iOS Apps

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.

Pocket launches $5 per month Premium plans with permanent archives, advanced search

Pocket launches $5 per month Premium plans with permanent archives, advanced search

Popular read it later service Pocket today launched “Pocket Premium”, a new subscription plan to let users take advantage of powerful features like a permanent archive, advanced search and suggested tags.

Get iOS notifications on your Mac with Notifyr

Get iOS notifications on your Mac with Notifyr

When you’re on your Mac, it’s much more convenient to see notifications on the larger screen, rather than picking up your iPhone each time you receive a new notification. Notifyr is a new $3.99 iPhone app that lets you forward iOS notifications to your Mac, with a companion OS X app.

Apple faces investigation in Italy over freemium iOS apps

Apple faces investigation in Italy over freemium iOS apps

Italy’s Antitrust and Competition Authority is investigating Apple, Google and Amazon over freemium apps that could mislead users into thinking that the app is truly free, and doesn’t involve any additional costs.