In 2011, when iCloud replaced MobileMe, Apple gave paying MobileMe customers an additional 20GB of iCloud storage as a thank you for their purchase. That storage was to be discontinued in September of 2012, but Apple ended up giving MobileMe users another year of storage for free. Now, however, the complimentary iCloud storage plan will be expiring at the end of next month, on September 30th. For customers using more than 5GB…

Imangi Studios’ hit game Temple Run 2 has been updated to include Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt as a playable character. As expected, the character comes equipped with Bolt’s signature yellow and green outfit along with unique talents like a coin-magnet speed-boost hybrid power up. Bolt spoke to USA Today about his appearance in the game, which he says that he plays while traveling. To see himself actually in the game, “is fun…

Netflix announced today that it is opening up its new ‘profiles’ feature to all accounts, after a brief beta period. The feature allows families to assign unique Netflix profiles — up to 5 — to each viewer, with individual Recently Watched and Instant Queue lists. As a result, families and married couples won’t be able to ‘ruin’ each other’s Netflix experiences by watching an out-of-character show that then significantly affects Netflix’s recommendations….

As noted by Life On My Mobile, the first beta version of iOS 7 includes a system for warning users when they are using unauthorized cables or accessories with their devices. The software does not, however, prevent the cables or accessories from functioning. Apple has added a warning when you plug an unauthorized charge / sync Lightning cable into your iPhone 5. The popup message states “This cable or accessory is not…

While iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks drew most of the attention at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, another one of Apple’s introductions also generated a significant amount of discussion and controversy: redesigned AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule Wi-Fi base stations. The new vertical designs take up considerably more volume than their predecessors, although footprints have been reduced to just 3.85 inches square. The new base stations include support for…

The Wrap reports that Ashton Kutcher’s film “Jobs” will now debut on August 16 in the United States. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Music Festival in late January to mixed reviews, had been scheduled for an April 19 wide release, but was delayed. Five Star Institute’s Mark Hulme financed and produced the movie, which Open Road acquired in a service release deal prior to this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where…

The teardown experts at iFixit have just taken apart the new 13-inch Mid-2013 MacBook Air that was announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote yesterday, and while there aren’t too many drastic changes in the internals there are a few differences that are worth noting. The team found that the PCIe-based SSD module from Samsung is smaller than the previous model’s Toshiba SATA module, which also means that the drive is not…

At yesterday’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple unveiled its next generation operating system, OS X Mavericks. While Mavericks incorporates a number of significant changes like a redesigned Finder, a Safari overhaul, and new Compressed Memory settings, there are also a number of other, smaller changes that MacRumors forum readers and other sources have unearthed. AppNap Settings – AppNap, which is designed to conserve battery by sending apps into a hibernation mode, can be…

While the most obvious change in iOS 7 is the look and feel of the user interface, Apple’s engineers have packed the update with numerous changes both big and small. Here are a selection of changes noticed by folks in the MacRumors Forums and elsewhere. Cellular Data Tracking by App – In Settings / Cellular, users can track cellular data usage on a per-app basis. Apps can have their cellular data access…

Aside from the “all-day” battery life that comes alongside the upgrade to Intel’s Haswell processors in the new MacBook Air, one of the other major improvements is the adoption of PCIe-based flash storage for much faster performance. The new PCIe flash will also be coming to Apple’s radically redesigned Mac Pro later this year, and undoubtedly other Macs as well. Available in capacities up to 512GB, this next-generation flash storage is up…