Stories by Usman Qureshi

Apple Stock Dips Below The $600 Mark Following Forstall’s Departure

Apple has recently fired two of its top executives, Scott Forstall and John Browett, and analysts are blaming the move responsible for Apple’s stock falling below the $600 mark to as low as $587.70 during early trading today, something AAPL hasn’t experienced since July (via CNET). The stock eventually closed at $604. The decline may or may not […]

First $3.50 Fully Working Knock-off Lightning To USB Cable [Teardown]

Frank Donghi of Toxic Cables has obtained a fully functional knock-off Lightning to USB cable from China for $3.50, a teardown of which reveals lack of proper shielding when compared to Apple’s official cables, though the cable works perfectly for charging and syncing (via Apple Insider). The sources points out that the knock-off Lightning to USB cable […]

Major Universities In Arab Emirates Go Paperless, Replacing Books With 14,000 iPads

Three leading universities in United Arab Emirates have handed over iPads to their first-year students, giving them freedom from carrying a heavy backpack with massive textbooks around, reports The New York Times, with a goal to provide iPads to all the students so that in four years, the universities will have completely paperless classrooms. Last year, UAE’s three major higher-education […]

Google Search iOS App Gets Siri-like Voice Search Capabilities

Google has just pushed a significant update to its Google Search universal iPhone / iPad app with an improved voice search, that behaves pretty much like Apple’s own digital voice assistant Siri. The voice recognition engine is much faster than before, thanks to its on the fly text streaming. Similar to Siri, you tap the red mic […]

Johnny Ive Taking Control Of Apple Software Is Good For The Company [Report]

Following the departure of Scott Forstall from Apple, company’s former head of software design, Apple’s hardware design chief Jonathan Ive a.k.a Johnny Ive has been given control of software design as well, a move that will prove to be good for the Cupertino company, believe the analysts (via Reuters). Tim Cook’s decision to make Ive, company’s celebrated industrial design chief, […]

AKG Launches K551 Reference-Class Headphones With In-Line Mic For iPhone

AKG, the leading manufacturers of professional quality microphones, headphones and wireless-equipment, have announced the all new AKG K551 reference-class full-sized headphones, that also host a remote control and an in-line microphone allowing you to control your music and answer phone calls from your iPhone. Featuring a 50-millimeter driver on each ear, these stylish and portable headphones let you […]

Sears Canada Celebrates 60th Anniversary With 2012 Wish Book iPad App

Sears Canada, a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 196 corporate stores and over 1,700 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations across the country, introduced Wish Book last year, Canada’s first shoppable iPad catalogue application. Today, the company is celebrating its 60th anniversary by announcing a permanent Sears iPad Catalogue App in the form of 2012 Wish Book (via CNW). Sears […]

PassHack: Use Passbook To Hide Stock iOS Apps [No Jailbreak Required]

AppAdvice has published a neat trick for iOS 6 device owners called PassHack, that allows users to utilize Passbook for hiding stock iOS apps without any jailbreak. All users need to do is add PassHack to their Passbook and begin hiding any unwanted iOS apps right away. Follow these steps using mobile Safari on your iOS 6 […]