iOS

  • Battle Of The Browsers: iOS 5’s Browser Is Still (Slightly) Better Than Android’s

    Battle Of The Browsers: iOS 5’s Browser Is Still (Slightly) Better Than Android’s

    Alright, fanboys: get your flamethrowers ready. HTML5 framework development house Sencha has just put a wide array of performance tools to use to answer one of life’s geekiest questions: Who’s got the better browser, Android 4 or iOS 5? I’d save the answer until the end, but I suppose the headline gives its away: while Android 4’s browser is a “major step… Read More

  • Mark It Down: June 6, 2012

    Mark It Down: June 6, 2012

    “Six months from now you’ll say the opposite. Because ultimately applications vendors are driven by volume. And the volume is favored by the open approach that Google is taking.” That was Google Chairman Eric Schmidt speaking at LeWeb a couple days ago. Specifically, he was addressing a question from the audience wondering why most big application developers are still choosing… Read More

  • Amazon Jabs At Brick-And-Mortar Retailers With Price Check Promotion

    Amazon Jabs At Brick-And-Mortar Retailers With Price Check Promotion

    Not long after wrapping up their string of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, Amazon has pulled back the curtain on yet another way they’ll be snagging purchases away from physical retail outlets. Starting this Saturday, users of Amazon’s Price Check app will be able to score up to $5 off a purchase of any product Here’s how it works: after waltzing into a brick-and-mortar… Read More

  • Welcome To The Future: Every Instrument In This Song Is From An iPad App

    Welcome To The Future: Every Instrument In This Song Is From An iPad App

    I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t tried my hand at making music with various iPad apps. I’d also be lying if I said any of that music sounded even halfway decent. Imagine someone getting into a fist-fight with a duck. Add some reverb and a terrible bass track. It generally sounds like that. That’s clearly a limitation of my own musical abilities, though, as dudes like the… Read More

  • With BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, RIM Wants To Help Enterprises Manage Android, iOS Devices

    With BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, RIM Wants To Help Enterprises Manage Android, iOS Devices

    Research In Motion this morning introduced a new enterprise mobility solution dubbed BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, aiming to help its business and government clients manage employees’ smartphones and tablets running the BlackBerry operating system, but also Android and iOS devices like the iPhone and the iPad. Currently in early beta testing with a limited number of enterprise customers… Read More

  • It’s Still A Feature Phone World: Global Smartphone Penetration At 27%

    It’s Still A Feature Phone World: Global Smartphone Penetration At 27%

    With all the talk of iPhone vs. Android these days, it’s easy to forget how the majority of the world’s mobile users still make calls and access data: via feature phones. A recently released report from mobile strategy firm VisionMobile takes a look at today’s mobile marketplace finding that, despite the sharp rise in smartphone shipments over 2010 and 2011, global… Read More

  • “Promising Unlock” For The iPhone 4S Discovered

    “Promising Unlock” For The iPhone 4S Discovered

    Most folks spent their Thanksgiving weekend ensuring that every inch of their intestinal track was thoroughly covered in gravy. Others spent it trying to get just drunk enough that their relative’s worst habits were bearable. Some, however, spent the weekend doing something pretty much only they can do: hacking the heck out of the iPhone. As a result, everyone waitin’ and… Read More

  • SNES Classic Chrono Trigger Coming To iOS Next Month

    SNES Classic Chrono Trigger Coming To iOS Next Month

    Hear that noise? That deafening, arrhythmic clomping that seems to be coming from every direction? That’s the sound of a million geeks, all doing their happy dance. Square Enix has just announced that the SNES classic RPG Chrono Trigger is, at long last, coming to iOS. Read More

  • Shortmail Gets An iPhone App

    Shortmail Gets An iPhone App

    Hate long e-mails? Love Shortmail, the Twitter-esque e-mail service that caps all messages at 500 characters? Good news: they’ve just launched an iPhone App. Read More

  • Gmail App For iOS Hits The App Store Again

    Gmail App For iOS Hits The App Store Again

    When Google finally launched the official Gmail application for iOS earlier this month, the tech world sang with joy… for all of about thirty seconds. Almost immediately, reports spilled in that the app was broken, buggy, and almost entirely unusable. Google pulled the app down within a few hours. Today, they’re taking a second swing at it. Read More

  • Stop Making Apps

    Stop Making Apps

    There are a bunch of iPhone apps I own though I have no clue what they do. These apps include but aren’t limited to; FLUD, Apptitude, Cartoonatic, Can’t Wait!, Punch, Pah, Prize Claw, Traveler, Concur, Jajah, Fast Customer, Pimple Popper and many more whose names I can’t even remember. Occupying my valuable homescreen real estate are also a bunch of apps whose purpose I… Read More

  • Android Still Most Popular Smartphone OS, iOS Holds Steady In Second Place

    Android Still Most Popular Smartphone OS, iOS Holds Steady In Second Place

    According to new data from Nielsen, Android has continued to pick up steam in the United States, and retains its crown as the most-used smartphone OS during Q3 2011. Google’s mobile OS now accounts for 43% of U.S. smartphones, up from the 39% we saw back in July. Apple’s iOS, on the other hand, has remained lock-steady at 28% this whole time, putting it at a distant second. Read More

  • Google, Why Don’t You Hang On To That Gmail App For A While?

    Google, Why Don’t You Hang On To That Gmail App For A While?

    By now you’re probably well aware that Google released their long-awaited Gmail iOS app today, only to unceremoniously yank it from the App Store when people pointed out that it didn’t really work. Google offered a mea culpa by stating that they have removed the app while they correct the problem, and that they’re working on a new version to be released soon. Here’s… Read More

  • GarageBand Arrives On The iPhone And iPod Touch

    GarageBand Arrives On The iPhone And iPod Touch

    GarageBand, Apple’s music creation app, is now available on the smaller screens of the iPhone and iPod Touch, after its introduction on the iPad earlier this year. Like the iPad version, the new app has Touch instruments like keyboards, pianos, organs, drums, guitars and basses. It also allows you to plug in your electric guitar to record music or a mic to record vocals. Read More

  • Social Gaming Network PapayaMobile Coming To iOS

    Social Gaming Network PapayaMobile Coming To iOS

    The popular social gaming network for Android, PapayaMobile, is announcing today that it’s now expanding its gaming platform to iOS. The company is making its social development toolkits available to iOS developers as a beta release, allowing them to connect users on both platforms (iOS and Android) for in-game features including challenges, game invites, leaderboards and more. Read More

  • Somfy’s TaHomA Lets You Control The House From Your iPad

    Somfy’s TaHomA Lets You Control The House From Your iPad

    I’m not a homeowner myself, but something tells me that when I do buy a house, I’m going to want something like the TaHomA home automation system to ensure that I can be as lazy as possible. Developed by a company called Somfy, the TaHomA allows you to remotely control multiple supported products throughout the house, from motorized awnings and blinds to lights and… Read More

  • October 12, 2011: The Day SMS Began To Die

    October 12, 2011: The Day SMS Began To Die

    I’m not generally one to predict the death of things. I’ve rarely been known to herald a shiny new Device X as a “Device Y Killer!”, and I’m a firm believer that Facebook is doing a perfectly good job of being “the new Facebook”. Pundits love to make these crazy claims because they’re easily forgotten and rarely does anyone call them out for… Read More

  • The iOS Newsstand Is Open For Business

    The iOS Newsstand Is Open For Business

    Folks who have upgraded to iOS 5 will note that the iOS Newsstand is now running and available as a standalone app. If you’ve already downloaded any of Apple’s official magazines – most Conde Nast titles are using Apple’s own service, for example – the magazines will now appear within the newsstand and the standalone apps will disappear from the desktop. Read More

  • Everything You Need To Know About Today’s Apple Event

    Everything You Need To Know About Today’s Apple Event

    It’s been a busy morning in Cupertino at Apple’s ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ keynote. The big headline was the iPhone 4S, but no iPhone 5. Perhaps you had a hard time following all the news from Apple on the iPhone, iOS 5, other iOS devices and apps. Apple didn’t offer a live online webcast to the public. But the TechCrunch team, on two continents, has been… Read More

  • Canonical Releases Windows Version of Ubuntu One

    Canonical Releases Windows Version of Ubuntu One

    Canonical, the commercial backer behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, have been hosting a file synchronization service called Ubuntu One for a couple years now. A free account gets you 5GB of storage, and the client side controls have been baked into the last couple of releases of the Ubuntu distribution. It works pretty much like Dropbox or similar services, but has been — until… Read More