What's Your Dream Smartwatch App?

Today we learned that Sonos is beta testing integration with Android Wear, good news for anyone who ever dreamt of switching the song via wrist. But for many of us, the lure of the smartwatch doesn't end with being able to control a playlist from your watch. » 11/01/14 4:00pm 11/01/14 4:00pm

How Third-Party Apps Are Taking Over iOS

Third-party apps have started to become the best-in-class in iOS. This is good for third-party developers, users, and in the short-term, Apple. It gives third-parties, like Google, additional exposure and revenue. It provides better apps for users on iOS devices. And it helps sell more iOS devices for Apple. In the… » 12/24/12 12:00pm 12/24/12 12:00pm

Why Twitter Wanting to Kill All Third Party Twitter Apps Is Ridiculous

In a classic case of forgetting where you came from, Twitter is suffocating third party Twitter apps until they die so the only Twitter people know is from Twitter, Inc. itself. This sucks for many reasons—mostly because Twitter apps suck compared to third party apps—but also because of this: the Twitter we know today… » 8/17/12 11:30pm 8/17/12 11:30pm

Third-Party Facebook Apps Could Have Access to Your Address and Phone…

Starting now, you better pay pretty close attention to the dialog boxes that pop up when you try add third-party apps to Facebook. If you don't, you might end up giving them your address and phone number. » 1/17/11 8:00am 1/17/11 8:00am

Microsoft Retail Store PCs Will Be Crapware-Free, But I'm Still…

No one likes uninstalling bloatware, trialware, and craplets from their freshly unboxed PCs. Microsoft finally acknowledges this by skipping the unnecessary third-party software in Microsoft retail store PCs. That's truly great, but they should do a little more than that. » 10/29/09 12:20am 10/29/09 12:20am

InstallerApp For Mac Installs Jailbreak Apps Without Jailbreaking Your…

Ripdev's InstallerApp makes installing third-party jailbreak applications on your iPhone slightly easier, by eliminating the need to jailbreak your iPhone at all. You just need to pay $7 for the privilege. » 3/24/09 6:18pm 3/24/09 6:18pm

iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak Has Issues With GPS, Official SDK?

It seems the first iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak by Nate True we all rushed to install is throwing a handful of problems, some of which are fixable and some of which leave us wishing we had waited a little bit. Here's what we know so far from personal experience and what we've read on the internet. » 1/28/08 1:06pm 1/28/08 1:06pm

Voice Dial iPhone Voice Dialing App Costs Money, But Works Well

Adam of Lifehacker points us to this Voice Dial application for the iPhone, which allows you to record voice samples for any contact on your address book and bring it up just by talking. You can activate voice dialing with the two-press home button trick introduced in iPhone 1.1.1, but you can even put tags on actions… » 1/22/08 5:00pm 1/22/08 5:00pm

Third-Party iPhone SMS and MMS Apps Fill Functionality Holes

Big holes in the iPhone's SMS/MMS functionality have been filled with two apps, SMSD and MMS. SMSD allows you to forward old SMS messages to new recipients, as well as sending new messages to multiple people. MMS, on the other hand, lets you send MMS messages (but not receive them yet) from pictures on your phone.… » 12/06/07 3:15pm 12/06/07 3:15pm

Sync Your iPhone, iPod Touch Over Wi-Fi

If the Zune can wirelessly sync over your home network, why can't your iPhone? A developer's made an automatic GUI syncing tool that essentially rsync's a folder on your computer to a folder on your iPhone/iTouch. That by itself is pretty lame and quite limited—especially compared with a full sync you get when you… » 12/03/07 2:00pm 12/03/07 2:00pm