Monthly Archives: August 2010

Plex Releases Media Streaming App

Plex, the media management software for the Mac, now has a complementary app that will stream content to an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The universal app hit the App Store this morning and costs $4.99. Plex Media Center for Mac can play a wide range of video and audio formats as well as display… Read more »

Exclusive Preview: Digital Comics for iPad

Madcap Studios has completed a major update of its Digital Comics app, bringing iPad-specific compatibility to the free comic viewer app. We’ve had our eye on Digital Comics since it was released earlier this year for the iPhone and iPod touch and have been anxiously awaiting a universal version to better enjoy it on the… Read more »

Netflix for iPhone Released

It’s been nearly three months since it was first announced at Apple’s WWDC in early June but Netflix is finally available for the iPhone. Early this morning, the Netflix app was updated to universal format to add compatibility with the iPhone and iPod touch. Previously, the app had worked on the iPad only. No additional… Read more »

AisleBuyer Brings In-Store Self-Checkout to iPhone

AisleBuyer, a start-up company located in Boston, is partnering with retailers to bring the ability for consumers to scan and pay for items in brick and mortar stores to the iPhone, negating the need for shoppers to stand in line to make purchases. AisleBuyer’s first retail partner is Magic Beans, a small chain store that… Read more »

Google Mobile Gets Gmail and Calendar Push Notifications

An update to the Google Mobile app was released today that adds push notifications for Gmail and Google Calendar events, a boon for users who rely on Google’s free email and personal information services. Google Mobile is a veteran of the App Store, having arrived shortly after the App Store opened in 2008 and is… Read more »

Review: Birthdays for iPhone

While we do our best to record and remember the birthdays of our friends and family, we could still use some help to know about upcoming birthdays in time to send a card or plan an event. Enter Birthdays by¬†Giorgio Calderolla, a straightforward and useful app that will remind you of upcoming birthdays via local… Read more »

People Magazine for iPad Offers Free Downloads to Subscribers

The People Magazine app for the iPad debuted today and brought evidence of an agreement between Apple and Time Inc. that allows publishers to offer free access to content in iOS apps. Fortune reports that this ends a months-long deadlock between Apple and publishers wishing to have more flexibility with in-app offerings for subscribers to… Read more »

Facebook App Updated to Add New ‘Places’ Feature

Facebook, the massive social networking service, announced a new feature yesterday called Places and released an update to its iPhone app that incorporates the new feature. Places allows Facebook users to check in to a location to announce where they currently are, √† la Foursquare. In fact, Foursquare along with Gowalla, Yelp, and Booyah are… Read more »

VEVO Brings 20,000 Music Videos to iPhone

VEVO, the online video and entertainment service, has released an app that brings 20,000 music videos available for streaming to the iPhone and iPod touch. VEVO hit the App Store this morning and is free. The app will stream content over Wi-Fi or 3G though videos will be of higher quality while on a Wi-Fi… Read more »

Universal Music Group Gets Apple to Remove Grooveshark from App Store

Wired reports that Grooveshark, an iPhone app that allowed users to access the online music streaming service of the same name, was removed from the App Store following a complaint made by Universal Music Group. The free app was released on August 5 and was removed from the store yesterday. Apple confirmed the removal to… Read more »