So there's a rumor making the rounds that Apple might actually release iOS 7 (and maybe even the new iPhone) on September 10, the date when many expect Cupertino to hold its next media event. As much as we'd love for that to be true, we're just skeptical enough to want to ignore such chatter as the mad ramblings of Apple fanboys -- but it would be an interesting surprise from a company who has been a little light on rabbits in its hat these days. While you ponder that, let's get to the recap!
We're back! Summer vacation is now behind us, and boy, it looks like we missed out on some big news over the last two weeks. Pretty much everyone seems to agree that Apple will be announcing the next iPhone on September 10, so we have that to look forward to, but our first August recap has gathered up plenty of other stories you may have overlooked, so let's dig in!
Well, it was bound to happen eventually--ads have finally come to the iOS version of Google Maps. They're called "relevant ads," and they pop up on the bottom of the screen every time you enter a search.
The news just keeps getting worse for Apple on the smartphone front, as evidenced by a new report from research firm IDC (via MacRumors) that shows that iOS takes up a mere 13 percent of the smartphone market share compared to Android's whopping 79.3 percent. At this rate, it's worth wondering if iOS 7 can do much to turn the trend around to previous levels.
Happily, Google's not dragging its feet when it comes to designing certain apps for iOS as well as its own Android system, as seen by today's release of the AdSense app for iOS. The release comes just days after the release of the Google Play version listed last Wednesday.
Apple's done a lot to make Apple TV better over the last couple of months--offering everything from new services like HBO Go and a new "Conference Room" mode for the upcoming iOS 7 release--and now it's making the diminutive device more palatable by slashing the price. Well, kind of. Effective immediately, as AppleInsider reports, you can acquire a refurbished unit of your own for only $75.
Christmas came early late last year as Santa’s elves restored Google Maps to iOS as a third-party app. Seven months later, the mobile Maps has already hit version 2.0 with another stocking full of enhancements, including native support for the iPad. At first glance, Google Maps 2.0 looks identical to the previous version – iOS users were the first to receive this all-new user interface, which finally started arriving on Android devices over the summer. The moment you begin searching, however, changes abound.