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iBooks, iPhone thefts, developers release figures, alarm, portraits, outdoors app


A million users a week are discovering iBooks (above, a frame by NZ illustrator Steve Bolton from a forthcoming NZ history iBook)
A million users a week are discovering iBooks (above, a frame by NZ illustrator Steve Bolton from a forthcoming NZ history iBook)

Baking iBooks into iOS 8 has led to 1 million new users for Apple every week — Apple’s iBookstore has averaged a million new customers every week since iOS 8 launched last fall, benefitting from the inclusion of iBooks as a built-in app.

Three men cut through wall into Beijing warehouse, make off with $300,000 worth of iPhones — Police in Beijing have arrested three men accused of stealing 240 iPhone 6 units from a warehouse owned by a Chinese logistics firm after digging a 20-inch hole through the building’s wall.

Developers behind Overcast and Monument Valley release iOS sales figures — First up, the podcast app Overcast from noted developer Marco Arment, and the popular iOS game Monument Valley. Their sales figures are beyond astonishing.

Rise and shine with Gentle Wake Alarm Clock — Gentle Wake Alarm Clock is one of the most recent of these, and possibly one of the most advanced. The app is NZ$1.29 and is universally available on devices with iOS 6.0 or later. It is optimised for iPhone 5.

Three rules for taking better portraits on Your iPhone — Vern Seward tells you how.

Spyglass is a full-featured nav app for outdoor enthusiasts — Spyglass (NZ $4.99, currently on sale) is a really complete GPS toolkit for people spending time outdoors or doing off-road navigation. Features are numerous; among them a heads-up display, a high quality compass with map overlays, a gyrocompass, speedometer, altimeter, astronomical object finder, a sextant, inclinometer, angular calculator and more.