Apple supplier Pegatron announces investigation following controversial BBC report — Following a BBC investigation into alleged mistreatment of employees at an Apple supply chain factory owner Pegatron has announced it will investigate the claims made in the documentary and address any issues it discovers. According to Digitimes, the company filed a statement on December 22 with the Taiwan Stock Exchange promising to implement improvements in their factories.
Survey shows demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 still growing as supply stabilises — Apple’s new, larger-screened iPhones are even more popular now than they were when they were announced, according to survey data released Tuesday, boding well for the Cupertino company as it continues to chip away at supply shortages.
Freemium games dominate App Store list of most downloaded, highest grossing apps for 2014 — Apple on Tuesday released its annual Best of 2014 list for the App Store’s most-downloaded and highest-grossing titles, revealing so-called ‘freemium’ games as the year’s biggest money-makers. And here’s Macworld’s 20 best for 2014.
Updated iOS app is brutally honest — So you’re on Twitter and you have followers, but how many of them really care about your tweets? Twitter’s got answers.
Strong demand for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus persists, prompts Piper Jaffray to raise Apple price target to $135 — Piper Jaffray has been tracking availability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple Stores and continues to see demand outstripping supply, leading the investment firm to raise its price target on AAPL stock on Thursday.
Apple continues to enhance Maps app with new business listings providers — After Apple’s Maps app launched to negative reviews in 2012, the company has actively taken steps to enhance the fledgling navigation service, the latest effort being the addition of listings data from at least ten new companies. Apple now taps 13 providers for aggregating and supplying business listings data.
Adidas now lets you print your iPhone photos on your shoes — Adidas earlier this year announced its plans to offer a new miZX Flux service that allow users to print their photos on their shoes. That service has now gone live and is available to customers in the US. [I’d print on a picture of cleanliness.]
Corning launches 2X harder Gorilla Glass 4 with improved drop damage resistance — Apple supplier Corning has taken the wraps off of its next-generation Gorilla Glass 4, which the company says is up to two times harder than competing glasses used in existing smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. [Take that, sapphire.]
MapItOut is a feature rich app for runners, travelers and map mavens — MapItOut (NZ$2.59) is a very enhanced map program for iOS. You can search almost any city on Earth and then easily find places to go. You save those destinations, and the app creates a customised map for you, complete with directions. MapItOut can be used to create a whole travel plan for a trip, or just a local map if you’re a runner and want to see the sites while getting your exercise.
Flic is a ‘smart button’ that tells your iPhone to STFU — As far as smart gadgets go, Flic is about as simple as it gets. The tiny magnetic button can be programmed to control various functions of your phone, from silencing an alarm to snapping a photo. Each button can be programmed with three different functions initiated by either a single tap, double tap, or push-and-hold, and at US$27 each they’re relatively cheap.