Tagged with: iOS

Fox films now available through iTunes in the Cloud

Fox films now available through iTunes in the Cloud

Following the big international roll out of iTunes movies in the Cloud, it looks like Apple and Twentieth Century Fox have finally made films available for U.S. users via iTunes in the Cloud after months of waiting around for it. iTunes movies in the Cloud was initially launched back in March, but Fox and Universal had ...

Microsoft backtracks on Macs and Office 365

Microsoft backtracks on Macs and Office 365

Saying that a spokeswoman "misunderstood" questions from Computerworld, Microsoft today backtracked and confirmed that Mac owners who subscribe to the upcoming Office 365 Home Premium will be able to acquire Office for Mac 2011 as part of their subscription plan. Previously, the company had said that Mac owners would have ...

Google acquires popular iOS and Mac mail client Sparrow for its Gmail team

Google acquires popular iOS and Mac mail client Sparrow for its Gmail team

Google has acquired Sparrow for its Gmail team, says CEO Dom Leca. As one of the most widely praised native clients for iOS and the Mac, Sparrow has garnered a large following among those who appreciate well designed apps. Google, on the other hand, has been unable to deliver a native iOS app that’s provided a class-A ...

The truth about Siri

The truth about Siri

Poor, poor Siri. Apple’s virtual personal assistant was welcomed with open arms when it was unveiled last year, and the new feature was also credited with being the driving force behind Apple’s record iPhone 4S sales. But in tech, new features quickly lose their luster and in recent months, complaints surrounding Siri ...

MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

I thought I knew all there was to know about MovieClips. If you asked me to summarize their business, I would have said, “They post short clips of premium Hollywood movies on YouTube and put some ads up next to the content.” But I would have been completely wrong. Yes, MovieClips is a Top 10 YouTube Network and the best ...

The iPad Game That Took 9 Years (And an Epic Disney Fail) to Finish

The iPad Game That Took 9 Years (And an Epic Disney Fail) to Finish

Edgar, a mild-mannered window washer, is daydreaming of the girl he loves. In his dream, they meet in a nightclub straight out of Casablanca, flirting from across the room. The scene, lovingly rendered in hand-drawn animation on an iPad, is controllable: By swiping your finger right or left, you can control the boldness of ...

Mars Rover game hits Xbox Live, tasks you with safely landing the Curiosity with Kinect

Mars Rover game hits Xbox Live, tasks you with safely landing the Curiosity with Kinect

NASA has already made it clear that the Curiosity's touchdown on Mars is a nerve-wracking experience, what with the seven minutes of radio silence, zero margin of error and all. To drive that point home, the organization partnered with Microsoft to offer Xbox Live players the experience of controlling the nerve-wracking ...

With Apple’s Siri, a Romance Gone Sour

With Apple’s Siri, a Romance Gone Sour

Late last summer, I was introduced to a new special someone. I wasn’t looking to meet this new muse; it all just kind of happened. We met at an Apple product announcement in Cupertino, Calif. She was helpful, smart and even funny, cracking sarcastic jokes and making me laugh. What more could a guy ask for? Since then, we ...

Apple’s iOS in-app purchase checks have been bypassed, but you should stay well clear

Apple’s iOS in-app purchase checks have been bypassed, but you should stay well clear

A Russian hacker appears to have defeated Apple’s in-app purchase security and processing checks, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to potentially rack up thousands of purchases within apps for no charge. 9to5mac reports that (via i-ekb.ru) that developer ‘ZonD80' has developed a technique that uses an in-app proxy method ...

Google shows developers how to make Chrome act like the default browser in iOS

Google shows developers how to make Chrome act like the default browser in iOS

Google has received positive feedback regarding its mobile Chrome web browser. After arriving on the iPhone and iPad late last month, the browser quickly became the most popular free app in Apple’s App Store. More than 10,000 users have reviewed Chrome so far and it holds a near-perfect four and a half star rating. There ...