Apple is refunding consumers who bought Peace, the short-lived content blocker that rose to the top of its list of paid software before…
Apple’s iOS 9 is here! In case you hadn’t heard. (Spoiler: yes, you should download it. Just go to Settings > General…
Surface Pro-style iPad Pro
Yesterday’s Bloomberg report on big iPad delays seems to have gotten a few people in Apple’s supply chain talking. On Thursday, the Wall…
More important than your online social identity is your financial identity. It seems like every year another major security breach can potentially put your information at risk. Here are some tips on how to keep your financial identity in check.
Your notes, your way
Did someone declare this to be “let’s all make the iPad better with stylus support” week and not tell me? First we…
A boost for Apple cases?
It’s not uncommon for next-generation iPhone cases to appear before actual new iPhone models. That’s because accessory makers often jockey for position to be…
check the margin of error
A new report from Kantar Worldpanel tracking smartphone sales in the United States indicated that phones running Apple’s iOS operating system may have…
You might not have noticed it, but depending on the phone platform you use, your Facebook mobile app is about 10 to…
Basis was a bit ahead of the curve when it released its first health tracking device with heart-rate monitor back in 2012.…
Set your alarm now
There isn’t much more time to wait for the Apple Watch, which up until today was expected in “early 2015.” Apple will…
On mobile devices, screenshots end up in the camera roll alongside your other photos, even though a screenshot is a completely different…
Welcome the coming infection
It’s been an interesting two months for new social communications app Plague as it tries to prove its concept of a content…
Point and speak
When Google bought Word Lens, an impressive language translation tool, last May, I wondered how and when the Google Translate app would…
Mini app store for keyboards
When does a software keyboard become more than just a set of letters and numbers? When it gets extended for new and improved…
Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second computer monitor, but most…
Sending files is kosher again
Earlier this week, a key feature of Transmit for iOS was deemed by Apple to violate its terms of service. So Panic,…
iOS: Flying high in the sky
Purchase a beverage or snack on a United flight next year and you probably won’t see that bulky credit card terminal that…
Contacts in context
One of the more interesting and forward-thinking contact management apps arrived in August with the debut of Humin for iOS. The app…
Google is starting to roll out a “mobile-friendly” badge on its search pages for sites that are designed for iPhones and Android devices.
With so many different Android phones with various hardware and network capabilities, Facebook can’t simply rely on using the version of Android as a way to manage the user experience. Instead, it created something called “class year” to tune its software.
A new app uses Bluetooth connections to form an ad-hoc photo-oriented social network without an internet connection.
Facebook’s “Like” button has gone native on mobile. As of Thursday, Android and iOS developers are able to add it inside their apps,…
Apple has pushed an iOS 8 update to iPhones, and it appears to introduce several major bugs. Cellular service is knocked out for some, and others are reporting issues with Touch ID.
With iPad sales slowing, now might be a good time to boost them with a bigger iPad. The idea makes sense for several reasons and Bloomberg’s sources peg early next year as the date for a 12.9-inch Apple tablet.
There are things you can see and things you can’t see when you gaze up into the sky. With a little help from an app or two, you can identify all of them.
How much work can you really get done on an iPad? After Apple CEO Tim Cook said he did 80 percent of his work on an iPad, I examined my day to see how much I could get done on one.
Apple is asking suppliers for a record first production of its new iPhone, says the WSJ. While last year’s initial production run of iPhone 5s and 5c phones was in the 50 to 60 million range, Apple wants nearly 80 million bigger iPhones.
During a conference session, a security research called attention to what he says are several backdoor services put in iOS by Apple that may make it easier for your data to be accessed.
A new camera app from StreamNation offers unlimited and automatic cloud storage for photos and videos.
Could the iPad Smart Cover get even smarter? Yes, based on an Apple patent filing that shows notification lights built-in to the cover. Also shown is a transparent window that could display information directly from the iPad screen through the cover.
After installing iOS 7.1.1 when it became available on Tuesday, I thought I saw a marked improvement in my iPhone’s(s aapl) battery…
Truecaller, the Swedish reverse-lookup phone directory, has expanded its Live Caller ID feature to its iOS app, allowing users to quickly look up unknown numbers from the home screen.
Taking into account just how much of an impact iOS 7 had on developers, one can believe that Android is more stable than iOS.
Amid various reports of slow iPhone 5c sales, Apple released a lower-priced 8 GB version of the handset. Will it boost sales by attracting more customers who might otherwise find cheaper Android or Windows Phones?
Bring your iOS device or laptop on an upcoming United Airlines flight and you may have free access to 150 movies and 200 television programs over Wi-Fi. The airline launches the new entertainment option next month.
How much technology can fit in a small package? Quite a bit if the ReSound LiNX is any indication. The first Made For iPhone hearing aid with companion app boosts sound while also acting as a high-quality wireless in-ear speaker for iOS devices.
Google(s goog) and Audi are gearing up to reveal a partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show next week, according to the Wall…
While it is true that whatever camera you have with you is the best camera to have, not every photo you snap comes out the way you like. This list of apps will help turn those snaps into masterpieces.
The larger display of Apple’s iPad is the perfect palette for Yahoo Weather. The new app makes its way from iPhone to iPad today and provides stunning photos relevant to your location. Oh, and it’s pretty good at weather forecasts too.
For a game that looks as cold as it may be outside this chilly December weekend, Icycle certainly proves that there is more then one way to keep from freezing when the ice approaches.
The deal tells Truecaller users if the person calling them has a Twitter account, and even allows limited Twitter functionality from within the Truecaller smartphone client.
Going “all in” with Google’s online services does not mean that Android is the only option for your tablet. The following will show just how much attention Google has given to to Apple’s own iPad.
Guitarists don’t need to lug around huge pedalboards anymore if they want to tap into a variety of sounds. The BlueBoard and the iLoud are up to the task.
Yup, it’s pretty much a given that Apple will revamp its iPad product line. But there’s more to expect and hope for. Here’s my wish list, which includes an Apple-designed keyboard cover for the iPad, making a MacBook Air-like device running iOS.
Want to remotely connect your iPad, iPhone or Android device to a Windows PC from afar? There have been a number of third-party methods to do this, but now Microsoft is providing a free one too.
Apple and Samsung phones top the latest smartphone customer satisfaction survey from J.D. Power with Apple taking the top spot at the two largest U.S. carriers. And that was mostly without the new iPhone 5c and 5s.
Looking to add a little spatial manipulation to your iPhone photos? Check out Seene, a relatively new free app for iOS that does just that. You won’t get a full 3D image, but the app does offer more than just a traditional 2D view.
3 ways to add own ebooks to any iOS book reading app Here are three ways to wirelessly add PDF and EPUB…
The RSS app Reeder is finally back on iPad. It was down for a couple of months after Google Reader’s demise. If you paid for it once before, though, you’ll have to pay again for the new version.
Once you get used to a mobile ecosystem, it can be hard to switch. Here are several reasons why Apple has made it hard to switch from iOS to Android, whether it’s because you can’t live without the features or because Apple has locked you in.
Just hours after releasing its new Android app, YouTube(s goog) is following up with a new iOS(s aapl) app that brings most…
Apple may have defeated Samsung in its recent patent case, but that doesn’t mean Samsung doesn’t have some good ideas of its own. Here are 5 ways Apple could benefit from borrowing some new ideas.
Still, Apple easily remained No. 2 behind the ever-growing market for Android smartphones, according to IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker
Smartphone sensors, readily available feeds of weather data are increasingly good data visualizations are resulting in more and better mobile weather apps. Here are a few to check out for iOS.
Canonical is not on track to hit the lofty $32 million crowdfunding target it set for its smartphone. And telling its Linux-centric fanbase that openness and hackability are not top priorities will not help its cause.
According to a new report from Open Signal, a third of Android devices surveyed are running a 2-year-old version of the operating system. That’s bad news for Google, but even worse for consumers.
WunderMap brings 30,000 web cams and 13 map presets that should appeal to the weather geek and the casual weather checker.
Using encouragement from friends and strangers alike in a social platform focused on the future, it’s what the founder of an iOS app called Everest is trying to prove.
Exclusive: New usage data from Onavo shows that iOS users are taking to Chrome, to Twitter’s Vine and to Yahoo apps.
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber teams up with an engineer and designer to build a new iPhone app called Vesper. It’s a note-taking and to-do list maker available now for $4.99.
Who gives money to an iOS calendar app when every iPhone comes with Calendar built in? Investors who see the importance of using design to solve productivity problems.
The context for this is whether or not Apple needs a cheaper iPhone model — one that would allow Apple to sell a new model iPhone for a lower-than-typical price for an Apple premium device.
It’s a smart move by Google, if it can get its own streaming music service on iOS before Apple’s own iRadio service debuts.
Task management app Any.DO surprised many by launching first on Google’s Android platform and finding success. An iOS version followed and it’s proving popular too. Now the Any.DO team has $3.5M in seed funding to keep expanding.
Drippler arrives on iOS after racking up 5 million downloads on Android. The goal is to automatically curate content relevant to an iPhone user based on their device model, carrier, software version and app preferences.
Facebook’s CTO said Tuesday the update should arrive in the App Store this week.
Improvements to the app are long overdue since the Podcasts feature was broken out from iTunes as a standalone app last fall.
Apple says its latest iOS update should fix a security flaw discovered in February; it also includes an update to Apple Maps in Japan.
Twitter is reportedly getting ready to launch its own social music discovery app on iOS. The app has been built by the team behind the music site We Are Hunted.
If you have room on your schedule, there’s another iOS calendar app to check out. This one’s from the same developers as PDF Expert and Scanner Pro. It’s free and simply called Calendars.
Users who downloaded the Tuesday update say their books were erased from their devices and all their saved settings and bookmarks were reset. Amazon said Wednesday it was a known bug.
Using an iPhone or iPad’s camera, PointGrab is opening up its new SDK at MWC this week that will let developers bring motion-control to their iOS apps.
At the end of this month, China should have 246 million smartphones and tablets running iOS or Android; that will put it ahead of the U.S., likely for good.
A YouTube video shows a user taking advantage of a bug in the software and bypassing an iPhone’s lock screen to make a call without having to in put the phone’s password.
Vodafone UK and 3 Austria have told subscribers that they should avoid updating their iPhone 4S to the latest version of iOS, while Apple works on a fix for reported 3G connectivity problems.
6Wunderkinder continues to churn out native versions of its task management app that are optimized for their respective platforms. The latest version, for Android tablets, includes widgets and inter-app sharing.
Mojang has released an update to its iOS app, and it has its share of new bugs. Here’s a guide to backing up the app to ensure you don’t lose all your work.
Apple has restored a page within Passbook that explains what it does as well as the vital link that takes users to “Apps for Passbook” in the App Store.
YouTube just released a new video recording app for iPhones that comes with a bunch of neat features designed to help you make better videos, and share them on social networks. But the boldest thing about the app may just be its name.
The only thing preventing this from happening sooner is the upcoming gift-giving frenzy of iPad minis, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fires in the U.S. China still doesn’t have the iPhone 5 or new iPad mini, but some carriers will start carrying the new iPhone next month.
Apple is paying for the familiar looking clock icon on its iPad, having come to licensing terms with the Swiss Federal Railways, which has used the clock since 1944 as a defining icon for its transportation business. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed
The rate at which Android and iOS-powered mobile devices are being adopted worldwide is far outpacing that of any other technology. That growth is being driven by purchases outside of early-adopting markets. The most dramatic growth is in Asia, South America and the Middle East.
Facebook says the app has been rewritten so it’ll not only open and scroll faster, but news feeds and notifications will load right away. To do that, Facebook rewrote it as a native iOS app, doing away with HTML5.
The iPad “Flipboard for video” app Vodio is shrinking down to iPhone size starting Tuesday. We talked to the Tel Aviv-based Vodio about why the iPhone came next for the app instead of Android tablets.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Apple and Samsung’s mutually beneficial partnership, the history of Apple’s branding, the next phase of iPhone, Google adds more features to iOS apps, and Apple still dominates mobile profits.
So long YouTube; Apple has pulled the app from the latest iOS 6 beta. Of course, you can still watch YouTube in Safari and Google is reportedly writing a YouTube app for the iTunes App Store. Maybe we see a better YouTube experience as a result.
Proloquo2go, a communication assistance app for those who have difficulty speaking, is getting an important update Wednesday. Thanks to a major undertaking in text-to-speech, the iOS app now has real children’s voices that will play when a picture, phrase or word is tapped on screen.
Apple is investigating a workaround that lets iOS users get in-app purchase content for free. This weekend it used a variety of legal channels to try to resolve the security breach, including taking down the demonstration video on YouTube and getting PayPal to block donations.
Google just released a native Google+ app for the iPad, which includes support for Google’s Hangouts group video chats. The video chat service is also coming to the iPhone, and both devices are getting limited support for Google+ Events.
Admit it: you’ve always wondered what your portrait would look like as a Wall Street Journal hedcut. A new iPhone app called SnapDot will help give you an idea in far less time than the five hours it can take WSJ artists to draw one.
No longer buried under menus in the Music app, Apple has created a standalone place to keep your podcasts: in an iOS app called, you guessed it, Podcasts. It’s free and is available now. It adds its own Top Stations, Top Charts and a sleep timer.
Apple’s next iPhone model will have at least a 4-inch display according to sources “familiar with the matter” says the Wall Street Journal. A larger iPhone simply makes sense at this point in time due to increased consumption of the mobile web, video and apps.
During the first three months of 2012, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint collectively sold 9 million iPhones. Altogether, those same three carriers sold 13.5 million smartphones, which means that for every three smartphones they sold, two of them were iPhones.
Most mobile apps take a lot of time and development hours — but what if someone came out with a WYSIWYG-type editor that would allow anyone to easily create customizable apps for the iPhone? That’s what New York City-based startup Yapp hopes to do.
If you own an iPhone, you probably noticed there are a fewer apps installed on the new iPad than on your iPhone. Some of the missing apps are more obvious, like the Phone app. But others are oddly omitted, despite their utility on a tablet.
Only if Apple unveils a total lemon tomorrow at its iPad launch event in San Francisco will it dent its tablet momentum. Demand for this new style of computing is simply too strong, and Apple’s competitors are too inept to derail the iPad train.
While Siri and VoiceOver can assist visually impaired iPhone users, new software out of Georgia Tech looks to supplement these accessibility options. BrailleTouch uses traditional Braille input on the iPhone’s touchscreen, allowing people to type up to 32 words per minute with 92 percent accuracy.
Samsung ended 2011 with a bang: its best quarterly profit ever. Now that we have an idea of how Samsung did in mobile sales this year, it’s time to see how it did going head-to-head with Apple and the iPhone this year.
Apps are, at the end of the day, very personal pieces of software. And your favorite mobile app isn’t mine. So we decided to poll the staff here at GigaOM to see what apps changed our lives in 2011.
Christmas day 2011 was a record-breaking day for Android and iOS device activations, says a new report from mobile analytics firm Flurry: Ac…
For the last two weeks, the game that has captured my attention the most is Prativo Group’s Dragons Rage. For just $0.99 (iPad and iPhone), you can submerge yourself into a world where dragons are feared and fought by peasants branding pitchforks.
Today is Veterans Day, a day meant for appreciating the hard work and sacrifice of our men and women in the military, past and present. This week’s highlight of mobile apps we like includes iOS apps that help us remember and appreciate those who have fought.
As Tim Cook pointed out in the latest Apple media event just last week, Apple still has 95 percent of the overall cellular market to win over with the iPhone. Here are some things new users coming to iPhone from that group may need to know.
T-Mobile’s HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II have arrived; hear Matt and Kevin’s hands-on thoughts in this week’s mobile tech podcast. Plus a recap of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 news; who’s buying an iPhone and who’s waiting for a Nexus Prime?
The Android smartphone juggernaut continues to gain momentum, according to Nielsen. Android smartphones account for 43 percent of all smartphones in the U.S. as of August, up from 40 percent in July. And among recent purchases, 56 percent of them have been Android devices.
Dolphin HD for the iPad, like its iPhone counterpart released earlier this month, is free and brings a number of features not available in mobile Safari. But will users embrace an alternative that can never be the default, no matter how well conceived?
I live in Massachusetts, an area barely hit by Hurricane Irene, yet we endured the longest power outage I can remember since the big blizzard of ’78. The outage reminded me that having contingencies in place in the era of mobile devices is crucial.
Last year Nielsen predicted that by the end of 2011, smartphones will overtake feature phones in market share in the U.S. That may be optimistic, but the advance of smartphones continues unabated, with smartphones now representing 40 percent of all mobile phones in the U.S.
Google wants to eat everyone’s cake. Photovine, the photo-sharing app built by Google’s Slide team, is now open to public use after an initial beta period, and is gunning for Instagram’s iOS App Store crown. How does it stack up against the champ?
As I try to carry my iPad more and my MacBook less, one of the key reasons I still needed a portable computer was scanning. I’ve tested many portable scanners that still needed a computer, but now Visoneer offers a cross-platform, device-independent mobile scanning solution.
Just before the Galaxy S2 goes head-to-head with Apple’s next iPhone model in the U.S., Samsung announced global sales of 5 million units in only 55 days. The smartphones are actually accelerating, making it the fastest-selling smartphone yet for Samsung. Who will win the war?
Deutsche Bank is increasing its 2011 forecast of the worldwide market for cell phones to 1.68 billion, up from 1.57 billion. The reasons? They’re still trying to grasp how many cell phones are made and sold in China.
A new consumer survey found that Apple has slightly widened its preference lead among smartphone owners preparing to buy a handset in the next three months. It shows that expanded distribution is helping the iPhone sell and become more of an option for more consumers.
Unlike a traditional computer, Apple’s iPad doesn’t natively support multiple user accounts, which can cause issues for shared iPads. Since Apple won’t add this function, the jailbreaking community is taking it upon themselves. IUsers is a work in progress, but shows polish and promise so far.
It’s travel season. Here are apps in case you have a cross-atlantic flight planned, a long drive ahead and need to keep the kids occupied, your secluded getaway has a TV made during the Kennedy administration, or you just have a long train ride to work.
An open letter by a RIM executive describes the problems the company is facing and what it needs to do to come back. But it also highlights how precarious the situation is for RIM, which can’t afford to lose the trust of its employees.
Apple’s iPhone debuted four years ago today. The phone has altered the smartphone landscape and ushered in the modern era of intelligent, connected devices. And it’s forced the industry to react. Here’s a look at the effect the iPhone has had.
Almost every car stereo available today has some way to connect to your Apple devices, but Pioneer is looking at even tighter integration with Apple’s iOS devices through custom-built apps that leverage services like Pandora. Here are my impressions of one such stereo.
The Android smartphone onslaught may have hit its peak, at least in the U.S., according to an analyst who thinks that the expanded rollout of the iPhone to other carriers will check the rise of Google’s OS. Cheaper iPhones will also help eat into Android’s lead.
Research In Motion, already struggling to keep up with nimble competitors, signaled that its attempts to catch up are falling behind. The company reported first quarter fiscal 2012 earnings, coming in below expectations for handsets sold and revenue with lowered guidance for the year.
Android-like features are coming to iOS 5 this fall, helping to address some shortcomings of Apple’s platform. Consumers who would still prefer an Android device have two nice choices in the new HTC Evo 3D and Motorola Photon 4G, plus the Market gains a nice feature.
Altough I’ve used Android phones nearly exclusively for 18 months, Apple’s iOS 5 impresses so far. It address issues I had with Apple’s mobile platform and I could switch, regardless of who invented what functionality, because I use the right tool for the task at hand.
Apple, which at one time was hot and heavy with Facebook, is embracing Twitter and has integrated the San Francisco-based Twitter’s service into its iOS 5 mobile operating system. It has also built Twitter into some of its key applications such as Camera.
Users of Apple magazine apps are likely to be repeat readers, are willing to share their personal info with publishers, and are often repeat users, according to a new report. All of which might explain why publishers are more and more eager to offer in-app subscriptions.
Even with a 64 GB iPad, I find myself wishing I had more storage at my disposal for my iOS mobile devices. Hence the idea behind Seagate’s new GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage, which streams up to 500 GB of media to your mobile device.
Feedly, an RSS reader for iOS and Android devices is attracting lots of positive attention thanks to a new update. Originally introduced as an iPhone app in January, Tuesday Feedly got a major overhaul with the introduction of Feedly Mobile 2.0 for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Android is still trailing iOS’ larger ecosystem when you count the installed base of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. But the rise of cheap ebook readers turned tablets from could help Google close that gap by serving a role similar to the iPod Touch.
Folders seem to be the most underused part of iOS 4.2 (or earlier for the iPhone). I’m simply amazed whenever I see someone’s home screen littered with single icons. Here’s how to get started with folders, and some tips for how best to use them.
The FTC is reviewing Apple’s in-app purchase system because of concerns about the ease with which children are buying virtual goods without realizing the actual cost. FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz said in a letter the commission would examine the way Apple markets its apps to children.
Since iOS 4.0, the iPhone’s been able to allow multitasking — the ability to run more than one application at a time. Even though the feature’s been there, that doesn’t mean every user knows how to take advantage of it. Here’s a quick primer.
In an apparent response to rising concerns about children buying costly virtual goods in freemium apps, Apple is reportedly discussing the possibility of reducing a 15-minute purchase window for users to make purchases with only one password sign-in.
Amazon’s Kindle app got an update overnight, bringing some useful new features. But what’s more noteworthy is what it didn’t bring, in light of the recent rejection of Sony’s Reader application, and the introduction just this morning of a new in-app subscription system for iOS.
Parents and one lawmaker are raising questions about the way Apple handles in-app payments for children. Rep. Edward J. Markey on Tuesday urged the FTC to review the way Apple markets its apps because of questions about the ease with which children are buying in-app items.
As the world moves to browsing the web from mobile devices, iOS jumps in market share again, but Android is coming on fast, and unlikely to slow down any time soon. How long can Apple hold the lead, with Android phones selling so robustly?
MG Siegler notes that few Android handsets run version 2.3, the most current version of Google’s mobile platform, but the argument is disingenuous when he says that nearly 90 percent of iPhones are current. You can’t count minor versions for one platform and not the other.
Verizon announced the iPhone’s ability to act as a personal hotspot Jan. 11, but yesterday’s release of the iOS 4.3 beta confirmed that the feature will eventually make its way out to all iPhones, carriers willing. Where does that leave the 3G iPad?
Maybe you, like me, crossed over to the dark side this holiday season and picked up an Android device. I found that one of the first things I wanted to do with my new Galaxy Tab was to enable as much cross-platform communication as possible.
With apps being sold at an average price of less then $2.50 each, what could possibly be driving speculation that app sales could be a $35 billion industry by 2014? If you have an iOS device, then the answer is you.
Sleipnir Mobile and the 360 Browser have joined a growing group of alternatives to Mobile Safari, the web browser that comes with the iPhone and iPod touch. Tabs, data sync with Firefox, download management, and access to Flash content highlight the features these browsers offer.
Apple wants everyone to get in on the iAd game, so today it launched iAd Producer. The Mac app is available as a free download for iOS developers through Apple’s website. iAd Producer allows you to design and prepare interactive iAd advertisements using a visual editor.
When I was a kid, and even as an adult, the phrase “some assembly required” turned the excitement of ripping the wrapping paper off a gift into an unappreciated lesson in delayed gratification. Help make that gratification instant by setting up your iDevice gifts in advance.
Looking for a remote desktop solution for your iPhone or iPad? Screens could fit the bill quite nicely. Screens is a universal app, so it lets you access your Mac from either your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, using an interface optimized for each device.
Infinity Blade is possibly the most-hyped iOS game release to date. The title, developed by Epic Games’ ChAIR Entertainment studio, uses the Unreal Engine 3, and delivers amazing graphics unlike any yet seen on the iPhone. But does it also deliver great gameplay?
Despite mixed reviews and a version of Android “not optimized” for tablets, Samsung sold 600,000 Galaxy Tabs in its first month, and recently claimed to have sold a million. If Steve Jobs isn’t concerned by those numbers, he should be.
Ben the Bodyguard is an upcoming app whose developers have exactly the right idea about how to promote your product before it actually gets in to the hands of actual users. It manages to set itself apart without actual previews or screenshots. Here’s how.
The update to iOS 4.2 that rolled out last Monday went pretty smoothly, but there were many cases of people who updated to 4.2, then seemingly lost all their music. My own iPod touch was affected, but luckily there’s a quick fix available.
After upgrading to iOS 4.2.1, I noticed my visual voicemail wasn’t working. The phone app kept asking for my password. Well, I don’t know my voicemail password anymore, and I suspect I’m not alone. Here’s how to fix it if you’re in the same boat.
Apple announced the impending release of iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update will be available today through iTunes at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, or 1:00 p.m. Eastern. A new feature page has been posted at Apple’s site ahead of the release.
Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and worldwide technology celebrity, predicts that Android will dominate iOS before long. Wozniak, speaking to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, shared his thoughts on various topics in his usual candid manner, but the Android/iOS war was front and center throughout.
Google is enhancing the power of its Docs product to allow mobile users to edit online documents for the first time. Android and iOS users will now be able to not just read documents but collaborate with others and edit them in real time.
I enjoy reading lots of different kinds of books, from fiction to travel to humor to, of course, tech-related books. Here are a couple of books that web workers may find enlightening: David Kirkpatrick’s”The Facebook Effect” and Karen Anderson’s “Take Control of iPhone Basics”
At a time when the world is wondering if Apple will do to the video industry what it did to the music industry, and if the iPad will save print news from online obsolescence, independent startups like Majek Pictures are challenging the status quo for TV.
Motorola is the latest company to tackle one of the thornier issues for mobile devices: how do you print documents from your mobile gadget? Motorola is showing off a new application called MotoPrint that allows Android users to print documents from their phone on any PostScript printer.
A leak just ahead of Apple’s September music event had people thinking that the next version of iLife might appear there. It didn’t, but a new leak adds to the mounting evidence that it’s just around the corner, and details some potentially interesting changes.
I stumbled across a nifty little way of changing the icons of iOS apps. It’s simple, works on both Mac and PC, and best of all, you don’t have to jailbreak to get it to work. No more ugly app icons cluttering up your home screen.
New data from Appcelerator and IDC suggests that with the coming rollout of new Android tablets and the launch of Google TV, combined with the strong momentum of Android on smartphones, developers are getting closer to switching their allegiance and throwing more support behind Google’s operating system.
If Apple isn’t enough of a religion for you, there are plenty of iPad apps out there to cover most other religions to which you may subscribe. The iPad’s versatility — coupled with developer ingenuity — means there are many different ways to engage.
Apple raked in 48 percent of the worldwide mobile market’s earnings before interest and taxes in the second quarter of 2010. Reliance on Google Android may be a temporary lift for others as a solid proprietary platform and ecosystem offers more control over offering high-profit devices.
Apple has just released iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and iPod touch and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad through iTunes. This update plugs a security hole that would allow malicious PDF files to compromise iOS.
Android devices have outsold that of Apple iOS4 handsets for the first time on record in the U.S., according to a Nielson survey. Worldwide, Android is a force too — up 886 percent from a year ago. Nokia is still the king, but for how long?
I decided to upgrade one of my iPhone 3G’s to iOS 4 and leave the other one on iPhone SDK 3.1.3 after purchasing two new iPhone 4’s. 1.3. I followed some of my own advice and turned off many of the features.
Apple released the much anticipated iOS 4.0.1. iPhone users have been eagerly awaiting the update ever since Apple revealed there was a problem with strength of cellular signals from ATT incorrectly displaying more bars than appropriate.
Don’t panic, your update to iOS 4 most likely worked. You just may have to look a little deeper. After restoring and upgrading my iPhone 3G to iOS 4 late last night, I could not help but feel that the upgrade did not even happen.
Forrester expects that 1 in 4 PC sales will be tablets by 2015. I agree for three reasons, but sales numbers could be even higher for tablets. The time of all-day computing in just a few apps is over. Welcome to the days of task-based tablets.
My daughter loves her iPhone, and recently observed that the iPhone OS reminds her a lot of Mac OS Classic System 6 — the operating system on which we both cut our computing teeth some 18 years ago. I think she has a valid point.
It looks like Facebook might get even more mobile videos uploaded, thanks to an upcoming tweak to Apple’s new mobile operating system. A piece of code in iOS 4 will add direct uploading to Facebook as one option when exporting a video from the iPhone.