iPhone Apps Review

How to send feedback and report bugs for iOS 9 beta

How to send feedback and report bugs for iOS 9 beta

Apple, for the first time ever has made its iOS beta open to the public. While a lot of folks simply want access to see what iOS 9 looks like, Apple wants its Public Preview members to send as much feedback and bug reporting as possible. The more people who have access to the iOS 9 betas, the more bugs can be reported and fixed. At least that’s the hope. Let’s see just how we can report our findings directly to Apple.

Pushbullet is a cross-platform solution for sharing content across iOS, Mac, Android and more

Pushbullet is a cross-platform solution for sharing content across iOS, Mac, Android and more

iPhone owners with a Mac, especially those running OS X Yosemite, can appreciate the seamless syncing of data such as text messages, documents and browser tabs between their devices via iCloud. This sharing, however, doesn’t apply if you work in a mixed environment that includes older OS X versions, Android devices, and Windows PCs. To bring a subset of these sharing options to your heterogenous setup, you should check out Pushbullet, a cross-platform syncing solution that allows you to send links, photos and more to your connected devices.

Due 2, a reminders app that won’t let you forget a deadline

Due 2, a reminders app that won’t let you forget a deadline

Launched in 2010, Due has been in the App Store for more than four years. During that time, the app has matured, but its core functionality as a reminders app has remained the same. This singular focus remains evident in version 2 of Due, which was launched last month. Just like the original Due, its update, Due 2, excels at two things — making it easy to set reminders and ensuring you don’t overlook them.

NewsBlur steps forward to replace Google Reader [Review]

NewsBlur steps forward to replace Google Reader [Review]

In the wake of Google Reader’s impending demise, many RSS services have stepped forward to take its place, by offering a back-end service to gather news feeds to deliver to their existing clients. One such app is NewsBlur. As with Feedly, NewsBlur is offering an API for other RSS clients to use, in addition to, its fully featured app.

Digg Reader steps up to replace Google Reader [Review]

Digg Reader steps up to replace Google Reader [Review]

Digg is back in the wake of Google Reader’s closure. Under new management, the all-new Digg stepped up to be one of the services to replace the much used RSS service provided by Google. Since Digg’s redesign,  it’s already had an app on iOS, but it has now been updated to import your feeds from Google Reader, where you can read and digg stories from all of your feeds.

Top 6 Google Reader Alternatives For iOS

Top 6 Google Reader Alternatives For iOS

Anyone who uses Google Reader to follow the news needs to find a replacement within the week. Google is pulling the plug on this perennial service on the first of July. Fear not though, there are replacements for both the client and the backend feed gathering service. We take you through the six best options for your iPhone and iPad.

Review: Analog Camera for iPhone

Review: Analog Camera for iPhone

The built-in camera app of the iPhone does a good job. We have tap to focus and intelligent exposure. If you want to focus manually and change exposure levels, then you’re out of luck. A camera app, which includes those features, could understandably end up with a pretty complicated user interface. Fortunately, that isn’t the case with Analog Camera, from the makers of the popular to-do app Clear. Manual focusing and exposure levels are only a few swipes away.

Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone [Review]

Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone [Review]

It has been a long time coming, but Microsoft Office is finally available on the iPhone. Strangely, it is not available on the iPad, and for both iOS and Android tablets Microsoft still recommends using the web-based apps for free SkyDrive accounts. The iPhone client can only be used by those with an Office 365 subscription, which costs $100 for an annual subscription. If you are a subscriber, you download and sign in or create an account.  What you get is an application which is practically a direct port of the Office suite found on Windows Phones.

Playable Pro plays Xvids and more on your iPhone [Review]

Playable Pro plays Xvids and more on your iPhone [Review]

Watching videos on the iPhone and iPad has never been an easy process. What with having to wait for iTunes to transcode and then copy videos from your desktop to your mobile device. Yawn. It all takes too much time. Playable Pro is a third party video player, which you can add videos to via iFunBox, and happily watch without conversion. Read on to find out more.

Watch live TV in the UK on your iPhone and iPad with TVCatchup [Review]

Watch live TV in the UK on your iPhone and iPad with TVCatchup [Review]

In the UK, we have a TV streaming service called TVCatchup. Despite the name, it is not a catch up service, but instead allows the streaming of live broadcasts of free-to-air (known here as Freeview) channels. This means it’s possible to watch live UK television on your iPad or iPhone. Here’s our review of the iOS app for TVCatchup.