Apple just released an updated build of their Xcode 4 preview. Why would a person need Xcode, you ask? If you're into developing Mac or iOS applications, it's just about the only way to go. As to why a person would care about the new version of Xcode, it's a massive rewrite, featuring a rearranged application interface, fully integrated Interface Builder -- trust us, it's a huge deal -- a rewritten debugger, and even a new Fix-it feature, which not only knows what's causing the bug in your software, but can actually fix it for you.
With a third beta of iOS 4.3 released to developers this week, everyone is wondering when Apple might release the official version for all to enjoy. According to a review of the Verizon iPhone by New York Times writer David Pogue, it may be soon.
Sometimes you find out an app you've never heard of has been in the App Store top 100 for a ridiculously long time. Sometimes they’re apps that you’ve never downloaded -- none of your friends have downloaded -- nobody you know has ever even played it. We decided to put a few "classics" through the ringer and then speculate absurdly about what the true connection for these Top 100 hangers really is.
Google’s iOS app invasion continues this week, this time with Google Shopper, which helps shoppers find information on products they’re interested in buying by cover art, barcode, voice or text search.
There are plenty of great choices to read web content distraction-free, and two of the best are teaming up for the launch of the new Readability.com website, with the developer of Instapaper providing an official mobile app in the near future.
If you're an Apple purist, you might want to consider skipping this post for fear of suffering permanent emotional scarring, as it seems that an intrepid member of the iOS Jailbreaking community has figured out a way to shoehorn Windows Phone 7's interface onto an iPod touch. The Horror. The Horror.
The iPhone’s touch interface and crisp Retina Display make it a surprisingly adept platform for all sorts of games, from sports and shooters to action hits and puzzlers. A seemingly endless array of options can be found in the App Store, but for surefire gaming fun without delay, here’s some of our recent favorites.
You’ve got to hand it to Google -- they may not be quick on the draw with features coming to iOS, but eventually they do get around to bringing their desktop-based browser features to Mobile Safari. The latest appears to be the “Instant Previews” feature.
One of the coolest additions to last year’s Macworld Expo was the addition of the Mobile Applications Showcase, a section of the show floor dedicated to iOS developers and their wares, which returns for Macworld 2011.
One category of iOS app that’s really pushing the boundaries of the platform is music, which is making a splash at Macworld 2011. In addition to a number of iOS software and accessory developers on hand to show off their wares, the expo also features a section of the show floor dedicated to iOS and Mac music, the Macworld Music Studio.