• Seagate Enables iOS Access To GoFlex Home Servers

    As a fan of hard drives, I’m quite enthused by this bit of news. The Seagate GoFlex Home was one of the first easy-to-use cloud storage systems and for about a year access was limited to desktops and laptops. Now, however, you can access your files directly using a free iOS app for iPads, iPhones, and iPods Touch. The GoFlex Home costs $159.99 for 1TB, $209.99 for 2TB, and $269.99 for… Read More

  • Amazon Cloud Player Quietly Begins Working On iOS Devices!

    Amazon Cloud Player Quietly Begins Working On iOS Devices!

    Back in March, alongside the roll out of Amazon’s new cloud-based music upload/player service, we noted one glaring problem: it didn’t work on iOS devices. You might think this had to due with Flash or another technology that iOS wasn’t compatible with, but it wasn’t. It looked like something else was simply blocking it from working. Well, good news. That’s no… Read More

  • Apple May Not Have Bought Nuance But…

    Apple May Not Have Bought Nuance But…

    This past November, the blogosphere was briefly set on fire when a comment Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak made in passing stated that Apple had acquired the voice recognition company Nuance. Wozniak quickly came out and corrected that comment, and most believed that he had simply confused Nuance with the company he mentioned right afterwards, Siri — a company that Apple actually did… Read More

  • Jailbreak Ye iPads While Ye May: Untethered Jailbreak Hits For 4.3.3

    That didn’t take long. iPhone Dev Team just released a 4.3.3 jailbreak for the following devices: iPhone3GS
    iPhone4 (GSM)
    iPod touch 3G
    iPod touch 4G
    AppleTV2G (v4.3 8F202) Read More

  • There Are Now More Free Apps For Android Than For The iPhone: Distimo

    App store analytics provider Distimo today published its latest report, once again zooming in on the pricing of mobile applications across a variety of platforms. We got an exclusive early look at the new report. According to Distimo, Google’s Android Market currently offers 134,342 free applications for download, while Apple’s App Store for iPhone offers 121,845 free applications. Read More

  • Nielsen: Consumer Desire For Android Grows, Unlike iOS And Blackberry

    Nielsen ran monthly surveys of mobile consumers in the United States from July to September 2010, and said back then that 33 percent expressed interest for an Apple iPhone, while slightly more than a quarter (26 percent) said they desired a device with Android and 13 percent said they wanted a Blackberry device. This morning, Nielsen posited that those same surveys for January 2011 to March… Read More

  • Beer Gardens NYC App Goes 2.0 For Beer Garden Season

    Beer, the sweet elixir that draws me to the doom of oblivion, is apparently available in places called “Beer Gardens” here in NYC (and in various other locations, but this is NY-centric.) These “Gardens” are not actually gardens at all but are, in fact, large patios where people can sit and drink beer until they reach a heightened level of joviality and fun and… Read More

  • Microsoft Releases Photosynth For iOS

    Microsoft’s Photosynth app for iOS is one of the few apps I will use on a regular basis. It’s essentially a photo-stitcher for iPhone that can create some pretty amazing panoramic photos. All you have to do is slowly move an iPhone, as directed on-screen, in a circular fashion around a scene you wish to capture. After briefly processing the series of photos, Photosynth will allow… Read More

  • What App Developers Want: Letters To Steve Jobs And Larry Page

    What App Developers Want: Letters To Steve Jobs And Larry Page

    The next smartphone wave is about to hit. There are rumors that Android 3.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will drop in May, and iOS 5 in June. Greg already posted a pretty compelling user’s wish list for the latter, but what developers want is at least as important—because, as the lukewarm-to-appalled recent PlayBook reviews show, it hardly matters how great your hardware is. Nowadays… Read More

  • John Carmack: iOS Still Better Than Android For Mobile Game Development

    John Carmack, the id Software co-founder who essentially created the modern first-person shooter genre from scratch, has once again said that the iOS platform is the best mobile platform out there when it comes to game development. He said as much last year at QuakeCon, but here we are one year later and iOS is still king. Sorry, Fandroids. Read More

  • The App Store Showing Strange Strings — A New iOS Product Or Just A Lazy Bug?

    Well this is interesting. Amid all the hoopla about the new iOS Twitter client Tweetbot tonight, people began noticing something. In The “Requirements” section of the App Store, there’s something odd listed. Alongside the usual iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad compatibility, apps are being listed as compatible with something named “ix.Mac.MarketingName”. Yep. Weird. Read More

  • Apple To Release White iPhone 4 "In The Next Few Weeks"?

    The white iPhone 4 is dead! No it’s not! Yes it is! No it’s not! Yes it is! STOP PLAYING WITH MY HEART, RUMOR MILL. Today, we head back to “No it’s not!” land, with Bloomberg claiming they’ve got “three people familiar with the plans” all saying the same thing: the white iPhone 4 is coming in the next few weeks (with one saying “by the end… Read More

  • DARPA Wants Full-Disk Encryption For Android, iOS Devices

    DARPA has put out a request for full-disk encryption for iOS and Android-based devices. The deal is that the Defense Advances Research Projects Agency wants to have greater choice when it comes to smartphone selection, having used the BlackBerry for years without complaint. That’s because it was only the BlackBerry that met the agency’s encryption requirements. Read More

  • Chart: Apple's Tablet OS Share Will Shrink To 47 Percent By 2015

    Chart: Apple's Tablet OS Share Will Shrink To 47 Percent By 2015

    How long can Apple hold onto its dominance of the tablet market with the iPad? There no question that the iPad is leaps and bounds ahead of all other tablets, including the latest Android tablets running Honeycomb, in terms of market share, apps, design and overall experience. With the recently released iPad 2, it is maintaining its lead. But how long can that last? After all, Android… Read More

  • iOS At Sea

    On March 29, 2011, CIO Australia published an interview with Andy Lark, Dell‘s global head of marketing for large enterprises. In the interview, Lark made a lot of “quotable” statements, among them: “An iPad with a keyboard, a mouse and a case [means] you’ll be at $1500 or $1600; that’s double of what you’re paying,” he claimed. Read More

  • Untethered iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak Is Here (But Not For iPads 2)

    Huzzah! iOS 4.3.1 (at least on the iPhone) is fully jailbroken and does not required tethered boots to maintain the magic. The process, which uses Redsn0w (Mac version/PC version) and a proper version of the firmware for your hardware, is unerringly simple and results in a fully jailbroken device. Read More

  • Amazon Cloud Player Doesn't Work On iOS — But It's Not A Flash Issue

    As you may have read by now, earlier tonight, Amazon dropped a bomb on their rivals in the online music space: a fully working cloud storage and playback system. And it’s not just working on desktop web browsers, it works on Android devices too. One important place it doesn’t work though: iPhones, iPads, iPod touches — no iOS devices. At first, you might think this is a… Read More

  • Legends Of The Fall, Apple Style

    Legends Of The Fall, Apple Style

    This past weekend, we broke the news that iOS 5, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, was likely being released in the fall. This would break the tradition of a summer release. And we also noted that instead of a separate event in the early spring, Apple was likely to use their WWDC event in June to talk about the new OS for the first time. Sure enough, today came word… Read More

  • iOS 5 Likely Pushed To The Fall After A Cloud Unveiling At WWDC

    iOS 5 Likely Pushed To The Fall After A Cloud Unveiling At WWDC

    Many people (including myself) were a bit disappointed that Apple didn’t devote any time during the iPad 2 unveiling to talking about iOS 5, the next major revamp of the software. But there may be a very good reason for that: it’s not coming anytime soon. In fact, the plan right now is to wait to launch iOS 5 until the fall, we’ve heard from two solid sources. If our sources… Read More

  • Serlet Transition Out Appears As Natural As OS X Transition Towards iOS

    Serlet Transition Out Appears As Natural As OS X Transition Towards iOS

    Back in October of last year, the day before it was formally unveiled, I wondered if OS X Lion would be the last of its kind. There were two main arguments: the big cat name choice and the colossal rise of iOS. With today’s news that OS X father Bertrand Serlet is leaving Apple after 14 years (and 22 years working with CEO Steve Jobs), the question has come roaring back to life. Apple… Read More