iOS Apps

Family Sharing information added to App Store listings ahead of iOS 8 launch

Family Sharing information added to App Store listings ahead of iOS 8 launch

As we inch closer to the launch of the iPhone 6, which is set to be unveiled on September 9, and the public launch of iOS 8, we’re starting to see Apple add iOS 8-based features in the products we’re already using.

Foursquare 8 for iOS launches with all-new design, personalized food recommendations and more

Foursquare 8 for iOS launches with all-new design, personalized food recommendations and more

Foursquare recently split itself into two apps, the main Foursquare app for discovery and a new Swarm app for check ins. The company today released version 8.0 of the Foursquare app with an all-new design and a focus on personalised recommendations for restaurants and other places.

Scribd updated with redesigned book description page, horizontal browsing and more

Scribd updated with redesigned book description page, horizontal browsing and more

Scribd for iPhone was updated this afternoon with a new look and other features, including a redesigned book description page, horizontal browsing from book to book in collections, streamlined library management and an all-new color palette and fonts throughout the app. The update pushes the app to version 3.6.0. 

MonkeyParking App that let users sell parking spots shuts down following City Attorney objection

MonkeyParking App that let users sell parking spots shuts down following City Attorney objection

Back in May, we had told you about MonkeyParking, an app that let users make money by letting them sell their street parking spot to others when they left. The company behind the app today announced that they’d be shutting down operations in San Francisco.

Pencil by FiftyThree will give you better control in upcoming iOS 8 update

Pencil by FiftyThree will give you better control in upcoming iOS 8 update

Paper by FiftyThree is one of the most popular apps in the iOS App Store, thanks to its imaginative design, useful implementation of tools for creation and a slick interface that makes drawing, painting or sketching on an iPad surprisingly easy (and fun). The company’s creation was only limited by the stylus that users use, but also in part of the technology that went into the software of iOS. Thanks to the upcoming release of iOS 8, though, and changes that Apple has made under the hood, creativity and expression is about to get even easier — as long as you’ve got Pencil by FiftyThree.

Launch Center Pro gets major update; adds IFTTT, iBeacons and location support

Launch Center Pro gets major update; adds IFTTT, iBeacons and location support

Launch Center Pro, the app that lets you create shortcuts for actions you frequently perform on your iPhone, just got a huge 2.3 update that adds a number of new ways to trigger actions including IFTTT, iBeacons and location.

Apple rejecting apps with in-app reward systems for social sharing, watching videos

Apple rejecting apps with in-app reward systems for social sharing, watching videos

According to reports in TechCrunch and MacRumors, Apple has been rejecting apps that include in-game reward systems for watching advertisements that promote other apps and social sharing. This prohibition is affecting both existing apps and ones that new to the App Store.

Apple’s App of the Week: Republique is a thrilling a stealth-action game

Apple’s App of the Week: Republique is a thrilling a stealth-action game

Apple’s app of the week is a week-long promotion that slashes the price on a popular iOS game or app, offering the title for free. This week the free title is Republique, the debut title from independent game studio Camouflaj. Created by the folks behind Halo 4, Metal Gear Solid and other industry leading games, Republique is a stealth-action game that places you in a totalitarian state with an elaborate nationwide surveillance system that you can access and control.

Apple Design Award winners for best iOS and OS X apps announced at WWDC 2014

Apple Design Award winners for best iOS and OS X apps announced at WWDC 2014

Apple followed its Monday WWDC 2014 keynote with its Apple Design Award ceremony that recognizes outstanding apps for iOS and OS X. More than just a popularity contest, these apps are set apart by their developers commitment to combining “design and technology in creative, compelling, and powerful ways.”

Beats Music updates iOS app, lowering subscription price and extending free trial

Beats Music updates iOS app, lowering subscription price and extending free trial

Ahead of the confirmation that Apple was acquiring Beats Electronics, the Beats iOS app was updated with a handful of bug fixes and a new pricing structure that both lowers the cost of the yearly subscription and provides an extended 14-day trial.