iPhone Apps

Overcast Podcast app now available after long wait, features Smart Speed and Voice Boost, plus more

Overcast Podcast app now available after long wait, features Smart Speed and Voice Boost, plus more

Some applications get a lot of attention as they are being built, and for anyone who is a fan of listening to podcasts, Overcast is one of those apps. After a long wait, with plenty of hype along the way, the application is now available in the App Store.

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Scribd updated with redesigned book description page, horizontal browsing and more

Scribd updated with redesigned book description page, horizontal browsing and more

Scribd for iPhone was updated this afternoon with a new look and other features, including a redesigned book description page, horizontal browsing from book to book in collections, streamlined library management and an all-new color palette and fonts throughout the app. The update pushes the app to version 3.6.0. 

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Angry Birds Rio updated with all-new Timber Tumble episode

Angry Birds Rio updated with all-new Timber Tumble episode

Rovio has updated Angry Birds Rio with an all-new Timber Tumble episode, featuring 20 exotic new levels and six bonus ones, ability to call a flock for demolition help, a new tip if you get stuck and a power potion to juice up your bird with more destructive power. The game is now at version 2.2.0. 

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Shazam updated with full track playback in partnership with Rdio

Shazam updated with full track playback in partnership with Rdio

Shazam was updated on Monday with full track playback powered by streaming music service Rdio. After connecting your Rdio account, you can play any track and keep listening as you use Shazam to discover more songs. Shazam users could already listen to full tracks using Spotify or Deezer. 

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Google’s augmented reality game Ingress finally arrives in the App Store

Google’s augmented reality game Ingress finally arrives in the App Store

Google has finally released Ingress, its augmented reality game for iOS.

It was released for Android devices in April last year, and had heard that it would be coming to iPhone and iPad last October.

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‘Assassin’s Creed Pirates’ is now free as Apple’s App of the Week

‘Assassin’s Creed Pirates’ is now free as Apple’s App of the Week

Apple has announced Assassin’s Creed Pirates as its latest App of the Week, meaning that the exciting action-adventure stealth game has gone free on the App Store for the next seven days. Assassin’s Creed Pirates, based on the popular game franchise, launched on the App Store in December and regularly costs $4.99. 

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Skype 5.2 reintroduces voice messaging, adds contact profiles and more

Skype 5.2 reintroduces voice messaging, adds contact profiles and more

Skype for iPhone received a major redesign last month with several new features, ranging from in-app banner notifications to a streamlined user interface. But when the new version was released, users quickly realized that voice messaging was notably absent. Fortunately, it does not appear to be a permanent move. Microsoft announced Skype 5.2 this morning to reintroduce voice messaging and other features. 

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OneDrive for iOS updated to version 4.2, integration with Office for iPad now included

OneDrive for iOS updated to version 4.2, integration with Office for iPad now included

Microsoft made some big changes to OneDrive earlier in the week, but it looks like the company isn’t staying quiet for long.

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Parallels Access now allows you to remotely access your Mac or Windows desktop on your iPhone

Parallels Access now allows you to remotely access your Mac or Windows desktop on your iPhone

Parallels has updated its Parallels Access app to add support for the iPhone.

Parallels Access is the companion app that allows users to remotely access their Macs or Windows desktop on their iPad while on the go.

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Facebook Messenger update lets you send 15-second video messages, even bigger Likes

Facebook Messenger update lets you send 15-second video messages, even bigger Likes

Facebook has released an update for its Facebook Messenger app, which brings two new features.

You can now instantly record and send 15-second short videos to your family and friends. You can record the video by tapping and holding on the camera button.

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