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.
One of the best functions of the iPad is a kid's bedtime tool. As a father of three kids, I can tell you getting those little ones to finally settle down for the night is a big ordeal. But like most parents, my wife and I often turn to children's books to bring on the yawns, and interactive tales on the iPad are super handy. Snow Queen adapts a classic Hans Christian Andersen story, adding some gorgeous-looking artwork and touch-screen activities for little fingers.
Perhaps you've heard of the new social video app, Vine. The looping posts of the new service brought to you by Twitter are pretty cool; especially as more of your friends get involved. But if you were planning to find some pals by connecting the app with Facebook, you're going to be disappointed.
2012 marked the year Nintendo finally started to understand the social aspect of video games. Chatting and playing games with friends on the Wii U still isn't quite up to par with the likes of Xbox Live, but it's a start. According to a presentation this afternoon, Nintendo is looking to expand Miiverse a bit, with a smartphone app. Will Nintendo actually break the trend and release something on the App Store?
One of the cooler gadgets for iOS users to show up at this year's CES was the hipKey. The little keychain-sized dongle can attach to nearly any item, helping you figure out where you lost those car keys for the hundredth time, or even keep track of the kids. Today, the device has appeared on the Apple Online Store for immediate purchase.
The bad thing about any up and coming social network is that it's usually reserved for those of us living in the United States at first, leaving an awful lot of folks out of the party -- but t hat's no longer the case with Google+.