Monthly Archives: September 2011

‘magicJack’ Brings Free Phone Calls to the iPhone

magicJack, the VoIP service that offers free calls to users in the U.S. and Canada, has released an iPhone app. magicJack hit the App Store this week and lets users make free calls to numbers in the U.S. and Canada and to other magicJack users anywhere in the world at no charge. magicJack joins a number… Read more »

Disney to Release ‘Appmates’ Interactive Toys and Apps for iPad

All Things D reported yesterday on Disney’s upcoming Appmates toys and apps that will turn the iPad into an interactive game board. Scheduled to debut in October, the first set of toys and a companion iPad app will revolve around the characters of Cars 2, Pixar’s animated hit movie. The Appmates iPad app will turn… Read more »

Apple iPhone Media Event Scheduled for October 4

Apple has sent invitations to the media for a press event on October 4 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, as reported by The Loop. The invitation image features four iOS app icons and states “Let’s talk iPhone” to clearly designate this event as the much-anticipated announcement of the next iPhone model. There has been much… Read more »

WordPress for iOS Gets Major Update

WordPress, the blogging software used by millions of sites, has released an update for its iOS app adding several long-awaited features. Version 2.9 of the universal app hit the App Store late last week and now offers an improved content editor and photo publishing capabilities. The full list of what’s new in this version is… Read more »

‘Vocre’ Turns Your iPhone into a Language Translator

We’ve seen language translation apps before, from WordLensthat will translate text using the iPhone’s camera to Google’s own utilitarian Google Translate, but myLanguage’s Vocre offers brings a unique twist to the category. Vocre is meant to be an on-the-fly translator so you can hold a conversation with someone who speaks a different language. Does it… Read more »

Quirky Brings Its Community-based Product Development to the iPhone

Quirky, an online community where members can submit inventions and contribute to the development of products submitted by others, has released an iPhone app. The Quirky app is free and lets members complete many of the tasks available through the community’s site including submitting new product ideas and voting on products currently in development. Submit… Read more »

Apple Releases Major Update to Final Cut Pro X, Now Offering Free Trial

As promised in an FAQ published in late June, Apple has released a major update to its professional video editing software, Final Cut Pro X, adding back several features that were present in previous versions. Version 10.0.1 of Final Cut Pro X hit the Mac App Store today and includes the following changes: Export audio… Read more »

Official ‘AppShopper’ App Updated

Our official AppShopper app has been updated, getting bug fixes to address those pesky crashes some of you may have experienced plus some general improvements. Version 1.4.2 of AppShopper hit the App Store this afternoon and is free, as always, to download. The app is ad-supported and a one-time in-app purchase of $.99 removes all… Read more »

‘Cardflick’ Lets You Flick Your Business Card Wirelessly to Others

TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in San Francisco has seen the introduction of some innovative new apps this week, like Tonara and that were both mentioned in our blog. Another app to make an appearance at Disrupt is Cardflick, a contact sharing app that lets you create beautiful virtual business cards and “flick” them wirelessly to… Read more »

‘Tonara’ for iPad Makes Sheet Music Page Turning Easy for Musicians

Tonara, an iPad app created by a start-up company of the same name, is a new entry in the App Store that offers a revolutionary approach to displaying sheet music for musicians. Tonara can listen to and follow along with music played and automatically turn the page, avoiding the need for musicians to interrupting playing… Read more »