iOS 5.0.1 update is here but users are still not happy
Apple customers are far from happy after the latest iOS 5 update failed to answer issues previously raised by Apple users across the globe.
According to the official statement, the new update is intended to bring about improvements such as lengthening the beleaguered battery life and fixing sync problems with documents using icloud.
In addition, the new update adds multitasking gestures for the original iPad as well as an improvement relating to Siri's voice recognition performance with...
All change for developers after Apple's sandboxing decree
Developers are having to embrace a host of restrictions if they are to continue creating apps for Apple's Mac Store.
From March 2012, developers creating apps for sale in the Mac App Store will be obliged to employ sandboxing in order to make apps less likely to fall victim to malicious attack.
In an email to registered developers sent last week, the company explained that they had intended to make sandboxing compulsory as early as this November but had delayed the requirement until early...
Expert advice: Creating, selling and marketing your killer app
Coming up with a killer idea for an app can be a mind bending process. Unfortunately, once you’ve done that, the hard work is only just beginning; you’re competing with millions of other killer ideas, both in apps stores and in the murky business of PR and marketing.
Luckily, we caught up with two guys who have been there and done it, numerous times, to ask them for some insight into the processes and key decisions behind creating successful apps.
Mark Sigal, co-founder and chief product officer at one of the...
New tool to connect Smart TV with mobile launches
A new tool for software developers allowing them to create convergent apps that bring together Smart TVs and smart phones or tablets has been released.The MOVL Connect Platform, the latest offering from Atlanta-based technology company, MOVL, allows various devices to communicate in a shared experience and supports the creation of multi-user, multi-screen applications such as multiplayer games, second-screen TV experiences and interactive advertising.The tools can either be directly connected or hosted in the cloud. Direct Connect is...
The Simplicity Paradox
By Mark Taoilinn
While speaking with a graphic designer friend of mine recently I was reminded how much work goes into making something look simple yet striking.
Take the Apple iCloud logo for example.
The Apple iCloud Logo
Looking at it you would be forgiven for thinking “I could do that, I’ve been drawing clouds since kindergarden”.
When you examine the image in more detail you come to realize that there's a lot going on under the hood....