Among the new features introduced by Apple in iOS 7 is the ability for apps to continue refreshing their content in the background when you aren’t actively using them. While this is generally useful, some users feel the desire to disable the feature. Here’s how it’s done!
Readdle has redesigned their venerable PDF Reader for iPad with version 5, adding a cleaner iOS 7-look layout, better document viewing capabilities, a review mode, and more.
OK Star Wars fans, here’s your geek news of the day – Warner Brothers Entertainment has released LEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga for iOS. Unfortunately, while the initial “episode” is free, it seems they’ll FORCE you to reach into the DARK SIDE of your wallet to pay for the rest of the saga. (See what I did there?)
It seems as if there is a constant “stream” of music steaming apps these days. Even in the face of Apple’s iTunes Radio juggernaut, many new music apps are still out there swinging. Enter MixPal.fm, with its 30 channels of music curated by top DJs.
Apple has released another minor update for iPhoto on the Mac today, bringing the version up to 9.5.1. Most notably, the updated includes a fix that caused print previews to appear garbled or otherwise render incorrectly on the screen.
Google released a minor, albeit welcome, update to their popular Maps app for iOS today, adding a single intriguing feature: The ability to view flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations that have been sent to your Gmail account! Google Maps has already proven to be great competition for Apple’s own iOS Maps app – and this is just icing on the cake.
If you’re like a lot of iPhone or iPad power users, or have had an iOS device for a long time, changes are you have a whole mess of apps installed on your device. Even if you organize your apps into folders, it can be hard to keep track of what exactly you have installed – and which folder you abandoned carefully filed an app into.
Angry Birds Go! has “karted” its way onto iOS devices, as developer Rovio attempts to bring Mario Kart-like gameplay to Apple’s popular devices.
A new app claims it can reduce the need for reading glasses. While it may be hard to take an app such as GlassesOff seriously, it apparently has some scientific backing, as a study by the journal Scientific Reports has found the program actually improves letter recognition by 1.6 times.
Twitter has launched a major new version of their iOS app today, featuring a brand new design with vastly improved swiping and easier access to direct messages. And speaking of direct messages, Twitter for iOS 6.0 delivers a welcome new feature in that category as well: The ability to send images via DM!
The holiday season is upon us – and among other things, that marks the return of Apple’s annual ’12 Days of Christmas’ promotion. This time, however, Apple has done things a little bit differently. This year, the app is called “12 Days of Gifts,” and for the first time EVER, Apple has included the U.S. in the party!
Pandora has updated their iOS app to give it an iOS 7 sense of style, and has also added an alarm clock feature that allows users to wake up to one of their custom radio stations.
Data from app discovery services Appsfire and AppShopper indicate that Apple’s App Store in the U.S. has reached the one million live apps milestone.
We’ve teamed up with the brilliant folks at RealFusion to give away 5 copies of Big Lens for iOS to – A simple, intuitive, and powerful camera app for iOS! Big Camera would normally set you back $0.99, but we’re giving away 5 copies today for free!
As part of its continuing promotion of providing free apps, ebooks, and music to users of the Apple Store app, Apple is gifting a playlist of holiday favorites for your seasonal listening pleasure.
Instead of iTunes Radio discouraging new Internet radio player apps, it seems to have done just the opposite. New Internet radio station apps seem to be released very day. It is certain however, that these new apps need some outstanding features to grab the users eye. Enter SonicWeb Internet Radio Player.