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Topic: iOS

Microsoft rumored to debut Enterprise Mobility Suite, Office for iPad on Thursday

03/26/2014, 08:03 pm

Many expect Microsoft to launch Office for iPad on Thursday, but fresh rumors say the company may also make a play for mass device management with a cross-platform Enterprise Mobility Suite, a competitor to Apple's recently released Deployment Programs initiative.

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Twitter adds photo tagging feature, bumps attached photo limit to four per tweet

03/26/2014, 05:03 pm

Twitter on Wednesday announced two new additions to its ubiquitous microblogging platform, including a photo tagging feature and a loosening of the per-tweet picture cap.

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iPhone games hit the big-time & find new success with their own TV commercials

03/26/2014, 12:03 pm

With mobile games now an established part of the mainstream, publishers have begun promoting their titles with high-profile television commercials, resulting in measurable gains among the number of active iPhone players.

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New $8-per-month 'NYT Now' subscription will debut first on Apple's iPhone

03/26/2014, 10:03 am

The New York Times announced on Wednesday that it will expand its digital subscription offerings in the coming months, starting with a "core" package dubbed "NYT Now" targeted at light readers, and it will debut exclusively on Apple's iPhone on April 2.

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Apple updates iTunes Movie Trailers app with notifications, Rotten Tomatoes reviews

03/26/2014, 01:03 am

Apple on Tuesday brought a few useful additions to its iTunes Movie Trailers app, including a new notification system for shows to be released in theaters or the iTunes Store and in-app critic reviews from Rotten Tomatoes.

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Apple's emoji characters may soon show more ethnic diversity, report says

03/25/2014, 08:03 pm

According to a report released on Tuesday, Apple is planning to update the emoji characters used in iOS and OS X soft keyboards with a new, more diverse selection of characters.

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Apple testing 'Related' App Store search results to boost app discovery

03/25/2014, 01:03 am

According to reports late Monday, Apple may be planning on rolling out a new app discovery feature for the iOS App Store as users have spotted a new option that suggests terms related to a given search.

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Adoption of Apple's iOS 7 continues to rise, now at 85%

03/24/2014, 09:03 pm

In a change to Apple's developer website on Monday, the company announced adoption of iOS 7 is now at 85 percent while the share of devices running iOS 6 has fallen to 12 percent.

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Google Photowall turns your TV into a crowdsourced pinboard, Loopy HD goes half-off

03/24/2014, 12:03 pm

Two interesting developments hit the App Store over the weekend, as Google's new Photowall app lets iPhone owners beam photos from their handset to their TV using the company's Chromecast streaming stick, while Loopy HD is now 50% off after being featured on The Tonight Show.

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Twitter to pull #music app from App Store, shut down services in April [u]

03/21/2014, 07:03 pm

After a year-long run, Twitter #music will be pulled from the iOS App Store on Friday, while the corresponding service will shut down in mid April.

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Apple highlights indie games with new iOS App Store section

03/21/2014, 01:03 am

In a change to the iOS App Store late Thursday, Apple debuted the new "Indie Game Showcase," a special section that will regularly highlight one independent developer and their favorite titles.

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Medium launches on iOS as read-only app focused on content curation

03/20/2014, 09:03 pm

Blogging platform Medium on Thursday launched its first iOS app, a read-only content aggregator that allows users of the online service to quickly browse followed collections, view recommendations and find new stories of interest.

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Starbucks updates app with iOS 7 theme, virtual tip jar and 'shake-to-pay'

03/20/2014, 05:03 pm

Starbucks, one of the first companies to include support for rechargeable payment cards in Passbook, updated its app on Thursday, adding a new "flat" iOS 7 aesthetic, "shake-to-pay" and digital tipping.

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Burger King to take e-wallet purchasing nationwide with new mobile app

03/19/2014, 08:03 pm

Fast food giant Burger King will roll out a mobile app in April that will let users pay for food at more than 7,000 locations in the U.S., expanding on the company's BK Crown Card program already available on Apple's iOS.

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In China, new iOS product launches drive older device sales, expand Apple's customer base

03/19/2014, 06:03 pm

In most countries, when Apple releases a new iPhone model the handset quickly becomes a hot-seller as older models fall by the wayside. The opposite is true in China, according to fresh data from research firm Mixpanel.

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Users report freezing, lagging iPhones with Apple's iOS 7.1, but overall crashes are down

03/18/2014, 02:03 pm

While this month's release of iOS 7.1 fixed a number of bugs and crashes that had affected Apple's mobile platform for months, and has reduced the overall number of system crashes, the update has also introduced a number of new and different glitches being seen by some iPhone users.

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Google Play Games cross-platform multiplayer comes to iOS, stepping up competition with Apple's Game Center

03/17/2014, 01:03 pm

Multiplayer support in Google Play Games has gone multi-platform, with a new software development kit that allows gamers to compete with one another while playing titles on Apple's iOS, as well as Android and the Web.

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Apple updates Apple Store apps with notification tweaks for iPhone, gift card buying for iPad

03/14/2014, 06:03 pm

Apple on Friday rolled out an update to its Apple Store iOS app, which are separate downloads for iPhone and iPad, bringing enhanced in-store notifications to the former and gift card purchases to the latter.

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iOS 7.1 adoption pegged at 18% after 72 hours, tracking in line with prior releases

03/14/2014, 06:03 pm

The number of iOS device users who have upgraded to Apple's latest iOS 7.1 update has grown over the past three days to account for 17.9 percent of all iOS traffic in North America, and is expected to overtake the previous iOS 7.0.6 update within a few days, one report says.

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Screenshots purport to show WhatsApp's new VoIP calling feature in action on Apple's iOS

03/14/2014, 11:03 am

Ubiquitous cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp's forthcoming Voice over IP calling functionality, set to roll out to users later this spring, appears to have been revealed early in a series of screenshots posted Friday.

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