iOS

  • Developer Teaches RIM’s PlayBook A New Trick: How To Run iOS Apps

    Developer Teaches RIM’s PlayBook A New Trick: How To Run iOS Apps

    For all its (largely software-based) shortcomings, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook really isn’t that bad a tablet, even if RIM ended up losing a fair bit of money on some of them. This past weekend, a user named BusinessCat2000 posted a video (see above) of his PlayBook running a slew of iOS apps on the CrackBerry forums. Jaws dropped, legality was questioned, advice was thrown around… Read More

  • More iOS 6 Features: New Privacy Settings, Share Widgets, Revamped Store Apps & More

    More iOS 6 Features: New Privacy Settings, Share Widgets, Revamped Store Apps & More

    Yesterday, Apple revealed the latest version of its iOS operating system, iOS 6, which promises over 200 new features. On stage, Apple presented a subset of these, touting new additions like an improved version of Siri, Facebook integration, a new phone app, FaceTime over 3G/4G, an updated version of Safari with iCloud Tabs, a new version Photo Stream, the introduction of PassBook, Apple Maps… Read More

  • Live From Apple’s WWDC 2012 Keynote!

    Live From Apple’s WWDC 2012 Keynote!

    There appears to be a glowing orb above San Francisco, and the skies are clear and blue. The tech gods must be happy today. Developers and press are gathered – with some having waited all night long – to see and hear what new software-based developments Apple has in store at the annual WWDC. We already know about a few things: iOS 6, Mountain Lion and Facebook integration. We… Read More

  • Apple Releases Guide To iOS Security

    Apple Releases Guide To iOS Security

    Apple has introduced a guide to iOS security, which was posted to Apple.com sometime in late May, but is just now being noticed outside the Apple developer community. The publication is notable because it’s the first time Apple has published a comprehensive guide intended for an I.T. audience. (Apple’s developer-friendly documentation on security matters is easy to spot… Read More

  • After Years Of Flirting, Facebook And Apple Set To Achieve Relationship Status In iOS 6

    After Years Of Flirting, Facebook And Apple Set To Achieve Relationship Status In iOS 6

    There’s been a lot of flirting going on in recent months between Apple and Facebook. In February, Apple CEO Tim Cook told a group of investors that Facebook was “the one company that is closest to being like Apple”. Last week, Apple did a big App Store promotion for Facebook’s new Camera app, and clearly knew about it well beforehand.┬áThen, of course, there were… Read More

  • Google Redesigns Its iPhone Search App To Be Faster And Prettier

    Google Redesigns Its iPhone Search App To Be Faster And Prettier

    Google today launched version 2.0 of its search app for iPhone. Google completely overhauled the design of the app, which now looks and feels more like the app’s iPad version the company launched last November. The new version feels significantly faster than the last one and the new design works especially well for image searches. Surprisingly, Google hasn’t officially announced… Read More

  • Clueful Scans The Apps On Your iPhone, Tells You Which Ones Are Doing Naughty Things With Your Data

    Clueful Scans The Apps On Your iPhone, Tells You Which Ones Are Doing Naughty Things With Your Data

    Remember address book-gate? Locationgate? I-don’t-know-what-my-apps-are-doing-on-my-phone-gate? (Oh, that last one might not be a real thing.) Regardless, we’re living in age where companies are pushing us to rethink the boundaries between what we consider private, personal information and what should be public. The resulting backlash is an overreaction(-gate) when we discover… Read More

  • How Many Daily Downloads Does It Take To Reach The Top Of The App Store? [Updated]

    How Many Daily Downloads Does It Take To Reach The Top Of The App Store? [Updated]

    It’s hard to underestimate how important ranking in Apple’s top 25 in the iTunes store is for mobile app developers. After all, the top 25 is what one of the most important app discovery mechanisms for iOS users. But how many downloads does it take to make it into the top 25? Mobile analytics firm Distimo today published some interesting data that answer just this question. Turns… Read More

  • BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep

    BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep

    For a while now “gamification” has largely existed as a buzz word. It’s felt just as ridiculous to write the word as it is to read it. However, as Tim Chang pointed out this weekend, although it’s important to avoid thinking of “gamification as the panacea,” it’s real, it’s moving beyond media and fitness, and it needs to be taken seriously. When… Read More

  • iOS 6 “Sundance” And The Sunsetting Of Google Maps

    iOS 6 “Sundance” And The Sunsetting Of Google Maps

    For Google Maps, winter is coming. Potentially. As you’ve undoubtedly seen by now, with the upcoming iOS 6 software, Apple intends to replace the Google Maps aspect of their default Maps application with their own, in-house version. Mark Gurman of 9to5 Mac was the first to report this news, and dives into more of the detail behind it, including the 3D aspect.┬áJohn Paczkowski of… Read More

  • Consmr Goes Mobile, Moves Closer To Becoming Yelp For The Supermarket

    Consmr Goes Mobile, Moves Closer To Becoming Yelp For The Supermarket

    Back in July of last year, we wrote about a New York City-based startup, called Consmr, which was attempting to build the Yelp, or Rotten Tomatoes of consumer goods. There’s now more web research on consumer goods than ever before, but few resources that use crowdsourced data and social integration to recommend the right product. There are cool sites like Fixya, but opportunity for a… Read More