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iDevice news

mac-nz carries an important selection of breaking Apple iOS and iDevice (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) news in New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 update with Touch ID, keyboard improvements, bug fixes — 1Password for iOS updated with all-new design, support for multiple vaults, and more — Chinese iOS malware stealing Apple IDs and passwords from jailbroken devices — Logitech announces thinner Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, 3 new iPad cases — Next-generation Hearing Aids tune in to iPhone — Using tablets to reach kids with autism... read more
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Apple TV now showing A&E, History channel, Lifetime network — Apple enticing games publishers with promotion deals in return for exclusivity — Camera Plus on special with AirSnap — 25 best GameBoy games on iOS — BBC History magazine back issues for just 99 pence — Goat Simulator — Union is a powerful image blending tool for iOS — best timekeeping iOS apps... read more
Monday, 21 April 2014
Stupid comparison — How to turn a dead iPod into an upgraded budget music player — Users finding first-generation Apple TVs unable to connect to iTunes Store — Beats Music adds subscriptions — FuelBand and other hardware discontinued, development team fired... read more
Saturday, 19 April 2014
Apple explains why it released an 8GB iPhone 5c — Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft arrives on iPad — Facebook for iPhone updated to version 9.0, allows replying to comments on certain pages — Square Enix brings Hitman to iOS w/ new turn-based strategy game — Flickr 3.0 redesigned for iOS, sets its sights on Instagram — Ethereal adventure game... read more
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Apple has agreed to make the CTIA's request for a "kill switch" on its iPhones a reality — Apple is now offering the 8 GB iPhone 5c in fourteen countries — How to cancel App Store magazine subscriptions — Fandango 6.0 for iPhone & iPad adds colourful new icon, Facebook & Google+ sign in — In the field with the Canon EOS Remote app for iPhone — Adobe Lightroom mobile review... read more
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Apple confirms after-market CarPlay — Cinefy brings Hollywood-style FX to your iPhone or iPad at a cost — IntroMate creates pro quality video intros on iPad in seconds — Only One is a retro-looking fantasy brawler... read more
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Adobe Lightroom mobile for iPad — Alpine to make aftermarket CarPlay units — Readdle’s Calendar apps get new iPad UI, custom reminders on iPhone, & more — BlackBerry presses for immediate halt to Typo keyboards... read more
Monday, 14 April 2014
New study has surprising data on how we interact with apps — As rumours point to major iTunes renovations, Apple goes on hiring spree — Readdle’s Printer Pro for iPhone adds new languages, goes free for 24 hour — Command-C shares clipboard between iOS and OS X — Stereoscopic sounds to relax by... read more
Friday, 11 April 2014
Apple confirms longtime iPhone software engineer Greg Christie to retire — Dropbox adds Carousel to share photos, videos online — There's an alternative to Dropbox — Aviary adds features — Firefox OS looks very familiar... read more
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Five lives saved by iPhones — iTunes Radio gets Apple's attention — Apple details $2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung — Five cool things about Office for iPad — Jony Ive shakes up Apple’s software design group, iPhone interface creator Greg Christie departing — Cloak... read more