If you're a gamer then we've got some great great news for you on the mobile game app front down below. If you're not a gamer, we have a few things for you whether you have kids who won't go to sleep or you are into photography or you've got a cluttered Mac. All in all, a decent round up of some price drops that will save you a bundle.
If you've ever bought inexpensive cables or other accessories from Monoprice.com and wondered how they can sell them so cheaply, BuzzFeed has a great little story this week on how the company does what it does so well, and how it's expanding beyond the low-cost cables that have earned it such loyal fans. But there's plenty more you might have missed on Tuesday, so take a few minutes and get caught up, won't you?
We've seen so many slick and beautifully manicured iPhone apps over the years that it's rare to be wowed by a newcomer. However, Vine does just that when you first pop it open, immediately launching a brief shared video clip without hesitation. And assuming you have a half-decent Wi-Fi or cellular signal going, it simply doesn't stop as you scroll down the feed, with each subsequent six-seconds-or-less clip loading quickly and without prompt, giving you a very small window into the life of whoever was on the other side of that iPhone. Finally, somebody nailed the Instagram-for-video concept. Granted, that "somebody" is Twitter.
Most image editing apps for iOS are built to enhance photos or add artistic flourishes such as filters and frames, but what about using text to get your message across? Swipe makes it fun and easy to adorn your pictures with type and quickly share them with the world. The app is a model of simplicity: Merely swipe your finger across the screen wherever you want to add text, tweak to your liking, and then whisk the results off to most anywhere you’d like.
Digisocial is the latest free iPhone app with ambitions to become its own mobile social network. Instantly familiar in design to anyone who’s used Instagram or Path, Digisocial adds the ability to send and receive HD-quality voice messages, and even record audio to accompany uploaded images. It’s a clever idea that mostly works as promised – the app is fast and responsive at sending text or voice messages, and it’s quite entertaining the first few times you use it. Unfortunately, I can’t help but think Digisocial is just one announcement away from obsolescence, should an existing rival decide to incorporate the same concept.
We don't know if there's anything hotter in the hopper than the Frys.com iPhone 5 deal we posted earlier today. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of interesting stories worthy of your attention this week. For example, what's up with Instagram? And how do you like the idea of your DVDs--in the cloud? Find out about this and more inside.
As the week winds to a close and our thoughts turn to holiday festivities next week, here's a bonus recap for this fine Friday, focused on a selection of app news and updates you might have missed in the last 24 hours or so -- our little Christmas gift to you, so go, go, go get 'em!
If you count yourself among those hostile to Instagram's new terms of service rolling out next month, the social network wants you to know they've heard your complaints and may or may not be doing something about it.
The twelve apps of Christmas! Or the best apps of 2012 or something. It's the year end when we start getting best of lists, and here's at least two to tide you over until the next batch. Meanwhile, Twitter & Instagram break up -- is it forever? And more below the fold.
The great Twitter vs. Instagram battle of 2012 rages forward. While Twitter has removed Instagram cards from its service, Instagram decided to nix in-stream Instagram photos all-together. But just moments ago, Twitter has revealed an update to its iOS and Android apps which allows users to filter images right within Twitter itself.