Monthly Archives: December 2010

Flipboard Gets Google Reader, Flickr Integration, More

Flipboard, the social magazine app that debuted in July, has received a major update this week adding Google Reader integration, the ability to browse Flickr and more. Flipboard is a free app created by a start-up company founded by entrepreneur Mike McCue and Evan Doll, a former Apple iPhone engineer, and was recently named iPad… Read more »

‘Word Lens’ Translates Text Viewed Through iPhone Camera on the Fly

While there are several apps in the App Store that can translate spoken or written text into the language of your choice (we most recently reviewed Trippo VoiceMagix that does speech-to-speech language translation), there’s a new app by developer Quest Visual that will translate text seen through the iPhone’s camera lens on the fly. Word… Read more »

Sony Announces Official PlayStation App for iPhone in Selected European Countries

Sony, the consumer electronics giant, has announced that it will be releasing an official PlayStation app for the iPhone and Android operating systems. For the iPhone, the app will be compatible with iOS 4 and above only and offer the following features: Check out your PlayStation Network trophies and keep up to date with your… Read more »

Massive $.99 Sale on EA Games

As our sister site TouchArcade has pointed out, Electronic Arts has a massive sale going on in celebration of the holiday season with prices down to just $.99 for most of its games. EA hasn’t been stingy here, dropping the price of several its iPad games as well, which are usually priced higher than their… Read more »

Microsoft’s ‘Bing’ App Gets Facebook Integration, Streetside Feature, More

Microsoft has updated its Bing search app to include several new features, including the ability to check in to Facebook and Foursquare within the app and the addition of Streetside, a virtual map feature similar to Google’s own Street View. Version 2.0 of the free app hit the App Store yesterday. The full list of… Read more »

Mac App Store to Open on January 6, 2011

Apple announced today that the Mac App Store will open on January 6, 2011. First announced at Apple’s media event in October, the Mac App Store will operate much like the iOS App Store on the iPad, offering app descriptions, user reviews, and one-click downloads. At launch, the Mac App Store will be available in… Read more »

Navigon Update Adds iPad Compatibility and Zagat Guides

Navigon, the maker of personal navigation devices and apps for multiple smartphone platforms, has released a major update to its line of iOS navigation apps adding iPad compatibility and access to the famous Zagat (U.S.) and Michelin (Europe) guides via in-app purchase. Version 1.7.0 of Navigon MobilenNavigator for the various regions covered hit the App… Read more »

‘iBooks’ Updated to Display Illustrated Books, Organize and Print PDFs

Apple has just released an update to iBooks to add new features augmenting the app’s abilities to display illustrated books and organize and print PDF files. iBooks is an ebook reading app and the portal to Apple’s own ebookstore that debuted with the release of the iPad in the U.S. earlier this year. The list… Read more »

Apple Releases ’12 Days of Christmas’ App [Updated]

To celebrate the holiday season, Apple has released an app that will offer a free song, video, or app from the iTunes store on each day between December 26 and January 6, 2011. The 12 Days of Christmas is a free universal app that is currently available in the U.K. App Store as we write… Read more »

Google Voice App Updated to Support iPad and iPod touch

The official Google Voice app, which debuted in the App Store last month after a protracted approval period that purportedly began in the summer of 2009, has been updated to add support for the iPad and iPod touch. The update adds the ability to initiate calls and make use of the service’s free text messaging… Read more »