iOS

  • Live From Apple's WWDC 2011 Keynote

    Live From Apple's WWDC 2011 Keynote

    We’re live in not-so-sunny San Francisco, where Apple is hosting their annual Worldwide Developer Conference — and, more directly important to the masses of Apple fans around the world, the WWDC Keynote. We already know some of what Apple’s announcing: OS X Lion, iOS 5, and a new, mostly-mysterious product called iCloud. From what we’re seeing, though, they’ve got… Read More

  • Rumor: Apple To Bring iOS To AirPort, Time Capsule

    Apple Insider chews the fat on the possible extension of iOS (in some form or another) to AirPort and other Apple peripherals. The move would make sense: a unified code base and the ability to sell apps for yet more platforms are both desirable. It would also allow deeper integration between the Mac and any wireless accessories for which the router serves as an intermediate. Will we hear… Read More

  • Heyzap Brings Social Discovery And Check-In For Games To The iPhone

    Heyzap, a social discovery platform for mobile and online games, announced today that it’s zapping its way onto the iPhone just in time for WWDC 2011, Apple’s developer conference. The startup will be extending its fast-growing Android community (which launched in March) and has been doubling in size every month since. The startup’s new iPhone app will detect recent gameplay… Read More

  • comScore: Apple Assumes #2 Spot Among Smartphone Platforms In The U.S.

    comScore this morning released some interesting data from its MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three-month average period ending April 2011. According to the measurement specialist, 74.6 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during that period, up 13 percent from the three-month period ending in January 2011. Roughly 234 million… Read More

  • Still Think The Mouse Isn't Dead?

    Still Think The Mouse Isn't Dead?

    We’ve been over this. But many of you felt the need to argue — passionately — about the fate of an input device we all use today: the mouse. I say it’s dead. Well not dead, dead — yet. But the wheels are clearly in motion. Many disagree. And I thought it was worth bringing up again upon seeing the demo video that Microsoft put out there for Windows 8. I mean… Read More

  • Twitter Getting Photos In Order Ahead Of iOS 5 Integration

    Twitter Getting Photos In Order Ahead Of iOS 5 Integration

    Yesterday, we first reported that Twitter was on the verge of launching their own photo-sharing service. That report has since been confirmed by Liz Gannes, who happens to work for All Things D, which is hosting a conference where Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was planning to announce this news. So, yeah. “Sources familiar with the matter.” Confirmed. And now we know a bit more. First… Read More

  • Opera Mini 6 For iOS – A Better Browser For iPhone And iPad? (Screenshots)

    Opera Software makes some damn fine browsers, as tens of millions of people around the world can attest. Apple products like the iPhone 4 and the iPad, of course, come with a decent mobile version of Safari, so users only get to enjoy Opera’s products when they actually visit the App Store and look for a replacement browser. Nevertheless, when the Opera Mini iPhone app hit the… Read More

  • Sequoia Leads $3M Round in Onavo, The Must-Have Data Shrinking iOS App

    It was only a few shorts weeks ago that we reviewed Onavo, the must-have iOS app that significantly shrinks data consumption. We were so impressed with the app’s ability to save users money on their data usage plans, that we went so far as to say that every iOS user should download it. Today the company is announcing a $3M Round A led by Sequoia Capital, with participation of Magma… Read More

  • What Happens When It's Google/Android Vs. Amazon/Android?

    What Happens When It's Google/Android Vs. Amazon/Android?

    Reading the news in recent weeks, it’s becoming increasingly clear that there are the early signs of a new war brewing in the mobile computing space. And it’s a war that promises to be the most fascinating one yet. It doesn’t involve Microsoft or Nokia or RIM or HP or Palm. It doesn’t even include Apple. It’s all about Android. Whereas right now, it’s… Read More

  • Seagate Enables iOS Access To GoFlex Home Servers

    As a fan of hard drives, I’m quite enthused by this bit of news. The Seagate GoFlex Home was one of the first easy-to-use cloud storage systems and for about a year access was limited to desktops and laptops. Now, however, you can access your files directly using a free iOS app for iPads, iPhones, and iPods Touch. The GoFlex Home costs $159.99 for 1TB, $209.99 for 2TB, and $269.99 for… Read More

  • Amazon Cloud Player Quietly Begins Working On iOS Devices!

    Amazon Cloud Player Quietly Begins Working On iOS Devices!

    Back in March, alongside the roll out of Amazon’s new cloud-based music upload/player service, we noted one glaring problem: it didn’t work on iOS devices. You might think this had to due with Flash or another technology that iOS wasn’t compatible with, but it wasn’t. It looked like something else was simply blocking it from working. Well, good news. That’s no… Read More

  • Apple May Not Have Bought Nuance But…

    Apple May Not Have Bought Nuance But…

    This past November, the blogosphere was briefly set on fire when a comment Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak made in passing stated that Apple had acquired the voice recognition company Nuance. Wozniak quickly came out and corrected that comment, and most believed that he had simply confused Nuance with the company he mentioned right afterwards, Siri — a company that Apple actually did… Read More

  • Jailbreak Ye iPads While Ye May: Untethered Jailbreak Hits For 4.3.3


    That didn’t take long. iPhone Dev Team just released a 4.3.3 jailbreak for the following devices: iPhone3GS
    iPhone4 (GSM)
    iPod touch 3G
    iPod touch 4G
    iPad1
    AppleTV2G (v4.3 8F202) Read More

  • There Are Now More Free Apps For Android Than For The iPhone: Distimo

    App store analytics provider Distimo today published its latest report, once again zooming in on the pricing of mobile applications across a variety of platforms. We got an exclusive early look at the new report. According to Distimo, Google’s Android Market currently offers 134,342 free applications for download, while Apple’s App Store for iPhone offers 121,845 free applications. Read More

  • Nielsen: Consumer Desire For Android Grows, Unlike iOS And Blackberry

    Nielsen ran monthly surveys of mobile consumers in the United States from July to September 2010, and said back then that 33 percent expressed interest for an Apple iPhone, while slightly more than a quarter (26 percent) said they desired a device with Android and 13 percent said they wanted a Blackberry device. This morning, Nielsen posited that those same surveys for January 2011 to March… Read More

  • Beer Gardens NYC App Goes 2.0 For Beer Garden Season

    Beer, the sweet elixir that draws me to the doom of oblivion, is apparently available in places called “Beer Gardens” here in NYC (and in various other locations, but this is NY-centric.) These “Gardens” are not actually gardens at all but are, in fact, large patios where people can sit and drink beer until they reach a heightened level of joviality and fun and… Read More

  • Microsoft Releases Photosynth For iOS

    Microsoft’s Photosynth app for iOS is one of the few apps I will use on a regular basis. It’s essentially a photo-stitcher for iPhone that can create some pretty amazing panoramic photos. All you have to do is slowly move an iPhone, as directed on-screen, in a circular fashion around a scene you wish to capture. After briefly processing the series of photos, Photosynth will allow… Read More

  • What App Developers Want: Letters To Steve Jobs And Larry Page

    What App Developers Want: Letters To Steve Jobs And Larry Page

    The next smartphone wave is about to hit. There are rumors that Android 3.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will drop in May, and iOS 5 in June. Greg already posted a pretty compelling user’s wish list for the latter, but what developers want is at least as important—because, as the lukewarm-to-appalled recent PlayBook reviews show, it hardly matters how great your hardware is. Nowadays… Read More

  • John Carmack: iOS Still Better Than Android For Mobile Game Development

    John Carmack, the id Software co-founder who essentially created the modern first-person shooter genre from scratch, has once again said that the iOS platform is the best mobile platform out there when it comes to game development. He said as much last year at QuakeCon, but here we are one year later and iOS is still king. Sorry, Fandroids. Read More

  • The App Store Showing Strange Strings — A New iOS Product Or Just A Lazy Bug?

    Well this is interesting. Amid all the hoopla about the new iOS Twitter client Tweetbot tonight, people began noticing something. In The “Requirements” section of the App Store, there’s something odd listed. Alongside the usual iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad compatibility, apps are being listed as compatible with something named “ix.Mac.MarketingName”. Yep. Weird. Read More