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Topic: apps

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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Apple gives away new Lorde single in '12 Days of Gifts' app preview

12/16/2013, 03:12 am

Eleven days earlier than expected, Apple on Sunday gave away the first freebie as part of its "12 Days of Gifts" app promotion, which will offer almost two weeks' worth of free apps, songs and other digital content to users over the holiday season.

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Apple tweaks iOS App Store search algorithms, app positions fluctuate 8X more than usual

12/13/2013, 06:12 pm

Sometime between Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, Apple changed its iOS App Store search algorithms, causing app results to move over 40 spots on average, or eight times more than a normal.

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Apple brings games to Costa Rican and Qatari App Stores

12/12/2013, 10:12 pm

Apple on Thursday sent an email to developers announcing availability of games on the Costa Rican and Qatari app stores, bringing the category to the region for the first time ever.

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Instapaper goes free as 'App of the Week,' Evernote gets business card scanning

12/12/2013, 09:12 pm

Web page saving, syncing and reading app Instapaper is free for limited time after being named "App of the Week," while popular note creation and syncing app Evernote gets updated with business card scanning, presentation mode and UI tweaks.

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Apple updates Remote app with iTunes Radio control

12/12/2013, 06:12 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update to its Remote iOS app, adding functionality to control the recently released iTunes Radio when playing on a Mac or PC.

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Twitter adds photo support for direct messages, gesture-based UI in app update

12/10/2013, 05:12 pm

Ubiquitous microblogging platform Twitter on Tuesday released a new version of its mobile app, bringing support for photos in direct messages, a revamped user interface and enhanced notifications.

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Apple includes US in annual '12 Days of Gifts' app

12/09/2013, 10:12 pm

As it has done for a few years now, Apple on Monday released its annual holiday season giveaway app in the iOS App Store, but this year U.S. customers are being included in the promotion as well.

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Pandora for iOS gains new alarm clock mode, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos comes to iPad

12/09/2013, 04:12 pm

Popular Internet radio service Pandora has updated their iOS app with a new iOS 7-style design and an alarm clock feature, while Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos app has gone universal with support for Apple's iPad and iPad mini.

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Apple rolls out 'Holiday Cheer' playlist with 8 free Christmas songs

12/04/2013, 04:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced its "Holiday Cheer" Christmas playlist in the Apple Store app, inviting users to download eight holiday classics for free from the iTunes Store.

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Google moves toward Chrome as Oracle threatens to establish Android's Java infringement

12/04/2013, 01:12 pm

Oracle's Java infringement case against Google's Android is reportedly nearing a reversal of last year's original finding that defended Android. Meanwhile, Google is focusing new attention on Chrome web apps rather than a continuation of Android's original "embrace and extend" Java strategy.

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Messaging app 'WhatsApp' gets updated for iOS 7, 'Paper' adds support for new drawing stylus

12/03/2013, 01:12 am

Two popular iOS apps received updates on Monday, with WhatsApp getting a makeover more consistent with iOS 7's "flat" design aesthetic, while drawing app Paper prepares for its new Pencil stylus.

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Dropbox updates app with AirDrop support, iOS 7-inspired redesign

11/22/2013, 12:11 am

Popular cloud storage company Dropbox on Thursday released the latest version of its iOS app, with a completely new design for iOS 7 and improved user interface for the iPad.

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Apple brings customizable toolbars back to iWork suite for Mac, updates iOS app versions

11/21/2013, 05:11 pm

In a slew of software releases on Thursday, Apple introduced new versions of its iWork apps for both Mac and iOS, while the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule received a firmware update to fix reported issues.

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Apple updates iMovie for Mac with support for older video cards

11/20/2013, 06:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday released an update to its consumer-level video editing and management software iMovie for Mac, adding support for machines running legacy video cards.

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Tweetbot for Mac update brings smooth scrolling to OS X Mavericks, bug fixes

11/20/2013, 05:11 pm

After releasing a revamped iOS version of its Twitter client in October, Tweetbot on Wednesday debuted an equivalent Mac update that offers exclusive features for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, as well as a number of bug fixes.

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Microsoft debuts Xbox One compatible 'SmartGlass' iOS app ahead of console launch

11/19/2013, 07:11 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday released an Xbox One-compatible version of its SmartGlass companion app, bringing remote control and other interactive features to the iOS platform ahead of the gaming console's release.

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Former Microsoft CTO creates beautiful culinary app exclusively for iPad

11/14/2013, 03:11 pm

Microsoft's former chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold loves both science and food, a combination that resulted in Modernist Cuisine, a six volume foodie encyclopedia that's now available in a digital form exclusively as an iPad app.

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