Tag Archives: Apps

Apple shuts down popular app f.lux

After two days of being available on iOS, Apple has shut down popular screen modifying app, f.lux. The app which was previously available on jailbroken devices was made available through ‘side loading’, which was introduced in iOS 9 to allow users to download apps that aren’t available on the iOS App Store. From the outside it looks like the developers…

Here are the apps infected by a compromised version of Xcode

Dubbed “XcodeGhost,” a hacked version of Xcode was downloaded by several iOS developers in China, from the popular Chinese file sharing service Baidu. Infected apps include big names like WeChat, which has been demoed at multiple Apple keynotes since the introduction of Apple Watch. Developers using XcodeGhost developed their apps, unaware that…

Amazon Video app receives support for offline playback

In the world of video streaming services, it’s usually content that sets competitors apart. Amazon has brought its offline viewing capability to both iOS and Android after the feature previously being available exclusively on Amazon Fire devices. In their announcement, Amazon Vice President of Video, Michael Paull, made sure to bring attention to the…

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…