iOS

  • 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

  • Security Researchers Uncover The Tools Governments Use To Spy On Our Phones

    Security Researchers Uncover The Tools Governments Use To Spy On Our Phones

    Edward Snowden, whistleblower of the decade, has made it consistently clear that he didn’t trust cellphones. While he never described the methods governments and other miscreants used to crack into our handsets, he maintained that eavesdroppers could hear us even if the phone seemed off and everything on our devices was open to a dedicated hacker. But he never said how it was done. Now… Read More

  • Firechat Enables Cross-Platform, Off-The-Grid Chat Between iOS And Android

    Firechat Enables Cross-Platform, Off-The-Grid Chat Between iOS And Android

    Open Garden’s Firechat was one of the first — if not the first — application to make use of Apple’s new multi-peer mesh networking capabilities. This enabled its users to anonymously chat with each other, even when there was no Internet connection available. Because Android doesn’t offer this feature, Open Garden then used its own networking tech to enable this… Read More

  • ChatCenter Is A Global, Secure Chat System That Lets Anyone Drop You A Line

    ChatCenter Is A Global, Secure Chat System That Lets Anyone Drop You A Line

    There is no dearth of chat apps out there. From WhatsApp to Viber to Skype, you can’t walk a mile in Palo Alto without tripping over an emoji. That said, ChatCenter, a new service from TechCrunch co-founder Keith Teare and two engineers, Alex Komarov and Sergey Zhukov, is an interesting addition to the glut. Read More

  • Apple Starts Letting Bitcoin Transfer Apps Back Into Its App Store

    Apple Starts Letting Bitcoin Transfer Apps Back Into Its App Store

    Apple’s Bitcoin freeze appears to be thawing fast, with bitcoin wallet apps that offer the ability to transfer BTC now filtering back into the App Store. The move was picked up by Coindesk yesterday which noted that the Coin Pocket BTC wallet app was back in the store. The Coin Pocket app allows users to send and receive bitcoin from an iOS device, as well as offering an in-app QR… 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

  • Apple’s iOS 8 Includes Code For Running Apps Side-By-Side

    Apple’s iOS 8 Includes Code For Running Apps Side-By-Side

    One thing that had been rumored for inclusion in iOS 8 that wasn’t announced on stage was a new trick for the iPad that would let it run two apps side-by-side concurrently. The feature was first reported by Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac as one in a series of articles revealing upcoming features of the then-secret beta, and claimed that you’d be able to not only run two apps next to… Read More

  • Swift, Apple’s New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years

    Swift, Apple’s New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years

    At its WWDC event on Monday, Apple made waves among the iOS and Mac developer communities with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language designed from the ground up by the company’s developer tools team. The language itself builds upon the compiler, runtime, and libraries that Apple developers use with Objective-C today, which means that those already familiar with the tools… Read More

  • iOS Apps Pass Browsers For The First Time As The Most Popular Way To Watch Online TV

    iOS Apps Pass Browsers For The First Time As The Most Popular Way To Watch Online TV

    In a report about video data consumption trends released this morning by Adobe, the company noted an interesting statistic about the changing habits of online TV watchers. For the first time, iOS applications have surpassed desktop browsers as the most popular access point for online TV content, with a 43% market share versus a 36% share, respectively. In addition, Android applications are now… 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