Apple iOS

  • JailbreakMe 3.0: 11 really good reasons to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad

    Posted July 8, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    JailbreakMe 3.0 liberates your iOS device in 10 seconds. It's time to take a look at the jailbreak community's recent efforts and see if the benefits outweigh the potential risks.
  • Lodsys sues six more, including The New York Times

    Posted July 5, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Lodsys, the patent-holding company suing iOS and other developers over alleged patent infringement, has now brought suit against a variety of other companies, including the New York Times Company. As reported by FOSS Patents, Lodsys on Tuesday filed a new patent-infringement lawsuit against DriveTime Automotive Group, ESET, ForeSee Results, LivePerson, OpinionLab, and the Times. Each of those six companies has previously filed its own declaratory judgment action against Lodsys in various other jurisdictions.
  • Office 365: What's in it for the Mac and iOS

    Posted June 28, 2011 - 4:56 pm

    Microsoft on Tuesday launched Office 365, an online office suite with its virtual eye on dethroning Google Apps as the king of the cloud-based workplace. The new service seems well-poised to benefit business users who rely on Apple products to get their work done.
  • Will iOS 5 put an end to untethered jailbreaking?

    Posted June 28, 2011 - 3:11 pm

    The second iOS 5 beta was seeded to developers last week and it looks like Apple has "stepped up their game" to combat jailbreaking, as reported by Gizmodo. The latest beta also takes measures against downgrading.
  • Elgan: The rise and rise (and rise) of Apple's iOS

    Posted June 27, 2011 - 11:17 am

    Apple's iPhone and iPad are taking over mobile, just as mobile is taking over everything. What does it all mean?
  • Create and organize iOS folders

    Posted June 20, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    The very first incarnation of the Mac OS offered folders for organizing files. Not so for the first iteration of the iPhone. It took until June 2010 and the release of iOS 4 for folders to arrive on iOS devices. Whether your iPhone is sparsely loaded with Apple's default apps, your app count totals in the hundreds, or you fall somewhere in between, iOS folders--despite a few limitations--provide a simple way to streamline your home screens.
  • iOS 5 should right many prior iOS wrongs

    Posted June 10, 2011 - 4:18 pm

    I’ve achieved the hat trick of iOS device ownership—I have an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch—so clearly, I love the platform. But like others, I’ve long been disappointed with some of iOS’s failings. That’s why I found this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote so thrilling.
  • The 5 best features in Apple's iOS 5

    Posted June 9, 2011 - 10:48 am

    Earlier this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple finally offered up a look at iOS 5, the planned update to the company's mobile OS. Although it wont be out until this fall -- Apple isn't yet saying exactly when -- iOS 5 promises to deliver much-needed changes to the OS, which is used on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • iOS 5 additions force some developers to think different

    Posted June 9, 2011 - 9:40 am

    It’s pretty much a given that with each major update to Mac OS X or iOS, Apple will add to the OS features previously provided by third-party developers. These are often features that were in such demand that others had stepped in to provide them, but, eventually, Apple saw their utility and decided they were things that should be a part of the OS (or its built-in apps). Whatever the case may be, each year, select developers come away from an Apple keynote or press release rethinking their future business plans.
  • Mobile Developers Still Choosing Android Over iOS

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 10:34 am

    More than 5,000 iOS developers are in San Francisco for Apple's big party at the Worldwide Developers Conference, but a new report says the hippest place to be is the Android Market. The study, from Bluevia and Vision Mobile, found that 67 percent of developers code for Android, while iOS trails at 59 percent.
  • Developers see potential, pitfalls with iOS 5

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 9:50 am

    When App Cubby’s David Barnard witnessed the unveiling of iOS 5 this week at the Worldwide Developers Conference, his first thought was to marvel at all the “shiny new toys.”
  • iOS 5: What you need to know

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 9:23 pm

    When Apple senior vice president Scott Forstall took the wraps off iOS 5 at Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, he focused on ten of what he said were more than 200 new features in the next incarnation of Apple's mobile operating system.
  • iOS 5 looks great, has two glaring omissions

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 9:07 pm

    Now that the dust has settled from yesterday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, I can safely say iOS 5 will be a huge win for Apple. Playing around with some of the new features such as Notification Center and iCloud on my iPad 2 re-invigorates my excitement for developing for the iOS platform. In many ways iOS 5 has already exceeded expectations- out of my top five wish list last week, Apple knocked three of them out of the park. There were however, two glaring omissions. This is what they are and why they were left on the bench for now.
  • First look: iOS 5 notifications

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 11:28 am

    One of the biggest changes in Apple's iOS 5, unveiled Monday, is a welcome overhaul to the iOS's relatively simple notification system. Right now, new alerts pop up in a modal dialog box that interrupts whatever you're doing. If you receive multiple alerts while your device is locked, you have to dismiss each one of them separately, but you can only see one alert per app; if you receive five text messages, you’ll only be alerted to one. If you unlock your phone quickly before you read an alert, and only notice at the end of your swipe, you're out of luck. And sometimes, swiping to unlock your phone just as a notification appeared means that you’ll unintentionally launch the alerting app.
  • With iOS5, Apple mostly plays catch-up

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 8:35 pm

    When it's released this fall, iOS 5 will be a major update to Apple's mobile operating system. But it won't be very revolutionary. Rather than introduce innovations, Apple will mostly fill in iOS's holes by borrowing features already found on other mobile operating systems, or correcting longtime annoyances.
  • Video

    Short Take: Apple iCloud, iOS5 and Mac OS X Lion

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    Keith Shaw talks with Computerworld News Editor Ken Mingis about today's Apple developer conference announcements, including the new iCloud service, iOS 5 updates and Mac OS X Lion.
  • Apple's plans for Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 -- and iCloud

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 6:36 am

    At its developer conference, CEO Steve Jobs reveals what's next for its desktop and mobile OSes, plus previews its new cloud service
  • Apple iOS: Why it's the most secure OS, period

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 6:04 am

    Several factors have combined to make the iPhone's and iPad's operating system into what is arguably the most secure commercial OS -- desktop or mobile
  • iOS 5 may feature app auto-downloads

    Posted June 5, 2011 - 2:58 pm

    Sure, WWDC is just around the corner, but that doesn't mean that the Apple rumor mill stops churning.
  • Review

    Mobile OS showdown

    Posted June 2, 2011 - 10:23 am

    Ladies and gentlemen, we are witnessing the most anticipated match in the history of smartphones for the heavyweight championship of the world. Are you ready? For those watching around the world, let's get ready to rumble!
  • Top 5 wish list for iOS 5

    Posted May 31, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference will kick off next Monday, June 6. As always, there is plenty of speculation about the announcements to be made at the 10am PST Jobs & Co. keynote. You can expect to hear about the next major revision of iOS- which if Apple hopes to keep an edge on Android’s growing market share, should come with a host of drastic improvements. Here is my Top 5 wish list for iOS 5 announcements at WWDC.
  • Four subtle changes that would improve Apple's iOS

    Posted May 16, 2011 - 2:14 pm

    Though Apple first introduced the iPhone (and iOS, née iPhone OS) just a scant four years ago, the multitouch operating system already feels impressively mature. That maturity doesn't mean iOS is flawless; there's certainly room for improvement.
  • Microsoft pairs Azure cloud with mobile devices

    Posted May 13, 2011 - 8:09 pm

    Windows Azure Toolkits offered for Apple iOS and Windows Phone 7; Android up next
  • BES to Get iOS, Android Management Features

    Posted May 2, 2011 - 12:56 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has extended its reach in the mobile-device-management (MDM) space with the acquisition of a German software company ubitexx, maker of the ubi-Suite device management software.
  • Apple releases iOS 4.3 beta 3 for developers

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 5:16 pm

    Apple on Tuesday released the third beta for developers of iOS 4.3, its upcoming update for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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