Tag Archives: Apps

Tons of apps turn (RED) in App Store updates

In support of PRODUCT(RED), many of the App Store’s most popular apps are being updated with various limited edition features. These updated apps are most easily identified by new app icons, which have been modified with a (RED) theme. Most apps offer some kind of in-app purchase that will add functionality or a different aesthetic to the app. These…

Apple strengthens Maps with new data partners for business listings

Apple is reportedly beefing up its Maps offering with new data partners for business listings, according to a report by Apple Maps Marketing (via 9to5Mac). The company has partnered with data providers like TomTom and Waze, combined with its own in-house mapping data, for the majority of the data in its Maps app since its inclusion in iOS 6, replacing…

Stringer for iPhone shuffles your music in style

Stringer is a new iPhone app that aims to improve the experience of listening to shuffled music. If you’re like me, you enjoy shuffling your iTunes library but occasionally you’ll want a little more control over what is coming up next than the iOS Music app offers. That’s where Stringer comes in. I’ll let Seth Clifford of Derby (the app’s development…

Things for iPhone and iPad go free for one week only

Popular productivity app Things is free on the App Store for one week only. The app, available for iPhone and iPad, has been selected as Apple’s App of the Week meaning it will be a free download until November 28. Things usually runs at $9.99 for the iPhone version and the separate iPad app would normally set you back $19.99 meaning this week you can…

Apple Watch: What we’ve learned from WatchKit

Apple released it WatchKit developer tools alongside the first iOS 8.2 beta allowing app makers to begin creating Apple Watch apps and extensions. We’ve been rifling through the release documentation and scouring the web to learn all we can about Apple Watch and the apps that can run on it ahead of its release in “early 2015″. We’ve gathered up some of…

The TiP Weekly: Apple Pay breakthrough, ‘Masque Attack,’ our jailbreaking guide, much more…

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we bring you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of it…

Overcast podcast player updated with iPad and CarPlay support, more

Overcast, the popular podcast player from Marco Arment, has been updated today to version 1.1. The update brings with it a number of notable new features and improvements. The app now has a completely native iPad interface. Previously, the app would work on iPad but its interface was not designed for that device specifically. If you’re a fan of listening…

Facebook Messenger app reaches 500 million monthly user milestone

Facebook has announced, via Facebook, that its Messenger mobile app is now being used by 500 million people each month across all platforms. The impressive half-billion milestone comes months after the big blue social network decided to remove direct messaging functionality from its main Facebook app and direct users towards its standalone Messenger…