Kindle Update Lets You Listen To Your Audible Audiobooks

Kindle Audible audiobooks

Amazon today released version 4.3 of their Kindle app for iOS. The software update should a welcome release to Kindle owners who own both Kindle and Audible versions of book titles, who can now listen to their audiobooks directly in the new Kindle app. If you are an avid reader, who switches to the audiobook version during car rides, you can do so all within a single app. This is the keystone feature, but there are numerous improvements with version 4.3. … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, Tweet Seeker, Sky Force, Oscilab and more!

Apps of the week

WWDC dominated the week, but developers learning about all of the cool new stuff from Cupertino didn't take a break from release great new apps for the iPhone and iPad. We turn Tetris on its head, engage in destruction that only Sky Force can deliver, make some serious awesome music with Oscilab and so much more. It is time for the apps of the week for June 6th, 2014. … [Read more...]

Philips Hue Widget Concept Shows Access From Notification Center

Philips Hue widget

Developers from Philips are already hard at work developing for iOS 8 and decided to provide us with a concept prototype for accessing your Philips Hue lighting system from iPhone. The image shows a Hue widget on the 'Today' screen in Notification Center. For now, there are only four light scenes. Presumably, Philips could allow more that would either get stacked or in a best case, would be accessible by scrolling. For those with a Philips Hue lights, you are all to familiar with how lights get controlled under iOS 7. It requires unlocking your iOS device, opening the app and selecting your scene. If you have a busy home screen, hunting for the app adds time, which isn't great when you are only trying to change a scene or turn off your … [Read more...]

iOS 8 Should Make Third-Party Browser Apps Faster

Alternative browsers to Safari

Apple's Nitro JavaScript engine is one of the primary reasons why Safari has been able to outpace alternative web browsers for iOS, but that's about to change. With iOS 8, Apple is no longer restricting use of the engine, letting developers seize upon the opportunity to speed up their browsers. iOS 7 had API restrictions in place, but one developer noted these were removed in iOS 8. … [Read more...]

Flesky Teases iOS 8 Keyboard Replacement, Offers Beta Registration

Flesky keyboard

One of the big changes coming in iOS 8 is support for third party keyboards. Fans of Android have long enjoyed being able to customize the keyboard experience by purchasing alternative keyboards. iOS 8 do the same and the announcement has sent developers racing to work on their software. Flesky is one such company and they recently teased their new iOS 8 keyboard on Twitter. … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, Bounden, Uncanny X-Men, Elevate and more!

Apps of the week

It's Memorial Day Weekend in the US, which means an extra day off to take advantage of some of the great new apps in the App Store. This week, we'll try to stay focused, dance like Mila Kunis in Black Swan and bring out the claws when it's time to get our game on. So fire up the BBQ, enjoy a cold one on me and check out the the everythingiCafe Apps of the Week for May 24th, 2014. … [Read more...]

Facebook Will Listen For TV, Music and Update Your Status With Content Previews, Links

Facebook TV Music

Facebook is about to get some serious Shazam functionality built-in to their mobile apps. An update to Facebook for iOS will let users enable a new listening mode. Now when you got to post a status update, a visualizer will let you know that Facebook is commandeering the microphone on your device to listen for TV and music. When it can identify content, it will tag the content in your news feed. Ulitimately, you do remain in control and can choose not to share it. Your friends can listen to a preview of the tagged music or click on a link to a page for the TV show. The new features will be part of updates coming to both iOS and Android. … [Read more...]