The end of the year is a slow news zone typically, so we did our end of the year wrap ups. Want to know what the best games of the year were? Well, we got you covered. Whether it's the Mac or iOS, free or pay, we got you covered, plus a little bit of news on the side.
Holy smokes, y'all, we have a bigger than usual Price Drop column this week as there were just too many great apps from big names in iOS that we couldn't stop. If there are apps you've been looking to buy but have been waiting for a sale, well, your ship has come in, kiddos. Get 'em while they're hot, fresh and cheap.
PDF Expert 5 builds upon the foundation established earlier this year by the company's revamped Documents (formerly Readdle Docs). Where that free, universal software is a jack-of-all-trades for viewing nearly any kind of media, the developer’s latest iPad software aims to give desktop applications a run for their money. Previous versions have delivered most of Adobe Acrobat’s core functionality, including the ability to mark up pages, fill forms, and move or delete pages within a document. On the Mac, such full-featured software costs upwards of $200 – but PDF Expert manages to one-up Acrobat with this version.
The last weekend of September will probably live in infamy for viewers of the series finale of Breaking Bad, but there was plenty of other stuff happening at the same time, and some of it even relates to Mac and iOS. Why, just take a look at today's weekend recap, which will give you some idea of what you might have missed while you were glued to the television screen...
Apple’s built-in iOS apps are quite good, but let’s face it: The Calendar app leaves a lot to be desired. Readdle has attempted to remedy this situation before, but the latest incarnation of its Calendars app has us seriously considering ditching the built-in app in favor of this third-party solution. Calendars 5 is an entirely new universal app that feels right at home on iOS 7, with a flat, more streamlined UI than Readdle’s previous Calendars+. It also upstages Apple by offering natural language input, so users can type or dictate in plain English.
Is the iPhone 5c selling as well as Apple might have hoped? After the first weekend of online preorders, the company's online store still has ample stock of the contract models which show Sept. 20, while the unlocked models vary depending upon color and capacity, with some variations slipping to a Sept. 25 ship date. And then there's Apple's complete silence, which is making investors nervous once again...
The mobile wallet is becoming one of the holy grails for any company even remotely tied to smartphone payments, and Thursday saw PayPal step into the fray in a big way with a completely updated version 5.0 of its iOS and Android app. Will eBay's e-commerce service be able to knock Google Wallet and Isis aside and capture the crown? Read on to find out more and then try it for yourself.
Welcome to a special all-app edition of our overnight recap for this fine Friday! Should you choose to continue reading, you'll be dazzled by the latest app-tacular updates available for both iOS and OS X, and we've even managed to squeeze a freebie in there for users of the popular cloud storage service Dropbox. So without further ado, let's dive in… and have an "appy" weekend!