iOS

  • Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    The streamlined 2016 Corvette Stingray is one of the first vehicles to ship with Apple CarPlay in the States. Simply put, it’s an iPhone for your dashboard, which Apple and car makers hope you’ll use instead of the iPhone in your hand. First, the bad news: CarPlay is far from perfect. It’s boring, for one. And in many cases I found the Corvette’s own infotainment… Read More

  • Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Apple playing nicely with enterprise companies is a sight for sore eyes. The edict that Microsoft has enterprise on lockdown is dissipating. Huge enterprise player Cisco and Apple announced a “Fast Lane” for iOS enterprise users, which promises a more streamlined and optimized experience for those enterprise customers using Cisco networks and products. There aren’t a lot… Read More

  • Android Wear Device Supports iOS, Per This Pre-Order Page

    Android Wear Device Supports iOS, Per This Pre-Order Page

    Apple Watch not for you? The Amazon preorder page for the Huawei Watch states that the device will support iOS. Now, at this point, it’s unclear if this is a typo or unreleased information — let’s hope it’s the latter. So far iPhone owners have had a limited amount of smartwatches to choose from, say just the Apple Watch and Pebble devices. Likewise, there are dozens… Read More

  • Apple Loses ‘Swipe To Unlock’ Patent In German Court

    Apple Loses ‘Swipe To Unlock’ Patent In German Court

    Apple has lost a challenge in the German court system that sought to overturn an earlier ruling, which voided its patent for ‘swipe to unlock’ in Europe. The patent (EP1964022) was granted back in 2010 and was used to win an injunction against Motorola smartphones (back when Moto was owned by Google) in 2012. Motorola has since appealed the injunction, with a decision dependent… Read More

  • Peak Android? YoY Growth Lowest Ever In Q2, Says Gartner

    Peak Android? YoY Growth Lowest Ever In Q2, Says Gartner

    It’s no wonder Google is expanding its efforts to broaden Android’s reach by working with OEMs in emerging markets, via its Android One smartphone affordability program; the latest global smartphone market data from analyst Gartner shows growth slowing, and Android specifically recording its slowest ever year-on-year growth. Read More

  • WhatsApp’s Web Client Adds iOS Support

    WhatsApp’s Web Client Adds iOS Support

    WhatsApp has finally added iOS to the platforms supported by its web app. This means that iPhone users can now sync their accounts and chats to WhatsApp Web. iOS is already listed on WhatsApp Web’s site, but is still gradually rolling out to iPhone users in the app’s latest update. Read More

  • iOS 9 Will Know To Use Cell Data When The Wi-Fi Sucks

    iOS 9 Will Know To Use Cell Data When The Wi-Fi Sucks

    iOS 9 finally kills off an endless source of frustration: getting stuck on Wi-Fi networks that are just strong enough to connect to but too weak to actually use. Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Open Source Tool To Help iOS Developers Port Their Apps To Windows

    Microsoft Launches Open Source Tool To Help iOS Developers Port Their Apps To Windows

    At its Build developer conference earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would soon release tools that would make it easier for iOS and Android developers to take their existing code and port their apps to Windows. The Android version of this, officially named Windows Bridge for Android, is now in private beta. The iOS version, however — previously known under the codename… Read More

  • You Can No Longer Leave App Store Reviews If You Run A Beta Version Of iOS

    You Can No Longer Leave App Store Reviews If You Run A Beta Version Of iOS

    File this under notable PSA: Apple just implemented a change that prevents users with devices running its latest iOS beta (that’s iOS 9 right now) from leaving reviews in the App Store. Read More

  • Apple Drops New Developer Betas Of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2

    Apple Drops New Developer Betas Of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2

    We’re one step closer to getting the final builds of Apple’s latest crop of operating systems. Today, Apple released its fourth beta updates of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2 to developers. Final Builds are set to be released this fall, likely in September if precedent holds. Read More

  • Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 Will Launch On July 20

    Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 Will Launch On July 20

    Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 2015 (VS 2015), the latest version of the company’s integrated development environment, will launch on July 20. This latest version greatly emphasizes cross-platform development, with support for targeting Windows, iOS and Android, in part through its support for the Apache Cordova project and Xamarin’s app development platform. Read More

  • Apple Watch Lands In Seven New Countries, Coming To Three More July 17

    Apple Watch Lands In Seven New Countries, Coming To Three More July 17

    The Apple Watch is expanding beyond the launch group of countries today, shortly after the device first became available for in-store purchase at Apple Retail with a reservation. The international sales expansion includes Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan as of today, and the next group includes the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand starting July… Read More

  • Monument Valley Is Bringing Ida’s Dream To All Platforms Free On June 25

    Monument Valley Is Bringing Ida’s Dream To All Platforms Free On June 25

    Monument Valley remains one of the best mobile games of last year, and likely ranks among the better titles of all time, in terms of unique design and imaginative gameplay mechanics. The ustwo games debut is getting even better today, thanks to the release of a special, visually updated version of the Ida’s Dream level pack released as part of a Project (RED) charitable promotion… Read More

  • Devs Use Minor Updates To Resurrect iOS Apps On The Slide, Study Finds

    Devs Use Minor Updates To Resurrect iOS Apps On The Slide, Study Finds

    App updates are a strategic tool used by developers to revive waining interest in their software and spark downloads. That’s one of the conclusions from a study by a group of Italian academics looking at how app developers use updates to attract attention, and how effective this strategy is on Android vs iOS. Read More

  • Twitter Expands Its “Experiments” Beta Testing Program To iOS

    Twitter Expands Its “Experiments” Beta Testing Program To iOS

    In 2013, Twitter launched a beta testing program for Android which allows users to try out new builds of the Twitter application as well as test experimental features ahead of a public release. That program has now made its way to iOS users, Twitter confirms to TechCrunch after we received reports from several users who were being asked to join via a message displayed in their Twitter app. Read More

  • Apple’s WWDC Keynote In 90 Seconds

    Apple had a lot to announce at its Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, and it was easy to miss big news as it happened during the two-hour-plus keynote. We’ve summed it up right here, with links to our coverage if you want to know more. Off the bat, Apple announced Mac OS X El Capitan. While it doesn’t come with a visual overhaul like last year’s Yosemite update… Read More

  • Apple’s New Developer Program Offers iOS, OS X And watchOS Tools For $99

    Apple’s New Developer Program Offers iOS, OS X And watchOS Tools For $99

    Apple has consolidated its developer program, bundling together access to developer tools and pre-release software builds for iOS, OS X and watchOS all under one umbrella. The unification of the dev programs is very much in favor of developers; previously, the Mac and iOS programs each cost $99 per year for access, but now it’s just $99 annually for both, plus the new watchOS native… Read More

  • Apple Announces iOS 9

    Apple Announces iOS 9

    It’s pretty much tradition for Apple to announce a new version of iOS at WWDC. For the past few months, rumor had it that Apple was taking a gap year to focus on fixing existing features and solidifying Apple’s mobile OS foundation. And it’s true that many existing apps received some much-needed refinement. Still, Apple announced new features, including a few unexpected… Read More

  • What To Expect From Apple’s WWDC 2015

    What To Expect From Apple’s WWDC 2015

     This year’s kick-off event at WWDC will likely have a developer focus, given the nature of the event, but there will plenty for everyone to pay attention to, especially if you’re a fan of iOS, OS X or the latest new Apple device: The Apple Watch. Here’s a roundup of what’s likely to go down at WWDC this year, along with a few far-out wishes and some cold water… Read More

  • Pebble Time Review

    Pebble Time Review

    All smartwatches owe a debt to Pebble; the startup, in its previous life, was building smartwatches for BlackBerry devices back when people still used those. The Pebble Time is the second-generation Pebble hardware released by the company, and it starts shipping out to early supporters of the Kickstarter campaign today. After a week of testing, on both iOS and Android devices, it’s… Read More

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