iOS apps

  • Programmer picks: 6 tools for rapid mobile development

    Posted January 8, 2013 - 9:00 am

    No-code, low-code, and cloud-based offerings give developers even more options for rapid prototyping and deployment of mobile apps
  • The 2012 app gems awards

    Posted December 22, 2012 - 8:03 am

    Apple rightly takes a lot of pride in the size of its App Store -- more than 750,000 apps are available for the iPhone and iPad, according to the company’s last count. But the risk of having such a massive emporium for mobile software is that the sheer volume of not-so-hot apps pushes the truly great offerings out of the spotlight. Not to worry, though: Plenty of iOS apps still combine great design and must-have features to help you get even more out of your iPhone and iPad. We’ve discovered nearly two dozen apps in the past year that remind us how the App Store and the iOS universe are about quality, not just quantity.
  • Review

    1Password for iOS keeps your digital life safe

    Posted December 21, 2012 - 12:34 pm

    As a researcher once said, the ideal password is one that is hard to guess, impossible to write down, and can only be used in one place. This combination of requirements is very hard for a human to achieve, but AgileBits's 1Password 4 makes it an absolute breeze.
  • Developers say yes to iOS, but ambivalent about Apple

    Posted December 13, 2012 - 5:24 pm

    Survey reveals developers' negative opinion of Apple, but huge interest in building for iOS devices; Android also gets top marks.
  • Review

    iOS app review: Readability provides convenience for mobile reading

    Posted December 1, 2012 - 8:35 am

    Oftentimes throughout the day I'll run across interesting blog posts or other web pages that I simply don't have time to read at that moment, or would prefer to read at my leisure. Several "read-it-later" services are available to address this need and Readability is one well worth looking at.
  • Five Dropbox-savvy apps for iOS

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 4:27 pm

    By all accounts, Dropbox rocks. It ranks up there with sliced bread and chocolate fountains, offering simple cloud storage that syncs across your various devices.
  • Google's Java translator eases path to iPad, iPhone apps

    Posted September 14, 2012 - 11:23 am

    The company also moves forward on Python client library for Google APIs
  • The week in iOS apps: diamond edition

    Posted August 24, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    This week's roundup of iOS apps will help you find a cup of coffee, get in shape, take notes, and finally discover what happens when pigs fly. And, oh yeah: Neil Diamond makes an appearance.
  • Siri, meet Nina

    Posted August 7, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    Nuance Communications Monday introduced Nina, a virtual speech assistant that companies can add to iOS and Android mobile apps.
  • The Week in iOS apps: child's play!

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    This week's roundup of iOS apps has made us hungry.
  • Learn how to develop iOS apps (for free!), and Developing Video Content with Camtasia

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:05 am

    What a garden of delights we have for you this week. First up, do you want to learn how to build iOS apps? For free? If that sounds like something you'd like to do then yes, there's a course for that.
  • Amazon updates Kindle for iOS with support for comics, book search

    Posted June 14, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    Amazon on Thursday released updates to the Kindle app for iOS, along with the Kindle Cloud Reader Web app. The updates add in support for children's books, comics, and graphic novels.
  • Apple rejecting iOS apps that use Dropbox SDK

    Posted May 2, 2012 - 2:25 pm

    Apple has reportedly been rejecting developer's iOS apps that use the Dropbox SDK.
  • The week in iOS apps: Telling stories with Twitter

    Posted February 25, 2012 - 7:17 am

    This week’s round up of iOS app news offers solutions for running your desktop computer from your iPad, a cool way to tell stories using Twitter, and improvements to Twitter itself.
  • Jailbroken Apple TV plays iOS apps

    Posted January 7, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    A pair of hackers have discovered a method of bringing iOS apps to HDTVs via a jailbroken Apple TV.
  • Google Books bows to new Apple App Store rules

    Posted July 26, 2011 - 9:38 am

    Google's iOS Books app that was quietly removed from the Apple App Store over the weekend reappeared late Monday, fully compliant with the new App Store rules. The Google Books iOS app, introduced in December, is now in line with Apple's newly enforced rules that ban links bypassing Apple's own in-app purchase mechanism.
  • Future iPhone and iPad apps: Smart, engaging, maybe costly

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    Mobile apps are maturing quickly as developers get more sophisticated, take dead aim at tablets, and find new ways of making money, says a new survey.
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