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Topic: App Store

Peter Molyneux brings Godus to iOS, Yelp gets Bing Translator, Foursquare adds personalization

08/07/2014, 02:08 pm

iPhone and iPad owners can now use Apple's mobile devices to play God with the release of Peter Molyneux's Godus, read business reviews in different languages with Yelp's new built-in Bing translate capabilities, and receive personalized recommendations with Foursquare.

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Preorders kick off for Sproutling, a 'Nest' for your child's nursery

08/07/2014, 11:08 am

Invented by former Apple and Google employees, with the aid of pediatric specialists and Ph.D scientists, Sproutling is the first baby monitor to sense, learn, and predict a baby's behavior, and its creators believe it will make the lives of new parents less stressful.

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First look: Autodesk's SketchBook Pro 7 for OS X

08/06/2014, 08:08 am

Autodesk on Wednesday launched SketchBook Pro 7, the latest version of the company's easy-to-use -- yet feature-rich -- desktop drawing app with new tools, animation options, layer editor enhancements and more.

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Apple says its App Store has resulted in a half-million new jobs in Europe alone

08/06/2014, 08:08 am

Apple on Wednesday began touting its success in Europe, claiming that it has created or supported 629,000 new jobs in the continent, with nearly 500,000 of those from the so-called "app economy."

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App Store revenue, number of customers both reached new records for Apple in July

08/05/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday revealed that the month of July was the best ever for its digital software downloads, as the App Store generated more revenue and had more customers make purchases than ever before.

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Facebook's Slingshot adds 'reactions-to-reactions' in latest update, bypasses reply to unlock

07/31/2014, 08:07 pm

Facebook on Thursday pushed out an update to its Slingshot photo messaging service and app, allowing users to bypass the "reply-to-unlock" mechanic by replying to "reactions" with photos, video or text.

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Office for iPad update adds support for third-party fonts, ability to send as PDF

07/31/2014, 01:07 pm

Microsoft's Office for iPad suite, which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, was given a significant update on Thursday, giving users the ability to utilize third-party fonts in Word, and the option to export files as PDFs in all three programs, among other new additions.

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Indiegogo and Wikipedia release new iOS apps, Waze adds updated voice guidance

07/31/2014, 01:07 pm

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo on Thursday unveiled an iOS app that allows users to back projects on the go, while internet encyclopedia Wikipedia launched a ground-up rewrite of its own native app and crowdsourced traffic information app Waze issued an update featuring improvements to its voice guidance system.

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Shazam launches Mac app with always-on listening mode

07/31/2014, 03:07 am

Popular music, TV and ad recognition app Shazam made its way to the Mac on Wednesday with a new app that operates in background to serve up instant matches, with one-click access to lyrics, music videos and iTunes purchasing.

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Briefly: Readdle slashes up to 70% off iOS app titles in honor of 7th birthday

07/31/2014, 02:07 am

Readdle, developer of popular iOS apps like Scanner Pro and PDF Expert 5, is having a 48-hour sale on its iOS app offerings in celebration of its birthday, cutting up to 70 percent off select titles.

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Microsoft updates OneNote for iOS and Mac with OneDrive access, file insertion, more

07/30/2014, 02:07 am

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out a major update to its Apple-centric OneNote product line, adding new features like access to notes stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online, inserting files and note reorganization and sharing.

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Instagram launches Snapchat competitor 'Bolt' in select markets, US not included

07/29/2014, 07:07 pm

A week after rumors that Instagram would launch Bolt, the Facebook-owned company soft launched the new time-restricted image and video messaging app in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.

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Apple confirms purchase of personalized talk radio service Swell, shuts down app

07/29/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple has indeed purchased Swell, a personalized news radio application, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after promptly shutting removing the free download from the iOS App Store.

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Yelp lets users add short videos to business reviews in latest app update

07/28/2014, 11:07 pm

Yelp on Monday pushed out an update to its iOS app that allows users to upload short video clips up to 12 seconds long alongside written reviews and pictures.

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Facebook to soon require standalone Messenger app for mobile chats [u]

07/28/2014, 05:07 pm

Facebook on Monday announced it will be drawing down support for messages sent through its flagship mobile app, meaning users around the world will be forced to download the standalone Messenger app if they want to take their chats on the road.

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Apple's Beats Music refines iOS app, Clumsy Ninja adds summer content

07/28/2014, 03:07 pm

Two interesting updates hit the App Store on Monday as new Apple subsidiary Beats Music unveiled a number of refinements to the app's user experience and popular gaming title Clumsy Ninja added a slew of new content.

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ComiXology launches DRM-free comic book downloads from select publishers

07/24/2014, 08:07 pm

Popular iOS comic book app comiXology on Thursday sent out emails to existing customers, notifying them of a new DRM-free backup download service for content from certain publishers.

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Google updates Gmail for iOS with enhanced Google Drive integration

07/24/2014, 04:07 pm

Heavy users of Google's web services suite will be pleased with the latest update to the company's Gmail app for iOS, which adds two new features that more tightly couple Gmail with Google Drive.

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iOS apps Square & IFTTT launch automation tie-up for merchants

07/24/2014, 09:07 am

Small businesses using Square's popular iPhone- and iPad-connected credit card readers now have a new way to connect the payments system to their other business processes, as Square and IFTTT on Thursday unveiled a new Square channel for the web automation service.

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iTunes Software and Services fastest growing Apple business segment this year

07/22/2014, 05:07 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2014, CEO Tim Cook said iTunes software and services was the fastest growing segment of the company's business for the first nine months of the year.

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