Monthly Archives: February 2011

DirecTV Releases iPad Remote App

DirecTV, a provider of digital satellite television services in the U.S., has released an iPad app that offers remote control functionality and TV guide browsing. With this entry in the App Store, DirecTV joins several television service providers in the U.S. including Comcast (Xfinity), Tivo, Verizon, and AT&T in offering an iOS app to control DVRs… Read more »

‘Consumer Reports’ Magazine for iPad Debuts

Consumer Reports, the American publication that provides reviews and test results of consumer products, has released an iPad version of its magazine. Consumer Reports Digital Edition debuted in the App Store early this morning and offers a free iPad preview issue. Consumer Reports made headlines last summer when the magazine withheld its official recommendation of… Read more »

‘Agile Reply’ Lets You Respond to Missed Calls Quickly with Text Messages

If you’ve ever been in a meeting or other situation where you can’t answer the phone but at least want to quickly let the caller know that you’ll get back to them, GreaTaps has a solution. The developer’s Agile Reply app will automatically pull the last missed or declined call from the Phone app and… Read more »

Gameloft “Surprise Sale” Reduces 30+ Apps to $.99

Gameloft has announced a massive “Surprise Sale” today reducing the prices on over 30 of its iOS apps to just $.99. This sale also includes some of Gameloft’s most recent releases like N.O.V.A. 2 as well as its NFL 2010 and 2011 offerings. The regular prices of  games on sale range from $4.99 to $6.99 so… Read more »

FaceTime Now Available for $.99 in Mac App Store

Along with some updates to its MacBook Pro line of portable computers this morning, Apple has released version 1.0 of its Facetime video calling application in the Mac App Store. Previously released in beta in October, the app enables video calling between Mac users and other FaceTime-capable devices including the iPhone 4 and 4th-generation iPod… Read more »

Apple Media Event Scheduled for March 2

As claimed earlier this week by the Wall Street Journal, The Loop reports that Apple has sent invitations to the press for a media event next week on March 2. The digital invitations show a portion of an iPad screen, indicating that the event will be focused on the next generation iPad. Rumors abound about… Read more »

Review: ‘Friends’ Offers All-in-One Social Networking

If you’re active in multiple social network services, you probably find yourself switching between multiple apps to keep up with each of them. But what if you could access each social networking service in a single app to streamline your online activity? Friends by Taptivate offers just this, bringing access to Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and… Read more »

‘NYC Condom Finder’ Leads You to Free Condoms in the Big Apple

The New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene wants you to have safe sex. To support this goal, the department has released a free iOS app that will locate up to five places where you can get free condoms within walking distance from your current position. How’s that for helpful? If you don’t… Read more »

‘Tap-Translate’ Brings In-line Translation to Mobile Safari

Though there are plenty of translation apps in the App Store like Google’s own recently-released Google Translate, developer Ronen Drihem has taken a different approach by integrating translation capabilities right within Safari. Drihem’s Tap-Translate hit the App Store earlier this month and while it requires a bit of set-up, it does work as promised. First,… Read more »