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Full-Screen Ads And Pre-Roll Videos Are Coming To iOS Apps

Apple has announced two new ad formats capable of taking over the entire screen of your iPhone or iPad. The new formats will be a part of Apple’s iAd platform for iOS, which allows developers to build in ads right into their apps. Because if you’re going make bigger phones, you might as well have bigger ads, right?


Report: Apple Will Announce Its Watch At The September 9 iPhone Event

The ever-reliable John Paczkowski is reporting that Apple will announce a wearable at the previously reported event on September 9. That wearable is almost surely that “iWatch” thing everyone has been talking about, although an announcement wasn’t expected until later this year.


The iPad Education Revolution Stalls Out

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported that its sprawling hometown’s school system, the second largest in the US, would be withdrawing from last year’s ambitious promise to supply all 640,000 students with an iPad. Good. The Los Angeles United School District just dodged a $US1 billion, tablet-shaped bullet.


Apple's Latest Patent Covers Flexible Displays And Buttons

Forget the home button. It looks like Apple’s planning on squishy displays with buttons underneath, according to the latest patent they’ve been granted.


Report: Gigantic 12.9-Inch iPads Are Coming Next Year

Since the iPhone’s launch in 2007, Apple has kept screen sizes simple, offering only four options. Now, the company may be taking a different approach. Bloomberg reports that Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad in early 2015, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.


Leaked iPhone 6 Guide Appears To Confirm Announce Date, Other Details

iPhone rumour season is just days away from becoming iPhone reality season, and a new leak from a usually reliable source appears to confirm some basic details.


China Wants Its Own Homegrown OS To Replace Windows And Android

The Chinese computing market looks much like most of the world. Windows rules desktops. Android rules smartphones. Now, the Chinese government wants to challenge both giants by putting its own homegrown operating system on everything.


Apple Is Replacing Some Defective iPhone 5 Batteries

Does the battery life on your iPhone 5 suck? There’s a small chance that might be because Apple sold you a defective unit. Here’s how Australians can find out.


Reuters: iPhone 6 Display Redesign Could Limit Availability

Whether it’s made of sapphire or not the display of the next iPhone is rumoured to be causing some trouble. Reuters reports that Apple suppliers are “scrambling to get enough screens ready” for the new phone as a last-minute redesign has disrupted production.


Apple Patent Helps Find Your Car Even When You Can't Get A Signal

A pair of new Apple patents explain how your phone could help you find your car in the parking lot, even if you’re struggling to get a phone signal and aren’t in range of a GPS satellite.


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