Apple Buys Burstly, Maker of iOS App Testing Platform TestFlight

5:24 PM, Feb. 21st, 2014 · · iOS


Apple has purchased Burstly, the company behind the popular iOS app testing platform called TestFlight. Terms of the deal haven't been leaked, but the acquisition apparently took place in the last two weeks, and TechCrunch reported that the company's engineers are already working at Apple.

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Hopefully this deal will lead to better developer testing tools from Apple.

Major League Baseball Launches iBeacons at Petco Park and Dodger Stadium

5:11 PM, Feb. 14th, 2014 · · iOS


Major League Baseball announced Friday that it has finished installing Apple's iBeacon technology in two of its stadiums, Petco Park in San Diego and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The league installed 65 beacons at the stadiums, and will likely use them to send promotional material and coupons to iPhone owners who install the at the Ballpark app on their devices.

iOS 7: Forward Multiple Text Messages at Once

8:20 AM, Feb. 13th, 2014 · · iOS

When you need to forward text messages to other folks, how do you go about it? Do you copy and paste them into other conversations one at a time? Then boy, do we have a tip for you on how you can send along multiple texts at once. It’ll save you lots of time and frustration, we swear.

iCloud Keychain: Removing Individual Entries

8:30 AM, Feb. 11th, 2014 · · iOS

If you’re using iCloud Keychain and would like to stop an individual site from autofilling a password, how do you go about it? In this tip, we’ll give you how-tos for both your Mac and your iOS devices, and if you need help setting up the service in the first place, we’ll point you in the right direction.

3 Free Magical iOS Apps

9:22 PM, Feb. 7th, 2014 · · iOS

Free on iTunes

Think your iPhone is a bit of magic? Wait until you see these 3 apps Vern Seward features in this week's Free on iTunes. Crowsflight, Swiftkey Note, and Cardiio.

DOJ Slaps Samsung’s Wrist for FRAND Patent Abuse Against Apple

8:58 PM, Feb. 7th, 2014 · · iOS

Samsung's Timeout

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has slapped Samsung's wrist, warning the South Korean company not to use standards-essential patents (SEPs) to try and get import bans on competitors' products. The warning caps an investigation into Samsung patent abuse by the DOJ, but it didn't include any penalties for the company.

Apple Quietly Battles Bitcoin Transactions Out of App Store

2:20 PM, Feb. 6th, 2014 · · iOS

Apple and Bitcoin

Apple has pulled another yet Bitcoin app from the App Store: Blockchain, the online wallet app from With this latest action, Apple has systematically removed the ability to conduct Bitcoin transactions from the App Store, and it's unclear why.

iOS 7.1 Inches Closer with Beta 5 Release

2:35 PM, Feb. 4th, 2014 · · iOS

iOS 7.1 beta 5 was released to iPhone and iPad developers on Tuesday, bringing us just a little closer to an official public launch. Users have been impatiently waiting for the iOS update to hit with hopes that the final release will include fixes for crashes, interface improvements, and improved battery life.