iOS

  • iPhone 4S Ranks #1 In Q4, But More First-Time Buyers Choose Android

    iPhone 4S Ranks #1 In Q4, But More First-Time Buyers Choose Android

    According to new research from the NPD Group, Apple passed LG and Samsung to become the top-selling U.S. handset brand in Q4 2011. Combined, the three available models of the iPhone (iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS) accounted for 43% of the U.S. smartphone market. Android, however, continued to see larger market share at 48%. Read More

  • Steam Takes First Steps Into Mobile With iOS And Android Apps

    Steam Takes First Steps Into Mobile With iOS And Android Apps

    As a gamer with admittedly poor impulse control, the newly-released Steam app for iOS and Android has me very worried. On the one hand, it seems like an ideal way to to keep tabs on the popular gaming service on the go. On the other though, I could easily see myself going overboard on buying games I don’t need when I should be pretending to be a productive member of society. Read More

  • NewsFlash For iOS Proves That An Anti-UX Can Be A Great UX

    NewsFlash For iOS Proves That An Anti-UX Can Be A Great UX

    Our industry lauds cutting-edge UX. Look no further than the exceptional work of Path. One either swoons over it, or one is blind. But what if that sends a wrong signal? Don’t get me wrong, I feel very strongly about the importance of UX, but since I’ve played around with NewsFlash, a feature-stripped free news app for iOS (iTunes link), I’ve asked myself whether more often… Read More

  • Game Your Video Aims To Make Mobile Video Editing As Simple As Possible

    Game Your Video Aims To Make Mobile Video Editing As Simple As Possible

    Modern day video editors can be daunting. While it’s better than the literal cut-and-paste practices of yesteryear, opening a new video editor can feel like stepping into the cockpit of a spaceship. Unless you’re trained to fly spaceships, in which case this analogy is broken (and also, you’re awesome.) Looking to distill video editing down to its simplest form — a… Read More

  • Tiny Tower Developers Call Out Zynga For Copying Their Game (After They Refused To Be Acquired)

    Tiny Tower Developers Call Out Zynga For Copying Their Game (After They Refused To Be Acquired)

    The guys from NimbleBit (developers of Tiny Tower, the game handpicked by Apple as iOS Game Of The Year) are on a bit of a tweeting spree tonight, blasting out two big ol’ gems of knowledge in as many hours. First: Zynga just launched a new iOS game, and it looks a lot like Tiny Tower. Second (and this one makes that first bit all the more interesting): Zynga allegedly tried to buy… Read More

  • New iOS Hack Lets You Natively Tweet By Talking To Siri

    New iOS Hack Lets You Natively Tweet By Talking To Siri

    There’s no shortage of novel things you can strongarm Siri into doing for you these days, but sometimes it’s the little things that get me excited. While not as innately flashy as being able to start a car, a new (and currently nameless) tweak from developer InfectionFX does something that Siri should have been able to do from the beginning: tweet for you. Read More

  • JackThreads Announces Unique Mobile App For Android And iOS

    JackThreads Announces Unique Mobile App For Android And iOS

    Thrillist-owned JackThreads has just announced the availability of their first mobile for Android and iPhone. Built by Fueled Mobile Design and Development using designs and user experience built in-house, the app allows shoppers to browse new deals and sales as they are announced on the site and, if so inclined, make purchases. I spoke to lead developer Chris Steib who said that JackThreads… Read More

  • The Soul Still Burns: Classic Brawler Soul Calibur Lands On iOS

    The Soul Still Burns: Classic Brawler Soul Calibur Lands On iOS

    Ready for a blast of late 90’s fighting game nostalgia? Well, get those thumbs ready, because Namco’s arcade/Dreamcast classic Soul Calibur has just been released for iOS. I enjoyed a long-standing fling with Soul Calibur in my younger days, mostly because it was the only fighting game I was ever good at. My skills seem to have dulled considerably over the intervening years, though… Read More

  • iPad Is The Least Problematic Tablet Says FixYa, The Tech Q&A Site

    iPad Is The Least Problematic Tablet Says FixYa, The Tech Q&A Site

    FixYa, a product Q&A site, took a look at its own holiday stats to collect some facts about many major cell phones and tablets including iOS and Android devices. The conclusion? iPhone owners tend to be most interested in fixing battery and call quality problems on Android users found a number of screen issues including freezing and problematic interfaces. They also found that the iPad… Read More

  • Among New Smartphone Adopters, iOS Share Rises While Android Declines

    Among New Smartphone Adopters, iOS Share Rises While Android Declines

    Nielsen just released its latest numbers with regard to new smartphone owners, and it would seem that the iPhone (particularly the 4S) is quite popular among those migrating over to the smartphone segment. In fact, since the iPhone 4S launched in October, the number of recent smartphone buyers who chose the iPhone has reached 44.5 percent, up from just 25 percent in October. Read More

  • Sony’s Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter

    Sony’s Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter

    Apple users probably have more than enough media on their iDevices to keep them entertained on the go, but Sony Network Entertainment President Tim Schaaff thinks there’s room for another media service on iOS. According to VentureBeat, the company’s Music Unlimited streaming service will land on iOS some time in Q1 2012. Read More

  • Scheming Intentions

    Scheming Intentions

    From Vannevar Bush to PageRank, the World Wide Web was built on hypertext, the notion that any morsel of information can link to any other. But that was always only a dream, and a rapidly-dissipating one of late. Nowadays even Web links are likely to terminate at warnings, paywalls or registration screens. Anil Dash rages that “Facebook is gaslighting the Web” with its treatment… Read More

  • iOS Closes Out The Year With 52% Mobile Web Market Share

    iOS Closes Out The Year With 52% Mobile Web Market Share

    Who’s browsing the mobile web the most? Apparently, iPhone and iPad owners are. According to end-of-the-month data from statistics provider NetMarketShare, iOS users ended up with a 52% market share of mobile web browsing in December 2011. More simply put, that means that over half of the mobile web browsing last month took place on an iOS device. Android, meanwhile, had a 16.2%… Read More

  • Freight Train Kept A-Rollin’

    Freight Train Kept A-Rollin’

    2011 was the year of Android. A little over a year ago Andy Rubin tweeted that 300,000 Android devices were being activated each day. In January we reported that Android had surpassed iOS in terms of US smartphone market share. In June Android’s activations-per-day reached 500,000; this month they hit 700,000. That’s more than double the rate at which it was spreading when it… Read More

  • Last-Minute Gift Guide 2011: iOS Apps

    Last-Minute Gift Guide 2011: iOS Apps

    Looking for a quick last-minute gift? Not feeling up to fighting the holiday traffic, crowds and checkout lines? Just too lazy busy to shop? Then you may want to consider giving the gift of an iOS app. You can gift any paid app from iTunes on your computer or from the app’s description page on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Just scroll down past the screenshot and look for the… Read More

  • SNES Classic Mega Man X Gets An Extra Life On iOS

    SNES Classic Mega Man X Gets An Extra Life On iOS

    Ready for some more SNES-flavored nostalgia on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Capcom has recently released Mega Man X for iOS, which should brighten the day of just about anyone who spent ehir formative years slaying robotic octopi. Read More

  • The Top 20 iPhone and iPad Games Of 2011

    The Top 20 iPhone and iPad Games Of 2011

    In our previous post, we listed the top 20 iPhone and iPad apps of the year. But games are in a class by themselves, often pushing the limits of the hardware, software, and graphics capabilities of Apple’s iOS devices. Instead of combining the platform’s great games with all of the other apps you should know about, here are our picks for the top 20 iOS games of the year: Read More

  • Review: Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary for iOS

    Review: Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary for iOS

    In October of 2001, Rockstar Games dropped a bomb on the gaming world. That bomb was called Grand Theft Auto III. In just one release, Rockstar shifted their flagship 2D series into a 3D world, introduced an enormous chunk of the population to the concept of massive sandbox games, and stirred up the first of many controversies that the company has since become known for. Just over 10 years… Read More

  • Cloth Lets You Store Your “Outfits” In Your “Phone”

    Cloth Lets You Store Your “Outfits” In Your “Phone”

    If you are a “female” you apparently choose clothing in the form of “outfits,” a sort of ritualized selection process that allows you to look “good” in a different set of clothes each day. While I subscribe to Thoreau’s maxim – “Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and, incidentally, when your neighbors come over to your place… Read More

  • Netflix 2.0 For iOS Sports Awesome Revamped Interface

    Netflix 2.0 For iOS Sports Awesome Revamped Interface

    Android tablet owners have been rocking the new Netflix app design for nearly a month now, and with today’s update, iPad users can finally join in on the fun. The 2.0 update squeezes more movies onto a single page by trimming out most of the excess white space that made the original version feel a tad ill-suited for such a large screen. Read More