iOS Apps

Rdio launches new $3.99 ‘Select’ monthly streaming plan with a catch

Rdio launches new $3.99 ‘Select’ monthly streaming plan with a catch

Rdio has confirmed plans to launch a new monthly streaming service priced at just $3.99. Aimed at users who don’t want to pay for the regular $9.99 a month plan, the new Rdio Select service will offer ad-free radio with unlimited skips, but there will be restrictions on how many tracks users can choose to play.

BitTorrent Bleep comes to iOS with new self-destructing messages feature

BitTorrent Bleep comes to iOS with new self-destructing messages feature

BitTorrent’s new Bleep app, which is focused on delivering secure and private messaging to smartphone users, is now available to all on iOS. It offers everything you’d expect from an instant messaging app, plus free voice calls, and a ‘Whisper’ feature that makes messages and attachments disappear.

Facebook launches Instant Articles, lets publishers create better content for your news feed

Facebook launches Instant Articles, lets publishers create better content for your news feed

Facebook has launched its new Instant Articles platform that allows publishers to deliver news stories natively inside the Facebook app for iPhone. Not only should it increase engagement for publishers, but it will provide users with a greater experience, too.

All the best new apps and app updates to land in the App Store this week [May 4 – May 8]

All the best new apps and app updates to land in the App Store this week [May 4 – May 8]
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 Goat Simulator GoatZ and a major update to Lark Chat: Personal Weight Loss Coach & 24/7 Nutritionist. These titles are only a sampling of what is available. Read on for our weekly picks of the best new apps and app updates that you shouldn’t miss.

Woman held hostage uses Pizza Hut app to save her family

Woman held hostage uses Pizza Hut app to save her family

A mother in Florida used the Pizza Hut smartphone app to call for help while her and her three children were held hostage at knifepoint. Alongside her order of a pepperoni pizza, Cheryl Treadway included special instructions to call 911.

Pixelmator for iPhone will bring desktop-class photo editing tools to the smaller screen

Pixelmator for iPhone will bring desktop-class photo editing tools to the smaller screen

Recently, Pixelmator updated its Mac app to support Apple’s brand new Force Touch trackpads, giving even more control to the editing process.

Dropbox updated to version 3.9 with file comments, easier navigation and more

Dropbox updated to version 3.9 with file comments, easier navigation and more

Dropbox has recently announced a brand new update to its iOS app which, according to the company, should boost productivity and make using the service –and app– even easier.

Apple offering discounts on Star Wars iOS, Mac apps for Star Wars Day

Apple offering discounts on Star Wars iOS, Mac apps for Star Wars Day

It’s May 4, which means it’s “Star Wars Day,” and as a result Apple has deemed a special discount for Star Wars-themed apps is necessary.

All the best new apps and app updates to land in the App Store this week [April 27 – May 1]

All the best new apps and app updates to land in the App Store this week [April 27 – May 1]

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 Jurassic World™: The Game and a major update to Airbnb. These titles are only a sampling of what is available. Read on for our weekly picks of the best new apps and app updates that you shouldn’t miss.

Tweetbot for iPhone updated, now supports Twitter’s new ‘quote tweet’ feature

Tweetbot for iPhone updated, now supports Twitter’s new ‘quote tweet’ feature

Tweetbot has just received an update that pushes the version number up to 3.6, and adds one of Twitter’s newest features.