Glide becomes first app to bring one-way video calling to Apple Watch

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 15, 2015

Glide for iPhone has been updated on the App Store today with Apple Watch support, becoming the first app to bring one-way real-time video messaging to the wrist-worn gizmo. The app lets you see a preview of video messages up to five minutes long on your wrist and respond straight from your Apple Watch.

Other features include getting quick updates to the Watch when friends send you videos, texts or photos without needing to take out your iPhone, accessing all chats and missed events and more. Read More

 

Smove review: use your best moves to get a high score

By Josh Gallagher on Apr 15, 2015

There aren’t many classic arcade style action games that are able to compensate for the iPhone’s lack of physical buttons. The loss of tactile feedback is just too much to overcome, but this doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy a nice score chasing romp on our phones. It just means that developers have to create new games that rely on completely different control schemes. Simple Machine’s Smove does just that. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for April 14

By Cody Lee on Apr 14, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wacky world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include great deals, and some awesome new apps and games. Read More

 

You can now play Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on iPhone

By Cody Lee on Apr 14, 2015

Fans of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be happy to hear that you can now play the game on your iPhone. Blizzard pushed out an update today for the popular card battler that, among other improvements, brings about support for Apple’s handset.

Blizzard says the new iPhone version features an all-new intuitive interface, handcrafted specifically for smaller mobile devices. Those devices, however, are limited to the iPhone 4s, or later models, or the fifth-generation iPod touch (iPad 2 for tablets). Read More

 

Activision bringing new Guitar Hero game to mobile this year

By Cody Lee on Apr 14, 2015

Gamers rejoice, Activision Blizzard Inc. has confirmed that it’s reviving its Guitar Hero franchise this year, and it’s bringing it to mobile. Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that, after a five-year hiatus, the California-based publisher has begun work on a new version of the popular video game for consoles, tablets and smartphones.

“Now fans can unleash their inner rock star anytime, anyplace using a phone or a game console,” Activision Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick said in a statement. The new product is said to cost $99, and will follow tradition in allowing players to jam on a toy guitar to music from artists such as the Black Keys and Fall Out Boy. Read More

 

FiftyThree’s Paper gains cloud journals, centralized social interactions and more

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 14, 2015

FiftyThree’s iPad drawing app, Paper, has been refreshed Tuesday with a pair of new features (among other enhancements) — Backup and Activity Center.

The former lets you back up private copies of your journals in the cloud so you don’t lose your Paper data in case your iPad is stolen or damaged (and you didn’t have enough space on iCloud for full device backup via iOS).

The Activity Center is a new place in Paper’s Mix service that collates all your social activity in one place. For those wondering, Mix is an online repository of Paper content posted by creative users from around the world. Read More

 

Workflow for iOS updated with Apple Watch functionality, any existing workflow supported

By Jake Smith on Apr 14, 2015

Popular iOS app Workflow announced on Tuesday support for the Apple Watch, to bring automation to activities on your wrist.

“Workflows automate things you do every day by connecting your favorite apps and services together. Now workflows can help you do less with your phone, and more from your wrist,” Workflow wrote on its new Apple Watch website.  Read More

 

Here’s 1Password for Apple Watch

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 14, 2015

Developer AgileBits on Tuesday announced an update to its freemium password-management app for the iPhone and iPad, 1Password, which now includes Apple Watch compatibility.

So, what’s managing passwords, secure notes and other confidential information is like on your wrist? According to developers, “it only takes a couple of taps” to retrieve your stored items such as a combination for your gym locker or garage door, look up your credit card number or even retrieve a one-time password on websites that use two-factor authentication for stronger security. Read More

 

Crowntakers brings tabletop RPGing to the iPad

By Lory Gil on Apr 14, 2015

There are plenty of dungeon crawl style role-playing games (RPG) in the App Store. Many of them are worthy of many hours of your time. Most of them follow a video game format of rules and alter the role-playing element of such tabletop classics as Dungeons and Dragons.

Crowntakers takes into account the little elements, like time passing or attacks of opportunity. In this adventure, every minute counts and every day brings more danger. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for April 13

By Cody Lee on Apr 13, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include some great updates for your favorite apps and a handful of app deals you don’t want to miss. Read More

 

Data usage tracking app DataMan comes to Apple Watch

By Sébastien Page on Apr 13, 2015

DataMan, my app of choice for tracking cellular data usage on iPhone, was just updated today to bring its simple interface to Apple Watch, allowing you to quickly have a look at your data usage directly from your wrist. Read More

 

Memories – Instant Photo Scanner review: digitize your film photographs with ease

By Lory Gil on Apr 13, 2015

Say it’s Thursday, and you are frantically looking for some hilarious high school picture of yourself to share with the world on Facebook or Twitter. Once you’ve found the pic, you can’t seem to get a good angle to take a picture of it with your iPhone in order to turn it into a JPEG to post online. Too much glare. It looks blurry. It’s too dark.

That is where Memories – Instant Photo Scanner comes in. You can quickly take digital pictures of old film photographs for sharing and preserving. We’ve got an app review of Memories – Instant Photo Scanner for you today. Read More

 

Mortal Kombat X, HBO NOW, Count, and more apps to check out this weekend

By Lory Gil on Apr 11, 2015

Now that we’ve gotten all of that Apple Watch pre-order business out of the way it is time to focus on new apps and games that came out this week. There is always something new to check out in the App Store. I can’t wait to test out all of the Apple Watch apps in two weeks.

If you are itching for some iOS action, we’ve got a list of apps and games that are worthy of your time this weekend. If you don’t find anything that tickles your fancy, don’t worry. We make these lists almost every day. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for April 10

By Cody Lee on Apr 10, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include some great deals, and a solid selection of new games to help get you through the weekend. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for April 9

By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include a few solid freebies and some great new games. Read More

 

Apple names popular puzzler ‘Twisty Hollow’ its free App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2015

Apple has named Twisty Hollow its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the popular puzzler for both iPhone and iPad, for free—saving you a solid $3.

In the game, you must support the imputation citizens of Twisty Hollow by fulfilling their increasingly eccentric needs. You do this by combining items to make requested goods, so for example, Bessie + cow + bucket = milk. Read More

 

You really need to check out the reimagined Product Hunt for iPhone

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 9, 2015

Product Hunt, an increasingly popular place for sharing and discovering new products, on Thursday released a major refresh to its somewhat underwhelming iPhone application. Lo and behold, the new Product Hunt 2.0 for iPhone is here.

First and foremost, the app brings out a beautifully revamped interface that’s both super clean and useful, with snazzy animations that elevate the experience.

More importantly, new features have been introduced that let like-minded individuals like yourself create curated product collections to share with others, bookmark products for later and more. Read More

 

Twitter folding Discover and Activity tabs on mobile into enhanced Search

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 9, 2015

Twitter giveth, Twitter taketh away. Twitter first said this morning that iPhone users can now upload and share their gorgeous 120FPS and 240FPS slow-motion videos through its mobile app and now we’re receiving word that the startup will soon axe the Discover and Activity tabs from Twitter for iPhone and iPad.

The change, apparently a result of lack of interest, will be rolling out to mobile users over the next few days. Read More

 

Twitter now supports iPhone’s slow motion videos

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 9, 2015

As of today, it’s now possible to share slow-motion videos using Twitter’s iPhone and iPad app, the micro-blogging service announced in a tweet. The feature has been enabled via a silent backend update so there’s no need to update Twitter’s iOS app.

The ability to upload and share slow-motion videos entails both footage captured in 120 frames per second on your iPhone 5s and higher frame-rate videos at 240 frames per second recorded on the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Read More

 

Final Fantasy Record Keeper review: grind through battles with iconic characters

By Lory Gil on Apr 9, 2015

Fans of the Final Fantasy franchise have probably already checked out Square Enix’s latest mobile adventure and made their judgments quickly.

However, there are probably some gamers that haven’t delved into the Final Fantasy Record Keeper (dubbed FFRK) world yet, mostly because of the free-to-play red flag. We’ve got a game review of Final Fantasy Record Keeper to help you decide if it is worth your time. Read More