Steps, Simple Scale, Keep or Delete, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Feb 25, 2017

It’s the weekend again, and you know what that means! Time for another episode of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week’s selections include an app for helping you overcome social anxieties, a simple weight-tracker and a Tinder-like app for deleting old Tweets. And as usual, we have two awesome new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Alto’s Odyssey is coming this summer, here’s your teaser trailer

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 21, 2017

The award-winning endless snowboard odyssey, Alto’s Adventure, turned two yesterday. Today, Alto’s developer Snowman gave us a first look at the game’s official sequel, Alto’s Odyssey. In Odyssey, players are challenged to discover the secrets of the endless desert.

By the way, they’re commemorating the Alto’s Adventure anniversary by bringing the game’s price down from $4.99 to just $1.99, ending today. Alto’s Odyssey is coming in summer 2017 and we’ll be sure to update you as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, be sure to watch a teaser trailer for subtle hints about game mechanics, crisp graphics and flawless execution. Read More

 

See how Alexa compares to Siri with Reverb

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 20, 2017

If you missed our post nearly a year ago about a web app at Echoism.io that lets you try out Alexa in a web browser, you’re going to like a new app, called Reverb, that brings Amazon’s personal assistant to your Mac desktop, as well as iPhone and iPad.

The brain child of developers at digital consultancy agency Rain, Reverb is available at no charge from App Store and Mac App Store or in your favorite web browser.

Reverb takes advantage of the fact that Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service is now available as a web service to access through a web browser and other thin clients, with the recent API 2.0 update having enabled a richer set of features. Read More

 

Crawlies, Cleanfox, TwIM and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Feb 18, 2017

This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features some great selections including a creepy-crawler sticker pack, an environmentally-conscious email inbox manager, and a sharp new Twitter DM client. Plus, as usual, we’ve picked out 2 great new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Facebook shares details about its video-focused Apple TV app, which is coming soon

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2017

Facebook has officially confirmed through the mouth of its Vice President of Partnerships Dan Rose and via a press release that it’s indeed planning to launch a video-focused Apple TV app soon. The forthcoming app will let users kick back and watch Facebook videos from the couch. Rose has confirmed the development at the Code Media conference in Dana Point, California. The Wall Street Journal was first to report that Facebook was working on an app for set-top boxes back in January. Read More

 

Encode, ChitChat, Stabl and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Feb 11, 2017

Ready to settle in for the weekend? iDB is here to help with a new edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week’s selections include a new app that helps you learn how to code, a new group messaging app, and an app that helps you discover new podcasts. And as usual, we’ve picked two great new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Premium entertainment network Epix launches Apple TV app with free trial

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 8, 2017

Premium entertainment network Epix today announced its new app for the fourth-generation Apple TV is now available for download on App Store. Similar in terms of features and appearance to their iPhone and iPad app, the Apple TV app permits owners of Apple’s media-streaming box to watch live television, browse movie trailers, add videos to a queue, watch thousands of movies on demand and more. Read More

 

Codex, Findr, Hutch and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2017

This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup includes some great selections such as a beautiful scanning app, an app for finding out what kind of personal info about you is on the web, and an app that helps you redecorate. And as always, we have some great new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Facebook working on video-focused app for Apple TV and other set-top boxes

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 1, 2017

Facebook is reportedly working on a video-focused app for media-streaming boxes such as Apple’s fourth-generation Apple TV, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. Last October, the social network launched a feature allowing users to stream videos from the mainland Facebook mobile app to their TVs via Apple TV. Tuning into television’s market with a dedicated streaming app of its own would help the company tap more ad dollars. Read More

 

Alto’s Adventure creators announce a game that captures the true essence of skateboarding

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 31, 2017

Just like Alto’s Adventure has distilled the essence of snowboarding into a wonderfully executed iPhone, iPad and Apple TV title, their next project promises to do the same for skateboarding. Developer Snowman has teamed up with the Oslo, Norway based studio Agens to help bring their game Skate City to life.

“Together we’ve been building a game that tries to capture the true essence of skateboarding, in a way that really feels at home on mobile,” Snowman founder Ryan Cash told me recently via email. Read More

 
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