The Week in iOS Apps - Come fly with me

The Week in iOS Apps: Come fly with me
by Joel Mathis, This week's roundup of iOS apps is another feast for the senses, with offerings that let you pretend to fly through the air, watch the latest shows, read the latest news, or plan that trip to the big city.

Google's Motorola buy seen boosting Android in workplace
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - With the closing of Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility this week, talk of the possibilities for Android in the enterprise has spiked. While Androidhas taken the consumer market by storm -- the OS ...

Unthethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 Available for Download
By Loek Essers, IDG-News-Service:Amsterdam-Bureau Absinthe 2.0, the jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1, is ready and available for download, the Jailbreak Dream Team announced at the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam on Friday. Absinthe 2.0 is untethered, ...

Android, iOS Crush BlackBerry Market Share
IDC's worldwide ranking of smartphone platforms sees RIM dip below 10% as Android and iOScontinue to make big gains. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Research In Motion's BlackBerry platform dropped from 13.6% of the world's smartphones in the first ...

Review: HTC EVO 4G LTE Sports Big Speed, Beautiful Display, and Sprint's Best ...
By Alex Bracetti | May 25, 2012 | 11:57 am | Permalink The Back Story: Since the release of the first-ever 4G phone, the Evo 4G, HTC has become Sprint's most valued handset maker. The carrier's flagship smartphone series was riding the road to mobile ...

Hands On: Facebook's New iOS Camera App That Isn't Instagram
Wired News
By Alexandra Chang Facebook's first camera app for iOS, aptly and simply dubbed Facebook Camera, highlights the company's commitment to its mobile business. But considering Facebook's recent purchase of the photo-sharing app Instagram, it's hard not to ...

Wired News

Absinthe 2.0 Untethered Jailbreak Released for iOS 5.1.1
PC Magazine
The Chronic Dev Team this week released a new untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1.1. "After copious amounts of work and many sleepless nights Absinthe 2.0 is finally here to jailbreak your device," the group announced in a Friday blog post ...

Google Acquisition of Motorola Finally Closes: Why You Should Care
Business Insider
A $12.5 billion takeover of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. by tech giant Google is just the latest sign of a general mobile trend. Companies are increasingly investing in mobile hardware and apps, and users are embracing that technology in their daily ...

What Instagram? Facebook debuts Camera app for iOS
With the gears to full ownership of Instagram churning slowly and pressure from investors high, Facebook has released its own Camera app for iOS, allowing users to shoot, tweak and upload shots directly to Facebook from their phones.

Galaxy S III may arrive in Canada on June 20
Newly leaked details suggest that Samsung's flagship Android smartphone enters the Canadian atmosphere on June 20. by Scott Webster May 25, 2012 9:08 AM PDT Follow @swebster77 Canadians may soon expect a Samsung Galaxy S III announcement.

Facebook Camera app for iPhone: First impressions
Washington Post
The app was developed independently from Facebook for iOS by the Facebook Photos team, Photos product manager Dirk Stoop told me, and is focused on letting you share photos as quickly as possible and in higher-resolution than before.

Poor BlackBerry: Android hits 60 percent market share while BB falls to 6 percent
IDC has released new numbers showing that Android now has a 60 percent market share, while BlackBerry has fallen to a meager 6 percent. The IDC has released a new batch of smartphone market share numbers, and they don't look good for Research in...

Why Office for the iPad and Android makes sense
New reports have Microsoft preparing versions of its Office applications for iOS devices like the iPad, and maybe even Android too. Would the move undermine Microsoft's Windows empire...or is it savvy business? The rumor is back: New reports have ...

Google announces in-app subscriptions for Android apps
Google today announced a new feature for Android applications offered through the Google Play store. Available immediately for Android developers, in-app subscriptions will allow users to pay for monthly or annual subscriptions directly inside of apps.

Samsung Prepping Galaxy S III Pop-Up Stores in London
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Samsung announced today that it will launch several pop-up stores in London in order to showcase its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III. The first two stores, dubbed Samsung Mobile PINs, will open at Westfield Shepherd's Bush ...

Official Facebook Camera iOS app launched
Currently available only for iOS devices, Facebook Camera allows users to shoot, edit, filter, and share photos to Facebook without ever leaving the app. Features include posting multiple photos at a time, adding a caption, cropping, and applying one ...


Taking Axis for a Spin: New iOS Browser Is a Sweet Ride
By John P. Mello Jr. Axis is a mobile browser for iOS that can connect with the user's desktop browser via plugins, which are available for Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Once connected, users can share browsing sessions between devices ...

Will Android in-app subscriptions attract magazine and newspaper apps?
The Guardian (blog)
Google introduced in-app purchases on its Android Market store in March 2011, but that feature has now been expanded to include auto-renewing subscriptions as well as one-off payments. Android developers distributing their apps through what's now the ...

The Guardian (blog)

HTC EVO 4G LTE gets the gift of root
Android Community
It's a rite of passage for just about every major Android device, the capability that separates Android from lesser platforms (which will remain nameless here). And now the much-delayed HTC EVO 4G LTE, in all its acronymical glory, ...

Android Community

6 Essential Desktop Apps to Make Your Android Phone Device a Work or Play ...
By Liane Cassavoy, PCWorld The power of an Android phone or tablet already makes a desktop PC, or even a laptop, seem a little old-fashioned--but you can enhance your smartphone or tablet even more. Here are six applications that allow you to use your ...

Android- and iOS-Powered Smartphones Expand Their Share of the Market in the ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Smartphones powered by the Android and iOS mobile operating systems accounted for more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012 (1Q12). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) ...

Android rules smartphone market during first part of 2012
Los Angeles Times
By Salvador Rodriguez Six out of every 10 smartphones shipped in the first part of 2012 ran Android, two ran iOS and the other two were a tossup, according to a new report released Thursday. Android, Google's smartphone operating system, ...

IDC: Android, iPhone Running Away with Smartphone Market
ADT Magazine
By Keith Ward The latest data from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows what everyone already knows: That Android and iPhone continue to dominate the space. What may be surprising, however, is how thorough that domination is: more than ...

Android Adds In-App Subs, Apple Tweaks App Discovery
MediaPost Communications
According to the Android Developers Blog, publishers can use the in-app billing mechanism to sell monthly, annual and auto-renewing subscriptions to users. The Google Play manager interface can handle the options and can inform the users of new charges ...

Yahoo Axis browser hands-on: Good for iOS, pointless for desktop
Here, we go hands-on with Yahoo's newest product, the Axis "search browser" for desktop and iOS devices. In a surprise move, aging Internet giant Yahoo released one of its first products in quite some time. Axis, which Yahoo calls a “search browser,” ...

Microsoft Wins Motorola Android Device Ban in Germany
The Mac Observer
Microsoft has won an injunction in a German court against Motorola Mobility Androiddevices, the company confirmed Thursday. The injunction arises from Motorola'sinfringement of a Microsoft patent covering the transmission of long text messages by...

The Mac Observer

Facebook Camera affirms Instagram Acquisition about Removing the Competition
Late yesterday, Facebook launched “Facebook Camera”, an iOS mobile app for pictures. Facebook users can take, enhance with filters, upload, view and comment on friend's pictures. Sound familiar? It should after Facebook's $1B acquisition of Instagram.

Android, iOS Represent 82 Percent of All Smartphones Shipped During Q1
iPhones and smartphones running Android—most of them from Samsung—heavily dominate a mobile ecosystem in which the third-largest player has only a 6.8 percent share, according to IDC. The total numbers of Apple iPhones and Android-running Samsung ...

Why Android Sucks For Many Audio Apps: A Developer Dishes The Dirt
Nonetheless, we're going to publish this anyway, because it's so interesting, and the source has no apparent motivation to make this up — however, he/she does have a reason to remain anonymous (ie staying in the good graces of Google and its Android ...

Sony axes Xperia PLAY Android 4.0 upgrade
Sony has cancelled plans to upgrade the Xperia PLAY gaming smartphone to Ice Cream Sandwich, justifying its decision with negative feedback from carriers, developers and owners of the test Android 4.0 build. “After extensive in house testing with our ...


Sony ST26i benchmarks reveal Android 4.0, 4-inch FWVGA display ...
By Zachary Lutz
Rumors of the Sony ST26i smartphone have been swirling for a while now, but up until recently, we've had nothing to sink our. ... 7 days ago. HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE delayed at customs due to ITC exclusion order (updated). 9 days ago ...

Untethered jailbreak: iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak ready for iPhone and iPad
By Zach Epstein
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users running the latest version of Apple's iOS software now have access to full-featured untethered jailbreak software cou. ... might not be a TV at all 1 day ago. HTC EVO 4G LTE review May 16, 2012 at 12:45pm ...
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Untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch now ...
By Victor Agreda, Jr.
Untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch now available. by Victor Agreda, Jr. May 25th 2012 at 10:15AM. This is super good news for the jailbreak crowd. GreenPois0n Absinthe 2.0 is out for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreaking ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 spotted at the ... - Android Community
By Michael Crider
ASUS' Transformer line of tablets is well-loved, and rightly so, but thus far none of their models have been available on wireless broadband networks in the US.
Android Community

iOS 5.1.1 untethered Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak just announced - 9to5Mac
By Jake Smith
Ever since the release of iOS 5.1.1, many in the jailbreak community have anxiously waited for the destined release of an untethered jailbreak for the new software. For those who have been waiting, the day has finally come. The Chronic Dev ...

How to root the HTC EVO 4G LTE (and how to unroot, as well)
By Quentyn Kennemer
The HTC EVO 4G LTE officially shipped yesterday and many eager Sprint users have gotten their hands on it. The question after that almost always tends to be “when can I root it?” Sometimes you'll wait days, and sometimes you'll wait weeks, ...
Android Phone Fans

Developer Explains Why Android Sucks for Some Audio Apps
By Eliot Van Buskirk -
Oh, how we wish we could divulge the source of this information, because A) It comes from the developer of a pretty nice app; B) It's fairly juicy information, if music apps are your thing; and C) We hate quoting anonymous sources.

Google Acquisition of Motorola Finally Closes: Why You Should Care
By Small Business News
A $12.5 billion takeover of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. by tech giant Google is just the latest sign of a general mobile trend. Companies are increasingly. ... Microsoft plans Office for iOS and AndroidTablets. Google isn't the only big tech ...
Small Business News, Tips, Advice...

Microsoft beats Motorola in ruling over texting | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Microsoft has won a ruling over texting against Motorola, as a German regional court ruled late today that Motorola Mobility actually infringed Microsoft patents instead, through the offering of an option on its smartphones to be able to send a [.

Google+ Android App Gets Updated With New Hangout Feature ...
By Bonnie Cha
All of these enhancements were rolled out to the iOS (Apple's mobile operating system) app earlier this month, but one feature unique to the Android version is the ability to create a “Hangout” video chatroom. Hangout is a function in Google+ ...

IDC: Android rules world market with 59% share, Apple second with ...
By Bams Sadewo
Mobile phone tracker firm IDC has released the latest numbers of worldwide smartphone shipment for the first quarter of the year. This period has all but confirmed the dominance of two particular mobile platforms, Android and iOS.
Android Authority

Video: Why Bump should be on your smartphone now — Mobile ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
When it debuted in 2009, I took a look at Bump , the mobile app for iOS that wirelessly transfers data between a pair iPhones. ... Later the software arrived for Android, allowing for cross-platform sharing, and for a while I kept it on my phone.

Google+ for Android catches up with iPhone
By Joe Wilcox
But the Android version has better visual flow than its iOS counterpart. Stated differently: It's snappier, more alive. "We're building for a mobile future", Google senior veep Vic Gundotra says. That's apparent from just how different the app is ...

Absinthe 2.0 released for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak
By Jeff Benjamin
iPhone 3GS; iPhone 4; iPhone 4 CDMA; iPhone 4S; iPad 1; iPad 2 Wifi; iPad 2 GSM; iPad 2 CDMA; iPad 3 Wifi; iPad 3 CDMA; iPad 3 Global; iPod 3G; iPod 4G; Apple TV 2. Unsupported devices: Apple TV 3. Note, iPad 2,4 support will be ...

Facebook Camera for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch ...
... iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G.Requires iOS 4.3 or ...

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