when it comes to accurately predicting Cupertino’s next moves. Its ‘reliable’ sources haven’t exactly got a spotless record. Today, the blog is back with some new…

iOS 7 Preview: Camera & Photos [VID]

Both the Camera and Photos applications got a few pretty significant updates in iOS 7. Aesthetically, both apps got major overhauls. The Camera app how features a cool new swipe interface for changing between modes: Video, Photo, Square, and Pano. Apple also added a bunch of cool live photo effects to add a touch of flare to your pictures. Speaking of…

Video: Apple’s apps can be used to change lives

The video above posted by Apple is a video used to show that apps built for the company’s platforms can be used for much more than just playing games or checking news on your iPhone. The over 9-minute video uses real life examples of how apps on iPads and iPhones, such as SkyScape, can be used to improve lives throughout many fields, including the…

iOS 7 design will most likely change for final release

During the unveiling of iOS 7 at Apple’s WWDC, there were many mixed reviews about the look of the new operating system that will power iDevices. While many were positive, including most of the Today’s iPhone crew, many others pointed out that there were many inconsistencies in things such as app logos. For example, the Safari icon fades from light to…

Ashton Kutcher ‘Jobs’ movie to land in theaters on August 16th

While Apple bloggers’ reviews of the Jobs movie when it previewed at Sundance film festival were less than glowing, I’m sure – like me – that you still want to see it for yourself. The Wrap reports this morning that the biopic starring Ashton Kutcher will land on August 16 in the U.S. Five Star Institute’s Mark Hulme financed and produced the movie,…

AAPL stock down following WWDC keynote iOS 7 reveal. Sigh…

If there’s one particular group of people I aim my frustration and disbelief at often it’s analysts and investors. And, there’s yet more evidence that when it comes to expectations from Apple, they got it completely wrong again, and it’s affected Apple’s stock market value. Since January we’ve been reading and dismissing rumors of crazy rumors like…

iOS 7 doesn’t like non-certified Lightning cables

Creating accessories for iDevices can be something of a challenge. Do manufacturers spend time and money making sure they get Apple’s stamp of approval, and be given official connectors or just get hold of cheap copies? If you’ve ever wondered why some accessories have the “Made for iPhone” label and others don’t, that’s precisely the reason. If they’ve…