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Topic: iOS

Apple's Podcasts app sees widespread crashing issues, rendered unusable for many [update: fixed]

06/26/2014, 05:06 pm

A number of iOS device owners on Thursday are experiencing major issues with Apple's first-party Podcasts app, saying the title is unusable due to constant hangs and crashes.

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Fly brings multi-cam video editing to iPhone, Weather Channel revamps iPad app, Monty Python comes to iOS

06/26/2014, 12:06 pm

Two interesting new apps hit the app store Thursday, with Fly showcasing a unique multi-device video capture function and Monty Python bringing The Ministry of Silly Walks to the iPhone, while The Weather Channel redesigned its iPad app with a new iOS 7-style aesthetic.

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Rumor: Third beta of Apple's iOS 8 will be provided to developers July 8

06/26/2014, 10:06 am

Developers may have to wait a few more weeks before the third beta of iOS 8 is supplied, as a new rumor claims that the software is currently scheduled for release on Tuesday, July 8.

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First look: Opera Mini 8 for iOS brings redesign, new data saving features

06/26/2014, 08:06 am

Opera on Thursday released the revamped Opera Mini 8 mobile Web browser with a "flattened" design, updated data savings features and user interface tweaks.

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Google unveils Android L with colorful new 'Material Design' UI, creating 'depth' within pixels

06/25/2014, 01:06 pm

At its I/O conference on Wednesday, Google took the wraps off Android L, its latest-generation mobile operating system, which has once again been redesigned with a new, colorful look dubbed "Material Design."

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Apple relaxes, clarifies new incentivized sharing rules for the App Store

06/24/2014, 04:06 pm

Two weeks after altering the App Store's rules and issuing rejections to apps that reward users for watching videos or sharing app updates on social media, Apple has reportedly relaxed the new restrictions and begun to give app developers more clear guidelines.

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Apple's CarPlay adds MLB.com At Bat streaming app as supporting launch partner

06/24/2014, 04:06 pm

CarPlay, Apple's forthcoming vehicle infotainment center standard, will feature support for Major League Baseball's At Bat application for iPhone at launch, along with other radio services like iHeart Radio, Beats, Spotify, and Stitcher.

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Mailbox for iOS adds new gestures, Philips updates the Hue UI, Nest adds Google integration

06/24/2014, 03:06 pm

A trio of popular apps received mid-cycle updates Tuesday, with popular email client Mailbox adding a number of new swipe gestures, Philips's Hue smart light bulb controller was given a streamlined UI, and connected thermostat maker Nest gaining support for the new "Works with Nest" program.

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Wearables come together as Misfit launches official activity tracker for Pebble smart watch

06/24/2014, 01:06 pm

Misfit and Pebble on Tuesday announced a new long-term partnership, beginning with the launch of an official Misfit activity tracking application that runs on the Pebble smart watch.

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ConEd will help NYC residents connect their air conditioner to their iPhone for free

06/24/2014, 09:06 am

With another sweltering summer in the offing, New York utility ConEd is once again looking to ease the load on its aging power grid by offering customers a free outlet adapter that will turn a standard window-mounted air conditioner into a WiFi-connected unit that can be controlled from an iPhone.

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Apple looking to expand Siri localization with at least 9 new languages

06/23/2014, 06:06 pm

A number of recently discovered jobs listings on Apple's website hint at future Siri localization, with the company looking to hire native speakers of languages used in burgeoning markets like Brazil and Russia.

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Civilization Revolution 2 coming to iOS next month, FTL gets a deep discount

06/23/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple gamers will get a leg up on consolers as 2K Games will bring the next iteration of Sid Meier's long-running Civilization series directly to iOS in July, while developer Subset Games has slashed the price of massively popular space command sim FTL for a limited time.

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Rumor: Apple's next iOS 7.1.2 update to fix Mail issues, coming soon

06/20/2014, 07:06 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple is nearing release of an iOS update that looks to address an email attachment encryption issue, a lock screen vulnerability and enhanced iBeacon support, among other minor bug fixes.

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Weather Channel providing Apple more detailed data for iOS 8 Weather app than Yahoo did

06/20/2014, 03:06 pm

Starting with iOS 8, Apple will ditch Yahoo as its default data provider for the iPhone's built in Weather app, turning instead to The Weather Channel which earned the partnership by providing more detailed and advanced weather data for users.

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iOS 8 first look video: Installing a third-party keyboard on iPhone

06/20/2014, 02:06 pm

iOS 8 marks the first time ever that Apple will allow iPhone and iPad owners to install third-party keyboards of their choosing. AppleInsider offers readers a first look at the process of installing, enabling and using alternative keyboards in iOS 8.

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Police say iOS 7 Activation Lock is significantly reducing thefts of Apple products

06/20/2014, 01:06 pm

Law enforcement agencies in California and New York have reported a major drop in iPhone robberies over the first five months of 2014, a shift they attribute to Apple's new Activation Lock feature released as part of iOS 7 last fall.

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First look: Siri gains smart home controls with HomeKit in iOS 8

06/20/2014, 09:06 am

Apple's new HomeKit tools for developers won't come with a centralized app like Health or Passbook, instead leveraging the ability of the iOS voice-driven personal assistant Siri to allow users to control the temperature, lights, locks and other accessories in a modern "smart home."

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EA begins huge iOS sale, Microsoft tweaks Skype with new version

06/19/2014, 03:06 pm

Massive game publisher Electronic Arts has put nearly its entire iOS library on sale -- including blockbuster titles like Mirror's Edge and Need for Speed-- while Microsoft's Skype issued a maintenance update for its recently revamped VoIP app.

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Review: iRig Voice microphone and EZ Voice app for iOS

06/19/2014, 12:06 pm

The iRig Voice microphone and accompanying EZ Voice app for iOS are the latest products from IK Multimedia intended for non-professional musicians who want to sing along with their favorite songs. Together they work well, and can make homemade karaoke recording a lot of fun.

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New Apple Maps Flyover city tours uncovered, shown off in iOS 8 beta

06/19/2014, 12:06 pm

Apple looks set to give virtual vacationers a new way to experience some of the world's great cities from above with Flyover city tours, pre-made aerial guides that take viewers on a digital sightseeing trip using Apple's 3D Flyover technology.

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