Tagged with: iOS

Will Apple’s Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?

Will Apple’s Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?

By now it’s almost inevitable given the company’s track record: No matter what Apple unveils tomorrow at the Yerba Buena Center (an iPad Mini? iPhone 5?), pundits will herald the company for its innovative thinking and bold hardware design. But the elephant in the room will be Apple’s software, which many inside the ...

Borderlands 2: The Best Trailer Ever Made?

Borderlands 2: The Best Trailer Ever Made?

(This content was originally posted on NY Game Critics.) I come back to it every morning. This brilliantly edited snippet for Borderlands 2, a post-apocalyptic satire set for release next week, is the best video game trailer of the year and one of the finest ever made. At its core, it is a superior music video, a ...

YouTube offers new app for iPhone and iPad

YouTube offers new app for iPhone and iPad

YouTube is being reprogrammed for the iPhone and iPad amid the latest fallout from the growing hostility between Google and Apple. The changes are being made because Google and Apple didn't renew a five-year licensing agreement that established YouTube's video service as one of the built-in applications in the operating ...

Publishing firm: iOS UDID leak came from us, not the FBI

Publishing firm: iOS UDID leak came from us, not the FBI

A digital publishing company named BlueToad has come forward to take responsibility for the leak of a million iOS unique device identifiers (UDIDs) that were previously attributed to an alleged FBI laptop hack. In a number of interviews published Monday, BlueToad apologized to the public for the incident, explaining that ...

Google Updates Google Drive For iOS With Editing Features

Google Updates Google Drive For iOS With Editing Features

Last week, we caught a blog post that Google wasn’t supposed to publish yet. In it, the company announced that it would soon bring editing features to the Google Drive app for iOS. Monday, Google made these updates official and Google Drive for iPhone and iPad does now indeed allow you to edit documents, just as you can ...

Airlines prepare to adopt Apple iOS6 Passport features

Airlines prepare to adopt Apple iOS6 Passport features

Apple's iOS6 mobile operating system looks to be a boon for travelers and other consumers through a feature that stores boarding passes and retail coupons, and airlines and retailers are already gearing up to be involved. The preparation comes just days ahead of Apple's big product launch. Apple has scheduled an event ...

Verizon CEO: Samsung may be ‘dark horse’ with own mobile OS

Verizon CEO: Samsung may be ‘dark horse’ with own mobile OS

Samsung Electronics could be a major player if it launched its own mobile operating system in a big way, according to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam. "There's a potential elephant in the room with Samsung," McAdam said at an investor conference today. While Google Android and Apple's iOS continue to dominate the market, the ...

Apple Is Mixing Up Speech Recognition and Sound Processing in the iPhone 5

Apple Is Mixing Up Speech Recognition and Sound Processing in the iPhone 5

Audience, the company responsible for developing the EarSmart technology which powers Siri, has announced that Apple is "unlikely" to use the system in the next-generation iPhone. Audience actually helped Apple develop part of the A5 processor, so that it could include a digital signal processor to remove background noise ...

HTML5: Will It Ever Live Up To The Hype?

HTML5: Will It Ever Live Up To The Hype?

HTML5 is the latest iteration of the standard used by web programmers and developers. When completed in 2014, it will enable developers to write-once-run-anywhere (WORA) for consistent, cross-platform experiences across all operating systems and browsers. For example, a developer could create a single application with ...

Kickstarter Calls 2012 The “Year Of The Game” Thanks To $50M Raised, Up From $48,190 In 2009

Kickstarter Calls 2012 The “Year Of The Game” Thanks To $50M Raised, Up From $48,190 In 2009

I’ve backed a few things on Kickstarter in the past year, and I’m apparently not the only one. Today, the company shared some numbers as to what types of things are getting the most funding on the platform. Somehow I’m not surprised that it’s games. From an actual, physical console to iOS games, you can find it on ...