Ios News & Analysis
| Tuesday Oct 22, 2013
Get ready to sit back and relax as Apple makes a video stream available for the world to watch it show off its latest tablets.
You'll need a Mac, iOS device or Apple TV to join in the fun as the company unveils its winter line-up of Macs and who knows what else.
| Friday Oct 11, 2013
While smartphones and tablets have exploded, the smart TV concept has struggled. Sure, people are buying sets, but those extra features and apps have been overlooked thanks to niche stores, complex menus and other customer experience issues. With an upcoming war against Apple and Microsoft, Google is changing its own game.
| Friday Oct 4, 2013
Over the week, we heard that social and personal assistant Cue (formerly known as Greplin) was shutting down. The reason for that is now apparent with Apple confirming they have acquired the company to bolster its own personal service efforts.
| Monday Sep 16, 2013
Online file storage company Box announced it has fully integrated its Folders and CrocoDoc acquisitions from earlier in 2013, and has now updated its iOS app and added metadata access to stored files.
| Thursday Sep 5, 2013
Mobile phones of all kinds are rebounding, with strong growth in 2013 and with smartphone shipments exceeding one billion units for the first time in a single year. Windows Phone is solidifying its third-place position among mobile operating systems, even as non-Microsoft handset makers will likely become less interested. Those are key takeaways in the new mobile phone market forecast from industry research firm IDC.
| Tuesday Sep 3, 2013
Remember Apple doubling down on secrecy, that really worked well didn't it, so let's all pretend that the September 10 iPhone and iOS 7 launch date is a shock. What is rather more surprising is Google's choice of flavor for the next Android version.
| Saturday Aug 31, 2013
Even in the relatively straightforward world of iOS, things do go wrong, especially when upgrading iOS versions. So it comes as little surprise that Apple is pushing its frontline AppleCare support to be ready for the millions of new iPhone 5S users and updated OS launch.
| Thursday Aug 29, 2013
Parallels has canned its existing solutions for the iPad, in favor of a new, app-ified experience, but with a more expensive subscription plan. Will improved speed and flexibility outweigh the added cost?
| Wednesday Aug 28, 2013
Google seems to finally be getting up to speed with its iOS email app, with each update since the 2.00 relaunch adding valuable features. The latest 2.40 tweak adds direct links to other Google apps, and improves the attachments experience.
| Tuesday Aug 27, 2013
Apple is trying to make it easier to upgrade to the new iPhone with trade-in deals likely though Apple Stores while Samsung's new smartwatch is ticking down for a major launch event.
| Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
Microsoft has finally opened up Yammer for third party mobile app development, and it's released SDKs for both iOS and Windows Phone at launch.
| Monday Aug 5, 2013
The latest sales figures out of IDC show Android tablets leaving Apple in the dust, as the plethora of new Samsung, Nexus, Kindle Fire and other devices march onward. Apple is stuck waiting for that possible retina-class Mini and an iPad 5, running iOS 7 to be the big drivers later in the year.
| Monday Jul 29, 2013
Andoid based smartphones were once again best sellers among the major operating systems during the second quarter in 2013, and posted a 51.5% sales share in the US compared to 42.5% for iOS.
| Thursday Jul 25, 2013
Somewhere between a WiFi TV antenna and a smartphone/tablet extender, Google's new Chromecast dongle aims to provide a Web link to non-smart enabled sets and an easy link for Android devices to share content across screens.
| Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
As predicted, Apple's profits continue to weaken, as buyers go for the less expensive option of the iPhone 4 or 4S over the latest iPhone 5. Still with nearly $7 billion in quarterly profit, it can afford to wait to roll out new product lines, despite the latest year-over-year decline.