iTunes Connect is off duty this week, so there are no new apps or updates being published until the weekend. In the meantime, we've got a heaping helping of great new apps worth checking out while developers are on break, including slick new ways to email or text, a better way to Instagram, how to find out where Apple Pay can be used, a new third-party keyboard, and much more! We'll be taking a break next week, so check back with us after the first of the year, and a happy holidays to all!
Here it is: the last big iOS game release barrage in 2014. We may still see a couple things sneak out, but with the holidays ahead, the App Store is ready to take a weeklong snooze. Luckily, we’ve got some big-name releases to choose from: Papers, Please for iPad, as well as free new SimCity and Brothers in Arms games. Check these out and loop back on some of the other intriguing games we’ve covered this year, and we’ll be back in early January to resume our weekly release recaps!
Hanukkah has already started and Christmas is almost here, but what if you’re still looking for some affordable gift ideas? Don’t worry; we’ve done the tough part and come up with this list of 10 stocking stuffers for the Apple fan in your life. Unlike some such lists, these are all items that you can actually fit in a stocking, and, better yet, they all clock in at $25 or less. From chargers to organization solutions to hardware accessories, you’re sure to find the perfect low-cost gift.
Since 2009, foodies have coveted Foursquare as the best way to find and share favorite haunts. But earlier this year the company boldly evicted the second half of that equation, putting rival Yelp squarely on notice in the process.
Our Wednesday Morning Report has some bad news for Apple buyers in Russia, who won't be able to purchase their favorite products from Cupertino's online store until further notice. We've also got potentially good news for mobile payment provider LoopPay, and big savings for everyone as App Santa kicks off big app savings for the holidays. Don't delay, click and read on!
This week's edition of the New App Recap is really bringing our A-game: There's not a single update in the batch! Readers will have plenty to choose from for the holidays, whether you want to make a personalized Santa video for the kids, conjure up a fun custom video with music, send someone a surprise, message more intimately, or have full control over your PDF files. We're in the ho-ho-holiday spirit, so here are eight apps to help get you in the same mood!
How's the holiday shopping going so far? There are only 10 shopping days left before Christmas, but our Monday Morning Report will attempt to calm your frayed nerves with a new Apple holiday-themed commercial, details on iPhone 6 demand, and an update on the iPod antitrust case for good measure. Read all about it in just one click!
The seemingly troubled Steve Jobs biopic now being produced at Universal Pictures apparently wasn't always so complicated, as newly leaked emails from the Sony hack reveal in our Friday Morning Report. We've also got details on a new Adobe pickup, and the addition of PayPal to Apple's Online Store, so get ready for the weekend by clicking ahead, won't you...?
Apple’s holiday release cutoff is nearing, which means developers are chomping at the bit to get their games in the App Store before Christmas. As such, we’ve got a high-profile slate of new games in this week’s roundup, including entries from big franchises like Borderlands and Marvel Comics, as well as intriguing original options like Seabeard and Highrise Heroes. Scope these out and then check back in a week for more.
Productivity apps tend to be too rigid about scheduling events — a problem Timeful deftly manages to overcome. In addition to events and to-do items, this free iPhone app also encourages good habits, gently helping users find time for personal goals like exercise. The app does this by proactively protecting pockets of time in your day, even on shared calendars.