iOS

  • Apple’s iOS 8 Includes Code For Running Apps Side-By-Side

    Apple’s iOS 8 Includes Code For Running Apps Side-By-Side

    One thing that had been rumored for inclusion in iOS 8 that wasn’t announced on stage was a new trick for the iPad that would let it run two apps side-by-side concurrently. The feature was first reported by Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac as one in a series of articles revealing upcoming features of the then-secret beta, and claimed that you’d be able to not only run two apps next to… Read More

  • Swift, Apple’s New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years

    Swift, Apple’s New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years

    At its WWDC event on Monday, Apple made waves among the iOS and Mac developer communities with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language designed from the ground up by the company’s developer tools team. The language itself builds upon the compiler, runtime, and libraries that Apple developers use with Objective-C today, which means that those already familiar with the tools… Read More

  • iOS Apps Pass Browsers For The First Time As The Most Popular Way To Watch Online TV

    iOS Apps Pass Browsers For The First Time As The Most Popular Way To Watch Online TV

    In a report about video data consumption trends released this morning by Adobe, the company noted an interesting statistic about the changing habits of online TV watchers. For the first time, iOS applications have surpassed desktop browsers as the most popular access point for online TV content, with a 43% market share versus a 36% share, respectively. In addition, Android applications are now… Read More

  • Apple Introduces iOS 8

    Apple Introduces iOS 8

    Last year, Apple revealed the biggest change to-date of iOS, the mobile operating system that many of us have been using for years. Now, the true evolution begins. Jony Ive and the iOS team have had plenty of time to listen to feedback and dig deeper into features introduced before Ive ever took control of software. And finally, iOS 8 is here. We’ve been expecting a new Healthbook… Read More

  • New “iOS Blocks” Concept Video Imagines How Widgets Could Work On The iPhone And iPad

    New “iOS Blocks” Concept Video Imagines How Widgets Could Work On The iPhone And iPad

    A new iOS concept video and extremely detailed explanation from UX and graphic designer Jay Machalani imagines how Apple’s iOS operating system could have its own version of Android’s widgets or Windows Phone’s “Live Tiles,” by introducing a new interaction that’s sort of in between each. In a blog post titled “Pushing iOS” the designer… Read More

  • Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Cross-Platform App Beta Testing Service

    Back in February, Crashlytics announced its first product since being acquired by Twitter. That product was an app beta testing platform that would allow developers to distribute test apps to users to get feedback and suss out bugs. Read More

  • Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

    Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

    Apple will be streaming this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 2 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET), the company announced today. Apple only sometimes streams live video of its special events, and never announces its intent to do so this far in advance, so this is an interesting development. The company doesn’t say what’s going to be on the docket at the show, but it… Read More

  • The iPhone Is Still The Best Smartphone

    The iPhone Is Still The Best Smartphone

    I see a lot of phones in my work here at TechCrunch, and I’m genuinely impressed with where the average level of quality is at compared to where it was even just five years ago. I’ve seen Android mature so much in that time that it’s amazing – but for all the work Android OEMs have done in terms of narrowing the gap with the iPhone, which had a considerable lead on… Read More

  • Medium Super Sizes Its iOS App With An iPad Version

    Medium Super Sizes Its iOS App With An iPad Version

    Platisher (publishing platform, natch) Medium initially launched a dedicated iOS application back in March, which is designed strictly for consumption, not for writing. Medium is ripe for a mobile app, given its focus on attractively-packaged content, but the iPad was arguably a more logical initial destination. Today, the app gets an update that makes it universal, so it’s optimized… Read More

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