iOS

  • iMessage so unreliable, users are going back to SMS

    With the launch of iOS5, we got iMessage. Apple’s very own SMS replacement service. The experience is supposed to be seamless, with messages sent to contacts using an iOS device is automatically done via iMessage rather than SMS. This should save some customers still paying for SMS some coin....
  • iOS 5.0.1 fixes battery life, improves Aussie voice dictation

    Apple have released the first update since iPhone 5 shipped. The iOS5.0.1 update release addresses the much discussed battery life issues. It will take a few days of regular use to confirm if this is definitely solved, but Apple say it is. Another improvement is the support for Australia...
  • Apple iPhone announcement: the important bits.

    Image credit: The Verge In typical Apple style, the event this morning started with sales figures. While interesting to some, statistics can be crafted to effectively say what you want. What you’re really after the juicy new details.. so here they are. iOS5 Developers have been flushing out the...
  • Videos from the One More Thing conference

    The One More Thing conference took place last month in Melbourne, providing an opportunity for budding iOS developers to learn from those who’ve been there and done it. Videos from the day are now available online, so if you couldn’t make it on the day, here is your opportunity...
  • iOS App price drop, music and hardware to follow ?

    Today Apple made an important adjustment to the price of iOS apps in the App Store. The cheapest apps that typically go for US$0.99 have translated to A$1.19 since the App Store launched three years ago. The new price lowest price for apps is $0.99, equalling that of the...
  • Will you stop using your location-tracking iPhone / iPad ?

    The internet (and main-stream press) went bananas today with the revelation that Apple’s iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) contains a log of your location data for the past 12 months. Two researches for O’Reilly media published an article and video explaining the very sensitive issue. A file contained within...
  • Microsoft now available on Apple iOS devices

    Everyone’s favourite note-taking application (sans Evernote), Microsoft’s One Note has arrived in the Apple App Store. Available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, its refreshing to see even more Microsoft divisions servicing consumers. Obviously Microsoft sells their own mobile phone platform – Windows Phone 7, but the market penetration...
  • iOS 4.2 beta for iPad released to developers, what’s new ?

    When Steve Jobs announced that iOS 4.2 was coming to the iPad later this year we weren’t sure just how much later that would be. This morning iOS developers got access to iOS 4.2 beta, this was followed shortly after by an email notifying devs to update their apps...
  • Apple Event Summary (The important bits)

    Apple began the event by running through their statistics, the standard pats on the back commence. Some of the numbers are actually quite impressive. Some Apple retail stores now get over 1 million people in a single day. 250,000 Apps in the App Store, 25,000 iPad apps iOS4.1 shipping...
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