Author Archive for Lory

Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik

Apple’s Antitrust Monitor Says Relationship is ‘Significantly Improved’

Michael BromwichThanks to some ethically questionable shenanigans from Apple’s top executives, the company was found guilty of violating antitrust laws last July. Since then, the ruing judge assigned a monitor to the iPad maker to ensure that an antitrust compliance program is active and progressing. Today, Michael Bromwich submitted a 77-page report to the U.S. District Court in New York stating that Apple has made a “promising start” to improve its antitrust compliance program.

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AppTrigger Blue turns First Person Shooter Into a Realistic Shootout

AppTrigger 2Last year, Apple pushed iOS 7 to the iPhone and iPad. Since then, the newest operating system has been adopted on 87 percent of all Apple devices. One special feature that Apple included in iOS 7 was the ability for third-party companies to create game controllers that are certified for use with Apple products. At the same time, Apple released an SDK that developers can use to make their games compatible with those game controllers.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Baby Bundle

Baby Bundle 3I guess I’m feeling a bit sentimental today. Normally, I’d skip past any parenting app in the App Store for an action-packed stunt racer. You’d think that was a no-brainer. However, within the past year, a few friends of mine have brought bundles of joy into the world, and another close friend has just announced he will be populating the planet with his DNA as well. So, in honor of my new-parent friends, this week, instead of spotlighting a super cool motorcycle racing game, I’m spotlighting an app that helps you become a super awesome parent. I think this decision was a no-brainer.

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Apple Ready for the Future of Beacon Technology While Android Still Way Behind

Beacon TechnologyFor a long time, gadget owners and tech bloggers complained that Apple didn’t use near-field communication software in its mobile operating system. When iOS 7 came out, it included Apple’s version of the proximity notification system called iBeacon. Within a few short months, more users are iBeacon ready than Android device owners are by a lot.

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Silicon Valley Report shows Apple Makes More than Next Top Four Companies Combined

SV150 Rank Silicon ValleyThe San Jose Mercury News recently put together a list of the top revenue companies in Silicon Valley. Based on information from Bloomberg’s data, in conjunction with company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it turns out that Apple’s profit during 2014 was higher than Hewlett-Packard, Google, Intel, and Cisco combined.

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iPad mini ‘Gallery Waist Pack’ Makes Wearing a Fanny Pack Look Cool

waist-pack-detail_2-smlI wear a fanny pack. It is a specially designed bag from a small company in San Francisco called Fabric Horse that specializes in making accessories for bicyclists. They call them utility belts, but that’s just because no one wants to admit that it is just a tough looking fanny pack. I love fanny packs. They hold your important stuff, like phones, wallets, keys, and a couple of candy bars when you are trying to sneak snacks into the movie theater. Hex has a sweet looking hip sack is big enough to hold your iPad mini, but still small enough to not get in the way. They don’t call it a fanny pack either, but it is.

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AT&T iPad Hacker Weev Released from Prison after Appeal

AuernheimerGoatse Security researcher Andrew Auernheimer, also known as “weev” recently won his appeal regarding the 2010 AT&T “iPad 3G Account Slurper” hack in which he was convicted for exploiting a vulnerability in the carrier’s website to collect email addresses of iPad users. In November of 2012, he was sentenced to serve 41 months.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Save Passwords on your iPad Using iCloud Keychain

icloudkeychain-ios-MavericksFor the past week, the big buzz around the Internet has been the discovery of Heartbleed. This widespread security bug has caused a large number of victims an immeasurable amount of suffering. Not only are websites scrambling to fix the hole, but everyday people who put their trust in these companies are at risk of having personal data stolen, or even money swiped right out of their bank accounts.

In an effort to rescuer your personal identity across the web, experts recommend that you change your password for any website that might have been vulnerable to the attack.

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Time Gap: Hidden Object Mystery Brings Einstein and Cleopatra Together

Time Gap 1The hidden objects genre is a perfect match for gaming on the iPad. Instead of having to click around with your mouse, you can tap an object the moment you find it on the screen. The category has seen some brilliant submissions to the App Store and games have grown in style and features.

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Apple Rumored to Launch Hi-Res24-Bit Tracks on iTunes with Upcoming Remastered Led Zeppelin Catalogue

itunesApple may have the largest source of downloadable music in the world, but music trends are moving toward paid subscriptions to streaming services. In order to keep up with where the industry is moving, the company needs to do something to stand out from the rest. Music blogger Robert Hutton claims that Apple is going to introduce 24-Bit iTunes song downloads sometime in the next few months.

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