It’s the end of yet another long week, and there’s no better way to celebrate the upcoming weekend than by grabbing a bunch of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. You’ll find 11 fresh iOS apps below, and there are even more freebies to be found in yesterday’s post if you hurry up and grab them before the remaining sales end. More →
There is a whooooole lot of junk that passes through popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, but every once in a while a product pops up that you can immediately tell is going to be something special. Such is the case with The Prynt Case for Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6, a product that was born on Kickstarter, raised more than $1.5 million, and is now widely available. More →
Facebook-owned Instagram rolled out an updated version of its mobile app earlier this week and it has been making waves ever since. This is the biggest update Instagram has released in quite some time, and it includes a floor to ceiling redesign that users absolutely love. The new look of Instagram’s app is sleek and modern, adopting the flatter look that’s so trendy these days. But Instagram also included a redesigned app icon with its big update, and the Internet absolutely hates it.
Well, if you’re one of the users who can’t stand the look of Instagram’s new app icon, we’ll show you how to get the old one back on your iPhone in just a few seconds, with no jailbreaking or other hacks required. More →
Apple’s recent decline in iPhone sales is bad news for more than just shareholders. A report in the WSJ details the losses being suffered by some of Apple’s biggest component suppliers. While that’s bad news for the manufacturers, it could lead to even worse problems for Apple down the line.
The report makes for dire reading, if you’re an Asian manufacturing magnate: Foxconn, Apple’s long-term assembler, saw its first-quarter profits down 9.2%; Sharp, the screen manufacturer recently bought up by Foxconn, fell into an operating loss, as did the Sony division that makes camera modules. It’s not just Apple — profits for smartphone assemblers and component manufacturers took a dive across the board. But bad times for Apple’s iPhone manufacturers could have serious knock-on problems for iPhone production down the line.
Instagram released a major app update earlier this week for iPhone and Android that brought some user interface changes as well as a major icon design change. Unsurprisingly, Instagram fans freaked out when they saw the logo change. That’s certainly understandable; after so many years of pressing that tiny skeuomorphic image of a Polaroid camera, the new logo is jarring to say the least.
We have big shoes to fill after yesterday’s batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, but we think we’ve done a pretty good job. We’ve got 12 apps in total for you today, and they span a wide range of categories to ensure that there’s something for everyone. As always, you’ll also find a few free downloads remaining in yesterday’s post if you head back and check it out. More →
Today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free comes a bit later than usual, but you’ll love it every bit as much as you do on any other day. We’ve got 10 fresh apps for you on Wednesday’s list, and you can snag even more if you head back to yesterday’s post, where you’ll find several remaining freebies. More →
Typically when a new emoji proposal comes over the wire, it’s not worth diving too deep into because there are no guarantees that the Unicode Consortium will approve any or all of the new suggestions. In the case of a new proposal making waves on Wednesday morning, however, an exception should be made for two reasons:
First, the new emoji set aims to empower women by offering two sets of the same emoji, one male and one female. Second, they’ll almost certainly be approved by the consortium because one of the people behind the new proposal is Google’s Mark Davis, who just so happens to be the president of the Unicode Consortium. More →
Surprise: Instagram just released a major update to its iPhone app that completely changes the look of the world’s most popular photo-sharing app. We saw some hints that the Facebook-owned app was testing a pretty dramatic redesign, and early peeks at the new layout were universally praised by users. It looks like the redesign was so well-received that Instagram decided to move forward, and the new design is now available to all iPhone users. More →
For the second consecutive quarter, a study has determined that Apple’s line of iPhones is far more stable than Android handsets. Mobile diagnostics company Blancco Technology Group on Wednesday released the results of an updated study that looks to determine which phones stand up best to the test of time and continue to function without failing.
As was the case with the firm’s last study, Blancco found a huge disparity in reliability when comparing the two platforms. More →
Today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free follows the killer batch we had yesterday, several of which are still free downloads if you hurry up and grab them from Monday’s post. You’ll find 11 fresh apps for Tuesday though, but these sales could be over at any moment so be sure to download anything you see that looks appealing as soon as you can. More →
Uber has been a game-changer. Not “game-changer” as in some random startup with an overpaid PR firm claiming its automatic cat feeder is a game-changer. We’re talking about a massively disruptive company that actually changed an entire industry and continues to do so. In areas where Uber is available, users simply open up an app and tell an Uber driver where to meet them. Then they take a ride and get out when it’s done without having to worry about making cash payments or fumbling with a POS system when they arrive at their destination.