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  • 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.
  • TiVo app goes universal, adds support for older DVRs

    Posted July 13, 2011 - 8:24 am

    TiVo first launched its iPad app back in January, but on Tuesday the DVR company unveiled a slew of improvements to the app. In addition to new support for older TiVos, the app now runs on iPhones as well.
  • Apple's popular apps not exclusive to iPhone: Analysis

    Posted May 2, 2011 - 10:06 am

    Apple has the largest app store by a long shot: Currently iPhone users can choose from 350,000 apps. But how many apps do people really use--and should the size of the Apple App Store sway your next smartphone purchase? It shouldn't.
  • Controversial 'gay cure' app pulled from App Store

    Posted March 23, 2011 - 8:54 am

    A controversial app that promoted a 'cure' for homosexuality in the name of Jesus has been pulled from the App Store.
  • Apple's new subscription model: Pros and cons

    Posted February 16, 2011 - 1:06 pm

    Apple recently said it wants a 30 percent cut of all subscriptions sold on iOS devices, including services that offer music, video, newspapers and magazines. But Apple's move may force digital publishers and content providers such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu to think long and hard about continuing to offer apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
  • The developer behind the App Store's 10 billionth download

    Posted January 26, 2011 - 11:07 am

    This past Saturday, Oli Christie, founder and managing director of Neon Play, was too busy putting his kid to bed to answer the phone. Not until he checked his voicemail later that evening did the UK-based entrepreneur learn that his one of his company's iOS games, Paper Glider, had been part of App Store history.
  • TurboTax takes iPhone filing nationwide

    Posted January 14, 2011 - 2:20 pm

    The TurboTax program that lets users file directly from their iPhone has gone nationwide in time for this year's tax season.
  • Apple 'threat to openness of the internet' - Jimmy Wales

    Posted January 14, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has accused Apple of threatening the "openness of the internet".
  • WSJ's concerns over app data-sharing may be overblown

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Privacy breaches? There’s an app for that. Actually, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal, many popular smartphone apps for iOS and Android devices share at least some of your personal data without your permission.
  • iPhone apps slated for secret ad-tracking

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 11:18 am

    Popular iPhone apps such as Angry Birds and Pandora share data about users with advertisers without consent, according to a study.
  • Augmented reality iPhone app tackles color blindness

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    The augmented reality trend in iOS apps often teeters between an awkward gimmick and an awesome way to fight the Empire. But what if you could turn that trend towards helping people? What if, for example, you could use the iPhone to help people with color blindness?
  • Topless girl app could lead to Apple being sued

    Posted December 8, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Danish newspaper, Ekstra Bladet, is reportedly threatening to sue Apple over the iPhone maker's refusal to allow photos of topless women to appear in apps distributed through the iTunes App Store.
  • 10 free iPhone apps for spectacular stargazing

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 10:00 am

    There's a lot to watch in the nighttime sky -- everything from the International Space Station and meteor showers to planets and stars. There are tons of iPhone apps that can help everyone who has a little (or a lot) of astronomer blood in them watch the sky with more authority. Here we take a look at a few of the free apps that can help you out.
  • Mellmo tool expands BI views from iPad and iPhone

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 1:17 pm

    Mellman is set to update its business intelligence app for the iPad and iPhone on Monday.
  • Apple iPhone app manages mainframe

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 9:07 am

    Network management vendor William Data Systems says it has created an iPhone app that lets users manage IBM's z/OS mainframe environment.
  • 10 great iPhone apps for business collaboration

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    In today's infinitely connected workplace, the iPhone's popularity and usability make it a powerful platform for collaboration. With a few downloads from Apple's App Store, you can be managing projects, updating your team, tracking progress and sharing documents from anywhere you can get a signal.
  • iPhone apps that could save your life

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    Move over games and make room for medicine. A growing number of developers are tapping into a treasure trove of U.S. government healthcare data and coming up with innovative iPhone apps that help consumers make better medical decisions.
  • Flashlight app secretly lets you enable iPhone tethering

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 9:24 am

    Handy Light, a newly-available flashlight app for the iPhone, isn't actually a flashlight app at all--it's a sneakily disguised tethering utility that lets you share your phone's Internet connection with your laptop. In other words, it's an app that's surely not long for this world.
  • Apple approves Mozilla's Firefox Home iPhone app

    Posted July 16, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    Mozilla today announced that its Firefox Home iPhone application has been accepted to the App Store, and is available for downloading.
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