JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz says Apple may be preparing to release a platform he dubs ‘iAnywhere’ that would let you dock your iOS device into a display turning it into a full blown desktop computer.
“While not a new idea, our global tech research team believes Apple could be on the cusp of introducing a new category with iAnywhere, a converged MacOS-iOS operating system that allows an iPhone or iPad to dock into a specially configured display to run as a computer,” Moskowitz said. “In our view, this category would be a leapfrog event, potentially jumpstarting iPhone and iPad growth as well as peripherals and cloud-based software and services sales.”
It’s said that Apple could introduce ‘iAnywhere’ within 12 to 18 months.
What do you think about this concept? Would you want to be able to connect your iDevice to a new cinema display and have it function similar to a Mac? Let us know in the comments.
What is Chromoting?
It has been a while since we discussed Chromoting, so let me start with a brief intro for those who are reading about it for the first time:
Chrome Remote Desktop is a Chrome app that lets you remotely access other computers from Chrome. Administrators can control their users’ access to Chrome Remote Desktop in several ways.
There is a Chrome extension available already and Google is preparing an Android app for this, which I have already tested. Now, to the iOS app.
You can now see your friends’ device and mood statuses in Hangouts on the desktop.
The feature, introduced in the latest version of Hangouts for Android and iOS allows you to express your mood in the form of emoji, as well as letting people know what device you’re currently using, such as a laptop, phone or tablet.
The feature remained absent for desktop Hangouts, that is until today. The update should be rolling out to everyone now, but works slightly differently to the mobile apps.
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Google Chrome for all iOS devices has been updated to 29.0.1547.11
Google has announced that it will update its Chrome browser for iOS with voice search.
Over the coming days, we’re rolling out an update for iPhone and iPad as well. You can now speak your searches into the omnibox. Touch the microphone, say your search query aloud and see your results (in some cases spoken back to you), all without typing a single letter.
The update will also enable faster reloading of web pages by more efficient use of the cache.
As announced previously, Google notes that iOS apps can now give you the option to open links in Chrome and then return to the app with just one tap.
Earlier today, Google enabled conversational voice search for users on Chrome 27.
We’ll let you know as soon as the update is live in the App Store.
Gmail for iOS has just been updated to version 2.2.7182, which comes with a couple great updates Google fans will definitely appreciate. For starters we are now able to go straight to other Google apps when tapping a link from the Gmail app. This is a very welcomed addition as we have been inconveniently redirected to the browser for years, since the Gmail app’s release.
Now users will be redirected to the Chrome, YouTube and Google Maps apps when accessing a relative link in the iOS Gmail app. This makes the Google experience on iOS at least a bit more integrated. The goal is to make non-Android mobile operating systems as merged with Google Apps as possible, and we seem to be on the right track.
Google has finally come out with Google Now for the iOS platform.
WIth the latest release of Google Search, version 3.0, Google was able to ‘push’ this great feature, that has been available for Android users for awhile, to iOS users allowing them access to this Siri rivial.
Google Now provides updates to the information that is important to you. You can turn ‘cards’ or categories ON or OFF at your pleasure. The Google Now cards available are:
Don’t have the app yet? iOS users visit the App Store on your device or click here http://goo.gl/vXVzF
Google has a new app in the iTunes app store for verifying and updating your Places/Google+ Local listing on the go.
Google Places For Business does what it says on the tin: “Google Places for Business is the best way to get your business on Google and be found across Google Search, Maps, Mobile, and Google+”.
- Verify your business listing directly from your phone
- Update your business information: hours, address, contact information, and description
- Post beautiful pictures of your business on your local Google+ page
- Track web traffic going to your listing
- Manage multiple business locations from one app
Android isn’t the only platform getting some bug fixing loving for the Google+ app, Apple has just approved a minor bugfix update for the iOS app.
This update brings the version up to 4.3.1, with only bugfix and performance improvements. A minor update is better than no update though, so make sure to grab it while it’s hot, and let us know if you’ve spotted any notable changes or performance boosts.
Don’t have Google+ for iOS? Click the green download button below to be taken to the iTunes page to download straight to your iOS device.
With 2013 in full swing, Horace Dediu of Aysmco takes another look at which platforms are leading the pack in the race to a billion. While Horace includes a plethora of platforms, we’ll take a close look at the two we’re most concerned about: Android and iOS.
A quick glance at the Platform Adoption Ramps and you’ll notice Android has managed to surpass iOS in total user base and is on the path to reach 1 billion users well before iOS. These are compelling numbers when compared to the multitude of other platforms that have not only been around longer than Android, but have failed to even come close to the billion mark.
Facebook has already managed to cross the finish line, however, Horace points out that the slopes of both Android and iOS point towards an eventual overtake in overall ecosystem size.
I’d like to take this time to give new Android users some very sage advice: “choose your Google account wisely!” Creating a Google account is one of the very first steps you’ll take as a new Android user, and believe it or not, it’s the most important. Most of us are so excited when we get our first Android device that we don’t give much thought to our Google account username, but I’m going to tell you why you should think long and hard before typing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m betting there are hundreds of thousands of Android users out there (myself included) that wish they could go back in time and create a general account to use with their Android device. This is important for many reasons, but most of all for the content you will be purchasing from Google Play.
You see, while you can always change things like phone numbers, email addresses, etc., the one thing you can’t change, is the account your paid content is linked to. This is why I strongly recommend all new users create a general account to use for Google Play purchases and nothing else.
As you hit the mall this holiday season, chances are you’ll be accompanied by a reliable personal shopping companion: your mobile phone. Four out of five mobile phone and tablet owners plan to use their device for holiday shopping – for comparing prices, locating nearby stores, and searching for coupons. Today, with the launch of Google Shopper 3.0 for Android, you can easily browse for gift ideas, research products, and locate great deals on the go.
BusinessInsider pointed us to an interesting update to the Google Wallet website today: Google is now advertising “the next version” of its mobile wallet app and providing a link a to request an invite. The website has a link to “Request an invite” for when the new version is ready, but even more interesting is what happens after users do so. After clicking the link, Google asks users to select the type of mobile device they use. The three options include: Android, iOS, and Other.
Online social influence is something that can really rub people the wrong way. Klout obviously believes in it wholeheartedly;others, not so much. Now, in a move that’s sure to generate its fair share of criticism, Klout has updated its iPhone app with Passbook support, allowing users to create their own “Klout Card,” which lives in Passbook and can help users “show off [their] influence to get special service and experiences” from businesses.
Starbucks has added Passbook support to its iPhone app [App Store], as perhaps the highest profile app to embrace the feature. Starbucks customers can use its app to store gift cards and use QR codes on the phone to quickly pay for food and drinks without needing cash or credit cards. Additionally, the company keeps track of purchases for its rewards program.
Yelp just delivered the latest version of its iOS app to the App Store, and the company promises it’s “literally filled to the brim with awesomeness.”
“We’re not joking — we had to get an intern to stand on the top of it just to get it zipped up and shipped to the App Store.”
In addition to brand new business pages, Yelp 6.0 delivers support for Yelpy Insights, the ability to like and compliment tips, and lots more.