Is iOS 5 a Game-Changer?

So… iOS 5. When it was first shown off, I was left a bit underwhelmed. It’s just a collection of (granted, a whole lot of) small upgrades and enhancements, rather than an entirely new version of an operating system. It’s got some nice functionality enhancements. But to me, it feels more like an incremental upgrade […]

The Deal With iPhone Tracking

News yesterday made rounds that iPhones have been storing location data and when extracted can give a near precise reading of where you’ve been since installing the iOS 4.0 update. Users and even a senator are raising concern about the issue. The tracking data uses cell tower triangulation over GPS so the information collected by […]

Updates Galore For Safari, Snow Leopard, Lion and iOS

Apple recently released a slew of updates for Safari, OS X and iOS. Snow Leopard and Safari The updates for Safari, Leopard and Snow Leopard are modest but contain the latest security fixes. Safari is updated to version 5.0.5 which patches Webkit vulnerabilities. Apple also released the Security Update 2011-002 for all version of Leopard […]

The Future Of iOS: AirPlay Everywhere

Apple may have big plans for AirPlay this year: making it available everywhere. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple may be licensing AirPlay to third parties. Right now device makers pay $4 per audio device for AirPlay support. That could change when Apple licenses AirPlay on a much larger scale. It seems like a natural […]

Why Web Apps Aren’t Fast In iOS 4.3: Security

One of the most anticipated features in iOS 4.3 is Safari’s new Nitro JavaScript engine which gives web Apps massive performance gains. However, some criticized Apple for delegating which Apps can access the faster engine and are blaming the decision on a marketing ploy to drive App Store sales. This couldn’t be farther from the […]