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Google to Bring Chrome Apps to iOS

Google's Chrome Apps have been available for desktop systems running Chrome OS and Windows for some time now, and they just became available for Mac users early last December. Google is now bringing Chrome Apps to both Android and iOS via Apache's Cordova platform, which is a set of APIs (application programming interface) that allow mobile app developers to access native device functions (such as a camera or accelerometer) with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Chrome Apps for iOS

Google today released a preview of a toolchain for developers. This tool will allow developers to wrap their Chrome apps in a native shell and submit them to Apple's App Store and Google Play. In addition to a multitude of APIs available in Cordova,

Moshi Launches Samsung-like Flip Cover for the iPhone

Moshi has released the SenseCover for the iPhone 5 and 5s. The new case offers full front and backside protection for your iPhone, while allowing you to use your device without having to open the cover. The SenseCover features a preview window like the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Flip Cover, and a touch strip that allows you to answer calls and swipe away alarms. The preview window not only allows you to use your phone without the fear of shattering your display, but it also delivers privacy from prying eyes.

Moshi SenseCover

The SenseCover includes a polycarbonate hardshell and leatherette front cover to protect your iPhone from bumps and falls. It also features a magnetic clasp to keep the cover secure, and accessibility to all your buttons and camera.

Apple Stock Drops Nearly 9% Despite Record Breaking Q1 Numbers

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) today released results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter (ended December 28th 2013), and while some of the numbers were record breakers for the tech giant, they still fell short of analysts' expectations. This, accompanied by a disappointing Q2 forecast, caused the stock to drop nearly 9% during after hours trading. According to OppTrends, Apple shares were trading for around $502 at 5:43 P.M. EST today.

AAPL stock dips

Apple reported a record quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share. These are up from revenue of $54.5 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share, for Q1 2012. Gross margin dipped slightly to 37.9, down from 38.6 a year ago. iPhone sales

New Jailbreak Tweaks for your iPhone's Battery: BatterySafe, Alkaline and More

Several battery-related jailbreak tweaks for your iPhone/iPad have been recently released and are worthy of mention. BatterySafe will help you avoid draining your battery to the point of shutdown, while Alkaline and NCBattery are cosmetic tweaks for your battery icon.

jailbreak tweak BatterySafe

Anybody who uses Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity on a daily basis has no doubt been frustrated at one point or another when they went to use their iPhone or iPad only to find its battery dead because they forgot to turn off those services. This

Barrel Home Screen Special Effects Optimized for iOS 7

Looking for a fun tweak to customize your jailbroken iOS 7 device? Developer Aaron Ash has put more hard work into his tweak, Barrel to get it working flawlessly on iOS 7. Once installed from Cydia, Barrel provides a list of transitions to choose from under Settings -> Barrel.

Barrel tweak iPhone jailbreak

Switching between different home screens has never been so interesting. The latest version of Barrel (1.7.0.3-1) brings fixes to iOS 6 devices and updates the Settings to use the entire screen on larger iOS devices. Minor cosmetic flaws noticeable on iOS 7 have also been fixed.

iPhone Game Giveaway: DuckieDeck Family Photo for Toddlers

We're giving away 4 free promo codes for the iOS game DuckieDeck Family Photo. The app allows toddlers to create funny and creative caricatures of their family and friends without the need of costly in-app purchases.

DuckieDeck Family Photo

Family Photo is easy to use, children can choose from a variety of colorful faces, facial features and accessories to create group photos of their family. The game features over 100 different options, like noses, eye shape, glasses and facial hair, to choose from.

Apple Takes Another Step Toward Mobile Payments

It is, or at least should be, obvious that making purchases at retail stores with your mobile device, while bypassing store personnel altogether, is going to be the norm at some point in the future. When this will be is the mystery. The technology is already widely used in Japan, South Korea and many countries in Europe. In America however, no clear leader has emerged and things are moving at a much slower pace, but progressing nonetheless. Google has been experimenting with Google Wallet and NFC (near field communication) technology on its Android handsets for some time. Apple has also been gradually building the groundwork for its own mobile payment system and yesterday, according to the Wall Street Journal, there was another development in its endeavor.

Apple mobile payment system patent

On Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Senior VP of Internet and Software Services, Eddie Cue, met with other technology industry executives to discuss their interest in making mobile payments for goods and services from mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad. The WSJ also reported that Apple has charged executive Jennifer

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Beats Music and More...

Here's a quick look at some of the noteworthy apps, games and jailbreak tweaks released to the Apple App Store and Cydia this week (01/19/14 to 01/25/14). Apple's Free Game of the Week is Where's My Mickey. It will be free on the App Store until 01/30/14.

Beats Music

Beats Music: Free to download, requires $10 monthly membership (Requires iOS 6 or later) Rated 12+

Beats' new music streaming service for iOS, Android and Window devices is for music lovers who don't mind paying $10 a month instead of listening to ads. Beats Music biggest selling point is its recommendation engine comprised of real people, and its fill in the "Sentence" feature that allows users to get suggestions based on what they're doing and who they're with. The Sentence has already spun a meme where users share their most ridiculous answers to the fill in the blank option: "I'm ___ & feel like ___ with ___ to ___".

Free Apps of the Week: Where's My Mickey and Carmageddon

Both Where's My Mickey and Carmageddon are currently free on the App Store for a limited time.

Where's My Mickey

Where's My Mickey is a lot like Where's My Water. It is a physics-based game where you must help Mickey Mouse complete puzzles by using wind, clouds and rain. The game includes 5 episodes starring popular Disney characters, 6 bonus Goofy puzzles, plus more. It supports all iOS devices running iOS 5 or later and it is rated 9+. The app will be free until Thursday as part of Apple's Free App of the Week promotion.

Save $20 on Griffin's FastClip Armband for the iPhone 5 and 5s [Deals]

Griffin Technology is offering $20 off its FastClip Armband for the iPhone 5/5s and iPod touch (5th generation). The armband is normally $20.99 meaning you can nab it for only $9.99 until February 2, 2014. Just use the promo code GETFIT at checkout to take advantage of the deal.

Griffin Fastclip

The FastClip is more than just an armband, it is also a hard case and features a built-in stand. The band itself is made from breathable stretch fabric and fits arms up to 19 inches. The FastClip also includes a clip so you can attach it to your belt or bag when you're not working out.

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