Apple Store opens in Reno, Nevada after relocating; new Apple store 2.0 design is open and airy


You might remember a very old BlackBerry Storm commercial from 2008 that focused on the SurePress clickable keyboard that was supposed to make typing on the phone’s glass display more accurate. While the Storm user on screen was typing out the name of a city, the off-screen announcer was saying, “And lookee here…it’s typing Reno, Nevada instead of Rino Fertada or Emo Pinata.”

We bring that up because yesterday, Apple opened up its newest Apple Store in Reno, Nevada. Note that the store was not opened in Rino Fertada or even Emo Pinata. The new store opened in the Summit Reno Mall, …


Apple store goes down ahead of the iPhone X announcement

One of the biggest product launch events in a decade is happening later today — Apple will be releasing its anniversary edition iPhone X, along with two regular models — the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — and a whole bunch of other stuff. So it’s fair to say we’re in for an exciting ride.

And even though a disturbingly high amount of information leaked beforehand, the event itself is still right on track. And as proof of that, the company has now taken its online store down to prepare for all the new products.
This …

NBA 2K18 companion app and theme card game is now up on App Store and Google Play

2K’s MyNBA2K18 has just been released in the App Store and Google Play, but the companion app will be at its full potential on September 19 when NBA 2K18 will be launched on PC and consoles. 

However, those who pre-order the video game on either platform will receive it on September 15, four days ahead of its official release. Anyway, the good news is MyNBA2K18 is not just a companion app for the NBA 2K18, it’s also a full fledged theme card game.

So, aside from the fact that it fully integrates with NBA 2K18, the app includes the collectible …

YouTube client ProTube feels the heat from Google, removes itself from the App Store

On the first of this month, alternative YouTube client ProTube was removed from the Apple App Store by its developer. This took place following complaints lodged by YouTube owner Google. The search giant first filed its complaint a year ago stating that the app violated its Terms of Service. Google pointed out in its complaint that ProTube was a paid app which alone was a violation of the YouTube ToS. ProTube developer Jonas Gessner wrote in his blog on Sunday that Google requested that ProTube remove all of the features that made it different than YouTube.

Google wanted ProTube to remove …

Asus ZenUI 4.0 Safeguard app goes live in the Google Play Store

ZenUI, Asus’s own skin for Android devices, includes many features and apps that many consider bloatware. One of the apps the goes along with ZenUI 4.0 is called Safeguard and offers users two features: SOS and Report Location.

The ZenUI Safeguard application allows Asus smartphones users to quickly make an SOS call and send an SMS message during emergencies. Moreover, they can share their real-time location with family and friends at any time. The same Report Location feature enables users to seek help via an alarm or SOS call on the location-tracking notification.

Well, this little …

SonicSpy malware has made it to the Play Store carried by thousands of apps, can use phone camera, microphone, and more

Viruses are always a nasty thing to deal with and it has been so since the age of the first household PCs. However, malicious software, which aims to allow an attacker to steal your data or hijack your device for their purposes, is downright dangerous. Especially considering how much sensitive information we keep on our computers and our phones nowadays.

We generally feel safe and secure when downloading apps from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, since both marketplaces have strict rules and monitoring of each new product. However, every once in a while, …

New iOS 11 icons surface for Apple Maps, App Store and Clock; iOS 11 beta 6 is released

A tweet from iCulture reveals some new icons discovered on the latest beta version of iOS 11, released today. The new Apple Maps icon has something of an inside joke to it as it shows an automobile heading past Apple Park. In the top right, part of the circular building can be seen on the icon. This replaces the current icon which shows a car driving on the I-280 overpass about to make a left turn.

The App Store icon has been made less complex as the paint brush, pencil and ruler that help form the letter “A” (for App) have been replaced by popsicle sticks? Lastly, the font on the clock …

Samsung Keyboard app goes live in the Google Play Store

There are many virtual keyboard apps for mobile devices out there, but not many are really good. Samsung Keyboard is one of the latter, but it’s not available to everyone since it comes pre-installed on Android handset launched by the South Korean company.

Although Samsung Keyboard remains exclusive to Samsung smartphones, the application is now listed on Google Play Store. The release of the app in the digital store will allow the developers to update it more often.

Obviously, the application can’t be installed on other handsets but those launched by Samsung, but at least users will …

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact will hit store shelves by September 10, new rumor claims

As is tradition, Sony will be holding an event ahead of this year’s IFA, at which it will be unveiling its fall lineup of smartphones. And this isn’t just speculation on our part — the company has already announced its keynote time and place more than two months ahead.

However, we’ve heard a fair amount of info about that very same lineup — according to the latest rumors, Sony is set to announce a trio of new devices, the Xperia X1, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact. But the latter of these is certainly the most interesting, though: Sony is pretty much the only …

Google Play Store search results now treasure quality above all else

Google announced earlier today it had made some changes to its search algorithms in the Play Store, which are meant to provide Android users with better results when they’re looking for an app or game.

What does this mean for developers and Android users alike? It means higher quality apps will surface in the Google Play Store more than similar apps of lower quality. If you’re a developer and your app receives many negative reviews due to excessive battery usage, slow render times, and crashes, the chances are that it won’t appear in Google Play Store results as …