Microsoft has updated its cloud-storage client for iOS, OneDrive, with a couple of new features. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus owners can now quickly access their most recently used files by pressing OneDrive’s Home screen icon lightly to bring up a menu providing direct access to their recent files. Here's how the official changelog for OneDrive 6.3 for iOS looks like:
This edition of OneDrive includes the following items:
3D Touch Support: Quickly get to your most recent files from the OneDrive icon on your home screen
By popular demand: Scoped folder search for your personal OneDrive account
Microsoft Intune mobile application management support
OneDrive requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later to work and is localized in the following languages - English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
According to Japanese website Nikkei, via MacRumors, Apple will be using OLED displays in its iPhone range from 2018 onwards. The source says that Apple has already told its suppliers about the switch, which has prompted LG Display to plan capacity upgrades in order to cope with the high level of OLED display production that would be required by Apple.
The report says that it looks like LG Display will be sharing the OLED production load with Samsung Electronics, which is at present the only company known to be able to produce OLED smartphone screens in the kind of volume that Apple would be looking for. Currently LG Display only has expertise in producing OLED displays for TVs.
While if true, this is clearly great news for Samsung and LG Display, it will be a major disappointment to Sharp and Japan Display, with the latter, in particular, currently relying on Apple for 30% of its business.
If you were planning to get some awesome Apple stocking stuffers for the holiday season, then you may want to check out these great deals at Target. These deals below are basically pre-Black Friday sales at the retailer. They have a ton of awesome value for various Apple products including Apple Watches, iPad Airs and the iPad Mini 2. Target is basically offering free Target gift cards (of varying sizes) for the multiple Apple products. Here's a listing of several, with links included!
Apple Watch 38mm (Space Gray w/ Black Sport Band) $349 w/ $100 Target Gift Card (Pictured)
Apple Watch 38mm (Rose Gold w/ Lavender Sport Band) $349 w/ $100 Target Gift Card
Apple Watch 38mm (Silver Aluminum w/ White Sport Band) $349 w/ $100 Target Gift Card
Apple Watch 38mm (Silver Aluminum w/ Blue Sport Band) $349 w/ $100 Target Gift Card...
It looks like T-Mobile may have been a bit "intimidated" by Sprint's latest pricing shift. Sprint recently shared a new plan promo that lets you basically take 50% off of your current bill if you switch from any of the other major carriers, T-Mobile, Verizon or AT&T. It will also pay you up to $650 in credits to cover any balance you owe or any early termination fees.
Because of this aggressive move, T-Mobile is now specifically targeting Sprint customers with a $200 per line credit if you switch from Sprint to T-Mo. For those considering this offer, you will have to choose a T-Mobile Simple Choice postpaid plan starting Thursday, November 26. No device trade-in is required for the bill credit.
To be clear, the deal also targets Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile postpaid and prepaid customers, but its big focus is obviously the Now Network. When the carriers actually start duking it out, the consumer ends up the big winner with big savings. Let's just cross our fingers that Verizon and AT&T are forced to jump into the fray.
Short-video service Vine just released an new update to its iOS application adding Apple Watch support. Vine version 4.4.0 allows fans of the service to view Vine videos directly on their wrists.
Seeing as Instagram works pretty well on the Apple Watch, Vine's square-shaped videos don't seem to be much of a problem either. The Apple Watch application allows users to view, like and Revine favorite Vines. Vine also brings the new Audio Remix feature and a handy new complication for use on watchfaces.
Vine version 4.4.0 in now available for in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
For those who don't know, Amazon Video is a great alternative for those who don't dig paying for a Netflix subscription. Most folks subscribed to Amazon Video use it because it's included in the company's annual Amazon Prime subscription.
On Tuesday, Amazon launched the version 3.3 update to its mobile Amazon Video app for iOS. The update mainly adds support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, along with support for the newly released iPad Pro. Fans of 3D Touch shortcuts can now firmly hold the Amazon Video icon on the Home screen to swiftly navigate to: Library, Downloads, Watchlist and Search.
The new update also adds Amazon's X-Ray feature, which matches up movie/tv show info with Amazon-owned IMDB. Apart from that, Amazon added a 'Next Up' feature, which will continue playing a show after an episode ends, similar to Netflix.
Amazon Video can now be downloaded for free with an Amazon Prime subscription in the iTunes App Store.
Several Apple TV billboards have been showing up across U.S. cities. They utilize the SMPTE color bars, which is the television test pattern. These billboards went up practically in unison across the country and follow video commercials released last week from Apple with a similar theme.
We aren't sure how/why this is supposed to entice people to get an Apple TV, but the SMPTE bars are a loose connection. The ads show up differently as well. Some are huge and vertical, (as can be seen above), while others are smaller and horizontal.
What do you think of Apple's colorful Apple TV ad campaign?
According to fresh online reports, it seems that there's an iOS Futurama game on the way. According to Engadget, Fox has teamed up with German developer Wooga to create a game to be entitled Futurama: Game of Drones.
The game takes players on a journey with the Planet Express crew as they fight a desperately imbalanced trade war against longtime shipping rival MomCo. While delivering dangerous cargo to hazardous locations under ill-advised circumstances, players connect groups of delivery drones to solve an array of fiendish puzzles as they venture into iconic environments from the FUTURAMA universe.
Dave Grossman (Secret of Monkey Island, The Wolf Among Us), Jonathon Myers (Game of Thrones: Ascent) and Patric M. Verrone are working on the game, so we should expect a promising release. At the moment, though, there’s no indication yet on when the game will be released.
Apple has recently launched the Personal Pickup opton in Australia and Canada earlier this week, and now it's expanding the in-store pickup service to the United Kingdom, as well. This allows customers to place an order on the Apple Online Store or Apple Store app and pick it up at a nearby Apple Retail Store.
Personal Pickup launched in the U.S. in 2011 and is offered for several Apple products, including Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs and the Apple Watch. Apple notifies customers via email or text message when their order is available for in-store pickup with a valid photo ID.
The international expansion of Personal Pickup is one of Apple retail chief's Angela Ahrendts main goals. Apple has opened 463 retail stores in 17 countries since May 2001, with nearly 200 located outside the U.S.