8 great iPhone and iPad games to get you in the Halloween spirit

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 10, 2016

It’s October, and that means Halloween is just around the corner!

Keeping everyone in the spooky spirit of Halloween, we’ve got a list of fun and thrilling games you can download from the App Store and play on your iPhone or iPad to prepare yourself for the onslaught of zombies and monsters that are sure to be ringing your doorbell this year. Read More

 

MacID update brings improvements for iOS 10, watchOS 3, and macOS Sierra

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 28, 2016

An important update for the popular MacID utility for iOS and macOS has been released this week with improvements for iOS 10, watchOS 3, and macOS Sierra.

The utility is known for its ability to let you securely unlock your Mac with the Touch ID sensor on your iPhone or iPad, but it also has built-in features that let you unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch over Bluetooth or with a Tap to Unlock gesture on the trackpad. Read More

 

Apple begins removing outdated apps from the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 26, 2016

In keeping true to its promise, The Great App Store Purge is now underway as Apple recently began removing old, outdated and seldom updated apps from the App Store, as first spotted by French blog iGen.fr. “We noticed that your app has not been updated in a significant amount of time,” reads Apple’s message to affected developers.

To keep their apps alive on the App Store, Apple is demanding that developers submit updated versions for review within 30 days. Read More

 

Pokémon GO update shows where Pokémon were caught, adds Go Plus features & bug fixes

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 23, 2016

Game publisher Niantic has published yet another update for its popular GPS-based Pokémon GO game on Friday that adds some new features and squashes bugs. Version 1.9.0 of Pokémon GO can now be downloaded by avid Pokémon trainers who want the latest features. Read More

 

CloudMagic email client rebranded as Newton, gets more premium features

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 22, 2016

As far the Mail app on iPhone and iPad is concerned, it’s pretty solid for day to day email activities, but third-party startups are coming up with great ways to improve the email experience. Now that you can remove stock apps from iOS 10, it’s a great opportunity to try a new third-party email app on your device.

Enter Newton, a familiar email client, formerly known as CloudMagic, that brings a number of premium features to the world of email on all of your devices. Read More

 

Minor Pokémon GO update improves stability of GO Plus accessory, adds bug fixes

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 17, 2016

Game publisher Niantic has launched a minor update for the popular GPS-based Pokémon GO game for the iOS platform bug fixes.

Version 1.7.1 can now be downloaded from the App Store and comes just three days after the update that enabled buddy Pokémon in the game. Read More

 

Pokémon GO update adds buddy Pokémon, GO Plus support, & bug fixes

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 13, 2016

Niantic has begun rolling out an update for both Android (version 0.37.0) and iOS (version 1.7.0) for its popular GPS-based exploration game known as Pokémon GO.

The latest update brings to the table an all-new buddy Pokémon system for players, as well as a variety of in-game improvements. Read More

 

Get notified when Super Mario Run launches in the App Store

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 8, 2016

One of the first things to be shown off at Apple’s keynote on Wednesday was the upcoming Super Mario Run game for the iOS platform.

Although no solid release date has yet been announced, apart from “in time for the holidays,” the game is already showing up in the App Store with the ability to set up a notification for launch day. Read More

 

iOS 9 adoption increases to 88 percent of devices ahead of iPhone 7 and iOS 10 release

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 6, 2016

Eighty-eight percent of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are currently using iOS 9, a one-point increase over the iOS 9 adoption rate of 87 percent which was recorded about three weeks ago.

During the same timeframe, iOS 8 has gone from ten percent of devices in August 15 to nine percent of devices. ‘Earlier’ versions continue to power three percent of older devices out there, as per newest stats on the App Store dashboard for developers. Read More

 

Apple to impose 50-character limit on app names, remove poorly maintained apps

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 1, 2016

Apple just sent an email blast to its registered developers to inform them that it’s implementing two suggestions from the developer community starting September 7, 2016, the same day the iPhone 7 event is scheduled to take place. The first concerns “abandoned” apps that no longer function as advertised and the other deals with funny tricks some developers resort to in an effort to game the system. Read More

 

Jessica Alba has boarded “Planet of the Apps” as a mentor and executive producer

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 30, 2016

“Planet of the Apps”, an unscripted television show about apps and their creators co-produced by Apple and Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman and Howard Owens, has added actress/model Jessica Alba to the list of its mentors and advisers, The Variety reports. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Internet personality and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk also joined the project recently, in addition to musician will.i.am. Read More

 

Go Radar update adds better Pokémon scanner and improvements to zoom

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 29, 2016

Ever since the removal of the footsteps feature from Pokémon GO, the crowdsource-based Go Radar app from the App Store has quickly become one of the most popular ways to help with Pokémon tracking.

The latest update (version 2.0) brings Pokémon scanning functionality that users have been requesting for some time, as well as improvements to the app’s workflow that helps users get more out of it. Read More

 

Three jailbreak tweaks for Pokémon GO to try right now

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 24, 2016

Two things of great interest for iPhone owners as of late are Pokémon GO and the new Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3.

So if you were fans of both worlds, and you want to somehow combine the two, then get ready for our roundup of some of the best jailbreak tweaks for use with Pokémon GO. Read More

 

With few weeks until iOS 10’s fall release, iOS 9 adoption hits 87 percent of devices

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 18, 2016

Various editions of iOS 9 are currently installed on 87 percent of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, a one-point gain versus a month ago. During the same period, iOS 8 has dropped from eleven to ten percent of devices, suggesting much of iOS 9’s growth could be owed to upgrades. Earlier editions of iOS continue to comprise about three percent of devices.

The stats were derived from Apple’s logs capturing devices that accessed the App Store on August 15, 2016, and are publicized on the App Store dashboard. Read More

 

The best tips for saving battery power while playing Pokémon GO

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 15, 2016

Without a doubt, many who are reading this post right now are huge Pokémon GO fans. The game took the mobile device market by storm and it became an instant hit, topping the application stores on two of the largest competitors on the market today: iOS and Android.

One of the things that can’t be avoided while playing Pokémon GO is the battery drain you’re going to suffer, and this is because it’s a GPS-based game, but there are still some pointers you can follow to help reduce battery drain so you can play as long as possible. Read More

 

How to change your player name in Pokémon GO

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 12, 2016

One of the new features that shipped with the Pokémon GO 1.3.0 update this week was the ability to change your player name in the game. This is the name that everybody sees when you compete in gyms, so if you accidentally chose a name you didn’t want, now is your chance to switch it out.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you the steps to take to change your name in Pokémon GO. Read More

 

Pokémon GO update fixes Pokéball throws, re-adds battery saver, and more

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 9, 2016

Game developer Niantic has launched an updated version of Pokémon GO for iOS and Android users on Monday that resolves a lot of bugs that were introduced in the previous update and improves the game in various aspects.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Pokémon GO update without adding something tedious, as it would seem. Read More

 

In July, App Store hit highest-ever monthly billings and money paid to developers

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 3, 2016

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook himself, the App Store has set a new record in July with highest-ever monthly billings and money paid to developers. Developers have now earned over $50 billion from sales of their apps since the App Store’s debut in the summer of 2008—and that’s after the company’s standard thirty percent cut on all App Store proceeds.

The CEO took to Twitter to congratulate developers on their “success and such inspired creativity”. Read More

 

Pokémon GO responds to criticism over removal of footsteps feature

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 2, 2016

Pokémon GO has become the top free game in the App Store and Google Play stores in such a short time. It’s undoubtedly popular among players around the world, even though it’s not yet available in all countries.

Nevertheless, a recent update removed the footsteps Pokémon tracking feature from the game and left many users upset, and now the game developers have released an official response to the criticism they’ve received. Read More

 

Were you “forced” to start over after this weekend’s Pokémon GO update? Here’s the fix

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 1, 2016

Following this weekend’s Pokémon GO game update from Niantic, many players who used their Google accounts to play have claimed that the update deleted their account data and forced them to start over by making a new account to play with.

If you were one of these people, this is a troubleshooting tutorial you’ll want to read, as your account data is probably still there and you may have made a new account by mistake after following the on-screen instructions. Read More