• New Photo Apps Surface In iOS 4.3

    With the release of the latest developer’s iOS 4.3 Beta 2, we get more insight as to the features included with the iPad 2. It’s pretty much a joke at this point how easily all these features get spilled, because all of the developers have signed NDAs and are required not release this. It just spoils all the fun, right? Read More

  • New Multi-touch Gestures Will Not Be Available On iOS 4.3

    Last week, we showed you the new multi-touch gestures that Apple plans to add to the iPad with iOS 4.3. We thought they looked pretty cool and useful. Well it turns out the gestures were merely a test and we shouldn’t expect them in iPad’s next update. On the developer’s site: This feature will not be enabled in iOS 4.3 for customers, but [Apple is] providing this preview… Read More

  • Want To Top Apple's All-Time Top Paid Apps List? Sell A Ton Of Apps — Or Do This

    Last night, we pointed out that as a part of their countdown to 10 billion app downloads, Apple actually revealed the top all-time app downloads for paid iPhone apps, free iPhone apps, paid iPad apps, and free iPad apps. The top results seemed pretty straightforward, with a few oddities here or there. And there may be a good reason for such oddities. The system appears pretty easy to… Read More

  • In The Race To 10 Billion Downloads, Apple Uncovers The Top All-Time Apps

    In The Race To 10 Billion Downloads, Apple Uncovers The Top All-Time Apps

    If you had to guess what the top downloaded iOS app of all time was, what would you say? You’ll probably get it. It’s an obvious one. It’s Facebook. Number two is fairly easy too: Pandora. But did you know that number three is the Google Mobile App? I wonder what Apple thinks of that? As they countdown to 10 billion total app downloads, Apple has unveiled a page within the… Read More

  • iPhone User? 90% Chance You're On The Latest OS. Android User? 0.4% Chance

    iPhone User? 90% Chance You're On The Latest OS. Android User? 0.4% Chance

    As a member of the media, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Nexus S running Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” a few weeks ago. It’s great, easily the best version of Android yet. I hope one day soon you all get to try it out. But the likelihood of that is pathetically small. In fact, don’t be surprised if Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” is out before most of you… Read More

  • The iOS App Store Is Just About To Pass 10 Billion Downloads

    Holy crap; remember when the App Store surpassing 1 billion downloads was a nearly mind-blowing feat? Less than 2 years later, Apple is just a few million copies of Angry Birds away from cracking past 10 billion. As with the 1 billion download landmark, Apple’s going to give away a $10,000 giftcard to whoever nabs that 10 billionth download. Sadly, you won’t be getting the iPod… Read More

  • Video Of Four- And Five-Finger Gestures On iOS 4.3

    It’s a good thing they implemented these, or they might have been left behind by the multi-screen desktops of both Android 3.0 and the Playbook. There isn’t much to say about the video (via MacRumors), but it’s nice to see it in motion. I suppose the apps must be left-to-right in order of being opened. Read More

  • What's New In iOS 4.3?

    It’s that time again, folks: Apple has just dropped a new build of iOS into the Developer Center, and people are already hard at work tearing it apart in search for all the little hidden gems within. You know what makes hard work easier? Team work! We’ll keep a running list of everything we’ve spotted that has made its way into iOS 4.3 — drop a comment and let us know… Read More

  • What iOS 4.3, And Specifically The New Multi-Touch Gestures, May Say About iPad 2

    What iOS 4.3, And Specifically The New Multi-Touch Gestures, May Say About iPad 2

    If there’s one thing that came out of CES this year, it’s that everyone, and I do mean everyone, wants a piece of the action that Apple absolutely dominates with the iPad right now. Tablets, tablets, tablet, tablets. We’ll see dozens upon dozens of them released this year. So how will Apple meet the onslaught? With the iOS 4.3 beta that just got pushed to developers today… Read More

  • Personal Hot Spot Coming To All iPhones In iOS 4.3?

    Are you bummed that the Verizon iPhone 4 will rock that super cool, MiFi-esque “Personal Hot Spot” feature, while your still-rather-shiny AT&T iPhone won’t? Don’t be too sad; it looks like that may be a temporary advantage. Read More

  • Personal Hotspots Coming To All iPhones In March

    BGR just confirmed that all iPhones great and small will soon be getting the Personal Hotspot feature, although the actual implementation will be carrier specific. Considering Verizon’s move to offer the service, however, I suspect AT&T will follow suit almost immediately. Read More

  • One More Thing: The Verizon iPhone Runs iOS 4.2.5

    In the demo area which Verizon and Apple opened up after their Verizon iPhone 4 unveiling today, we got some hands-on time with the actual device. As we were told during the event, the device is largely the same as the iPhone 4 on AT&T’s network, with some slight changes to the antenna on the side. And there’s one more thing: the Verizon iPhone is running an unreleased version… Read More

  • App-y Holidays: iOS Gorged, Android Stuffed, RIM Got Leftovers, Windows Phone Went Hungry

    There has already been plenty of data out there suggesting that Apple had a monster holiday season. We’ll know for sure in a few weeks when they announced their earnings. For now though, we have to go by what third-party developers are seeing when it comes to app download numbers. And one company, Flixster, has given us some key details of how their mobile installs broke down from… Read More

  • iPod Nano Kind Of Hacked

    It’s not much of a hack – JWhelton simply removed an app and looked at the underlying OS – but this is proof of concept stuff that shows that the iPod Nano is essentially a stripped-down iOS device with severe limitations. Read More

  • Many iPhone App Downloads Jumped 2-3X On Christmas

    It’s beginning to look like Apple may have had a very, very merry Christmas. Not that it should surprise anyone given how many of their products were on year-end “best-of” lists. But some data that has started to come in over the past few days points to Apple’s Christmas surge once again being led by the mainstays: the iPhone and iPod touch (and probably the iPad as… Read More

  • Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Lead The Way In Interactive iPhone Check-In Social Rewards

    Although I would rather die in a pit, bitten by rats and my flesh taken by necrosis than eat at Hardee’s or Carl’s Jr, you have to admit that they do have a compelling social media marketing plan. CKE Restaurants, owners of Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s and famous for making food that is less popular than McDonalds, have created a location-based “coupon game”… Read More

  • InMobi: iPhone OS dominates European mobile ad market with 31.9% share

    Research from mobile ad network provider InMobi has found that iPhone OS currently dominates the European mobile ad market with a 31.9% share, while Nokia’s share has slide to 19.7%, putting it in second place. Android OS, meanwhile, is making its way after a slow start in these parts: the platform has gained +9.5 share points between July 2010 and October 2010, growing to a 12.9%… Read More

  • In Defense Of Chrome OS

    In Defense Of Chrome OS

    Looking over the tech news today, you’d think Chrome OS is dead. Nevermind that it hasn’t even officially launched yet. Dead. Early reviews for the Cr-48, the prototype device (which Google has no plans to officially release) running Chrome OS, have ranged from mediocre to poor. And Paul Buchheit, the man often credited with creating Gmail for Google back in the day, kicked up… Read More

  • When It Comes To Mobile, 78% Of Web Video Is Encoded To Play On Apple Devices

    When It Comes To Mobile, 78% Of Web Video Is Encoded To Play On Apple Devices

    As tablets and phones with touch screens proliferate, more and more people are watching videos on mobile devices. But any website with video must decide which devices to support and encode their video to play on different phones and tablets. According to, which encodes about a million videos a month for everyone from MTV to PBS, nearly 78 percent of its customers encode their… Read More

  • Anticitizen One: PatriotApp Turns iOS Users Into Walking, Talking Eyes & Ears Of Various Government Agencies

    This App just makes me laugh. It’s called the Patriot App, and it’s designed to “[empower] citizens to assist government agencies in creating safer, cleaner, and more efficient communities via social networking and mobile technology.” That sounds suspiciously like the App intends to create a network of informants, but whatever. This is the world we live in now: if you… Read More