iphone apps

  • Users spent more on apps in 2016, with games and entertainment apps leading the way

    Users spent more on apps in 2016, with games and entertainment apps leading the way

    The amount of money U.S. users are spending on iPhone apps is steadily climbing, but one category in particular saw significant growth last year: Entertainment apps. The category – home to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO NOW – saw consumers’ average spending increase by 130 percent year-over-year, according to a new report from app intelligence firm Sensor… Read More

  • OOO is a camera toy that lets you play with zoom, make mini music videos

    OOO is a camera toy that lets you play with zoom, make mini music videos

    One of Snapchat’s more clever ideas was not its disappearing messages, but that the smartphone camera should be a toy. Along those same lines, but on a lesser scale, a new app called OOO is meant to be a fun, little camera toy that lets you play with your video. Instead of trying to help you craft the “perfect” shot, the app lets you rapidly zoom in and out on as quickly or… Read More

  • Netflix becomes the Top Grossing iPhone app for the first time

    Netflix becomes the Top Grossing iPhone app for the first time

    Netflix’s decision to introduce an in-app subscription option in its iOS app over a year ago has helped the streaming service steadily gain more subscribers, and surge up the Top Grossing charts in the Apple App Store. Back in November of last year, the app hit the Top Grossing chart for the first time, reaching the No. 9 position. Today, Netflix has reached another milestone, as the… Read More

  • Canva brings professional design to anyone with its new iPhone app

    Canva brings professional design to anyone with its new iPhone app

    Online design platform Canva, which makes it easy for anyone to create professional graphics quickly – even if they don’t have a design background – is expanding its reach today with the launch of its first-ever iPhone application. Up until now, the company had offered a web application for around three years, and had been available on iPad for a year. With its iPhone… Read More

  • Opera brings its free VPN service to iOS with a new app, Opera VPN

    Opera brings its free VPN service to iOS with a new app, Opera VPN

    Following the launch of a built-in VPN service in its web browser last month, Opera this morning debuted a free and unlimited mobile VPN app for iOS devices. Called Opera VPN, the app is designed to protect users’ privacy – it removes ad blockers, for example – but it’s also marketed towards those who want a way to work around restricted internet access, such as on… Read More

  • Parachute lets organizations receive live-streamed emergency incidents recorded with your iPhone

    Parachute lets organizations receive live-streamed emergency incidents recorded with your iPhone

    While there are a number of mobile apps that serve as a panic button of sorts – alerting friends or family when you feel you’re in danger – last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon winner Witness resonated with the event’s audience because it also promised a way to discreetly record incidents of civil disobedience and police brutality at a time when… Read More

  • Videorama makes editing mobile video actually fun

    Videorama makes editing mobile video actually fun

    Smartphone users shoot a lot of video, but turning those videos into something special still takes a lot of work. A newly launched app called Videorama aims to solve that problem by offering a powerful video editor that’s also super simple to use. In other words, you don’t need to be a video pro in order to do things like trim videos, add text overlays, music, or special… Read More

  • EasilyDo’s speedy new mail app puts a smart assistant in your inbox

    EasilyDo’s speedy new mail app puts a smart assistant in your inbox

    Productivity app maker EasilyDo is best known for its smart assistant for iPhone that lets you do things like organize your travel plans, track shipments, update your contacts, create personalized email alerts, and more. Now the company is taking some of its best features to a just-launched email application that has this assistant feature built in. In addition, the new EasilyDo Mail app… Read More

  • Plastiq lets you pay any bill with your credit or debit card just by snapping a photo

    Plastiq lets you pay any bill with your credit or debit card just by snapping a photo

    A new iPhone application launching today called Plastiq lets you pay any bill with your credit or debit card just by snapping a photo. The goal with the app is to offer something designed for mobile, that’s also more convenient than using a bank’s online bill pay feature. And more importantly, it allows bills to be paid with plastic – hence the name – as opposed to… Read More

  • These two apps let you pretend you actually handwrote that greeting card

    These two apps let you pretend you actually handwrote that greeting card

    Getting a hand-written note in the mail today is a rare treat, as most of our communications have gone digital. Another reason for this? Our penmanship has massively suffered as we spend more time typing, and less writing with pen and paper. I mean, sure, I could send you a note right now – but could you actually read it? Highly doubtful. Fortunately, a pair of mobile applications, Felt… Read More

  • Loverly raises $2 million more to put a wedding planner in your pocket

    Loverly raises $2 million more to put a wedding planner in your pocket

    A new service from the online wedding inspiration startup Loverly wants to put the capabilities of a wedding planner right in your pocket. Officially launching today, Loverly is unveiling a new chat-based “concierge” service that will send brides and grooms a list of vetted wedding vendors that match the couple’s budget, needs and who have availability for the wedding date… Read More

  • FlowVella brings multimedia presentations to iPhone

    FlowVella brings multimedia presentations to iPhone

    FlowVella, the makers of an iPad and Mac app that rethinks PowerPoint for the mobile-first generation, has now brought its app to the iPhone. As with its tablet counterpart, FlowVella lets you create rich presentations using touches and gestures, while also adding multimedia like GIFs, videos, audio, as well as PDFs, words and images, as you could with more traditional desktop… Read More

  • Microsoft’s New App “Fetch!” Tells You What Kind Of Dog You Are (And It Can ID Your Dog, Too)

    Microsoft’s New App “Fetch!” Tells You What Kind Of Dog You Are (And It Can ID Your Dog, Too)

    Even Microsoft’s new image recognition app has no idea what kind of dog I have. Oh well! If you don’t own a mixed-breed mutt saved from the kill shelter, however, you might have fun with the company’s latest Microsoft Garage project: Fetch!, a new iPhone app that looks at photos of dogs to identify its breed. Or, in the case when it can’t make an exact match, the app… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

    Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

    A new video messaging app, Pop, founded by Josh Nguyen, who previously ran product at both Tumblr and Flickr, is launching today to make video messages as easy to send as traditional SMS. Using a simple, one-screen interface, Pop connects with your phone’s address book and lets you send out a short video with just a tap, even allowing you to add colorful filters on top of the message… Read More

  • Kidizen, A Mobile Marketplace For Secondhand “Kids’ Stuff” Raises Half A Million

    Kidizen, A Mobile Marketplace For Secondhand “Kids’ Stuff” Raises Half A Million

    Minneapolis-based Kidizen has raised just over half a million in funding for its mobile, peer-to-peer marketplace which allows parents to buy and sell their children’s clothing, toys, shoes and other easily shippable items. The idea is similar to secondhand clothing marketplace ThredUP and several more online consignment shops aimed adults – and typically women – like… Read More

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