Ding dong, the wicked witch is dead! Okay, maybe it’s not quite a celebration from that legendary scene from The Wizard of Oz, but Adobe’s announcement November 9 that it would be shuttering further development for mobile Flash should certainly be good news to Munchkins -- er, developers -- everywhere, not to mention much-needed relief for long-suffering end users forced to endure such tyranny on their mobile devices. Here are a few reasons why we won’t be missing mobile Flash.
Cell phones aren't exactly ancient technology, though with every year it becomes harder and harder to remember what they were like before our beloved iPhones. The iPhone was released in 2007, but mobile phones have been around since the 70s and have made leaps and bounds since then. From the very first "brick" phone, to the first camera phones and smartphones, this gallery covers all the major milestones in mobile phone history.
Not that this should come as much of a surprise, but new data out today shows Apple's mobile Safari is bar none the dominant player in mobile browsing. The iOS version of Safari is up by a wide margin in terms of mobile browser usage share over competitors.
Despite the screeching headlines claiming we’ll soon be a society dominated by Android devices and that there’s simply no hope for Apple, yet another survey reveals that iOS is still the clear winner when it comes to customer satisfaction, as well as being the preferred mobile operating system.
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.
We’ve heard rumors that Apple is working on a near-field communication (NFC) payment system for the iPhone before, but new details have emerged that may allow users to pay for goods and services with their iTunes account.
Apple may not sell a variety of different cell phone models like everyone else, but that hasn’t stopped them from surpassing rivals like Nokia in terms of income -- particularly with $10.47 billion in iPhone sales the last quarter alone.
In the last few weeks, many pundits have predicted that 2011 will be the year that Google’s Android explodes in popularity -- but at least one major iPhone game developer is planning to keep most of its eggs in Apple’s basket, so to speak.