While new iPhones and a revamped Apple TV will undoubtedly take center stage at Apple’s special media event this Wednesday, the iPad isn’t going to be completely ignored. Though iPad sales have been trending downward for quite some time, Apple remains committed to the tablet space and will reportedly unveil two new iPad models to help round out a robust product lineup this fall.
In addition to an iPad Mini 4, it’s widely believed that Apple on Wednesday will finally introduce the highly anticipated iPad Pro, a gargantuan tablet with a 12.9-inch display. Ahead of Apple’s media event, Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac on Monday relayed a number of new details surrounding Apple’s tablet plans.
With all the leaks we’ve seen about next week’s big Apple event, it seems like the iPhone maker will not have that many surprises for the audience attending the major iPhone 6s extravaganza. After a series of leaks said Apple will finally upgrade the Apple TV set-top box this year, a new report seems to confirm that information while spilling more details about Apple’s upcoming releases. More →
You made it, dear readers: it’s finally Friday. Back to school week always seems like it takes an eternity to get through, but now you can sit back and relax, knowing that the long Labor Day weekend is ahead. Of course, you’ll need something to fill your time over the three-day weekend, so why not check out this great list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now, and find some sweet new apps to check out this weekend.
On Thursday, I ran a simple post that covered 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the App Store. Widget support isn’t new on Apple’s iOS platform, but it’s buried in the Notification Center and so many people have forgotten widgets are even there. While Apple’s implementation of widgets isn’t quite as functional as Google’s widget support in Android, widgets can still add tremendous value to the iOS experience, and yesterday’s post gave you 10 great examples of apps that do just that.
Following that post, I received a number of emails from readers who were excited to find some nifty new iPhone and iPad widgets, but also who wanted to recommend a few additional apps that people might not have heard of. In this post, I’ll share five of the more obscure recommendations I found in those emails — and be sure to keep sending in your recommendations via email or to @zacharye on Twitter. More →
Apple makes some of the best hardware in the smartphone market, but the software isn’t always up to snuff. That’s not to say that the stock apps on the iPhone and iPad aren’t effective, it’s just that other developers have taken the basic concepts and run with them to the point that better alternative exist for nearly every app on the iPhone. More →
There are only two more days left in the work week, which means two more lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale. Lucky for you, Thursday’s list is a terrific one. We’ve got 9 paid iOS apps on sale for free today, carefully handpicked from more than 150 paid apps that dropped for free today. You can also grab a few more premium apps for free if you jump back to yesterday’s post. More →
Google certainly had a big day on Tuesday, having unveiled a new logo along with some other updates. Beyond its new logo though, the company also updated a few of its most popular apps, including Google Maps for the iPhone and iPad.
Hundreds of millions of iOS users enjoy Google Maps on their iOS devices despite the availability of Apple’s own mapping solution, so updates to the Google Maps app are generally a pretty big deal. Let’s take a look at everything Google added in this most recent update. More →
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free included a few great options, but today’s list is even better. We’ve got eight iOS apps for you on Wednesday that are all completely free right now, and they span a bunch of different categories so there should be something for everyone. And if eight apps aren’t enough for you, head back to Tuesday’s post, where you’ll find that a few of the apps listed there are still on sale. More →
I thoroughly enjoyed Hitman GO, the first mobile game from Square Enix Montreal. At least, I thoroughly enjoyed the concept of Hitman GO — boiling down a game to its base elements and slapping those elements on to a board game. It sounded ingenious, but it never clicked with me the way that I expected it to.