iOS

Path Reaches Settlement With FTC Over iOS Privacy Issue, Fined $800,000

Path Reaches Settlement With FTC Over iOS Privacy Issue, Fined $800,000

Last year, Path – the social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service received a lot of negative publicity when Singapore based developer and blogger discovered that Path’s slick iPhone app uploads your entire address book to its servers.

Apple was also criticised for giving developers far too much access to address book information without requiring a user prompt.

iOS 6.1 Adoption Already Hitting More Than 20%

iOS 6.1 Adoption Already Hitting More Than 20%

It’s only been a few days since iOS 6.1 has been out, but data from Onswipe—makers of mobile optimized websites—shows over 20% of iOS traffic is using iOS 6.1. In contrast, it took a week for iOS 6 traffic to hit 44%.

Analyst Maintains “Buy” Rating for Apple Stock Citing iOS Stickiness

Analyst Maintains “Buy” Rating for Apple Stock Citing iOS Stickiness

Apple’s stock has been on a downward spiral lately, amidst concerns about the company’s future and a couple of inaccurate reports. Most analysts, who were at once very optimistic about Apple, have now lowered their stock price predictions for the company, but Chris Whitmore from Deutsche Bank maintains his “buy” rating for AAPL stock.

iOS 6 Running on Nearly 300 Million Devices and Growing

iOS 6 Running on Nearly 300 Million Devices and Growing

Not only did iOS 6.1 come out today, but Apple released (an unprecedented) press release about it too. In the release, mixed in with expanded LTE carriers and other tidbits about iOS 6.1, was a quote by Phil Schiller about how fast iOS 6 adoption has been.

Apple TV Updated With Bluetooth Keyboard Support, Up Next, and iTunes in the Cloud

Apple TV Updated With Bluetooth Keyboard Support, Up Next, and iTunes in the Cloud

As you’d expect, just as iOS 6.1 drops for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, there is an Apple TV update as well. And this is a good one too because in addition to Up Next (like iTunes 11) and iTunes in the Cloud, Apple TVs now supports Bluetooth Keyboards.

How to: Create a Super Strong Device Passcode with Accented and Alternate Letters

How to: Create a Super Strong Device Passcode with Accented and Alternate Letters

Most of us have a device password set. You know a four digit passcode to keep folks out of your iPad or iPhone when you’re not looking. There are some of folks who don’t think 10,000 different combinations of digits is enough. Some folks turn off simple passcodes and switch to letters too. Want to step it up another notch? Then throw in some accented and alternate letters too.

How To: Managing iCloud Storage—Not Just the Backups!

How To: Managing iCloud Storage—Not Just the Backups!

Using iCloud is a funny thing. The backups and file storage can be so seamless that you don’t notice it. Of course when iCloud goes down (like the rare times that Dropbox goes down) you really notice when things aren’t working. With every Apple ID you get 5GB of free storage for files, documents, settings, and backups. That 5GB can go a long way if you know how to keep things trim and know how to clear things out—and not lose them in the process. That’s what this how to is all about.

Samsung Wants to See iOS Source Code for Notification Center

Samsung Wants to See iOS Source Code for Notification Center

Korea Times reported that Samsung has joined a growing chorus of companies who want a peak at the source code for iOS. Apple says “that’ insane”, but eventually Apple might have to comply with the request—if a court orders them to.

RIM Releases BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 with Support for iOS and Android Devices

RIM Releases BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 with Support for iOS and Android Devices

One of the main selling points for BlackBerry in the enterprise has been BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server). BES allowed administrators manage the entire company’s pool of BlackBerry devices through one central panel. Ahead of the official launch of the BlackBerry 10 in a week, RIM has taken the wraps off the next version of BES, BES 10 which includes continued support for Android and iOS devices.

iOS is the Main Priority for Developers, Android and Blackberry Holding Strong

iOS is the Main Priority for Developers, Android and Blackberry Holding Strong

VisionMobile has released their 2013 developer platform, tools, and economics report and the results of the survey aren’t too surprising. Developers target iOS first, Android next, and Blackberry is holding onto third place. Windows phone is stuck in a “wait and see” pattern, but HTML is still in the running for its cross-platform code.