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While the debate over the ethics of ad blocking tools rages on, the developer of Apple’s top mobile ad blocker app has decided to…
Chromecast, Apple TV, DLNA
iOS is great for using Airplay, but sending photos, videos or music to anything other than an Apple TV can be a bit more…
Tech powers stack up
Looking at app releases to Apple’s iOS App Store throughout 2014, one can learn alot about the direction a company is heading, good or bad.
Popular Android media casting app Allcast is getting ready to take the leap to iPads and iPhones: Allcast developer Koushik “Koush” Dutta asked…
Apple has introduced a new way to buy multiple apps at one time in iOS 8. Called “Bundles,” the feature currently offers multiple paid apps in one download at a discount, but it has potential to do more.
As some app development teams race to include as many new features in their navigation apps as they can, others are creating complementary features outside those same apps. Perhaps there is no ‘one’ best solution anymore.
Using voice recognition, a stylus and your camera, this year make a resolution to think differently about how you use your mobile device.
Google continues to excel on Apple’s own platform by going native on iOS with its online services. Not to be outdone, the likes of Microsoft and Yahoo are closing in while AOL continues to find itself.
This is going to be a weekly offer, and the giveaways won’t be limited to apps; they will reportedly include games, songs/videos and ebooks.
As of Thursday morning, out of the 15 services used by developers Apple showed that two of them were functional. By Friday evening, iOS, Mac and Safari Dev Centers returned, but there’s still more work for Apple to do.
Bucking iOS pricing and design trends, Algoriddim releases follow-up to Djay app for iPhone and iPad. Djay 2 is an upgrade you have to pay for, but the good news is that it’s cheaper than the original.
As ever, the app is rock-solid when it comes to tackling any file format. But the user interface needs a lot more work.
As of April this year, 90 percent of all apps are free and ad-supported, according to new research from Flurry. As a result, the average price of an app continues to drop.
The race to perfect the modern, social calendar continues with a new entrant: UpTo, an app launched in early 2012 as a social network for activities. Now it’s relaunching as a calendar to keep all appointments and social activities in one place.
Looking ahead, it’s clear Apple still has much work ahead of it if it’s going to continue to be the No. 1 choice of developers and an important force in driving iOS device sales.
The iOS App Store opened five years ago this week. Some popular apps normally priced as high as $19.99, are free starting Monday. It’s unclear how long the promotion will be going.
Foresee combines multiple sources of data and turns your iPhone into a device that anticipates what you want and helps you accomplish things: in this case, grilling, gardening, mowing the lawn or any other activity.
We tried out iRig HD, an upgrade to the old iRig adapter, and Amplitube Studio, a $26 in-app purchase in the AmpliTube app, both of which are set to debut Thursday.
Know before you go: the best iOS apps for planning for, getting around and navigating the lines at Disney World.
Relying on the smartphone’s built-in camera, the app for last-minute, day-of bookings is looking to enhance its curated hotel choices with photo-oriented user reviews.
From photo collages to photo mosaics, there are several apps that can help you whip up a quick customized gift.
Echoes of the conflict with Google surface in the Chinese government’s attempt to crackdown on “obscene pornographic content” that it says is coming in through Apple’s App Store.
France’s minister of digital economy is speaking up for Paris-based AppGratis, which was kicked out of the iOS App Store for recent rule violations. She called Apple’s decision “brutal” and implied Apple was behaving unethically, according to accounts of her comments.
With over 800,000 apps in the iOS App Store to sift through, Apple isn’t helping by cracking down on some of the better apps for discovery. Here are some tips to find stuff you might like.
The AppGratis episode highlights an ongoing issue for the iOS App Store review team: inconsistently rendered decisions about app approvals.
App Store guidelines prohibit apps that use push notifications for marketing purposes and those that simply promote other apps. AppGratis is just the latest to be pulled for these kind of violations.
With the Podcasts 1.2 update released Thursday, Apple’s own app is now on par with other iOS podcasting apps. One area in which it really excels now is automatic downloads of new episodes.
Other apps that won’t make the cut: those that are not optimized for the iPhone 5 or Retina displays.
Dropbox co-founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi said they liked that Mailbox is “simple, delightful and beautifully engineered.”
Using location-based information, notifications and an optional Bluetooth connection, Field Trip turns your phone into the ultimate tour guide.
Sunrise is good for Google Calendar users hunting for a mobile calendar app that’s more sophisticated than the default app that comes standard on the iPhone without being overly complex.
Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season is still about a month away. But the best app for following all the games is here already.
Here’s a quick video tour of this very delicious iOS app that gives you recipe ideas based on what you have and what you like.
The former Foursquare duo behind the Sunrise email digest is debuting their first app with a smart, social twist.
The two men behind Fantastical are, in many ways, very different from each other: they work on opposite coasts and graduated college decades apart. But their laser focus and exacting standards are a good match when it comes to building great iOS and Mac software.
The selection of breathing and sleep-aid apps in the iOS App Store can be a bit overwhelming. Here’s a round up of the best ones, for beginners, intermediates and the more experienced.
Apple releases iOS app sales stats from a pretty impressive holiday sales month. Plus, the company gives a broader status update about the health of its App Store: there are now 775,000 apps for sale for iOS devices.
Mobile app downloads over the week from Christmas to New Year’s Eve increased to 1.76 billion, up from 1.2 billion a year ago. It’s also a significant spike over the 1.07 billion weekly average recorded earlier in December.
The selection of these apps as best of the year demonstrate the growing sophistication of what developers are making for iPhone and iPad. A glance at the top paid apps also shows that games are somewhat loosening their grip on their “most popular” status.
The iPad may be an unexpected platform for making art with paper, but the folks at Pixle are betting there are people who want to use their iPad for creation. That’s why they made Foldify, a simple, easy-to-use app for creating papercraft art.
From creating a zombified avatar to ghost-o-meters to an app to disguise your voice, there are plenty of iOS apps available this year for free or small purchase to get you into the Halloween spirit.
iOS developer scourge Lodsys offers an update on the state of its attempts to wield an in-app purchasing patent against app makers. The company says that it has “every confidence that all claims will ultimately be confirmed through this lengthy process.”
Are you a member of the exclusive social network ASmallWorld? Say hello to a new iPhone app that will let you connect and meet up with like-minded members when you’re on the go.
Operating on the theory that there are better ways to find great iOS apps than skimming the “top downloaded” lists on the App Store, Appsfire has published its first-ever alternative rankings that highlight the best apps, not just the ones with the highest download count.
The Russian hacker says there’s no jailbreak involved. Instead, he’s done it by installing two certificates and changing the phone’s Wi-Fi settings. In the demonstration video, he’s using iOS 6 and an iPhone 4S and claims the project is in its early stages.
While many Americans were celebrating Independence Day, some iOS developers began receiving loads of complaints and bad reviews about recently updated apps suddenly crashing upon launch. Apple has yet to explain to users or clue their developers in on what happened.
You’ve got snacks, playlists and a full gas tank. But what about apps? Assuming you’ve also packed your iPhone, here are 25 that will ensure an easier trip — for packing, finding the cheapest gas and the closest Wi-Fi, knowing the weather on your route and more.
Who would have thought you can do that with an iPad: Algoriddim’s new vjay app makes it possible to mix two music videos in real time, complete with loops, effects, beat matching, instantaneous exporting of clips and everything else that makes your inner DJ smile.
It’s been reported the next iPhone will have a larger screen. We talked to iOS app makers about the implications that move would have on future iOS development. Many are not convinced Apple would complicate the current development process intentionally by adding additional screen sizes.
About 20 years ago, I was a pretty good guitar player. Once it hit me that I was never going to be…
Facebook is gearing up to take advantage of the mobile web and put itself at the head of a growing web app ecosystem. Today, it announced a set of initiatives that should help standardize mobile web browsers and enable better payments in mobile web apps.
WillCall is now available for download, with a few acts already lined up. The coolest part of WillCall — besides enabling poor planners and procrastinators of the world — is its attempt to capture the inherently social nature of concert-going within the app.
Which apps were the best rated and most buzzed about in 2011? That’s a question that app rating analytics firm Mobilewalla tackled, coming up with a list of the top five paid and free apps on four of the biggest mobile platforms.
Facebook’s new Timeline user interface is now available pretty much everywhere — including on mobile devices.Just a few hours after announcing worldwide availability of the new Timeline profile interface, Facebook on Thursday launched Timeline on its mobile Android app and on its mobile website, m.facebook.com.
Xamarin, the company born earlier this year when Novell laid off the entire workforce dedicated to maintaining Mono, the open-source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET development framework, was up against big odds. But at just seven months old, Xamarin is now profitable without VC backing.
A small Midwestern startup is rethinking the way we use web search on our phones by tweaking the now-standard Google layout. Their solution: a mobile app called Leap2, which is set to launch Tuesday in the iOS App Store. It’s initially for the iPhone only.
HipGeo aims to put all details related to your travel — photos, check-ins, comments — in one place with an app that passively keeps track of your movements. Afterward, you can easily create a slick, animated travel diary. Here’s what I found when I used it on a cross-country trip.
Pandora jailbroke an iPhone to get an early start on development for Apple’s iOS platform, the company’s CTO Tom Conrad revealed at Mobilize 2011 on Monday. These days, Conrad is equally excited about HTML5 and the impact it will have on connected devices.
Ness has launched its debut iOS app, a “personal search engine” that aims to provide highly personalized restaurant recommendations. Essentially it’s like a Pandora for restaurants: From the start it’s almost creepily accurate with its recommendations, and the more you use it, the better it gets.