Stories by Dan Moren

  • Official Google+ client comes to iOS

    When Google+ launched late last month, Google released an Android app for the service and promised that an iOS app would join it soon; on Tuesday, Google delivered with an official native client for Apple's mobile platform.

  • Apple announces App Store Volume Purchase for Business

    The App Store makes downloading and installing software for iOS devices easy--for consumers. But what about if you're running a business and you want to get apps for all of your employees? For those cases, Apple has announced the <a href="http://www.apple.com/business/vpp/">App Store Volume Purchase for Business Program</a>, which offers to businesses the same capabilities that the company <a href="http://www.apple.com/itunes/education/">made available to educational institutions</a> last year.

  • Apple to enforce iOS in-app content policy in coming days

    A reported deadline for developers to comply with an Apple policy on in-app subscription content has passed, with some developers yet to modify their apps. But <em>Macworld</em> has learned that Apple is working with developers to bring their apps into compliance as the company will look to start enforcing its new rules.

  • Google Sync improves iOS email, calendar support

    If you're using Google Sync to connect your Gmail and Google Calendar data to your iOS device--and really, if you're not, you should be--the folks in Mountain View have whipped up a few new tweaks that will make that experience all the more pleasant.

  • Report: Apple retail chief Johnson to depart

    Insofar as Apple has unsung heroes, senior vice president of retail Ron Johnson would likely be one of them. On Tuesday, the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> reported that Johnson will be leaving Apple to take a position as president of department store J.C. Penney, with an eye toward assuming the CEO spot upon the current chief executive's retirement.

  • Garmin acquires navigation rival Navigon

    If you can't beat 'em, acquire 'em. Garmin, maker of personal navigation devices, has snapped up its Germany-based competitor Navigon. The companies won't say how much money is changing hands in the deal, which was completed through a Garmin subsidiary.

  • Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 to patch location bugs

    Underpromise and overdeliver—always a good strategy. Apple said it would take a few weeks to issue an iOS update to fix a handful of bugs related to the storage of location data, but it's taken just seven days between that announcement and the appearance of iOS 4.3.3.