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  • Why Google Maps for iPhone is good for Apple

    Posted December 13, 2012 - 4:06 pm

    Despite its aesthetic achievements, Apple's Maps app in iOS 6 left a lot of users unhappy. Turns out that the years Google spent building out its mapping data were hugely important; Apple's data--which powered its new Maps app--didn't have the real world, real user testing that Google Maps benefited from. That's why Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to customers over his company's Maps app. And that's why customers are now so excited about Google's new, free mapping app for iPhone. And you know who else is excited about Google's new app? Apple.
  • Find My iPhone update brings direction support

    Posted December 12, 2012 - 12:31 pm

    If you've ever misplaced your phone, you know all too well the feeling of panic that experience can induce. Apple's Find My iPhone app makes it easy to track down your wayward iOS device or Mac; with the latest update the company's made it even simpler to get back to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Privacy leaks are still rampant in kids' apps, FTC reports

    Posted December 11, 2012 - 3:12 pm

    Parents beware: Many iPhone and Android apps designed for children are playing fast and loose with privacy, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
  • iPhone 5's launch leads to 33% spike in AppStore downloads

    Posted December 5, 2012 - 9:51 pm

    Every time a new iPhone launches, AppStore downloads soar -- and app developers cheer.
  • Those free apps can cost you big

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    A new report by Juniper confirms your worst suspicions: Many free Android apps steal your location data, make calls, and access your camera without permission.
  • 25 essential business apps for iPhone 5

    Posted October 20, 2012 - 8:00 am

    The iPhone 5 is here, so it’s time to start loading it up with apps. Here are 25 that should get you started, and should help you convince your IT department that welcoming your iPhone 5 into the corporate network is indeed a good idea.
  • Hands on with Google's YouTube iPhone app

    Posted September 15, 2012 - 7:48 am

    Early Tuesday, Google unveiled a new, standalone YouTube app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The launch comes ahead of Apple’s release of iOS 6, which will no longer ship with a native YouTube app.
  • Walmart experiments with iPhone app checkout system

    Posted September 3, 2012 - 9:37 pm

    Walmart is testing a new system that not only would save the company money but reduce the amount of time customers have to interact with the world's largest retailer's self-checkout machines, an experience some people find annoying.
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    Stay.com app offers travel wisdom from experts, friends

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:55 am

    (Image Caption: Stay.com offers guides to 120 cities, but its list view emphasizes your particular destinations.) If it’s summertime, it’s vacation time. And these days, iOS users have little excuse for getting lost, or not knowing what their options are when they hit town. Among the tools for having that information at one’s fingertips is Stay.com which on Wednesday officially launched the latest version of its iPhone app.
  • Police hunt London riot suspects with 'CCTV' app

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 8:02 am

    The Metropolitan Police have called on Londoners to report sightings of suspects in the London riots last year, using the force's Facewatch iPhone app.
  • Hands on with Facebook Camera for iPhone

    Posted May 24, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    Facebook on Thursday launched Camera, a new standalone iPhone app for browsing your friends' photos and sharing new ones of your own. Were Instagram owned by anyone else, it might be sweating bullets right now.
  • The Week in iOS Apps: wonderful wizardry

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Eat, drink, and be Harry! This week's roundup of iOS apps features new ways to travel, make cocktails, and play games as your favorite Hogwarts wizard.
  • Socialcam hits #1 in downloads and haters

    Posted May 3, 2012 - 11:19 am

    Socialcam hit #1 in downloads at the iPhone App Store Free section, but the app is considered spam and a virus by many.
  • Texas supermarket stocks up on iPhones, Mobile apps

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 7:12 am

    Texas grocery store chain United Supermarkets starts down the iPhone trail with a mobile workforce management app that simplifies communication and keeps shift schedules under control. But this Lone Star chain has only begun circling the mobile wagons.
  • Send voice messages to your team with HeyTell

    Posted April 28, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Remember when companies deployed Nextel phones solely for their push-to-talk (PTT) capabilities? With the press of a button, a caller could enable walkie-talkie-like communications with the office or a co-worker.
  • 5 hot iPhone apps that Android still lacks

    Posted April 7, 2012 - 7:51 am

    With Instagram's arrival on Android, some snobbish iPhone users are making their disdain known for the new users who they claim are crowding and disrupting the Instagram social order.
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    Review: iBooks 2 for iOS

    Posted January 28, 2012 - 8:50 am

    If iBooks were two apps, I'd give the one for reading regular books a higher rating, and the optimized experience a still favorable-though-slightly qualified recommendation.
  • iPad, iPhone app promises to secure confidential documents

    Posted January 23, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    The BYOD popularity of iPads and iPhones can put at risk confidential documents stored or accessed from those consumer devices. The WatchDox iOS app is designed to let enterprise users in financial services, manufacturing and other industries securely view documents on Apple's mobile devices.
  • Apple yanks iPhone tethering app from App Store

    Posted November 29, 2011 - 1:50 pm

    Apple has removed a tethering app for the iPhone that let users share the smartphone's cellular connection to the Internet with a Mac or Windows notebook.
  • iPhone app spotlight: SecureSafe

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 10:22 pm

    The App Store is chock full of password-protection apps, but one of the most popular is SecureSafe, which lets you store passwords, documents and, recently, photos, in a secure folder system in the app.
  • Google fixes Gmail bug, relaunches app for iPhone

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    Google today relaunched its Gmail app for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, two weeks after it yanked a buggy version.
  • Researcher demos iOS security flaw via App Store app

    Posted November 9, 2011 - 9:54 pm

    One of the benefits of Apple’s App Store model is the security it brings to the iOS platform. Since Apple approves each and every application that’s available for download, the chances of a malicious piece of software making it to an actual device are slim—but not impossible. For example, Forbes reports that one security researcher published a seemingly innocuous app that actually contained an exploit, allowing him to run unauthorized code as a demonstration.
  • Free app lets users search their desktop from iOS device

    Posted October 15, 2011 - 8:04 am

    X1 Mobile Search, an app that lets users look at a document or e-mail when they are away from their computer, is now available for free.
  • Dropped from App Store, Siri Assistant to stop working Oct. 15

    Posted October 6, 2011 - 2:24 pm

    Siri may be coming to the iPhone 4S, but Siri Assistant's days as an iOS app are numbered.
  • Skype iPhone, iPod Touch app has security hole

    Posted September 20, 2011 - 12:21 pm

    Skype is working to fix a security hole in its iOS app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows a hacker to steal a person's entire address book. The vulnerability, located in the app's chat message window, can be exploited with JavaScript code. It was pointed out by security researcher Phil Purviance of AppSec.
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