iPhone

  • Apple’s Activation Lock Brings Down iPhone Theft In Major Cities

    Apple’s Activation Lock Brings Down iPhone Theft In Major Cities

    Apple’s introduction of iOS 7 Activation Lock has actually led to a decrease in iPhone-related theft in New York, London, and San Francisco, according to NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “The introduction of kill switches has clearly had an effect on the conduct of smartphone thieves,” said Schneiderman in an interview with the New York Times. “If these can… Read More

  • Fitness App Usage Is Growing 87% Faster Than The Overall App Market

    Fitness App Usage Is Growing 87% Faster Than The Overall App Market

    A new report from Flurry Analytics shows that health and fitness apps are growing at a faster rate than the overall app market so far in 2014. The analytics firm looked at data from more than 6,800 apps in the category on the iPhone and iPad and found that usage (measured in sessions) is up 62% in the last six months compared to 33% growth for the entire market, an 87% faster pace. Read More

  • Apple Literally Brings Some Muscle To Mobile Camera Lens Design In New Patent

    Apple Literally Brings Some Muscle To Mobile Camera Lens Design In New Patent

    Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that describes something somewhat far-fetched sounding – an actuator for an iPhone camera lens (the part that controls autofocus) that uses artificial muscle material instead of traditional motors to change focus and aperture size. It’s not as sci-fi as it sounds: Artificial muscle material tech has recently become compatible with mass… Read More

  • Lightroom For iPhone Review: A Portable Digital Darkroom For Your Mobile Photos

    Lightroom For iPhone Review: A Portable Digital Darkroom For Your Mobile Photos

    Adobe has a slew of new updates to its Creative Cloud suite today, and among them is a new version of Lightroom mobile designed for the iPhone. The app turns your iOS-powered smartphone into a pocket powerhouse of a dark room, taking into account the fact that, for a lot of people — including desktop Lightroom users and more casual photography fans — the iPhone is their main camera. Read More

  • Skype 5.0 For iPhone Brings All New Look And Big Performance Improvements

    Skype 5.0 For iPhone Brings All New Look And Big Performance Improvements

    Microsoft’s Skype client for iPhone has been looking a little long in the tooth; the version that has been in the store until today is essentially still the same client they launched back in 2010, albeit replete with incremental updates along the way. Not so with the new Skype version 5.0, which is redesigned from the ground up, with major changes to the interface and navigation, and… Read More

  • With iOS 8, The iPhone Will Become Your Digital Hub

    With iOS 8, The iPhone Will Become Your Digital Hub

    At Macworld 2001, Steve Jobs famously introduced the “digital hub” strategy for the Mac, making it the device where all of the single-purpose gadgets for things like recording movies or playing music would be managed. At this year’s WWDC event, Apple showed that the iPhone is the new hub, and your Mac, iPad, and everything in the cloud is now just an accessory. Read More

  • Apple Introduces iOS 8

    Apple Introduces iOS 8

    Last year, Apple revealed the biggest change to-date of iOS, the mobile operating system that many of us have been using for years. Now, the true evolution begins. Jony Ive and the iOS team have had plenty of time to listen to feedback and dig deeper into features introduced before Ive ever took control of software. And finally, iOS 8 is here. We’ve been expecting a new Healthbook… Read More

  • New “iOS Blocks” Concept Video Imagines How Widgets Could Work On The iPhone And iPad

    New “iOS Blocks” Concept Video Imagines How Widgets Could Work On The iPhone And iPad

    A new iOS concept video and extremely detailed explanation from UX and graphic designer Jay Machalani imagines how Apple’s iOS operating system could have its own version of Android’s widgets or Windows Phone’s “Live Tiles,” by introducing a new interaction that’s sort of in between each. In a blog post titled “Pushing iOS” the designer… Read More

  • The iPhone Is Still The Best Smartphone

    The iPhone Is Still The Best Smartphone

    I see a lot of phones in my work here at TechCrunch, and I’m genuinely impressed with where the average level of quality is at compared to where it was even just five years ago. I’ve seen Android mature so much in that time that it’s amazing – but for all the work Android OEMs have done in terms of narrowing the gap with the iPhone, which had a considerable lead on… Read More

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