Along with the release of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games has launched a companion app for the game on iOS. And while the name iFruit pokes fun at Cupertino some, this mobile app isn't merely a satirical attempt at promotion; it's tied directly to your GTA V experience on consoles. Users can remotely access Los Santos Customs — the game's vehicle customization shop — and choose new paint jobs, wheels, lights, window tints, spoilers, and more for their car. Internal upgrades to the engine, brakes, and suspension can also be performed.
The days are seriously numbered on how much longer we'll get to spend with the cast of Breaking Bad, but Conan is giving viewers one more chance to see the whole gang together before it all concludes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, series creator Vince Gilligan will head to the late night talk show alongside cast members Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk, and R.J. Mitte (Walt, Jesse, Skyler, Hank, Marie, Saul, and Junior), on September 23rd, just a few days before the series conclusion that Sunday.
With iOS 7 arriving tomorrow, Apple is extending some love to the owners of older iOS devices that have been left behind. New compatibility features, first spotted on Reddit, will now kick into action if you attempt to download an app that is not supported by your current firmware. Instead, the company now asks if you'd like to install the last compatible version, which, for some apps, can be over a year old
Nokia is planning to hold a special event on October 22nd. The Finnish smartphone maker revealed on Twitter today that it plans to announce "more innovation," with a mysterious save the date image. After originally planning to launch a 6-inch Lumia 1520 Windows Phone at a September event in New York City, The Verge understands Nokia has delayed and opted for an October unveiling.
Google has announced that it will start rolling out a new version of its Wallet app in the US that will bring a better overview of purchases and allow for easier sending of cash from a phone while on the move.The new app also promises to group together all your loyalty cards in one place for convenience by simply scanning or inputting the number from the card to the app, and then scanning the app next time you’re at the checkout. Google added that soon Wallet will notify users of nearby stores for which they have a store card.
Microsoft's Bing search engine is getting a new look. A year in the making, Bing is dropping its curly blue logo for a modern design that closely matches the rest of Microsoft's recently redesigned product branding. "The logo, obviously, is a big deal for us, a lot more angular and fresh and sharper than we've used in the past," explains Microsoft's Lawrence Ripsher, a design lead for Bing’s User Experiences, in an interview with The Verge. After "literally dozens" of color experiments, Microsoft has selected an orange Bing logo that's almost golden in its appearance.
AMC will split the final season of Med Men into two separate sections, aired a year apart. The Los Angeles Times reports that the halves of season seven (which series creator Matthew Weiner earlier confirmed would be the conclusion of the show) will be called "The Beginning" and "The End of an Era." The first is set of seven episodes will air in spring of next year, followed by the final seven episodes in spring 2015.