iOS

  • 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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

  • iDOS brings your favorite DOS games to iOS [Update: Pulled!]

    If it were December, I’d call this a Christmas miracle. As it’s October, we’re just going to have to pretend that “Halloween Miracles” are a thing. IT’S A HALLOWEEN MIRACLE! A few hours ago, something awesome managed to find its way into the App Store. Something which I never imagined Apple would approve. No, not another baby shaking app. Something wonderful… Read More

  • Apple And Google: The Activation Pissing Match Continues

    Apple And Google: The Activation Pissing Match Continues

    Just in case it wasn’t clear enough, Apple’s Q4 earnings call today made it more clear than ever that Apple and Google are in the middle of an all-out war in the mobile space. Apple CEO Steve Jobs took five good minutes to trash Google’s Android platform on its “openness”, fragmentation, tablet capabilities, and a variety of other things. He also had a stat bomb… Read More

  • Major Decline In TV Ratings Linked To Apple iOS App Use: Nonsense Or Part Of A Larger Problem For The TV Biz?

    How did that silly song go? TV killed the radio star? First off, try telling that to Ron Bennington. Second off, whatever. Now we’re getting word that Apple, thanks to all those iOS-powered devices out there, is killing the TV star. Or, in English, that iOS, specifically the Apps, is responsible for recent downward trend in TV ratings. Hmm. Read More

  • Beer Gardens NYC iOS App Helps NYers Find Beer Gardens In Time For Oktoberfest Fun

    It’s October 1, which means that you’re average American think Oktoberfest has started. Not true: Munich’s Oktoberfest begins in mid to late September and lasts through October. A minor technicality if all you’re looking to do is celebrate the holiday best known for, well, bier and busen. In any event, there’s a handy iOS App that was just released that can help… Read More

  • Apple Reverses Another Stance, Allows Ringtone Makers Into The App Store

    You know, it’s starting to look like that set of App Store Review Guidelines Apple published recently might actually… mean something. Just 8 days after the guidelines went live, Apple blew all kinds of minds by allowing Google Voice apps (which had long been banished) into the store; now, another item seems to have been crossed off the blacklist: Ringtone Makers. Since the early… Read More

  • What the Deuce? iOS On An HTC Android Phone?

    I’m 99.999999999% sure this is fake, but it’s a pretty compelling little video nonetheless. Greg isn’t up to completely debunk this but it appears to be iOS running on HTC MyTouch hardware – and running quite well. Let’s just assume this is a thought experiment and until we can gather any more info we’ll leave it at that. Click through for video. via Shanzai Read More

  • AppleTV Will Run iOS, Might Be Jailbreakable

    With the new AppleTV coming out later this month there’s been quite a bit of discussion about if it would be running on the new iOS system, or something else. The good news is we now know – configuration files in the iOS 4.2 beta have confirmed that the AppleTV will be running iOS. Read More

  • Apple's iOS Devices Call Back To The Mothership

    Here’s an interesting tidbit for you: whenever an iOS device connects to a Wi-Fi network, it automatically makes a connection back to the mothership. While the URL looks harmless, the potential for abuse is staggering. Of course, is anyone really surprised that Apple wants to check up on you whenever you use one of their devices? Read More

  • Rockstar Brings Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD To iPad

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars first came out for the Nintendo DS back in March, 2009. Since then it’s been ported to the PSP and iOS. Today? There’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD for the iPad. I cannot think of another GTA release that’s had so many releases across so many different platforms across such a span of time. Read More

  • Soon, We'll Have Downloaded More Apps From iTunes Than Songs (Chart)

    Soon, We'll Have Downloaded More Apps From iTunes Than Songs (Chart)

    Asymco, a Helsinki-based app developer / industry analysis advisory firm, ironically founded and led by a longtime Nokia manager, just posted this telling chart on its blog: According to the firm’s research, iTunes download rates for music and iOS apps are both still growing, but accelerating much faster for the latter. In fact, Asymco posits, based on data from the recently updated… Read More