Google updates Chrome for iOS with full screen option


What’s New in Version 26.0.1410.50

Fullscreen for iPhone and iPod touch
• Scroll the toolbar off the screen to enjoy the full page of content.
• Quickly re-access the omnibox by scrolling back down.

More stuff I would like Apple to do with Safari on iOS.

Nice iOS 7 concept.


iMessage encryption is too tough for the Feds.


An internal Drug Enforcement Administration document seen by CNET discusses a February 2013 criminal investigation and warns that because of the use of encryption, “it is impossible to intercept iMessages between two Apple devices” even with a court order approved by a federal judge.

iOS 7: It’s Time to Clean House

The Mac Observer:

A wholescale redesign of the iOS interface, however, won’t be easy for consumers, so I’m not expecting to see Apple toss out all of the current interface design elements and start from scratch. Instead, I think we’re on a new evolutionary road for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch where we’ll see some significant changes in iOS 7 that lead to even more refinements with future updates, and start with a first step that may feel more like a small leap.

Changes to iOS look, feel, and some of the functions, is needed. But I don’t expect a huge departure from what we have now, at least on this next version. Apple is now on the same position as Microsoft is, the user base is so big, that it has to be careful what and how they change things.

Can’t wait to see what Ive has been cooking.

Chinese Government praises Apple for Apology


With its rare apology, Apple Inc went from pariah to praiseworthy in the eyes of China’s state-controlled media, a lesson for other foreign firms not to underestimate the speed and power of the government press.

Last week, the Chinese Government chastised Apple for their warranty policies. Tim Cook sent a public apology for the misunderstanding, announcing changes to said policies. Today the Chinese praise Apple, and say that other companies should follow the example. People talk, stuff gets resolved. Go figure.

84% of all Mobile Devices in the Air are iOS


Among all mobile devices being used to connect through Gogo, 84 percent carry Apple’s iOS operating system while 16 percent carry the Android operating system. If you look only at the smartphones our customers are using, the iPhone makes up 73 percent and all Android devices make up 26 percent, with Blackberry and Windows based devices each making up less than 1 percent of devices being used in air.

Ok, seriously, what do android users do with their devices?

Android Accounted For 79% Of All Mobile Malware In 2012, 96% In Q4 Alone, Says F-Secure



According to a report out today from security specialists F-Secure, Android accounted for 79% of all malware in 2012, up from 66.7% in 2011 and just 11.25% in 2010. On the other side of the spectrum, Apple’s iOS, the world’s second-most popular platform for smartphones in terms of new purchases, remains one of the least compromised, with 0.7% of malware on its platform.

Apple Up, Android down



ComScore’s January numbers are out today and they have Google (and everyone else) losing ground to Apple. Android dropped to 52.3% from 53.6 percent of US Smartphone subscribers while Apple climbed 3.5 points to 37.8%. Both OS’s are now over 90% of the base.


Google Maps updated with Contacts search, faster local search


Google Maps has recieved it’s first updated since its launch in December. Version 1.1 includes Google Contacts search, improved local search, and the choice between miles and kilometers for distance units.

Why I switched from iPhone to Android

Macworld: has an opinion piece from Andy Ihnatko on how and why he switched to Android. Queue the Apple is DOOMED articles.