Monthly Archives: October 2011

‘Apple Store’ App to Get Self-Checkout Option?

Our sister site MacRumors reported yesterday that the Apple may be planning an update to its official Apple Store iOS app that would allow users to use a self-checkout option to pay for accessories in Apple retail stores. These purchases would be charged to users’ iTunes store accounts. This update is expected in just a… Read more »

‘Pixelmator’ for Mac Gets Major Update

Pixelmator Team, a London-based development company, announced the release a major update to its photo editing application for the Mac today. Version 2.0 of Pixelmator includes several new features, including content-aware fill to intelligently handle removing and replacing objects in photos, an advanced editing tool made popular by Adobe’s flagship Photoshop CS5 application. The list… Read more »’s Personal Finance App Comes to the iPad

Mint, a company that offers online personal finance tools and services through, has released a universal update to its iOS app that adds an iPad-specific interface. Mint, a subsidiary of Intuit, offers its services for free to users in the U.S. and Canada, earning money from referrals made to users from participating companies and… Read more »

Garmin Releases ‘Fit’ App to Track Exercise Stats

Today Garmin, the maker of navigation software and devices for a variety of applications, announced the release of its new Fit app for the iPhone which lets users track speed, distance traveled, and other stats of runs, walks, and bike rides. The app can also log saved stats to Garmin Connect, an online exercise logging… Read more »

Biography of Steve Jobs Now Available

The biography of Steve Jobs is now available in Apple’s iBookstore. The authorized biography by Walter Isaacson was scheduled for release today but actually became available yesterday evening in digital format through Apple’s and Amazon’s ebook stores. It is also available in hardcover format through Amazon and other retailers. Isaacson also penned biographies of Albert… Read more »

TomTom Navigation Apps Get iPad Compatibility

TomTom, the Netherlands-based maker of personal navigation devices and software for a variety of mobile devices, announced an update today that brings iPad compatibility to its iOS apps. Version 1.9 hit the App Store today with an interface optimized for the iPad’s larger screen as well as updated maps and a revised interface. The full… Read more »

Crush Apps Publishes Siri Dictation Command List

Jim Rhoades of Crush Apps has published a comprehensive list of dictation commands for Siri, a must-have for all of you new iPhone 4S owners out there. Beyond capturing text, you can specify punctuation, symbols, special spacing and more with your voice as you dictate text messages, emails and anything else in apps that will… Read more »

‘Instapaper’ Gets Major Update with Revised Interface, New Features

Marco Arment, an iOS developer and founder of Tumblr, announced the release of a major update his Instapaper app yesterday. Instapaper lets you save web articles to read later, presenting content in a more streamlined format for easier reading. Instapaper 4.0 brings a revised interface to the iPad and iPhone and several other new features… Read more »

‘Adobe Reader’ Debuts for the iPhone and iPad

Adobe, the California-based software giant, has released Adobe Reader for the iPhone and iPad. Adobe Reader is free and hit the App Store this morning, offering PDF document viewing and printing capabilities to iPhone and iPad users. Adobe Reader is the free global standard for reliably viewing and sharing PDF documents across platfoms and devices…. Read more »

iPhone 4S Available Today in the U.S.

The iPhone 4S is officially available in the U.S. and Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK today. Preorders for the device opened last Friday in these countries, with deliveries beginning today for those who placed preorders before the initial supply set aside for these ran out. People began queuing up to purchase the iPhone… Read more »