We know we've certainly had a toasty summer here in the States. We also know that our cellular devices can have a hard time keeping cool, especially the iPhone at times. Apparently in Asia, iPhone users are also beginning to discover that the device also doesn't really take well to 95 percent humidity either.
It's always been a bit of a pain to integrate our beloved Gmail and Google Calendar with our Apple devices. Syncing Google Calendar requires setting up an Exchange account--an extra hoop that makes Google syncing a lot less effortless than something like MobileMe. Thankfully, Google has given all of us loyal users a handy solution--Push notifications for their own mobile app!
When I was a kid, we played videogames with plastic Atari controllers—mine had teeth marks on the joystick for some reason. But time marches on, and now we play with all kinds of futuristic implements: a plastic Fender Stratocaster, motion-sensing nunchucks...and a sophisticated dual-camera, Wi-Fi equipped, iPhone-controlled quadricopter.
Yes, really. Not only is the AR.Drone a mind-blowingly cool toy and efficient way of making nerdy new friends at the park, its support for augmented reality gaming could really help it take off (ooh! pun!) if developers jump on the open platform. At press time, no games were ready, except the built-in "Drone Wars" which requires two copters, one more than we had. But the potential for awesomeness is clear.
It’s been relatively quiet of late in the world of App Store rejections, but an interesting one popped up over the weekend from the developer of Read It Later, the popular iPhone app which allows you to save text for reading at a later date.
There were light fingers this week; there was at least one snowy white iPhone 4 in the Great White North; there were apps galore; emails from Steve; more incredible impossible hard-to-credit stuff from Piper Jaffray, which seems to specialize in pixie dust and random guessing; and there was Google and Verizon, trying to make us hate them more than we hate AT&T. Oh yeah, there was also Mac|Life, where all of this makes sense.
Whether you’re just getting into iOS development, or you’re a seasoned pro coding away since 2008, sometimes you need a few resources to pull off a successful application. Otherwise, your apps could get lost in the dark corners of the App Store. To help you build the best app you can, we've gathered our ten favorite resources for iOS developers. These tools can help you throughout planning, developing, and managing your applications in the App Store.
Staying organized is difficult when life gives you lemons. Fortunately, there are a whirlwind of applications that can help you keep tabs of all that is going on around you. If you're prone to doing more than three things at once, it's also nice to have your computer or mobile device keep you on top of everything. Read on for a list of the best free apps that will help you keep all of your eggs in one basket. It's better late than never.
For those of you running iOS 4 on your iPhone 3G, you know it's unbearably slow. So slow, in fact, that you may have followed our guide to downgrade your iOS to get it running back in its original state. Well, Steve Jobs, the man himself, says an update that will fix sluggish performance should arrive soon.
After numerous delays, you might be wondering if a white version of the iPhone 4 truly exists (beyond Apple’s website tease, that is). Indeed it does, as one luck son of a -- er, dude -- shows in a video unboxing up in Ontario, Canada.
Granted, we all know about the amazing Retina display on the iPhone 4, and it's great ability to capture pictures. Ever thought about pairing it up with a telescope to capture something out of this world? Well, somebody did.