That's according to research from mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile, which says it may be harder to spot spoofed texts and phishing attacks on the iPhone than on other mobile OSes. At issue is the fact that iOS displays the "reply to" number for received texts, which can be modified to make it appear as if a text message originated from a different number than it … Read more
The iPad is great for many things, but one of the best uses for me is relaxing on a Saturday and flipping through the latest news. There are plenty of basic news apps that grab all the latest headlines for you, but some offer a sleek layout that lets you browse the news using an elegant interface.
I recently reviewed Trapit for iPad, a fairly new newsreader you can train to give you the latest stories about any subject. You simply search for a keyword and Trapit makes a "Trap" of the latest news stories on that subject … Read more
It seems like only yesterday that Angry Birds blasted into space. Now it seems they've made contact with Martians.
The episode comes as part of a free update that went live yesterday in the App Store and Google Play store.
In these 20 new levels, the pigs have hijacked the Curiosity Mars Rover. As always, it's up to the birds to save the day.
Speaking of which, Red Planet introduces no new fowl … Read more
Yesterday, Facebook released a new version of its iOS app. Facebook 5.0 was completely rebuilt, showing some major speed improvements. There weren't any major new features included in this release, but the workflow for some tasks did change. One of those tasks is how users saves photos to the Camera Roll.
In the old version of Facebook on iOS, you tapped on an action button while viewing the photo and were given the option to save the photo.
In Facebook 5.0, when viewing a photo there's only a "Done" button along with the expected … Read more
The biggest change is the ability to share directly from Chrome through e-mail or on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter (see our How To for more information). That follows a Google+ update last week, which allowed users to open shared Web links directly in Chrome.
Also new are improved sign-in error messages, better language detection for the welcome tour, and fixes for Web pages that load blank in Incognito … Read more
In its continuing quest for mobile browsing supremacy, Google updated Chrome for iOS yesterday. The biggest change the update brings is new sharing options. Now, Chrome for iOS boasts more ways to share a Web page than Mobile Safari.
With Mobile Safari, you have two sharing options: e-mail and Twitter. With Chrome for iOS, you now can share via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and G+.
To share a page, tap the action button in the upper-right corner and you will see that the previous Email option has been renamed Share. Tap Share and a small window appears with your four sharing … Read more
Facebook released an updated version of its iOS app, one that it says should be twice as responsive as before.
The new app, which Facebook said it has "rebuilt from the ground up," will open quickly and allow users to scroll through stories smoothly and load photos instantly, the company said in a blog post.
CNET's Sharon Vaknin tweeted that she's definitely seeing an improvement:
Facebook was not kidding -- the new iOS app is much … Read more
Smartphones and tablets make great travel tools, but many of their best features depend on reliable Internet service. World Travel Guide gives you a smart, lovely backup and may inspire a few side trips with its great overviews of over 200 nations and major cities. Here's how to use it:Install the World Travel Guide app for Android and iOS here. Run the app. Browse the extensive listing of guides and select those you wish to download. Note that some are quite large, so make sure you've got room for them all. Check out the guides. They … Read more
TomTom's navigation app for iPhone and iPad receives a small refresh with today's version 1.11 bump. The new update brings with it the most recent TomTom map data, new methods for choosing destinations and modifying routes, and Foursquare integration that further fleshes out the apps social networking feature set.
The Foursquare integration is probably the biggest bit of news here. If you're not familiar, Foursquare is a location-based social network game that gives users points for "checking in" to locations and awarding "mayorship" and perks to each location's most frequent visitors. … Read more