Every week, a veritable flood of new or updated iOS apps hit Apple's servers -- and this week is no exception, with new offerings to extend your Mac desktop, tackle medical bills or turn your email inbox into a virtual to-do list.
Streaming music apps are everywhere these days, with rumors of tech giants like Apple and Google eyeing the business to compete with Spotify and Rdio. Not to be outdone, sources are claiming Twitter is planning to use its recent acquisition of music discovery network We Are Hunted to join the club.
For some time now, Android users have enjoyed the benefits of Google Now. As a personal digital assistant, the service is a handy alternative to Apple's Siri, providing all kinds of up-to-date information. If a purportedly leaked video is the real deal, iOS users may be able to check out Google Now in the near future.
Twitter updated its apps for iPhone and iPad today, with a number of improvements related to search and viewing links posted within the timeline. But at the same time, the social network has also removed three alternative video uploading services.
While it seems like every company and its brother has jumped onto the mobile, streaming music train, there was a time when Pandora was king. And just like any other music service, the company has faced its share of hurdles when it comes to licensing with record labels. Today, Pandora has re-instituted a cap on its free, non-subscriber listeners.
Crowdfunding has grown into a such a phenomenon in the world of tech and start-ups, that the concept is becoming just another normal part of the process. Starting today, you can check out new projects to back directly through your iOS device with the Kickstarter app.
After 16 seasons, the Pokémon animated television series is still massively important with younger audiences. And as a result of years of episodes, movies, and of course videogames, the adventures of Ash and the gang have permeated pop culture in a deep way. Today, you can start watching tons of Pokémon television episodes through a free iOS app.
What better way to end this first full week of February than with an explosion of apps? Thursday was a big day for apps old and new, with plenty of updates and even a couple of fresh releases hitting the pipeline for those with the right access. There's plenty to cover, so let's get right to it, shall we…?
So, you have a fancy new HDTV, and maybe an even fancier home theater receiver. But unless you're a whiz with audio-video setup, getting just the right picture and sound can be a daunting proposition. Thankfully, theater certification masters THX have released an iOS app to help even the most confused enthusiast.
The just-released update to Facebook's iOS app adds the ability to send voice and video recordings to your Facebook friends, as well as to your timeline. Additionally, Facebook has rolled out improved support for its Nearby tab within the app. Using the app to send media messages to friends seems like a breeze, so far.