iOS

  • Nest Labs Announces 20% Slimmer, More Compatible Nest Learning Thermostat; Ships This Month

    Nest Labs Announces 20% Slimmer, More Compatible Nest Learning Thermostat; Ships This Month

    Today Nest Labs is taking the wraps off its second-generation Nest learning thermostat that the company says is 20 percent slimmer than the previous model and is now compatible with 95 percent of low-voltage US residential heating and cooling systems, a bump up from 75 percent. Nest is also updating its mobile software for both iOS and Android to version 3.0 with a plethora of upgrades. Read More

  • Foursquare Updates iOS App, But No “New Features” Are Present. Perhaps A Bug Fix For “Explore”?

    Foursquare Updates iOS App, But No “New Features” Are Present. Perhaps A Bug Fix For “Explore”?

    Explore is becoming the focus for foursquare. You can tell that with every release and update that the company has made the last few months. Recently, the iOS app got a simpler design treatment on the Explore tab, along with a new way to find cool places to go and eat. This appears to be a re-release of a previous update, perhaps with some bug fixes that aren’t documented in the… Read More

  • App Map For iOS Lets You See What Apps Are Popular In Your Area

    App Map For iOS Lets You See What Apps Are Popular In Your Area

    One of the things that I usually end up doing at a bar, either after a few drinks or massive boredom, is discuss my latest favorite iOS apps. You know what I’m talking about, a bunch of nerds sitting around a few adult beverages with bright screens flickering. I’ll usually say something stupid like “What do you think about the new Facebook update?” Lame, maybe. Fun, yes. Read More

  • How A New Apple Developer Guideline Could Be Curtains For Apps That Promote Other Apps

    How A New Apple Developer Guideline Could Be Curtains For Apps That Promote Other Apps

    Apple has changed its iOS developer guidelines, adding a clause (on September 12, a source tells me) that reads: “Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store will be rejected.” That’s a change that could have wide-reaching effects, especially on promotion models that offer developers a paid top… Read More

  • 5 Big Map App Issues Apple Must Solve

    5 Big Map App Issues Apple Must Solve

    Editor’s note: Grant Ritchie is the CEO and founder of Locationary, which created the Saturn management and exchange platform for local business profiles and POI data. Follow Locationary here. The Apple iPhone 5 has been quite a story for a while with many “firsts”: the fastest hardware, the most first-week sales, and so on. The device is also now famous for what it… Read More

  • Kickstarter: Helios, An iPhone Telepresence Rig On A Budget

    Kickstarter: Helios, An iPhone Telepresence Rig On A Budget

    Another day, another iOS-based telepresence rig. The Helios is a tiny little two-wheeled car that drives around with your iPhone or Touch in the passenger seat, allowing you to move around a scene and interact with remote subjects through the magic of telepresence. They are raising money through Kickstarter. Read More

  • Facebook Updates Messenger For iOS With New Chat UI, iOS 6 And iPhone 5 Support

    Facebook Updates Messenger For iOS With New Chat UI, iOS 6 And iPhone 5 Support

    Facebook just launched a new version of its Messenger app for iOS. Messenger, the company’s stand-alone chat app, got a bit of a user interface refresh with this update, as well as a speed boost and official support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5’s larger display. Today’s update comes just a bit more than a week after Facebook also launched an update to its Messenger app for… Read More

  • Apple Adds A Clarifying Description To Its “Apps For Passbook” Page In The App Store

    Apple Adds A Clarifying Description To Its “Apps For Passbook” Page In The App Store

    Apple has made a small but significant tweak to its App Store for iOS 6 users, changing the Apps for Passbook section of the store. Before, when you clicked through in Passbook the link that brings you to a list of apps, that’s all you saw: a simple listing of compatible apps. Now, there’s a new paragraph describing what Passbook is, and what Passbook-enabled apps are capable of. Read More

  • Meet Apple’s “New CEO,” Tom Brooks

    Meet Apple’s “New CEO,” Tom Brooks

    Earlier today KTVU got a major component of the Apple Maps apology story wrong, tweeting that: “Apple CEO Tom Brooks apologizes for new Maps application http://t.co/YJbhg7tj.” Obviously, KTVU got mixed up and has since corrected the error, but it sparked some funny tweets. And I couldn’t get the image above out of my head until I made it real and shared it with the world. Read More