Tag: iOS

Siri – on the move.. part 2

After sorting out using Siri whilst walking..  See here.. I decided to turn my attention to the car.. Sure, there are various solutions that enable you to do simlar things in the car, but they’re all quite expensive. I wanted to use Siri, be able to do hands free …

Siri – on the move..

Ever since I started using my iPhone 4S I’ve been using Siri more and more. It’s incredibly useful. Almost immediately I could see great benefits. Walking to work – pick songs / playlists, make calls, read and compose text messages etc.. all without removing your phone from your …

Coolsmartphone Recommended App – Zinio

Can you read? Yes? Well in that case this app will be right up your street. Zinio is a magazine reader. It lets you read digital versions of popular magazines. My first thought when I saw this was that it was going to be expensive. Then I saw …

Apple admits battery issues with iOS5 – fix incoming

Apple admitted today that a number of bugs have been identified in iOS5 which have caused battery issues for some users.. the full quote is as follows “A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” Apple said in a statement …

More Android apps than iOS apps now downloaded

Downloaded an app recently? Android now accounts for some 44% of all application downloads according to stats – that’s compared to 31% for Apple. ABI Research research now shows that Android is the leader in market share. Lim Shiyang, Research Associate, states.. Android’s open source strategy is the …

iOS 5 Is Here!

Apple have made iOS 5 available to the public. At 6:06PM I plugged my iPhone 4 into iTunes clicked update and away it went. Be sure to update to iTunes 10.5 before you try to update though. iTunes 10.5 also includes the long awaited iTunes Match which has …

iOS5

For those of you waiting for iOS 5, from past experience Apple will most likely wait till the usual release times. Since I have been a Fanboy, updates for iOS devices have come at specific times; 10AM PST 1PM EST 6PM GMT etc… I am hoping not to …

WordPress iOS App

The WordPress iOS app recently received an update. Now running on Version 2.9 it now includes some excellent extras. A rich editor has now been added and replaced the old one, use Quotes, Hyperlinks or Code tags frequently? No problem, it’s now easier. Above the keyboard you get …

iPhone 5 Almost revealed

Apple bosses are probably sitting in their offices with a big fat smile on their faces. Rumours, blurry photos and overheard release dates are keeping “iPhone 5” at the top of every search engine and Twitter search. Today this shot appeared on case-mate.com but it swiftly vanished again. …

Get social – Blendr available for iOS

If you’re gay you may have used the Grindr app to quickly locate and socialize with local men. Using GPS technology it’ll map out other guys close to you, then you can share pictures and information straight away. Now the makers of that app have created Blendr, a …

Google launch Music Beta mobile web app

Although Google launched a native Android app alongside Music Beta, iOS users have so far been left out in the cold. However Google have now released a new mobile web app, allowing easy access to your cloud library through a browser.

Android almost doubles UK market share according to report

Just in case you weren’t aware, Android is continuing to rise in popularity. Research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows the sheer seismic shift in the market share for Android. Android now has a 47.1% share of the smartphone market here in the UK, with BlackBerry some distance behind …

Facebook launch Messenger for Mobile

Facebook have announced the imminent launch of new messenger apps for Android and iOS. The app allows you to easily chat with your friends either one to one or in groups. The apps integrate with Facebook Messages and aggregate all your messages including texts, chats and emails. This …

Hungry House for iPhone

Now right away I can see advantages to this app. I travel frequently on business and am often looking through the Hotel’s/B&B’s brochures for local take-outs before making my mind up. In the past I’ve found that some unscrupulous take-outs remove competitors menu’s from the stands.. oh dear. …

Cut the Rope sequel out now (updated)

Zeptolab will be releasing a sequel to the much loved Cut the Rope later today. The original has been raking in the cash on iOS for many months now and also found it’s way to Android back in June. The new game is dubbed Cut the Rope: Experiments …

Apple release iOS Beta 4

Following quickly on the heels of Beta 3, Apple have now released iOS 5 Beta 4 into the wild. For the first time, the beta takes the form of an OTA update, removing the need to faff about with iTunes. It’s not the biggest update but for some …

ITV Player hits the App Store

Following on from its Android release, ITV’s catch up service is now also available on Apple’s wonder phone (and iPod Touchs/Touches). You can use it to catch up on all your favourite shows from ITVs 1-4. Somewhat interestingly, the app forgoes iOS’s usual UI conventions and is pretty much …

iOS gets custom notification tones

iOS users rejoice! Along with proper notifications, an improved lock screen and all that iCloud goodness, Apple have also (finally!) introduced another long-standing feature from other mobile OSs. Hidden away in the Settings app in the newly released iOS 5 Beta 3 is a menu allowing customisation of …

iOS 5 Beta Hands On

For the last week I’ve had a chance to play with the beta of iOS 5 that Apple released to developers at WWDC. The only official way to currently get your hands on it is through a registered developer with access to the iOS SDK. For everyone else …

WWDC Rumours: iOS5 could feature ‘Automatic Download’

MacRumors.com recently found something rather interesting while searching for an iTunes update. Above is their screenshot of a section of the iTunes updates page, where a potential new feature of iOS5 was revealed. The final sentence suggests that devices running iOS5 will have the ability to wirelessly download …