iPhone Apps

Normal: The app tells you which apps to kill to extend your iPhone’s battery life

Normal: The app tells you which apps to kill to extend your iPhone’s battery life

Battery life is quite a precious commodity when it comes to the iPhone. So it is important to optimize the settings on your iPhone to ensure that you can extend its battery life as much as possible based on your usage.

A lot also depends on the type of apps we use on our device. One of the reasons for poor battery life can be an app that is running in the background.

Google launches Photo Sphere Camera app for iPhone

Google launches Photo Sphere Camera app for iPhone

Just taking a photo isn’t popular anymore. Now you’ve got to either have a time-lapse thrown in there, or maybe even a six-second video. Google thinks you should start making photo spheres on your iPhone, now, too, just to mix things up a bit.

‘Swing Copters,’ from the creator of ‘Flappy Bird,’ launches on August 21

‘Swing Copters,’ from the creator of ‘Flappy Bird,’ launches on August 21

In the early part of 2014, a lot of drama got kicked up around an iOS-based game called Flappy Bird. It eventually led the developer of the title, Dong Nguyen, to pull the game from the App Store. It eventually returned, but now Nguyen has a new game on the way: Swing Copters.

The Best Weather Apps for iPhone

The Best Weather Apps for iPhone

Knowing what the local weather is like not only helps you plan your day better, but also makes for great small talk! If the weather in your area is unpredictable, a good app can give you the low-down on temperature, precipitation and snow conditions around you, so you can dress appropriately, plan your commutes and travel, and schedule your appointments to avoid getting caught in the rain.

Best New Games: WWE SuperCard, Spellfall, PAKO and more

Best New Games: WWE SuperCard, Spellfall, PAKO and more

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 WWE SuperCard, Spellfall, PAKO, Pillage People and Flick Knights.

Mailbox for iOS updated, now supports Passbook and more

Mailbox for iOS updated, now supports Passbook and more

It’s been more than a year since Mailbox was purchased by Dropbox, but thankfully the app hasn’t been left to languish. After an update to version 2.0 in April of this year (with an update to fix issues with that one soon after), the app has been updated again, with even more features for users.

Facebook 13.1 Update for iOS reduces crash rate by 50%

Facebook 13.1 Update for iOS reduces crash rate by 50%

Facebook released an update for its app yesterday, which seemed to be a minor update to fix some bugs, but a post on the company’s Engineering blog reveals that they’ve fixed a major bug that should reduce the crash rate by more than 50 percent on iOS.

According to Facebook’s Engineering blog, one of the top crashes on iOS was in the Apple Core Data system.

Facebook Paper update brings design improvements, increased speed and stability

Facebook Paper update brings design improvements, increased speed and stability

At the beginning of February, Facebook officially launched a new way for users to read their Facebook status updates, along with news and stories from other sources, called Paper. On August 11, the app was updated to address some speed and stability issues, while also offering up some design improvements.

Canadians getting invites to try out Spotify ahead of the public launch

Canadians getting invites to try out Spotify ahead of the public launch

Spotify recently updated their iOS app to include an Equalizer, a feature that many users had been requesting for quite some time. At the same time, it was revealed that invites for Canadian users would be sent out soon, to test the app ahead of a public launch. That time has finally come.

Apple offering Great discounts on 20 ‘Amazing Productivity apps’ for limited time

Apple offering Great discounts on 20 ‘Amazing Productivity apps’ for limited time

Apple has just launched a new promotion on the App Store where it is offering 20 productivity apps at discounted prices for a limited time.

We had covered quite a few of them in our App Deals post earlier today.