iOS

Apple CEO Tim Cook issues apology for Apple Maps

The recent release of Apple's iOS 6 saw the company ditch Google Maps in favor of their own mapping solution in order to bring features like turn-by-turn navigation and 3D flyover to its users. The result didn't turn out so well, and the company has received a lot of backlash from its users. Apple CEO Tim Cook has addressed these issues and apologized today for all the problems.

Gameloft’s next-gen game “Wild Blood” preview trailer unvealed

Gameloft unleashed the rumor mill last week after posting an awesome picture of their upcoming next generation title for Android and iOS. The game had no name, but we can now confirm is called "Wild Blood" and is their first game to use the wildly popular Unreal Graphics Engine. Unreal is behind the iOS hit Infinity Blade, and multiple games like Gears of War, and now is finally coming to Android full steam.

Google Now voice search heads to iPhone

Google's extremely impressive voice search feature, Google Now, that was revamped and released with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is headed to iOS - wait what? Yup, you read that title right. Obviously the entire amazing feature set and "cards" of Google Now won't be hitting the iPhone, but it comes close and is set to rival Siri on her own playing field.

Google kicked from iPhone again with YouTube removal

Today some rather interesting news has just hit the web regarding Apple and their iPhone going after Google again. This week Apple has released their latest beta for iOS 6 -- the OS version that will grace their next iPhone. Along with the new release is the complete absence of YouTube. Google's obviously popular application has been completely removed from iOS for the first time since the original iPhone debut in 2007.

Gameloft promises simultaneous launches across Android and iOS

Today Gameloft is in the news with an awesome looking new next-gen game that we are still awaiting more details on. In the meantime we wanted to talk about their game and app launches. Gameloft recently took to Twitter and announced that in 2012 their goal is "simultaneous launches on iOS and Android." If you've ever seen an awesome game from Gameloft, you know their games always arrive on iOS first.

Magic Piano finally arrives for Android

Who wants to play some musical masterpieces on their Android phones and tablets? Today the popular Magic Piano by Smule has finally crossed the orchard of Apple's and is available on Android. This game is actually quite excellent and will be loads of fun for any music or Piano fan.

IDC: Android surges to 59% world market share

We wondered a few months ago is Android had reached a saturation point when it was running on 50% of the smartphones on the planet. We were... wrong. According to the IDC's latest numbers, Android is now up to 59% of the worldwide smartphone market, with just under 90 million devices shipped in the first quarter of 2012. The nearest competitor is Apple, with 23% and 35.1 million iPhones.

EA Mobile taking away games you’ve paid for – you don’t own them

Sadly there is a story going around in the Apple and iOS world today that rattled my cage a little bit. Usually I don't sympathize with the iCrowd but this story is pretty upsetting. Basically my title should be "You don't own your games or apps" but I wanted to toss in EA Mobile so everyone knows who I'm talking about. Apparently even if you buy a game (and pay $4.99) they can pull it from you at will, it's only a license.