Tim Cook Does 80 Percent Of His Work On iPad

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On the heels of the announcement of the new partnership with IBM and Apple, Tim Cook was quoted as saying he does 80 percent of his work on an iPad. The two companies forged a new relationship that aims to bring a "new class" of business apps specifically for mobile, with more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions built from the ground-up. Apple wants to make a big push into enterprise. What better way to illustrate the power and capability of iOS, than to hear that the CEO of the 15th largest public company uses it as his primary device to get things done. Cook has a vision, to make enterprise apps as simple to use as consumer apps. … [Read more...]

Facebook Mentions App Released, Only Available To Verified Public Figures

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Facebook has released yet another new app, but this one isn't for the masses. Facebook Mentions is an app specifically designed for actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers to discover and join conversations on Facebook. The app requires that you are a verified public figure using Pages. Those celebrities, politicians, sports figures and such will need to reach out Facebook for access. It's unclear as to what they consider to be necessary requirements for Mentions. In the sample screenshots, Mariah Carey is used, so the bar seems like it might be pretty high. … [Read more...]

Google Analytics app now available for iPhone

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Google Analytics for iOS is now available in the App Store, allowing website owners to access and track web traffic on their iPhone using the official app. Analytics was an odd bird, being one of the few Google apps that was available for Android, but not for iOS. For website owners, Analytics is the primary method of keeping track of website traffic. The void had been filled by third-party developers who with user authorization, could provide the same data. Other options for websites was to use Safari or a web browser of their choosing.Google Analytics offers much of what users enjoy when using a web browser. There is an abundance of data, all accessible from your iOS device. You can access real-time data to see how many users are … [Read more...]

Apple Partners with IBM To Bring ‘New Class’ of Enterprise Apps

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Apple today announced a new partnership with IBM that will allow the two to create a "new class" of business apps that take advantage of IBM's big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. Billed as IBM MobileFirst for iOS, the collaboration will draw upon the unique strengths of each company.a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps, developed exclusively from the ground up, for iPhone and iPad; unique IBM cloud services optimized for iOS, including device management, security, analytics and mobile integration; new AppleCare service and support offering tailored to the needs of the enterprise; and new packaged offerings from IBM for device activation, supply and … [Read more...]

How share a calendar in iOS

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As you start adding and subscribing to calendars, you might find there are a number of instances where you might want to share a calendar. Like we covered earlier, most folks have multiple calendars, with each geared towards a specific to groups of similar events. There may be members in your family or business associates who would benefit from having access to the same calendar. For these sort of calendars, it makes sense that one person is the keeper of the calendar, while allowing access to others. You could make it public, but often you don't want personal information available to anyone. Fear not, Apple makes this very easy, thanks to iCloud, which by the way, is a requirement for sharing. Here's how to share a calendar in iOS. … [Read more...]

iOS 7 Adoption Rate Hits 90 Percent

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When Apple released iOS 7 last year, it was the biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone. A recent update to Apple's developer portal shares information on just how many iOS users have updated to Apple's reimagined operating system. Using access to the App Store to gather metrics on iOS version usage, Apple extrapolates some impressive numbers. For the week ending July 13th, 2014, 90% of devices are using iOS 7. … [Read more...]

How to subscribe to calendars on iPhone and iPad

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The default iOS Calendars app lets your personal and work like seamlessly, by allowing you to create multiple calendars specific to a group of events. With the added advantage of showing or hiding events, it lets you focus on a specific group of events. This is a critical feature, otherwise the excessive addition of various calendars could be overwhelming. As you start to add your own calendars, which often include manual entries, there's an easy way to expand the information provided by your calendar. Subscriptions are an easy way to add a plethora of useful information to your calendar. We'll go over some great sources to find content worthy of your subscriptions and how to subscribe to calendars on your iPhone and iPad. … [Read more...]

Ingress Is Wild Augmented Reality Game From Google

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You wouldn't typically associate games with Google, but that's exactly what we got this morning in the App Store. Ingress is a new augmented reality game from the search behemoth, that transforms your real world into a global game of mystery, intrigue and competition. You are tasked with saving the world and you'll need to form alliances from throughout the world to help make that happen, with the game centering on controlling an unknown force or risk being controlled. Will you join the elightented or the resistance?You make your way through the real world, using your iPhone as a lens. Ingress lets you discover and tap sources of mysterious energy. You can aquire objects to help, capture territory and ally with one of two sides. The … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, Phramed, The Bump, Sonic Jump Fever and more!

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The fireworks are over, but the summer continues to heat up and we're highlighting some apps that sizzle. This week, we relax with origami, search for Fisherman Bob's fingers, find numerous reasons to jump in tanks and find room for yet another new messaging app. It's time for the everythingiCafe Apps of the Week for July 12th, 2014. … [Read more...]