iOS

Today Google shipped an update for their Hangouts application on iOS. The update brings the version number to 4.0, and rightfully so as it comes with a new design for the entire application. Although this is an iOS application, it feels very much like an Android application as it follows the same Material Design principles that Google's Android applications use. Above you can see the conversation view for the application running on an iPad. It still retains the bar to initiate a call with the person on the right hand side, which may pose a problem in the near future when users pull from that side to initiate multitasking on iPads running iOS 9. There are a few other iPad specific changes, such as a...

Comparing OpenGL ES To Metal On iOS Devices With GFXBench Metal

In the past couple of years we've seen the creation of a number of new low level graphics APIs. Arguably the first major initiative was AMD's Mantle API, which...

34 by Brandon Chester on 6/15/2015

Apple Announces iOS 9 at WWDC

Today Apple has made a number of announcements relating to their three major operating systems. We've seen the announcement of WatchOS 2 for the Apple Watch, OS X El...

36 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

Apple Releases iOS 8.3 With A New Emoji Keyboard, Bug Fixes, and Improved Performance

Today Apple publicly released iOS 8.3 for all devices that are capable of running versions of iOS 8. The update is a fairly substantial one that brings various improvements...

31 by Brandon Chester on 4/8/2015

Apple Watch Hands-On

By far the highlight of Apple’s Spring Forward event was the Apple Watch. Though announced back in September, Apple has not allowed any hands-on time with the device until...

64 by Ryan Smith on 3/9/2015

Pebble Announces the Pebble Time

The original Pebble watch was arguably the first device in what is now a rapidly growing smartwatch segment of the wearables market. Since its release, the software of the...

19 by Brandon Chester on 2/24/2015

Google Updates Docs Apps With Improved Functionality and Touch ID Support

Today Google has issued an update to their Docs, Sheets, and Slides applications on iOS and Android. These productivity apps were some of the first to receive Material Design...

0 by Brandon Chester on 1/21/2015

Best Tablets: Holiday 2014

With the holidays approaching, it's time for our annual recommendations for devices in various product categories. Today we're taking a look at what tablets provide the best value and...

82 by Brandon Chester on 11/28/2014

The Apple iPad Air 2 Review

As we approach the holidays, Apple has launched a new iPad as expected. As one might expect from the name, the iPad Air 2 is more of an evolution...

227 by Joshua Ho on 11/7/2014

A Look At OS X Yosemite And iOS 8.1

It has been a busy year for Apple, although one could argue it has been more of a busy few months. The yearly updates for most of Apple's products...

170 by Brandon Chester on 10/27/2014

The iPhone 6 Plus Mini-Review: Apple's First Phablet

While we’ve also written about the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus needs its own review in order to really understand the various features of the device that would...

191 by Joshua Ho on 9/30/2014

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Preliminary Results

While we’re still working on the full review, I want to get out some preliminary results for the iPhone 6. For now, this means some basic performance data and...

317 by Joshua Ho on 9/22/2014

The iOS 8 Review

Another year has passed and like clockwork Apple has released a new iPhone and a new version of iOS to accompany it. Our reviews of both new iPhones will...

164 by Brandon Chester on 9/17/2014

SwiftKey to be Available at iOS 8 Launch

While it was pretty well-known that SwiftKey was coming to iOS 8, it wasn't really clear when this would happen. However, we now know that SwiftKey will be available...

15 by Joshua Ho on 9/10/2014

Understanding Dual Domain Pixels in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

In the launch announcement, Apple announced that their new display had dual domain pixels, which improved viewing angles. Unfortunately they dropped the subject at this, which make for a...

30 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; Available September 19th

Today, Apple is launching the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. One of first changes is that the new iPhone 6 has a 4.7" 1334x750 display, and the...

169 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2014

A Look at Bioshock for iOS and How it Compares to its PC Counterpart

I originally bought Bioshock for PC a number of years ago during one of Steam's summer sales. It was $2, and I had heard good things about it so...

29 by Brandon Chester on 8/28/2014

OpenGL SIGGRAPH 2014 Update: OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.1, & More

Taking place this week is SIGGRAPH 2014, the graphics industry’s yearly professional event. As the biggest graphics event of the year this show has become the Khronos Group’s favorite...

3 by Ryan Smith on 8/11/2014

Apple’s Swift and What it Means for Developers and Users

On Monday Apple revealed iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Both of these were expected by everyone who has followed Apple’s pattern of software reveals at WWDC for...

79 by Brandon Chester on 6/11/2014

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