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Topic: apps

Beats Music enables in-app subscriptions with latest update in bid for more users

04/18/2014, 08:04 pm

Beats Music, the streaming radio arm of the Beats empire, updated its iPhone app on Friday with the notable addition of in-app subscriptions, meaning the company is now paying Apple's usual 30 percent commission on new sign-ups.

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Facebook updates Paper app with notifications, photo comments, 'new story' buttons, more

04/18/2014, 07:04 pm

Facebook on Friday rolled out a an update to its newsreader-style alternative Paper, adding a number of new features that bring the app more in line with the company's flagship iOS title.

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Yahoo gives Flickr complete overhaul with new design, HD video and image search

04/17/2014, 06:04 pm

With its release of the revamped Flickr 3.0 iOS app on Thursday, Yahoo continues its push to bolster the photo capture, storage and sharing service by adding features already on competing apps like Instagram.

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Amazon buys digital comic book platform comiXology

04/10/2014, 11:04 pm

Online sales giant Amazon on Thursday announced the purchase of digital comics platform comiXology, which is responsible for the popular iPad app 'Comics' that consistently ranks near the top of the iOS App Store's top grossing charts.

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Facebook to remove Messenger from main app to reduce 'friction'

04/09/2014, 09:04 pm

Facebook on Wednesday started sending out notifications to users in Europe regarding the imminent removal of Messenger from the service's flagship iOS and Android apps, a move that will ultimately force users who chat to download the standalone version.

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Adobe's 'Lightroom mobile' for iPad brings advanced photo editing, organization to iOS

04/08/2014, 01:04 am

Adobe on Monday introduced Lightroom Mobile for iPad, a touch-friendly accompaniment to the company's suite of photography software that brings powerful new tools to Apple's iOS, including on-the-go RAW image editing.

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Briefly: Apple updates iPhoto for iOS with print order enhancements, bug fixes

04/03/2014, 08:04 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out a minor update to its iPhoto app for iOS, building on an in-app print ordering capability by adding the option to include white borders around selected pictures.

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Microsoft Office for iPad hits 12M downloads one week after debut

04/03/2014, 05:04 pm

Microsoft on Thursday announced Office for iPad downloads hit the 12 million mark after just one week of availability, illustrating pent-up demand for an iPad port of the software giant's productivity suite.

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IFTTT adds iOS push notification support, Faster Than Light comes to iPad

04/03/2014, 04:04 pm

Popular web-based automation and productivity service "If This, Then That" now allows users to add iOS push notifications into their recipes, while computer spaceflight simulator Faster Than Light has come to Apple's iPad.

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Pebble Smartwatch iOS app update brings new Pebble apps, sharing options

04/02/2014, 09:04 pm

Two days after releasing a buggy update to its Pebble Smartwatch iOS app, Pebble on Wednesday pushed out a patched version of the title that offers users all-new apps and sharing capabilities.

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NYT releases NYTNow subscription-based app, Fantastical 2 comes to iPad

04/02/2014, 05:04 pm

Two interesting new developments hit the App Store this week, as the New York Times officially released its iOS-first "NYTNow" subscription app and replacement calendar Fantastical 2 launched a new iPad version.

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Apple updates iWork for iOS, OS X and iCloud with enhanced usability, graphics tweaks

04/01/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a series of updates to the iCloud versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, including new iOS and OS X app versions, as the company continues to refine its web-based productivity suite.

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Microsoft's Office for iPad suite dominates App Store charts after one day of availability

03/28/2014, 06:03 pm

About 24 hours after debuting on the iOS App Store, Microsoft's Office for iPad productivity suite has taken over the first three Top Free Apps seats, with the fourth going to the redesigned OneNote.

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Microsoft takes Office Mobile for iPhone free on launch of Office for iPad

03/27/2014, 07:03 pm

On the heels of Office for iPad's introduction, Microsoft on Thursday dropped subscription requirements for the iPhone version of its productivity suite.

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Apple confirmed to take 30% cut of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions purchased in Office for iPad apps

03/27/2014, 06:03 pm

It was confirmed on Thursday that Apple will garner its stipulated 30 percent share of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the new Office for iPad app, which launched at a special event earlier today.

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Twitter adds photo tagging feature, bumps attached photo limit to four per tweet

03/26/2014, 05:03 pm

Twitter on Wednesday announced two new additions to its ubiquitous microblogging platform, including a photo tagging feature and a loosening of the per-tweet picture cap.

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Apple updates iTunes Movie Trailers app with notifications, Rotten Tomatoes reviews

03/26/2014, 01:03 am

Apple on Tuesday brought a few useful additions to its iTunes Movie Trailers app, including a new notification system for shows to be released in theaters or the iTunes Store and in-app critic reviews from Rotten Tomatoes.

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Apple testing 'Related' App Store search results to boost app discovery

03/25/2014, 01:03 am

According to reports late Monday, Apple may be planning on rolling out a new app discovery feature for the iOS App Store as users have spotted a new option that suggests terms related to a given search.

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Twitter to pull #music app from App Store, shut down services in April [u]

03/21/2014, 07:03 pm

After a year-long run, Twitter #music will be pulled from the iOS App Store on Friday, while the corresponding service will shut down in mid April.

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Apple highlights indie games with new iOS App Store section

03/21/2014, 01:03 am

In a change to the iOS App Store late Thursday, Apple debuted the new "Indie Game Showcase," a special section that will regularly highlight one independent developer and their favorite titles.

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