Tag Archives: App Store

Developers rejoice: Apple disables written app reviews on iOS 9 beta

If there is one thing that developers hate, it’s seeing 1-star app reviews on an iOS beta. Typically, an iOS major release has plenty of bugs and glitches that affect old apps. For instance, I can name a couple of apps on my iPhone that don’t work on the iOS 9 betas. Unfortunately, not all iOS 9 beta users are developers, meaning that some people may see an…

App Store hits impressive new milestones

Tim Cook announced some major milestones for the App Store in the WWDC keynote on Monday. Over 100 billion apps have been downloaded, which has resulted in over $30 billion being paid to app developers. The announcement was followed by a video about the influence of the App Store. In the video, Phil Schiller said, “There are so many incredible apps,…

iPhone and Mac sales are up in Apple’s latest quarterly results

Apple today released their latest financial results for the quarter ending March 28, 2015. Described as another record setting quarter, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and net profit of $13.6 billion. Last year’s results for the same quarter were $45.6 billion of revenue and net profits of $10.2 billion. Described as record setting sales…

HiddenMe for Mac hides all your desktop icons with just one click

Ever been giving a presentation and wanted to prevent anyone seeing what’s on your desktop? Or do you just want to temporarily “clean” up your screen? HiddenMe allows users to quickly hide everything on your computer’s desktop with just a click of a button. Let’s face it, some of us just have messy desktops. Having an icon on your desktop allows you…

The App Store gates have opened for Apple Watch apps

    After select apps updated in preparation for Apple Watch last week, Apple has sent invitations to all developers for them to submit their apps and app updates for the upcoming wearable. Apple Watch will be in the hands — and on the wrists — of Apple fans from April 24th but you’ll start seeing more iPhone apps updating to…

Apps begin updating for Apple Watch

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We’re still two weeks away from being able to try on and pre-order Apple’s new wearable device, but a number of prominent apps have already pushed out updates that include support for the Apple Watch over the last 24 hours. Apple has already given us a glimpse into the functionality of a number of third party application for the Watch, but many of the…

Twitter releases live broadcasting app Periscope

If you’re a hardcore social media fiend, you’ve probably heard of Meerkat. The app allows users to broadcast their camera to anyone with a link to the stream, which is tweeted when the broadcast begins. People can click on the link and watch the broadcast. Most interestingly, Meerkat relies on iOS’s Twitter account integration for user management. It…

Facebook unveils Messenger platform for third party apps

Get ready to send a lot more media over Facebook’s Messenger app. Facebook has made a new addition to the Facebook SDK that allows users to share pictures, videos, and audio via Messenger from third party apps. The new platform makes it a lot easier to share content from some great third party apps, and could make these types of apps much more popular…

Instagram releases new collage app, Layout

For many, Instagram is a great social network to share photos with friends, family, and the general public, whether you like to apply photo filters or not. There are times, though, when we want to share several images in a collage. While such collage apps have existed before, Instagram is tackling this themselves.  Now, a new app called Layout from…