Mailbox 2.0 Adds Dropbox Sync and Auto-swipe

Mailbox

Dropbox has dropped version 2.0 of Mailbox, the popular third-party mail app which continues to see a steady stream of updates. The newest release brings with it support for syncing preferences across your iOS devices using Dropbox. This gains importance thanks to Auto-swipe, also introduced today. Auto-swipe was part of a slew of announcements made by Dropbox earlier this month. Mailbox learns from your swipes and snoozes to automate common actions. For example, if you snooze work messages over the weekend, route all social messages to a list, Mailbox learns your habits and will do this automatically using the Auto-swipe service. Mailbox continues to improve and now it's expanding, with apps for Android and soon, the … [Read more...]

Hitman Go Brings Popular Franchise to iOS

Hitman Go

Square Enix Montréal have released an iOS version of their popular gaming franchise. Available today in the App Store, Hitman Go is a turn-based strategy game where you have to navigate to avoid enemies, take out targets and infiltrate well-guarded locations. You take on the role of Agent 47, a hired assassin who relies on causing distractions, using disguises and creating distractions. Of course, what good would any assassin be without being a skilled sniper. … [Read more...]

Twitterrific Update Offers Edit Tweet Option

The folks at IconFactory have updated Twitterrific to version 5.7.2, bring with it a new 'edit tweet' option. For those thinking, this isn't possible, you would be right in some respects. Twitter doesn't currently offer the option to let users edit existing tweets. If you make a spelling or grammatical error, you can either live with your 140 character faux pas or delete your tweet and re-send. How Twitterrific is handling editing of tweets is subtle, but worth noting. The edit button brings up the existing tweet, allowing the user to make changes. Submitting the edited tweet actually deletes the old mistake-laden tweet and sends the new one. … [Read more...]

Google Helpouts for iPhone Puts Expert Video Help At Your Fingertips

Google Helpouts

Google Helpouts is a new iOS app that lets you easily find help experts across a wide variety of topics. If you have every used YouTube to seek out expert advice on a topic, that's exactly what Google aims to do with this new service, but it goes one step further. You'll find teachers, counselors, doctors, home repair specialists, personal trainers, hobby enthusiasts, and more. Helpouts can be either free or paid. The key difference between Google Helpout and other video sharing sites is that you can interact directly with the expert. If you are taking a guitar lessons, the expert can offer real-time one-to-one instruction, something you won't find on YouTube. Google is hoping to lure in experts, who can charge by the minute or by session. … [Read more...]

Microsoft Offering Lower-Cost Office 365 Personal Subscription

Office 365 subscription

Launched to much fanfare, the suite of Office apps for iPad continue to be among the most downloaded apps in the App Store. Be it curiousity or a genuine interest in having access to the ubiquitous productivity suite, there is no denying the popularity of Excel, Word and PowerPoint becoming available on the iPad. While the free apps are great for viewing, the need for an Office 365 subscription had made for a costly upgrade. Starting today, Microsoft is offering a lower-cost option. The 'Personal Subscription' is just that, perfect for individuals with a single computer and tablet. … [Read more...]

Dropbox Announces Carousel Gallery App, Mailbox Coming To Mac OS X

Carousel for iOS

The fine folks at Dropbox held a press conference today to announce some big things happening for iOS and Mac users. Heck, even Android users were able to get in on the fun. The big news for iPhone users was the introduction of Carousel, a new gallery app that works in conjunction with photos stored on Dropbox. The Mailbox app, which was among our favorite email apps for iPhone, will be made available for Mac users. Fans of Google's Android also have reason to celebrate, with Mailbox for Android is now available for download in the Google Play Store. … [Read more...]

Amazon Instant Gets iOS 7 Makeover Treatment

Amazon Instant iOS 7

Amazon today released an update to Amazon Instant Video, the iOS app for streaming purchased or rented videos, in addition to content available free to Prime members. Version 2.5, available free, brings with it a new interface and icon. The update is now optimized for iOS 7 and has a new look in keeping with the design langauge of Apple's new operating system. The app also includes a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. … [Read more...]