Monthly Archives: March 2011

Rovio Releases ‘Angry Birds Rio’

Rovio, the Finland-based developer of mobile games for multiple platforms, has released another installment in its Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds Rio hit the App Store last night and pits the various birds in previous versions against smugglers who have kidnapped two macaws. The macaws are characters from the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox animated film,… Read more »

‘iCookBook’ Brings Voice Commands to Recipes on iPad

Publications International released its iCookBook app this week, bringing more than 2,000 recipes to iPad users along with a unique recipe navigation feature: voice control. While preparing a dish, users can enable a voice command feature to move forward and backward through the preparation steps, manage built-in timers, and more. While there are already several… Read more »

New York Times Announces In-App Subscription Pricing

The New York Times announced its digital subscription options today, including pricing to access its content via the iPhone and iPad. The venerable news publication had indicated that paid access would be coming to its iPad app last¬†October when the app received a major overhaul with a note in the description that it would be… Read more »

Known Issue: Mac App Screenshots Missing

If you’ve been browsing through the offerings in the Mac App Store on AppShopper, you may have noticed that screenshots are not visible in the individual app listings. We obtain all of the app information shown on AppShopper directly from Apple and these screenshots are missing from the feed provided by Apple for some unknown… Read more »

Algoriddim Releases ‘djay’ for iPhone

Algoriddim,¬†the developer of the djay for Mac application, has released a version of its djay iOS app for the iPhone and iPod touch. djay for the iPad was released in December and has been a regular in the Top 200 Paid iPad apps since then. djay for the iPhone and iPod touch offers the same… Read more »

‘Google Search’ Gets New Interface, Gestures

Google has updated its iOS search app, revamping its interface and adding gestures to refine search results. Google Search first became available in August 2008 shortly after the App Store opened and has received regular updates since then. Its most recent update in January enhanced the Google Goggles visual search feature with ad recognition and… Read more »

Capcom and Sega Donating App Sales Proceeds to Japan Earthquake Relief

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week, iPhone developers are also pitching in to raise funds for relief efforts. Game developers Capcom and Sega, both with headquarters in Japan, have announced app sales with proceeds going directly to organizations providing relief to those affected by last week’s natural disasters. Capcom has reduced… Read more »

Time Warner Cable Releases TV Streaming App for iPad

Time Warner Cable, an American cable television service provider, has released an iPad app that offers free live streaming television to its subscribers. The free TWCable TV app hit the App Store this morning and lets subscribers view live streams of 32 channels within the company’s lineup through a home Wi-Fi network. Available channels include… Read more »

Verizon and AT&T Offer Free Calls to Japan

To help customers with friends and family in Japan following last week’s earthquake and tsunami, both AT&T and Verizon are offering free calling and texting to Japan from the U.S. Post-paid iPhone users on Verizon and AT&T are eligible for these offers. AT&T has announced that its wireless post-paid customers (those who receive a monthly… Read more »

Apple Releases GarageBand and iMovie for iPad

Like yesterday’s release of iOS 4.3, Apple is moving ahead of schedule and has released the new Garageband app for the iPad as well as an update for its previously-released iMovie app that adds compatibility for the iPad today. Apple had announced at last week’s media event that these apps would not be available until… Read more »