iOS 7
Apple may shake up the next version of iOS with the introduction of a true mobile wallet, forecasts Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. Dubbed a “killer app” by the analyst, the mobile wallet feature would surface as part of iOS 7, which Apple is expected to preview at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Huberty’s Continue Reading →
iOS
Unofficial Apple spokesman John Gruber has written a short post on Daring Fireball suggesting that iOS 7 is running well behind schedule—and that as a result Apple is hauling man power from its OS X development team. iOS 7 would typically be ready for the Worldwide Developer Conference, which is now just months away. Gruber Continue Reading →
Foursquare
Foursquare told users via email that as of Jan. 28 it will show their full names by default, instead of first name/last initial, and that business locations will be able to see more than the current three-hour history of their visitors’ check-ins. Both privacy policy changes make the service more friendly to businesses, and the Continue Reading →
Uber Taxi
After the communication breakdown over surge pricing last New Year’s Eve, Uber is taking precautions to make sure users are aware of fare increases next week. Surge pricing has become more common now among Uber users but when fares increase dramatically, it catches consumers off guard. So to prevent any surprises. Uber customers will be Continue Reading →
Apple
The “next big thing” from Apple might not be a smartphone, tablet, computer or a television, as countless recent rumors have suggested. It might not even be a service like a Pandora competitor or a new TV service tied to an Apple set-top box. Instead, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty believes the next big thing Continue Reading →
Uber Taxi
Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free ride hasn’t seen Uber’s latest promotion. The car-service booking app, which came under fire last week for boosting prices in New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, says today that it’s going to give free rides to voters tomorrow. It’s pairing up with Rock the Vote Continue Reading →
Screens on Screens on Screens
The week of October 21, 2012 found TV, radio and the Internet abuzz with screens. Apple launched its not-so-secret iPad mini to a chorus of gushing admiration, or a collective “meh” depending upon which side of the fence you stand. National Public Radio’s Morning Edition embarked a week-long series of daily stories called “How we Continue Reading →