VLC for iOS media player to relaunch on App Store after two-year absence

Apple pulled the popular VLC app from the App Store in 2011 over copyright and licensing issues, but now the media player has announced that it will officially return to iOS on 19 July. Major changes to the free iOS app include AirPlay support, Wi-Fi uploading, Dropbox integration, third-party app integration, video playback filters for brightness, contrast, etc, and the…

Apple and SKT negotiate over LTE-A version of iPhone 5S

An SK Telecom executive, who preferred to stay anonymous, confirmed the carrier has approached Apple to negotiate an LTE-Advanced capable version of the next iPhone. According to the unnamed executive “SK Telecom is approaching Apple to put our LTE-A technology on the upcoming iPhone 5S. We are in the middle of negotiations“. This means the South Koreans might be getting…

Alleged images and video of budget Apple iPhone emerge

A slew of alleged images and video footage of Apple’s much talked about budget iPhone made an appearance on the web. The photos look in line with the leaked colored shells from last week. The images reveal a svelte-looking handset with a 4″ display, made of polycarbonate. Despite its plastic nature however, the budget iPhone is said to be impressively…

Evernote 5 for Windows Desktop launches in beta, brings improved UI and search

Evernote 5 for Mac released eight months ago, leaving PC users in the dust. But now the Evernote team has finally announced a preview of Evernote 5 for Windows Desktop. The preview offers more than100 new tweaks, improving upon the original version that landed for Mac. It even received an interface redesign and new search and discovery functions, although the…

Chrome for iOS will now open links in Google apps, enter fullscreen on iPad and more

On top of a major update to Google Maps for iOS, Google has pushed out many new features for its Chrome for iOS app. The Chrome app updated on Wednesday with the much awaited option of being able toopen links for YouTube, Maps, G+ and Drive in the app instead of the Chrome browser. With this change, Google has introducedinter-operability…

Kantar: iOS usage grows 3.5% in the US, gets closer to Android

A market research conducted by analyst company Kantar Worldpanel shows that iOS has grabbed 41.9% of the smartphone market in the US for the three-month period ending in May. That’s an increase of 3.5 percent points over the same period of last year. This gets Apple’s mobile OS closer to Android, which managed to add the negligible 0.1% to its…

Angry Birds Star Wars coming to game consoles for first time on 29 October

Activision Publishing, Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm jointly announced on Thursday that Angry Birds Star Wars would release for gaming console systems on 29 October. The game will specifically release for the first time on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo’s Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It will also launch as varied editions with design elements specific to each…

Apple seeds iOS 7 beta 3 to registered developers

Apple has started seeding the third version of the developer preview of iOS 7 to registered developers. If you have it installed on your device, you should have gotten a prompt to update it by now. As usual, there are several minor changes across the board but by far the most noticeable is the change of system fonts. The first…

YouTube for iOS updated with AirPlay and console streaming, other improvements

The YouTube team has released an update for its iOS application that features a new “Send to TV”feature for users tired of watching the latest Harlem Shake video on their 4-inch display.  The Send to TV feature, now available in version 1.2.1 of the YouTube app, can stream videos to an Apple TV, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3. Using the…

In-app purchases unlawful? Free to play games under investigation by OFT

The Office of Fair Trading is conducting an enquiry into the lawfulness of free to play games. The main issues relate to the way in-app purchases and similar schemes are marketed towards children. “As part of the investigation, the OFT has written to companies offering free web or app-based games, seeking information on in-game marketing to children,” an OFT spokesman…