Who knew that bird games would be all the rage? Certainly not Don Nguyen who abrutly withdrew his highly successful game ‘Flappy Bird’ from the App Store. If you listen to Nguyen, the success of the app was too much to take. Yesterday, he made good on his promise that Flappy Bird would be removed in 22 hours.
If you believe in the forecasting power of Punxsutawney Phil, we are in for another six weeks of winter. For those of you in the Northeast, this was reinforced with the relentless winter weather. Also relentless is the steady stream of great, new apps hitting the App Store. So, glass half full right? Reporter, Threes and so much more. These are the apps of the week for February 8th, 2014.
There are countless RSS readers for iPhone and the newly released ‘Unread’ might very well be the best of the bunch. RSS feeds can get unruly and at times, it can feel more like a chore to make your way through your favorite sites. Unread aims to cut the clutter and beautify your RSS reading experience. The app requires a Feedly, FeedWrangler or Feedbin account. That’s common after the demise of Google Reader. Having a Feebin account, I can wholeheartedly recommend thier serivce. It’s been fast, stable and plays nice with an assortment of RSS apps. Within every screen, Unread […]
As we bid farewell to January, this was a particularly strong week for new apps in the App Store. We saw an iPhone favorite get updated for iPad, weather re-imagined, a preview of what Android fans love in SwiftKey and so much more. These are the apps of the week for February 1st, 2014. Launch Center Pro for iPad Released for the iPhone in mid-2012, LaunchCenter Pro introduced an entirely new way to get things done using actions. It’s been a wildly popular application, but had not been available on iPad, until now. Representing well over 100 hours in development, […]
Today marks the release of version 3 of the everythingiCafe Forums for iPhone and iPad app, available free in the App Store. For years, we’ve slowly built upon the existing app, offering a steady stream of improvements. The new everythingiCafe represents a completely new forum experience, one that has been optimized for iOS 7. The world’s first and best iPhone forum deserves the absolute best app and this latest release is just that, offering a fast, fluid way to interact with our iPhone community.
With the advent of iOS 7, there have been a fair share of apps getting design, if not feature overhauls. They’ve been featured here on our site, along with countless Apple blogs. For many of us, myself included, I’ve used a good number of high profile apps, but no longer have them installed on my iPhone. When I hear of an update, there is a certain sense of excitement to see what changes they’ve included with the iOS 7 update. Here’s where things get a bit odd with Apple pushing older versions of new apps. I’ll typically visit the App […]
Prompted by a post by John Gruber at Daring Fireball, there have been a number of discussions of late regarding the App Store rating system. The conversation started with increasing displeasure with pop-ups that occur within an app, nagging users to leave a review. Gruber suggested that perhaps if users followed the prompt, leaving a single star with a review “One star for annoying me with a prompt to review the app“, developers would stop the practice. An idea loved by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, who sees both sides of the story. It’s led to a thought provoking dialog on Twitter regarding […]
If you’ve always wanted to create cool short videos on your iPhone, but shied away thinking the hurdles of editing were to big to overcome, Cameo might be the app for you. The free app is reminiscent of Vine or better yet HTC Zoe, but without the still images. Using Cameo, I made a short film about my love of coffee. While the results won’t yield any Oscar nominations, it left me impressed with Cameo. I’ve been able to take a group of short video clips, add wonderful film effects, a title and background music, all in a matter of […]
I’m not a cord cutter. In fact, I’m a TV providers best customer. Forget Extreme packages, give me the Ultimate because I really need Starz to watch Magic City. In addition to paying for programming, I also pay TiVo a monthly bounty for their guide and for cable cards. One drawback of being a TiVo customer is the lack of on-demand. Thankfully, content providers are releasing apps to help showcase their content. HBO GO is shining example of how content providers can expand their individual relationship with their customers. It removes the barrier, in my case Verizon FIOS, between customer […]
Iconfactory’s Twitterrific has been out for quite some time, but it’s seeing an bump in sales thanks in part to the introduction of iOS 7. While there are hundreds of thousands of apps in the App Store, the design elements found in Twitterific allow users to get a preview of what’s coming when iOS 7 is released in the fall. Before this week, Twitterrific was unique and stood out from the crowded throngs of Twitter apps and apps in general. Now it shares a common bond, not with third party apps, but with the new apps and design language used […]