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  1. PhilSynowiec

    Google Launches Twitch Competitor 'YouTube Gaming'

    Over two and a half months have gone by since Google announced that it would be launching a service to compete with Twitch. On Wednesday, Google's YouTube Gaming went live for the United States and United Kingdom. YouTube Gaming works very similar to YouTube, where folks can subscribe, like and...
  2. PhilSynowiec

    iPad Pro Production to Begin in September

    We are currently experiencing the calm before the storm, as Apple gears up to unveil the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in September. However, as Apple’s history tells us, shortly after the company is expected to hold yet another event for the iPad line. One rumor, which has been around for ages...
  3. PhilSynowiec

    Prototype iPad Stolen from Cupertino Home During Robbery and Kidnapping

    Back in 2013, the internet was at awe when folks got their first glimpse at the unreleased iPhone 4, when a prototype was stolen from a bar, and leaked on the internet. Since then, Apple has tightened the screws on the security of prototypes and the internet has yet to see such a major leak...
  4. PhilSynowiec

    Hearthstone's Blackrock Mountain Expansion is Now LIVE

    It's April 2nd, that means Hearthstone's Blackrock Mountain expansion is now live for all players in the North America. Unfortunately, folks over in Europe and Asia will need to wait until April 3rd for Blackrock to go live. Blackrock Mountain brings players a bevy of new bosses and 31 new...
  5. PhilSynowiec

    Alleged iPad Pro Photos Leak with Mysterious New Port

    The long-rumored iPad Pro has supposedly been pushed back until September, due to lack of supply of displays. The iPad Pro is rumored to be aimed at enterprise and business use, making its 12.9-inch display useful in the office, but also at home. New photos surfaced today on Chinese social...
  6. PhilSynowiec

    Khan Academy Makes Over 150,000 Courses Available on iPad

    Khan Academy is arguably the best website to find educational tools for students and folks wanting to learn in general. The website offers educational videos, articles and learning exercises on a myriad of subjects, completely free of charge. On Tuesday, Khan Academy launched its completely...
  7. PhilSynowiec

    Verizon and NBC Make Super Bowl XLIX Stream Available For Free To iPhone & iPad Users

    February 1st will be one of the biggest days for TV in 2015, as the Seahawks play against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Although most of us here in the US will be watching the event at home or a bar, the unfortunate few who will be away from a television set need not to worry. NBCUniversal...
  8. PhilSynowiec

    AT&T's Modio Smartcase Has A Built-In LTC Hotspot For WiFi iPads

    Splurging out the extra simoleons to purchase an LTE-enable iPad can be tough for some of us, it's a big purchase all at once. But it looks like AT&T is giving its customers an option to, in a way, convert a WiFi-only iPad into one with LTE. AT&T's Modio Smartcase was shown off at CES 2015...
  9. PhilSynowiec

    Apple Releases New TV Spot Entitled "The Song"

    On Monday, Apple released a new commercial, just in time for the holidays. The new tear-jerking TV spot entitled "The Song" shows the viewers how Apple's products can make people feel with what they are capable of. The advertisement begins with a young musician recreating a song, cherished by...
  10. PhilSynowiec

    Amazon Updates Kindle App with Audible Progressive Play and Goodreads Support

    On Monday, Amazon released an updated version of its Kindle application on the App Store. Kindle version 4.6 adds new features like Goodreads support and Audible Progressive Play. Goodreads is a social cataloging service, which Amazon purchased last year, allowing readers to share reading...
  11. PhilSynowiec

    Foursquare is Finally Available for iPad

    It may seem like Foursquare is a thing of the past, as social network giants like Facebook have added a "check in" feature awhile back. But Foursquare seems to keep on pushing, recently by releasing its long-awaited iPad application. Previously only available on iPhone and iPod Touch...
  12. PhilSynowiec

    Apple Watch Production Begins January as Quanta Solves Yield Issues with Component Production

    It's been awhile since we heard any news regarding the Apple Watch and its production. News popping up on Thursday from Taiwan's United Daily News claims that Apple and supply partner Quanta Computer have solved its yield issues with Apple Watch components. According to the report, Apple and...
  13. PhilSynowiec

    Xbox One iOS Controller Clone SteelSeries Stratus XL Now Available Through Apple

    Fans of the Xbox One controller and iOS gaming will be happy to hear that Apple has started selling the SteelSeries Stratus XL controller in-stores and online. The controller resembles a standard Xbox One controller, apart from a few changes, and supports iOS games like FIFA 15 and Grand Theft...
  14. PhilSynowiec

    eBay Version 3.4.0 Update Features Redesign, Improved Search, and New Seller Profiles

    On Tuesday, eBay released an update to its iPhone and iPad app with a completely redesigned interface. The new interface has a new layout, improved search, redesigned notifications, and more. eBay's new update adds a new "Today" screen that shows online shoppers featured collections of the day...
  15. PhilSynowiec

    Hearthstone's Goblins vs Gnomes Expansion is Out Now!

    Last week, Blizzard updated Hearthstone and enabled the use of Goblins vs Gnomes expansion cards within the arena, days before the initial release date. Blizzard's little tease also gave all players a free arena a ticket so everyone could get a taste of the new cards. On Monday, Blizzard...
  16. PhilSynowiec

    How To Manually Install Cydia on iOS 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, and iOS 8.1

    *INTRO SOUND WARNING (Turn down your speakers in the beginning, SORRY!)* Previously we showed you how to Jailbreak an Apple device running iOS 8, iOS 8.0.1, iOS 8.0.2, or iOS 8.1 using the Pangu Jailbreak tool. Unfortunately, Cydia's Substrate was late to the game had to be kept out of the tool...
  17. PhilSynowiec

    How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1 on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad Mini

    Last week, we saw the Pangu team surprisingly release the iOS 8 Jailbreak for all devices that support the firmware. The Jailbreak however is still "under construction" so it's not perfect yet. One problem with the new Pangu tool is that Cydia is not included in the initial Jailbreak, however...
  18. PhilSynowiec

    HBO Go Standalone Subscription Service Launching in 2015

    Parent company Time Warner announced on Wednesday that it will be offering a standalone streaming service for HBO Go in 2015. Currently the service is only available to customers who subscribe to HBO via triple-play services from telecommunications companies. HBO Go allows customers to stream...
  19. PhilSynowiec

    MLB.tv At Bat will Live Stream Postseason and World Series Games on Mobile Devices

    When it comes to Major League Baseball apps, the official MLB.com At Bat is arguably the best application to have on an iOS device. At Bat allows users to track stats, listen to live coverage, as well as live stream numerous games on the go. On Monday, for the first time ever, MLB.com announced...
  20. PhilSynowiec

    Dutch Publication Claims Apple Has Acquired Magazine Platform Prss

    On Tuesday, a report published by Dutch publication iCulture.nl claims that our favorite fruit company may have gotten another acquisition. iCulture cites "knowledgeable sources" have told the publication that Apple has acquired Prss for an undisclosed amount. Prss was a tool which allow anyone...
  21. PhilSynowiec

    FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Released by EA Sport for iPhone and iPad

    EA Sports, a branch off of Electronic Arts has been widely popular across game consoles, PC, Mac, Android, as well as iOS. On Tuesday, the brand launched FIFA 15 Ultimate Team as a freemium download in the App Store, just in time for our new Retina Display HD devices. The game is a whopping...
  22. PhilSynowiec

    Apple is Planning to Shut Down Beats Music

    Earlier this year, Apple acquired Beats Electronics for a whopping $3 billion. Along with all of Beats' headphone and speaker products, our favorite fruit company also received the Beats Music streaming service as part of the acquisition. According to a new report from TechCrunch on Monday, it...
  23. PhilSynowiec

    Next Hearthstone Expansion will have a New Card Pack with Over 100 New Cards

    Last month, Blizzard released the first expansion pack to its card-battle game Hearthstone. The Curse of Naxxramas expansion was a hit, bringing in new cards for players, along with new features and a redesign to the user interface. Well it seems Blizzard isn't just stopping there. According...
  24. PhilSynowiec

    Deal Alert! Best Buy Offering iPad Air for as low as $374.99, Today Only!

    Still planning on purchasing an iPad Air? Today, and today only, might be your lucky day! It looks like Best Buy started a new deal for the first generation iPad Air, which will only go on until the end of the day. The deal discounts all iPad Air models by $75 across the board. The baseline...
  25. PhilSynowiec

    iPad Air 2 (Second Generation) May Be Sporting 2GB of RAM

    For some time now, Apple has been lagging on upgrading the RAM in its iPads. However, according to a new report, Apple may be upgrading our favorite tablet's RAM from 1GB to 2GB. While the 4th generation iPad and iPad Air currently sport 1GB of RAM, Taiwan's TechNews reports that the next...
  26. PhilSynowiec

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War Swooping Down from Console to iOS Next Month

    Game publisher Ubisoft announced today the the company will be bringing Valiant Hearts: The Great War to iOS devices next month. Valiant Hearts is a puzzle-adventure game, inspired by letters written during theGreat War and has four characters on the battlefield help a young German soldier find...
  27. PhilSynowiec

    Pangu Version 1.2.1 Jailbreak Update Released for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad on iOS 7.1.x

    Just three days ago, the Pangu Jailbreak team released an update to their Jailbreak tool. Pangu 1.2 was released for Windows and Mac, which added some bug fixes and improvements to make the Jailbreak processes smoother. The 1.2 update fixed a boot loop bug for the iPhone 4/4s, along with some...
  28. PhilSynowiec

    Beats Music Now Promoted on Apple Apps' 'Download All' Page

    Last year in September, Apple had a bit of a change of heart of sorts, giving away all of its own apps on the App Store for free. Apps like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie and iPhoto — along with Apple’s free apps like Remote, iBooks, GarageBand, Podcasts, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends and...
  29. PhilSynowiec

    Swiss Watchmaker Swatch Will Be Updating Its Swatch Touch Line In 2015

    Back in May, Swiss watchmaker Swatch had stated that the company was unhappy with Apple's rumored branding for the upcoming iWatch. The company currently has a line of watches called the iSwatch, and felt that Apple's branding would confuse its current customers. Swatch CEO Nick Hayek recelty...
  30. PhilSynowiec

    China's Latest Apple Store Opening in the Jiangbei District of Chongqing on July 26th

    It's always nice to see Apple expanding the number of Apple Stores around the world, mostly because the company usually adds a unique look to each one. Although there are similarities like the grey marble or the abundance of glass used for the storefront, each store usually gets a personal...
  31. PhilSynowiec

    Hearthstone 'Curse of Naxxramus' Expansion Pack Due on iOS and Mac July 22nd

    Back in March, Blizzard finally released the long-awaited 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for the Mac and PC. Then a month later, the company responsible for games like Diablo III, World or Warcraft and many others, launched Hearthstone on iPad as well, promising an iPhone version to be coming...
  32. PhilSynowiec

    Apple Allegedly Buys Patents From British Fuel-Cell Firm Intelligent Energy

    Intelligent Energy is a British firm, which specialized in fuel-cells that can convert chemical energy into electricity. Apple being one of the largest battery buyers in the world, it's no surprise that Apple would try to purchase some patents from such a company. According to Daily Mail...
  33. PhilSynowiec

    Grab 'Threes!' for Free as Starbucks' App Pick of the Week

    Coffee-lovers will be happy to know that the popular puzzle-game 'Threes!' is Starbucks' App Pick of the Week. Folks can go into any Starbucks location and pick up of of the promo code cards to download the app for free. Threes! is a very simple puzzle-game, where users match numbers, on a...
  34. PhilSynowiec

    Grab 'Threes!' for Free as Starbucks' App Pick of the Week

    Coffee-lovers will be happy to know that the popular puzzle-game 'Threes!' is Starbucks' App Pick of the Week. Folks can go into any Starbucks location and pick up of of the promo code cards to download the app for free. Threes! is a very simple puzzle-game, where users match numbers, on a...
  35. PhilSynowiec

    Apple Releases 'Pride' Video on YouTube

    At the end of last month, San Francisco held its 44th annual Pride parade. Folks came from all around the Bay Area to show their support for the LGBT community, including some of the folks at Apple. Apple CEO Tim Cook was also in attendance, where he took several selfies with fans that have...
  36. PhilSynowiec

    Apple TV, Find My iPhone and Find My Friends Betas Now Available

    Yesterday, Apple seeded iOS 8 beta 3, for all supported devices, to developers. Alongside this beta, developers all saw an update to Apple TV, Find My iPhone, and Find My Friends. All of these updates can be found within the iOS portal on Apple’s developer website. The latest Apple TV beta...
  37. PhilSynowiec

    Skype 5.2 App Update Brings Back Voice-Messaging

    When Skype remastered Skype in version 5.0 to take on iOS 7's redesigned UI, the company seemed to remove voice-messaging from the app. It is unknown why the company decided to take out the popular feature, but the good news is the feature is back. The Microsoft-owned VoIP company released...
  38. PhilSynowiec

    Apple Seeds iOS 8 Beta 3 to Developers with New Wallpapers, iCloud Drive Access and More

    It's almost been three weeks since Apple seeded iOS 8 beta 2 to developers. This morning, the company seeded iOS 8 beta 3 to everyone with registered developer UDID's. Apple's iOS 8 beta 2 included a few new UI tweaks and small changes in apps like iBooks, App Store, Messages, and Camera. iOS 8...
  39. PhilSynowiec

    Apple Poaches TAG Heuer's Sales Director for iWatch Team

    Over the past few months, we've seen Apple poach a number of high-end employees from several companies, to accompany the tech company with development of the iWatch. The company has been also known attempting to snag a few folks from Swiss watchmakers, so that the iWatch can be labeled under the...
  40. PhilSynowiec

    Apple's Could Make Voice Messaging a Key Feature in the iWatch

    Apple has yet to say anything regarding the rumored iWatch, although the rumor mill believes that the tech giant will get into the wearables market this year. UBS analyst Steven Milunovich believes that voice messaging will be one of the device's key features. Via Fortune: “When we visited with...
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