All Articles by John Callaham

Instagram adds landscape and portrait formats, showcases with new Star Wars mini-trailer

Instagram has added support for both landscape and portrait formats in its popular photo and video sharing app. It used the new landscape feature to help debut a new mini-trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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YouTube Gaming app goes live for iPhone and iPad

Google has now flipped the switch on its new YouTube Gaming service on the iPhone and iPad, which aims to take away Twitch's share of the popular live game streaming market for both content creators and fans.

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The official Steve Jobs movie poster is both simple and stylish

Universal has released the official poster for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which opens in the US theaters on October 9. The poster has an art style that is simple and minimalist in scop

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TuneIn Premium gives users streaming sports, music and audiobooks for $7.99 a month

The streaming audio service TuneIn has announced a new subscription tier, TuneIn Premium, that will include live streaming of many sports events, along with hundreds of commercial-free radio stations and tens of thousands of audiobooks. The price for TuneIn Premium is $7.99 a month in the US.

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Tim Cook to take part in opening fireside chat at BoxWorks conference on Sept. 29

Apple CEO Tim Cook will speak as part of the opening 'fireside chat' at the BoxWorks conference on Sept. 29. The event is held by the Box enterprise-based cloud storage company in San Francisco.

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Sprint expands Direct 2 You service to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Antonio and Seattle

Sprint has expanded its delivery and set up service, Direct 2 You, to several new cities in the US, including Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Antonio and Seattle.

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Apple reportedly planning to overhaul Genius Bar and Workshop store appointments

A new report claims that Apple will offer deeper integration of its online Genius Bar and Workshop store appointments into the company's main website on Tuesday, August 25. Currently, those appointments are made on Apple's "Concierge" site

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Former Tesla engineer joins Apple, fueling more car development rumors

Jamie Carlson, a former senior engineer on Tesla's Autopilot self-driving car program, has now joined Apple in an unnamed position on its special projects team. The move has only increased the rumors surrounding Apple that is is developing its own self-driving car.

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Swarm brings back another old Foursquare feature, leaderboards, in latest update

Foursquare has announced that its Swarm app is bringing back another feature, leaderboards, that was previously a part of the main Foursquare app before it launched Swarm. It's just a part of the latest Swarm update.

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Outlook iPhone and iPad users can now open Office attachments in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Microsoft is adding new integration features in its Outlook app for the iPhone and iPad, allowing users to open Office documents sent as attachments directly in their respective iOS apps, along with other new additions.

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The Grand Tournament expansion pack for Hearthstone is coming on Aug. 24

Blizzard has confirmed it will released The Grand Tournament, the second card expansion pack for its free-to-play game Hearthstone, on August 24 in the US and Europe, and in Asia on August 25

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Lara Croft GO will raid some tombs on the iPhone and iPad Aug. 27 for $4.99

Square Enix will release Lara Croft GO, the next mobile game in the publisher's Tomb Raider franchise, on August 27 for Windows Phone, iOS and Android for $4.99

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iPods reported to be downgraded to the accessory shelves in Apple Stores

A new report claims that Apple's retail stores in the US will begin moving iPods from the main display area to the accessory shelves beginning next week. The same report also says the iPad 2-based Smart Signs will also be removed from those same stores.

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OnHub is Google's new Wi-Fi router that's supposed to offer better connections

Google is launching a new series of smart hardware devices under the OnHub brand. The first product is a Wi-Fi router developed in partnership with TP-LINK. The OnHub router is designed to be easy to set up and use and is supposed to offer users better wireless connections.

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Company of Heroes 2 brings World War II battlefields to the Mac on Aug. 27

Feral Interactive will release the Mac version of Relic Entertainment's World War II real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2 via Valve's Steam service on August 27.

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Sprint to ditch two-year contracts for all smartphones by the end of 2015

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said in an interview that the wireless carrier will no longer offer two-year contracts for its smartphones by the end of 2015, and will instead use the phone leasing business model that's already in place at T-Mobile and Verizon.

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First Apple Store in Belgium could open in time for new iPhone launch

Apple is building its first retail store in Belgium, according to a new report, and it could open in Brussels on September 19, which might be in time for the launch of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

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Sprint is letting customers upgrade their iPhone at any time with same monthly rate

Sprint has just launched a new plan, iPhone Forever, that allows customers to upgrade their current iPhone to the new version at any time, with the price included in their monthly rate. The carrier is also running a special promotion that will reduce the monthly rate of the 16GB iPhone 6 from $22 to $15 a month.

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Apple Music hosted 25 million streams for Dr. Dre's 'Compton' album

Apple says that the exclusive launch of Dr. Dre's 'Compton' album on Apple Music generated 25 million streams worldwide in its first week. The album also had close to 500,000 downloads on iTunes.

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New Apple Music ads puts the focus on discovery

Apple has posted up three new TV commercials that promo their recently launched Apple Music service, with the emphasis on using it to discover new musical artists.

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