The Best iPad and iPhone Apps for the Oscars

The Oscars

Whether it's a guilty pleasure or a genuine joy, many of us will be settling down on the sofa this Sunday to celebrate the victories and curse the losses of our favorite films. Though Boyhood seems like it might just have the big award sewn up, there's still plenty of room for surprises. If you want to be well-prepared for the 87th Annual Academy Awards, there's no need to settle for just the info you can find on the big screen. Just pull out your iPhone or iPad—you'll have access to all the trailers, history and prediction tools you could want. … [Read more...]

8 Things You Need To Know About Apple’s Photos App for Mac

Photos for Mac OS X

Announced last year, Apple has released a developer preview of their new Photos app for Mac OS X. This is intended to be the next generation photos app for Mac, replacing both iPhoto and Aperture. Neither of those apps will be receiving updates. Apple hopes that its customers will rejoice at the release of Photos, a streamlined application that has heavy ties to iCloud. In advance of its public release, we've outlined some of the key things you should know about Photos for Mac and the eventual transition from iPhoto or Aperture. 1. It's fast! iPhoto is plenty of things, but one thing it's not is fast. In fact, with a fair amount of photos installed, it can be incredibly sluggish. A number of news outlets have had early previews of the … [Read more...]

Apple’s App Store and iTunes Store Now Allow 14-Day Returns in Europe

Return policy

Apple now allows full refunds on iTunes and App Store purchases in select Eurpean countries. The only requirement is that you are within 14 days of the original purchase. The shift in policy affects the UK, German, Italy, France and others. Apple's previous policy offered very little in the way of flexibility and would require an exception made by Apple. For the most part, the policy meant all purchases were final. Under the new policy, there are sweeping changes to what now is a 14-day, no questions asked, return policy. The only exception are gift cards, which are not included. … [Read more...]

Our Top 5 Black Friday iOS App Deals

Black Friday app deals

If you've recovered from your tryptophan induced turkey coma and looking to score some great Black Friday deals, you can do so right from your iPhone. Sure the focus each year is on doorbuster TVs, but with each year, consumers are often finding better deals before and after Black Friday. A sale isn't a great sale unless it's a great product. With that in mind, we've combed the App Store, selecting the absolute best iOS app deals for iPhone and iPad. There are plenty of apps on sale and plenty more to come with Cyber Monday. We've boiled down the list to those worthy of your consideration. Most of these apps have found their way to our Best Apps section or more recently, in our Apps of the Week features, where we highlight the best and … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, Crossy Road, Stringer and more

Apps of the week

It's been a busy week or so here at everythingiCafe, with our site moving to a new server. We missed last week's Apps of the Week, but we're not leaving those apps or you stranded. We're doubling down, offering you a look at the absolute best apps from the past two weeks. This week, we find fresh outlooks on crossing roads and shuffling our music, get ready to defend our towers and dispense with words in favor of our favorite animated gifs. This is the everythingiCafe Apps for the Week for November 24th. … [Read more...]

Beats Music App Reportedly Getting Bundled in iOS, Remain Paid Service

Beats Music Preview

According to a new report from The Financial Times, Apple will include Beats Music as part of the included apps in iOS, as soon as next year. The move will instantly create an opportunity to drastically increase the subscriber base, considering the millions of iPhones and iPads that will see Beats as part of their default install. This is a move that will undoubtedly put pressure on competitors like Spotify, Pandora and Rdio. Beats Music will remain a paid subscription service. Previous reports had Apple looking to reduce the overall cost of the service, which is now at $9.99 per month. … [Read more...]

Killing The App Store, One Great Developer At A Time

The Killing App Store

What if I told you that developers were going to stop making apps? If you were around when the App Store didn't exist, the thought of an existence with nothing but stock apps is pretty scary. Try using an iPhone without any third party apps for a bit and let me know how that works out. I get frustrated when I have to wait for my apps to restore from iCloud. Apps are the lifeblood of any and all iPhones. That's why it pains me to see a rogue group of users slowly killing the App Store, one developer at a time. … [Read more...]

Netflix Update Optimized for iPhone 6, iOS 8, Offers 1080p on iPhone 6 Plus

Netflix iOS 8

Netflix released a major update today. Version 7.0 has been optmized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This means it takes full advantage of those big displays, allowing you to see more content, without scrolling. Also on the changelog is support for iOS 8 and Chromecast improvements. If you went big with this last iPhone release, this app offers some clear advantages for iPhone 6 Plus owners. On the iPhone 6 Plus, the Netflix app offers 1080p video. Not too shabby. Netflix is available as a free update from the App Store. … [Read more...]