Holidays such as the 4th of July are boom times for developers -- folks have a day off and are more likely to tap "Buy Now" than on a regular work day. But imagine how frustrated you might be if that new purchase crashed immediately upon launch -- and it's even worse for the developers who can't do anything about it.
It’s no secret that iOS developer Marco Arment has no interest in porting his popular Instapaper app to the Android platform -- so he got Mobelux to do it for him. On top of that new release, the iOS version also added background update locations over the weekend.
There are few apps users couldn’t live without, but one of them might very well be Instapaper, Marco Arment’s frequently praised “read later” app for iOS. The developer released an update on Wednesday night that dramatically improves the speed of page turns and adds a number of other welcome features.
If it seems quiet across the internet today, that’s because thousands of us are now holding the new iPad in our hot little hands, and we’re probably too busy jumping between Retina Display-enabled apps to do much else. By all accounts, today’s launch is another success for Apple, who appears to have beefed up inventory of the new iPad as many retail outlets still have stock remaining. You know what that means: Skim through today’s recap and then get to the store and buy one! Without further ado, here’s what’s making news for this Friday, March 16, 2012.
Those crazy rumors just keep getting crazier as the next iPad choo-choo chugga-chuggas it way to the starting gate next Wednesday, with the focus now turning to the existing iPad 2 and how it might get a cheaper 8GB model at the same time. Now that March is officially here, there’s plenty of other news we’re taking note of today, so forge ahead and read what’s happening on this Thursday, March 1, 2012.
Those of us who ponied up for a new iPhone 4S in the last week -- which according to Apple, is more than four million! -- finally got to spend our first weekend with it and now get back to our normal routine as the start of the work week is here again. But so far, the week is looking up and there’s plenty to report for this fine Monday, October 17, 2011.
With the recent introduction of Apple’s Reading List feature with Safari 5.1 and Monday’s announcement that the popular Pulse news reader is getting a bookmarklet and Chrome extension, the world has more options than just Instapaper and Read It Later -- but how much is too much?
If you have an iOS device and love RSS, you’re no doubt already familiar with Reeder, one of the most popular ways to enjoy Google Reader feeds on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. After months of being tested in public beta, the Mac OS X version of the app has finally arrived.
You’ve got to hand it to the folks at Tapbots LLC -- they know how to make a splash, even with something as mundane as a new Twitter client for the iPhone. Tweetbot has arrived, and if you haven’t found the perfect Twitter client yet, it might be worth a look.
There are plenty of great choices to read web content distraction-free, and two of the best are teaming up for the launch of the new Readability.com website, with the developer of Instapaper providing an official mobile app in the near future.