Monthly Archives: August 2011

‘Consume’ Tracks Your Usage Across Multiple Accounts

As unlimited cellular data plans go the way of the dinosaur and more and more of our files are stored in the cloud, it’s become prudent to keep an eye on cell phone usage, online data storage, and other accounts to avoid overage charges. Bjango’s Consume is a nifty utility that can do just this… Read more »

Notable App Store Additions: AutoCAD, Google Catalogs, Skype WiFi

AutoCAD, the venerable computer-aided design software developed by AutoDesk, is now available in the Mac App Store. Two versions are available: AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD WS. AutoCAD LT is the full-featured design application that allows users to create and edit designs and is priced at $899. AutoCAD WS is a free version that lets users view,… Read more »

TouchArcade Makes Time’s ‘50 Best Websites of 2011’ List

Our sister site, TouchArcade, has been listed in Time Magazine’s annual ‟50 Best Websites of 2011” list, recommended as a go-to site for iOS game reviews. The list, published yesterday, recognizes sites that “make the Web so useful, entertaining and just plain indispensable.” Time describes TouchArcade as follows: The true heir to the iconic Game… Read more »

Notable New Apps and Updates: Amazon Student, Reeder and Camera+

It’s back-to-school time already (where did the summer go?) and Amazon is on the ball with its release of the Amazon Student app earlier this week. Amazon Student lets users scan barcodes on textbooks and other school supplies to check for the best prices and more. College Students, keep in your back pocket. The… Read more »

Starbucks Now Offering Free iPhone App Vouchers

CNET reports that Starbucks, the Seattle-based global coffee chain, is now offering vouchers that allow customers to download paid apps from the App Store for free. The vouchers are similar to the existing “Pick of the Week” cards that provide codes that let customers download selected songs from the iTunes store for free. The first… Read more »

Cinemax Arrives for iPad and iPhone

Cinemax, the premium cable television network, has released an iPhone and iPad app that allows subscribers to watch its programming on demand. The free MAX GO hit the App Store late last week and requires a paid subscription through a participating cable service provider. MAX GO provides access to the premium movies shown by Cinemax… Read more »

‘Twitterrific’ Update Brings Cross-Device Timeline Synchronization

Twitterrific, one of the most popular Twitter clients for the iPhone and iPad developed by The Iconfactory, received a major update this week adding a significant new feature. Versions 4.3 of Twitterrific for iOS and the Mac now sync your timeline read status across devices, working between the desktop version of the app for the… Read more »

New iOS Apps: Boxee for iPad, Facebook Messenger

Boxee, a start-up company that develops media center software for multiple platforms, released its iPad app earlier this week. Boxee for iPad lets users watch videos and available on the internet and watch content streamed from a computer over Wi-Fi. Boxee first previewed Boxee for iPad at CES earlier this year and the app joins the… Read more »

Mac App News: eBay for Mac Debuts, Skype Gets HD Video Chat

If you’re a Mac user and like eBay as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know that eBay has released an app for the Mac that offers easier access to items up for sale on the online auction powerhouse’s site. The free app hit the Mac App Store yesterday and lets you access… Read more »