iOS Vs. Android App Developers

App developers give brutally honest answers about why they pick iOS over Android

By on December 18, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

App developers give brutally honest answers about why they pick iOS over Android

Much to Android users’ collective chagrin, many top mobile apps seem to come to iOS before they come to Android. We’ve written a lot about the reasons for this in the past but now The Next Web has given five popular mobile app developers a platform where they can anonymously spout off on the real reasons they’re going with iOS over Android first, without any fear of offending Google. Some of their answers are brutally honest and are worth highlighting, even though I personally think many of them are overly harsh. Let’s go through the highlights below. More →

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Google Maps iOS Update Gas Prices Business Hours

What can’t Google Maps do at this point?

By on December 14, 2015 at 12:24 PM.

What can’t Google Maps do at this point?

Google Maps is no longer just about helping you get to where you need to go, and with the latest update to the app for iOS, it will help you save both time and money. Google Maps version 4.13.0, which is now available to download from the iTunes App Store, has added two important new features: Lists of gas prices at nearby gas stations and hours of operation for nearby businesses. More →

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Google Maps Holiday Traveling Tips

Traveling this Christmas? Remember these essential Google Maps tricks

By on December 4, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Traveling this Christmas? Remember these essential Google Maps tricks

Regardless of whether you’re going home this Christmas or whether you’re planning an exotic getaway, the Google Maps app shouldn’t be missing from your iPhone or Android smartphone. The app is now even more useful than ever, as Google added various handy features over the past few months. More →

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App Store Malware

iOS apps aren’t any more secure than Android apps, study finds

By on November 11, 2015 at 4:55 PM.

iOS apps aren’t any more secure than Android apps, study finds

A new security report from Checkmarx claims that the walled garden that is Apple’s App Store may not be the safe haven it’s hyped up to be. The report specifically claims that iOS apps have a greater percentage of critical or high severity security vulnerabilities when compared to Android apps.

For purposes of the report, a critical vulnerability is defined as one “that exposes a major security risk with a direct exploit (not needing user involvement). If exploited, the security threat might cause major damage to the application and/or have major impact on the company.”

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iOS Vs Android Gaming

As a gaming platform, Android still can’t compete with iOS

By on November 10, 2015 at 4:28 PM.

As a gaming platform, Android still can’t compete with iOS

No matter what you think about the Android/iOS divide from either a hardware or software perspective, there’s simply no getting around the fact that many developers still take an iOS-first approach with respect to app development. With games, where development costs are already sky-high, the dynamic is even more pronounced.

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Unsubscribe Email List

New free iPhone app unsubscribes you from annoying email lists in just a few swipes

By on November 6, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

New free iPhone app unsubscribes you from annoying email lists in just a few swipes

Can you imagine how much more productive your work life and your personal life would be if you didn’t have all that junk cluttering up your email inbox every day? You probably don’t even know how your email address was added to half the lists you’re subscribed to in the first place, but here you are with dozens of emails every day that you simply don’t want or need.

There are a few solid options out there to help you unsubscribe from newsletters and other junk mail you don’t want, and now a new free iPhone app called Unroll.me with a unique approach and a sleek user interface can be added to the list. More →

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Google Maps iOS Update Spoken Driving Directions

Google Maps iOS update gives you real-time spoken traffic alerts

By on November 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Google Maps iOS update gives you real-time spoken traffic alerts

Google Maps just keeps getting better and better. The latest update of the app for iOS adds a terrific new trick in the form of real-time spoken traffic alerts that will let you know about traffic jams and accidents as you’re driving. This feature will pop up automatically whenever you’re using the Navigation feature to give you spoken turn-by-turn directions. More →

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Cortana for iOS Beta Sign-ups

Microsoft is now letting anyone sign up for the Cortana for iOS beta

By on November 4, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Microsoft is now letting anyone sign up for the Cortana for iOS beta

Siri, it’s time we had a talk.

It’s not that iPhone users don’t appreciate you, it’s just that you’re rarely more convenient than simply typing something into Google. I can’t even remember the last time I used you, but don’t worry, I’m not getting rid of you — I just think it’s time I explore my options. So I’m giving Cortana a try. More →

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miniwallist-wallpapers

iOS and Android wallpapers: This stylish collection features over 50 minimalistic designs

By on October 21, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

iOS and Android wallpapers: This stylish collection features over 50 minimalistic designs

If you’re looking for some new wallpaper for your smartphone, we recommend checking out Miniwallist.com, a website that features more than 50 different minimalistic wallpaper designs that work with iOS, Android and even Windows Phone. Below we’ll go over some of our favorites. More →

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Apple iPhone iOS Encryption

Apple doubles down on encryption, tells judge it’s ‘impossible’ to unlock new iPhones

By on October 21, 2015 at 7:15 AM.

Apple doubles down on encryption, tells judge it’s ‘impossible’ to unlock new iPhones

As long as a new iPhone is protected by a password, pin, or fingerprint, and it’s running the latest operating system for it Apple can’t unlock it, the company told a U.S. judge. However, Apple can unlock for law enforcement older devices. More →

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iPhone Tricks

5 iPhone tricks you need to know

By on October 20, 2015 at 10:28 AM.

5 iPhone tricks you need to know

With the recent release of iOS 9, we’ve already covered an incredible number of new iOS OS features that both iPhone and iPad users alike can take advantage of. Lost in the shuffle though, are some pretty awesome and helpful iOS tips and tricks that, while perhaps not new to iOS 9, are still incredibly useful and not all that well-known. More →

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iOS App Store Apps Private Data Collection

Hundreds of iOS apps in the Chinese market found to be stealing private user data

By on October 19, 2015 at 7:40 PM.

Hundreds of iOS apps in the Chinese market found to be stealing private user data

Right on the heels of a major malware attack on the App Store, mobile analytics service SourceDNA discovered another potential security breach in the form of private APIs being used in hundreds of apps which bypassed Apple’s app review process to collect private user data without the user’s permission. More →

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