Google Maps

iOS Third Party Apps (Or: Apple vs. the World)


Third-party apps have started to become the best-in-class in iOS. This is good for third-party developers, users, and in the short-term, Apple. It gives third-parties, like Google, additional exposure and revenue. It provides better apps for users on iOS devices. And it helps sell more iOS devices for Apple. In the long-term, however, it may […]

iPad mini

Got a new iPad, iPod or iPhone? Get These Apps First


It’s Christmas morning and the sound of pitter patter can be heard around the home as children and even adults scurry towards the Christmas tree in order to get started opening their presents. What did you get? An iPad? An iPhone? Power it on and let’s take a look at some of the apps that […]

Facebook Poke App

Facebook’s Poke App Becomes Most Popular Free iOS App


Facebook on Friday released a Snapchat-like app called Poke, which allows users to send private messages that expire after 1, 3, 5 or 10 seconds. Less than 24 hours later, it is already the number one most downloaded app on Apple’s marketplace, less than 24 hours after it became available. While we don’t necessarily expect […]

Kickstarted POP Accessory

Apple Backtracks, Tweaks Specs After Kickstarter POP Fiasco

Following news that Apple refused to allow POP – a successfully-funded Kickstarter project – to simultaneously use its Lightning connector and 30-pin connector in its portable charging station, Apple has now backtracked, adjusting its guidelines to allow the two to be integrated into one device. According to CNET, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr blamed “technical issues […]

Google and Motorola

Google, Motorola are Working on an “X Phone” to Rival iPhone


Motorola engineers are said to be working on a “sophisticated” smartphone that will “provide more potent competition” to the iPhone, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Google hopes the handset, which is known internally as “X Phone,” will stand apart from existing devices, although the company is said to be running into […]