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Welcome, New iPad, iPhone & iPod Owners!

Hah, what fun the podcasts were! They were a challenge with the distances involved (UK-CA) - even when Jeremy was in Paris for the Apple Expo. You’d think being so near we’d manage a glitch free recording but road works outside the hotel put paid to that!

Thanks for your continued support.

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on December 30, 2013 at 2:54 PM (CST)

Welcome, New iPad, iPhone & iPod Owners!

I remember the early days of iLounge, when it was actually called “iPodLounge.”  Then Apple started stamping out everything that wasn’t theirs with the word “iPod” in the title.  Back in those days, a reader could comment directly at the end of a published review and ask questions of the reviewer or add his or her own two cents, etc.  Unfortunately, this led to a lot of suspected shilling on the part of some manufacturers so that now review comments are restricted to the Forum.  Not nearly as much fun.  And then there were the occasional iPodLounge podcasts by Jeremy and Bob…

Congrats to iLounge for doing such a good job over the years, especially as the number of Apple related products has grown exponentially over that time.  I still never buy anything Apple without first consulting this website.

Posted by Downing on December 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM (CST)

Tim Cook memo alludes to 'big plans' in 2014

Maybe merging of multiple iCloud accounts? Probably not.

Posted by Lee on December 25, 2013 at 9:35 AM (CST)

Mophie debuts Powerstation XL battery pack

I bought a Mophie Powerstation XL.
I’m just able to charge my iPhone 5s 4 times with a full charge or half charge of my iPad 4.
On the back of the battery, i read “Eu 5900 mAh” instead 12000 mAh.
Is it Normal?

Posted by LEMAISTRE on December 20, 2013 at 2:38 PM (CST)

Beyoncé releases new 'visual album' on iTunes

If only I were a Beyoncé fan. NB the “visual album” is a cool concept, but it isn’t enough to make me a fan.

Posted by Mollari 2261 on December 16, 2013 at 4:21 PM (CST)

Razer iOS controller leaked

When is somebody gonna make a stand alone controller for use with iPad? Then things will get interesting.

Posted by Maurice Lewis on December 9, 2013 at 11:55 PM (CST)

Apple and Danish company collaborate on hearing aid

Is that $3,000 per aid, or $3,000 for a pair?

Big difference!

Plus, I want to see an Apple branded one—perhaps a special accessibility accessory with an iPhone or iPad!  :-)

Posted by Paul Robinson on December 8, 2013 at 6:58 PM (CST)

New apps aim to fix iOS 7 wallpaper issues

Perhaps Apple can fix this for free????

Posted by Steve on December 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM (CST)

Apps: Assassin's Creed Pirates, Doctor Who: Legacy, Double Dragon Trilogy + Foursquare 7.0

In the Double Dragon Trilogy, you are getting emulations of the actual coin-operated arcade games, not the home console versions.  The NES Double Dragon III was only loosely based on the arcade version.  But beyond that, yeah, they are typical 8-bit or 16-bit, although a bit more advanced than the home consoles, since the arcade machines were more powerful than the consoles at the time.

Posted by SkiBumMSP on December 6, 2013 at 4:26 PM (CST)

Honda announces iPhone-powered car touchscreen

You obviously don’t understand the concept of what “iOS in the Car” is. It’s a technology that overlays iOS functionality onto the cars touch-screen operating system via Bluetooth and / or WiFi. This idea that somehow you are going to have problems related to iOS and that it is somehow going to effect your car is foolish. And even if there was a problem, you can always revert back to the OS that the manufacturer has installed onto the touch-screen.

Also, Siri Eyes Free is a completely different tech then iOS in The Car and is mostly a backend system that allows you to use Siri via Bluetooth (with the added capability or really de-capability of turning off your screen while your driving in your car).

Posted by DMan on December 4, 2013 at 6:47 PM (CST)

Honda announces iPhone-powered car touchscreen

These OEM implementations of iOS functionality seem very risky to me—too many times an iOS version change disrupts functionality either because Apple changed the rules and the OEM didn’t follow, or the OEM didn’t implement the design rules correctly and a little version bump brings out the incompatibility.

It’s one thing to have your clock radio affected by an iOS update, but quite another to have your car’s use of iOS shut down, not to mention the long-term compatibility that would be needed for many years of use of the car.

Unless OEMs and Apple can demonstrate better long-term compatibility, and simple ways for consumers to update the firmware of their car audio sytems, I’ll pass ...

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on December 4, 2013 at 5:45 PM (CST)

Clumsy Ninja released in App Store

This is the best game I have ever played, love that Clumsy Ninja!

Posted by Milo on November 26, 2013 at 8:28 PM (CST)

Apple and Danish company collaborate on hearing aid

Im from Québec Canada, do you think we Will havé avalait le in my country in 2014, and were we Will be able to by, the ReSoundLiNX

Posted by Jean-Marc Arcand on November 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM (CST)

Samsung to pay Apple $290M more in damages

I am using Iphone 5s with yahoo mail account, receiving and sending mail is great, only problem is that I can only see the first several personal mailboxes, is there a fix for this? Thanks

Posted by John on November 25, 2013 at 12:33 PM (CST)

FCC to propose cellphone use above 10,000 feet

The one place left on the planet where you could be sure of not having some loudmouth jabbering on for hours on their phone - lets hope they install sound proof phone booths to prevent air rage!!!

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on November 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM (CST)

Clumsy Ninja released in App Store

Hello ,
Will this game be in android?
Am waiting for it :)
Please release it for android too..

Posted by mr.blake on November 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM (CST)

FCC to propose cellphone use above 10,000 feet

I have a friend who can talk your ear off. I love her dearly, but she just can’t shut up. I usually don’t travel with her and wouldn’t wish her on ANYONE that is trapped with her and her cellphone on an airplane. She would never run out of people to talk to. *shudder*

Posted by MLove on November 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM (CST)

Apple Store for iPad released as standalone app

Not available in the UK App Store…AGAIN. Took us AGES to get the iPhone/iPod touch version :-(

Posted by Nigel on November 24, 2013 at 7:33 AM (CST)

Yahoo Screen, PBS channels added to Apple TV

also another thing i noticed in the update is that they have included a progress bar in the netflix movies right on the information page. its small but you will notice it if you look carefully. i am not sure if it is an isolated incident.

Posted by Sunil on November 21, 2013 at 6:04 PM (CST)

FCC to propose cellphone use above 10,000 feet

If I have to sit on a plane and listen to someone talk for 3 hours straight I’ll stop flying

Posted by DP on November 21, 2013 at 5:50 PM (CST)

Yahoo Screen, PBS channels added to Apple TV

I’m glad Apple is doing more with their TV. I updated my Apple TV this afternoon and these news channels don’t quite seem to work yet, especially PBS.

Posted by choiceweb on November 20, 2013 at 11:17 PM (CST)

iFazz debuts 50x photo lens for iPhone 5/5s

perfect for “observing” your neighbors.

Posted by NSA on November 20, 2013 at 11:15 PM (CST)

Report: Apple 12.9-inch iPad 'early next year'

I would be really surprised if it doesn’t have a builtin keyboard.

Posted by Ben on November 20, 2013 at 1:37 AM (CST)

Apple offers Smart Case for Retina iPad mini cellular delays

The way that it work(ed/s): if someone called and asked about the delay in shipment, a free cover/case was offered along with expedited shipping. From several reports we’ve subsequently received, it sounds like (a) some people called and asked not about _status,_ but ‘how do I get my free case,” and (b) Apple may have stopped offering the cases. It was a nice gesture by the company to make customers feel better about having to wait an extended period of time for the Retina minis.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on November 19, 2013 at 8:57 AM (CST)

Apple can seek Samsung product ban again

The really silly part of all of this is that both companies make billions working with each other. One of Jobs goals was to cut Apple off from Samsung, the biggest semi-conductor in the world, because he was just that cranky of an old man…

Now they’re back using Samsung components because, surprise, surprise, you can’t be the single biggest vendor of things made from semiconductors and not do business with the biggest supplier of semiconductors. It’s elementary logic.

And, still, somehow, both companies continue with these infantile suits back and forth to try and gain any competitive advantage on the backs of the tax payers funding them fighting out how many angels can dance on the head of a pin for all intents and purposes. Drives me nuts.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on November 18, 2013 at 10:22 PM (CST)

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