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Tango looks to integrate into 3rd party apps with SDK release

Tango, a messaging and video calling application available for iOS, has decided to open up a little by building a software development kit (SDK) for developers to integrate the service into 3rd party applications. What Tango hopes to do by opening up the service to developer’s is to become a “social layer” for applications, and to become a way for its users…

Cheap 3rd party Lightning cables are beginning to appear

  Cheap Lightning cables started showing up around the time that the authentication chip was hacked, but they weren’t very prevalent. Now, the website TVC-Mall has added an entire section dedicated to Lightning cables, most of them very cheap. Compared to Apple’s $19 one, these start at a mere $3.62. It doesn’t stop there though, there are also…

Apple introduces variable iTunes Gift Cards for holidays

In the spirit of the holiday season, Apple has released variable iTunes gift cards to third party retailers. The cards can be bought at any value between $15 and $500. They work in exactly the same manner as the previous iTunes cards, the only difference now is that you can choose just how much money you’d like to spend on buying it, making it an ideal…

Apple holding seminar for third-party Lightning manufacturers?

We reported a while back that Apple had made some big changes to the “Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod” requirements. Well, TechCrunch has a report today saying that Apple is preparing to hold  a seminar on November 7-8 in Shenzen, China to inform manufacturers on how to go about building Lightning-compatible accessories. Apple is said to require that all…

3rd party iPhone/iPad charger has MagSafe-like LED

A new 3rd party USB cord is out with something I find pretty neat. If you have a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, you know that the MagSafe charger has an LED indicator on it that turns orange or green depending on what the charge of the device is. Well, Aleratec, a 3rd party accessory company, has come out with a custom 30-pin connector for the iPad and…