Google has updated their Google Maps app for iOS to version 3.2.0 today, adding new functions such as search result descriptions that appear directly on the map, and the ability to view search results either on the map, or in a list.
Apple is continuing its efforts to be open about the upcoming Swift Programming Language that will be going live this fall alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The latest in Apple’s effort to get info out to developers, a new blog covering the language.
The Chinese state-controlled media is once more coming after Apple, as a Friday afternoon report from China Central Television has labeled the location tracking features in Apple’s iOS devices as a “national security concern.”
It was six years ago today that Apple debuted their new App Store. The new store, enabled via iPhone OS 2, and an update to iTunes, opened up the world of third-party apps to users of Apple’s iPhone.
“Hello, Newman!” Very soon your iPhone using man-hands may be able to send a text message about nothing using emojis based on the popular ’90s sitcom “Seinfeld.”
The members of the National Federation of the Blind have approved a resolution to begin a new campaign to convince Apple to consider accessibility when they are approving apps for the App Store.
A Beijing court has ruled against Apple’s attempt to throw out a claim that the company’s virtual personal assistant Siri infringes on a patent held by a Chinese company.
Apple has added features to its Health app in the current iOS 8 beta. The app can now access the iPhone 5s’s built-in M7 motion coprocessor to track the number of steps a user makes each day, and caffeine has also been added to the already lengthy list of nutritional categories that can be tracked by the app.
Apple has released Beta 3 of iOS 8 to developers, which brings numerous improvements, and bug fixes to the beta mobile operating system. Here’s are some of the new features.
Apple’s new programming language, “Swift,” received some nice Beta 3 love today, right along with the new betas of Xcode 6 and OS X Yosemite.
Apple has today seeded the third beta of both iOS 8 and Xcode 6 to developers. The new beta comes three weeks after beta 2. Reports late last month indicated the third beta of iOS 8 would drop on July 8th.
Facebook has updated its Messenger app for iOS, adding a full iPad version to the mix. The iPad version takes advantage of the tablet’s larger display, and includes the same calling features as are found on the iPhone and iPhone touch version. Oh, and those sticker thingies are in there too…
Have you been wanting to learn how to develop apps for the iPhone, iPad, but you wanted to wait until iOS 8 and the new Swift language were officially released? Well wait no more!
Google has followed Apple’s lead in buying Beats Electronics and Beats Music, by acquiring its own music streaming service, Songza.
AgileBits recently released an iOS 8 beta version of their popular password manager app, 1Password, that takes advantage of two new features of iOS 8′s new APIs allowing developers to use the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and Extensions, which allow developers to integrate their own software into share sheets with other apps.
Mid-June saw a report from The Wall Street Journal claiming that Nuance, the company behind the speech recognition technology that powers Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, was in talks to be acquired by Samsung Electronics. A new report, this time from Wired, says Apple is putting together its own in-house speech recognition team to power future versions of Siri.