If you're getting the new iPad on launch day tomorrow, you probably can't wait to see the new Retina Display. Having seen it first hand, I can tell you it looks beautiful, but the only problem is there aren't very many third-party apps available yet to take advantage of all those extra pixels. As I wrote earlier this week, it takes time to upgrade the big apps.
Apple may find itself in front of a Congressional committee trying to back up claims that it's protecting the privacy of its users.
As concerns have mounted over the information collected by mobile apps, Apple has been forced to defend its policies to lawmakers. Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook last month asking for clarification on the company's privacy policies concerning the data that apps can collect.
In case there was any doubt that Verizon means LTE business, Big Red just dispelled that myth. Again.
CNET first learned that Verizon would bless all forthcoming smartphones with 4G in January at CES, where Verizon called LTE a "hard requirement."
David Small, Verizon Wireless' CTO, reiterated the point in an interview with Dow Jones yesterday.
In addition to committing fully--and publicly--to LTE handsets, Verizon will also double its LTE markets from nearly 200 to 400 by the end of 2012. In fact, tomorrow marks Verizon's rollout of its 203rd market with the addition of seven new cities.… Read more
Last week Apple showed off the new iPad's higher-resolution display and showcased a series of new apps that take advantage of those added pixels. If you have an iPad, I'm sure you're relishing the chance to see the new display in action, but before you get too excited, don't expect to get the full experience on day one.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but don't be surprised if some of your favorite apps aren't ready to hit the ground running, even if you are.
Crystal clear consequences So why do … Read more
Your first order of business with Apple's third-generation iPad: fill up that stunning Retina Display with plenty of video. But hang on; if you're getting the 4G model, better watch that over-the-air video consumption. Lightning-fast as it is, over LTE, you'll be tempted to burn through your data plan in less time than you might think.
Here's a breakdown of what a 5GB data plan will get you on the 4G LTE iPad, for moments when you're not on Wi-Fi.
AT&T and Verizon both offer $50 5GB monthly data plans for LTE tablets like the iPad--the only plan in which they overlap, so let's start there.… Read more
That feature add, unfortunately, hasn't yet been received with the highest regard. Apple's voice recognition assistant has caught on fairly well here in the U.S. (though a lawsuit claiming Siri isn't what Apple says it is was just filed), but in Japan one video shows Siri struggling on some more-advanced Japanese requests.
The side-by-side comparison below features an iPhone 4S with Siri and what appears to be an Android phone running Japanese wireless carrier DoCoMo's voice recognition feature, Syabette Concier. Reported by Kotaku (via AppleInsider), the video shows Siri's response time being slower than … Read more
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly taken an interest in the mobile side of a business relationship between Apple and Google, and wants it on the record.
Citing two people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that the U.S. regulatory group has subpoenaed Apple in hopes of getting details about its mobile-search deal with Google. That includes information on the agreement that has made Google the default search engine on Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPhone since 2007, the report said.
Apple's been a little overzealous in the way it's advertised Siri, the voice assistant feature found on the company's latest iPhone, a new lawsuit claims.
iPhone 4S buyer Frank Fazio says the software feature simply didn't work like it did in Apple's television advertising. And now he's suing Apple in the Northern District of California.
"Promptly after the purchase of his iPhone 4S, [Fazio] realized that Siri was not performing as advertised," Fazio's complaint states. "For instance, when [Fazio] asked Siri for directions to a certain place, or to locate … Read more
This was a big week for Apple with the announcement of the new iPad, and though I got to play with it a little bit at the event Wednesday, I really can't wait to put it through its paces when it's finally released March 16.
With that said, the new iPad wasn't the only thing released on Wednesday; Apple also announced the availability of several updates to iOS apps, including the new iPhoto for iOS.
This week's collection of iOS apps is a little different than usual. Instead of a themed collection, I'm going to list the Apple apps released this week so you can have them all in one place. Click the name of the link to head to our download page, or click the link at the end of each one to read our hands-on articles about each of the apps.… Read more
Despite the overwhelming appeal of being able to tether your iPhone to your laptop via the Personal Hotspot feature included in iOS, the cost of doing so keeps many iPhone owners from getting the most out of their device. Tether, however, has a solution.
Back in November, Tether was able to briefly get an app approved on Apple's App Store. The $14.99 app allowed users to bypass the Personal Hotspot method of setting up a tether for their laptops and instead use a USB cable and Tether's software. The app, iTether, was quickly pulled.… Read more