Monthly Archives: May 2011

Apple Updates iWork Apps with iPhone Compatibility

Apple has announced updates to its iWork suite of iOS apps that bring compatibility with the iPhone and iPod touch. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, which were previously available for the iPad only, are now universal apps each at version number 1.4. The iWork suite of apps was first announced at the same time as the… Read more »

Apple to Unveil iOS 5 and iCloud at WWDC

Here’s something new: Apple has issued a press release announcing that the company will unveil iOS 5, a new cloud service called iCloud and Mac OS X Lion at the keynote for its Worldwide Developers Conference next week. The press release states that the keynote will be presented by Steve Jobs and other Apple executives… Read more »

AT&T’s ‘Mark the Spot’ Adds Spam SMS Reporting

AT&T’s Mark the Spot app, which allows subscribers to report problems with AT&T’s cellular network, was updated this week to add the ability to report spam SMS messages. Mark the Spot first debuted in the App Store in December 2009 when AT&T was the sole carrier for the iPhone in the U.S. Since then it’s… Read more »

‘PSN Status’ Tells You if PlayStation Network Is Up or Down

Following a major hacker attack last month, Sony’s PlayStation Network is still not up and running for users in some regions. To help out PlayStation gamers who own iOS devices, developer Logicswarm has released the PSN Status app to instantly let you know if the service is up or not. All you need to do is… Read more »

‘Nike+ GPS’ Gets Major Update, Goes Free for a Limited Time

Nike has updated its Nike+ GPS app with several new features, adding more Voiceover feedback control, improved GPS and accelerometer performance and more. Also, in celebration of the 5th year of Nike+, Nike+ GPS is free for a limited time down from its regular price of $1.99. Nike+ is a free service that tracks users’ running… Read more »

Fidelity Investments Adds Check Deposit Capability to iPhone App

Fidelity Investments, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, has released an update to its iPhone app adding the ability to deposit checks using the device’s camera. The update to the free app hit the App Store this morning and requires iOS 3.1 or higher on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad…. Read more »

‘Opera Mini Web Browser’ Gets iPad Compatibility

Opera Software, the developer of browser software for a variety of platforms, announced the availability of Opera Mini 6 for iOS today. The latest version of the app features a redesigned interface, compatibility with the iPad and the iPhone 4’s retina display, social network sharing features and more. I would compare it to walking onto… Read more »

Apple Defends App Developers Against Lodsys Patent Infringement Claims

Earlier this month, patent holding firm Lodsys sent letters to several iOS developers threatening legal action over the infringement of a patent purportedly violated by in-app upgrade functionality within apps. The patent, which was filed in 2003, covers “methods and systems for gathering information from units of a commodity across a network ” and does… Read more »

Ashton Kutcher Releases Self-Branded Twitter App for Mac

As reported by TechCrunch today, Ashton Kutcher, the actor and former fashion model with over 6 million Twitter followers, has released his own Twitter app for the Mac and Windows. A.plus was developed in partnership with UberMedia and uses Adobe AIR, a cross-platform runtime environment, which makes it ineligible for distribution via the Mac App Store…. Read more »

‘Apple Store’ App Updated with Custom Mac Configuration, In-Store Help

In conjunction with changes made at its retail stores yesterday seeing iPads used as interactive product displays, Apple has updated its Apple Store app with new features. Apple Store now lets users define custom configurations for new Macs and offers a special in-store mode to facilitate getting support. Version 1.3 of the free iOS app… Read more »