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Topic: App Store

UniKey-powered Kevo aims to make Apple's iPhone the ultimate secure wireless house key

05/08/2013, 01:05 pm

UniKey on Wednesday announced the new Kwikset Kevo, a Bluetooth-connected deadbolt door lock that pairs with Apple's iPhone to make fumbling with house keys a thing of the past.

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Google looks to spark iOS browser war with OpenInChrome function

05/08/2013, 12:05 pm

Google looks to be attempting to grow its mini-ecosystem on Apple's iOS platform, as the search giant is now enticing developers to have their apps open web links in its Chrome browser.

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RunKeeper gains Pebble support, Boingo Wi-Finder adds App Store subscriptions

05/07/2013, 01:05 pm

Popular iOS fitness tracker RunKeeper was updated on Tuesday to add support for the Pebble smart watch. And Boingo's Wi-Finder now offers users the ability to subscribe to its Wi-Fi hotspots directly through an in-app purchase.

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Facebook Messenger gets stickers, swipe-to-delete functionality in update

05/06/2013, 07:05 pm

In an update to its standalone messaging app on Monday, Facebook added so-called "stickers" from the company's flagship iOS app and reinstated swipe gestures to delete conversations from the inbox.

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Nintendo hopes developers will port smartphone games to its struggling Wii U console

05/06/2013, 02:05 pm

Faced with a slow start for the Wii U, Nintendo has reportedly begun offering software to make it easy for developers to port their mobile applications from platforms like Apple's iOS to its new home gaming console.

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Gmail app update tightens Google's iOS ecosystem with support for Chrome, Maps, YouTube

05/06/2013, 01:05 pm

In a move that will only widen its foothold within Apple's iOS, Google on Monday rolled out an update to its Gmail app, one that ties together Google-provided apps and services on Apple's platform more so than ever before.

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Apple tightens App Store rules, now rejecting more app discovery services

05/06/2013, 09:05 am

Apple's push against app recommendation apps appears to be expanding, as the company is now said to be rejecting apps that allow users to share discovered programs with their friends.

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Path app gets enhanced security features, more friend finding options in latest update

05/04/2013, 12:05 am

Less than a week after being accused yet again over user privacy issues, social networking app Path on Friday released an update with enhanced security settings and a bevy of new features.

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Blockbuster On Demand for iOS arrives; Instagram adds friend tagging

05/02/2013, 10:05 pm

The App Store saw two long-awaited moves on Thursday when beleaguered movie rental company Blockbuster finally released an iOS app for streaming on demand videos, and photo sharing app Instagram beefed up its own offering with support for photo tagging

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Google calls reports of Google Now for iOS battery drain 'incorrect'

05/02/2013, 04:05 pm

In a written response to a recent outcry over Google Now's alleged battery-draining location tracking feature, the search giant claims reports of the abnormal behavior are incorrect as it uses low-power positioning assets that don't rely on power-hungry GPS.

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Apple launches countdown to 50B app downloads

05/02/2013, 04:05 pm

Apple on Thursday posted a countdown to 50 billion app download from the App Store, promising to give away a $10,000 App Store Gift Card to the person who downloads the landmark app.

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Twitter iOS app updated with user access to worldwide trending topics

05/01/2013, 09:05 pm

Twitter on Wednesday updated its iOS and Android apps with a new option to view Trends from outside a user's home location, allowing users to peek into popular topics from around the world.

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Kindle for iOS gets VoiceOver capabilities; AT&T U-Verse customers gain WatchESPN, Fox Now

05/01/2013, 01:05 pm

Amazon updated the iOS version of its Kindle reading app on Wednesday, adding features that leverage Apple's VoiceOver technology to make Kindle content more accessible to the visually impaired. AT&T, meanwhile, added WatchESPN and Fox Now support for U-Verse subscribers.

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Path app again accused of unacceptable address book access

04/30/2013, 06:04 pm

Social networking app Path is under a negative spotlight again, as a new user complaint has highlighted the service's tendency to dig into users' data in order to encourage adoption by their contacts.

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Latest Vine update brings front-facing camera support

04/30/2013, 04:04 pm

After seeing its fair share of hype and controversy, six-second video sharing app Vine gets updated to version 1.1, bringing support for front facing-facing cameras, and with it the promise of a totally new class of "selfies."

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Google Reader client app Reeder updated as standalone RSS reader with Feedbin support

04/29/2013, 06:04 pm

Popular RSS aggregation and reading app Reeder received an update on Monday, offering users the ability use it as a standalone reader, while building in support for third-party syncing service Feedbin.

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Google Now assistant launches on Apple's iPhone & iPad

04/29/2013, 10:04 am

Google Now, an intelligent assistant service that has been a staple feature of Android for the last year, has come to Apple's iOS platform, with iPhone and iPad support now available as part of the Google Search app.

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Mailbox email client working on iPad and Mac apps, possible non-Gmail account support

04/26/2013, 08:04 pm

In a blast of tweets on Thursday, the developers behind Mailbox revealed that they are currently working on an iPad version of the iOS app, as well as a number of other features like support for non-Gmail and POP accounts, landscape mode and an OS X client.

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Apple schools iOS users on in-app purchases with new App Store feature

04/26/2013, 03:04 pm

As part of an ongoing response to the challenges enabled by in-app purchases, Apple has added a new section to the App Store explaining the ins and outs of app purchases.

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Chinese court fines Apple $118K over e-book copyright violations

04/25/2013, 10:04 am

A Chinese court has ordered that Apple compensate three Chinese writers in the amount of $118,000 due to the tech giant's violation of their copyright over their works.

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