Tag Archives: Apps

Apple Store app adds gift card support for checkout

  After a number of years, the Apple Store iOS app now allows Apple Store gift card use at checkout. Much like the gift card process for the App Store, gift cards can be added by manually entering the code, or using the camera to capture the code directly from the card. Based on past experience, the camera capture method works refreshingly well. Cards…

Alto’s Adventure updated with new items, upgrades and improvements

Everyone’s favorite endless snowboarding odyssey Alto’s Adventure has today been updated to version 1.1 bringing with it a number of new items to unlock, upgrades to earn and improvements to the overall experience. The beautiful Alto’s Adventure has proven to be a popular choice for iOS gamers since its launch earlier this year, earning a place in…

Spotify asks customers to skip Apple for subscriptions

Following the release of Apple Music, Spotify is reminding its premium subscribers that they can pay $9.99 per month for their service by paying Spotify directly. Those paying via in-app purchase are currently paying $12.99 per month to somewhat make up for Apple’s 30% cut for App Store transactions. With over 41% of users already on iOS 8.4, for which…

Fleksy Keyboard goes permanently free, offers new features and themes

Popular third-party keyboard app Fleksy is now free — forever. The company has announced that its keyboard for iOS and Android devices going free on a permanent basis with the aim of gaining more users as well as diversifying Fleksy’s user base. “We want every smartphone user to have the opportunity to experience fast, expressive, and intuitive…

Instagram begins rolling out support for higher resolution uploads

Instagram today began rolling out supporter higher resolution uploads inside its mobile apps. Previously limited to 640×640 pixel images — puny by today’s smartphone camera standards — the server-side update now allows for images to be shared at a resolution much closer to the size of the original image. Instagram’s co-founder Mike Krieger announced…

Instagram receives updated Explore section

Instagram’s Explore section received a facelift in its update today, with a more polished interface and some new capabilities. The changes utilize Instagram’s massive user base to showcase a wide selection of photos and videos from all over the world. Curated collections Curation seems to be a growing trend for media services, and Instagram is…

Review: Power for Apple Watch

Jailbreaker, developer, and graphic designer Surenix has recently released Power, a useful utility app for Apple Watch that displays the paired iPhone’s battery level and charging status. Although checking your iPhone’s battery on the iPhone doesn’t seem like a major inconvenience, there are plenty of scenarios in which an iPhone could be out of…

Power for Apple Watch shows your iPhone’s battery status at a glance

Power is a neat new utility in the App Store that makes it easy to quickly check your iPhone’s remaining battery percentage from your Apple Watch. Created by Surenix, most well-known in the jailbreak community for his work on themes and tweaks like auki and ayeris, Power features a standalone Watch app as well as a Glance. Opening the app or swiping up…

There are now over 6,000 Apple Watch apps

There are now over 6,000 apps available for Apple Watch — double the number that launched with the device back in April. According to data provided to Today’s iPhone by App Store analytics firm App Annie, as of Monday the number of apps available for Apple’s new wearable stood at 6,352 — a 108% increase since the Apple Watch’s debut — with more…

Apple Design Awards 2015: The winners

At WWDC yesterday, Apple announced the winners of its prestigious Apple Design Awards for 2015. Recognizing apps that “reflect the best in design, innovation, and technology on iOS, OS X, and watchOS” Apple’s ADAs serve to highlight the best of the best in App Store and Mac App Store and show off apps that best demonstrate what Apple’s platforms are…