iPhone Apps

Hours helps you stay focused with a new iOS 8 Notification Center widget

Hours helps you stay focused with a new iOS 8 Notification Center widget

In mid-July, we outlined a new app from Tapity, the developer that won Apple’s Design Award not too long ago. It’s called Hours, and it’s a way for users to stay focused with a way to keep track of the time spent on whatever task they might have. Now, with an update to support iOS 8, the functionality has improved.

Twitter for iOS updated, includes interactive notifications for iOS 8 users and new profiles

Twitter for iOS updated, includes interactive notifications for iOS 8 users and new profiles

While many different apps were updated on Wednesday, September 18 to follow in sync with the public release of iOS 8, some companies waited, like Twitter. The company has officially updated their social networking app, though, to take advantage of some iOS 8 features, and put a bigger focus on profiles.

Download ‘Real Steel’ as Apple’s Free App of the Week

Download ‘Real Steel’ as Apple’s Free App of the Week

Reliance Big Entertainment’s popular action game Real Steel has gone free through next Thursday as Apple’s App of the Week. Real Steel, based on the Dreamworks movie, starring Hugh Jackman, takes place in a secret world where boxing has gone high-tech in the not-so-distant future. 

CNN’s new iPhone 6 app shown off at Apple event now available on App Store

CNN’s new iPhone 6 app shown off at Apple event now available on App Store

Apple promoted a number of different apps at its iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event last week that show how the larger screens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can be utilized by developers to show content based on a two-column view in landscape mode and other intuitive ways. CNN has taken full advantage of the opportunity by releasing a new app optimized for iPhone 6 on the App Store this morning. 

Numbers updated with iOS 8 support and iCloud Drive compatibility

Numbers updated with iOS 8 support and iCloud Drive compatibility

Following the public release of iOS 8 for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, Apple has been going on a spree of updating its apps available on the App Store. The latest is Numbers, which has just been updated with iOS 8 support and iCloud Drive compatibility in tow. Stability improvements and bug fixes are also part of the release.

1Password updated for iOS 8 with Touch ID support and several other features

1Password updated for iOS 8 with Touch ID support and several other features

A major new version of the popular password management app 1Password has been released on the App Store this afternoon, following the public release of the iOS 8 software update for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. 1Password 5 is highly optimized for iOS 8, with several new features headlined by Touch ID support.

Microsoft purchases Minecraft developer Mojang

Microsoft purchases Minecraft developer Mojang

As September began, rumors swirled that Microsoft was on the hunt for Mojang, the development company behind the wildly popular game, Minecraft. Those rumors turned out to be true.

WhatsApp updated with chat archives and several other features

WhatsApp updated with chat archives and several other features

The cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp was updated on Monday afternoon with several new features, marking the first time a new version of the app has been released since last March. Read ahead for a closer look at what’s new in the latest WhatsApp version, alongside a detailed changelog of the update. 

TestFlight now available in the App Store to prepare for app beta testing

TestFlight now available in the App Store to prepare for app beta testing

During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference earlier in 2014, they showcased a bigger focus on improving tools for developers, including a bigger SDK than ever before, more tools in general, and a service for allowing beta testing of applications through TestFlight. Now, the app has launched for iOS.

Apple Store app updated with all-new design ahead of iPhone 6 launch, finally available to iPad users outside US

Apple Store app updated with all-new design ahead of iPhone 6 launch, finally available to iPad users outside US

Apple has just released a major update for its Apple Store app.

Apple Store 3.0 for iPhone and iPod touch gets an all-new design with improved navigation.