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  • Two new ways to find your next favorite mobile app

    Posted August 5, 2014 - 11:36 am

    Apple's iTunes App Store and Google Play are a bit like Moroccan city marketplaces: There's a lot going on, and it's all a bit chaotic and overwhelming. Browsing by categories or searching by keyword helps. But not much. Fortunately, there are alternatives.
  • Walk this way: 6 pedometer apps for iPhone

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    Who needs a Fitbit anyway? Your iPhone can track your steps for you, but not every pedometer app can go the distance.
  • Microsoft 'remasters' Skype iPhone app to solve messaging bugs

    Posted June 9, 2014 - 4:13 pm

    Microsoft's Skype team said the new iPhone app version, due in a week, will finally be on a par with its Android and iOS counterparts.
  • This is why developers make iOS apps first

    Posted January 17, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    It's no secret developers make iPhone and iPad apps before Android and other mobile apps. Here are the reasons.
  • The iPhone habit: Apps that help you keep your New Year's resolutions

    Posted January 8, 2014 - 4:16 pm

    With the new year upon us, a lot of us are looking at our habits--good ones we want to pick up and bad ones we want to give up. There is some science supporting the idea that, if you do something on a daily basis for a month (or two or three), it will become a habit and so be a lot easier to do regularly from then on.
  • Apple requiring app submissions to be optimized for iOS 7 by Feb. 1

    Posted December 19, 2013 - 1:35 pm

    All developers will be required to submit apps that are compatible with iOS 7 and built with Xcode 5 as of February 1, 2014.
  • iOS 7 for developers

    Posted December 2, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    Apple's mobile OS offers all kinds of bells and whistles -- here's how to take advantage of them.
  • BlackBerry Messenger relaunches for Android, iPhone after month delay

    Posted October 21, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    Nearly a month after problems delayed release of its BlackBerry Messenger apps for iPhone and Android, BlackBerry said it had relaunched the app on Monday.
  • Apps deployed on iPhone and iPad dominate in the enterprise

    Posted October 18, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    Companies are using the iOS platform more than 95% of the time to launch their custom and standard commercial apps, a new survey of Good Technology's 5,000 global customers found.
  • Transitioning an iOS 6 design to iOS 7: A quick, helpful tip

    Posted October 4, 2013 - 12:00 am

    LIke it or not, iOS 7 is here and it’s not going anywhere. The next time you open a pre iOS 7 app in the new Xcode 5, you’re going to be prompted to upgrade the project for iOS 7. The major difference is obviously the new UI style, and chances are some components of your app are not going to transition smoothly between iOS 6 (or less) and iOS 7. Here is a quick tip to help you on your journey.
  • Ten apps every iPhone 5s and 5c user should own

    Posted September 25, 2013 - 11:24 am

    There are many thousands of apps. Whatever your goal, as Apple's erstwhile advertising campaign proclaimed, "There's an app for that." But some apps are simply must-haves--whether for their functionality, their interface brilliance, or just their entertainment factor. Here are ten apps your new iPhone shouldn't be without.
  • With the arrival of its first mobile app, IFTTT is ready for small business

    Posted August 5, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    Keeping up with the growing list of social networks, essential apps, and incoming data streams that have become part of modern online life is difficult for even a Web dabbler. Getting them talking to one another is even tougher, which is where tools like "If This Then That," or simply "IFTTT," have become invaluable.
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    Microsoft's Office Mobile for iPhone app will disappoint most users

    Posted July 9, 2013 - 8:59 pm

    The many quirks and missing features in Microsoft's Office Mobile for iPhone make it a difficult app to recommend.
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    Hands-on with Office Mobile for iPhone

    Posted June 17, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    By now, you've no doubt heard that Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone is now available for iPhone. (Yup, you read that right: It's iPhone-only.) The question is: Should you care?
  • Microsoft Office for iPhone is finally here, and it changes everything

    Posted June 17, 2013 - 1:23 pm

    It's here. Finally. Microsoft is now offering Office Mobile for iPhone. This is huge news for Microsoft Office, huge news for the iPhone, and a game changer for productivity on the go.
  • 10 popular iPhone apps -- blacklisted!

    Posted May 24, 2013 - 9:26 am

    BYOD programs may come with the restriction of apps that consume too much data, risk malware or distract workers. Here are 10 iPhone apps that you're likely to find on a blacklist.
  • Need to control your futuristic bionic robot hand? There's an app for that

    Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:49 am

    Touch Bionics creates the first robotic hand controlled by an iPhone app.
  • Apple sets May 1 deadline for UDID, iPhone 5 app changes

    Posted March 25, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    Apps that don't support Apple's latest iOS device displays are on their way out, as are apps that haven't been updated to address a longstanding privacy concern.
  • Amazon warns users not to install current version of the Kindle app for iOS

    Posted March 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

    Kindle app devotees will want to shy away from the Update All button in the App Store for the time being. Amazon recently released an update to the app, but unlucky upgraders discovered that the app update logged them out and wiped out their stored books.
  • Is your enterprise iPhone app user-friendly?

    Posted February 27, 2013 - 9:30 am

    Mobile enterprise apps running on iPhones, Androids and other smartphones must be "user-friendly." But what does that really mean? A mobile app expert gives a concrete definition.
  • Turn your iPhone or Android phone into the ultimate TV remote

    Posted January 23, 2013 - 11:15 am

    Learn how to control your TV and Tivo with your smartphone or tablet in under a minute.
  • Starter apps for your new iPhone

    Posted December 28, 2012 - 8:32 am

    Congratulations on unwrapping your brand-new iPhone! Undoubtedly, you’ve already fired up the device and are eagerly exploring what the phone has to offer. Now that you’ve learned your way around a bit, it’s time to load your iPhone up with apps, both fun and functional.
  • Great apps for your new iOS device

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 11:03 pm

    Maybe a friend or relation gave you the gift of a new iPhone or iPad this holiday season, in which case you are a fortunate person. Perhaps you were the one who gave the gift of a new iOS device, in which case you are a generous soul. But what apps should go on that new iOS device? Well, that's where we come in.
  • Five great holiday updates to popular iOS games

    Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:35 pm

    Perfect for passing the time as you travel to holiday festivities.
  • 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.
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