Category Archives: iOS

15 Billion Apps Downloaded And Counting

 

Many of you will remember when the App Store passed the 1 Billion download mark. Now, as it seems, the pace is heating up. Apple announced that 15 Billion apps have been downloaded in total from the App Store as of this morning. There are also 425,000 total apps and paid apps have brought in $2.5 Billion for the developers that have made them. Apple is also showing off that they are the king of apps in the tablet world with an amazing 100,000 available for download this instant. 

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iPad Typing World Record Broken

 

A 15 year old broke the Guinness World Record for typing speed on the iPad by just about a second. The record that he broke consists of typing every single letter in the English language with the keyboard. His time clocked in at 5.26 seconds breaking the previous record of 6.31 seconds. We will have to see how the record keeping is done after Apple releases iOS 5 in the coming months. One of iOS 5’s new features is the redesigned keyboard. The keyboard features a split key layout with half of the letter on each side of the screen. The split screen keyboard will only be displayed on the iPad screen when holding it in in landscape position. We will make sure to keep you informed on all Apple records, meanwhile why not practice up on your typing skills?­

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HD Traffic Comes To TomTom App

If you have been a user of TomTom’s navigation app the latest update will bring you even more joy. To enjoy the new HD traffic feature you will need to get the $20 traffic add-on via an in app purchase. If you’re already a traffic subscriber well you have nothing to worry about. As you can tell by the picture above many major roads will show you just how bad the traffic is with some bright easy to see colors. If you’re always in your car or if you need to know your way around TomTom is a good way to go about it.

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iOS 5 Beta 2

There are a few differences with Beta 2 but nothing to write home about. First the notifications have been tweaked ever so slightly, giving you the ability to see everything from the lock screen of your device with a larger font face. You can also create photo albums which is an awesome feature to have. With the iPhone 4’s great camera taking hundreds of pictures is not tough and now you have a way to organize them on your phone. Finally is the way the iPhone is updated. Now this is still a rumor at this point but as you can see from the picture above, updates might come over the air to your device with no need to plug in to a computer. 

Like always as more features are discovered we will let you know. 

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iPad Is King Of The Tablet World

Everyone knows the iPad is a juggernaut in the tablet world so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that it is the leader in usage. Wait, leader isn’t the word for it, champion is more like it. Worldwide statistics show that the iPad holds an 89% market share among tablet computers. The iPad isn’t just killing it in market share; it’s also the king in usage for non-computer devices. If you’re interested in reading more of the stats check out the comScore site.

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