iOS Apps

All the best new apps and app updates to land in the App Store this week [March 21 – 27]

All the best new apps and app updates to land in the App Store this week [March 21 – 27]

Each week a new round of apps and app updates land in the iOS App Store. This week is no exception with the debut of Twitter’s live streaming app Periscope, the Layout app from Instagram and a huge update to Fantastical on the iPhone, iPad and Mac. These titles are only a sampling of what is available. Read on for our picks of the best new apps and app updates this week that you shouldn’t miss.

Google Maps iOS app updated, gets transit directions, full-screen maps and more

Google Maps iOS app updated, gets transit directions, full-screen maps and more

Google Maps, one of the more popular maps replacement apps available in the App Store, has received an update that makes it a bit more worthwhile to use.

CARROT Weather adds some sarcasm to the forecast for $2.99

CARROT Weather adds some sarcasm to the forecast for $2.99

There are a lot of apps in the App Store, and a lot of weather apps to boot. Now there’s another one to add to the list, but this one’s a bit different.

Vine for iPhone now downloads videos in the background for offline viewing

Vine for iPhone now downloads videos in the background for offline viewing

The Vine app has always been pretty much useless without a data connection on your iPhone, but its latest update enables background downloading to provide you with videos that you can watch offline.

Camera+ update brings Notification Center widget with handy photography tips

Camera+ update brings Notification Center widget with handy photography tips

Camera+, one of the best third-party camera applications you’ll find in the App Store, has been updated with a new Notification Center widget that offers handy photography tips each and every day, and the ability to share your photos directly to Instagram.

Twitter clamps down on Meerkat’s access to your friends

Twitter clamps down on Meerkat’s access to your friends

The new Meerkat app that allows users to stream live video to their Twitter followers is having one of its most useful features revoked by the social network, meaning new users will no longer be connected with their existing Twitter contacts automatically when they sign in.

Firefox browser demoed on jailbroken iPhone ahead of release

Firefox browser demoed on jailbroken iPhone ahead of release

Last December, Mozilla confirmed it had caved in and finally decided to develop an iOS version of its popular Firefox browser. It isn’t quite ready for its App Store debut yet, but those with jailbroken devices are already using the beta and giving us a glimpse at how it works.

CNN’s iOS app updated with Notification Center widget and new sports section

CNN’s iOS app updated with Notification Center widget and new sports section

When an app gets updated these days, especially one that’s focused on unlocking some iOS 8 features, it’s always good to see a widget get thrown into the mix.

Google updates Docs, Slides and Sheets with new copying features and more

Google updates Docs, Slides and Sheets with new copying features and more

Last year, Google launched individual apps within its own productivity-focused umbrella, with Docs, Sheets and Slides making the rounds on iOS.

Waze will be adding AMBER alerts in the U.S. in an upcoming update

Waze will be adding AMBER alerts in the U.S. in an upcoming update

Waze has been built to be a social-focused mapping service for iOS, and with each new update that becomes the case.