Wednesday saw Facebook announce its intentions to buy messaging service WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and Facebook stock. The deal will include $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in Facebook stock.
Fleksy has announced today that it is making its alternative iOS keyboard available to developers for use in their apps. It has updated its iOS SDK and released it out of private beta.
The multitasking enabled workspace app hopTo received a nice update today. The app, which allows you to view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files, and also manage your cloud storage amongst various services, gains SkyDrive and “open-in” support, and more.
Realmac, maker of the popular tasks and to-do list apps Clear+ and Clear, has elected to return to a single universal Clear app, and will also be offering the Clear app free for two 24-hour periods.
The one glaring weakness mentioned by both detractors and supporters of the iPad is its lack of Microsoft Office. While Apple’s own iWork suite makes up for much of this shortcoming, it still has a ways to go. Enter hopTo.
Apple is offering the official Tetris game from Electronic Arts for free via its Apple Store iOS app. Apple periodically offers free apps, books, music, and other content to promote usage of its Apple Store app.
Encyclopaedia Britannica has announced an update to their mobile app,“Britannica Kids: U.S. Presidents,” just in time forPresidents’ Day.
ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley writes that Microsoft Office on the iPad is definitely on the way, and it may be here sooner than you might think!
We’ve teamed up with the great folks at FFWD to give away 5 codes for Percent Mate HD for the iPad – The 10 in 1 Percentage Calculator. Plus, one lucky winner will get an iTunes voucher worth $20!
Major League Baseball has iBeacons ready to go in the home stadiums of the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The low-power Bluetooth transmitters will be used to send location-specific alerts within ballparks to users of MLB’s At The Ballpark app.
When you’re on vacation in a strange city, wouldn’t it be great to have a tour guide, someone who can lead you to the best sights to see while you’re there? Enter VadoVia, the crowdsourced travel app created for travelers, by travelers.
Rovio has announced that another entry in the Angry Birds saga will soon be leaving the corporate nest, as they’ll be releasing “Angry Birds Stella” in the fall of this year.
MacTrast doesn’t usually show “mockups” of rumored software that hasn’t even been officially announced, but the excitement around Apple’s rumored iOS 8 “Healthbook” app is just too great to ignore…
The amazing growth of the App Store has catapulted Apple’s iTunes division to a position as one of the most valuable businesses in the world, grabbing more revenue than established stalwarts such as Xerox and CBS.
Apple released updates on Tuesday for both Boot Camp, Apple’s software that allows Windows 7 and Windows 8 to run on a Mac, and Compressor, Apple’s pro video encoding and formatting software.
The developer of the addictive game “Flappy Bird” Dong Nguyen says he pulled the game from the App Store because playing the game was so addictive the it became “a problem.”