iOS

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means… Read More

  • Apple Patents Android-Like Gesture Unlocking Tech For Mobile Devices

    Apple Patents Android-Like Gesture Unlocking Tech For Mobile Devices

    Apple has a pair of new patent applications published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) which describe a gesture-based unlocking system for iPhone or iPad devices. The system is more sophisticated than existing implementations, however, and includes a number of provisions to make the encryption even harder to frustrate the current methods employed by Android devices. Apple’s… Read More

  • Google Releases Helpouts App For iOS

    Google Releases Helpouts App For iOS

    Google introduced Helpouts last year to HELP PEOPLE OUT (yeah that’s where they got the name). The system works through Hangouts, letting people connect with experts for paid or free video chats that are about solving a specific problem, rather than just shooting the breeze with pals as we all do on Hangouts all the time. Now Helpouts is available on iOS thanks to a new app. Read More

  • The Battle To Build iOS Apps | Inside Jobs

    Inside Jobs: How iOS Developer Danilo Campos Battles To Bring New Apps To Life

    Mobile apps are something that you interact with on a very personal basis — you carry them around in your pocket, check in with them frequently, and really let them into your life. So in this episode of Inside Jobs we decided to turn the tables and get personal with someone who builds mobile apps. Danilo Campos is the developer and designer behind beautiful mobile apps for iOS… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich’s exit from Mozilla, politically charged and leadership compromised, Condoleezza Rice heading to the Dropbox Board of Directors? Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Box. Office on the iPad… Read More

  • Apple Developers Must Now Agree To Ad Identifier Rules Or Risk App Store Rejection

    Apple Developers Must Now Agree To Ad Identifier Rules Or Risk App Store Rejection

    Apple has just updated a section in iTunes Connect, the service mobile developers use to distribute and update their applications on the iTunes App Store, with new language that details how the Advertising Identifier (IDFA) can and cannot be used, and asks for developers’ compliance with these rules by checking a box. Though Apple began rejecting some applications in February which… Read More

  • Veteran Apple Designer Greg Christie Departs As Jony Ive’s Role Grows

    Veteran Apple Designer Greg Christie Departs As Jony Ive’s Role Grows

    Apple has confirmed the exit of long-time iOS designer Greg Christie, who was a Vice President in Apple’s design department. Read More

  • The Fallacy Of Android-First

    The Fallacy Of Android-First

    In late 2012, we decided to launch Emu on Android first. It went against the conventional wisdom at the time, but we saw a real advantage. 16 months later, we’re back on iOS: Emu for iPhone launched on April 2. Here’s why Android didn’t work out for us…and why you should think carefully before going Android-first. Read More

  • Windows Phone, Android And iOS Enjoyed A Holiday Bump In The U.S., BlackBerry Cratered

    Windows Phone, Android And iOS Enjoyed A Holiday Bump In The U.S., BlackBerry Cratered

    During the November to February period, Windows Phone, Android and iOS picked up market share in the U.S. smartphone game. Windows Phone grew the most in real percentage terms — 0.3 percent — and in terms of relative percentage growth — 9.7 percent more share compared to its previous tally of 3.1 percent. That pace of growth, while better than holding fast for the… Read More

  • Monument Valley Is A Legend In The Making You Must Play Now

    Monument Valley Is A Legend In The Making You Must Play Now

    I consider myself a fan of games, but once in a while, a game comes along for which I feel something far beyond fandom; Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is one of those, and now Monument Valley, a game out today by UK-based development studio ustwo and in many ways, a spiritual bedfellow to Superbrothers, is another. Don’t get me wrong, Monument Valley definitely stands on its… Read More

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