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  • For $40, CaseCam lets you be in that group picture taken on your iPhone

    23 July 2014, 3:46 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Need a combination tripod and timed or remote shutter for your iPhone? Consider the CaseCam, which uses a mirror that doubles as a stand, along with special software that can snap a pic from another iPhone or after a certain amount of time.…
  • Why slowing iPad sales didn’t surprise Apple and shouldn’t surprise you

    23 July 2014, 11:38 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Apple's slowing iPad sales met Apple's own expectations but nobody else's apparently. Sure, slowing growth rates aren't necessarily a good thing but there are several reasons to explain why iPad sales have slowed.…
  • PlaceMe’s creator Alohar has a new app that tracks everything your family does

    23 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    PlaceMe uses every sensor in the phone to track your activity. Now PlaceUs is doing the same except it's tracking the combined activity of a family or small group of friends.…
  • It’s not just iPhone 6 screens that will be bigger: Reported initial production will be, too

    22 July 2014, 8:36 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Apple is asking suppliers for a record first production of its new iPhone, says the WSJ. While last year's initial production run of iPhone 5s and 5c phones was in the 50 to 60 million range, Apple wants nearly 80 million bigger iPhones.…
  • Security researcher suggests 600M iOS devices have Apple-created backdoors for data

    21 July 2014, 3:44 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    During a conference session, a security research called attention to what he says are several backdoor services put in iOS by Apple that may make it easier for your data to be accessed.…
  • August production reported for Retina Display MacBook Air with 12-inch model to follow

    21 July 2014, 8:30 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Relatively unchanged since late 2010, the MacBook Air will finally get its Retina Display later this year according to news from Taiwan: Parts for the updated laptop are reportedly shipping now with production set to start in August.…
  • Cooking with my iPhone: A review of Supermechanical’s Range thermometers

    20 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    We put Supermechanical's new iOS-connected cooking thermometers to the test and were impressed. It's Ember roasting thermometer and accompanying app combine the best elements of Silicon Valley design with actual kitchen utility.…
  • ICYMI: Why Apple and IBM make not-so-strange bedfellows

    19 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Barb Darrow

    On this week's Structure Show, Dan Lyons has lots to say about how Hollywood writers research and portray Silicon Valley, and what Fake Steve Jobs would think of the new Apple-IBM alliance.…
  • OpenSignal’s weather crowdsourcing program will get a boost from a pocketable climate sensor

    18 July 2014, 2:51 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    With the help of StormTag, OpenSignal wants to open up its WeatherSignal crowdsourcing program to the iPhone as well as collect new types of climate data.…
  • Good Google, bad Apple — EU reports back on in-app purchase reform

    18 July 2014, 8:37 am by: David Meyer

    Google has made concrete moves to protect consumers -- particularly the parents of Android-toting kids -- from accidentally racking up huge in-app purchase bills. Apple and iOS, not so much.…
  • Hey iOS developers, meet your newest ad network partner: Amazon

    17 July 2014, 12:19 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    iOS developers have no lack of ad network partners to use but there's always room for more. At least that's what Amazon thinks as it now has a mobile ad API for iPhone and iPad apps.…
  • No signal? GoTenna has a messaging gadget that will work in the middle of nowhere

    17 July 2014, 12:14 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    GoTenna's little baton can connect your iPhone or Android smartphone into any other goTenna-enabled smartphone even where there's no cellular network for miles.…
  • BYOD worries drove Apple-IBM deal — and a huge win for Apple

    16 July 2014, 9:42 am by: Barb Darrow

    Apple devices are flooding the enterprise anyway. Now businesses -- IBM accounts anyway -- can get help making sure they work well with others once inside.…
  • IBM gets over its fear of Siri, joins forces with Apple to push iOS to the enterprise

    15 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Barb Darrow

    "Landmark" collaboration announced by IBM and Apple will combine IBM's enterprise know-how with Apple's glitzy consumer devices.…
  • Apple debuts in-store deposits with iTunes Pass in Japan

    15 July 2014, 9:28 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Hit an Apple Store in Japan and you can digitally purchase in-store credits for all things Apple. The new program, called iTunes Pass, could hint at Apples larger mobile payment ambitions.…
  • All about AllSeen, and a bit about the new Thread radio tech that wants to own the home

    15 July 2014, 3:01 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    This week we are all about internet of things standards and certifications as we welcome the head of the AllSeen Alliance to the show and discuss a new radio certification introduced by Samsung, Nest, ARM and others.…
  • I hope the Apple iBeacon hardware at the FCC isn’t the real thing

    14 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Apple has put a dedicated beacon device through FCC testing, but as it is outlined in the documents, the product seems clunky and odd.…
  • Apple iPhone 6 may only launch in the 4.7-inch size this year

    14 July 2014, 8:39 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Production challenges for a 5.5-inch handset could see Apple launch just a single new iPhone model this year says one analyst. That's not necessarily a problem: Apple may not need to debut two larger iPhones for continued success.…
  • How to keep in touch on long trips with your iPhone

    12 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Geoffrey Goetz

    When planning a trip with family and friends, keeping up with each member's last minute schedule changes can be time consuming. Using the following iOS tips will help by keeping everyone well informed during the event.…
  • Now Chinese state TV says iPhones are a threat to national security

    11 July 2014, 11:17 am by: David Meyer

    Chinese media, which tend to toe the government line, have already cast aspersions on Microsoft's Windows 8, IBM's servers and pretty much the entire U.S. tech industry.…
  • Apple prodded FTC to investigate Google over kids’ in-app purchases

    9 July 2014, 10:08 am by: Jeff John Roberts

    Apple ratted out Google to the FTC over policies that let kids make app purchases without entering a password. Apple prodded FTC to investigate Google over kids’ in-app purchases originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • The new Sony Xperia throws a flash and 5MP camera on the front of the phone

    8 July 2014, 9:52 am by: Kif Leswing

    Sony's new camera phone comes with a beefed-up 5MP front shooter. It's not for video-conferencing, though, it's for self-portraits.…
  • Apple adds a step-counter, caffeine tracking to iPhones with iOS 8

    8 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    The latest beta version of iOS 8 adds a pair of new health-tracking data points to the Health app and one of them won't even need manual data entry or a wearable device if you have a newer iPhone.…
  • iOS 8 beta 3 brings Wi-Fi calling to T-Mobile iPhones

    7 July 2014, 5:16 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Apple has opened up the Wi-Fi calling spigot on T-Mobile iPhones but you'll need the latest beta software for iOS 8 to give it a try.…
  • Swich might be the most attractive (and costliest!) wireless phone charger you’ve ever seen

    7 July 2014, 2:50 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Built from ceramic and American Walnut hardwood, Swich is a good looking wireless phone charger. Be prepared to pay for such beauty though as the charger and stand will set you back $170.…
  • Apple lures executive from luxury Swiss watch maker to beef up its iWatch team

    4 July 2014, 1:32 pm by: Mathew Ingram

    The president of LVMH's watch division has told CNBC that the sales director for luxury brand TAG Heuer recently took a job with Apple as part of its iWatch team. The company's smartwatch is expected to launch later this year…
  • Download this: Sunrise, a great free calendar app for the Mac

    3 July 2014, 3:58 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Using Google Calendar on your Mac via the web or through Apple's Calendar app? If so, you're missing out. Take a peek at Sunrise, the popular calendar app for iOS, Android and the web, now available for OS X.…
  • Apple may not call patent troll a “patent troll” before jury, says judge

    2 July 2014, 7:20 pm by: Jeff John Roberts

    A little known company in Hawaii is demanding patent royalties from most of the mobile device industry. Apple is fighting the demands in court, but will not be allowed to call the company a "patent troll."…
  • Gigaom site news: Meet our two new channels, Science & Energy and Social & Web

    2 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Tom Krazit

    Our coverage direction remains the same, but we've decided to arrange the furniture a little differently here at Gigaom.…
  • Two hints suggest Google Voice integration in Hangouts is nearly ready

    2 July 2014, 12:22 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    After suggesting last May that Google Voice will be integrated into Hangouts, Google appears ready to pull the trigger. A Google Voice migration tool was spotted in Android this week.…

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