BROWSING: iOS

Apple unveils its car at WWDC – sort of

Apple took the wraps off new Macs, a new CarPlay and more at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week.

Facebook cloud gaming comes to Apple, despite lingering iOS restrictions

Apple requires all games for a streaming service to be added to its App Store unless the service exists solely in a web app iPhone and iPad users can now add Facebook’s cloud gaming service to their homescreens. The development will allow users to easily...

Only 18% of US consumers aware of different types of 5G spectrum: study

  Only 18% of U.S. consumers have heard of and understand the difference between the 5G network band types such as mid-band or high-band (Millimeter Wave) currently available in the U.S., according to the latest Mobile Connectivity Report from NPD’s Connected Intelligence. The report also showed...

Kagan: Don’t upgrade to iPhone iOS 13 yet

Do not upgrade your Apple iPhone to iOS 13. Not yet anyway. I would even wait till after the iOS13.1 update comes out on Tuesday. While iOS13.1 will be a great operating system, it won’t be until after the next few updates. Waiting could...

#TBT: Clearwire tries TD-LTE; Moving to shared data plans; Exploring SDN… this week in 2012

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Clearwire tries to...

Kagan: Apple battery problem back with new iPhone iOS update

Suddenly, the iPhone battery-gate problem is back again, full force, after the latest iOS 11.4 update. You would think after dealing with the expensive and embarrassing battery problem several months ago, Apple would never again go anywhere near the issue. That they would be...

Analyst Angle: Why mobile apps are driving the future of the MacOS

  Over one billion people now use the iOS interface. It is often the user interface that most young people first come to know. They know it is a screen made up of colorful icons with the name of the app underneath it. There are...

Kagan: Will users still trust Apple after iPhone slowdown?

There should be quite a bit of embarrassment at Apple in the last couple weeks since they admitted to the iPhone slowdown. But is there? I wrote about this problem several times in recent years. What happens next--as Apple pushes three new iPhone models-- now...

Kagan: Users’ thoughts on the iPhone X vs. iPhone 8

The iPhone X has been with us for a while and now users are starting to develop real opinions. I’ve talked to many users of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and previous iPhones and found their input very enlightening. So, let me share some of...

2017 Predictions: Mobile security – 2016 and beyond

Mobile security does have a leg up on its desktop counterpart, though greater cooperation is needed. Editor’s Note: With 2017 virtually upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in...

Facebook tests a Wi-Fi finder

Facebook appears to be testing a feature to help users find nearby free and public Wi-Fi hot spots, according to news reports. TheNextWeb spotted the new Wi-Fi finder option in the Apple iOS app and Facebook confirmed its existence to VentureBeat, but availability appears to...

Kagan: Is BlackBerry at the end of its lifespan?

Remember the early days of the smartphone revolution when BlackBerry led the pack? Back then it was a battle between BlackBerry and Palm. Ah, the good old days. Thinking about it reminds me of the good old days after the Ford Model T hit...

Report: Apple wins Christmas, phablet market grows

The Christmas holiday was a productive one for Apple. From Dec. 19 through Dec. 25, Apple iOS devices accounted for 49% of all device activations, according to data from an analytics firm. But its not all good news for Apple. The company was down overall...

Apple Q3 results: 4 things carriers should know

Apple achieved another record-breaking quarter this spring, earning $10.7 billion on revenue of $49.6 billion. CEO Tim Cook said that the company surpassed its sales expectations for the iPhone, iPad, Mac products, and yes, even the Apple Watch. Here are four key takeaways from...

Apple Music off to a rocky but promising start

This week marks the launch of Apple Music, the long-rumored streaming music and radio platform from Apple. First previewed at WWDC 2015, the service aims to compete with Spotify, Tidal, Pandora and other streaming music services. It’s also arguably the biggest software launch from...

Coders: Episode 15 – Software Project Management with Justin Esgar

This week I'm talking to the Appitalizer himself, Justin Esgar. Justin launched SignMyPad back when the iPad was brand new, and has launched several other iOS apps since then. He discusses how he went from concept to paid app, plus the tools he used...

Coders – Episode 14: Reactions to Apple’s WWDC 2015

This week I'm talking to media pundits and developers about their thoughts on Apple's Monday announcements from the annual World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco. Unsurprisingly, many believed the open-sourcing of Swift was one of the most significant changes. Open source Swift will have...

Apple announces new OS X, iOS and watchOS; debuts Apple Music

SAN FRANCISCO – Today at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced a number of updates to its software products and revealed Apple Music, a new service that combines streaming music, a new Internet radio service and a social component for artists. Here’s a...

Coders: Episode 13 – Building Pheebo, an iOS video aggregation app

In this episode of Coders I dig into the tools and techniques used to bring video app Pheebo to life. Pheebo is a video aggregation app for iOS that provides a slick user interface to quickly find and watch video content across the disparate...

Crash iOS devices with a text message

iOS text bug crashes iPhones, iPads and more Imagine receiving an innocent enough text message from a friend, only to have your iPhone screen go black and the white apple logo appears, indicating that it has restarted. That’s what some Reddit users discovered earlier this...

Intel committed to a Chinese operating system

WASHINGTON – China has been working since 2014 to develop a domestic mobile operating system, largely at the behest of the Chinese government. The state sees the widespread use of modified versions Google’s Android OS system as a major vulnerability due to the ease in...

Generation Wireless: The myth of Apple and Saint Jobs

The consumer obsession with Apple products is hurting American regional carriers, even though Apple is not the best device on the market. That was a major thrust of discussion at the Competitive Carrier Association’s 2015 Global Expo this week in Atlanta. CCA is an association...

Apple unveils watches, new MacBook and medical research initiative

Apple is clearly hoping to redefine the luxury watch category in much the same way that the iPhone redefined the smartphone market. Today the company provided more details on its long-awaited Apple Watch, as well as iOS 8.2, a new notebook computer and a...

Apple devices targeted by malware (RCR Mobile Minute)

Palo Alto Networks has identified a new virus that it said can attack iPhones and iPads when they are connected to Macintosh computers via USB. 'WireLurker' is the name given to the malware, which is embedded in some apps for Macintosh computers. More than 350,000...

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