By Cody Lee on Aug 8, 2012
Mobile app development is quickly becoming one of the hottest industries to be in these days. Everywhere you look it seems like there are more and more developers becoming overnight millionaires.
There are a number of options available, outside of college, for folks looking to learn how to develop applications. But they can be difficult to follow, and some are expensive. Enter Try iOS… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 12, 2012
AppleInsider spotted an interesting patent application this morning entitled ‘Content Configuration for Device Platforms.’ The document was filed by Apple on December 15th of last year.
The patent describes a piece of software that would help non-programmers develop iOS applications. Remember the iBooks authoring tool Apple released back in January? Yeah, this is a lot like that… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 29, 2012
Folks who have been wanting to get into developing jailbreak apps and tweaks will be happy to know that the process is about to get a whole lot easier.
ModMyi is reporting that users will soon be able to develop jailbreak packages using Apple’s easy-to-understand Xcode interface… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 12, 2011
Last week we broke the news that jailbreak hacker iH8sn0w was actively working on bringing Siri to iDevices like the 4G iPod touch and iPhone 4. This got a lot of people excited at the possibility of getting access to Siri’s artificial intelligence without having to upgrade to the iPhone 4S.
This morning, the Dev Team’s MuscleNerd sent out a tweet saying that porting Siri to the iPhone 4 or any other iDevice would most likely require piracy, something that the Dev Team has always refused to do… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 23, 2011
We’ve all had great ideas, or at least ideas that we thought were great. The problem is taking those ideas and turning them into real, physical products. It’s the age-old problem that we’ve all experienced, and countless great apps, games, and hardware products have never been built thanks to simple laziness.
We need to push on regardless, and that’s just what Connor, a 7-year -old iOS developer has done… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 13, 2011
What do you do if you have $75 billion dollars in the bank, and your company is growing so fast that you can’t find a big enough area to house your operations?
That’s easy, you design and construct a seemingly stadium-sized building out of pure glass to send a message that your company is innovative and that money isn’t an object. And that’s exactly what Apple’s doing… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 29, 2011
Last week we brought you some photos, published by 9to5Mac, of a possible next-gen iPod Touch part. The piece was particularly interesting because it was white. As you might know, previous versions of the iPod Touch have always been black with a stainless steel backing.
Now, the same blog that brought us the original photos of the white iPod Touch casing has gotten its hands on more pictures. While the original snapshots were taken in Asian, close to Apple’s manufacturing plants, these new pics come from here in America… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 8, 2011
Judging by the latest round of iDevice rumors, Apple could really be looking to shake things up this Fall. Instead of their typical refresh of the stand-alone iPhone model, many folks are expecting the Cupertino company to unveil two new smartphone devices.
One model is expected to be a feature-packed high-end device, and the other, a supplemental “iPhone Nano” model for the low-end market. We’ve been hearing the iPhone Nano rumors for quite a while now, and have even started a few of our own.
But even with the mounds of evidence suggesting the device is in the works, it still seems inconceivable that Apple would break its tradition of producing high quality, expensive products. Or does it? Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 6, 2011
Facebook went live with the media this morning from their Palo Alto headquarters to make good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise last week that his company would be making some “awesome” announcements. Though Skype-integrated video chat looks cool, iDB feels that the best has yet to come.
Remember that little Facebook endeavor we told you about a few weeks ago code-named Project Spartan? The HTML5-coded platform is nearing completion and could be available to the masses as early as the end of the month… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 21, 2011
Though the Apple TV2 is doing much better than its predecessor, ATV2 sales are anything but spectacular compared to Apple’s other products. The device has been labeled by Apple as “just a hobby,” but there is new evidence suggesting that the Cupertino company may be starting to get serious about taking over our living rooms.
Daily Tech is reporting that they have heard on good authority that Apple is looking to replace the Apple TV line this fall with an entirely new product. Their source, a former Apple executive, is claiming that soon we will be able to walk into an Apple store, and walk out with a TV set… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 21, 2011
So we’ve already shown you how to charge your iPhone over a campfire with a cooking pot, now let’s look at something a little less flammable (maybe). The Orange Sound Charge is a t-shirt that actually doubles as an iPhone charger.
The folks over at TiPb discovered this interesting Orange prototype that combines innovative technology in a wearable accessory. The Sound Charge actually uses ambient noise to give your iPhone battery life. Hit the jump for a video of it in action… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2011
Uh oh, looks like someone has a bad case of the Mondays. Well, what better way to start off your week than with a charming infographic? By now you’ve probably all heard of Apple’s new spaceship-looking building that will be built in Cupertino.
The new structure was introduced by Steve Jobs himself at a recent Cupertino City Council meeting and is slated to open by 2015. The completely circular building will house around 12,000 employees and will be created without using a single piece of straight glass. So, what will the new campus be like on the inside? Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2011
Apple’s iOS software design strategy is interesting, to say the least. For example, many people wonder why it took the company nearly a year to implement the App Store after launching the iPhone. It took another year after that to add copy/paste and picture messaging features.
Apple excluded unnecessary items in early builds of iOS, demonstrating a quality-over-quantity sort of approach to adding new features. Luckily, iOS 5 seems to be finally bringing many of those omitted functions to the iPhone. Who’s been dying to change the email tone? Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 12, 2011
The entire tech industry watched as Scott Forstall outlined Apple’s 10 most prized (or most ready) new features in iOS 5 last Monday. To everyone’s surprise, the entire presentation went on without any mention of the rumored Apple/Nuance partnership.
TechCrunch and other media outlets reported multiple times last month on sources claiming that Apple and Nuance had struck a deal to bring legitimate voice recognition technology to iOS. But WWDC came and went without a word from either company… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2011
Earlier we reported that iOS 5 will give users the ability to playback video in full 1080p HD. The new feature is a welcome addition in iOS, which previously only allowed 720p media playback.
It now appears that iOS 5 will not only let you playback video in full HD, but also export it. 9to5Mac is reporting that a tipster sent them in code from the SDK showing a new 1080p video export option… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 26, 2011
Have you ever had an amazing idea for an iPhone application but didn’t have the means to get it off the ground? Producing an iPhone app can seem like a daunting task to even the most experienced developer, so what about the folks that are just starting out?
I’ve been tinkering with XCode for over a year now and still can’t quite make heads or tails of a lot of things. Luckily, there appears to be a few options for novices to turn ideas into apps without any programming… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 12, 2011
The 3D graphics effect has been done on iDevices before. Apps like Labyrinth for the iPad 2 and the Cydia 3DBoard tweak use the accelerometer in the device to manipulate graphics based on user movements. This is a neat circus trick, but the device must be moved to create the 3D effect.
Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay of the EHCI Research group have created an impressive tech demo of 3 dimensional graphics on the iPhone 4. Instead of using the accelerometer, they use the device’s front facing camera. How’s that possible?
By Nick Prokesch on Mar 3, 2011
There are few things more frustrating than discovering a bug or a crash in an app or tweak you just downloaded. But instead of writing a poor review or swearing off the iPhone altogether, you can actually do something to help fix the problem.
Most developers encourage feedback and would like to pinpoint the exact problem so that they can increase their sales. Here are a few steps you can take to help developers quickly fix their apps so that you can use your apps in the way they are described to work. Read More
By Nick Prokesch on Feb 4, 2011
For those of you running a tethered jailbreak, how many times have you installed a package while away from home only to find out a reboot is required? All of a sudden you’re left with a device with zero functionality that just drains the battery until you get home.
While we wait for Cydia to get some great new features that may bring transparency and uniformity, here’s a simple idea that would solve this annoyance… Read More