Apps

  • Bravo’s App Makes It Easy To Tip When You Don’t Have Cash

    Bravo’s App Makes It Easy To Tip When You Don’t Have Cash

    Though the majority of today’s payment transactions are digital – credit card swipes, online bill pay, tap-and-pay at point of sale, etc. – there are still a few places where cash has yet to die out. You still often need a handful of small bills to tip service professionals like valets, baristas, the great band at your local bar, and more. Taking these sorts of small… Read More

  • Apple Confirms Malware-Infected Apps Found And Removed From Its Chinese App Store

    Apple Confirms Malware-Infected Apps Found And Removed From Its Chinese App Store

    Apple has confirmed a security breach in its Chinese App Store which saw nearly forty popular applications infected with malware – a result of app developers being tricked into downloading a compromised version of Apple’s Xcode developer tool kit. The breach, first discovered by researchers at Alibaba Mobile Security, affected a number of popular apps in the region, including… Read More

  • LogMeIn Co-Founder Debuts Caret, An Address Book That Tells People If You’re Available To Chat

    LogMeIn Co-Founder Debuts Caret, An Address Book That Tells People If You’re Available To Chat

    Ever since our contact lists moved out of Rolodexes and onto our smartphones, mobile app developers have been trying to improve upon the built-in – and typically, very basic – address book apps that ship with our devices. To date, we’ve seen everything from simple makeovers of the address book app aimed at improving ease-of-use to smarter, “connected” address… Read More

  • A Day After iOS 9’s Launch, Ad Blockers Top The App Store

    A Day After iOS 9’s Launch, Ad Blockers Top The App Store

    One of the better features in this week’s newly released version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9, is the ability for users to block ads on mobile websites, along with other content that can slow down browsing and eat away at mobile data plans. And while somewhat of a geekier feature to implement – users have to download apps then head into iOS’… Read More

  • The NFL And Snapchat Partner On Weekly “Live Story” Videos

    The NFL And Snapchat Partner On Weekly “Live Story” Videos

    The NFL has teamed up with Snapchat. No, you won’t be able to watch games through the social messaging and video-sharing app, of course, but NFL fans are now able to watch exclusive, original videos through Snapchat’s “Live Story” feature, which will offer a combination of user-submitted snaps mixed with official content that promises “inside access”… Read More

  • Launch Center Pro Now Lets You Launch Apps From The iPhone’s Notification Center

    Launch Center Pro Now Lets You Launch Apps From The iPhone’s Notification Center

    When Apple first introduced its widgets platform in iOS 8, the company blocked developers from releasing apps that launched other apps via widgets added to the “Today View” in the Notification Center on the iPhone or iPad. However, Apple later relaxed the rules, allowing apps like Launcher, Workflow, and others to push the boundaries of widgets from being those that simply… Read More

  • Google Delivers Mini-Marketing Lessons In Its New Google Primer App

    Google Delivers Mini-Marketing Lessons In Its New Google Primer App

    Nearly a year ago, Google launched a new mobile application called Google Primer, offering startups mini-marketing lessons aimed at helping users get up to speed on Google-specific subjects like search engine marketing, media coverage, content marketing and more. However, at the time, the app was still in testing, and Google wouldn’t comment on the project. Today, a redesigned… Read More

  • Hands On With Three iOS 9 Content Blockers: 1Blocker, Blockr And Crystal

    Hands On With Three iOS 9 Content Blockers: 1Blocker, Blockr And Crystal

    Apple’s support for ad blockers on the new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, launching Wednesday, is poised to change how consumers interact with the web on mobile devices. Following the release, the Apple App Store will distribute applications that allow iPhone and iPad owners to install apps offering extensions for Apple’s Safari web browser that will prevent… Read More

  • Input Is A Faster (And A Bit Geekier) Way To Interact With Your Most-Used Apps

    Input Is A Faster (And A Bit Geekier) Way To Interact With Your Most-Used Apps

    If you have a bunch of apps installed on your iPhone, it can be challenging to locate the right one when it comes time to jotting something down in a hurry – like adding an item to a grocery list, making a note about something a friend said, or shooting off a quick question via email, for example. A new app called Input wants to solve the problem of having to dig around your phone for… Read More

  • Camera+, The Third-Party Camera App With 14 Million Users, Goes Free

    Camera+, The Third-Party Camera App With 14 Million Users, Goes Free

    Tap tap tap, the company behind the popular third-party camera app Camera+, is making its flagship application free today. The app, which has grown over the years to reach 14 million users and $18 million in sales, has capitalized on Apple iPhone users’ demand for an expanded set of photography-related features that take advantage of the high-quality cameras found on their device. But… Read More

  • Ahead Of WatchOS 2 Unveiling, Developers Built Nearly 11,500 Apple Watch Apps

    Ahead Of WatchOS 2 Unveiling, Developers Built Nearly 11,500 Apple Watch Apps

    Ahead of today’s Apple event, where it’s expected the company will officially introduce the next version of Apple Watch’s software, watchOS 2, among other things, app store analytics firm App Annie has released new data on the status of the Watch App Store today. Specifically, the company finds that there are now 11,469 Apple Watch apps live in the iOS App Store. Read More

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