Viber is now fully compatible with iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 29, 2015

Viber, the second most popular instant messaging platform after Facebook-owned WhatsApp, on Monday refreshed its iPhone application which now supports iPads.

Now available as a universal binary free of charge in the App Store, the new Viber 5.4.1 does not bring any new features beyond the native interface which takes full advantage of the iPad’s bigger screen real estate.

In addition to the iPhone and iPad app, Viber Desktop is also available as a decently done native Mac application and across Windows and Linux platforms. Read More

 

LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham review

By Lory Gil on Jun 29, 2015

Mobile technology has advanced so much in just a few years that it is hard to believe that mobile gaming used to be little more than physics-based puzzle games and endless runners.

LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham proves that you can immerse yourself in rich gameplay with quality graphics right on your iPhone or iPad. We’ve got a full game review of LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham for you today. Read More

 

Her Story is a police procedural video game for the armchair detective in you

By Lory Gil on Jun 29, 2015

Fans of police procedural television shows now have another outlet to scratch their itch. No more sitting in front of the T.V., shouting at no one in particular about how you knew all along that the second guy they interviewed was actually the killer.

In Her Story, players take on the role of a detective sifting through archived video footage at police headquarters in attempt to unlock a mystery that is 20 years old. Put on your sleuthing cap and get ready to solve some mysteries. Read More

 

Focus brings beautiful time management to iOS and Apple Watch

By Timothy Reavis on Jun 28, 2015

Perhaps my biggest productivity hindrance is time management. If I’m able to set aside time to focus on a task without distraction and stick with it to completion, my productivity levels exponentiate. Getting to that point, however, can be difficult and requires an incredible amount of self control. Focus is an app I picked recently that helps to both manage time and concentrate on the task at hand. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and, soon, Mac as well, and I have a full review below.

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Disney launches new GIF keyboard app for iOS

By Cody Lee on Jun 27, 2015

Disney this week launched a new keyboard app for iOS called “Disney Gif.” As the name suggests, the app allows you to browse through, and quickly share from, a library of animated GIF images and emoji icons featuring Disney content.

For its launch, the keyboard features hundreds of images pulled from Disney’s expansive TV and movie collection, including Star Wars, Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Inside Out, The Lion King and various hit television shows from ABC. Read More

 

Tales from Deep Space, Polarr, Retype, and more to check out this weekend

By Lory Gil on Jun 27, 2015

This was a very big week for premium games. So big that it was difficult to figure out which ones to play first. Not only were games on point, but many useful apps were launched and updated, too. We’ve got a list of apps and games for this weekend that we think you will be happy to check out. Read More

 

BioShock and other 2K games discounted in Independence Day sale

By Cody Lee on Jun 26, 2015

Looking to add some new iOS games to your collection this weekend? 2K can help. The publisher announced on Friday that it will be running an ‘Independence Day’ sale on some of its high-profile mobile titles over the next week.

Included in the promotion are popular sports games such as NBA 2K15 and NHL 2K, as well as the turn-based strategy hit Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 and BioShock. The discounts range from 25% off, to well over 50% off. Read More

 

Shazam updated with support for Apple Music

By Cody Lee on Jun 25, 2015

The popular audio identification service Shazam updated its iOS client today with support for Apple Music. The release brings the app to version 8.7, and arrives just ahead of the launch of the new music service next week.

With Apple Music support, users will be able to identify songs using the Shazam app, and then tap a button to launch the service so they can listen to the track in its entirety. And remember it’s free for the first 3 months. Read More

 

Apple removing games featuring the Confederate flag from the App Store

By Cody Lee on Jun 25, 2015

Apple has joined the likes of Amazon, eBay, Walmart and others in removing products bearing the Confederate flag, reports TouchArcade. The outlet pointed out this morning that a number of apps and games, which featured imagery of the controversial flag, have been pulled from the App Store.

Despite the fact that Apple has told developers it’s only removing titles that “feature images of the Confederate flag used in offensive and mean-spirited ways,” several Civil War-era games, which contain images of the Confederate flag for historical and educational context, have been pulled as well. Read More

 

Comic book creator ‘Halftone 2′ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jun 25, 2015

Apple has just named “Halftone 2 – Comic Book Creator” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the fun comic book-style photo editor for both iPhone and iPad for free—a solid savings of $2.

Halftone 2 makes it easy to create comic and scrap books with your images. Simply choose a page layout, apply photo filters, position your captions, add speech and thought balloons, and share your creation as an image, multi-page document, or high-definition video. Read More

 

iTunes U gains homework hand-in feature, one-to-one discussions, PDF annotations and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 25, 2015

iTunes U, Apple’s educational catalog on iTunes, has gotten a whole lot more useful with a significant update to the official iPhone and iPad app in the App Store.

As first reported Thursday by Re/code, iTunes U for iOS has gained an interesting homework hand-in feature and PDF annotations providing a timestamp when the student submits term papers, book reports and other work.

Other changes include an integrated grade book, one-to-one discussions, importing content from third-party apps, including Apple’s own Keynote, Pages and iMovie, and more. Read More

 

Alto’s Adventure, Checkmark 2 and other Snowman apps are on sale right now in the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 25, 2015

Snowman, the developers behind the beautiful endless snowboarding game Alto’s Adventure (read our review), the powerful and sleek to-do app Checkmark 2 and other fine apps for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are having a giant sale on the App Store.

Both Alto’s Adventure and Checkmark 2 are now available with a cool 50+ percent discount while their Shifts and Circles apps have gone completely free.

As a matter of fact, Shifts has gone free for the first time since its App Store debut. Your download links and descriptions follow right below. Read More

 

Monument Valley’s ‘Ida’s Dream’ expansion goes free in a time-limited promotion

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 25, 2015

The limited-edition “Ida’s Dream” content expansion for the gorgeous puzzler Monument Valley is now available to all players on iOS, Android and Windows free of charge. Ida’s Dream is a chapter that was previously created as part of an exclusive charity promotion in Monument Valley.

Unfortunately, the RED version of Ida’s Dream will not be available unless RED wish to use it again in the future. Those who previously purchased Ida’s RED Dream needn’t worry as you’ll still be able to play that special edition. Read More

 

IFTTT updates iOS apps with unlimited DO recipes, improved widgets and more

By Cody Lee on Jun 24, 2015

Fans of the automation service If This Then That (or IFTTT) will be happy to hear that it’s updated its line of mobile apps today. DO Button, DO Camera, and DO Note all received 2.0 updates today, as did the original IF app that now sits at version 2.5.

With the new releases, the apps all now support unlimited Do recipes and feature improved Notification Center widgets. DO Camera in particular received some nice additions such as new filters and the ability to draw on, and add emoji to, your photos. Read More

 

Apple moving to prevent developers from accessing app data for ad targeting

By Cody Lee on Jun 24, 2015

Apple is quietly moving to prevent app developers from accessing app download data for ad targeting purposes, reports The Information. The move is part of the company’s recent, and very public, push for greater user privacy.

As most of you are probably aware, major apps like Facebook and Twitter will scan a user’s device for information on the app’s they have installed. This way, they can show users advertisements that better match their interests. Read More

 

Summon dragons, smash strongholds and leave nothing but rubble behind in Gameloft’s Siegefall

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 24, 2015

Originally teased earlier in the month, Siegefall, a brand new multiplayer strategy game involving heroes, dragons and magic, is now available in the App Store for your iPhone and iPad at no charge.

Brough to you by Gameloft Montreal, the team behind the wildly praised Modern Combat shooter series, Siegefall sports gorgeous graphics with stylized art while striving to bring some innovation to the genre with wild controllable heroes and immense magical cards.

Players are challenged to build an army of heroes, summon dragons, conquer new lands, smash gates and leave nothing but rubble behind. Read More

 

FirstLetter review: a word game designed specifically for Apple Watch

By Lory Gil on Jun 24, 2015

Personally, I am fascinated with the future of gaming on Apple Watch. While I am interested in apps that make my life more convenient and organized, I am really excided about apps that make my wearable technology fun.

FirstLetter is a game that was specifically designed for Apple Watch. It is playable on the iPhone, but its minimalist design and simple game mechanics make it perfect for the wrist worn device. We’ve got a game review of FirstLetter for you today. Read More

 

Google’s native Calendar app picks up 7-day week view, Drive integration and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 23, 2015

Google’s native Calendar for iPhone with Material Design and other cool features made its App Store debut a little over three months ago. Tuesday, it has received its first feature-focused update.

In addition to the existing ways of viewing your calendar, the new Google Calendar 1.1 for iPhone introduces a 7-day view giving you an overview of your entire week. Also, week numbers can be enabled for different calendar views in settings. Read More

 

Instagram for iPhone adds curated collections, trending tags and places, place search and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 23, 2015

Fans of iPhone photography should check out Instagram 7.0, the latest update to the Facebook-owned mobile photo sharing app. The new versions surfaced Tuesday on the App Store with interesting new social media discovery features such as an improved search and a much enhanced Explore tab.

With dynamically updated trending tags and places under the Explore tab, Instagram users can now check out, in real-time, what’s happening around them and what’s trending all over the world. Read More

 

Vimeo reworks iPhone video editing app Cameo so it’s easier to create cinematic videos

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 23, 2015

The movie-editing app category has been receiving some renewed love from iOS developers, big and small alike. In addition to Apple’s own iMovie for iOS—free with new iOS device purchases, otherwise a $4.99 download—Camera+ makers have recently launched a video editing app called Vee for Video.

And now Vimeo, the popular video sharing service, has re-released a mobile app called Cameo that the company purchased in May 2014. After rebuilding the app from scratch, it’s now even simpler and more enjoyable to edit cinematic videos on your iPhone, add themes and soundtracks and share with your friends. Read More