Google Maps returns to iOS, this time as a third-party app

Google Maps for iOS

Apple has included a Maps application with every iOS device since the original iPhone. Up until recently the mapping capabilities were powered by Google Maps, but when Apple released iOS 6 this year, the company severed the relationship with Google Maps, instead building an in-house mapping system. That move’s been a bit controversial… with many users feeling like they’re acting as beta testers for a… Read more »

Gmail 2.0 brings multiple user accounts, new UI to iPhone, iPad

Gmail 2.0 for iOS

Maybe the second time’s a charm. Google released its first Gmail app for iOS over a year ago, but it was a bit buggy and short on features. While Google offered a few minor updates with support for things like push notifications, the Gmail app for iPhone and iPad continued to play second fiddle to the company’s Android apps. Now Google has released Gmail 2.0 for iOS,… Read more »

CyanogenMod’s Apollo Music Player available from Google Play Store

Apollo music player

Apollo is the default music player in CyanogenMod 10, a custom version of Android 4.1 which is available for dozens of phones and tablets. But now you can download and install Apollo on any device running Android 2.3 or later, whether you’re using CyanogenMod or not. Two versions are now available from the Google Play Store. Apollo is a free, ad-supported music player, while Apollo+… Read more »

Google Play Music adds gapless playback, auto-generated mixes

Google Play Music instant mix

Google has updated the Play Music app for Android, adding support for gapless playback, the ability to save your thumbs up, last add, and other playlist on your device, and more. One of my favorite changes is that Google will now automatically create mixes for you based on the songs you’ve played the most. In order to check out the instant mixes, just fire up… Read more »

Amazon expands Cloud Drive with a Photos app

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos

Amazon Cloud Drive gives users 5GB of free online storage space for any files they’d care to store online. It’s also the backbone of the company’s Cloud Player app that lets you upload music to the cloud and stream it to any device with a web browser or Cloud Player app. Now Amazon is launching another Cloud Drive app for Android, and this one’s aimed… Read more »

Dolphin Browser 9 for Android with Jetpack plugin offers even better HTML5 performance

Dolphin Browser 9.0

There’s no shortage of web browser apps for Android. But Dolphin Browser has been around longer than most, and the developers say users have now installed Dolphin 50 million times. In the early days of Dolphin, the browser stood out by offering tabs and support for add-ons. Those features aren’t unique anymore, but the new Dolphin Browser 9.0 has a nifty new feature – a… Read more »

Firefox 16, Opera 12.1 web browser updates hit Android

Firefox 16 Reading Mode

Mozilla and Opera have both released updates to their web browsers for Android phones and tablets today. Opera Mobile 12.1 and Firefox 16 are both available as free downloads from the Google Play Store. The latest version of Firefox features a new Reader Mode which strips away images, sidebars, and other content and lets you just read a clean text version of whatever website you… Read more »

Apple releases iOS 6: Here’s what’s new

iOS 6

Apple has released iOS 6 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models that support the company’s latest mobile operating system. It’s available for download through iTunes, or you can download the update directly on your mobile device running iOS 6 or later by going into the “Software Update” section in the General Settings. So what exactly is new in iOS 6? A whole lot. But… Read more »