iOS

  • 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

  • Scheming Intentions

    Scheming Intentions

    From Vannevar Bush to PageRank, the World Wide Web was built on hypertext, the notion that any morsel of information can link to any other. But that was always only a dream, and a rapidly-dissipating one of late. Nowadays even Web links are likely to terminate at warnings, paywalls or registration screens. Anil Dash rages that “Facebook is gaslighting the Web” with its treatment… Read More

  • iOS Closes Out The Year With 52% Mobile Web Market Share

    iOS Closes Out The Year With 52% Mobile Web Market Share

    Who’s browsing the mobile web the most? Apparently, iPhone and iPad owners are. According to end-of-the-month data from statistics provider NetMarketShare, iOS users ended up with a 52% market share of mobile web browsing in December 2011. More simply put, that means that over half of the mobile web browsing last month took place on an iOS device. Android, meanwhile, had a 16.2%… Read More

  • Freight Train Kept A-Rollin’

    Freight Train Kept A-Rollin’

    2011 was the year of Android. A little over a year ago Andy Rubin tweeted that 300,000 Android devices were being activated each day. In January we reported that Android had surpassed iOS in terms of US smartphone market share. In June Android’s activations-per-day reached 500,000; this month they hit 700,000. That’s more than double the rate at which it was spreading when it… Read More

  • Last-Minute Gift Guide 2011: iOS Apps

    Last-Minute Gift Guide 2011: iOS Apps

    Looking for a quick last-minute gift? Not feeling up to fighting the holiday traffic, crowds and checkout lines? Just too lazy busy to shop? Then you may want to consider giving the gift of an iOS app. You can gift any paid app from iTunes on your computer or from the app’s description page on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Just scroll down past the screenshot and look for the… Read More

  • SNES Classic Mega Man X Gets An Extra Life On iOS

    SNES Classic Mega Man X Gets An Extra Life On iOS

    Ready for some more SNES-flavored nostalgia on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Capcom has recently released Mega Man X for iOS, which should brighten the day of just about anyone who spent ehir formative years slaying robotic octopi. Read More

  • The Top 20 iPhone and iPad Games Of 2011

    The Top 20 iPhone and iPad Games Of 2011

    In our previous post, we listed the top 20 iPhone and iPad apps of the year. But games are in a class by themselves, often pushing the limits of the hardware, software, and graphics capabilities of Apple’s iOS devices. Instead of combining the platform’s great games with all of the other apps you should know about, here are our picks for the top 20 iOS games of the year: Read More

  • Review: Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary for iOS

    Review: Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary for iOS

    In October of 2001, Rockstar Games dropped a bomb on the gaming world. That bomb was called Grand Theft Auto III. In just one release, Rockstar shifted their flagship 2D series into a 3D world, introduced an enormous chunk of the population to the concept of massive sandbox games, and stirred up the first of many controversies that the company has since become known for. Just over 10 years… Read More

  • Cloth Lets You Store Your “Outfits” In Your “Phone”

    Cloth Lets You Store Your “Outfits” In Your “Phone”

    If you are a “female” you apparently choose clothing in the form of “outfits,” a sort of ritualized selection process that allows you to look “good” in a different set of clothes each day. While I subscribe to Thoreau’s maxim – “Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and, incidentally, when your neighbors come over to your place… Read More

  • Netflix 2.0 For iOS Sports Awesome Revamped Interface

    Netflix 2.0 For iOS Sports Awesome Revamped Interface

    Android tablet owners have been rocking the new Netflix app design for nearly a month now, and with today’s update, iPad users can finally join in on the fun. The 2.0 update squeezes more movies onto a single page by trimming out most of the excess white space that made the original version feel a tad ill-suited for such a large screen. Read More

  • Battle Of The Browsers: iOS 5’s Browser Is Still (Slightly) Better Than Android’s

    Battle Of The Browsers: iOS 5’s Browser Is Still (Slightly) Better Than Android’s

    Alright, fanboys: get your flamethrowers ready. HTML5 framework development house Sencha has just put a wide array of performance tools to use to answer one of life’s geekiest questions: Who’s got the better browser, Android 4 or iOS 5? I’d save the answer until the end, but I suppose the headline gives its away: while Android 4’s browser is a “major step… Read More

  • Mark It Down: June 6, 2012

    Mark It Down: June 6, 2012

    “Six months from now you’ll say the opposite. Because ultimately applications vendors are driven by volume. And the volume is favored by the open approach that Google is taking.” That was Google Chairman Eric Schmidt speaking at LeWeb a couple days ago. Specifically, he was addressing a question from the audience wondering why most big application developers are still choosing… Read More

  • Amazon Jabs At Brick-And-Mortar Retailers With Price Check Promotion

    Amazon Jabs At Brick-And-Mortar Retailers With Price Check Promotion

    Not long after wrapping up their string of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, Amazon has pulled back the curtain on yet another way they’ll be snagging purchases away from physical retail outlets. Starting this Saturday, users of Amazon’s Price Check app will be able to score up to $5 off a purchase of any product Here’s how it works: after waltzing into a brick-and-mortar… Read More

  • Welcome To The Future: Every Instrument In This Song Is From An iPad App

    Welcome To The Future: Every Instrument In This Song Is From An iPad App

    I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t tried my hand at making music with various iPad apps. I’d also be lying if I said any of that music sounded even halfway decent. Imagine someone getting into a fist-fight with a duck. Add some reverb and a terrible bass track. It generally sounds like that. That’s clearly a limitation of my own musical abilities, though, as dudes like the… Read More

  • With BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, RIM Wants To Help Enterprises Manage Android, iOS Devices

    With BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, RIM Wants To Help Enterprises Manage Android, iOS Devices

    Research In Motion this morning introduced a new enterprise mobility solution dubbed BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, aiming to help its business and government clients manage employees’ smartphones and tablets running the BlackBerry operating system, but also Android and iOS devices like the iPhone and the iPad. Currently in early beta testing with a limited number of enterprise customers… Read More

  • It’s Still A Feature Phone World: Global Smartphone Penetration At 27%

    It’s Still A Feature Phone World: Global Smartphone Penetration At 27%

    With all the talk of iPhone vs. Android these days, it’s easy to forget how the majority of the world’s mobile users still make calls and access data: via feature phones. A recently released reportĀ from mobile strategy firm VisionMobile takes a look at today’s mobile marketplace finding that, despite the sharp rise in smartphone shipments over 2010 and 2011, global… Read More

  • “Promising Unlock” For The iPhone 4S Discovered

    “Promising Unlock” For The iPhone 4S Discovered

    Most folks spent their Thanksgiving weekend ensuring that every inch of their intestinal track was thoroughly covered in gravy. Others spent it trying to get just drunk enough that their relative’s worst habits were bearable. Some, however, spent the weekend doing something pretty much only they can do: hacking the heck out of the iPhone. As a result, everyone waitin’ and… Read More

  • SNES Classic Chrono Trigger Coming To iOS Next Month

    SNES Classic Chrono Trigger Coming To iOS Next Month

    Hear that noise? That deafening, arrhythmic clomping that seems to be coming from every direction? That’s the sound of a million geeks, all doing their happy dance. Square Enix has just announced that the SNES classic RPG Chrono Trigger is, at long last, coming to iOS. Read More