iOS

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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

  • Five things to know about iOS 4.0

    Five things to know about iOS 4.0

    Welcome to the future, or at least like the first five minutes of it. iOS 4.0 should be available now for iPhone 3GS and newer (post 2009) iPod Touches. Do you have an iPhone 3G or (shudder) the first iPhone? You’re SOL, my Luddite friend. Go back to the commune, you hippie. I kid, I kid. Why spend the money if you don’t need to and besides, we’ve been playing with iOS 4.0 for… Read More

  • Why Mobile Innovation Is Blowing Away PCs

    Why Mobile Innovation Is Blowing Away PCs

    Editor’s note: Guest author Steve Cheney is an entrepreneur and formerly an engineer & programmer specializing in web and mobile technologies. On the heels of the┬álatest Android phone, the Sprint HTC EVO, and as we approach iPhone 4, it seems like mobile devices and platforms are innovating at about five times the pace of personal computers. Rapid advancement in mobile is often… Read More

  • Apple Begins Urging Developers To Get Their iOS 4 Apps In For Launch

    Apple Begins Urging Developers To Get Their iOS 4 Apps In For Launch

    Today, Apple has begun emailing iPhone app developers to let them know they’re now accepting iOS 4-compatible apps in the App Store. Just as it does each time before a new OS launches (such as earlier this year with the iPad OS, which was iPhone OS 3.2 — yes, it’s a little confusing), Apple wants to make sure it has apps to show off when the new OS hits on June 21 (three… Read More

  • How to test iOS 4.0 right now

    How to test iOS 4.0 right now

    If you’re the excitable type, you may want to try the iOS 4.0 Gold Master right now. This is probably the most dangerous thing you can do to your phone aside from run over it with a car, so don’t say we didn’t warn you. There are many sources, obviously, so do a Google search. Read More

  • Pandora Working In The Background On iPhone 4. Awesome. [Video]

    Pandora Working In The Background On iPhone 4. Awesome. [Video]

    By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about all the big features of both iPhone 4 and iOS 4 (the artist formerly known as iPhone OS 4, which we heard about previously). But something that Apple didn’t address too much today was a feature I’m most looking forward to: background tasks. I’m pretty sure that being able to run apps like Pandora in the background while I do… Read More

  • iTunes 9.2 Coming Alongside iOS 4 — Yes, It's Still Called iTunes

    iTunes 9.2 Coming Alongside iOS 4 — Yes, It's Still Called iTunes

    It shouldn’t be a huge surprise to anyone, but alongside the new iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS 4) software launching on June 21, Apple will be releasing a new version of iTunes. I was told as much by an Apple employee during the hands-on time following the keynote at WWDC today when asking how certain new features would work. Specifically, the employee told me that iTunes 9.2 would be… Read More

  • iOS: Apple once again picks a Cisco name for one of its products

    iOS: Apple once again picks a Cisco name for one of its products

    This is nothing that a fat cheque won’t solve, but Apple has changed the name of iPhone OS to iOS. IOS is a named owned by Cisco Systems. You’ll recall that the name iPhone was also owned by Cisco. Is Apple so wealthy that it can go around taking trademarked name, paying the owners for the rights, or is the person in charge of coming up with names just a silly goose? Probably… Read More

  • Apple To Surpass 100 Million iOS Devices Sold This Month

    Apple To Surpass 100 Million iOS Devices Sold This Month

    Today at the WWDC keynote address, Apple CEO Steve Jobs did a bit of tidying up. When talking about the new iPhone OS 4, Jobs noted that they were renaming the OS to be simply “iOS.” This is obviously because the iPhone OS has extended beyond the iPhone and onto new devices such as the iPad. Jobs also had a bit stat to throw out there: later this month, Apple will surpass 100… Read More