iOS

  • 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

  • Star Wars: Falcon Gunner brings the battle home. Don't get cocky, kid!

    Star Wars. Tie Fighters. Gun Turrets. Oh, yeah, and augmented reality. Do I really need to say anything more? Actually, yes, I do, because that’s my job and I need to eat and pay bills and stuff. Read More

  • How To Try 4.2 On Your iPad Right Now

    How To Try 4.2 On Your iPad Right Now

    The iOS 4.2 Gold Master for all iOS devices is floating around along with iTunes 10.1, the only version of iTunes that supports the new version. What does this mean? It means you can try iOS 4.2 on your iPad today, as we speak, and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be extremely happy. 4.2 adds real multi-tasking and folders to the iPad, two features that make the device truly shine. Read More

  • Totally Not Mobile: The (Probably Fake) iOS Table

    What happens when you take a monstrous 58″ capacitive touchscreen, convert it into a table, and then pipe all the visuals and touch data back and forth between the table and a jailbroken iPhone? Magic. Absolute friggin’ magic. Sure, it’s the total opposite of mobile — but it’s also the total opposite of not awesome. It might also be the total opposite of real. Read More

  • After A Four Day Freeze, Apple's US App Store Rankings Begin To Thaw

    After A Four Day Freeze, Apple's US App Store Rankings Begin To Thaw

    The past few days haven’t been too great for anyone who decided to launch an iPhone app right before Halloween. Why? Because no matter how many thousands of downloads their fresh-faced app might have received, it wasn’t going anywhere near the oh-so-coveted US Top 10 list. For reasons unclear right now, the rankings system for the US App Store has been locked in stone for the past… Read More

  • Apple ruins our Halloween Miracle, Pulls iDOS from the App Store

    Apple ruins our Halloween Miracle, Pulls iDOS from the App Store

    Well, it was fun while it lasted. Just two hours ago, we declared the approval of iDOS (a DOS emulator for iOS) a Halloween Miracle. Really — it was on par with an appearance from the Great Pumpkin, or all of the candy corn in the world suddenly becoming edible. Cue the Sad Trombone: Apple just pulled it. Read More