iOS

  • Google Maps On Mobile Gets Uber Integration And More

    Google Maps On Mobile Gets Uber Integration And More

    Google has updated its apps for iOS and Android with a bunch of new features, including Uber integration directly in its collection of options for travel directions. The Uber option will appear when you’re looking up transit or walking directions if you have the Uber app installed on your device in some cities, offering you the estimated time for trips using the car hire service, and… Read More

  • Google Takes On Microsoft For Productivity Dominance Of Apple’s Mobile Platform

    Earlier today Google released Docs and Sheets, two productivity applications for iOS. The unified apps work across iPhone and iPad devices. The new apps are just picking up their first ratings and ranks. Docs has picked up 23 ratings thus far, securing a four-star rating. Sheets is also rated four stars, with a total of 11 ratings tallied. Docs is slightly more popular than Docs. Read More

  • One Month After Microsoft Office Hits iPad, Google Debuts Dedicated Productivity Apps For iOS

    One Month After Microsoft Office Hits iPad, Google Debuts Dedicated Productivity Apps For iOS

    Google has released standalone apps for Google Docs and Google Sheets, with Slides coming soon, breaking out these productivity applications from within Google Drive, which is where users could go to access them on iPhone and iPad in the past. The text document, spreadsheet and presentation editors allow for both creation and editing of those types of files, which are stored in Google Drive… Read More

  • Kantar: Windows Phone ‘Stutters’ Amid Android Price Competition, iPhone 5S Is Apple’s Buffer

    Kantar: Windows Phone ‘Stutters’ Amid Android Price Competition, iPhone 5S Is Apple’s Buffer

    Last Friday, Microsoft finally took control as the new owner of Nokia’s devices business, but it’s coming into its new position as a mobile hardware maker with no less a challenge than Nokia has had for the last couple of years. Read More

  • 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

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

    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