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  • iOS 7: How its latest features stack up to Android

    Posted June 11, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    Anyone planning to buy a new smartphone this year can't ignore the slew of updates Apple just made to iOS 7. Here's a point-by-point look at how it compares to Android.
  • Apple reportedly steps up iOS 7 work

    Posted May 6, 2013 - 2:13 pm

    Sleeker, 'flatter' UI design in works at Apple for iPhone, iPad software; September release on track.
  • iOS 6.1.3 fixes lock screen bypass, improves maps in Japan

    Posted March 20, 2013 - 10:32 am

    Apple on Tuesday released iOS 6.1.3, a minor update to the operating system that powers iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. Included in the update is a fix for a recently discovered means of breaking past the lock screen, along with Maps improvements for Japan.
  • Apple releases Exchange fix in iOS 6.1.2

    Posted February 20, 2013 - 11:14 am

    Exchange users plagued by shortened battery life now have respite in the form of iOS 6.1.2. Apple released the update to its mobile operating system on Tuesday, bringing a fix to the issue encountered by many users.
  • iPhone 5 owners report mixed results from iOS Wi-Fi bug fix

    Posted December 18, 2012 - 10:01 pm

    Apple today released an update for iOS that fixes an unspecified Wi-Fi bug in the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.
  • Apple iOS vs. Google Android: It comes down to security

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 4:36 pm

    Which is more secure, mobile devices based on Google Android or Apple iOS? It's not just a theoretical question to IT professionals making decisions about the future use of smartphones and tablets in the enterprise.
  • Fix Passbook's App Store error in iOS 6

    Posted September 21, 2012 - 11:01 am

    Passbook might be the one new feature in iOS 6 that I'm most excited about--it's one step closer to getting rid of my old leather wallet. But I wasn't able to access Passbook's collection of compatible App Store apps, which was a bit frustrating.
  • iOS 6 gobbled up by 15% of iPhone, iPad users in first 24 hours

    Posted September 20, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    Some 15% of Apple iPhones and iPads have been upgraded to iOS 6 in the first 24 hours of its availability, according to Chitika Insights, which gets its data from millions of mobile ad impressions it measures on its network.
  • Google rolls out search upgrades, Voice Search for iOS

    Posted August 8, 2012 - 8:54 pm

    Google is planning to integrate Gmail results into its core search product and turn the previously U.S.-only Knowledge Graph into a global feature, according to an official blog post by Google Search Senior Vice President Amit Singhal.
  • The 6 best new iOS 6 features for business users

    Posted June 11, 2012 - 9:09 pm

    It's official: Apple iOS 6 is coming this fall," and with it some 200 updates and improvements. Although there's nothing I'd call revolutionary (to me the updates seem more akin to iOS 5.5), Apple has baked in plenty of good stuff for business users -- starting with its homegrown Maps app, which is good news for iPhone owners but bad news for GPS-app developers.
  • Can Apple iOS devices gain confidence of IT security pros?

    Posted June 4, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    There's great enthusiasm for using iPhones and iPads in the workplace, but experts say Apple's limited transparency about security issues can make enterprise adoption problematic.
  • The week in iOS apps: Come fly with me

    Posted May 27, 2012 - 7:08 am

    This week’s roundup of iOS apps is another feast for the senses, with offerings that let you pretend to fly through the air, watch the latest shows, read the latest news, or plan that trip to the big city.
  • Jailbreak of Apple iOS 5.1.1 due 'in days'

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 9:55 pm

    Hackers claim to be just days away from jailbreaking Apple devices running iOS 5.1.1, the latest firmware release for iPhones and iPads, letting users load applications from outside of Apple's iTunes App Store.
  • Apple releases iOS 5.1.1

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 9:26 pm

    Apple on Monday released iOS 5.1.1, a small update for the mobile operating system that powers the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
  • Apple iOS 5 reportedly about to go golden

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    Apple reportedly will send the Golden Master version of its iOS 5 mobile operating system to manufacturing partners around the last week of September, and that means a new iPhone could be on the way shortly thereafter.
  • Adobe releases CreatePDF for iOS

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 5:09 am

    Adobe has released its CreatePDF tool for iOS, which aims to bring the same PDF creation features found in Adobe Acrobat to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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