This week's New App Recap features a compelling mix of productivity apps headlined by Post-It Plus, takes a detour through the revamped Google Play Newsstand, Path Talk, and Tweetbot for iPhone apps, reveals how rewarding shopping with Groupon can be, and even serves up an entire catalog of free documentary movies for good measure. Not sure where to begin? Why not start with our first new app, which is only a click away....
We’ve got a couple of big-name releases leading this week’s roundup, including an iPad version of Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, plus the touch debut of Mac tactical role-playing favorite The Banner Saga. Adult Swim’s free-to-play Adventure Xpress also looks like fun, and if you’re a big fan of aging pro wrestlers, then Crazy Taxi City Rush has something for you this week (no, really, brother).
Broken Age is the story of two very different characters breaking away from their respective destinies and fighting back against their oppressors, whether it’s a huge monster or a restricting environment. You play as them both in this point-and-tap iPad adventure, switching between their stories as you see fit until you reach the cliffhanger at the end.
As more and more people start to use their iPad as a real work machine and their iPhone as a primary way of managing emails on the move, we need iOS devices to be able to view a huge range of file types — from simple text documents to complex design layouts, 3D models, high-quality sound recordings and fun videos. The iPad and iPhone can view many file types out of the box with no extra software, but in some cases, they need a bit of help.
We're back with another round of apps ready for iOS 8, including several new entries as well as updated titles that have been improved to make the most of Apple's new mobile operating system. This time includes a couple of camera extensions, a more robust alternative to Google Authenticator, a pair of iCloud Drive-friendly Readdle updates, and lots of manual camera tweaks made possible by iOS 8. Eight (technically nine!) of the best and brightest are just a click away!
Asphalt Overdrive and FIFA 15: Ultimate Team provide a pair of heavy hitters this week, but we’re just as intrigued by lesser-known fare like deceitful online dueler Smarter Than You, colorful route-drawing puzzler RGB Express, and music-fueled shooter Cosmophony. Be sure to check out the latest and greatest in new iOS games, and then pop back next week for another batch.
If you've ever found the concept of in-app browsers a little sketchy, iOS developer Craig Hockenberry (perhaps best known for working on Twitterific) claims you have a right to be worried. In a blog post today, Hockenberry demonstrated how it's possible for the developer of an in-app browser to record what you're typing on the screen, even if you're behind the supposed safety of secure login.
iOS 8 has had an impressive first week, but it hasn't been without bugs. Reports this morning revealed an impressive adoption rate for the new mobile operating system (even though it lags behind IOS 7's), but so many of those first-week users are finding numerous flaws in the platform. Much as with the release of iOS 7, however, Apple is wasting little time setting out to repair them. In fact, an update aimed at most of the issues is allegedly already in the works.
iOS 8 is finally here, and with it comes an avalanche of new and updated apps! While we can't list them all here, we've whittle last week's arrivals down to eight of our favorites. Here you'll find veteran apps such as 1Password and TextExpander finally given the freedom to breathe, widgets that make Notification Center more usable, and even a photo app that can now share its filters with Apple's own Photos.
It was release week and that means we've got a round up of stories that are all about two things: new iPhones and new iOS. So let's not waste any more time. If you want a quick rundown of the who, what, where, and when, this is the tasty place to be.