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Topic: apps

Beats Music gets price cut, free trial extension after Apple acquisition

05/28/2014, 07:05 pm

Hot off its acquisition by Apple, Beats Music announced in an update to its iOS app on Wednesday that new users can take advantage of an extended 14-day free trial period and decreased annual subscription pricing.

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Amazon's comiXology announces daily comic giveaway promotion

05/27/2014, 07:05 pm

After being purchased by Amazon in April, popular iOS comic book app comiXology on Monday announced its "Summer Reading List" campaign that gives users 20 free comics over the course of 20 days.

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Apple's App Store may soon support promo codes for in-app purchases

05/15/2014, 05:05 pm

As part of the batch of updates on Thursday it was revealed that Apple may soon offer developers the ability to send out promotional codes for in-app purchases, a change from previous App Store policy.

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Facebook for iOS hits version 10.0 with 'write now, post later' feature, speed enhancements

05/14/2014, 06:05 pm

Ubiquitous social network Facebook on Wednesday issued an update to its flagship iOS app, bringing a new feature that automatically publishes posts created when a user's cell signal is weak or their phone is not connected to a data network.

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Sequel to 'Flappy Bird' coming in August with less addiction, more multiplayer

05/14/2014, 05:05 pm

Unexpected iOS hit "Flappy Bird," which caused a stir after its developer yanked the title from the App Store while it sat atop the most downloaded charts, is poised to make a return this summer complete with multiplayer and "less addictive" qualities.

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Microsoft's Office for iPad apps notch 27M downloads in 46 days

05/12/2014, 07:05 pm

After a highly anticipated launch in late March, Microsoft's Office for iPad suite of productivity apps is still going strong in the iOS App Store after having accumulated some 27 million downloads as of Monday.

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Facebook yanks Poke and Camera standalone apps in bid to consolidate titles

05/09/2014, 07:05 pm

In what appears to be a continued paring down of extraneous apps in its iOS software ecosystem, Facebook on Friday removed Poke and Camera from the app store.

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Adobe Voice for iPad combines user narration and simple animations to create impactful videos

05/08/2014, 02:05 am

Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that allows users to "show their story" by streamlining the process of overlaying a customizable voiceover track atop a variety of animated images, music, icons, text, themes and more.

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United Airlines updates iOS app to support exclusive, free in-flight video content

05/07/2014, 06:05 pm

In an update to its iOS app on Wednesday, United Airlines added an anticipated in-flight entertainment service that harnesses onboard Wi-Fi to stream movies and TV shows to users for free.

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Moves app reneges on privacy promise, will share data with Facebook

05/06/2014, 09:05 pm

When fitness tracking app Moves was purchased by Facebook in late April, both companies sought to allay worries of privacy-minded users by saying there would be no data "commingling" between the software and the giant social network. It appears the statement was only partially true.

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Most office workers aren't actually using Microsoft Office

05/03/2014, 02:05 pm

Businesses that license Microsoft Office company-wide are wasting money because few employees actually make significant use of the programs, according to the results of new app usage study.

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Apple launches new App Store section highlighting month's best apps

05/02/2014, 03:05 am

Continuing the build-out of its iOS App Store, Apple on Thursday launched a new app collection section called "Best of April," suggesting the company may start featuring a new set of curated apps each month.

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Opera 'Coast' for iOS brings the enjoyment back to mobile Web browsing

04/24/2014, 08:04 am

Opera Software on Thursday launched Coast version 3.0, a Web browser for Apple iOS devices that eschews extraneous onscreen buttons and text boxes for intuitive gesture controls and contextual pop-out menus. The end result is a tidy full-screen surfing experience.

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Developers get new app content descriptions, rating systems in iTunes Connect update

04/22/2014, 10:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to developers notifying them of changes to iTunes Connect that may impact how the company rates their apps, including a new rating system for the Brazilian App Store and territory-specific restrictions.

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Apple adds 'In-app purchase' warning to iOS App Store, iTunes lists

04/22/2014, 07:04 pm

In a change to the iOS App Store pushed out alongside Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has added labels to listed apps and games that include in-app purchases, with the notifications showing up in both iOS and desktop versions of iTunes.

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Apple updates iWork apps for iOS with stability improvements and bug fixes

04/22/2014, 05:04 pm

Coming on the heels of Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has issued updates to all iWork for iOS apps with unnamed stability and bug fixes.

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Mailbox 2.0 brings automated actions, preference syncing via Dropbox

04/21/2014, 09:04 pm

Dropbox's popular Gmail and iCloud client Mailbox was updated on Monday with a new automation feature called "Auto-swipe," the ability to sync preferences across multiple devices and routine performance enhancements.

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Apple and Google bring fight for exclusive games to mobile

04/21/2014, 04:04 am

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Apple and Google are actively pursuing game developers with special incentives to make sure big name titles come to their respective platforms first.

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Beats Music enables in-app subscriptions with latest update in bid for more users

04/18/2014, 08:04 pm

Beats Music, the streaming radio arm of the Beats empire, updated its iPhone app on Friday with the notable addition of in-app subscriptions, meaning the company is now paying Apple's usual 30 percent commission on new sign-ups.

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Facebook updates Paper app with notifications, photo comments, 'new story' buttons, more

04/18/2014, 07:04 pm

Facebook on Friday rolled out a an update to its newsreader-style alternative Paper, adding a number of new features that bring the app more in line with the company's flagship iOS title.

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