iOS 6.0.2 Reportedly Decreases Battery Life For iPhone 5, iPad Mini

According to a rather short article from BGR, Apple’s most recent public firmware release (iOS 6.0.2) may have a negative impact on battery life. The new 6.0.2 firmware was exclusively released for customers with either an iPhone 5 or an iPad mini earlier this week on Tuesday, December 18th for the sole purpose of addressing an unnamed Wi-Fi bug.

Apple’s iPhone 5 Predicted To Impact The U.S. Economy By $75 Billion

Like in years past, the latest iPhone model from Apple (the iPhone 5) was the company’s biggest smartphone launch. Within 24 hours of being available for pre-order, Apple sold an impressive 2 million iPhone 5 units. According to Mobile Future, “a coalition of cutting-edge technology and communications companies”, the iPhone 5 has had a rather astounding impact on the United States’ economy and has more of an influence that originally anticipated.

Google Maps App For iOS Downloaded Over 10 Million Times

According to a recent Google+ post from Jeff Huber, Google’s Senior Vice President of Geo and Commerce, the new Google Maps app for iOS has already turned into a smashing success. With over 10 million reported downloads between last Wednesday (when the app was released) and Friday, Google Maps has skyrocketed to claim number one on the App Store’s “Top Charts” for free apps.

Apple Seeds iOS 6.1 Beta 4 To Developers

Today, exactly two weeks after seeding the third iOS 6.1 beta to registered developers, Apple has released iOS 6.1 beta 4. The build number for the new pre-release firmware has changed from iOS 6.1 beta 3′s 10B5117b build number to 10B5126b, suggesting various changes and improvements over the previous version.

iPad 4 (4th Generation 2012) Holiday Giveaway

In celebration of the holidays, I’ve teamed up with the members of iPodUplink and Jailbreak Nation for another giveaway. This time, we’re giving our viewers and readers an opportunity to win a new 4th Generation iPad! Gaining entries is simple and can be accomplished by following the simple instructions that are outlined in the video embedded above, as well as the list below. 

Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.1 To Fix Bugs And Improve Search

Today, as a quick-fix, Apple pushed out iTunes 11.0.1 to address a number of bugs. As usual, the update is available for OS X users through the Software Update potion of the Mac App Store and on Apple’s online iTunes page in a downloadable form.

Google Maps App For iOS Now Available, In-depth Review

Last night Google released their new standalone Maps app for iOS and it’s now live in Apple’s App Store. The new app is a welcome addition to those users who quickly became disgruntled with Apple’s new proprietary iOS 6-exclusive mapping solution.