Yes, the App Store has been down and out for a bit this morning and you’re not the only one to experience this oddity. Starting in the evening of October 2nd, 2014, the App Store for both of Apple’s main platforms, iOS and OS X, were sporadically out to dinner - then breakfast.
There’s a team of innovators in Paris called Feld & Volk, and they’re prepared to make your iPhone as glamorous as you like. In the past they’ve created gold iPhone, diamond-encrusted iPhones, and everything in-between. The first iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models they’ve revealed include wood, sapphire glass, ceramics, gold, and crocodile leather.
On Wednesday, Hulu announced the arrival of a "reimagined" version of the Hulus Plus app for the iPhone. With the newest update comes new features tucked away in various design additions (there is a trio of new panels), as well as better usability in the form of a trimmed, tweaked app design. We've got all the details for you after the jump.
This week there’s little doubt the iPhone 6 hype continues as lines for stores around the United States continue - somehow - to exist. The image you see at the head of this article, for example, was shot at a mall in Las Vegas, Nevada - all in line for the iPhone 6 Plus well over a week after launch. Not that they’d been standing there that long, but a new shipment was set to arrive that day - you can’t make this up!
Apple has launched a new tool to help second-hand iPhone and iPad buyers check whether their new toy has in fact been stolen. The iCloud Activation Lock status tool allows IMEI or serial numbers from iOS devices to be run through Apple's database, and flag up whether the phone or tablet has previously been blocked.
Apple gear is extremely popular in many parts of the world, including China. Some news outlets in China are reporting some very impressive numbers for reservations in the country for the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones from Apple.
Mobile adaptations of popular game franchises haven't always yielded good fruit. Hitman GO is practically a board game and the first Assassin's Creed mobile game was all about un-stealthy naval battles. Ubisoft may have just redeemed itself with the unexpected Assassin's Creed Identity, which gives mobile gamers a true AC experience on their smartphone or tablet.
Apple Pay is one of the coolest features we were promised with iOS 8, but the first (and second… and third) version of iOS 8 didn’t have it. With the beta version of iOS 8.1, users are starting to see the first hints of what Apple Pay will be. Expected soon, iOS 8.1 is going to bring Apple Pay, but not for everyone.
The Netflix of Piracy is finally on the hallowed grounds of iOS. Well, sort of. Popcorn Time is indeed now available to be installed on iPhones and iPads but you will need a jailbroken device to do so, which is probably fitting given the murky legal waters that this streaming service sails through.