Monthly Archives: April 2011

‘News.me’ Social News Aggregator for iPad Debuts

News.me, a social news app developed by bit.ly in collaboration with the New York Times, is now available in the App Store. The free app aggregates news stories shared by Twitter users you follow in a format focused on legibility and ease of use. bit.ly is a URL shortening service that is integrated into several… Read more »

Eye-Fi Updates iOS App with Direct Photo and Video Transfer Mode

Eye-Fi, the maker of Wi-Fi-enabled SD memory cards, has updated its iOS app to send photos and videos from a camera directly to an iPhone or iPad wirelessly. The universal Eye-Fi app was updated yesterday and is free to download from the App Store. Previously, Eye-Fi only uploaded photos from a compatible iOS device to… Read more »

‘HBO Go’ Coming to iPhone and iPad

As CNET points out, HBO, the premium cable television network owned by Time Warner Cable, will be releasing an iOS app that streams movies and the network’s own shows. HBO posted a teaser video of the upcoming HBO Go on its YouTube channel last week that highlights the app’s features and indicates a planned release… Read more »

Sony’s ‘Crackle’ Brings Free Movies and TV Shows to iPhone and iPad

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released Crackle, a universal iOS app for its online network of the same name that offers free streaming movies and TV shows. Available movies include The DaVinci Code, Spider-Man 3, House of Flying Daggers and hundreds of others plus TV show episodes of Seinfeld, Bewitched and more. Crackle can stream video… Read more »

Westminster Abbey to Release Royal Wedding App

Westminster Abbey, the world-famous Gothic church in London where British royalty is crowned, announced that it will soon release a 3D guide app showcasing the church’s interior for the iPhone. Proceeds from sales of Abbey 3D, which will be priced at ¬£2.99 (approximately US $4.85), will go to the Westminster Abbey Foundation and the¬†Prince William… Read more »

Wired Magazine May 2011 Digital Issue Now Free

As All Things Digital points out, Wired Magazine has released the digital version of its May 2011 issue for free within the Wired Magazine iPad app. Wired also released an update to the app last week to address some bugs. Some new features also appear in the free May issue, including the ability to share… Read more »

Navigon MobileNavigator Apps Get Augmented Reality, Map Updates, More

Navigon, the maker of personal navigation devices and apps for multiple smartphone platforms, has released a major update for its MobileNavigator iOS apps adding augmented reality features to locate nearby points of interest as well as map updates, at-a-glance route traffic information and more. The full list of new features in version 1.8 is as… Read more »

Apple Releases iOS 4.3.2

Apple today released iOS 4.3.2 that includes bug fixes and security updates. The update applies to the GSM iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 and iPad 2, and the 3rd and 4th-generation iPod touches. This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including: Fixes an issue that occasionally caused blank or frozen video during a… Read more »

Tapbots Releases ‘Tweetbot’ for Twitter

Despite Twitter’s recent declaration that 3rd-party developers should stop creating conventional clients for its wildly popular social networking service, Tapbots has released Tweetbot, a new Twitter client for the iPhone and iPod touch. Tweetbot joins a crowded market for Twitter apps in the App store, competing against very capable clients like SimplyTweet, Osfoora, Echofon, Tweetdeck… Read more »

ABC Video Bookstore for Brings In-Depth Feature Stories to iPad

ABC, the New York-based television network owned by The Walt Disney Company, has released a new iPad app bringing “video books” to the iPad. ABC Video Bookstore debuted in the App Store earlier this week and provides in-depth coverage of selected news stories and events presented in both video and text. At launch, ABC Video… Read more »