iOS

  • iPad Innovation: Diminishing Returns, Or Exceeding Expectations?

    iPad Innovation: Diminishing Returns, Or Exceeding Expectations?

    Are you having fun yet? We’re in the process of winding down from another Apple Event Day, which means recovering from a day full of iFanpeoples eagerly clicking on every iPad-related article on the Web, a day in which blogs lap up the ad revenue, and trolls eagerly proclaim their indifference to whatever this iHubbub is all about, sneering at the army of iClones marching in lock-step to… Read More

  • iOS 5.1 Update: Siri Speaks Japanese; Voice Dictation Comes To New iPad

    iOS 5.1 Update: Siri Speaks Japanese; Voice Dictation Comes To New iPad

    Today, Apple unleashed the “new new iPad,” or iPad 3, or 2S, or whatever you want to call it. It’ll cost you $499, has a new retina display, with an A5X processor complete with quad-core graphics. The iPad 2 is also getting a price drop, to $399, and Apple announced a slew of new updates to existing products, including movie support for iCloud, iPhoto is coming to iOS, along… Read More

  • Jumptap: Android, iOS Now 91% Of All Mobile Ad Traffic, Kindle Fire 33% Of All Tablet Use

    Jumptap: Android, iOS Now 91% Of All Mobile Ad Traffic, Kindle Fire 33% Of All Tablet Use

    The onward march for Android and Apple continues apace, and leaves a big question mark for how other platforms can hope to compete, at least in the U.S. market: New figures out from Jumptap indicate that in the month of January, the two combined made up 91 percent of all smartphone traffic on its U.S. mobile ad network — representing a new high for the two most-dominant mobile phone… Read More

  • HTML5 Game Performance: iOS Performs 3x Faster Than Android; iPad 2 Top Device

    HTML5 Game Performance: iOS Performs 3x Faster Than Android; iPad 2 Top Device

    Android may be the most popular mobile browser, having today overtaken Opera, but when it comes to HTML5 performance, it looks like iOS is king. This at least according to a new report from spaceport.io, which claims to be the “first-ever report on the technology’s performance on top smartphone and tablet platforms”. And it’s about time. With Facebook and major carriers… Read More

  • Ashkan Soltani On Mobile App Security

    Why You Should Treat Your iPhone Like a Toddler: The State of Mobile App Security [TCTV]

    Privacy and security issues have been at the forefront of tech news this week, with recently exposed loopholes in Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android indicating that apps can access much more content on our smartphones than most users realize. Superstar security researcherAshkan Soltani came by the TCTV studio to dig a bit deeper into how safe smartphones are today and whether things… Read More

  • These iOS vs. Android Flame Wars Have To Stop

    These iOS vs. Android Flame Wars Have To Stop

    I just want to start this out by saying I love you guys. I really do. TechCrunch is lucky enough to have a really smart, well-informed readership which keeps us diligent in our reporting. You guys are also pretty hilarious, and who doesn’t enjoy a good ROFL now and then. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned through the comments section here at TechCrunch, it’s that… Read More

  • The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend

    The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend

    Microsoft and Apple should hate one another right now. I mean, really hate each other. After decades of domination, Microsoft has watched their rival move from death’s door to become the most valuable company in the world — over $200 billion more valuable than Microsoft itself. And it was Microsoft who helped get Apple there, remember, with a timely cash infusion in 1997. Steve… Read More

  • Flurry: Mobile Ads Still Get The Short Straw In Brand Spend; Women Driving eCPMs

    Flurry: Mobile Ads Still Get The Short Straw In Brand Spend; Women Driving eCPMs

    There have been some big numbers thrown at the medium of mobile advertising recently — eMarketer says it will make $2.6 billion in the U.S. alone this year; the IAB says that 72 percent of top brand marketers are going to increase spend in the medium in the next two years. But some new research from app analytics firm Flurry throws a little bit of cold water on what, exactly, is happening… Read More

  • As OS X Mountain Lion Proves, Twitter Is Apple’s Social Network

    As OS X Mountain Lion Proves, Twitter Is Apple’s Social Network

    At Apple’s WWDC event last June, Twitter made a new best friend: Apple. The tech giant announced that it would bake the social network into every single iOS device by way of the new iOS 5 software.┬áThis left many stunned for two reasons. 1) Apple rarely does such deep partnerships with third-parties. 2) It wasn’t Facebook. It was all-around a huge win for Twitter. And a win for… Read More

  • iPhone 4S Ranks #1 In Q4, But More First-Time Buyers Choose Android

    iPhone 4S Ranks #1 In Q4, But More First-Time Buyers Choose Android

    According to new research from the NPD Group, Apple passed LG and Samsung to become the top-selling U.S. handset brand in Q4 2011. Combined, the three available models of the iPhone (iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS) accounted for 43% of the U.S. smartphone market. Android, however, continued to see larger market share at 48%. Read More

  • Steam Takes First Steps Into Mobile With iOS And Android Apps

    Steam Takes First Steps Into Mobile With iOS And Android Apps

    As a gamer with admittedly poor impulse control, the newly-released Steam app for iOS and Android has me very worried. On the one hand, it seems like an ideal way to to keep tabs on the popular gaming service on the go. On the other though, I could easily see myself going overboard on buying games I don’t need when I should be pretending to be a productive member of society. Read More

  • NewsFlash For iOS Proves That An Anti-UX Can Be A Great UX

    NewsFlash For iOS Proves That An Anti-UX Can Be A Great UX

    Our industry lauds cutting-edge UX. Look no further than the exceptional work of Path. One either swoons over it, or one is blind. But what if that sends a wrong signal? Don’t get me wrong, I feel very strongly about the importance of UX, but since I’ve played around with NewsFlash, a feature-stripped free news app for iOS (iTunes link), I’ve asked myself whether more often… Read More

  • Game Your Video Aims To Make Mobile Video Editing As Simple As Possible

    Game Your Video Aims To Make Mobile Video Editing As Simple As Possible

    Modern day video editors can be daunting. While it’s better than the literal cut-and-paste practices of yesteryear, opening a new video editor can feel like stepping into the cockpit of a spaceship. Unless you’re trained to fly spaceships, in which case this analogy is broken (and also, you’re awesome.) Looking to distill video editing down to its simplest form — a… Read More

  • Tiny Tower Developers Call Out Zynga For Copying Their Game (After They Refused To Be Acquired)

    Tiny Tower Developers Call Out Zynga For Copying Their Game (After They Refused To Be Acquired)

    The guys from NimbleBit (developers of Tiny Tower, the game handpicked by Apple as iOS Game Of The Year) are on a bit of a tweeting spree tonight, blasting out two big ol’ gems of knowledge in as many hours. First: Zynga just launched a new iOS game, and it looks a lot like Tiny Tower. Second (and this one makes that first bit all the more interesting): Zynga allegedly tried to buy… Read More

  • New iOS Hack Lets You Natively Tweet By Talking To Siri

    New iOS Hack Lets You Natively Tweet By Talking To Siri

    There’s no shortage of novel things you can strongarm Siri into doing for you these days, but sometimes it’s the little things that get me excited. While not as innately flashy as being able to start a car, a new (and currently nameless) tweak from developer InfectionFX does something that Siri should have been able to do from the beginning: tweet for you. Read More

  • JackThreads Announces Unique Mobile App For Android And iOS

    JackThreads Announces Unique Mobile App For Android And iOS

    Thrillist-owned JackThreads has just announced the availability of their first mobile for Android and iPhone. Built by Fueled Mobile Design and Development using designs and user experience built in-house, the app allows shoppers to browse new deals and sales as they are announced on the site and, if so inclined, make purchases. I spoke to lead developer Chris Steib who said that JackThreads… Read More

  • The Soul Still Burns: Classic Brawler Soul Calibur Lands On iOS

    The Soul Still Burns: Classic Brawler Soul Calibur Lands On iOS

    Ready for a blast of late 90’s fighting game nostalgia? Well, get those thumbs ready, because Namco’s arcade/Dreamcast classic Soul Calibur has just been released for iOS. I enjoyed a long-standing fling with Soul Calibur in my younger days, mostly because it was the only fighting game I was ever good at. My skills seem to have dulled considerably over the intervening years, though… Read More

  • iPad Is The Least Problematic Tablet Says FixYa, The Tech Q&A Site

    iPad Is The Least Problematic Tablet Says FixYa, The Tech Q&A Site

    FixYa, a product Q&A site, took a look at its own holiday stats to collect some facts about many major cell phones and tablets including iOS and Android devices. The conclusion? iPhone owners tend to be most interested in fixing battery and call quality problems on Android users found a number of screen issues including freezing and problematic interfaces. They also found that the iPad… Read More

  • Among New Smartphone Adopters, iOS Share Rises While Android Declines

    Among New Smartphone Adopters, iOS Share Rises While Android Declines

    Nielsen just released its latest numbers with regard to new smartphone owners, and it would seem that the iPhone (particularly the 4S) is quite popular among those migrating over to the smartphone segment. In fact, since the iPhone 4S launched in October, the number of recent smartphone buyers who chose the iPhone has reached 44.5 percent, up from just 25 percent in October. Read More

  • Sony’s Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter

    Sony’s Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter

    Apple users probably have more than enough media on their iDevices to keep them entertained on the go, but Sony Network Entertainment President Tim Schaaff thinks there’s room for another media service on iOS. According to VentureBeat, the company’s Music Unlimited streaming service will land on iOS some time in Q1 2012. Read More