Gameboy Advance emulator for iOS sneaks into the App Store (as a baby names app)

Awesome Baby Names

Apple polices the App Store pretty vigorously to keep out porn, piracy, and video game emulators, among other things. But every now and again something slips through the cracks. For instance, there’s now a Nintendo Gameboy Advance emulator available in the App Store for $1.99. But you’d never know that from the name or description of the Awesome Baby Names app. Update: And… it’s gone…. Read more »

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 »

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

iOS 6.0.1

Apple has released a minor software update for iOS devices including the latest iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone models. For the most part iOS 6.0.1 is designed to fix bugs and improve security. You can download the update by visiting the Software Update section in the General Settings area on most recent iOS devices. But if you have an iOS 5, you’ll have to download… Read more »

iOS 6 tethered jailbreak now installs Cydia Store


The iPhone Dev Team has updated their tool for jailbreaking some phones and tablets running iOS 6. Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 now lets you install the Cydia Store for apps that only run on jailbroken devices. It also adds support for untethered jailbreaks on a handful of devices, and the ability to restore to older firmware that’s no longer supported by Apple. There are a few big… Read more »

You can jailbreak (some) devices running iOS 6

iOS 6 jailbroken

As soon as Apple released iOS 6 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, folks started trying to figure out if they could jailbreak the operating system and run unsupported code on their devices. The answer is yes… kind of. Redmond Pie has details on how to jailbreak a device running iOS 6 — but it will only work on some devices. That includes the iPhone… 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 »

Shazam can now tag live TV shows, provide cast details and more on your phone


Shazam built a name for itself by letting you tap a button on your phone to identify songs playing on a radio, on TV, at a club, or anywhere else. Now the Shazam app can also identify TV shows. Just hold your phone or tablet close enough to the TV so that the mic can pick up the audio, and tap the Shazam button and… Read more »