On Monday Apple revealed iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Both of these were expected by everyone who has followed Apple’s pattern of software reveals at WWDC for the past few years. But Apple also revealed new power tools for developers that nobody had expected or even imagined would arrive. One of the most significant of these is Apple’s new Metal API to greatly improve graphic performance by removing the limitations and performance impacts created by using OpenGL. Another, and arguably the most significant of them all, is Swift. Swift is Apple’s new programming language. After four years in development and without a single leak, Apple has created and now revealed what will become the foundation of a new generation of applications for...

Some Thoughts on Apple’s Metal API

Though it seems like Apple’s hardware divisions can hardly keep a secret these days due to the realities of mass production, the same is fortunately not true for their...

54 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2014

Apple WWDC 2014 Live Blog

We are at Moscone West in San Francisco for Apple's World Wide Developer Conference. Our live blog begins at 10AM PT/1PM ET.

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2014

Google Updates Maps for Android and iOS with Improvements to Offline Maps, Navigation, and More

Today Google updated its maps application for Android and iOS. Google seems confident enough in the updates that it decided to call this major release version 8.0 on Android...

30 by Brandon Chester on 5/6/2014

A quick look at Google’s new Google Docs and Sheets mobile apps

Today Google released two new applications on Google Play and the iOS App Store. The new apps are called Google Sheets and Google Docs and they are essentially standalone...

11 by Brandon Chester on 4/30/2014

Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 Update: Addresses Touch ID and Keyboard Issues

Hot on the heels of the major 7.1 release, Apple released a new update for iOS on iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. The iOS 7.1.1 update focuses primarily on...

13 by Brandon Chester on 4/22/2014

Spotify Introduces a Major Cross Platform UI Overhaul

Spotify has been quite a busy outfit in 2014, first with their unlimited ad-supported streaming for iOS and Android tablets, followed by discounted student subscriptions in the United States...

8 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 4/2/2014

TeamViewer Releases Version 9 Public Beta

About a year ago, I stumbled across TeamViewer, a remote control/remote access utility. The details of the experience are still vividly clear: I had spent the better part of...

26 by Jarred Walton on 11/5/2013

The iOS 7 Review

There’s no doubt about it, this iOS update is one of the largest in Apple’s history. In the wake of the iPhone 5 launch, there was a considerable amount...

146 by Brian Klug & Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2013

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time on iOS

Over the past several years, I’ve wasted invested more time than I care to admit to the slaying of zombie hordes with the help of my plant minions. (Truth...

33 by Jarred Walton on 8/15/2013

Apple Not Throttling iPhone or iPad Cellular Throughput via Carrier Bundles

Yesterday there were some allegations made about whether Apple is intentionally throttling cellular data throughput on iPhones and iPads via some files used for network provisioning. The original source...

39 by Brian Klug on 6/6/2013

TeamViewer 8 Released, with Windows 8 and Retina Support

TeamViewer is one of those applications that some people have heard about and love, while others have no idea what it is. At its core, TeamViewer is a remote...

30 by Jarred Walton on 12/6/2012

The iOS 6 Review: Maps Thoroughly Investigated and More

By this point, we’re all familiar with Apple’s revised release cadence for iOS and iOS devices. Introduce a new iOS release at WWDC, beta test it through to the...

104 by Brian Klug & Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

Some Impressions and Benchmarks from Chrome on iOS

Earlier today, Google announced Chrome for iOS (iPhone and iPad), and thanks to Richard Gaywood finding a direct link to the App Store, I got the chance to play...

52 by Brian Klug on 6/28/2012

Google announces Chrome for iOS - iPhone and iPad

Google has just announced that Chrome is coming to the iOS App Store later today for iPad and iPhone at Google I/O 2012. Chrome on iOS looks superficially identical...

15 by Brian Klug on 6/28/2012

iOS 6 Beta Today, Shipping This Fall

Wrapping up our coverage on iOS 6 are the shipping details. A beta is available today, the final version will be shipping this fall. The iPhone 3GS and later...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Lost Mode in iOS 6

iOS 6 will also feature Lost Mode, allowing you to send a phone number to your missplaced iPhone. Anyone who finds it can just tap the phone number on...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

iOS 6 Maps

Apple has built its own Maps service into iOS 6. Apple did all of the cartography for the maps and the app now supports turn by turn navigation. Siri...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

iOS 6 Passbook Organizes your Boarding Passes, Store Cards, Ticket Stubs

A new feature of iOS 6 is an app called Passbook that lets you keep all of your boarding passes, ticket stubs and even store cards in one common...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

iOS 6 Safari

A feature we discussed earlier today on the Mac, iCloud tabs are enabled via iOS 6. Using iCloud tabs you can view all open Safari tabs across all of...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

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