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Topic: apps

iHeartRadio steps into on-demand streaming with latest app updates

12/01/2016, 03:12 pm

Adding more competition to an already tough marketplace, iHeartRadio on Thursday released iOS and Android app updates allowing listeners to stream music on-demand with a paid subscription, thanks to a partnership with Napster.

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Netflix enables downloads of select content for offline viewing on iOS, Android

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

Netflix has deployed the ability to download select TV shows and movies from its catalog, with most of the initial offerings coming from the company's unique programming.

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Yahoo Answers gets its own standalone iOS app

11/30/2016, 12:11 am

Debuted clandestinely on the iOS App Store earlier this year under another name, Yahoo Answers this week launched as a standalone app providing users native access to the popular, if not entirely accurate, Q&A site.

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Philips Hue app adds iPad support, 3D Touch widgets for iPhone

11/29/2016, 06:11 pm

Philips on Tuesday pushed out an update for its Hue connected lightbulb and accessories controller app, adding iPad support and new home screen widgets for iPhone users running iOS 10.

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Workflow 1.6 for iOS adds features and redesign to win over casual users

11/28/2016, 10:11 am

Workflow's new 1.6 release continues the app's increasing list of capabilities and makes visual refinements to its most-used tools, and is aiming to attract people who are new to automation. AppleInsider examines the new version in detail.

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CNN buys Casey Neistat's Beme video-sharing app, plans major new business

11/28/2016, 09:11 am

CNN has reportedly acquired Beme, the video-sharing app co-founded by YouTube celebrity Casey Neistat -- with plans to turn it into a much bigger project.

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The best iOS apps to shop for Black Friday deals

11/22/2016, 03:11 pm

The deal-grabbing frenzy known as Black Friday is just a few days away, and shoppers looking to nab the best deals on Apple products and accessories can get ahead of the game with a number of apps that help organize ads and track the best deals.

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Instagram introduces live video in Stories, self-destructing content in Direct

11/21/2016, 12:11 pm

Instagram on Monday launched two potentially radical changes to its photo- and video-sharing service, including support for live videos within Stories.

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Nest introduces camera streaming to Apple TV, 'instaclip' creation and sharing

11/18/2016, 11:11 pm

Alphabet's Nest this week rolled out an update to its app platform that allows owners to stream Nest Cam feeds directly to fourth-generation Apple TV units, while introducing a new video clip creation and sharing feature called "instaclip."

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Mozilla launches ad-blocking Firefox Focus browser for iOS, Twitter updates notifications for iOS 10

11/17/2016, 01:11 pm

Mozilla on Thursday launched a new privacy-focused iOS Web browser, Firefox Focus, while Twitter started rolling support for iOS 10's more detailed notifications.

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Shazam promises Mac app update to end always-on listening

11/15/2016, 12:11 pm

The makers of the music discovery app Shazam have promised a software update in the next few days, after it was uncovered that the current Mac version is always listening -- even when it's supposed to be off.

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Pixelmator update brings Touch Bar support, tabs, P3 color, Universal Clipboard and more

11/15/2016, 08:11 am

Popular image editing app Pixelmator was updated on Tuesday to take advantage of Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, macOS Sierra features like Universal Clipboard, Deep Images (DCI-P3 color), and all-new features like an intelligent smart refine tool.

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Apple picks top apps with Touch Bar support for new MacBook Pro

11/14/2016, 10:11 pm

Timed to coincide with deliveries of its new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple on Monday posted a special Mac App Store section dedicated to apps enhanced to support the laptop's Touch Bar, a unique feature that debuted with this year's release.

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New app 'Touche' simulates MacBook Pro Touch Bar on other Macs

11/14/2016, 02:11 pm

A developer called Red Sweater has released a free app, Touché, which can simulate the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar even on older Mac models without the technology.

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Google revamps Play Music with recommended playlists based on location, time & activity

11/14/2016, 12:11 pm

Google on Monday overhauled the interface for its on-demand streaming service, Play Music, with an emphasis on serving up playlists based on factors like location, activity, time of day, and even the weather.

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Pushbullet makes cross-platform link and file sharing easier

11/09/2016, 02:11 pm

One of the regular problems of a multi-platform universe is that sometimes, you'll stumble across a link or file that's better simply viewed on another device. Pushbullet's self-titled app can be a good solution, especially if you live at least partly outside of the Apple ecosystem.

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Facebook enables push advertising through Messenger chats

11/09/2016, 09:11 am

People using Facebook may soon start to receive advertising via Messenger, though only under limited circumstances, the company's VP of messaging products announced this week.

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Twitter entertains offers to keep Vine video service alive

11/07/2016, 09:11 pm

Twitter's recently announced execution of video sharing service Vine might be stayed, as the microblogging giant is reportedly fielding bids from potential buyers interested in keeping the niche app alive.

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Apple boots crime reporting app Vigilante from App Store

11/02/2016, 09:11 am

Less than a week after its launch, Apple has banned a crime-reporting app called Vigilante from the App Store, which may have raised concerns over potential risks and abuses.

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Twitter tests Safari's 'Reader' mode as default for outside links on iOS

10/31/2016, 03:10 pm

For some users, Twitter's iOS app is now using Safari's "Reader" mode by default when loading links to outside webpages.

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