Apple is going to rock with its old-school apps: old baseball apps, old music apps, etc. However, if these apps are updated, they can fight all new apps back. Let’s view new iOS applications and several updates of Apple’s old-school apps.
As rumored, Google has updated the web-based version of Google Maps with Street View data, resuming access to the functionality for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users. After Apple dropped the online tech giant’s mapping service, having replaced it with first-party Maps app, those upgrades to the latest iOS version have lost access to interactive 360-degree street-level imagery that had previously been available in the legacy iOS-based Google Maps app.
On Monday, Judge Lucy Koh dismissed the previously instituted preliminary Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban that had prohibited Samsung from selling the device to American customers since June. The company asked the court to dissolve the injunction based on the fact that the jury didn’t find the Galaxy Tab to infringe on Apple’s iPad design patents in the grand-scale international trial that took place a few months ago. That time, the jurors sided with Apple and found Samsung guilty of violating multiple of the company’s patents, ordering it to pay $1 billion in damages to the iPhone maker.
According to recent data from analytics firm Chitika, 60% of all iPhone owners in the U.S. have already upgraded to the newly launched iOS 6. For iPad and iPod users, that figure was slightly lower, yet still a remarkable adoption rate compared to previous iOS releases – 45% and 39%, respectively.
A new application for iPhone and iPod touch has been released. It is called Car Facts and allows users to store and manage data about their cars. For example, this app stores data on car repairs, expenses, etc. Let’s view the app in detail. The app allows a car owner to input data every time he or she refuels the car or conducts a repair. More than that, it has visually captivating graphs that one can see on his or her iPhone or iPod touch. As to the list of repairs, it is rather detailed. For example, it includes such service items as oil change, lubricate and grease, oil filter, tire rotation, rear axle fluid, and many more. The app allows the car owner to input different car readings such as the odometer, etc. It is evident that this feature will make it easier to check all car data when one needs it.
Sunday night, some iOS users failed to make new purchases in the App Store, iTunes Store and iBooksstore due to a bug in Apple’s new Terms & Conditions system. When trying to purchase an item at any of the three digital venues, a buyer was asked to accept the Terms & Conditions, but the purchase was never verified and let through, and the process started over and over again without actually registering the acceptance of Terms & Conditions by that person.