iOS devices took 77% of all mobile device activations in the enterprise market during the final quarter of 2012. All top five slots, and eight of the top ten slots were held by Apple devices. iOS activations grew 8.5% year-on-year.
Popular photo-sharing service Instagram hit a major milestone today, surpassing 100 million active monthly users just over two years after launching. The company, which was purchased by Facebook in September of last year, announced the news today on their blog.
Ad network Chitika says iOS 6.1.2 has already reached the #1 spot of currently installed iOS versions in the U.S. and Canada. Adoption rates have hit 35% in just six days. Chitika’s data comes from tens of millions of browser sessions.
Apple is reported to be denying apps that use the cookie tracking method from entering the iOS App Store. This suggests a more aggressive move to push developers to use its Advertising Identifier technology.
Apple has settled a 2011 lawsuit concerning children who ran up hundreds of dollars of in-app purchases in freemium games. iTunes credits will be given to parents who claim their children made in-app purchases without their permission. There will also be the option of cash refunds for claims over $30.
Following the discovery of an iOS 6.1 security bug that allowed attackers to bypass your iPhone lock screen and access your contacts and voicemails without permission, security researcher and Vulnerability Lab CEO Benjamin Kunz Mejri has discovered a second exploit allowing attackers to perform the same task.
The iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 update, which was seeded to developers last week, will put an end to one of the exploits used in the evasion jailbreak.
One of the frustrating aspects of iOS is the inability to view Mac App Store links, or preview Mac apps offered through Apple’s official store. Although it is understandable to some degree, the limitation can be frustrating. A unique iOS app called Desktop Apps challenges that limitation, allowing you to browse the Mac App Store and view Mac App Store links on an iPhone or iPad.
Apple has posted a new job listing for a ‘Maps Ground Truth Data Specialist’ in Australia. The posting comes as Apple is still working to remedy its incorrect mapping data in central Australia.
The 85th Academy Awards will be televised this Sunday, February 24th on ABC. Do you want to stay up-to-date on all things Oscar leading up to the big telecast at 7PM Eastern and 4PM Pacific? Then be sure to check out the Official Oscars app.
Facebook released a nice update to their iOS app today, bringing free user-to-user voice calling throughout the U.S. and Canada. The feature was introduced about a month ago in the Facebook Messenger app, and has only now been added to the primary app (which is used by far, far more people). Calls can be made over either a WiFi or cellular connection.
The theft of Apple devices is on the rise in New York City, and its running so rampant that the New York Police Department has assigned a team of officers to work with the Cupertino tech giant to get the stolen devices back.
Apple and Samsung combined took a 41.3% share of collective PC, portable PC, tablet and smartphone shipments in 2012. This, from a report by IDC covering “smart connected devices,” which reached shipments of 367.7 million units in the last quarter of 2012, up 28.3% from one year ago.
If you’re an aspiring photographer and not sure where to start, you may get overwhelmed or confused by how in-depth and time consuming it can become. Luckily, there’s a comprehensive photography app on iOS that will guide you throughout the learning process. The Photo Guide takes every aspect and process of photography and brings it into one great guide to combine thorough tutorials with an easy to navigate user interface.
Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple says it fixes the Lock Screen bug reported last week.
Last night, Sony announced the Playstation 4, their next-gen gaming console. Features include allowing gamers to try out new games before buying them, sharing of gameplay videos with friends and the ability to watch friends play their games in a spectator mode. After the event, Sony sent out a press release announcing a Playstation app for iOS.