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iPhone OS

Apple announces availability of iOS 4.3, March 11th

March 2nd, 2011

After a month long stint in beta-land, Apple’s latest iteration of iOS — version 4.3 — has been rubber-stamped and pronounced ready for public consumption. Demoing the new code at the company’s iPad 2 event today, VP of Engineering Scott Forstall showcased several of the updates new features, including Wi-Fi hotspot creation, a new Photobooth app, and Home Sharing …

Is this why Apple and Google hate each other?

January 31st, 2011

In this month’s Bloomberg Businessweek cover-story entitled Larry Page’s Google 3.0, reporter Brad Stone touches upon what may be the root of ongoing bickering between Apple and Google. While the two companies continue to work with each other in many areas, there is no denying the public hostility they show one another. It’s more than …

Apple to charge for iOS 4 upgrade for iPad?

July 20th, 2010

This particular piece of intel rates high on the rumor-Richter scale, so do take this one with a hefty dose of salt. Stuff.tv is reporting that a source “working on a future iPad app” has informed the online publication that Apple plans to charge users for the privilege of upgrading from iPhone OS 3.2 to iOS 4 on their …

Android gains web marketshare at expense of iOS

June 14th, 2010

Apple’s iOS might be in the most dominant position when it comes to mobile web traffic in North America, but according to Quantcast, it’s Google’s Android that has been fairing best as of late. From May 2009 to May 2010, iOS traffic fell 8.1% while Android saw a 12.2% increase. Impressive for sure, but that …

Flash shown running on the iPhone

June 14th, 2010

Listen. We don’t have a whole lot of details to present to you, but what you see above is a still from a YouTube video that is said to be of an iPhone running Flash at full speed. Before anyone starts getting all huffy and cries out “FAAAKE!” so loud that they wake up their grandma, …

Apple renames iPhone OS, iOS is the new moniker

June 7th, 2010

iWonder if Apple will ever break away from its very sucessful, and very annoying, “i” naming convention. Well, for the time being it doesn’t look like it. Today, at WWDC, Apple announced that the iPhone OS will be renamed and rebranded as simply: iOS. The move makes sense, as the artist code formerly known as iPhone …

Apple announces iPhone 4

June 7th, 2010

“Now stop me if you’ve seen this.” And so Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4. Featuring stainless steel banding around the sides and a glass front, the iPhone 4’s “closest kin is a beautiful old camera.” It’s 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS at 9.3mm thick, which Apple claims makes it the smallest smartphone on …

Adobe announces its Digital Publishing Platform

June 1st, 2010

After Apple decreed that Flash is not welcome on the iPad and iPhone, Adobe was left between a rock and a hard place as it went into damage control mode trying to convince developers not to jump ship as its Creative Suite 5 was being rolled out. Well today Adobe announced its new Digital Publishing …

Rumor: Bing to be default search provider in iPhone OS 4?

May 28th, 2010

TechCrunch is citing a “reliable source” who claims that Bing will be getting the nod as iPhone OS 4’s default search engine once the finalized code is pushed out to the masses. Search rival Google has been the default iPhone search provider since its inception in 2006; an honor for which Google allegedly pays close …