iPhone

  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile For iPhone

    Lightroom For iPhone Review: A Portable Digital Darkroom For Your Mobile Photos

    Adobe has a slew of new updates to its Creative Cloud suite today, and among them is a new version of Lightroom mobile designed for the iPhone. The app turns your iOS-powered smartphone into a pocket powerhouse of a dark room, taking into account the fact that, for a lot of people — including desktop Lightroom users and more casual photography fans — the iPhone is their main camera. Read More

  • Skype 5.0 For iPhone Brings All New Look And Big Performance Improvements

    Skype 5.0 For iPhone Brings All New Look And Big Performance Improvements

    Microsoft’s Skype client for iPhone has been looking a little long in the tooth; the version that has been in the store until today is essentially still the same client they launched back in 2010, albeit replete with incremental updates along the way. Not so with the new Skype version 5.0, which is redesigned from the ground up, with major changes to the interface and navigation, and… Read More

  • With iOS 8, The iPhone Will Become Your Digital Hub

    With iOS 8, The iPhone Will Become Your Digital Hub

    At Macworld 2001, Steve Jobs famously introduced the “digital hub” strategy for the Mac, making it the device where all of the single-purpose gadgets for things like recording movies or playing music would be managed. At this year’s WWDC event, Apple showed that the iPhone is the new hub, and your Mac, iPad, and everything in the cloud is now just an accessory. Read More

  • Apple Introduces iOS 8

    Apple Introduces iOS 8

    Last year, Apple revealed the biggest change to-date of iOS, the mobile operating system that many of us have been using for years. Now, the true evolution begins. Jony Ive and the iOS team have had plenty of time to listen to feedback and dig deeper into features introduced before Ive ever took control of software. And finally, iOS 8 is here. We’ve been expecting a new Healthbook… Read More

  • New “iOS Blocks” Concept Video Imagines How Widgets Could Work On The iPhone And iPad

    New “iOS Blocks” Concept Video Imagines How Widgets Could Work On The iPhone And iPad

    A new iOS concept video and extremely detailed explanation from UX and graphic designer Jay Machalani imagines how Apple’s iOS operating system could have its own version of Android’s widgets or Windows Phone’s “Live Tiles,” by introducing a new interaction that’s sort of in between each. In a blog post titled “Pushing iOS” the designer… Read More

  • The iPhone Is Still The Best Smartphone

    The iPhone Is Still The Best Smartphone

    I see a lot of phones in my work here at TechCrunch, and I’m genuinely impressed with where the average level of quality is at compared to where it was even just five years ago. I’ve seen Android mature so much in that time that it’s amazing – but for all the work Android OEMs have done in terms of narrowing the gap with the iPhone, which had a considerable lead on… Read More

  • Tim Hortons Launches In-App Mobile Payments For U.S. And Canada

    Tim Hortons Launches In-App Mobile Payments For U.S. And Canada

    Tim Hortons is Canadian-born, much like myself, and it offers up affordable coffee and donuts, much unlike myself. The company has been making inroads in the U.S. market over the past few years, and today it’s introducing a feature that’s popular at major U.S. competitor Starbucks: mobile payments. The updated Tim Hortons TimmyMe app now lets you pay with a barcode from your phone… Read More

  • Apple Is Winning The Smartphone Game… For Now

    Apple Is Winning The Smartphone Game… For Now

    Since the dawn of smartphone time, Apple and Samsung have been battling for the throne. Today, according to research by Counterpoint, Apple currently wears the crown, selling the more iPhones this quarter than any other smartphone and handily beating out all other rivals with the iPhone. Samsung, however, sold more handsets than any other retailer. Still, Android is the OS of choice for many… Read More

  • Apple Patents Mechanical Shutters That Could Ruggedize Speakers And Mics On Future iPhones

    Apple Patents Mechanical Shutters That Could Ruggedize Speakers And Mics On Future iPhones

    Apple has applied for a patent (via AppleInsider) that would introduce mechanical shutters to mobile devices that would slide shut when they detect a potential fall or impact, protecting sensitive weak points like speakers and microphones. These areas are currently kept safe using wire mesh and extremely small openings, but a shutter system would make it possible to build devices with bigger… Read More

  • Apple Patents Solar Panels Integrated Into Flexible Touch Displays

    Apple Patents Solar Panels Integrated Into Flexible Touch Displays

    Apple has a new patent that could pave the way for future solar-powered mobile devices, according to AppleInsider. The new intellectual property describes a method for embedding a solar array within a layer that includes touch sensors, and which can all be fit within a flexible display module, in order to save space in its ever-shrinking electronic devices. The patent is a modified version of… Read More