Ever wanted to have a conversation with a mobile ad, presumably aside from yelling at it to get off your screen? Ads are going to get a lot more chatty soon, thanks to the voice recognition gurus at Nuance.
The big news of the day has to be the discovery of a beta iCloud website, which has the rumor blogs grabbing up paper bags in an effort to stifle their hyperventilation. Seems as if we’ll be seeing new Reminders and Notes web apps as part of the iCloud website, but personally we’d prefer some of the old-school MobileMe settings and features to come back. Oh well, we can’t have everything -- but one thing we can have is a break for the weekend, right after you have a look at the news for this Friday, May 11, 2012.
It’s been awhile since we’ve had some App Store rejection controversy, but this week the Dropbox forums have been filling up with a number of such problems as Apple brings the hammer down, enforcing one of their guidelines to a tee.
Only a few months remain before we hopefully see the release of iOS 5, but until then developers can tinker around with beta 6 for the time being, which has just been made available to developers with credentials.
You can download the new beta release from the developer site after you log in.
Adobe announced the Touch Software Development Kit today that will allow developers to create software companions for Adobe Photoshop CS5 for tablets including our favorite, the iPad. The announcement coincides with Adobe's announcement of CS 5.5.
For a mobile operating system that touts its "openness", it's a bit perplexing that you'd have to root the phone to get any sort of screenshot capabilities. What about developers or technophiles like us who need the easy screenshot utility? iOS scores ten points in this round for the ease of screen capture, that's for sure.
So let's be honest: you're an Android user, you do need this functionality, and you'd like to do so without accidentally bricking your phone and cutting off all communication with the outside world. There's a way to do so, and while it's not as easy as holding together two buttons, it is the best way without accidentally killing your phone. Read along to find out how to use Eclipse and the Android SDK to take screenshots with your Android phone hooked up to your Mac.
She may not be much to look at judging from the images here, but this could be your first glimpse at the long-awaited iPad 2 Camera app (or at least the bottom half of it, anyway) -- but don’t get too excited, the evidence seems to indicate that the tablet may be keeping its current screen resolution.
As we previously mentioned, the Unreal Engine that powers many console-quality games was going to make the move into the hands of iPhone and iPad developers, allowing game developers to create more graphically-rich games for iOS devices. But as Know Your Mobile reports today, the UDK (Unreal Development Kit) may make it's way into the hands of iOS developers very soon.
Apple this morning announced in its App Store Review Guidelines that it will relax all restrictions on the development tools that are used to create iOS apps, and there's some speculation that the Cupertino-based company may allow third-party development tools like Flash. However, this doesn't mean that Apple will allow Flash on the iPhone; it means that developers will be able to use Flash applications (like the GameSalad Mac and iPhone game creator) to piece together an app.
Apple just wants you to be happy. It wants your hardware to play nicely with your software, your apps to be malware free and your user experience to be as smooth as a baby’s butt.
This burning desire to deliver perfection endears Apple to its fan base. But some App Store developers say that Apple’s quest for quality cramps their creativity, and thus, has resulted in apps that aren’t living up to their full potential.