Tag Archives: Apps

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….

iPad split-screen video has surfaced

Many have speculated that Apple will release a split-screen mode for the iPad in iOS 8. This feature was expected to make its appearance at WWDC last week; however, it was not announced. Code references to the much-rumored feature have been found across the iOS 8 Software Development Kit. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith started digging deeper into…

Skype gets removed from App Store as company prepares 5.0 update

If you’ve been searching the App Store recently for the popular video chat app Skype, you may have noticed that the service is strangely absent from the iOS App Store. However, not to worry because the company has pulled its app for a good reason: it’s preparing the new 5.0 app which includes a complete redesign and some new features as well. Below is…

Instagram adds new editing features, hopes to be your only photo app

Today, Instagram has announced it will begin rolling out version 6.0 of the popular photo sharing app. The update includes a number of photo-editing tools as Instagram aims to be your only photo app. “We wanted to give people the ability to play with photos and not have to pay,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told Re/code in an interview….

3 great tips for increasing email productivity in iOS Mail app

Lately, we’ve seen some great applications come to the iPhone that try to increase productivity during the work day. Some of these serve as replacements for the default apps that come on every iPhone. Tempo is a great calendar app for business users, and Mailbox came onto the iOS scene as a way to reach the fabled “Inbox Zero”. However, it’s just…

Static App Review: A polished stat tracker for your social media accounts

  Social networks are deeply ingrained into the fabric of modern day life. We all use a variety of social platforms for work as well as play and we’re all probably (maybe even secretly) obsessed with keeping track of our number of followers, friends, connections and other metrics across these services. Static for iPhone is an app that aims…

Best new and noteworthy apps: Swarm, Castro, Wthr and more!

New and updated apps hit the iOS App Store every day. It can be hard to keep up with all of the latest and greatest that the App Store has to offer but here at TiP, we’ll bring you a weekly roundup of some of the most noteworthy additions and updates. Let’s check out what this week had to offer… Swarm by Foursquare Swarm is the new app…