• 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

  • iPad Debug Screen Shows "Video Call" Testing

    Video calls on the iPad? Whatever could that be? An unusually cropped image courtesy of 9to5mac shows us video call testing on the iPad which suggests that the iPad will soon have a front-facing camera and that Facetime is an inevitable juggernaut on all iOS devices. Read More