Popular apps are getting updated to support the newest features from Apple, both within iOS 8 and the new iPhone lineup. For iHeartRadio, it goes a bit above and beyond the standard features upgrade.
After a number of weeks passed in which iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users twiddled their thumbs in anticipation of their favorite apps getting updated with support for native resolution on the new smartphones, it appears that the floodgates have finally opened in terms of developers releasing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus compatibility updates for apps.
For the past month, we have been highlighting several apps that have been updated with support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus native resolution: Hulu Plus, Facebook Messenger and Kindle, Tweetbot, Google Chrome, 1Password, Fantastical Calendar, Gmail, Mailbox and more. This afternoon, you can add Skype for iPhone to the growing list.
Snapchat has emerged as one of the most popular social networks since launching in September 2011, with over 700 million photos and videos being sent per day by more than 100 million monthly active users. The foundation of the app has always been that any photos or videos sent or received between users disappear forever in a matter of seconds.
Last week, we told you about the release of Cycloramic for iPhone 6 that enables users to capture hands-free panoramas and videos with the latest smartphone. Just days later, the useful app has been discounted from its regular $1.99 price tag and gone free on the App Store for a limited time. Learn more about Cycloramic for iPhone 6 just ahead.
Good news for Mailbox users: the iOS version of the popular third-party email app has been updated with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support as the Mac version enters open beta. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can now use Mailbox with a proper resolution for the larger devices, while Mac users can get their first taste of Mailbox on the desktop.
When you think of the ways in which your friends, family, coworkers and other people can electronically communicate with you, the usual likes of iMessage, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp might come up. Unless you’re Ethan, an iOS developer that created his own app — yes, named Ethan — for people to message him.
We’re back with our weekly Best New Games roundup, covering the best new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch game releases from this week. Apple typically refreshes the App Store with a lineup of exciting new games on Wednesday night, this week featuring Castaway Paradise, Reckless Racing 3, Tail Drift and Zombie Highway 2.