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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this week we showed you how Guided Access could be used to mute notifications while in an app (for example recording a video of a demo or just wanting to be focused). Then we realized that many of you might not even know about this awesome, hidden feature in iOS 6 that you can use to improve game play or just control how an app is being used.