In what proves to be yet another indication of Nokia's eagerness to compete with Apple in the booming app marketplace, the struggling phone maker is ramping up efforts to boost software development for the Ovi platform by sweetened the pot for developers so to speak. Today it was announced that Nokia is purchasing analytics firm Motally.
"The Finnish company says the acquisition Friday
Those concerned with lagging iPhone 3G performance with iOS 4 may soon get some assistance from Apple. According to a new email from Steve Jobs (as reported by MacRumors), the folks in Cupertino are readying a software update to address the widely reported lack-of-speed incumbent on many iPhone 3G's running the latest iOS. The news follows reports from late July in which Apple openly acknowledged
One of my favorite apps is Five Icon Dock. I'm not quite sure why I am so attached to it still with things like InfiniBoard and Folders, perhaps it's just stuck because it was one of the first tweaks I ever used on my first Jailbroken iPhone.
Nonetheless, I've come to the generalization that the iPhone likes fives. There is enough screen "real estate" that, ultimately, sets of fives can give you twice as much at your fingertips in less gestures.
Today's breakdown is Apps all about fives. You can find any one of these in Rock or Cydia
Several months ago, we first began reporting about the increasing prevalence of mobile technology in the world of organized crime - like the Italian customs agents who made international headlines earlier this year for breaking up a phony iPhone ring. Now, a similar iPhone has been busted. But this one actually involved real iPhones.
In what could be a futuristic development for future iPhones (and iPads and iPods as well), this week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shed light on something Apple may be tinkering with. A patent application out of Cupertino suggests that Apple wants future iDevice to recognize and react to individual users.
Simply put, the iDevices could be "taught" to identify a user based on their appearance, detected heartbeat,
The long awaited SwirlyMMS has been released for the iPad 3G just a few hours ago. This handy app brings the ability to send MMS and SMS Text Messages straight from your iPad. Yes, you MUST have an 3G enabled iPad, and your carrier plan should include something for Text Messages as well.
Many of you are probably familiar with SwirlyMMS for the iPhone and iPod, as they were one of the first teams to add MMS
Here's a headline involving Verizon and Apple that you may not have been expecting. Unlike the plethora of Verizon iPhone rumors that continue to populate the web before any concrete evidence of such a development has been made public directly from the wireless carrier, we are hearing about much more plausible Apple-Verizon pairing in the near future. And this one involves the iPad.
I'm not sure how Apple is going to feel about this.
As it turns out, Justin Long, star of the popular "Get a Mac" TV spots from Apple, is among us. That is, he's in our "community," if you catch my drift. And while Justin's former bosses in Cupertino may not be thrilled with this revelation, Justin Long obviously isn't just playing a contemporary, cutting
The popular video sharing service Vimeo has joined the Apple bandwagon, effectively shunning Flash in favor of a new embeddable HTML5 video player optimized for both the iPhone and iPad. Even though Vimeo introduced an HTML5-based video playback site in early 2010, this is the first time Vimeo has made it possible for users to embed vids with this new "Universal Player."
Today is a special little feature. I've gathered some of the best and most used app recommendations from the MMi Staff, and here is what we consider to be worthy of almost always being installed on our iDevices, dubbed as our "Most Used Apps".
Here is how I will do this. After asking each of the staff members their top picks, I will list the apps from the most common first, and then I'll show each staff member's top picks.
Here are the top 5 Apps that are installed on at least 3/5 of all of MMi Staff's devices. Don't foget to let us know what apps YOU use most, and share your experiences.
PC World is reporting that Apple may release a new iPad in December. According to the report, Apple is tinkering with a new tablet that sports a 7-inch touchscreen (a mini-iPad, so to speak) and may roll out before the end of 2010. The source of the report is the Economic Daily News, major Chinese-language Taiwanese newspaper. This news comes on the heels of a source code discovery deep
Several months ago, rumors began swirling that Apple was interested in an entirely fresh batch of star power to help push the new slate of Apple products in 2010. So far, however, the "star power" of the devices themselves have been adequate to achieve juggernaut sales and deplete international inventories on a frequent basis.
But all signs continue to point to one unlikely