By Cody Lee on Mar 28, 2013
Hot on the heels of its recently launched ‘Why iPhone’ web campaign, Apple has rolled out a similar advertising theme for its iPad. And as before, it showcases a number of reasons why the tablet has been so popular.
The new ‘Why iPad’ page highlights everything from awards, to features, and of course the iTunes ecosystem. Unlike tablets on other platforms, there are 300,000+ iPad-specific apps available in the App Store… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Mar 10, 2013
Fans of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser may be hoping to use their browser of choice on iOS, but according to Mozilla, that may not be possible anytime soon.
Mozilla has lifted the lid on the reason that it has yet to port the popular Firefox to Apple’s mobile platform and, unsurprisingly, it’s all down to Apple’s tight control over how things are done on its devices according to Jay Sullivan, the company’s Vice President.
Currently, all third-party web browsers that run on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch have to use Apple’s UIWebView component which is inherently slower than the Nitro used by the company’s own Safari browser. Mozilla says that it will only bring Firefox to iOS when that limitation is removed, and Apple seems in no rush to do that… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 14, 2013
Last week, Tim Cook made it clear that Apple intends to beef up its presence in China. The CEO said that although the country is only its second largest market right now (behind the US), it will soon be number one.
With that, comes a report today that Apple has introduced a new interest-free installment payment option to its web store in China as a way of enticing potential customers that may not have enough cash on-hand… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 30, 2012
When you get the sudden urge to look up something on Google or heck, iDB, what do you do? If you’re iPhone is locked, you have to unlock it, locate Safari, or whatever your browser of choice is, and launch it.
The process isn’t by any means tedious, but it could be cut significantly shorter if you installed a tweak like AnyBrowser. AnyBrowser allows you to access the internet from practically anywhere on your iPhone… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 17, 2012
Google pushed out its widely popular Chrome browser to iOS last month to much fanfare. In fact, it took less than 24 hours for the app to reach the #1 spot in the App Store’s list of top free offerings.
Now here we are, nearly a month later, and the initial buzz has warn off. So how many people are still using the browser? A new report from online advertising firm Chitika gives us some insight… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 7, 2012
While this tip may seem a little trivial, it will most likely solve an annoyance that many of us have experienced when surfing the web on the iPad.
When you’re browsing in Mobile Safari and you accidentally close a tab, it can be a pain to try and find that URL again in your history or search recommendations. That’s why there’s a handy little option for opening recently closed tabs on the iPad. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jan 2, 2012
Apple’s iOS platform finished 2011 with a strong showing in the mobile web browsing department, with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches combining to capture 52.1% of mobile devices accessing the web.
Apple was top of the list in 2011 with over half of all devices. Jave ME came second with 21.3% share, while Google’s Android took third, coming in with a respectable 16.2% share.
The numbers, courtesy of Net Applications, show iOS actually dropping in share when compared to November (54%) and October (61.5%), although December’s result was not Apple’s lowest of the year… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jan 2, 2012
Geeks really like benchmarks — they’re one of the best ways to compare hardware speeds, and things are no different in the world of smartphones.
With the aim of comparing the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and Nokia’s Windows Phone 7-powered Lumia 800, YouTube user 359gsm set about running a selection of web-based benchmarks to see just which of the three phones is the quickest when it comes to rendering web pages.
The iPhone 4S did particularly well in the tests, with the older iPhone 4 more than holding its own, too… Read More
By Alex Heath on Dec 29, 2011
It’s that time of the week! We frequently comb the far reaches of the App Store to bring you awesome apps for your downloading pleasure.
This week, we’ve got a tool for tracking your online presence, a little holiday cheer, and a SNES classic game. We hope you enjoy this week’s picks! Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Dec 12, 2011
Apple has posted a selection of photographs showing off its new Grand Central Station Apple Store on its website. While looking at the photos may be interesting, how does being able to view a 360 degree panorama sound?
But wait, there’s more!
How about viewing that panorama on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and being able to take a virtual tour of the store using the built-in gyroscope? Sounds awesome right? Well, it is… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Dec 6, 2011
Flipboard has released its official app for the iPhone. If you don’t know what Flipboard is, it is an interactive magazine for the iPad (now iPhone) that has one of the most beautifully designed interfaces around.
The iPhone version introduces “Cover Stories,” which is a selection of interesting articles and photos displayed in a gorgeous layout. One thing to note is that the Cover Stories feature is currently iPhone-only and is being brought to the iPad in the near future. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 5, 2011
NewTabSearch is a well thought-out jailbreak tweak that forces Mobile Safari to open a new tab for each new search that’s performed via the bult-in search box.
It’s even smart enough to know not to open a new tab when you perform the same search. Check inside for a full video synopsis of NewTabSearch… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 17, 2011
Website monitoring Pingdom calculated the share of worldwide tablet web traffic. The iPad comes out first, representing 87.6% of all tablet web browsing in the world.
In this analysis iPad accounts for almost 88% of tablet web traffic, Android for about 11% and the others trail far behind. Out of these operating systems, the only one that exists purely on tablets is iOS, but we strongly suspect that this is a good reflection of reality.
Last month, comScore had found that 95.5% of all tablet web traffic in the US comes from the iPad. No doubt that there is probably a margin of error, but still, these numbers are impressive.
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 6, 2011
WebOffline is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to save entire web pages for offline viewing in Safari. It’s tightly integrated with Apple’s stock iPhone browser, and makes offline reading fairly effortless.
While there are other 3rd-party offline browsing solutions available, if you’re looking for the most native implementation you can come by, WebOffline may be worth a look… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Nov 3, 2011
When Apple announced that iOS 5 for the iPad was going to feature proper tabbed browsing, the tablet-using world rejoiced. Safari worked well before, but there is just no substitute for good, old fashioned tabbed browsing.
Now iOS 5 has found its way into millions of hands worldwide, some handy little tips and tricks are starting to pop up for our iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, and one in particular caught our eyes.
Hidden inside Mobile Safari on the iPad, you’ll find a little-known feature that will allow you to re-open recently closed tabs, all without having to go digging through your History… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 1, 2011
When it comes to mobile platforms, there are tons of ways to measure success. Android leads in market share, iOS leads in customer satisfaction, and Windows Phone, well Windows Phone isn’t posing any major threats yet, but it has potential.
Perhaps one of the most precise ways of measuring the real-world impact of a platform is to gauge how many users are actually using it. And what better way to do that than by tracking which mobile OS accesses the web the most? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 14, 2011
Which is faster? Well, obviously the iPhone 4S is faster, but you might be surprised at just how much faster.
In certain areas, namely gaming, the iPhone 4S blows the iPhone 4 out of the water. In other areas, the differences are surprisingly less discernable.
We’ve pitted the former heavyweight champ against the newcomer, and we’ve documented the results on video. Who wins? Watch and see… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 12, 2011
As iPhone 4S units start arriving across the globe this week, expect to see several head-to-head comparison videos with top competitors. Some critics believe that the latest iPhone doesn’t measure up to the competition, so it’s time to find out for sure.
Slashgear is one of the first to the party, as the site has obtained a Verizon-flavored version of Apple’s new handset. And with a T-Mobile-branded Samsung Galaxy S II laying around, they decided to pit the two smartphones against each other in a web test… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 12, 2011
Apple is in the middle of one of its busiest weeks in recent memory. It’s releasing multiple major software updates, including iOS 5, and it’s launching a major sync and storage service. Oh, and it has to deliver a million iPhone 4S orders by Friday.
Apple kickstarted the festivities yesterday afternoon by rolling out iTunes 10.5. Now the company has moved on to iCloud, giving the service’s website a noticeable update. Along with a new login screen (above), iCloud.com also lost its ‘beta’ status… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 11, 2011
If you needed more proof that the iPad not only is an amazing product, but it’s also the most popular tablet out there, this study by comScore might be all you need.
According to comScore, iOS accounts for the largest share of US smartphone and tablet devices while driving the majority of non-computer traffic. No surprise there, but the study also reveals that the iPad drives 97.2% of all tablet traffic… Read More