iOS

  • Microsoft Builds A Mobile Keyboard For iOS, Android And Windows

    Microsoft Builds A Mobile Keyboard For iOS, Android And Windows

    Microsoft has built a universal hardware keyboard for the three operating systems that have large global market share: iOS, Android, and Windows. The new piece of metal, called the ‘Universal Mobile Keyboard,’ will be available in October. The device marks the continuance of the company’s cross-platform efforts, but in something of a new way: The keyboard is hardware, made… Read More

  • Apple Pay Demo

    Here’s Apple Pay In Action

    Apple has revealed its mobile payments play, and it features NFC and Touch ID, as many expected. The system works as fast as they joked it did on stage – which is why in our demo we ran through a number of different payment scenarios. Read More

  • Apple Watch First Look

    Hands On With The Apple Watch

    Apple’s wearable strategy is out there, and the way they’re looking to distance themselves from the crowd is by introducing a smooth, highly usable interface with unique control mechanisms, and creating a device that embraces apps and features beyond notifications, but in a way that makes sense for a small-screened device. The Apple Watch also cozies up to mobile payments, with NFC… Read More

  • Amazon Games Studios Launches Its First Gaming App On iTunes

    Amazon Games Studios Launches Its First Gaming App On iTunes

    Amazon has just made another move that indicates the company is taking its expansion into mobile gaming more seriously than just a way to tout how it, too, has “exclusive” content to offer via the Amazon Fire TV. For the first time, Amazon has launched a mobile gaming app on Apple’s App Store. But before you get all worked up, we have to point out that the new app, Sev… Read More

  • Apple Explores Augmented Reality Navigation For iPhones

    Apple Explores Augmented Reality Navigation For iPhones

    Apple has two new patent applications out today (via AppleInsider) that show it’s been working on boosting the iPhone’s navigation abilities with augmented reality features. The patent describes a way that the iPhone could use its camera in combination with on-device software to generate virtual maps of your surroundings, which are overlaid on a real feed, and which can do things… Read More

  • Reddit Launches An Official App For AMAs

    Reddit Launches An Official App For AMAs

    The so-called “front page of the Internet” has launched a new dedicated AMA app for iOS, with an Android version arriving later this week. Reddit users have long sought an official mobile app from the network after an original version launched in January 2011 ended up failing due to poor design user complaints. This AMA app is the first part of a new collection of mobile software… Read More

  • A 12.9″ iPad Could Make 2015 The Year iOS Breaks The Mobile Mold

    A 12.9″ iPad Could Make 2015 The Year iOS Breaks The Mobile Mold

    A new Apple iPad is in development, according to Bloomberg, with a 12.9-inch display that adds around 3 inches to the size of the iPad Air in terms of diagonal screen dimensions. Such a device would be a lot larger than Apple’s current top tablet overall, and is apparently already gearing up for a production run starting in the first quarter of 2015. We’ve long heard rumors about… Read More

  • Fancred Gets $3M To Continue Building Social Network Just For Sports Fans

    Fancred Gets $3M To Continue Building Social Network Just For Sports Fans

    As a big sports fan, I know fans love their teams with an unbridled passion and they may drive their friends who don’t share their view a little crazy by filling their social feeds with commentary on the latest game. For like-minded fans, this is great fun, but for your other friends, not so much. What if you could engage with just your sports-fan friends in a social network just for you? Read More

  • Peel Delivers A DISH And DirectTV Smart Remote For iOS – No New Hardware Required

    Peel Delivers A DISH And DirectTV Smart Remote For iOS – No New Hardware Required

    Peel originally launched as a hardware/software combo to bring smart remote features for your TV to the iPhone, but that was a few years ago, and the company has since focused more on building software, with a mobile app that provides social TV viewing features and personalized recommendations. The startup has been working with Android devices with built-in IR blasters to unite its social… Read More

  • Apple Leads in Accessibility, But Can Third-Party Developers Follow?

    Apple Leads in Accessibility, But Can Third-Party Developers Follow?

    Buried deeply within her mostly “provocative and poorly reported” story for Reuters on Apple and accessibility, author Christina Farr offers a nugget of truth: third-party apps on the App Store need to be much better at being inclusively designed. The concern is a legitimate one, as the tendency — albeit naturally — is for Apple and other developers to make iOS and its… Read More

  • Asana Doubles Down On Mobile, Releases New iOS App

    Asana Doubles Down On Mobile, Releases New iOS App

    Asana, a company that provides collaboration tools to corporations and groups, today released a unified iOS application for iPhone and iPad. As other companies have in recent quarters, Asana built its new iOS app using native code. (The app is due to land in the app store at any moment, so if you don’t see it in the App Store, hang tight.) The firm has an Android app similar to its new… Read More

  • Beats Music Mobile App Gets Recommendation Tweaking, Verified Profiles And More

    Beats Music Mobile App Gets Recommendation Tweaking, Verified Profiles And More

    Beats Music has updated its iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications with a few new features, including a way to tune the Beats recommendation engine manually for better suggestions, a new history view for The Sentence, the Songza-like Madlibs playback engine, and Verified Badges, which add a checkmark to celebrity profiles so you know they’re the real deal. Read More

  • Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet Is Back In The Apple App Store

    Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet Is Back In The Apple App Store

    Since Apple pulled Bitcoin wallets from the App Store in January, cryptocurrency fans have been at once calling for the ban to be rescinded and bad-mouthing Cupertino. Now, seven months later, Apple has decided to allow Blockchain.info to publish their app, a very basic – but useful – bitcoin app that securely connects to your Blockchain.info wallet and allows you to send and… Read More

  • The Majority Of Today’s App Businesses Are Not Sustainable

    The Majority Of Today’s App Businesses Are Not Sustainable

    Though the app stores continue to fill up with ever more mobile applications, the reality is that most of these are not sustainable businesses. According to a new report out this morning, half (50%) of iOS developers and even more (64%) Android developers are operating below the “app poverty line” of $500 per app per month. Read More

  • Google Brings Ingress Location-Based Game To iPhone And iPad

    Google Brings Ingress Location-Based Game To iPhone And iPad

    Google has brought its Ingress game to iOS, with a launch of the app for iPhone and iPad released late yesterday. The app has been available for two years now, and has managed to accumulate over four million downloads on Android. Google’s Niantic Labs is likely hoping to be able to boost usage by expanding its offering to the iOS cloud, because even the Google crowd can’t deny… Read More

  • Apple Opens Up With A New Blog About Swift, Its New Programming Language

    Apple Opens Up With A New Blog About Swift, Its New Programming Language

    Apple just launched a blog about Swift, its new programming language that makes it easier to build applications for iOS and Mac OS X. This is a first for Apple, and marks a new period of openness for the famously walled-in tech giant. Read More

  • Getty Images And iStock iOS Apps Get A Big Overhaul And The New Embed Function

    Getty Images And iStock iOS Apps Get A Big Overhaul And The New Embed Function

    Stock photography giant Getty Images is updating its iOS apps, including iStock, which gets its update today, and Getting Images proper, which is receiving its overhaul on July 17. Both apps feature design changes that make the photography they show off much more the central focus. They include great-looking lightbox designs for browsing, including mosaic views on both the iPad and the… Read More

  • Microsoft Presses Ahead With Office For Android

    Microsoft Presses Ahead With Office For Android

    Prepare another entry into your File Of No Surprise: Microsoft is moving ahead with its efforts to bring the highly lucrative Office franchise to Android tablets. According to The Verge, Microsoft is currently prepping a private beta of the new software. A sign-up page has been mostly taken offline since the news broke. A full Office suite for Android tablets is roughly as surprising as… Read More

  • An Upper Limit For Apps? New Data Suggests Consumers Only Use Around Two Dozen Apps Per Month

    An Upper Limit For Apps? New Data Suggests Consumers Only Use Around Two Dozen Apps Per Month

    There are now well over a million mobile applications in both Google Play and the iTunes App Store alike, and growth of those app marketplaces shows no sign of slowing down. However, according to new data from Nielsen out this morning, there may be an upper limit to how many apps people will interact with over the course of a month, and that number – just over a couple dozen –… Read More

  • Google Shames Apple’s iOS For Adding What Android Did Years Ago

    Google Shames Apple’s iOS For Adding What Android Did Years Ago

    Apple’s Tim Cook insulted Google at WWDC earlier this month saying “Android dominates the market in malware”, and quoted an article calling the fragmented open operating system a “toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities.” Well Google punched back this morning at its I/O conference when Sundar Pichai put up a slide showing Android’s progress over the years… Read More