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Topic: apps

Apple releases iOS 7-styled iTunes Festival app update, does not require iOS 7.1

03/06/2014, 04:03 pm

Apple on Thursday released the latest version of its iTunes Festival app, which some insiders said would be the harbinger of iOS 7.1, though it appears the app only requires iOS 7 to run.

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Popular messaging app imo.im to end support for third-party IM networks starting Mar. 3

02/28/2014, 08:02 pm

In emails sent out to users on Friday, imo announced that it will be discontinuing support for all third-party instant messaging networks to focus on a build-out of its own platform.

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Google Hangouts updated with iPad and iOS 7 optimization, new video options

02/27/2014, 09:02 pm

Google on Thursday updated its all-in-one Hangouts messaging app, bringing optimizations for Apple's latest iOS 7, new features for iPad and overall usability enhancements.

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ABC will live stream Oscars to iOS devices for first time, but with restrictions

02/27/2014, 05:02 pm

ABC on Thursday announced that it will be live streaming the 86th Academy Awards to the Web and mobile devices, including Apple's iOS lineup, but plans to limit access to subscribers of certain pay-TV providers in specific areas of the country.

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FCC's debuts iOS speed test app to map performance of U.S. broadband services

02/25/2014, 08:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday released a broadband speed test tool for iOS that not only provides instant feedback on current network health, but also aggregates anonymized speed and location data to maintain a nationwide performance map.

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New Adobe Camera Raw release candidate adds new 'Before/After' previews, expanded lens support

02/21/2014, 06:02 pm

Adobe on Friday pushed out release candidates for Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4, with notable inclusions to the Photoshop CS6 and CC tools being a new "before and after" preview system, additional lens support and numerous bug fixes.

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Apple updates Sales and Trends for iTunes Connect, helps developers parse sales data

02/17/2014, 06:02 pm

Apple on Monday released a new version of its iTunes Connect Sales and Trends tool, which aids developers in understanding sales data so they can make changes to better target their products.

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Microsoft Office may come to iPad before Windows 8

02/14/2014, 06:02 pm

A report on Friday claims Microsoft may actually take the wraps off an iPad version of its Office productivity suite before releasing a touch-able iteration on the company's own Windows 8 platform.

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'Flappy Bird' developer says game was 'addictive product'

02/11/2014, 06:02 am

In a series of interviews on Tuesday, the developer of former hit indie game "Flappy Bird" Dong Nguyen said he pulled the title from the iOS App Store because playing the game was so addicting that it became "a problem."

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Developer of unexpected iOS hit Flappy Bird pulls title from App Store

02/09/2014, 09:02 pm

The developer behind massively popular indie game Flappy Bird removed the app from Apple's iOS App Store on Sunday, saying he 'cannot take this anymore.'

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Apple pulls Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain from iOS App Store

02/06/2014, 12:02 am

Apple on Wednesday removed Blockchain from the App Store due to an "unresolved issue," leaving some 120,000 users of the only iOS-compatible Bitcoin trading and storage app in the lurch.

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Top selections from Pebble's new smart watch app store

02/05/2014, 09:02 pm

Pebble's newly launched smartwatch app store came pre-populated with over 1,000 apps and watch faces to sift through. AppleInsider spent a few weeks with Pebble 2.0 before it debuted on Monday and dug up a few of the most useful apps to get new Pebble owners started.

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Rumor: Apple's next-gen iOS 8 to include 'Healthbook' app for comprehensive health monitoring

01/31/2014, 07:01 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple is working to incorporate a new built-in app dubbed "Healthbook" into its next iOS iteration, with the software able to track everything from food intake to glucose levels.

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Realmac updates Ember image collation apps for iOS and Mac

01/28/2014, 06:01 am

Realmac Software on Tuesday released all-new versions of its image collecting and syncing title Ember, adding annotations to the iOS app and over 50 tweaks and enhancements to the powerful Mac version.

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Beats Music subscription Internet radio service launches with iOS app

01/21/2014, 02:01 am

Beats on Tuesday launched an iOS app for its eponymous Internet radio service slated to officially start operations later today, adding yet another music streaming option from which iPhone and iPod touch owners can choose.

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VLC for iOS gets Google Drive downloads, Dropbox streaming in update

01/20/2014, 07:01 pm

Popular multimedia content viewer VLC on Monday received a substantial update with a new-for-iOS 7 UI, an improved library and hooks into Google Drive and Dropbox.

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Briefly: Apple updates WWDC 2013 app to fix login and video issues [ux2]

01/15/2014, 10:01 pm

More than half a year after Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference ended, the company has released an update to the official WWDC iOS app to fix an issue where developers were unable to watch videos.

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Google Play Movies & TV now available for iOS

01/15/2014, 05:01 pm

Google on Wednesday released an iOS version of the company's Google Play Movies & TV, granting users playback and streaming access to content purchased online or on an Android device.

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Yahoo launches news aggregation and summary app 'News Digest' for iOS

01/07/2014, 06:01 pm

In tandem with its keynote at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Yahoo announced 'News Digest,' a new iOS app that aggregates, condenses and delivers the day's top news to users twice a day.

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Apps no longer differentiator in iOS vs. Android war, services next battleground

01/06/2014, 08:01 pm

A new study from investment bank Piper Jaffray suggests app quality on Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems has equalized, pushing the two tech giants toward a race for better built-in services.

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