Tag Archives: Apps

Apple set to purchase radio app Swell for $30 million

Apple is set to purchase talk radio app Swell for around $30 million, according to a report by Re/code. The purchase of the personalized news radio app, described as “Pandora-for-talk-radio”, will provide Apple with technology and talent, with most of the Swell team expected to join Apple after the deal closes. The Swell app, which has a simple user…

Facebook Messenger finally makes its way to iPad

Facebook has today launched a version of its Messenger app for iPad. The previously iPhone-only iOS app has been updated to version 7.0, bringing with it iPad compatibility. Messenger maintains all of its functionality on the iPad, including instant messaging, featuring text and stickers, as well as voice calling. The UI will be similar to anyone…

What do iOS 8′s new photo editing capabilities mean for apps like VSCO Cam, Snapseed and even Instagram?

At WWDC last month, Apple unveiled a plethora of new features for iOS and OS X (and a bunch of stuff that spans both). A couple of things that really struck me related to photo editing in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8. Firstly, Apple is greatly expanding the range of editing tools in the stock Photos app in iOS and…

Initial review of TouchPal’s iOS 8 keyboard

  I was lucky enough to be one of the first few beta testers to try out the TouchPal third-party keyboard for iOS 8. In order to download the beta version of this keyboard, you have to be invited and you also have to be running iOS 8 beta 1 or 2 (preferably beta 2). Note: I am using an iPhone 5s running iOS 8 beta 2. In my first few days…

Facebook takes aim at Snapchat with new Slingshot app

After briefly appearing on the App Store last week before being promptly pulled, Facebook has today officially launched its new Slingshot app. Slingshot, which appears at face value to be a Snapchat clone of sorts, allows users to send each other photos and videos with text captions or drawn elements. What’s unique about Slingshot, however, is that…

Skype 5.0 for iPhone released – completely redesigned UI

Just a couple of days after announcing it, the latest version of Skype for iPhone has been released. The new app features a brand new user interface, which doesn’t just look prettier, but also makes it easier to communicate with your contacts. Whether you want to get to your favorites, recents, or contact list, it’s as easy as swiping across the top….