iPhone Apps

Kindle for iOS now includes Placeholders and better syncing in latest update

Kindle for iOS now includes Placeholders and better syncing in latest update

At the beginning of June, Amazon updated the Kindle for iOS app to include the ability to listen to Audible audiobooks. Now the company has released a new update for the app, with a focus on syncing between devices, and other new features.

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Swell Radio service shuts down following Apple acquisition

Swell Radio service shuts down following Apple acquisition

A report from yesterday said that Apple was close to acquiring Swell, the Pandora for talk-radio service, for $30 million. The acquisition seems to have been completed as the Swell website says the service has shut down, and the app has been pulled from the App Store.

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Spotify’s iOS app now includes a built-in Equalizer with 22 presets and custom settings

Spotify’s iOS app now includes a built-in Equalizer with 22 presets and custom settings

Spotify has released an update for its iOS app. Spotify 1.5 includes new features such as the much requested Equalizer feature, and redesigned artist page for iPad.

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Yelp updated, now lets users add short video reviews

Yelp updated, now lets users add short video reviews

Yelp, an application that allows you to search for locations like restaurants, and review them (or just read them), has been updated to add video reviews, plus a few bug fixes for good measure.

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Facebook to kill messaging in main app for everyone, force users to download Messenger to chat

Facebook to kill messaging in main app for everyone, force users to download Messenger to chat

In April, 2014, Facebook announced that they’d be killing the messaging feature within the stock Facebook application for users in Europe. Apparently, that went so well that Facebook has given the green light to do the same thing to users everywhere.

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Blockchain, a popular Bitcoin wallet app, returns to the App Store after being pulled

Blockchain, a popular Bitcoin wallet app, returns to the App Store after being pulled

In February, 2014, Apple pulled the most popular Bitcoin wallet application from the App Store, and offered up no explanation for the decision other than due to, “unresolved issues.” Now, several months later, the app has returned, with a new look, and plenty of new features and improvements.

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Beats Music updated, now includes Sentence History, verified badges and more

Beats Music updated, now includes Sentence History, verified badges and more

Beats Music for iOS has quickly become a popular application for anyone who loves to stream music, especially for those who have an eye for specific curation to the tunes they listen to. Now, a big update looks to add even more useful features for users.

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run’ now free as Apple’s App of the Week

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run’ now free as Apple’s App of the Week

In our Best New Games roundup posted this afternoon, we highlighted the release of the official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game to go along with the upcoming movie. Now, Nickelodeon’s older “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run” game has gone free through next Thursday as Apple’s App of the Week. 

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Gmail for iOS has been updated, now supports even further integration with Google Drive

Gmail for iOS has been updated, now supports even further integration with Google Drive

Apple has been moving away from any kind of dependency on Google for quite some time now, and not just when it comes to the Maps app. Google, though, doesn’t mind having its own applications available for iOS. Gmail, one of the company’s most popular iOS apps, has now been updated to feature further integration into other Google products, as well as some other small additions to ice the cake.

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Kwikset’s Kevo updated, now lets you supply unlimited guest eKeys and schedule eKeys for limited access

Kwikset’s Kevo updated, now lets you supply unlimited guest eKeys and schedule eKeys for limited access

Our smartphones are smart, our wearables are smart, so now the only thing left to really focus on making smarter is our homes. Apple’s giving it a go with the recently announced HomeKit, and other companies have been working at it for some time now. Kwikset’s Kevo Bluetooth-enabled lock/deadbolt has been leading the charge for smartlocks, and now it just got even more useful.

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