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...
Apple promises fix for iPhone 4S/iOS battery flaw
After weeks of complaints from unhappy customers, Apple has finally confirmed that some users of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 are experiencing poor battery life as a result of a software bugs.
A statement released earlier today by Apple said: “A small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life, and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”
Users have been growing increasingly...
Android developers struggle to cash in on the apps market
Developers creating apps purely for the Android Marketplace are hard pressed to make money, despite high download figures.
According tο Toronto-based developers, Wattpad, developers and software companies are better off making use of advertising in their apps or offering in-app buys.
Allen Lau, Wattpad's CEO аnԁ co-founder, argues it's the best deal wіthіn аn app store that is crammed with free apps, spammy apps аnԁ "obfuscated bу a tedious checkout process."
"Thаt adds a lot οf...
Yahoo and Google to launch digital newsstands
Yahoo and Google are set join an already crowded marketplace after reports revealed that the internet giants plan to unveil digital newsstand apps next week.
According to All Things D, this coming Wednesday Yahoo will officially launch Livestand - its home grown digital news app following a preview earlier this year.
Following behind, Google is planning to launch its product, code-named Propeller. According to reports, the name could change to Currents but it is planned for launch the week after next.
Android developers significantly more productive than Apple’s
Developers creating their apps for Android are more prolific that those creating apps purely for Apple products, according to recent figures.
The average publisher on Android has placed more than six apps in the Market since launch while iOS developers have just over four apps published on average.The Android Market has been maintaining an exponential growth over recent months and while it is still in its infancy, compared to Apple App Store, the number of active mobile applications in the Android Market stood at...
Android pips Apple to top of the apps
Apple has been ousted as the app download king thanks to the surge in popularity of Android handsets, according to reports.
App downloads on Google's Android operating system have overtaken those on Apple's devices after ABI Research found that Apple iOS made up 31 per cent of total app downloads in the second quarter of this year, while Android apps accounted for an impressive 44 per cent.
The figures may come as a surprise to many as Apple has long been the favourite choice for the smartphone...
Google VoIP is pulled from iPhone App Store
Google’s VoIP app has been removed from the iPhone App Store after reports of crashing within the new version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 5.
According to reports, the reason for the crashes, as well as which smartphones and operating systems are more prone to problems, is still unclear.
In an interview with Engadget, senior product manager for Google Voice, Vincent Paquet added: "Our last update of this week had a bug that caused the app to crash at sign in. We removed it so it did not...
Should app developers choose Android over Apple?
Developers are taking notice to the increasing number of Android app downloads, which could soon overtake Apple’s iOS system.
Both platforms will hold around 3.2bn downloads by June 2012, according to a report by download tracker Xyologic.
Apple are currently still in the lead to Android, with 1.45 billion downloads compared to Android’s 640 million last month.
This means that developers are now choosing to create apps...
iPhone 4S or wait for Android Ice Cream Sandwich?
With eighteen month contract-driven upgrades the norm now in the UK, it’s always a challenge to decide whether it’s the right time to pull the trigger on buying a new phone — or to wait for the next big thing.
With Apple’s anticlimactic introduction of the iPhone 4S on Friday, the big question for many phone owners is whether to grab one when it ships on Friday or wait for the expected Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) phones from Google’s partners.
In favour of the...