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Topic: App Store

Sunrise Calendar goes universal, Confide brings off-the-record messaging to Apple's iOS

01/09/2014, 01:01 pm

Social scheduling app Sunrise Calendar has been updated to add native iPad support, while new messaging entry Confide enables Snapchat-like disappearing text messages.

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Spotify rolls out subscription-free 'Shuffle play' mode for iOS

01/08/2014, 12:01 pm

Swedish music streaming service Spotify on Wednesday released an update to its iPhone and iPad apps that officially enables new subscription-free streaming features the company promised last month.

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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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Apple announces App Store sales topped $10 billion in 2013

01/07/2014, 08:01 am

In the midst of hype for new gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show, Apple on Tuesday issued a press release to announce that sales from the App Store topped $10 billion in 2013, with $1 billion spent by customers in December alone.

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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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Apple concludes '12 Days of Gifts' with Rolling Stones mini album

01/06/2014, 03:01 am

For its final freebie of this year's "12 Days of Gift" promotion, Apple gave users a mini album of three songs from The Rolling Stones' concert film "Sweet Summer Sun -- Hyde Park Live," which was recorded in 2013.

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Fox to stream Super Bowl XLVIII live on website and iOS app

01/03/2014, 10:01 pm

For the third year in a row, the Super Bowl will be live-streamed online to American football fans in the U.S., as Fox Sports plans to make the game available free through its website and for pay-TV subscribers via its iOS app.

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Scanner Pro named App of the Week, CBS to stream AFC playoffs to Macs and iPads

01/02/2014, 07:01 pm

Popular document scanning app Scanner Pro is now available for free after being named Apple's iOS App of the Week, while CBS announces it will live-stream its coverage of this year's NFL playoffs for the first time ever.

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Google to shut down Bump and Flock apps, delete all data

01/01/2014, 08:01 pm

Just three months after being acquired by Google, Bump Technologies announced on Tuesday that it will be shuttering its Bump and Flock apps, both of which will be removed from the iOS App Store and cease to function on Jan. 31.

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Tweetbot 3 for iOS adds direct message image support in update

12/30/2013, 06:12 pm

Popular Twitter client Tweetbot on Monday received a minor update that brings the iOS app up to speed with support for images in direct messages, one of the microblogging service's latest features.

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Fitbit taps Apple's M7 chip for new 'MobileTrack' iOS app feature

12/30/2013, 03:12 pm

A Monday update to fitness tracking company Fitbit's iOS app brought several visual tweaks along with a new "MobileTrack" feature that leverages Apple's new M7 motion coprocessor to turn an iPhone 5s into a basic personal activity tracker.

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Martin Scorsese's Oscar winning film 'Hugo' is Apple's latest free gift in US

12/30/2013, 08:12 am

Apple's "12 Days of Gifts" continues to roll on, with Monday's offering of critically acclaimed film "Hugo" marking the fifth free item offered to users in the United States, while those in the U.K. can instead download the holiday classic "Home Alone."

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Nokia pulls Here Maps from App Store, claims Apple's iOS 7 harms user experience

12/27/2013, 02:12 pm

While pointing the finger squarely at Apple, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has chosen to remove its Here Maps app from the App Store just over one year after the app's debut.

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Apple's '12 Days of Gifts' continue with free 'Tiny Thief' iOS game [u]

12/27/2013, 08:12 am

The second day of Apple's newly-expanded "12 Days of Christmas" promotion originally made the pilot episode of popular television drama "Once Upon a Time" a free download for U.S. users, but it has since changed to the iOS game "Tiny Thief" without explanation [updated].

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New website informs users on app data usage prior to purchase

12/27/2013, 03:12 am

A first-of-its-kind website and corresponding service was rolled out on Thursday by CTIA - The Wireless Association with an intent to inform mobile device users about app data use and their impact on wireless data plans.

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Vivoom brings Hollywood-style VFX to iOS, Mindly organizes your thoughts on iPhone

12/26/2013, 03:12 pm

A pair of interesting new releases hit Apple's App Store the day after Christmas, as GenArts's Vivoom app lets users add more than 100 different effects to video clips before sharing them on social networks, while Mindly helps to create mind maps with a slick user interface.

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Snapchat for iOS adds message replays, filters, 'best friends' in update

12/20/2013, 09:12 pm

Popular photo and video messaging service Snapchat on Friday released an update to its iOS app, bringing a host of new features including "smart filters" and the ability to replay one snap per day.

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'Cut the Rope 2' debuts on iOS App Store, Infinity Blade III gets massive update

12/19/2013, 06:12 pm

The sequel to blockbuster physics-based puzzle game Cut the Rope made its way to the App Store Thursday, while the award-winning third installment of the Infinity Blade franchise received a hefty update including new locations and new game modes.

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Tomb Raider now available on iOS, Angry Birds Star Wars gains new levels

12/18/2013, 12:12 am

Classic 1990s adventure game Tomb Raider has made its way to iOS devices, featuring controller support and 15 hours of gameplay, while Angry Birds Star Wars adds additional levels and a new boss fight.

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Google Glass owners can now configure their headset, get directions from iPhone [u]

12/17/2013, 02:12 pm

Google on Tuesday unveiled an iOS version of the MyGlass companion app for the company's head-mounted wearable computer, making the device much more useful for iPhone owners.

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