Sorry Drake, but I’m passing on Apple Music

Apple Music

Ending the nearly two-hour WWDC 2015 keynote was the introduction of the long-awaited Apple Music. Despite their intense love for music, Apple's success rate with new services has been pretty awful. This coming from the company that revolutionized music. There was the failed social network Ping, that allowed users to follow artists and see what friends were recommending. It closed in 2012. Services like iTunes Match, while useful, haven't set the world on fire. Apple's iTunes Radio hasn't made people forget about Pandora, despite its prominence in the current iteration of Music. It gets a second chance this time around, with a new Beats 1 24/7 radio station and the promise of redesigned stations curated by "some of the world's finest DJs." … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Apps of the Week, Nighty Night Circus, Keezy Drummer and more

Apps of the week

We may have less sunshine, but that doesn't dampen our enthusiasm for some great new apps in the App Store. This week, we take on viking hordes, journey across the Wildlands, create some wicked beats and change our bedtime routine. It's time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for November 9th, 2014. … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, EllenTube, Woah Dave! and more

Apps of the week

It's time to wake up from that candy coma and see what's happening in the App Store. So put down the KitKats and pick up your iPhone. This week, we run like a knitted sack, enjoy some feel good videos, play some gnarly retro games and find ourself surrounded by zombies. It's time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for November 3rd, 2014. Ellentube If you are a fan of the daytime show, you'll love the new app from comedian and daytime host Ellen. Dubbed ellentube, this app provides you with access to only the best, funniest and cutest clips from the show. As a bonus for you cat people (and I count myself among them), the app has plenty of cat videos. If you have a unique talent, the app makes it easy to share it with … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, Pixelmator, Inbox, Toca Boo and more!

Apps of the week

The clocks fall back this week, so that gives us an extra hour to enjoy all of the great new apps lining the shelves of the App Store. This week, we get our scare on, learn the origin of Deathbat, find new ways to organize our inbox, and bring serious image editing tools to our iPads. It's time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for October 25th, 2014. … [Read more...]