Tag Archives: iPhone

That shrinking feeling—Apple losing dominance in global web traffic

For many years now iOS has led Android in web traffic in many countries around the world, even in countries where Android devices are more popular. There have been several explanations proffered for this...

Ad Blocker Technology

The increasing trend towards screening out ads from web content using browser extensions or apps has hit the mainstream since Apple added support for Ad blockers in iOS9. Up until then, while possible, it was less straightforward to block ads on Apple’s Safari browser for iPhones and iPads...

Large-screen iPhones see Apple’s Q1 2015 revenue skyrocket

Apple sold a record-breaking 74.5 million iPhones during Q1 2015, according to its recently published financial report. The company’s net profit hit a whopping $18 billion. Read on to find out more on Apple's financial performance and iPhone-driven mobile web usage in different countries. Apple’s fiscal year ends in late September, and thus the Q1 2015 figures cover the period roughly from October to December. It is worth noting that these results include iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus released on 19 September, and they also cover the holiday period...

Using Objective-C and Swift together in iOS Apps

As an addendum to our previous article about the role of Swift in iOS app development, we now take a look at how Swift and Objective-C can be used together in iOS apps. Despite Apple’s intention to replace the Objective-C language using Swift, it is not practical in the short term simply due to the fact that developers are deeply entrenched in Objective-C. Rather than force Swift down the developer’s throat, Apple has made it easy to allow Objective-C to interoperate with Swift...

Why Swift Flies for iOS Developers

Now that the dust has settled somewhat on Swift, the new language on the block for developing iOS and OSX applications, we take a look at its impact and improvements over its predecessor, Objective-C. Apple claims Swift to be a modern, safe, and powerful language for developing for iOS and OSX. Just how powerful is Swift compared to the venerable Objective-C? And how does it make developing applications easier and safer?...

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