iOS Apps

Facebook pulls its Poke and Camera apps from the iOS App Store

Facebook pulls its Poke and Camera apps from the iOS App Store

Facebook may be trying to diversify its app catalog with apps such as Messenger and Facebook Pages, but apparently not every Facebook-sanctioned app is worthy of a spot in the App Store. As noted by The Verge, the company today quietly removed its long-abandoned Poke messaging app and its Camera app that allowed users to upload photos to their Facebook account.

Vimeo updates its iOS app with a new landing screen, personalized profiles and more

Vimeo updates its iOS app with a new landing screen, personalized profiles and more

Vimeo today updated its iOS app, introducing a few new features, performance improvements and a new UI. Version 4.1.00 of the app is available now from the iOS App Store.

United Airlines adds new in-flight movie and TV service in iOS app update

United Airlines adds new in-flight movie and TV service in iOS app update

United Airlines updated its iOS app with support for a new in-flight entertainment service that’ll help travelers pass time on their flights. The service is available for iPad and iPhone owners and offers up to 150 movies and 200 TV shows.

Twitter may be adding new mute feature to its iOS app

Twitter may be adding new mute feature to its iOS app

Twitter apparently is preparing to update its iOS app with a new mute feature that allows users to block tweets and retweets from select people they follow. Mute is available in other Twitter clients like Tweetdeck, but it is not yet available in the official Twitter app.

Beats Music hints at upcoming iPad app

Beats Music hints at upcoming iPad app

Beats Music today hinted that an iPad app may be coming soon to the streaming music service. The company tweeted a photo with the headline “Something Big Is Coming” and added “THIS JUST IN: Your favorite Music App is feeling ready to grow in size…literally…”

Clear 1.4 update brings Reminders and Sound packs

Clear 1.4 update brings Reminders and Sound packs

Realmac Software has just released a major update for Clear, the popular touch friendly to-do app for iOS and Mac.

Clear is my favorite to-do app, and one of the most frequently used apps on my iPhone and Mac. One of my biggest gripes has been the lack of reminder functionality. 

ComiXology removes iOS In-App Purchases to avoid paying 30% cut to Apple following Amazon’s acquisition

ComiXology removes iOS In-App Purchases to avoid paying 30% cut to Apple following Amazon’s acquisition

It has been just over two weeks since Amazon acquired ComiXology, the cloud-based digital comics platform, and the company has released an update for its iOS app that removes in-app purchases, so you won’t be able to purchase comics from the app.

These are the 6 Apps featured in Apple’s new ‘Powerful’ iPhone 5s TV ad

These are the 6 Apps featured in Apple’s new ‘Powerful’ iPhone 5s TV ad

Apple aired a new iPhone 5s TV ad last night called ‘Powerful.’

The ad tries to convey the message that “with the iPhone 5s, you’re more powerful than you think” by showcasing some of the things users can do with their iPhone such as creating music, playing games on a giant screen, tracking their health, taking photos and recording videos.

Dropbox to acquire online photo service Loom

Dropbox to acquire online photo service Loom

Only days after unveiling its new photo management and viewing app Carousel, Dropbox is now acquiring photo storage and sync service Loom. Loom is an iOS and OS X exclusive with apps available for the iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Amazon to acquire digital comics platform comiXology

Amazon to acquire digital comics platform comiXology

comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger announced today that the cloud-based digital comics platform will be joining the Amazon family. comiXology is one of many companies Amazon has acquired, including IMDb, Audible, dpreview and most recently Double Helix Games.