Apple published an updated chart on its developer Web site for the iOS App Store, which shows that iOS 7 is now on 74 percent of all iOS devices. This means adoption of the operating system has grown 10 percent since numbers last reported in October.
Currently sitting atop the top free app spot in the App Store is an app called Flipagram. The concept behind the app is to help you create what amounts to a slideshow using nothing more than your iOS device. The app -- a universal binary -- works on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Upon launching the app you can connect your Facebook and Instagram accounts to it, or rely on photos stored in your Camera Roll to curate your short video.
You can place as many photos, or "Moments" as the app refers to them in your … Read more
Are you ready for iOS gaming to evolve to accept buttons? The long-rumored Logitech iOS game controller, the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery, is finally official and is available to order today for $99.99. And yes, it does look exactly like we expected. I got a chance to play with one myself at CNET's offices to learn a little more about it.
Games in the App Store are already getting quite advanced, but when it comes to classic-style games, having real buttons would be a big help. And these controllers are finally here, just in time for holiday shoppers … Read more
iPod.iTunes for Mac helps you detect and transfer missing songs, videos, podcasts, or playlists from your iPod to your Mac or the other way around, without deleting existing files on the target device/computer or creating duplicates. It comes with a convenient wizard that makes file transfer easy and a couple of other nice features. If you want file transfer capabilities that iTunes doesn't offer, this app is for you.
Once launched, iPod.iTunes quickly populates a list of missing items in the main section of the application interface, displaying basic information such as name, artist, album, size, … Read more
That's one of the details from "Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products," a new unauthorized biography about Apple's designer in chief that hit stores today. It's chock-full of tidbits about the designer, but many of the interesting insights revolve around the details and personality of Apple's notoriously secretive industrial design group.
The reason behind iOS 7 defaulting to minute increments for calendar appointments is beyond me. Have you ever scheduled a meeting for 8:03? I know I haven't.
In previous versions of iOS, the calendar would increment by 5 minutes, which makes a lot more sense. As it turns out, iOS 7 offers the same functionality, you just need to change a simple -- but hidden -- setting.
As WonderHowTo pointed out, a quick double-tap on the minute column when adding an appointment will change it from 1 to 5 minutes.
Sadly, the change doesn't remain in place; … Read more
Owners of the Wi-Fi-only iPad and iPod Touch will be able to download and use BlackBerry Messenger before the end of the day.
BlackBerry confirmed Thursday that updates to BBM for Android and iOS will start to roll out as free downloads during the day.
Available through the Apple App Store, the iOS edition of BBM will offer several enhancements. Tops on the list is support for the Wi-Fi-only iPad and iPod Touch. But there's more in store.
You'll also be able to invite a BBM contact to your BBM groups via e-mail, a handy option if you … Read more
I can't say enough good things about TT Games' Lego series, which have brought everything from Batman to Harry Potter to "Star Wars" to life in glorious brick form.
And last year's Lego Lord of the Rings was among the best yet, an epic and thoroughly entertaining game version of the entire three-movie series. Of course, you needed a PC or game console to play it.
One of the many new visual effects added in iOS 7 is a blur effect. You have no doubt seen it on a daily basis if you use an iOS device running the latest version of iOS. By pulling up Control Center, or using the keyboard in most apps (especially Messages) you've seen how objects in the background are blurred out by the graphics being layered on top.
It's a neat magic trick, and definitely adds a bit of depth to iOS. But not everyone is going to be amused by seeing app icons or chat bubbles blurred … Read more
Apple's iPod business has shrunk to the point where the company no longer even mentions it among its main product list at quarterly earnings. And while unveiling this year's latest iPhones last month, Apple rolled out a new iPod color without little fanfare.
Some way to treat a product that sold 26.4 million units in the past 12 months and helped pave the way to the company's current riches.
But as time goes by there's simply no arguing that the iPod has become a less important Apple product, especially because it generates less and less … Read more