iOS

  • 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