IOS

  • Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android 17 hours 55 minutes ago

    Seoul: Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path. But after years of development and a handful of Tizen-powered smartwatches and cameras,...
  • Want someone to wake you up in the morning? Here's an app for you December 15, 2014

    New York: Wish to hear a stranger's voice instead of an alarm bell the first thing in the morning? Then the Wakie app is meant just for you. Already available for download on Android and Windows phone, the app is now also on iOS, a mobile operating system developed by Apple...
  • A Bluetooth-enabled vibrator that can be controlled with a smartphone December 8, 2014

    New York: A bluetooth-controlled wearable vibrator that allows couples to experience intimacy even from great distances has been launched in the US. Using the wearable OhMiBod blueMotion device, the users can control the vibrator through their smartphone, San Francisco Chronicle reported. This invention is a product of "out-of-the-box vibratory thinking", Carol Queen...
  • A new app that lets you make unlimited free calls to landlines, mobile phones December 8, 2014

    New York: A new app has made it possible to make calls on landline and cell phones for free in 85 countries. Call+ app lets you make free calls to landline and mobile phones alike without anyone needing the app at the other end, CNET reported. Available for Android and iOS devices,...
  • Twitter introduces Instagram-style photo filters December 3, 2014

    New York: Micro-blogging site Twitter has now given its users more control of their photos. The Twitter app for iOS and Android devices has replaced its photo filter grid with an easier to use Instagram-style row of adjustable filters. Double tapping the filters shows an intensity slider that shows thumbnails of...
  • 4 things to consider before buying a new smartphone December 2, 2014

    New York: Now is a good time to get a smartphone. The latest devices hit shelves in time for the holiday shopping season, and there's likely to be a lull in new releases until next spring. So why wait? Here are some things to consider before hitting stores. If you're upgrading...
  • Lots of tablet choices? Here're some buying tips for you December 1, 2014

    New York: People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to have Apple's iPads, for instance, there are advantages to sticking within the...
  • A new social networking app that allows you to decide what posts should go viral November 30, 2014

    London: Not getting enough "likes" on your posts? Try this app. A new social networking app called Plague gives you power to decide what posts should go viral in your circle and beyond. Developed by Lithuania-based firm Deep Sea Marketing, the app "infects" four nearest friends who also have the app installed...
  • India's tablet market clocks strongest growth in Q3: Report November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Fuelled by festive buying and strengthening commercial demand, India's tablet market reported its strongest third quarter growth so far during July-September 2014, said a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Friday. Tablet market shipments in India witnessed a strong quarter-on-quarter growth of 10 per cent making it a 0.94-million-unit...
  • Apple to offer Beats music service in iPhones, iPads: Report November 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update, which would instantly make it available on millions of iPhones and iPads, could happen as...
  • 3 better alternatives to Apple's new QuickType keyboard November 19, 2014

    San Francisco: I never would have considered writing this review on my iPhone if I hadn't upgraded to Apple's new operating system, iOS 8. With the free upgrade, typing on the iPhone's touch keyboard doesn't seems as tedious, cumbersome or infuriating as it did before, when a rather dim-witted "auto-correct" system...
  • US government warns iPhone, iPad users on security bug in Apple's iOS November 14, 2014

    The US government warned iPhone and iPad users on Thursday to be on the alert for hackers who may exploit a vulnerability in Apple's iOS operating system that would enable them to steal sensitive data. There was the potential for hacks using a newly identified technique known as the "Masque Attack,"...
  • Apple iOS bug makes iPhones, iPads vulnerable to attacks November 11, 2014

    Boston: Researchers have warned that a bug in Apple's iOS operating system makes most iPhones and iPads vulnerable to cyber attacks by hackers seeking access to sensitive data and control of their devices. Cybersecurity firm FireEye published details about the vulnerability on its blog on Monday, saying the bug enables hackers...
  • WhatsApp updated with new 'blue check marks' feature; lets users know when their messages were read November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has added a new feature to its cross-platform instant messaging app that lets users know if their messages have been read by recipients, and if read, they can also see the exact time they were read. Once a message is read, the two check marks next to...
  • A new app that claims to tell when you will die November 4, 2014

    Washington: Developers of a new app claim it can determine the date of your death by analysing data on your lifestyle, height, blood pressure, sleep and physical activity. The app, called Deadline, uses iPhone's Healthkit to "determine your date of expiration." Healthkit tool records statistical information, like the user's height and diastolic...
  • Is Apple Pay secure? Where can it be used? Frequently asked questions answered October 21, 2014

    Cupertino: Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card. But don't leave your wallet or purse behind quite yet: Despite a...
  • 44 apps that could help you increase your productivity October 13, 2014

    It's not always hardwork that can help you increase your productivity, at times, it is the right mix of your abilities and technology that helps users perform more efficiently. There are many apps available for Android, iOS, Windows and other mobile platforms that not only allow you to create effective...
  • HTC RE Camera: A waterproof, 16-megapixel external camera that you can control with your phone October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: HTC, alongside the Desire Eye selfie smartphone, has also launched a little camera, which the company claims is its newest photography innovation. It has a cylindrical design which is believed to fit comfortably in your hand. The RE features a built-in grip sensor that instantly activates the camera on...
  • Clicking the 'Blood Moon' October 8, 2014

    It is your last chance to catch total Lunar eclipse this year, although in India stargazers will only be able to witness its last stage. The eclipse of the moon has begun and will end around 7 pm today, and there is still time to take out your cameras a...
  • Apple's iOS 8 causing Bluetooth connectivity issues: Report October 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple's new mobile operating system iOS8 is causing significant issues for some users who connect their phones to cars via Bluetooth, reports Apple news blog MacRumors, citing reports on Apple's Support forums and its own user forums. It appears that following an upgrade to iOS 8, or after purchasing a...
  • Updategate: Apple releases iOS 8 workaround to fix blocked calls issue September 25, 2014

    Apple released a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who reported a drop in cellular service and the inability to use the fingerprint reading Touch ID after downloading the iOS 8.0.1 mobile operating system. Apple said it would release iOS 8.0.2 in the next few days to fix...
  • Updategate: Apple pulls iOS 8 update after complaints of blocked calls September 25, 2014

    Apple has pulled an update to iOS 8, its latest mobile operating system, following reports of dropped cellular service. "We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating ... In the meantime, we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update," said Trudy Miller, an...
  • Google emulates Apple, says the new version of Android would also require users' approval to access devices September 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has announced that a new version of its operating system for mobile phones and Android tablets will prevent company access to devices without owner consent, similar to the measure taken by Apple for its new iOS system in iPhone and iPad. The Washington Post and The Wall Street...
  • With iOS 8, Apple adds new security measures to iPhones, iPads; would now need users' approval to access devices September 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Technology giant Apple has announced a modification in its new iOS 8 operating system for mobile phones which prevents the company from accessing the devices without owner consent, a measure to hinder police snooping. Apple said in a statement released Wednesday that, unlike its competitors, it no longer can...
  • iOS 8: Why older iPhone, iPad users should wait before upgrading September 18, 2014

    New York: Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors. Some...
  • Apple iOS 8 review: Android can't compete with iOS' evolving unity September 18, 2014

    New York: The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new iOS 8 software for iPhones and iPads,...
  • Apple's HealthKit gets bitten by a bug before iOS 8 launch September 18, 2014

    Apple said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads. HealthKit gathers data such as blood pressure and weight from various health apps on Apple devices, and can be viewed by doctors...
  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on the Apple App Store September 17, 2014

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 15, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon 3. Goblin Sword, Eleftherios Christodoulatos 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 6. Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. 7 Minute...
  • Apple iOS 8 for iPhones, iPads officially rolls out today September 17, 2014

    San Francisco Newgeneration Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones. The iOS 8 mobile operating system will be available free for download to many iPhone and iPad models and will be preinstalled on iPhone...
  • Coffee app turns job search into a social experience September 15, 2014

    Washington: Two Boston University graduates have developed a new smartphone app to turn job hunting into a thrilling social experience. The app called Coffee helps people build a social network quickly. Once the users sign in and enter information about them, the app automatically shows share them with other likeminded users. Using the...