Stories by John Cox

In Pictures: What the rumour mill expects from iOS 8

Mobile payments, smarter Siri, better maps and more

Survey respondents shun much-hyped mobile shopping technologies

A survey of iOS and Android users show the vast majority of them know little, and care less, about the so-called "mobile shopping experience", despite the endless hype about its benefits. Overall, the "mobile shopping experience" ... isn't.

In Pictures: Here’s how Apple is spending $1 billion on sapphire

From rare gemstone to mass market material for future iPhones, iPads and more?

iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending April 21

The iOSphere this past week wondered at the prospect of iPhone 6 with a Supercharged Siri, an all-knowing, all-doing software entity that will manage your iOS life for you. Eventually, probably in iOS 9, Siri will offer psychotherapy.

How Apple's billion dollar sapphire bet will pay off

Apple is making a billion dollar bet on sapphire as a strategic material for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and perhaps an iWatch. Though exactly what the company plans to do with the scratch-resistant crystal – and when – is still the subject of debate.

iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending April 11

Hopes, like spring daffodils, burst into bloom this week in the certainty that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will arrive in just five short months as Chinese worker bees prepared the massive assembly lines that will bring the smartphones into the world. And could the 5.5-inch iPhone be far behind?

iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending April 4

In the iOSphere, the whole week seemed like one long April Fool's Joke.

Meru unveils speedier, higher capacity enterprise access point

Meru Networks has announced two new dual-stream, enterprise 802.11ac access points, including one designed to replace an Ethernet wall plate.

In Pictures: Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled Windows Phone 8.1, the first major update to its mobile OS since autumn 2012. There’s a Siri-like personal assistant, centralized notifications, an array of new customization options, and a redesigned keyboard for fast text entry.

JAMF's Casper Suite makes it easier to set up, deploy, manage iOS devices

A new release of JAMF Software's Casper Suite automates management tasks for iOS devices by leveraging key changes Apple has introduced for enterprise customers.

In Pictures: Most amazing war-related technology of 2014

Military firing up lasers, robotic animals and iPad-controlled combat boats

7 free iPad business apps to get you started

If you're new to the Apple iPad, there are a wealth of iOS apps designed for the tablet. Here are seven free business apps to experiment with, and to get you productive out of the gate:

iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending March 21

There was a strong theme of self-congratulation in this week's iOSphere rumors about the iPhone 6: we already "know" so much about this phone, and of course about Apple's plans. Or at least about what Apple should be doing.

The great 'iPhone 5C is a failure' freakout

The iPhone 5C is six months old in March. It's been declared a disaster, a dud, a fiasco and a flop. The reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Here's why.

The iPhone 5C is a mistake, a failure, a disaster, a flop, a dud

Here's a hit list of iPhone 5C hysteria, from the iOSphere. We post the headline, the claim, and the reality.

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