Stories by Usman Qureshi

500px Photo Sharing iOS App Is Now Back In The iTunes App Store

Last week, Apple removed Toronto-based 500px’s popular photo sharing app from the iTunes App Store over concerns of nudity. However, the app has today made its return into the App Store with warning for mature content and a new “Report Photo” button to help users quickly tag things they find offensive for potential removal from the network […]

iTunes Ecosystem Makes It Tough For Apple Users To Join A Rival Platform

Despite Apple’s apparent downshift from a growth stock to a value stock in the recent few months, the level of customer loyalty that iOS enjoys from its users, is basically what drives increasing value to the company. According to a recent article by AllThingsD, iOS is sticky, and it’s stickiness is what makes it tough for Apple users […]

Apple Wins Patent For An Advanced Smart Bicycle System

An intriguing patent originally filed by Apple back in August 2010 labelled as the “Smart Bike”, has today been granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office along with 47 other patents to the Cupertino company, PatentlyApple reports. Apple’s Smart Bicycle System is much like Apple’s Nike + iPod system for runners, except this one is for […]

Apple TV Update Adds Bluetooth Keyboard Support, Up Next & More

After pushing out iOS 6.1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad earlier today, Apple has released a firmware update for Apple TV as well, that brings Bluetooth keyboard support, Up Next and better support for iTunes in the Cloud, as noted by 9to5Mac. With iTunes in the Cloud, music purchased from iTunes appears automatically on all iOS […]

iPhone Is Losing Its Charm Among Consumers In Singapore & Hong Kong

A report published by Reuters today claims that Asia’s well-heeled consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong are losing interest in the iPhone and are turning to smartphones from other brands, notably those from Samsung, Apple’s biggest competitor. The trend is reportedly driven by a combination of “iPhone fatigue” and a desire to be different. Two years back, […]

Steve Wozniak Opted Not To Work In jOBS Biopic Saying “It Was Crap”

Turns out Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who received an early draft of the JOBS biopic, opted not to work in the movie because he thought the script was not good enough, reports The Verge. Instead, he chose to help with another upcoming Steve Jobs movie from Sony Pictures and writer Aaron Sorkin. Woz explained that we he was approached […]

Next iPhone / iPad Refresh To Introduce 128GB Models?

As pointed out by the folks over at iDB, an interesting retweet by hacker @iH8sn0w suggests that future iPhones, iPods and iPads may also come in 128GB models. The original tweet by @iNeal claimed that a new system partition key size in the iOS 6.1 Beta 5 BuildManifest hints at upcoming 128GB iOS devices. “Notice […]

Unlocking Your Own Cellphone To Be Illegal In The US, Starting Tomorrow

Last year in October, the Library of Congress decided that unlocking cell phones would no longer be allowed in the U.S., while granting a 90-day window during which people could still purchase a new cell phone and unlock it. That window will close tomorrow i.e January 26, as pointed out by TechNews Daily. While the new rule won’t […]

Cheaper iPhone To Be Powered By Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor?

Analysts at Detwiler Fenton are claiming that Apple will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in the widely rumoured “low cost” iPhone, that will be hosted in a polycarbonate body, Forbes is reporting. Since Apple already uses a number of Qualcomm components in the iPhone, going for a complete SoC solution would significantly cut the costs.  In a research […]

Apple Denies Samsung Access To iOS 6 Source Code In Korea

In an ongoing patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung in Korea’s Seoul Central District Court, Apple has denied Samsung’s request to share the iOS 6 source code, reports The Korea Times (via TechCrunch). According to the publication, Samsung believes that without looking into iOS 6, it can’t judge whether Apple’s software infringes its technology patents. Samsung […]