Fast food restaurants may never be the same again. Earlier today Taco Bell launched its revamped "Live Mas Taco Bell" app, which allows its fans to place and pay for their orders ahead of pickup. Even our own J.R. Bookwalter had a chance to try it out this morning, and he seems happy enough with the service, to put it lightly. As he said on Twitter, "Just ordered @tacobell lunch from my iPhone, picked it up at the drive-thru and… It. Was. Magical! Where has this been all my life?"
We're back with another great roundup of new and updated apps, and this week's lineup features the long-awaited arrival of a Mac favorite for the iPad, along with new apps from Google and Facebook, great updates to Unread and Infuse, and a whole lot more. And what's this? A way to watch every Simpsons episode ever made from the comfort and safety of your iOS device? Uh, we've gotta run...something important just came up, sorry...
Well, iOS 8.1 seemed to have gotten off with a less glitchy start than a few other software launches lately, and Apple Pay seems to be making the news. Will you be using your iPhone 6 at the checkout counter? Not if you go to one drug store. Meanwhile, it's beginning to look a lot like October out there, and at least ten apps want to get you ready for the season.
There are some serious big names in this week's Price Drop as big games reach milestones, celebrate successes, and give a little back to the people to promote their new iOS 8 widgets and so forth. So dig deep and enjoy the sales this week. We've only scratched the surface here, so get those gaming fingers ready.
Whether you’re waiting for a new iPad to arrive or simply seeking new stuff to play on your existing iOS device, there are plenty of intriguing new games out this week. Republique is expanded out with its anticipated third episode, while Retry and Micro Battles are fun new affairs, and NHL 2K and Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge expand on popular series. Come back next week for another fresh batch of App Store picks.
An iOS public beta may still be the stuff of legend, but Apple today ensured that developers could get easy widespread feedback for their prerelease iOS apps by extending the amount of people who can test them through TestFlight. Initially showcased at WWDC back in June, TestFlight now allows third-party developers to invite up to 1,000 members of the public to best test their apps ahead of launch.
Halloween's a time for celebrating candy and all things gruesome, when we play tricks on our loved ones or dress up in weird and wonderful costumes. Whether your idea of horror-filled entertainment is scaring yourself, frightening friends and family, or watching strangers flee in terror, these apps have got you covered. Here are 10 apps to get you in the mood for Halloween.
This week's edition of the New App Recap is almost literally an explosion of sight and sound! We've got an Apple Pay-enabled update for smart bulbs, Flickr landing on the iPad, a whole bunch of ways to create music while on the go, and even a couple apps for anonymously expressing yourself or getting the word out on your personal blog. Sit back and join us on this groovy trip through the world of new and updated apps!
Last month's official launch of iCloud Drive didn't go off too well, to put it lightly, largely because of the inability of devices running Mac OS X Mavericks to sync with the newly launched iOS 8. But that's all changed with yesterday's launch of OS X Yosemite, reportedly, so feel free to try it out this weekend. (The catch, of course, is that you have to download Yosemite.)
Some pretty awesome music and camera related apps go on sale this week. Some give you great new iOS 8 features and some are just pretty great on any iOS. And of course there are games too for those of you looking for fun. So, while you wait on your newly ordered iPad, why don't you pick up some good stuff right now?