Google is currently holding its Google I/O developer conference, where, AppleInsider reports, it has just announced that it will be giving Google Maps for iOS a facelift, in a bid to make it the number 1 Maps app for iOS. The newly announced revamp includes a redesigned interface, giving a “cleaner” look, and this will be not just in the mobile version, but also the desktop one.
No doubt we live in dangerous times, and with the recent news of the kidnap victims in Cleveland, not to mention horror stories of attacks and crimes against the person appearing in the news with frightening regularity, I’m sure a lot of us have considered downloading one of the various safety alarm and alert apps in the App Store. One such app, Bipper’s bSafe, is supported by Jada Pinkett Smith, who appeared on Piers Morgan Live this week talking about the app, which she has personally invested in so that it can be marketed internationally, and which forms part of her campaign work and activism to end human trafficking and slavery
Attachment 41004 Even if it’s trying hard to penetrate the mobile market, Microsoft is yet to become a notable presence in the portable device environment. Android tablets and the iPad especially have hogged the attention of tech lovers everywhere across the world. For example, the Apple tablet sales have swept past the 141 million threshold, keeping in mind that the total number of tablet sold, reported by IDC, is situated at 253 million.
AppleInsider reports today that iOS continues to make inroads into Android’s share of the mobile Web market in the US, according to new figures from Piper Jaffray. The new figures have lead Piper Jaffray to conclude that iPhone and iPad owners are more engaged with their handsets than Android and other phone users. The data was compiled by Investing Analytics on behalf of Piper Jaffray, and show impressive growth in iOS Web share during the past three months, while Android’s share is shown to be in decline
The always very credible John Paczkowski of All Things D has written a very interesting piece today all about Apple’s plans for iOS 7. Before addressing the style choices made by Jony Ive’s team, Paczkowski begins by confirming that he has heard from “sources who are forbidden to talk publicly about Apple’s plans” that Apple has diverted engineers away from working on OS X 10.9 to work on iOS 7.
A new stream of rumors indicates that social media giant Facebook is avidly trying to become a more permanent presence on the iPhone.
Bloomberg reports today that Time Warner Cable has announced that it is to commence live out-of-home broadcasting via its TWC TV iOS app, which will mean that its customers can watch TWC programmes on the go via the app. According to the report, the move could see Time Warner Cable giving its customers mobile access to as many as 11 live national news, sports and entertainment channels, with the service kicking off tomorrow at 1O a.m
Telltale Games announced today that it is holding a worldwide sale on its award-winning multi-platform game, The Walking Dead, and that includes the iOS version. For the next few weeks, from now until Wednesday, April 10, fans of the smash hit TV show can get the game series at a discounted price, with episodes 2-5 being priced at $2.99 each, or 40% off, and the Multi-Pack bundle of episodes 2-5 costs $9.99, or more than 30% off. The first episode is free to download
Attachment 38257 The latest episode of one of the world’s most famous fantasy game is coming to the iOS. Final Fantasy V will land in the App Store, courtesy of Square Enix
Attachment 37472 Are you a fan of the Firefox browser? If so, you would probably like to see Firefox become available once again for your iOS devices, but according to a new report, you might have to wait a little bit before the option becomes viable
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