Arrrgh ye scurvy dogs, let it be known that today, Ubisoft has finally made Assassins Creed Pirates available to download for iPhone and iPad. We've already had an extensive hands on with the new game, and it's looking mightily impressive and one we know a lot of you folks are eager to get your hands on.
Apple has reportedly signed a deal for China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, to start selling the iPhone later in December. China Mobile's rival carriers, China Telecom and China Unicom, have been selling the iPhone for years already. The rollout is expected to coincide with the launch of China Mobile's 4G network on December 18, according to the Wall Street Journal.
I recently had drinks with a friend and the topic of Jony Ive's appearance with Marc Newson, on Charlie Rose came up. Even before he began mentioning his favorite moment, I knew instantly what it would be - care. Jony Ive, senior vice-president of design at Apple, doesn't give many interviews, yet he's the person responsible for so much of our modern technological culture. There were others who worked with him of course, no less than Steve Jobs and the Apple Industrial Design department to name but a few, but it would be almost impossible to overstate the influence Ive has had on the objects so many of us interact with every day. And he cares about those objects on a very human level.
At this point it's no secret to many folks that Apple is one the most valuable brands in the world. Back in September, they took over the number one spot on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands report displacing Coca-Cola for the first time in 13 years and with each new release of a product, Apple's brand loyalty shows by way of the line ups outside of Apple stores across the world.
But what do you like most about the Apple brand? What causes you to get in those line ups and often wait hours to be among one of the first consumers out there to get your hands on their latest product? Is it the quality of the end product? Is it the top notch customer service? Ease of use and dependability?
If you own an iPad and a cat, I bet you're guilty of searching the App Store for apps that your cat can play with. That's okay, we don't blame you. It can add up to a good time for you both! Luckily, the App Store is stock full of stimulating apps that can keep your feline friend entertained. Some of them were even made specifically for cats. Here are my current favorite iPad apps that are sure to keep your cat busy!
Not all iPhones are created equal, especially when it comes to unsubsidized pricing. Ever wondered how much that iPhone would cost you if you lived in a different country? Now you can see how your country stacks up, thanks to a tool from Mobile Unlocked that shows iPhone prices and how they correlate to GDP in each country.
Google Wallet has been updated, adding single sign-in support, and the ability to add credit and debit cards more easily. Single sign-in, present in other Google iOS apps, lets you sign in to Google Wallet if you have already signed in to other Google apps on iOS. When the list of accounts is presented, simply select the one you wish to use and you're done.
Three UK is currently pushing out a carrier update to iPhone users that allows them to enable 4G LTE on an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s. Users should be prompted to update their carrier settings at some point, though you may find that you need to go to Settings > About in order to receive the prompt.
Pick is a purchase tracker for iPhone that not only lets you quickly calculate discounts while shopping, but track all your purchases in one place for easy reference. On vacation and want to know how much that sweater costs you in your native currency? No problem, Pick can do all that for you too.