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Topic: apps

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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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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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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Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter release candidates bring new camera support, bug fixes

07/18/2014, 02:07 am

Adobe on Thursday announced availability of release candidates for the upcoming Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6, with the software bringing improvements to image processing and conversion for Photoshop CC users.

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Jawbone UP and Airbnb iOS apps get all new features, revamped designs

07/16/2014, 06:07 pm

A pair of app updates on Wednesday brought new wellness tracking tools and a refreshed look to Jawbone's UP fitness system, while community-rooted travel marketplace Airbnb received a more comprehensive makeover complete with rebranding.

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Shazam gets in-app music streaming with Rdio integration

07/14/2014, 07:07 pm

Music and television show discovery app Shazam on Monday rolled out an update that integrates Internet radio service Rdio, offering in-app track streaming to users of both products.

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Apple's iTunes U update brings new discussion features for students, course creation tools for teachers

07/08/2014, 04:07 pm

As expected, Apple on tuesday released a major update to its iTunes U comprehensive educational software, bringing new discussion options for students and iPad creation tools for teachers.

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Apple's iMovie for Mac update resolves unexpected crashing problem, improves stability

07/01/2014, 07:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor update to its OS X version of iMovie, introducing a bug fix that remedies an issue in which some users would see the app unexpectedly crash or quit without warning.

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Apple continues to improve App Store discoverability with 'Best New Updates' section for games

06/27/2014, 01:06 am

Apple on Thursday unveiled a slight tweak to its iOS App Store by breaking out notable game updates into a new "Best New Updates" section, exposing users to recent refreshes of top-selling titles.

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Apple's Podcasts app sees widespread crashing issues, rendered unusable for many [update: fixed]

06/26/2014, 05:06 pm

A number of iOS device owners on Thursday are experiencing major issues with Apple's first-party Podcasts app, saying the title is unusable due to constant hangs and crashes.

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First look: Opera Mini 8 for iOS brings redesign, new data saving features

06/26/2014, 08:06 am

Opera on Thursday released the revamped Opera Mini 8 mobile Web browser with a "flattened" design, updated data savings features and user interface tweaks.

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Rhapsody and T-Mobile launch subscription-based 'unRadio' streaming music app

06/18/2014, 11:06 pm

Finishing off its "Un-Carrier 5.0" event in Seattle, Wash. on Wednesday, T-Mobile announced a new subscription-based ad-free Internet radio service and app called Rhapsody unRadio that will be offered for free to the carrier's Unlimited 4G LTE customers.

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FiftyThree to bring natural 'Pencil' stylus control to 'Paper' app with iOS 8 update

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.

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Parallels Access goes universal, extends Mac and Windows remote desktop controls to iPhone

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.

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Facebook updates Messenger with instant video sending and 'Big Likes'

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.

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Apple clarifies stance on 'virtual currencies,' may pave road to Bitcoin trading apps

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.

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