iOS

  • 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. Then, 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. John 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

  • iOS 5.1.1 Update Addresses Bugs With Camera Shortcut, AirPlay, And Network Connections

    iOS 5.1.1 Update Addresses Bugs With Camera Shortcut, AirPlay, And Network Connections

    Plug in your iDevices people, because Apple just released an update. It’s a minor one, to be sure, but brings about some rather helpful bug fixes. Most notably, you should no longer receive the “Unable To Purchase” message when buying digital content from the iTunes or App Store. Read More

  • SF Climates iOS App Offers Neighborhood Specific Weather Reports

    SF Climates iOS App Offers Neighborhood Specific Weather Reports

    As a resident of NYC, I find little use for the SF Climates iOS app that all of my San Francisco-based friends (read: social media whores) are boasting over today. But a lot of you do live there, so you might find it useful. Let’s say you live in the Marina and for some reason need to go to the Dogpatch or vice versa but you’re unsure what the weather is like. Or maybe the grit of… Read More

  • Editing Text On Your iPad? Speed Up The Process With SwipeSelection

    More than a few people have been clamoring for Daniel Hooper’s thoughtful iPad text editing concept to become a real thing since his video started making the rounds, and now all you mobile text editors have reason to celebrate. Thanks to the efforts of an intrepid iOS hacker named Kyle Howells, that awesome vision of quick-and-painless text editing has been realized with a new (and… Read More

  • Android Is Either “Winning” Because Apple Is Letting It, Or Losing

    Android Is Either “Winning” Because Apple Is Letting It, Or Losing

    In September 2010, I wrote a post that ignited an absolute shitstorm around these parts. “Shitstorm” in this case meaning a post with a thousand comments, the majority of which were spewed up by rabid Android fanatics. The title of that post: Is Android Surging Only Because Apple Is Letting It? At the time, we were in the midst of a massive Android surge to the top of the… Read More

  • Experience The Wonder Of Streaming Piracy With iOSLiveTV.com

    Experience The Wonder Of Streaming Piracy With iOSLiveTV.com

    This is so illegal that we can probably expect to see it fold in a matter of hours, but if you’re really hankering for some Russian or German TV right now – or some hott sexxxy Penthouse action – iOSLiveTV has you covered. The site is formatted for iOS and Android and features a number of live TV channels including some adult selections. Read More

  • InMobi: Android & iOS Eat Away At RIM’s Share In North America; Globally, Nokia Devices Dominate

    InMobi: Android & iOS Eat Away At RIM’s Share In North America; Globally, Nokia Devices Dominate

    Independent mobile ad network InMobi released its Q1 2012 Ad Data report for North America this morning, covering the mobile ad landscape for the first part of the year. Not surprisingly, the report found the top two mobile operating systems were, again, iOS and Android, each with a sizeable chunk of market share and growing. RIM, meanwhile, was still clinging to spot #3, but has dropped… Read More

  • Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

    Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

    Last December, Google launched Currents, its attempt at challenging mobile apps like Flipboard and Zite. Since then, the company has added about 400 new publishers and over 14,000 self-published editions to its lineup . Until now, though, Currents, which runs on Android and iOS, was only available in the United States. That’s changing today, as Google is taking Currents global. Local… Read More

  • Amid UDID Uncertainty, AppRedeem Creates New ID Scheme, Groupon Adopts

    Amid UDID Uncertainty, AppRedeem Creates New ID Scheme, Groupon Adopts

    As you’ve likely heard, the “UDID-calypse” is upon us. Because of mounting privacy concerns (from Congress, etc.), Apple has begun rejecting iOS apps that access UDIDs, and will eventually do away with them altogether. For now, it remains unclear how long that will take, but, in the meantime, developers are scrambling to find alternatives. (Yesterday, Kim-Mai laid out some of… Read More

  • Amid Privacy Concerns, Apple Has Started Rejecting Apps That Access UDIDs

    Amid Privacy Concerns, Apple Has Started Rejecting Apps That Access UDIDs

    Amid extra scrutiny from Congress around privacy issues, Apple this week has started rejecting apps that access UDIDs, or identification numbers that are unique to every iPhone and iPad. Apple had already given developers a heads-up about the change more than six months ago when it said in some iOS documentation that it was going to deprecate UDIDs. But it looks like Apple is moving ahead… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhoto For iOS Tops 1 Million Users

    Apple’s iPhoto For iOS Tops 1 Million Users

    With a metric that’s bound to make mobile app developers jealous, Apple has confirmed that its newly launched iOS-compatible version of iPhoto hit the 1 million user mark, only 10 days after its release. That’s not app downloads, mind you, but unique users. Given the app’s universal nature, it’s likely that many are installing it at least twice – once on the… Read More

  • Updated Kindle iOS App Appears Just In Time For The New iPad

    Updated Kindle iOS App Appears Just In Time For The New iPad

    For all the cool things an iPad can coaxed into doing, I find myself using mine to read more than anything else (rewatching old episodes of Doctor Who on Netflix is a close second). I’ve been begun to use it more than my trusty Kindle, and thanks to the timely 3.0 update for the iOS Kindle app, organizing and managing all of those books I’ve bought feels a lot snappier. Take… Read More

  • iPad Innovation: Diminishing Returns, Or Exceeding Expectations?

    iPad Innovation: Diminishing Returns, Or Exceeding Expectations?

    Are you having fun yet? We’re in the process of winding down from another Apple Event Day, which means recovering from a day full of iFanpeoples eagerly clicking on every iPad-related article on the Web, a day in which blogs lap up the ad revenue, and trolls eagerly proclaim their indifference to whatever this iHubbub is all about, sneering at the army of iClones marching in lock-step to… Read More