iOS

  • 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

  • Android's Mobile Web Consumption Share In The US Is Surging, iOS Share Dropping

    Android's Mobile Web Consumption Share In The US Is Surging, iOS Share Dropping

    Media measurement and Web analytics company Quantcast has some interesting numbers on mobile browsing in the United States, and it’s preparing to release some of those statistics, across vendors. Earlier today, the company put up a teaser blog post, showing two graphs, one of them representing the share of mobile Web consumption in the US per mobile OS. As you can tell, Quantcast… Read More

  • Jobs: Hey Google, We're Activating 230,000 NEW iOS Devices A Day

    Jobs: Hey Google, We're Activating 230,000 NEW iOS Devices A Day

    Last month, Google CEO Eric Schmidt noted that Google was activating 200,000 Android devices a day. Obviously, that’s a massive number. Today during the Apple event in San Francisco, Steve Jobs took the chance to one up him — then take a shot at Google. Apple is activating 230,000 iOS devices a day, Jobs says. He made a thinly veiled reference to the Android numbers, and said… Read More

  • Online gaming company Miniclip (finally) realizes potential of mobile games

    You might say the company’s just a tad late to the party, but Miniclip has finally seen the light and is expanding its casual gaming empire by entering the world of mobile games. With a self-declared user base of more than 57 million casual gamers worldwide and a library of more than 600 online games, it’s a wonder really that the London-based company hasn’t made the move… Read More

  • Online Gaming Company Miniclip (Finally) Realizes Potential Of Mobile Games

    You might say the company’s just a tad late to the party, but Miniclip has finally seen the light and is expanding its casual gaming empire by entering the world of mobile games. With a self-declared user base of more than 57 million casual gamers worldwide and a library of more than 600 online games, it’s a wonder really that the London-based company hasn’t made the move… Read More

  • Apple's iMac And MacBook Touch Patents Tease iOS-Convertible Devices

    You’re Apple. You’re selling millions of iPhones, millions of iPads, and millions of notebooks. The App Store is printing money, but conversion rates aren’t fast enough for your liking. How do you get more people hooked on your mobile and touch platform? Easy: convert all your devices into iOS devices. iOS convertibles, to be precise. A patent filing by Apple describes a pair… Read More

  • Millennial Media: Android OS Grew By 47 Percent In July, iPad Requests Up 327 Percent

    Mobile ad network Millennial Media is releasing its monthly mobile mix report today. According to Nielsen, Millennial’s ads reach 63 million of a total of 77 million mobile web users in the U.S., or 81% of the U.S. mobile web. In July, Android OS grew at a faster clip than in June, with requests increasing by 47 percent, compared to a 23 percent growth in the previous month. Since… Read More

  • Of Course Hitler Had To Weigh In On The Symantec iOS Security Report

    Symantec recent report doesn’t have very nice things to say about iOS’s security. Something about a PDF exploit and bad guys taking control of iPhones and iPads – you know, a real security hole that Apple should address immediately. Hitler doesn’t care, though. His solution? Hitlerfix. Click through for the timely adaptation of the meme. Read More

  • Wait, So 20 Phones On 4 Carriers Outsold 1 Phone On 1 Carrier? Shocking.

    Wait, So 20 Phones On 4 Carriers Outsold 1 Phone On 1 Carrier? Shocking.

    Okay, I’ll admit that my headline is a bit misleading. Apple actually sells two phones: the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 (or, before the iPhone 4, they sold the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 3G). But they’re both iPhones. One is just better than the other. It’s also hard to pinpoint exactly how many Android smartphones are for sale in the U.S. currently (meaning they’re… Read More

  • Are We On The Cusp Of A Jailbroken App Revolution?

    Are We On The Cusp Of A Jailbroken App Revolution?

    The DMCA ruling won’t change things for the average iPhone user — the main difference being that jailbreakers now can’t be sued by Apple successfully under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Apple will continue their attempts to block the jailbroken phones with every iOS update and jailbreakers will keep getting more and more savvy, like a vicious cycle of digital cat… Read More

  • MixPanel Offers Realtime iPhone Analytics That Probably Won't Piss Off Apple

    Perhaps you recall back in June when Apple CEO Steve Jobs laid the smack down on mobile analytics firm Flurry. He noted they were “pissing us off” because they were collecting device data about Apple’s products. Specifically, Jobs obviously cared because it uncovered some as-yet-unannounced Apple products. A change Apple made to their developer agreements then made this illegal. Read More

  • Everything You Need To Know About The Fragmented Mobile Developer Ecosystem

    Everything You Need To Know About The Fragmented Mobile Developer Ecosystem

    Considering the immense fragmentation that characterizes the mobile apps industry, it’s good to see decent research help us try and make sense of what’s going on in that particular part of the digital economy, one that is consistently growing in size and importance across the globe. Hence, I invite anyone with a vested interest in the mobile developer ecosystem to check out… Read More

  • AdMob's Final Mobile Metrics Report: Android Rising, But Apple Still Dominates Worldwide

    AdMob's Final Mobile Metrics Report: Android Rising, But Apple Still Dominates Worldwide

    Mobile ad network AdMob (now part of Google) released its final Mobile Metrics report today (embedded below), at least for a while. AdMob gathers data from millions of phones and mobile devices which serve up its ad impressions, including almost 44 million iOS devices (iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads). The decision to stop disclosing the data may have something to do with its new owner… Read More

  • iOS to make its desktop debut with next iMac revision?

    IOS on the next iMac? That’s the rumor going around this morning. The deal is that Apple wants to bring touch controls to its desktop offerings, and will use the next iMac revision to test the waters a bit. So, you’ll have your standard Mac OS X installation, but then when you activate “touch screen mode,” you’ll switch over to iOS. Read More