iOS 8 leaked screenshot shows OS X apps, file readers coming to iPhone

We all know iOS has a gluttony of apps. The popularity of the platform was practically built on the famous tagline stating as much, “there’s an app for that,” and — whatever phone fanboyism you may harbor aside — there really is an app for just about whatever an average user would want to do with their phone. However, that doesn’t mean iOS is free of glaring holes. While average users may be completely happy with the platform and its capabilities, it may leave more advanced users feeling a little unsatisfied. Now, though, a leaked screenshot suggests that the upcoming … Continue reading iOS 8 leaked screenshot shows OS X apps, file readers coming to iPhone

Apple iOS 7.1 hits 12 percent adoption

Apple’s latest mobile OS update, released just on Monday, is rising up the ranks, according to stats from ad network Chitika. (Credit: Chitika) Just 45 hours after its release on Monday, iOS 7.1 has snagged 12 percent of all iOS Web traffic seen by Chitika for North America. In this regard, iOS 7.1 adoption has taken off at a rate close to that for iOS 7.0.6, Chitika said Wednesday. Launched on February 21, iOS 7.0.6 reached a 13.3 percent adoption within 48 hours. Given Apple’s notification process for new updates, future minor iOS 7 version updates will likely see comparable … Continue reading Apple iOS 7.1 hits 12 percent adoption

Apple focusing on health fitness software for iOS and iWatch

San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – The iPhone 6 isn’t the only big thing planned by Apple in the near future. The company is also working on software, particularly with the iOS 8, that will focus on mobile medical health. The long-rumored iWatch is also close to becoming a reality and could be announced before the year ends, according to 9to5mac. “A group of senior Apple executives met with directors at the United States Food and Drug Administration in December to discuss mobile medical applications, according to the F.D.A.’s public calendars that list participants of meetings,” the New York … Continue reading Apple focusing on health fitness software for iOS and iWatch

Google Glass Gets More iPhone-Friendly

Google Glass is no longer quite as crippled if you’re using an iPhone now that Google has released its MyGlass app for iOS. The app allows iPhone users to get turn-by-turn directions through their $1500 headgear. It also lets users “screencast” Glass video back to the iPhone, add Glass apps, and manage settings and contacts. Google Glass did work on the iPhone before, but it didn’t support turn-by-turn directions or text messages. Although texting still isn’t available, iPhone users can send messages through Google Hangouts. There’s just one big advantage that Android users still have over iPhone users: With Android, Google Glass … Continue reading Google Glass Gets More iPhone-Friendly

Why Apple’s 2014 won’t be like 2013

It’s not just about the next hit product. Apple is preparing for a future beyond phones, tablets, watches and TVs, in which it’s the premium brand for life in a fully digital age. Hundreds of people await the iPhone 5S and 5C launch at Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) As 2013 draws to a close, Tim Cook is feeling good. The holiday quarter once again proved that Apple’s products and stores can draw a crowd. Pent-up demand for new iPhones and iPads was satisfied once again, and Apple’s reputation as a purveyor of objects of desire … Continue reading Why Apple’s 2014 won’t be like 2013

Windows Phone 8.1 to feature notification centre, voice-based assistant: Report

  Microsoft has been working on a revamped version of its Windows Phone operating system, Windows Phone 8.1 aka Windows Phone Blue, for quite some time now. The Verge in a report has revealed that Microsoft is gearing up to ship its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 with two new features – a notification centre that can be accessed by swiping down from top of the screen, just like Android and iOS, apart from a voice-based assistant believed to be codenamed ‘Cortana’. The report cites sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans, and notes that the Redmond giant has been testing copies of Windows Phone 8.1 internally … Continue reading Windows Phone 8.1 to feature notification centre, voice-based assistant: Report