Items tagged with ios

It's too early to make the call for sure, but it looks like Office's days are numbered. But then again, the same was said of physical discs, and although iTunes is making a huge dent in CD sales, people are still swooping in to buy console games on disc versus downloading PC titles en masse via Steam. At any rate, Google Docs does actually stand a good chance at eating away at some of Microsoft's market share, primarily because Docs are free to use. Office, on the other hand, is quite expensive. But one of the main issues with Google Docs is the inability to edit on the go, easily. There are Office... Read more...
Google Instant is being rolled out to Android and iPhone users, in beta form. Earlier, Google had enabled the new "streaming search" functionality on a few selected Android devices (Droid X, Droid Incredible, Droid) earlier. Now Google has apparently approved it Android and iOS-wide. Google's Instant search changes search results as you type. It's been available on the desktop for some time, but only now is coming to mobile devices. For now, you need either Android 2.2 (Froyo) or and iPhones and iPod touch running iOS 4.x. Also, it's only available in the U.S. and English. More devices will be... Read more...
Tie fighters have invaded your city, but it's not because of a new George Lucas film. Instead it's the augmented reality video game coming soon to the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4th Generation devices. The game is Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner, developed by Vertigore Games and published by THQ Wireless. The AR portion of the game, as shown above, is for it to include your surroundings into your game insert them into the crosshairs of the Millenium Falcon's blasters. In addition, Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner will include iconic locations from the Star Wars universe, such as the escape... Read more...
The freight train known as Android continues to barrel down the smartphone tracks at full speed and was installed in 44 percent of all mobile phones purchased in Q3, according to the latest figures from NPD Group. That's an increase of 11 percentage points since Q2 and nearly twice as high as Apple's iOS, which increased its own share one percentage point to 23 percent. RIM was the big loser in the third quarter, dropping from 28 percent to 22 percent and falling into third place. "Much of Android's quarterly share growth came at the expense of RIM, rather than Apple," said Ross Rubin executive... Read more...
If you own a 2011 Chevrolet or Cadillac vehicle, and you also own an Android or iOS smart phone, there's a download you should probably seek out. Starting this weekend, owners of 2011 Chevrolet models can access their vehicle information and OnStar services right from their smart phones, as the myChevrolet and OnStar MyLink applications, available as free downloads, provide drivers with unprecedented connectivity to their vehicles from their Android or Apple iPhone device. Chevy has been trying to link up with smart phone owners in a big way, and these new applications definitely are steps in the... Read more...
We know that Apple isn't a fan of Adobe Flash, and won't support it on its iOS products, pushing HTML 5 instead. Adobe, while definitely not agreeing with that stance, is nothing if not pragmatic. Thus, at Adobe's MAX 2010 event on Thursday, the company demo'ed a Flash-to-HTML5 converter.  The product is simply a tech demo for now, but we expect there will be a ton of requests for this to make it to production. Watch the demo.... Read more...
A flaw in iOS 4.1 means it is possible to access the iPhone’s contact list and phone keypad even if the device is locked. The seemingly random set of combination of steps was first reported on the MacRumors forum. It was tested on both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones, and appears to fail on 4.0.1 as well as 4.1. The flaw has been reported, but it remains to be seen if Apple will close it before 4.2 launches in November. To bypass the lock, when an iPhone is locked with a passcode, you tap the “Emergency call” button, then enter three pound signs (or, it seems, any non Emergency... Read more...
Apple has won a patent for the coveted pinch-to-zoom feature. The patent application was filed in December of 2006 (patent #7,812,826). However, the patent issued does not give Apple complete control over the pinch-to-zoom functionality, which now exists on just about every current-generation platform. Here's the section of the patent that Engadget pointed out. A multitouch display detects at least two contacts. Those contacts perform a first gesture. That gesture adjusts an image in some way: magnification, orientation and rotation are specifically claimed, but the patent is broad enough to cover... Read more...
The latest rumors in terms of a possible Verizon iPhone have been pointing to Q1 in 2011, and today reports were released of Apple suppliers confirming that information. Analyst Jeffrey Fidacaro with Susquehanna Financial Group said that in a note to investors on Wednesday. Fidacaro's research note said that information coming from overseas suppliers indicated Apple will begin manufacturing CDMA iPhones in December, and that the Cupertino, CA company is ready to build 3 million of them that month. Verizon and Sprint use CDMA technology in the U.S., with Verizon the largest wireless carrier in the... Read more...
A look at the beta version of iOS 4.2 that was recently released shows that iPad users might be a little annoyed when it rolls out. Originally, the hardware switch on the right hand side of the iPad was used to mute the device. Just prior to launch, it became the orientation lock. Now, it's changing back again. Starting with iOS 4.2, when when users want to lock the orientation, which is handy when trying to read in bed, for example, they will have to access the new multitasking bar, swipe it to the left, and select the screen orientation lock. This procedure will mirror way that orientation... Read more...
Apple has a way of creating amazing products, but then leaving out one or two somewhat obvious features. Some argue that this is their way of ensuring that early adopters are enticed to upgrade, but that's not the case here. Instead, Apple will be giving a free software update to all existing iPad owners that will add a killer feature that should have been there from launch day. iOS 4.2 is coming together nicely for the iPad, as it's supposed to launch sometime "this Fall." Apple has this week revealed that the new software will feature something new, a little function called AirPrint. This will... Read more...
Field test mode has returned to iOS 4.1. That means that those of you who want to see just how bad your iPhone is, in real terms (dBm), as opposed to signal bars, can. Assuming you have iOS 4.1, all you need to is type *3001#12345#* on your phone, then press dial. You'll see a negative number. The higher the absolute value of that number is, the worse the signal strength is. For example, a measurement of -110 dBm is worse than -85 dBm. To exit field test mode, you can simply hit the Home button. Field test mode had earlier been removed from iOS 4. Anandtech found a way around that, but only... Read more...
While Apple CEO Steve Jobs said on Wednesday that iOS 4.1 would be coming to iPhones and iPod touches this coming week, he didn't give a date. It seems the Apple U.K. site's webmaster has put up some different info that in the U.S., with their site giving an exact date: Sept. 8. The U.S. site continues to say "Coming Soon," but we'll assume that rather than making two mistakes (posting a date, and posting a wrong date) that the Sept. 8 is correct. It also makes sense since the new iPod touches will ship on Sept. 8, with iOS 4.1 pre-installed. At any rate, since Jobs sent "next week," and considering... Read more...
Angry Birds has arrived on Android, and we don't mean an Android viewable version of "The Birds," either. Instead, we mean the extremely popular iOS game, which has now landed on Android, as announced by the company on Twitter. The goal of Angry Birds is to shoot, well, Angry Birds with a giant slingshot at the enemy pig houses and destroy the pigs inside. Naturally, each stage is more difficult, and you have to strategize to find weaknesses in the houses. This is the beta version, but Android users should be happy anyway. The company Rovio said that they had originally been mulling a closed beta.... Read more...
First ... Prev 42 43 44 45 46 Next ... Last