Analyst Predicts Apple ‘iAnywhere’ Platform Will Turn Your iPhone Into a Desktop Computer

JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz says Apple may be preparing to release a platform he dubs ‘iAnywhere’ that would let you dock your iOS device into a display turning it into a full blown desktop computer.

“While not a new idea, our global tech research team believes Apple could be on the cusp of introducing a new category with iAnywhere, a converged MacOS-iOS operating system that allows an iPhone or iPad to dock into a specially configured display to run as a computer,” Moskowitz said. “In our view, this category would be a leapfrog event, potentially jumpstarting iPhone and iPad growth as well as peripherals and cloud-based software and services sales.”

It’s said that Apple could introduce ‘iAnywhere’ within 12 to 18 months.

What do you think about this concept? Would you want to be able to connect your iDevice to a new cinema display and have it function similar to a Mac? Let us know in the comments.

[via CNET]

Google Now for iOS

Google has finally come out with Google Now for the iOS platform.

WIth the latest release of Google Search, version 3.0, Google was able to ‘push’ this great feature, that has been available for Android users for awhile, to iOS users allowing them access to this Siri rivial.

Google Now provides updates to the information that is important to you. You can turn ‘cards’ or categories ON or OFF at your pleasure. The Google Now cards available are:

Weather
Traffic
Next Appointment
Flights
Gmail
Travel
Public Transit
Places
Sports
Public Alerts
Movies
Stocks
News Updates
Photo Spots
Birthdays

Don’t have the app yet? iOS users visit the App Store on your device or click here http://goo.gl/vXVzF

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Google+ for iOS Gets a Minor Bugfix Update

Android isn’t the only platform getting some bug fixing loving for the Google+ app, Apple has just approved a minor bugfix update for the iOS app.

This update brings the version up to 4.3.1, with only bugfix and performance improvements. A minor update is better than no update though, so make sure to grab it while it’s hot, and let us know if you’ve spotted any notable changes or performance boosts.

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Don’t have Google+ for iOS? Click the green download button below to be taken to the iTunes page to download straight to your iOS device.

Apple’s iMessage causes decline in U.S. text messaging, report says

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Apple’s iMessage, as well as other data-based messaging apps, reportedly caused the first drop in U.S. text messaging in years, and the downward trend may continue as more wireless subscribers switch to smartphones.

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Passbook app usability enhanced for first-time users in iOS 6.1 beta

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With Apple’s release of the second iOS 6.1 beta, the company added an explanatory note in the Passbook app for first-time users, a change from the current setup that directs users to Passbook-ready apps on the App Store.

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Evernote Announces Major Redesign Of iOS App

Following last week’s announcement of a redesigned Mac client (more details here), which was released yesterday as public beta, Evernote has today announced a major update “coming very soon” for the iOS version of the app.

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Starbucks Adds Passbook Support to Its iPhone App

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Starbucks has added Passbook support to its iPhone app [App Store], as perhaps the highest profile app to embrace the feature. Starbucks customers can use its app to store gift cards and use QR codes on the phone to quickly pay for food and drinks without needing cash or credit cards. Additionally, the company keeps track of purchases for its rewards program.

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First Update to Chrome for iPhone and iPad Brings G+, FB and Twitter Sharing Support

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Google Chrome team has started pushing updates to Chrome for iOS. The first update for Chrome for iPhone and iPad has the following changes.

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Apple wants to create iPhone-based automated homes

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A new, extensive patent application details how a new iPhone model with a near-field communications chip could serve as the connected centerpiece of an automated digitally connected home.

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Google Earth 7 for iOS Brings 3D Imagery to iPhone 4S, 2nd and 3rd Generation iPads

Ahead of iOS 6′s release and Apple’s new Maps application, which includes photo-realistic interactive 3D views with Flyover, Google has updated their Google Earth application for iOS, bringing 3D views to Apple’s most recent iPhones and iPads.

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Apple’s London Stores to Distribute iPhone and iPad Olympic Pins

With the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics set for tomorrow in London, Apple is preparing to offer an extra bonus to some customers visiting its stores in the area during the roughly two-week event. The company has produced a series of four lapel pins commemorating the London Olympics, displaying the flag of the United Kingdom in place of the screen of both black and white iPhones and iPads.

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Nano-SIM Cards Stockpiled In Advance of iPhone 5 Launch [Report]

Less is more? Really?

Jailbreaking iPhones Made This Student $50,000

Can jailbreaking iOS devices become a real business with an actual annual profit? Apparently, yes. And even if we wouldn’t recommend basing your monthly income entirely on the process of hacking phones and installing apps Apple doesn’t approve, $50,000 a year doesn’t sound that bad.

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