Tempo gets a facelift, now optimized for iPhone 6 screens and with reminder improvements

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 10, 2015

Tempo Smart Calendar for iOS received a significant update today. The iPhone and iPad application now has a new look and feel and takes full advantage of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus resolutions while introducing several improvements to reminders.

Moreover, the team has improved Tempo’s localization to several languages and made other notable change that elevate your overall experience with the software. Read More

 

Apple issues updates for OS X, iOS and Apple TV to address ‘FREAK’ attack

By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2015

Apple on Monday issued a security update for OS X to address a handful of vulnerabilities, including the high profile SSL flaw known as “FREAK.” Spotlighted last week, the bug allows would-be attackers to spy on communications made through Safari.

More specifically, FREAK stands for Factoring RSA Export Keys, and it affects certain embodiments of web encryption technologies SSL and TLS. If used maliciously, the flaw could leave systems open to what are known as man-in-the-middle attacks. Read More

 

Screenshots show WhatsApp for iOS’ calling feature currently in beta

By Jake Smith on Mar 6, 2015

Italian blog iPhoneItalia has posted a series of screenshots showing the new calling feature currently in beta testing for WhatsApp, the hugely popular communications app owned by Facebook.

WhatsApp has been rolling out the functionality to select users as part of a beta testing program over the past few months, with plans to release it to the public in the near future. Since more texts in the world are being sent through WhatsApp than traditional SMS, the new VOIP calling from WhatsApp could be a very big deal. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 6

By Cody Lee on Mar 6, 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 some awesome freebies and great new games to try for the weekend. Read More

 

IGN names “Sky Gamblers: Cold War” its Free Game of the Month

By Cody Lee on Mar 6, 2015

Heads up gamers, IGN has just named “Sky Gamblers: Cold War” its Free Game of the Month for March. The title has an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in the App Store, on thousands of reviews, and it typically retails for $4.99.

Cold War holds true to the popular flight simulator franchise, providing console-quality gameplay on the go. You can choose from over 12 beautiful planes to pilot, and participate in a variety of single-player and multiplayer game modes. Read More

 

Rumor: iPad mini 4 featuring A8 processor and 802.11ac Wi-Fi may arrive soon

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 6, 2015

Apple may soon refresh the iPad mini 3 with a speedier processor and upgraded Wi-Fi networking features, according to a new report by a fairly accurate Japanese blog.

The so-called ‘iPad mini 4’ is said to include Apple’s speedy A8 processor found inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking, Macotakara reported Friday. Read More

 

Amazon Game Studios announces four new mobile games coming to iOS platform

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 6, 2015

Amazon Game Studios, a games-publishing arm of the online retail giant, announced it will soon be bringing four new iPhone and iPad games to the iOS platform.

“We’re excited to share that two new games, Lost Within and Til Morning’s Light along with customer favorites Tales From Deep Space and To-Fu Fury, will be coming soon to iOS and more Fire devices,” said the studio in a media release Friday. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 5

By Cody Lee on Mar 5, 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 selections include some great new apps and games you won’t want to miss. Read More

 

Apple names Temple Run: Oz its new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 5, 2015

The exhilarating sequel to the classic endless runner with a Disney movie tie-in throw in for good measure, Temple Run: Oz is now available at no cost until next Thursday as part of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion.

Released precisely on this day a year ago, this marks the first time Temple Run: Oz has been marked down to zero bucks on the App Store (regularly $1.99).

The game is based on the 2013 film ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and features the same great gameplay as the original infinite runner, with an Oz twist to it. Read More

 

5 new indie iPhone and iPad games worth playing

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 5, 2015

Like any Thursday, last evening the App Store was refreshed with a myriad of new game releases. Rather than highlight juicy games like Real Steel Champions, Warhammer: Snotling Fling and other new arrivals from big name publishers, this time around I’ve decided to do something entirely different.

Therefore: introducing a list of new game releases by independent publishers that I think deserve additional exposure and your attention.

Without further ado, here are five indie games that I think you should definitely check out and hopefully put on your Home screen. Read More

 

Google updates Sheets, Slides and Docs for iOS with doc copying, accessibility improvements

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 5, 2015

Thursday, Google issued updates to its trio of cloud-powered productivity apps in the App Store: Sheets, Slides and Docs. These apps let you create, edit and collaborate with others on spreadsheets, documents and presentations and now include the ability to make a copy of a document, a feature previously reserved for the web UI.

Moreover, a new accessibility settings menu appears within Slides and Sheets when VoiceOver is enabled in Settings. Read More

 

Imgur releases brand new iPhone client for browsing the fascinating world of animated GIFs

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 5, 2015

After releasing its inaugural iOS app back in 2013 only to remove it from the App Store less than a year later over numerous user complaints, Imgur on Thursday tried its luck again and released a brand new iPhone application.

Unlike the now-defunct app that offered a spartan web view of the mobile Imgur website, the newly released client does feature sleek appearance and native performance.

That it puts the millions of the web’s memes in the palm of your hand (and will soon make it easy to upload your own GIFs to the service) doesn’t hurt it either. Read More

 

iPad Pro rumored to adopt oxide LCD display tech

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 5, 2015

The rumored iPad Pro could adopt an oxide LCD screen technology, with Sharp, LG Display and Samsung Display all sending out samples, Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes reported Thursday.

The company allegedly assessed different technologies ranging from a-Si, TFT LCD and oxide LCD before deciding to go with the latter. The report adds that the iPad Pro will go into mass production in the third quarter of 2015. Read More

 

WSJ: Apple working on adding mouse and keyboard support, USB connectivity, to the iPad Pro

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 4, 2015

More details about the oft-rumored 12.9 inch iPad Pro are beginning to surface, and they include things like USB 3.0, mouse and keyboard connectivity, and faster charging technology, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal late Wednesday evening. This report, along with an earlier one from Bloomberg, attempts to add definition to the mysterious project.

According to both reports, the iPad Pro’s production start date has been pushed back beyond what Apple had initially hoped. The Bloomberg report states that Apple is looking towards September for the start of production, while the Journal more vaguely states that production will ramp up in second half of this year. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 4

By Cody Lee on Mar 4, 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 some great app deals, and a few fun new games to try. Read More

 

Bloomberg: 12.9-inch iPad Pro delayed until fall

By Jake Smith on Mar 4, 2015

Bloomberg reports Apple is pushing back the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro to this fall, following issues prohibiting the start of manufacturing.

Apple had initially planned to begin making the larger version of its tablet this quarter, as it hopes to boost its stagnant iPad sales. Read More

 

Asphalt 8 gains car decals, new Ferraris and car collections, revamped garage and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 4, 2015

This morning, French games maker and publisher Gameloft pushed out an update to Asphalt 8: Airborne, its arcade-y racer for the iPhone and iPad.

The download brings out car decals (the most requested feature) and five new Ferrari sports cars that Gameloft says you’ll be able to drive “soon”. On top of that, the garage has been redesigned from the ground up and there are new car collections to enjoy now.

The update is available now on iOS and is coming soon on Android and Windows 8. Read More

 

Apple confirms ‘FREAK Attack’ patch for iOS and OS X due next week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 4, 2015

A new exploit dubbed ‘FREAK Attack’ — which stands for “Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys” — that takes advantage of a security flaw dating back to the 1990s will be patched soon by Apple.

As we speak, the iPhone maker is readying a fix in iOS and OS X that will be available in software updates next week, a spokesperson for the Cupertino firm told iMore.

Plagued by this security flaw, users of Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices are at risk when visiting vulnerable websites that downgrade a secure HTTPS connection to a weaker encryption method. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 3

By Cody Lee on Mar 3, 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 deals on apps like PaceDJ, Orby Widgets and more. Read More

 

Popular golf arcade game ‘Golden Tee’ coming to iOS this summer

By Cody Lee on Mar 3, 2015

Golden Tee fans rejoice, Incredible Technologies is bringing the popular arcade golf game to iOS this year. As noted by TouchArcade, the team has been quietly showing off a demo version of the game at this year’s Game Developers Conference (or GDC).

For those of you not familiar with Golden Tee, it’s the golf game you’ve seen in the corner of virtually every bar ever. It’s an in-depth golf game with beautiful graphics, easy-to-learn controls and the arcade version utilizes a track ball for swing/ball direction. Read More