Not a day goes by without discovering subtle touches in Apple’s iOS 6 software. We covered most of the big and little things already. Perhaps unsurprisingly, cool nice-to-haves still get discovered on a daily basis, proving iOS 6 is the most well-rounded release to date.
The App Store hasn’t had any shortage of knockoff apps since its creation a few years ago. When popular games such as Angry Birds or Cut the Rope make their way up the charts, you can expect a few unscrupulous developers to rush and try to get their copycat app approved and available in the App Store in order to make a quick buck.
Surfing on the popularity of Cydia, the App Store for jailbreak apps and tweaks, one shady developer thought that releasing an app called Cydia and making it available to over 300 million iDevices (no jailbreak required, mind you) would be a good idea…
Instacast is by far and wide considered to be the best podcast client for iOS. It allows you to download and organize your favorite podcasts and video podcasts, without ever having to open iTunes.
Well it looks like the best just got better today. Instacast version 2.1 is out in the App Store, and the update includes a fresh coat of paint, and several other nice enhancements and bug fixes… Read More
One major annoyance I had with iOS so far is that anytime you download an application from the App Store, the app would close and take you back to the Home screen. If you want to download a new app, you have to launch the App Store app again, and repeat the process.
iOS 6 puts an end to this small nonsense and now lets you download as many apps as you want without closing… Read More
Apple left little untouched with its iOS 6 overhaul, and that includes the App Store app. The App Store has remained relatively the same over the years, but this version is a completely new and improved iteration.
It’s so different, that you might not even recognize it on first glance. Thankfully, the changes are for the better, as this new App Store refresh provides a much more intuitive and seamless experience overall. One of the best new features is the ability to download items without being kicked back to the Home screen time and again. It really is that much better than before. Please feel free to share your thoughts on the iOS 6 version of the App Store app in the comments.
As we reported earlier today, the iTunes and App Store apps now sport a much needed redesign. While it’s by no means groundbreaking or revolutionary, it does add some slickness to the whole experience.
We have a bunch of screenshot below for your eyes’ pleasure… Read More
Apple didn’t have time to go into each and every new addition in iOS 6 in great detail today, so a lot of cool stuff flew under the radar. New content stores, for instance, would fall into that category.
As previously rumored, the latest iOS update features completely remodeled iTunes, iBooks and App Stores. A change, that Apple says, will give users a “new kind of shopping experience…” Read More
Earlier today, we reported that screenshots of Facebook’s App Center were starting to surface. This lead to speculation from folks that a release for the cross-platform, HTML5-encoded app store was on the horizon.
Well, as it turns out, they were right. During a press event this evening, the social networking giant announced that it would start rolling out App Center in the US today. And the rest of the world in the coming weeks… Read More
Google Voice is an exceptional tool, but the problem is that it just isn’t available worldwide. If, like some of the iDB team, you happen to have the audacity to live outside the United States, then you are completely out of luck.
While Google promises that Google Voice is indeed on its way beyond American borders, there are alternatives out there that do the same thing, and if you’re an iPhone owner, one of those alternatives is Libon Voicefeed from developer Orange Vallee.
A free download from the App Store and compatible with a wide range of mobile phone carriers across the world, Libon Voicefeed plugs the hole left by Google’s reluctance, or inability, to bring Voice to the world. And it does a very good job of it, too… Read More
About a month ago, Facebook announced that it was going to be launching a cross-platform app store encoded entirely in HTML5. Dubbed App Center, the store would contain both third-party titles, as well as Facebook’s own creations.
The social network gave the store a tentative release date of “the coming weeks,” but we have yet to hear anything else about it. Until today. A screenshot of App Center surfaced this morning, leading folks to believe that a release is near… Read More
Foursquare users will notice that the social network has recently pushed out a significant update to its iOS app. Foursquare 5.0, as it’s called, features a complete redesign, with a much cleaner-looking UI, and several navigation-related changes.
In an intelligent move, the location-based service has brought all of its most-used features to the forefront of its mobile app. I especially like how the Explore tab has been redesigned to make it easier to find nearby deals and areas of interests… Read More
In late 2011, OnLive announced that it would be bringing its over-the-air console gaming platform to iOS. It promised that users, wielding its dedicated controller, would have access to a library of tens of thousands of popular games on their iOS devices.
But as cool as it sounded, the magic soon wore off as the app’s ETA went from “imminent” to “your guess is as good as ours.” It’s now been 6 months since the OnLive team submitted its iOS client to the App Store. And it’s still awaiting Apple’s approval… Read More
Last month, the folks of Rogue Amoeba made headlines when they announced that their app, Airfoil Speakers Touch, was removed from the App Store. Apple pulled the app, after more than a month of support, without giving the team much of an explanation.
Speculation flew about regarding the mysterious removal, eventually settling on the idea that maybe Apple was looking to implement a major feature from the title in its upcoming iOS 6 release. But, as Rogue Amoeba tells it, that wasn’t the case at all… Read More
Corroborating iDB’s scoop that all Apple’s apps which ship with iOS software are about to get a major overhaul in iOS 6, the latest chatter in the rumor mill now has it that Apple at WWDC is launching redesigned front-ends for the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore.
As for the new look, you can probably expect the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore apps to adopt that sexier silver appearance.
But wait, there’s more to this redesign than meets the eye… Read More
Not to be outdone by indie devs’ massive game sale, Apple has launched a pair of prominently advertised promotions on both the App Store and the Mac App Store, in time for your extended Memorial Day weekend. The new Editors’ Choice section offers great apps for both iOS and Mac platforms cherry-picked by Apple’s iTunes team.
Also, Cupertino (finally) pulled an Amazon with the other section, giving away one free app every week, starting today… Read More
Google has today launched a new app, Google Schemer, which may just make us all that little bit more active and, hopefully, happier to boot.
Let’s get this out of the way first: no, we had never heard of Google Schemer, either. In typical Google fashion, Schemer appears to be some sort of beta that is open to everyone, and promises to suggest things to do, or Schemes, based on what you have told it you like. Interestingly, it can also use the weather, time of day and location as metrics for deciding what to recommend. Piqued your interest?
Now that Google Schemer has found its way off of Android and on to iOS, things are beginning to get interesting… Read More