iOS Apps

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.

Apple now allowing select developers to generate promo codes for in-app purchases

Apple now allowing select developers to generate promo codes for in-app purchases

According to reports in both MacRumors and 148apps, Apple is now allowing some developers to generate promo codes for in-app purchases. This feature allows developers to offer giveaways and send out demo copies of freemium apps, which are free to download, but contain content that costs money to unlock.

Flappy Bird developer releases screenshot tease of new game

Flappy Bird developer releases screenshot tease of new game

Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen, only yesterday, confirmed to CNBC news that he is bringing his popular bird-flying game back to iOS in August. Today, he is back again in the spotlight, teasing us with a screenshot from his next game, which is currently under development.

Apple updates Podcasts iOS app with CarPlay support, Siri integration and improved browsing

Apple updates Podcasts iOS app with CarPlay support, Siri integration and improved browsing

Apple today issued updates to a number of its products including OS X Mavericks, iTunes and iTunes Connect. The company also updated the Podcasts app with a whole bunch of new features including Siri integration, CarPlay support and improved podcast browsing.

Apple finally updates iTunes Connect app with iOS 7 redesign

Apple finally updates iTunes Connect app with iOS 7 redesign

Apple has finally updated the iTunes Connect iOS app with a redesigned interface in line with the iOS 7 design language. The iTunes Connect app lets iOS developers see revenues, downloads and other app information, but hadn’t been updated since more than a year and a half.