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Tom's Hardware for iOS Updated as Universal App

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 19 comments

Another way for you to read your favorite website.

In an increasingly internet-connected world, you can read Tom's Hardware from more than just your desktop or laptop computer.

As some of you may know, we have both Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide iPhone apps on the iTunes App Store. Today we're proud to announce that Tom's Hardware for iOS is now a universal app, which means it will also work on the iPad – making use of the increased screen real estate of the tablet.

It's a tiny download at just 1.3 MB, but it'll give you customized access to Tom's Hardware when you're on the go. Click here for the iTunes link.

If you're browsing from a non-Apple device, be sure to bookmark m.tomshardware.com for a mobile version of the site.

Special thanks go out to our developers who worked on this in their own time.

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    Scanlia , August 22, 2011 12:02 PM
    And how about the Tom's Hardware Android app?
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    daniel123244 , August 22, 2011 11:44 AM
    Are the comments finally fixed on the Tom's Guide app?
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    Scanlia , August 22, 2011 12:02 PM
    And how about the Tom's Hardware Android app?
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    MrBig55 , August 22, 2011 12:25 PM
    I couldn't care less about apple users...
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    chickenhoagie , August 22, 2011 12:48 PM
    Just a side note for the editor, if it helps at all..

    I have the app, but I want to be able to log in and comment from my iphone..And there are plenty of other improvements I could note, but its morning and I can't think yet :) 
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    thebigt42 , August 22, 2011 12:56 PM
    scanliaAnd how about the Tom's Hardware Android app?

    Yes that would make it truly "universal"
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    snotling , August 22, 2011 1:07 PM
    let me see... there is : m.tomshardware.com
    so why bother making an app?
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    razor512 , August 22, 2011 2:20 PM
    please get rid of the mobile site. it is annoying as it doesn't display the same info, it is not updated as quickly, it is rather difficult to find the comments or make comments.

    Whats worst is that is it not compatible with browsers such as opera mini and opera mobile and skyfire and many others that engage in any form of external processing.

    Whats worst is on these browsers, the site defaults to the mobile site and since many don't properly handle cookies, you cant use the full size.

    For these browsers there is no benefit to using the mobile site on a browser that does the processing server side.
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    ojas , August 22, 2011 2:24 PM
    Agree with others about the:
    1) Android App (which is what i thought was meant by it becoming universal)
    2) The commenting and log in system (which the app doesn't have)

    I was using the mobile site till now, didn't know about the app.
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    bejabbers , August 22, 2011 3:28 PM
    It seems that tom's is out of touch with it's user-base (mostly windows and android users, not apple users).
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    pereirdp , August 22, 2011 3:34 PM
    Most of the android and ios tablets can handle tomshardware's desktop version. I hate seeing the site's stripped-down, bare-bones mobile version, which befits a 3.5'', on a full-fledged 10'' tablet. Sites which have a mobile version ought to proffer a desktop version alternative in order to obviate tedious user-agent switching.
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    jacobdrj , August 22, 2011 4:02 PM
    FYI, I have a BB Curve. To have any shot of realistically rendering Toms Hardware when I am on the go, I use m.tomshardware.com.

    However, I don't use it very often, because I can't read the comments (the most useful part of TH IMHO).

    Can you guys fix this? I don't need to be able to rate comments or even make new comments, but I think the feedback often has extremely insightful and useful information that I can't otherwise realistically access via my BB.
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    Anonymous , August 22, 2011 4:43 PM
    Great job on the hard work.

    And, since these comments are becoming something of a wish list, could I add: The ability to zoom in and zoom out on both the iOS app and m.tomshardware.com website. Images are always really small and any text appearing on them is unreadable.
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    scuba dave , August 22, 2011 4:47 PM
    MrBig55I couldn't care less about apple users...


    What a coincidence! We couldn't care less about you.. ;P

    But seriously, that's awesome.. I'm gonna have to get this on my iPad now. Although there are still some updates that definitely are greatly desired, such as updates for logging in, commenting, and seeing more than just the news stream. True, I read the news articles first, but everything else I have to struggle to access(via a mobile browser please-for-the-love-of-god-stop-loading-the-mobile-site battle.)
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , August 22, 2011 5:21 PM
    Personally I'm a desktop user & will always stay that way for my main device,although maybe in the future I may try mobile midgets: but for now I'd rather not give my eyes a hard time.
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    techguy378 , August 22, 2011 6:39 PM
    Tom's Hardware is lazy. There's a 100% stable version of Android for tablets called Honeycomb. There's an equally stable Android version for phones called Gingerbread. Developing an app that runs on both platforms is easier than making a universal iOS app. Seriously? Tom's Hardware needs to get with the program.
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    killerclick , August 22, 2011 7:13 PM
    I prefer mobile websites instead of downloading an 'app' for every website I visit frequently. I don't like Tom's mobile website because it doesn't have comments but still, making a proper mobile website seems like a much better way to support mobile devices than writing 'apps', especially if you couldn't even do one for Android.
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    eddieroolz , August 22, 2011 9:13 PM
    Hopefully this iteration would work for me. The previous version wouldn't even launch on my iPod touch 4.
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    HappyBB , August 23, 2011 2:41 PM
    Where's the Android version?
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    cirdecus , February 5, 2013 2:12 PM
    This app stopped updating about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Any update on how long the iOS app will be broken?