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Topic: iOS

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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Rhapsody and T-Mobile launch subscription-based 'unRadio' streaming music app

06/18/2014, 11:06 pm

Finishing off its "Un-Carrier 5.0" event in Seattle, Wash. on Wednesday, T-Mobile announced a new subscription-based ad-free Internet radio service and app called Rhapsody unRadio that will be offered for free to the carrier's Unlimited 4G LTE customers.

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Marbel electric skateboard lets you control your ride with an iOS app

06/18/2014, 03:06 pm

City commuters who prefer to get from their homes to their offices by longboard will soon have a new, lighter option that works with their iOS device in the form of the Marbel electric skateboard, which is seeking last-minute funding on Kickstarter where it has already blown past its initial goal.

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Hands-on: Adobe's Lightroom for iPhone, 'Photoshop Mix' for iPad take powerful image editing mobile

06/18/2014, 11:06 am

Adobe on Wednesday added two new apps to its growing lineup of mobile photo editing tools, including a made-for-iPhone port of Lightroom and a new tool called Photoshop Mix that can handle photo cutouts, composites and effects.

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Apps: Facebook takes on Snapchat, Snapchat debuts group stories, Automatic adds fuel tracking

06/17/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple's iOS ecosystem played host to a trio of interesting updates Tuesday, with Facebook officially releasing its answer to Snapchat -- which itself showed off a new location-based group photo album feature -- while "quantified car" app Automatic received a redesign and a new fuel reporting feature.

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iOS 8 beta 2 comes with native Podcasts app, brings QuickType keyboard to iPad, more

06/17/2014, 02:06 pm

Small changes and enhancements can be found in Apple's newly released second beta of iOS 8, including the addition of the QuickType keyboard for iPad, and a change that makes the Podcasts app a native app that cannot be uninstalled.

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Apple releases second betas of iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite with bug fixes, improvements

06/17/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday supplied developers with its second beta release of iOS 8, packing in bug fixes and improvements in the pre-release software scheduled to ship to users this fall. Updates for OS X Yosemite, Apple TV, and Xcode 6 were also provided.

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