Tag Archives: Apps

Squiggle Racer – The most irritating game since Flappy Bird

Once Flappy Bird was taken from the App Store, other game developers have had to fight for the crown of “Most irritating, addicting and ultimately unsatisfying game on the App Store.” And I think I’ve found one of the few that isn’t a direct clone of the now infamous Flappy. Squiggle Racer is a free, ad-supported universal title. The aim: Using only…

Best news apps: LinkedIn Pulse, Yahoo News Digest and more…

Having just downloaded the exceptional Yahoo News Digest, I thought it timely to bring you a round-up of some of the best news apps available on iOS. Because news isn’t a premium service like podcasts or other forms of entertainment, I’ve stuck to free apps. In my personal opinion, the 5 apps I’ve picked are probably the best 5 available anyway, so…

EU meeting with Apple and Google to discuss in-app purchase concerns

The European Commission has invited Apple and Google to meet over concerns surrounding in-app purchases. The two companies behind the largest application marketplaces will be expected to provide “very concrete answers” to the concerns raised by consumers and provide solutions in order to protect customers, particularly children, from costly in-app…

Realmac’s Clear app goes free for 24 hours

As part of its commitment to help its Clear+ adopters migrate over to the now-universal Clear iOS app, Realmac has made the productivity tool free for the next 24 hours. The reason it’s free for the day goes back to the day Realmac launched its iOS 7-optimized version, Clear+. It decided to launch it as a new app when iOS 7 was launched. For the…

Google denies bidding for WhatsApp

Google’s Sundar Pichai has denied that his company made a bid for messaging app WhatsApp at Mobile World Congress. Pichain, who is the Senior Vice President in charge of Chrome, Android and apps, said that the reports of Google attempting to buy WhatsApp were “simply untrue”. WhatsApp was recently acquired by social media giant Facebook for a…

Disney launches Disney Movies Anywhere app with iTunes integration

Walt Disney Studios has launched a new online platform with companion iOS app that allows users to stream or download Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies at home or on the go and have them available across multiple devices. The service, dubbed Disney Movies Anywhere, has a catalog of 420 movies to browse through with each costing $19.99. The Disney…

WhatsApp to add voice communications in Q2, 2014

WhatsApp, the mobile messaging startup that was recently acquired by Facebook for a staggering $16 billion in cash and stock and $3 billion in restricted stock units, will expand to voice communications in the second quarter of this year, co-founder and chief executive Jan Koum announced earlier today. Koum at Mobile World Congress: We want to make…

Are the Smartphone App Wars over and has Apple won?

In what is increasingly becoming a two-horse race, the two major platforms in the smartphone space, iOS and Android, are frequently compared. Market share, usage share, mind share, openness, security, ease of use, custimizability, availability of apps, and so on and so forth, are all brought up when the two platforms are brought together. Apps in…