Tagged with: iOS

Here’s What iOS 8 Looks Like (Right Now, Anyway)

Here’s What iOS 8 Looks Like (Right Now, Anyway)

The above screenshot claiming to represent iOS 8 just showed up on a Weibo account. Even though the source of the images is absolutely uncertain, I have confirmed with several sources that these shots are legitimate. Earlier today, I detailed the new Preview and TextEdit apps shown above, and I previously discussed ...

Too Busy to Read? ‘Rooster’ App Offers Episodic, Bite-Sized Reading

Too Busy to Read? ‘Rooster’ App Offers Episodic, Bite-Sized Reading

Finding time to sit down with a good book is challenging when you’re constantly faced with work deadlines, taking care of your kids or just dealing with life in general. But a new service called Rooster is looking to fix that by delivering novels in short installments that can easily be read during your commute, a coffee ...

Report: iOS 8 Will Focus on Drastically Improving Maps

Report: iOS 8 Will Focus on Drastically Improving Maps

Apple is readying an upgraded version of its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Maps application for the next major release of iOS in an effort to battle Google for mobile maps supremacy, according to sources briefed on the plans. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Senior Vice Presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi, and Maps head Patrice ...

Apple Releases iOS 7.1: Features iPhone 5S Reboot Fix, CarPlay Integration

Apple Releases iOS 7.1: Features iPhone 5S Reboot Fix, CarPlay Integration

The long-awaited iOS 7.1 update is now available. While this is a point release, Apple has made several tweaks to the iOS user interface, alongside the usual bug fixes and some feature additions. The main visual changes can be found in the phone dialer and power off features. iOS 7.1 switches to rounded UI elements in both ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 10, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 10, 2014

If you’ve used Gmail on an iDevice before this week, you know the experience was less-than-ideal. The app was sluggish and could take a while to load your inbox. The app’s newest update, however, makes waiting a thing of the past. Update version 3.0 finally includes full support for iOS 7’s background app refresh, ...

Apple CarPlay—Car Wars II: Attack of the Phones

Apple CarPlay—Car Wars II: Attack of the Phones

According to the Radio Advertising Bureau, radio advertising in the United States topped $16 billion in 2012. While it was much bigger before the expansion of cable television and the advent of digital, it's still a thriving, profitable business. That said, the success of radio in the US is (and always has been) ...

Report: Apple to Let Siri Interact With More Third-Party Apps

Report: Apple to Let Siri Interact With More Third-Party Apps

Apple is working to make Siri play nice with more third-party apps and services, according to a new report from The Information. Within a larger piece on the mobile search battleground and app integration, the tech site revealed that Apple is working on improving Siri’s search capabilities, and widening its capability ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 4, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 4, 2014

Few things are more frustrating than coming back from lunch to find a parking ticket on your car. Many of us don’t have the time or energy to dispute those tickets, but a new iPhone app called Fixed is ready to take up that fight. If you get a parking ticket, take a picture of it on your phone and enter the violation code ...

Report: Microsoft Wants to Bring Xbox Live Arcade to iOS and Android

Report: Microsoft Wants to Bring Xbox Live Arcade to iOS and Android

Microsoft is reportedly looking to port Xbox Live to Android and iOS, bringing its many functions to the mobile games that run on Google’s and Apple’s mobile operating systems. A recent Microsoft job posting notes ” We will create a modern framework that is open source, light-weight, extensible and scalable across ...

Study: Android is Now the Most Popular Tablet Platform… By Far

Study: Android is Now the Most Popular Tablet Platform… By Far

Several years ago, technology research firm Gartner predicted Apple would maintain its hold on the tablet market until 2015. A new study from the company, however, shows Android taking a decisive lead: in 2013, it boasted 62-percent market share, compared to 36 percent for iOS. Google's mobile operating system climbed to ...