iOS

  • Personal Hotspots Coming To All iPhones In March

    Personal Hotspots Coming To All iPhones In March


    BGR just confirmed that all iPhones great and small will soon be getting the Personal Hotspot feature, although the actual implementation will be carrier specific. Considering Verizon’s move to offer the service, however, I suspect AT&T will follow suit almost immediately. Read More

  • One More Thing: The Verizon iPhone Runs iOS 4.2.5

    One More Thing: The Verizon iPhone Runs iOS 4.2.5

    In the demo area which Verizon and Apple opened up after their Verizon iPhone 4 unveiling today, we got some hands-on time with the actual device. As we were told during the event, the device is largely the same as the iPhone 4 on AT&T’s network, with some slight changes to the antenna on the side. And there’s one more thing: the Verizon iPhone is running an unreleased version… Read More

  • App-y Holidays: iOS Gorged, Android Stuffed, RIM Got Leftovers, Windows Phone Went Hungry

    App-y Holidays: iOS Gorged, Android Stuffed, RIM Got Leftovers, Windows Phone Went Hungry

    There has already been plenty of data out there suggesting that Apple had a monster holiday season. We’ll know for sure in a few weeks when they announced their earnings. For now though, we have to go by what third-party developers are seeing when it comes to app download numbers. And one company, Flixster, has given us some key details of how their mobile installs broke down from… Read More

  • iPod Nano Kind Of Hacked

    iPod Nano Kind Of Hacked

    It’s not much of a hack – JWhelton simply removed an app and looked at the underlying OS – but this is proof of concept stuff that shows that the iPod Nano is essentially a stripped-down iOS device with severe limitations. Read More

  • Many iPhone App Downloads Jumped 2-3X On Christmas

    Many iPhone App Downloads Jumped 2-3X On Christmas

    It’s beginning to look like Apple may have had a very, very merry Christmas. Not that it should surprise anyone given how many of their products were on year-end “best-of” lists. But some data that has started to come in over the past few days points to Apple’s Christmas surge once again being led by the mainstays: the iPhone and iPod touch (and probably the iPad as… Read More

  • Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Lead The Way In Interactive iPhone Check-In Social Rewards

    Although I would rather die in a pit, bitten by rats and my flesh taken by necrosis than eat at Hardee’s or Carl’s Jr, you have to admit that they do have a compelling social media marketing plan. CKE Restaurants, owners of Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s and famous for making food that is less popular than McDonalds, have created a location-based “coupon game”… Read More

  • InMobi: iPhone OS dominates European mobile ad market with 31.9% share

    InMobi: iPhone OS dominates European mobile ad market with 31.9% share

    Research from mobile ad network provider InMobi has found that iPhone OS currently dominates the European mobile ad market with a 31.9% share, while Nokia’s share has slide to 19.7%, putting it in second place. Android OS, meanwhile, is making its way after a slow start in these parts: the platform has gained +9.5 share points between July 2010 and October 2010, growing to a 12.9%… Read More

  • In Defense Of Chrome OS

    In Defense Of Chrome OS

    Looking over the tech news today, you’d think Chrome OS is dead. Nevermind that it hasn’t even officially launched yet. Dead. Early reviews for the Cr-48, the prototype device (which Google has no plans to officially release) running Chrome OS, have ranged from mediocre to poor. And Paul Buchheit, the man often credited with creating Gmail for Google back in the day, kicked up… Read More

  • When It Comes To Mobile, 78% Of Web Video Is Encoded To Play On Apple Devices

    When It Comes To Mobile, 78% Of Web Video Is Encoded To Play On Apple Devices

    As tablets and phones with touch screens proliferate, more and more people are watching videos on mobile devices. But any website with video must decide which devices to support and encode their video to play on different phones and tablets. According to Encoding.com, which encodes about a million videos a month for everyone from MTV to PBS, nearly 78 percent of its customers encode their… Read More

  • Anticitizen One: PatriotApp Turns iOS Users Into Walking, Talking Eyes & Ears Of Various Government Agencies

    Anticitizen One: PatriotApp Turns iOS Users Into Walking, Talking Eyes & Ears Of Various Government Agencies

    This App just makes me laugh. It’s called the Patriot App, and it’s designed to “[empower] citizens to assist government agencies in creating safer, cleaner, and more efficient communities via social networking and mobile technology.” That sounds suspiciously like the App intends to create a network of informants, but whatever. This is the world we live in now: if you… Read More

  • Yesterday and Today

    Yesterday and Today

    Comcast doesn’t care about the iPad but that’s because they are acquiring NBC which is paid by Microsoft to not care. They released an iPad app that lets me control my DVRs but doesn’t let me watch them. I can get NBC shows on my iPad by renting them from iTunes, so I don’t blame NBC, just Comcast. The FCC is toothless, Barnes & Noble gives me no reason whatsoever… Read More

  • StatCounter: BlackBerry Trumps iOS In U.S. Mobile Web Wars For The First Time

    StatCounter: BlackBerry Trumps iOS In U.S. Mobile Web Wars For The First Time

    Web analytics company StatCounter has a knack for pushing attention-grabbing press releases based on data collected by its research arm, StatCounter Global Stats. This time, the company claims BlackBerry has overtaken Apple’s iOS in terms of mobile Internet usage for the first time in the United States in November (see chart below). Based on aggregate data that the company says it… Read More

  • Survey: Kids Want iOS Devices Instead Of Consoles This Year

    Survey: Kids Want iOS Devices Instead Of Consoles This Year

    Well this is potentially huge. A Nielsen survey says that more kids this holiday season are interested in iOS devices than traditional consoles. You know what this means: time to throw your PS3s and Xbox 360s into the village pyre. Read More

  • iOS 4.2.1 Jailbroken, Ready For Consumption

    iOS 4.2.1 Jailbroken, Ready For Consumption

    If you’re a regular jailbreaker, you’ll be happy to know that iOS 4.2.1 is jailbroken already and that you can download the iOS version and roll your own install immediately. RedmondPie has a great how-to but it’s pretty simple. Read More

  • Price Check by Amazon: Free iPhone App Compares Price Of In-Store Items With Amazon's Prices

    Price Check by Amazon: Free iPhone App Compares Price Of In-Store Items With Amazon's Prices

    Amazon has released Price Check, an iPhone App that could make shopping this holiday season a little easier. The concept is pretty simple: you go to the mall and see an item that catches your fancy. What you do now is hold the item’s barcode up to the iPhone, scan it, then Price Check will automatically check amazon.com to see if the item is cheaper online than it is right there in… Read More

  • Apple Unifies The iOS Line With iOS 4.2 For iPad

    Apple Unifies The iOS Line With iOS 4.2 For iPad

    Back in June, Apple unveiled something that was both a blessing and a curse for the company: iOS 4. It was a blessing because it was the most stable, fastest, and most feature-rich version of iOS yet. But it was also a curse because it wasn’t yet ready for the iPad. That meant that Apple’s latest flagship device was left running old software. For months. Well, not anymore. Yes… Read More

  • Twitter for iOS now (officially) supports push notifications, coming soon to Android and WP7

    Twitter for iOS now (officially) supports push notifications, coming soon to Android and WP7

    Back in those lazy hazy crazy days of September, we wrote that the iOS Twitter app would support push notifications soon. Well, guess what, guys?! It’s here! Now you can use Twitter as a form of instant messaging, as the very moment someone you follow @mentions or messages you, you’ll receive the notification on your iPhone/iPad. What? You don’t have an iPhone or iPad (I hear… Read More

  • Review: Guitar World Lick Of The Day for iOS

    Review: Guitar World Lick Of The Day for iOS

    Guitar World Magazine and Agile Partners launch a new and pretty straight forward iOS app today called Guitar World Lick Of The Day. As the name suggests, the app delivers a new guitar “lick”, in the form of a video lesson, every day through a monthly subscription service. The app itself is free and comes pre-populated with several free licks so you can try it out first. You can… Read More

  • iOS 4.2 Delayed A Week, Expect To Upgrade Your Gold Master

    iOS 4.2 Delayed A Week, Expect To Upgrade Your Gold Master


    Problems with the current 4.2 build on the iPad have forced <a HREFApple to cancel a Wednesday release of the new OS and hold iOS 4.2 for the iPad and iPhone until next week. The expectation is that a new Gold Master is coming and that the final version will arrive in a few days. Read More

  • Video: Epic Games' Infinity Blade For iOS Looks *Ridiculous*

    John Carmack told us, a few months ago, just how capable the iPhone is when it comes to gaming. Now we have Epic Games, the Manchester United to id Software’s Liverpool,showing us a trailer of its new iPhone game, Infinity Blade. Read More