Monday, February 01, 2016
As far as paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free go, today’s posts is one of the best ones we’ve run in quite some time. Not only are there a healthy number of apps on today’s list — 12 in total — but they span a wide range of genres so there should definitely be something for everyone.
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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been ramping up its research and development spending and there’s little sign that the company is going to take its foot off the proverbial pedal anytime soon. In the last quarter alone, it invested just over $2.4 billion on research and development, a $509 million increase from the same period a year ago.
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There are many people out there that use their iPhone or iPad as their main internet surfing device. Mobile devices and cellular networks are now strong enough to support basically anything you can down on your computer. So, since web browsing on mobile is so popular you’d think there would be competition amongst browser providers. There is not. Google Chrome for iOS is a fan favorite even on devices that come with Safari by default.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
When Apple introduced Swift in June 2014, the initial fanfare centered on the brand-new language’s emphasis on performance, approachability, and ease. Now, with Swift 2 out more than a year later, Apple has made good on that emphasis, pushing Swift closer to the kind of readability and maintainability development shops and IT organizations expect of a mature language.
Read more www.infoworld.com
Not all apps churned out of the Microsoft Garage appear intriguing. But some are right there at that point, and their latest product, the News Pro app, can certainly be stacked along with those. By its name, the app appears to be what we can call a simple news provider app, which is to rival with the likes of Apple News and Clipboard.
Read more www.devicemag.com
Friday, January 29, 2016
According to a new report out of Bloomberg, Apple is working to develop wireless charging technology that could make its way into an iPhone by 2017. The report claims that Apple is working in conjunction with partners in the United States and Asia to develop the technology. The technology is said to allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from further away than current charging mat and inductive solutions allow.
Read more 9to5mac.com
If Safari is crashing when you search from the address bar this morning, you’re not alone. It seems the browser is facing difficulties on both iOS and OS X. According to Steven Troughton-Smith, an iOS developer, the issue is a result of Safari’s search suggestions feature and it causes the browser to crash whenever you try and search via the address bar.
Read more gizmodo.com
The car software platform wars are just heating up but at least one car maker is backing out of pushing its own, independent platform. At the Hong Kong event where it also teased another car after the Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk touched on the somewhat thorny subject of the Tesla EVs’ SDK. In almost a complete U-turn from its previous position, Musk said that the company is now focusing on just allowing users to mirror their Android or iOS apps on the center screen, instead of having to create a different set of apps just for Tesla’s cars.
Read more www.slashgear.com
An increasing number of iOS application developers use a technique that allows them to remotely modify the code in their apps without going through Apple’s normal review process, potentially opening the door to abuse and security risks for users.
Read more www.pcworld.com
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Microsoft quietly updated Outlook for iOS on Wednesday, with support for a calendar widget that makes it easy to see your schedule at a glance.
Using the widget, users can pull down on their iPhone or iPad’s Notification Center, and get a quick look at the remaining events in their calendar for a given day, in the order they’ll occur.
Read more www.mis-asia.com
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Apple has released the second watchOS 2.2 beta for Apple Watch testers today. Pairing multiple Apple Watches to a single iPhone is a feature of the iOS 9.3 beta and requires the watchOS 2.2 beta on each Apple Watch. The latest software update in testing also includes a revamped Maps app with the Nearby feature first introduced in iOS 9.0.
Read more 9to5mac.com
Apple has announced the founding of its first European center for the development of iOS software in the southern city of Naples, a move seen in Italy as a new front in its war against a wave of European tax probes. Apple CEO Tim Cook personally announced the plan Friday in Rome, saying the company was “thrilled to be helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Italy get the skills they need for success.”
Read more www.usatoday.com
Since it came to Britain in July 2015, Apple Pay has made slow and steady progress, with 15 banks or credit card issuers now supporting the service. However, in that time, Barclays has done nothing but flip-flop over its decision to link its cards with Apple’s NFC payment platform.
Read more www.engadget.com
Apple hopes to fix the issue of distracted driving with CarPlay. Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use the features of your smartphone while you’re in the car, giving you access to things like Apple Music, phone calls, text messages and iMessages, podcasts, Maps, audiobooks, and more.
Read more www.geekwire.com
Trip hop duo Massive Attack have released a new “sensory music player” app that remixes and reforms songs from their new EP according to environmental data taken from your phone. The app, which is entitled Fantom and works with the iPhone 5s and upwards, uses your location, movement and heartbeat to manipulate the music, along with the time of day and images from the phone’s camera.
Read more mashable.com
China, powered by a swelling middle class, last year became Apple Inc.’s biggest market after the Americas. To keep growing as China’s economy cools, though, Apple needs to reach people like Wang Tian, a waitress near the southwestern city of Chongqing who isn’t part of the brand-conscious market that has made the iPhone a booming success until now.
Read more www.wsj.com
Monday, January 25, 2016
Take a wild ride with R.L. Stine ( Jack Black) on your mobile device with the Goosebumps Virtual Reality Experience app debuting today from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). Hop in the car and help Stine navigate the windy streets as you try to escape a ferocious, giant praying mantis. For a fully immersive experience, the app can be used on a compatible iPhone or Android smartphone with a virtual reality viewing device such as Merge VR Goggles or Google Cardboard.
Read more www.thestreet.com
We know many of you are still asking if you should update to iOS 9.2.1 or not on iPhone 6, 6 Plus. 5, 5S and 4S. Initially it was thought that the update was merely released to fix some persistent bugs, but there’s suggestion now that it does offer something along the lines of an iOS 9.2.1 ‘hidden feature‘ for those using on older devices.
Read more www.product-reviews.net
Comedian Chelsea Handler has created a novel iOS app, Gotta Go, that lets you arrange a fake text message or call that will give you an excuse to get out of whatever situation you’re in. Whether it’s a disastrous Tinder date or a boring meeting, the app will come up with a witty reason you need to leave.
Read more thenextweb.com
I wasn’t sure what I expected from Donald Rumsfeld’s first iOS game — as if I expected the phrase “Donald Rumsfeld’s first iOS game” to exist at all — but it wasn’t Churchill Solitaire
Read more www.yahoo.com