iOS Apps

Apple makes Worms 3 for iOS its Free App of the Week

Apple makes Worms 3 for iOS its Free App of the Week

Worms 3, the long-awaited sequel for the award-winning Worms 2: Armageddon, is now exclusively available on iOS. The title has been selected as Apple’s Free App of the Week, so you can download it totally free for a limited time.

VSCO Cam adds ‘Collections’ to better show off your favorite photos

VSCO Cam adds ‘Collections’ to better show off your favorite photos

For all the ways that there are to take a photo, there’s plenty of apps to help take the best shot. And just as many to help you share it, too.

Twitter rolls out Periscope update that lets you mute users, Handoff streams to Mac

Twitter rolls out Periscope update that lets you mute users, Handoff streams to Mac

Twitter has rolled out a big update to live-streaming platform Periscope that finally allows you to mute users to avoid notifications for all of the accounts you follow. The update also allows you to send Periscope streams to your Mac using Handoff in OS X Yosemite.

Pandora expands Sponsored Listening program that rewards users for clicking on ads

Pandora expands Sponsored Listening program that rewards users for clicking on ads

Pandora today announced the expansion of its Sponsored Listening program to all advertisers. Introduced in September 2014 as a beta pilot service, the program rewards users with uninterrupted listening for engaging with a brand advertisement.

YouTube for iOS now supports vertical videos and push notifications

YouTube for iOS now supports vertical videos and push notifications

Google has updated its YouTube app for iOS to add support for vertical videos and push notifications. Users now have the ability to watch vertical videos in fullscreen while retaining their orientation, so that they’re a lot less painful to watch.

Apple launches iOS sale featuring 100 apps/games for $0.99

Apple launches iOS sale featuring 100 apps/games for $0.99

While Best Buy is hosting its own limited-time promotion, Apple has launched its own that includes 100 apps/games for just $0.99.

Google Chrome for iOS gets navigation gestures, Physical Web compatibility

Google Chrome for iOS gets navigation gestures, Physical Web compatibility
Google has rolled out a big update for its Chrome browser for iOS that not only adds useful navigation gestures, but also brings Physical Web compatibility, allowing you to see an interact with smart devices in the world around you.

Microsoft launches ‘Send’ for stripped down email conversations on iOS first

Microsoft launches ‘Send’ for stripped down email conversations on iOS first

In May of this year, a report surfaced that suggested Microsoft was working on an app that wasn’t quite an email app, but also wasn’t quite a full-fledged messaging app, either.

iOS 9 makes it easier to request for Desktop Sites in Safari

iOS 9 makes it easier to request for Desktop Sites in Safari

Mobile sites are designed for speed and better browsing for those tiny screens. But sometimes, navigating some of your favorite desktop sites on a mobile device is a real hassle. This issue is noticed in Safari for iOS 9. I have been using the iOS 9 beta for a few weeks now, and I’m enjoying the experience. If you haven’t signed up for the Public Beta or installed iOS 9, it’s pretty easy to do. While Safari on iOS 9 doesn’t have any major changes to address, it does make viewing “Desktop Sites” a little easier.

Pocket’s new text-to-speech feature reads your news articles to you

Pocket’s new text-to-speech feature reads your news articles to you

Too busy to read all those articles in your Pocket list? Now you can listen to them while you do other things, thanks to Pocket’s excellent new text-to-speech (TTS) feature, which is available now on iOS.