So, are you hooked on Google+? Were you waiting for a social network to come along that would let you send out short updates and photos to your friends, just in a slightly different way than all the other ones? Well, now you can use it on your iPhone with the new Google+ app.
It isn't like Apple to stumble. The company's recent history is filled with one hit after the next, from the trusty iPod to the pioneering iPhone. Hell, even the company's "gambles" such as the MacBook Air or iPad have landed on solid ground. Final Cut Pro X, similarly, should have been a sure thing. It's as much the widely used tool to the professional video editing world as Photoshop is to graphic designers, or Excel is to, uh, whoever is still making spreadsheets out there. So what happened, and why does Apple now appear to be not stumbling, but tumbling down a steep, muddy, prickly slope in the wake of the software's release? Read on to to find out why Final Cut Pro X is the program — nay, the app — that launched a thousand complaints.
A new report claims consumers are now spending more minutes using mobile apps than surfing the Web. Is this the beginning of the end for the Web?
With NFC wireless payment technology taking its sweet time to integrate itself into anything useful, the market is wide open for some clever new system to save us all from the hassle of having to carry around and use credit cards to pay for stuff. One company has hit on a way to make payments without any fancy hardware, using music only machines can hear.
When Steve Jobs took the podium at the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, consumers eagerly awaited the news from on high about how much simpler their lives were about to become. Conversely, all the developers following along (either in physical attendance or breathlessly waiting for the liveblog to auto-update) knew to be scared for their beloved apps. After all, Apple has been known to adapt ideas from third-party markets into its evolution with each new iOS update. It turned out, of course, that the fears were justified. In fact, it seems as though Apple has done more than play catch-up with Android and third party developers — they've captured the flag. In the same way that having Windows' Internet browser built into its OS killed off Netscape and the like eons ago, with the unveiling of the feature-rich iOS 5, a lot of developers' fates seem uncertain. Here are 11 third-party apps that are staring into the abyss after Monday's coming out party.
DVICE is starting to feel the need, dear readers: the need for speed. We just released a shiny new version of the DVICE mobile app that's loads faster than the old one. What's more, at long last the DVICE app is calling Android home, too. Get it now for your Android device or iPhone, iPod and iPad.
It's handy to check the traffic before you head off to work in the morning, but most people don't get all of the relevant info they need in time to do anything about it. IBM has developed a predictive traffic app that learns your commute and can tell you whether to make a break for it, take the train instead, or just go back to bed until things clear up.
Next time you find yourself stranded out in the middle of suburbia with a low battery in your electric car, you can just whip out the PlugShare app and find a total stranger to hit up for a charge.
Universal translators embedded in our brains may still be a long way off, but in the meantime instantaneous translation via your iPhone is now as simple as point and shoot.
By seamlessly translating spoken audio into another language in near real-time, Google's Translate app for the iPhone comes close to giving you a pocket-sized universal translation device. And it's free.