Topic: App Store
06/17/2014, 03:06 pm
Apple's iOS ecosystem played host to a trio of interesting updates Tuesday, with Facebook officially releasing its answer to Snapchat -- which itself showed off a new location-based group photo album feature -- while "quantified car" app Automatic received a redesign and a new fuel reporting feature.
06/17/2014, 09:06 am
Art-minded app and hardware developer FiftyThree on Tuesday announced it will be adding an iOS 8-exclusive feature to the "Paper" drawing app that lets users of the company's "Pencil" stylus change the characteristics of a drawn line by modifying how they hold the tool.
06/17/2014, 02:06 am
Parallels on Tuesday announced an update to its subscription-based Parallels Access remote desktop app, adding new gestures and controls to support operation on smartphones like Apple's iPhone.
06/16/2014, 01:06 pm
Social networking behemoth Facebook on Monday updated their iPad app with a new right-hand column that brings tablet users faster and easier access to trending content and games.
06/16/2014, 12:06 pm
The next generation of iOS-compatible flying camera drones appears to be focused on autonomy, as two upcoming devices promise to fly, follow and record users on their own with no piloting necessary.
06/16/2014, 11:06 am
Internet health database WebMD on Monday unveiled Healthy Target, a feature that ingests biometric data from iOS-connected devices to deliver personalized health content, while Finnish game studio Rovio announced a new partnership with Hasbro to bring Transformers to the Angry Birds franchise.
06/16/2014, 08:06 am
At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple quietly revised its App Store rules to allow "approved" digital currencies, which has paved the way for Bitcoin-related apps to return.
06/13/2014, 02:06 pm
Developers who try to game the App Store ratings system, mostly by paying for fraudulent reviews, must now contend with Apple as the iPhone maker is said to have begun a campaign to strike those entries from the marketplace in an apparent effort to level the playing field.
06/13/2014, 01:06 pm
While Apple fans consider the iPad hardware itself to be a work of art, it's an app that was designed for the iPad in part by Icelandic singer Björk that has earned the distinction of becoming the first application of its kind accepted into the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
06/12/2014, 11:06 pm
Amid the constantly evolving landscape that is mobile messaging, Facebook on Thursday added two new features -- video messaging and bigger "thumbs ups" -- to its Messenger iOS app to help it stand apart from the crowd.
06/12/2014, 08:06 pm
Apple on Thursday announced a new App Store feature called "Browse by Category" that allows users to navigate to different curated app collections without the need for drop-down menus.
06/12/2014, 12:06 pm
Microsoft on Thursday unleashed an all-new version of its popular Skype messaging application for iOS, bringing a visual overhaul that matches the app to its Windows Phone counterpart and a number of improvements to speed and stability.
06/11/2014, 01:06 pm
With Apple set to open iOS 8 to third-party keyboards when it launches this fall, TouchPal on Wednesday showcased its own upcoming text entry software, with a sliding style of text entry that allows users to keep their finger on the screen at all times.
06/10/2014, 10:06 am
Amazon's official Kindle app for iPad and iPhone has been updated to include integration with audio versions of titles when purchased through the service Audible, as well as cloud syncing with Whispersync for Voice.
06/09/2014, 03:06 pm
Apple appears to have changed the App Store's approval criteria on the heels of its annual developer conference, beginning to issue rejections to apps that reward users for watching video advertisements or sharing information about the app on social media.
06/05/2014, 09:06 am
Popular smart watch Pebble received an update this week adding iBeacon support, iPhone music volume controls, and the ability to reorganize the system's Launcher Menu.
06/04/2014, 10:06 pm
In the run up to the launch of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple is now asking developers to make their apps available as part of Family Sharing, a new iTunes feature that allows family members to share purchased content.
06/03/2014, 01:06 am
After unexpectedly yanking apps associated with Bitcoin trading in late 2013 and early 2014, Apple on Monday offered a bit more clarity on how it intends to handle virtual currencies in the future.
06/02/2014, 02:06 pm
Apple on Monday unveiled a number of new features for the App Store in iOS 8, including a new "Explore" tab to enhance app discoverability, the ability for developers to offer discounted app bundles, and built-in beta testing functions.
05/29/2014, 06:05 pm
Two interesting new updates hit the App Store on Thursday as blockbuster iOS action game Infinity Blade II went free for a limited time and popular productivity app PDF Expert 5 added iPhone support in a new universal binary.