SMB email management company Intermedia says 190,000 iPhones and iPads were activated on its network in the first ten months of 2013, while a mere 29,000 devices activations were tallied for second place Samsung.
After what has seemed like an eternity since the first iOS 7.1 beta (nearly 4 weeks – an unusually long span in the iOS beta release timeframe), Apple has finally released the second beta of iOS 7.1 to developers. The first beta included a number of bug fixes, a new Yahoo logo, fixes for some connection issues.
Evernote for iOS gets an update today, and version 7.2.0 sports a new Business Card mode that allows you to scan business cards with your device’s camera, turns it into an editable contact note, connects to LinkedIn, and will even automatically send your contact information to your new contact. Nice.
Pebble, makers of the popular Pebble smartwatch, have announced the release of the version 1.14 firmware for their popular piece of wearable technology.
Among the new features introduced by Apple in iOS 7 is the ability for apps to continue refreshing their content in the background when you aren’t actively using them. While this is generally useful, some users feel the desire to disable the feature. Here’s how it’s done!
OK Star Wars fans, here’s your geek news of the day – Warner Brothers Entertainment has released LEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga for iOS. Unfortunately, while the initial “episode” is free, it seems they’ll FORCE you to reach into the DARK SIDE of your wallet to pay for the rest of the saga. (See what I did there?)
An Android feature many iOS users have long lusted after may finally be available at their fingertips, as developer Flesky has capitalized on the simplification of iOS 7 code and has come up with a way to add alternative keyboards to iOS apps.
Google released a minor, albeit welcome, update to their popular Maps app for iOS today, adding a single intriguing feature: The ability to view flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations that have been sent to your Gmail account! Google Maps has already proven to be great competition for Apple’s own iOS Maps app – and this is just icing on the cake.
If you’re like a lot of iPhone or iPad power users, or have had an iOS device for a long time, changes are you have a whole mess of apps installed on your device. Even if you organize your apps into folders, it can be hard to keep track of what exactly you have installed – and which folder you abandoned carefully filed an app into.
Spotify announced today that it is expanding its free streaming option to all devices. Users of Spotify’s free service can now listen to music tracks and albums via the Spotify app for iOS and Android devices.
Angry Birds Go! has “karted” its way onto iOS devices, as developer Rovio attempts to bring Mario Kart-like gameplay to Apple’s popular devices.
A new app claims it can reduce the need for reading glasses. While it may be hard to take an app such as GlassesOff seriously, it apparently has some scientific backing, as a study by the journal Scientific Reports has found the program actually improves letter recognition by 1.6 times.
Twitter has launched a major new version of their iOS app today, featuring a brand new design with vastly improved swiping and easier access to direct messages. And speaking of direct messages, Twitter for iOS 6.0 delivers a welcome new feature in that category as well: The ability to send images via DM!
The holiday season is upon us – and among other things, that marks the return of Apple’s annual ’12 Days of Christmas’ promotion. This time, however, Apple has done things a little bit differently. This year, the app is called “12 Days of Gifts,” and for the first time EVER, Apple has included the U.S. in the party!
Gene Munster, analyst with Piper Jaffray, has regularly tested and rated Siri’s accuracy in correctly interpreting and answering queries. He has released his latest version of the Siri “report card,” and he says Siri has improved under iOS 7.
Pandora has updated their iOS app to give it an iOS 7 sense of style, and has also added an alarm clock feature that allows users to wake up to one of their custom radio stations.