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Topic: apps

Vudu Player for iOS update brings movie and TV show download support

05/21/2013, 08:05 pm

Video-on-demand service Vudu on Monday rolled out a major update to its Vudu Player iOS app, granting users the ability to download movies and TV shows directly onto an Apple device for offline viewing.

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Facebook's Share Dialog for connected iOS apps promises enhanced usability, easy coding

05/20/2013, 08:05 pm

Facebook on Monday brought its Share Dialog out of beta which, once adopted by iOS app developers, will allow users to share content in-app without first having to sign in to the social network.

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Apple yanks 'Bang with Friends' app from iOS App Store

05/17/2013, 05:05 pm

Facebook-connected hookup app "Bang with Friends" was pulled from Apple's App Store on Friday, with the removal coming a little over one week following the app's debut.

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Apple logs 50 billionth App Store download

05/15/2013, 04:05 pm

Less than two weeks after Apple started counting down to 50 billion app downloads, the App Store on Wednesday reached the landmark number.

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iMovie update fixes issues with camera recognition, iOS movie imports

05/14/2013, 04:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued an update for its consumer level movie editing and creation software, iMovie, bringing a fix for an issue that would prevent the app from recognizing video cameras connected to a user's Mac.

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Password management app 1Password gets robust browser enhancements, sharing, more

05/13/2013, 05:05 pm

Popular login asset manager 1Password received a healthy update on Monday, bringing a number of new features to its built in "1Browser" Web browser, new sharing options and an advanced search tool.

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Amazon takes on Apple's Photo Stream with Cloud Drive Photos iOS app

05/11/2013, 12:05 am

Amazon on Friday released its Cloud Drive Photos app, and corresponding 5 gigabytes worth of free cloud storage, in what is essentially a competitor to Apple's own iCloud-based Photo Stream service.

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First look: Pixelmator 2.2 Blueberry goes live in the Mac App Store

05/09/2013, 06:05 am

As promised, image editor Pixelmator released a substantial update to its OS X app on Thursday, with over 100 new features and improvements including shapes, smart move, paint selection and an "effect" called Light Leak.

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Drawing app Paper gets pinch-to-zoom, 'Made With Paper' art gallery, new Ink Engine in update

05/08/2013, 08:05 pm

Paper by FiftyThree received an update on Wednesday with the addition of a few new features and backend enhancements, including a much-needed pinch-to-zoom feature that allows artists to quickly make detailed refinements to a piece.

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Pulse newsreader updated with LinkedIn integration, one-tap read later support

05/08/2013, 06:05 pm

In its first update after being purchased by LinkedIn for $90 million, Pulse on Wednesday showed the first signs of integration with the networking site by baking in the ability to share stories with a user's professional network.

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Pixelmator 2.2 Blueberry hits Mac App Store on Thursday with new tools, effects

05/07/2013, 05:05 pm

Popular OS X photo editing tool Pixelmator is set to receive major update come Thursday, with the latest version bringing an added palette of image tweaking tools and effects.

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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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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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Adobe plans to bring cloud-synced Lightroom-level photo editing to iOS

05/02/2013, 05:05 am

Adobe's group product manager for Lightroom Tom Hogarty on Wednesday showed off an early version of an as-yet unnamed image editing iOS app, with the prototype software leveraging cloud computing assets to manipulate RAW photo files.

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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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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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