Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) used to rule the mobile roost essentially unchallenged. Until the iPhone was introduced and began eating up its market share. The recent release of the BlackBerry Torch was designed as a counterstrike (its slide out keyboard no doubt an enticement to keep current BB users). However, two international stories threaten to put a damper on the company's comeback.
Wouldn’t it be nice to download your favorite YouTube videos, right from your iOS device? Sure it would, which is why a popular jailbreak app called MiTube exists to do that very thing. After making the leap to the official App Store this week, the free app was subsequently shown the door.
Oh, those nutty case manufacturers and their product leaks which drive Apple so crazy! With the iPad and the iPhone 4 launch behind us, the rumor mill is churning with news of what the fourth generation iPod touch may look like -- and here’s a reportedly “reliable” leak that may hold the answer.
There may appear to be no love lost between Apple and Google these days, but the search giant’s CEO still appears to appreciate the dough they’re seeing from search on the iPhone -- at the same time as he brags about selling upwards of 200,000 new Android handsets each day.
Just yesterday Apple had acknowledged their awareness of the current security hole in the iOS browser. Now today, they are saying that they have a fix already prepared for the loophole, that will be a part of an upcoming update.
Whatever it might be that Apple has planned for Lala--the much-mourned music streaming property that the Cupertino-based behemoth acquired and woefully shut down back in May--they're playing it close to their chest.
While you wait for what we're all hoping will be the awesome power to stream our entire music iTunes music library from the cloud, let Mac|Life show you how anyone with a MobileMe account can start streaming their tunes for free right now. While you won't be able to listen to a playlist you've hashed together, the ability it groove to individual audio files streamed to your iOS device on the cheap is a great first step. Let's get started!
The cat and mouse game between Apple and the iOS hacker community took an interesting turn this week, with the return of a simple, one-click jailbreak that hasn’t been seen since the early days of the iPhone’s existence (iPhone OS 1.1.1, to be exact). Now that it’s so easy to do -- and so easy to undo with a simple restore -- we have a list of the top ten reasons you should go jailbreak your device, right now. Or, you know, right after you read this article first.
If you didn't get a chance to play the epic action RPG Torchlight from Runic Games, you might want to hop on that bandwagon right away. The sequel is on its way for Spring 2011 and it'll include all of your favorite elements of fantasy-themed game play, with some added features. Torchlight 2 will include multiplayer game play, customizable characters, an editor that will enable players to create their own mods with their friends, a new user interface, pets a la MMORPG gameplay, and a retirement system that allows players to transfer features and items from "retired" characters to active characters. No word on whether or not the game will be released for Mac OS X alongside the Windows version.
The Federal Trade Commission settled charges today against Intel. The charges stated that the processor manufacturer illegally tried to cut down competition in the computer chip market. According to the settlement, Intel's past business tactics led to a loss of competition in the market. The FTC hopes to restore the chip market to its previous form, thereby increasing competitive prices.
Kids can run around the backyard without costumes or sets, imagining they’re pirates on rolling seas. Adults playing in an empty black-box theater call this improvising, telling a collaborative story. Sleep Is Death tries to distill this spirit into a computer game. And it’s not fair to call it a game; it’s so much more and less.
If you're a competitive sort who's still rocking an iPhone 3G or 2G iPod touch, this isn't your morning. Buried amongst the changes of yesterday's latest seeding of iOS 4.1's developer build, was the quiet removal of Game Centre support for the two older Apple mobile devices.
It's that time again! What goodies will we get from Apple in the upcoming year? We never really know until Job's makes his announcements, but today iLounge has put together an impressive set of speculations. We know--it's all just rumors, nothing to get too excited about--but it's always fun to play the guessing game. Here's the rundown of what iLounge thinks is up:
The up again, down again consumer spending habit saga continues. This time around, the market research gurus at NPD Group have declared that based upon the sales figures of the 2010 second financial quarter, Android is the king of the hill with the purchasing public, with 33% of all purchased handsets rocking Google's OS. The numbers come to us despite Apple's report of having experienced the best financial quarter in the history of the Cupertino-based company.
Rejoice! According to ChangeWave Research, a survey of iPhone 4 users shows that they experience fewer dropped calls. If this is the case, then perhaps the iPhone 4 antenna issue really isn't as big a deal as everyone is making it out to be.
ChangeWave's study surveyed 213 new iPhone users, who reported that they experienced fewer dropped calls. In June, 6.3 percent of iPhone 3GS users in the study reported experiencing dropped calls. Of the iPhone 4 users they surveyed in July, only 5.4 percent of the sample reported that they had experienced dropped calls.