Since 2009, foodies have coveted Foursquare as the best way to find and share favorite haunts. But earlier this year the company boldly evicted the second half of that equation, putting rival Yelp squarely on notice in the process.
Yelp is occasionally a godsend when you're on the road and you're looking for neighborhood eats, but until now its iOS incarnation has been severely hampered by an inability to write full reviews straight from your iPhone. That all changes today, as Yelp has finally delivered the long-awaited feature with its latest update.
Now that Apple's built-in Maps app finally includes turn-by-turn navigation, makers of traditional GPS navigation products like Magellan are trying to find new ways to market their services to the iOS crowd.
Now that an official Google Maps app for iOS has arrived, Apple is likely feeling the pressure to improve its own built-in app even more -- and a new report this week claims they may get some help from Foursquare for doing just that.
Microsoft took the wraps off its upcoming Office 365 products at an event earlier today, but there's plenty of other tech news keeping us busy here today as well. Steve Jobs pleading with Yelp not to sell to Google? Check. iOS 6 Beta 3 now available? Check. OS X Mountain Lion released to the public? Sorry, not yet. Just wanted to make sure you were still paying attention on this manic Monday, July 16, 2012.
Still longing for speed dial on your iPhone after all these years? Although Launch Center Pro can do far more than that for power users, the app is also the best way to initiate contact with loved ones with ninja-like precision.
We’ve heard all the horror stories about long App Store approval times in the past, although developers by and large seem pretty happy about the way Apple is doing things these days. One major exception appears to be WhitePages, who is debuting their latest app on Android first because of frustration with Cupertino’s approval process.
Ready for your summer holiday? Who isn’t? Researching, planning, and booking can, for many, be as much fun as the actual vacation itself. The anticipation, the build-up of excitement, and no opportunity yet for lost luggage, wet weather, or “gastric difficulty.” Regardless of careful planning, once you get there you may need new things to do, places to see, treasures to find. Turns out your iPhone or iPad can be your best travel companion, getting you into places and out of jams. Follow along and you’ll be well on your way to the best vacation ever.