Monthly Archives: July 2011

Unhappy With the New Calvetica? Get Notvetica!

Earlier this month developer Mysterious Trousers released a major update to its popular calendar app for the iPhone, Calvetica. The update brought several new features and views, including an iPad-specific interface, but also removed a popular way to access the week view and some simplicity. In reaction, several users left 1-star reviews complaining about the… Read more »

Skyfire Labs Releases ‘Skyfire VideoQ’ for Your Flash Video Viewing Pleasure

Skyfire Labs, a California-based start-up company focused on mobile computing, has released a new app to enable iOS users to view Flash videos on the web. Skyfire VideoQ hit the App Store today and is not a web browser like the company’s previous iOS apps and instead focuses only on Flash video content available on the… Read more »

BBC Pilots ‘iPlayer’ for iPad in Select European Countries

The British Broadcasting Corporation announced the release of a global version of its iPlayer iPad app in a handful of European markets today. Available in 11 countries to start, BBC iPlayer offers on-demand streaming of several shows in BBC’s line-up of current and classic programs including East Enders, Top Gear, Doctor Who and more. The app’s… Read more »

Ebook Reader Apps Updated to Comply with App Store Rules

Several ebook reader apps, including those of Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook), and Kobo, have removed in-app links to their online ebook stores in order to comply with App Store guidelines. Updates for the Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Google Books app hit the App Store in the past few days, the timing of which… Read more »

Facebook for iPad Hidden in iPhone App Update

Early this morning self-proclaimed iOS enthusiast Marvin Bernal tweeted a way to access a hidden iPad version in the latest update of the Facebook iPhone app. The most recent Facebook iPhone app update hit the App Store over the weekend, bringing the version number to 3.4.4 with the restoration of the Send button for comments,… Read more »

Mac Apps on Sale to Celebrate the Release of Lion

Lion, the latest version of Apple’s operating system for the Mac, debuted this week and a few developers have elected to celebrate its release by decreasing the prices of their apps – a very welcome gesture in our view here at AppShopper. Here’s a rundown of some of the bigger price reductions we’ve seen. Realmac… Read more »

Apple Releases iTunes 10.4, iWork Updates

Following the release of Mac OS X Lion this morning, Apple has released updates for iTunes and its iWork suite for the Mac. iTunes 10.4 is available for download via Software Update on the Mac or directly from Apple’s site, offering specific compatibility with Lion. Additionally, iTunes is now a 64-bit Cocoa application for improved performance… Read more »

Mac OS X ‘Lion’ Now Available in Mac App Store

The latest version of the Mac operating system, Lion, is now available in the Mac App Store. The release of Lion was announced last month at Apple’s WWDC keynote event though an exact date for the release had not been specified at that time. It was just during Apple’s quarterly earnings call yesterday that CFO… Read more »

Google+ Now Available for iPhone

The app for Google’s new social networking service, Google+, is now available in the App Store. Google+ debuted late last month and offers a way for users to connect online by posting comments, sharing photos and videos, creating group chats for up to 10 people at a time and more. It has been likened to… Read more »

CNN Adds Live Streaming to iPhone and iPad Apps

CNN, the 24-hour cable news channel, has released updates to its iOS apps adding live streaming of its content for those who subscribe to cable television service from a handful of providers. At the same time, CNN is debuting live streaming through the web to the same audience at cnn.com/video. AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network,… Read more »