AT&T pulling back on throttling of unlimited LTE customers

By Cody Lee on May 7, 2015

AT&T is pulling back on its throttling efforts against unlimited LTE customers, reports ArsTechnica. The site noticed that the carrier recently changed its policy to say that it will only throttle users with unlimited LTE data plans who have both exceeded 5GB in a billing cycle and are in an area experiencing network congestion.

Previously, AT&T’s policy said that unlimited LTE users could experience slower data speeds after reaching 5GB, with no mention of location. The change comes after customers complained the carrier’s throttling—some reported speeds as slow as 0.5Mbps—was part of its strategy to sway them away from their unlimited plans. Read More

 

Remember Snake from Nokia phones? It’s hitting iOS next Thursday as Snake Rewind!

By Christian Zibreg on May 7, 2015

Do you remember playing the old-school Snake from Nokia phones? First released in the late 1990s on the Nokia 6110, this innovative, all-consuming game with monochrome graphics and stupendously simple concept of not crashing the snake while trying to eat fruit is a testament of timeless design. Now Snake’s original creator Taneli Armanto has teamed up with Rumilus Design to bring back the joy of the classic game in a modern take on Snake.

Titled Snake Rewind, the game is scheduled to hit iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms globally on next Thursday, May 14, 2015. Read More

 

Flickr 4.0: auto-upload is back, revamped UI, new filters, Instagram sharing and more

By Christian Zibreg on May 7, 2015

Yahoo-owned Flickr has refreshed its iPhone application this morning with a number of significant changes, most notably redesigning the user interface for easier navigation and bringing back the auto-upload feature (originally added in 2013, but subsequently removed).

The app also brings out a brand new Camera Roll section which looks a lot like the iOS Camera Roll. Coupled with one terabyte of free storage for your photo and video uploads, the new Flickr 4.0 for iOS is a worthy alternative to Apple’s stock Photos + iCloud Photo Library combo. Read More

 

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

By Cody Lee on May 6, 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 list is chock-full of big deals on great games like Monument Valley, Infinity Blade III, and NBA 2K15. Read More

 

Pixelmator for iPhone coming soon, iPad version goes half price

By Christian Zibreg on May 6, 2015

Pixelmator, arguably the most popular alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop available on the Apple platform, is “coming soon” to the iPhone, its developer has confirmed in a blog post published today. In addition, the iPad edition of Pixelmator is on sale and can be grabbed now with a cool fifty percent discount for just $4.99. As it’ll soon be a universal app for the iPhone and iPad, now’s the time to grab the iPad edition and upgrade later to Pixelmator for iPhone at no additional cost. Read More

 

Remastered version of 1998 classic adventure game Grim Fandango hits iOS

By Christian Zibreg on May 6, 2015

The highly acclaimed adventure game, Grim Fandango by LucasArts, has been remastered and released for the iPhone and iPad on the App Store.

Featuring fully repainted high-resolution textures, a new dynamic lighting system, a handy concept art browser and classic musical score re-recorded with a full live orchestra, Grim Fandango Remastered provides an unforgettable experience spiced up with over two hours of exclusive developer commentary — and is a massive 3+ GB download. Read More

 

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

By Cody Lee on May 5, 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 great deals on apps like Over, Steel Guitar and Mic’d. Read More

 

Mophie introduces new waterproof battery case for iPhone 6

By Cody Lee on May 5, 2015

On Tuesday, California-based accessory maker Mophie announced its first ever waterproof battery cased called the “Juice Pack H2PROTM.” The case is made for the iPhone 6, and features a durable design to protect against drops, dust, dirt and of course, water damage.

The battery pack included in the case is of the 2,750mAh lithium-ion variety, which will allow users to enjoy up to 14 hours of additional talk time, 10 hours of web browsing and 50 hours of music. Mophie says overall, the H2PROTM more than doubles iPhone battery life. Read More

 

You can now check in to places from your wrist with Swarm for Apple Watch

By Christian Zibreg on May 5, 2015

Swarm, Foursquare’s dedicated location check-in application for the iPhone, received a nice little update Monday, adding the Apple Watch component which allows you to easily check in to places and see who’s nearby.

This is especially handy considering that Foursquare’s main iPhone and Apple Watch app lacks this functionality as it’s now focused on finding places to eat, drink and visit. Read More

 

How to unpair your Apple Watch and iPhone

By Christian Zibreg on May 5, 2015

If your Apple Watch is acting up, and turning it on and off or force-restarting does nothing to alleviate problems you may be faced with, you might need to unpair the Watch and iPhone as a last resort.

Or, maybe you’ve forgotten your Watch passcode, in which case you’ll need to erase and restore the device from a backup. Thankfully, unpairing your Apple Watch and iPhone is a simple matter of a few taps in the iPhone’s Apple Watch app. Read More

 

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

By Cody Lee on May 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 selections include great deals on apps and games such as Star Walk 2 and GoodReader. Read More

 

Google confirms snapping up Timeful, iPhone-only time management and scheduling app

By Christian Zibreg on May 4, 2015

The Internet giant Google today announced via the official Gmail blog that it is buying Timeful, an iPhone-exclusive productivity application designed to help you get things scheduled so you can get them done.

The nicely designed application, positioned as your calendar and to-do list with intelligent assistance to make the most of your time, is available on the App Store for the time being but its functionality will be eventually folded into Google Apps, including Gmail, Calendar and more. Read More

 

Celebrate Star Wars Day with discounted games, featured books, TV shows & movies, Disney events and more

By Christian Zibreg on May 4, 2015

Today is Star Wars Day, an unofficial annual celebration of everything Star Wars, and Apple is joining festivities with limited-time discounts on select Star Wars-themed games and In-App Purchases for the iPhone and iPad on the App Store.

In addition, the iBooks Store is running a dedicated Star Wars section highlighting books, comics, graphic novels and other Star Wars content.

But we’re only getting started.

The iTunes Store has joined the big push by featuring Star Wars music, related television shows and additional iOS apps at standard prices, while Disney is pulling out all the stops with special events at its studios and resorts. Read More

 

Super Mario knockoff makes it into the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on May 4, 2015

We’re not expecting this one to last long on the App Store so all you fans of retro gaming out there in search of a Super Mario Bros-like experience on your iPhone should act now before it’s too late.

I’m old enough so you can trust me when I say that Super Bros! by Greek developer Papadakis Kostas (not to be confused with Greek pianist Konstantinos Papadakis) is the closest thing to the original game.

Somewhat incredibly, Super Bros! has managed to get past Apple’s App Store review team and is available for download, for now. The $1.99 iPhone game is a total knockoff of the 1985 classic platform video game internally developed by Nintendo R&D4 and published by Nintendo as a pseudo-sequel to the 1983 game Mario Bros. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 1

By Cody Lee on May 1, 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 discounts on great games like Hook and Darklings, and some great new games to help you get through the weekend. Read More

 

Tweetbot 3 updated with support for new ‘Quote Tweet’ feature

By Cody Lee on May 1, 2015

The Tapbots issued an update for their iPhone Twitter client Tweetbot 3 today, bringing the app to version 3.6. The release includes a number of bug fixes, and it adds support for the new ‘Quote Tweet’ feature Twitter rolled out last month.

For those who haven’t used the feature yet, it’s actually pretty handy. Unlike the typical retweet, which will insert the tweet between quotation marks and count toward your character limit, Quote Tweet embeds the tweet like a card or photo. Read More

 

The ExoMount Touch car mount is an affordable driving companion

By iDB Deals on May 1, 2015

There’s only one safe way to use your phone while driving: hands free. Stay in touch, stay safe, and obey the law with the ExoMount Touch car mount from iDownloadBlog Deals at just $19.99 with free US shipping. International shipping is also available. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for April 30

By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 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. We have awesome picks today which include some great app deals and a few new games. Read More

 

T-Mobile again offering free MLB At Bat Premium subscription to customers

By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 2015

Football season has long been over and basketball is getting there, but baseball season is just getting started. And for fans of the sport who are either on T-Mobile, or thinking about it, you’ll be interested to know that the carrier is once again offering MLB At Bat Premium to customers.

As noted by Droid-Life, the promotion is season-long, beginning May 1 and running through the end of September. To qualify, customers must download the MLB At Bat app on Android or iOS while on T-Mobile’s network—you will not get the discount if you are on Wi-Fi or roaming. Read More

 

‘Mighty Switch Force! Hose It Down!’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 2015

Apple has just named WayForward’s “Might Switch Force! Hose it Down!” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the award-winning pick-up-and-play puzzler for iPhone and iPad for free—a solid savings of $1.99.

For those unfamiliar with the game, you play as a member of Planet Land’s Fire Brigade that has to help put out fires around Tangent City and evacuate any trapped Hooligan Sisters. You accomplish this by strategically moving and rotating tiles to direct your water towards the flames. Read More

 
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