Archive for November, 2011

Official ‘AppShopper’ App Featured in Wired App Guide

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Wired, in partnership with Gizmodo, has published an app guide filled with 400 reviews of iOS apps across nearly every category. The guide was released this week and is available in print format on newsstands around the world as well as via a new app that debuted yesterday. The Wired App Guide for the iPad is available in the App Store now for $5.99.

The app operates much like the Wired Magazine app that debuted last year when it comes to navigation. And though it’s available for the iPad only, eschewing tablets and devices on other platforms, reviews of apps available only for Android and Windows Phone 7 devices are included as well.

Our official AppShopper app is featured in this guide, earning a rating of 8/10 in the Lifestyle category. Our app is free (there are ads but they can be removed permanently with a one-time in-app purchase of $.99) and offers you many of the features available on our website, including the ability to see newly-released apps, see the apps that are most popular among AppShopper users, and get push notifications when apps you’ve saved to your Wish List go on sale. It also includes links to app reviews at TouchArcade and 148Apps where available.

The guide is also partially available on Wired’s site here.

  • Utilities


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    iOS Universal

    The official app from the creators of AppShopper keeps you up to date on the newest App Store apps, sales and freebies. Organize apps in your own customized Wish List...

  • Lifestyle

    Wired App Guide

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    3.50 (18)
    iOS iPad

    Download the new WIRED App Guide for 400 reviews of essential tools for every type of smartphone user. Produced by the editors of WIRED magazine in collaboration with Gizmodo. From Angry Birds to...

Official Gmail App Arrives for iPhone and iPad [Updated]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Google announced the release of an official Gmail app for the iPhone and iPad today. The app offers direct access to Gmail email accounts, including threaded conversation views, spam reporting, and more. Gmail is free and universal to work with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, with an interface optimized for the latter’s larger screen.

The full list of Gmail’s features is as follows:

  • Receive notification badges for new messages
  • Read your mail with threaded conversations
  • Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting, and reporting spam
  • Keep track of important messages with priority inbox
  • Auto-complete contact names as you type
  • Send and receive attachments
  • Search through all your mail

Though the app just hit the App Store a few minutes ago, I’m already seeing a lot of complaints about it on Twitter. Most are noting that it offers little more than the mobile web version of Gmail that can be accessed through Safari, like only displaying a limited number of messages in any folder. Also, the Gmail app doesn’t work with Google Apps email accounts, which is disappointing to those who pay Google for hosted email and other services.

Adding insult to injury, push notification appears to be broken with users seeing a “no valid ‘aps-environment’ entitlement string found for application” error message upon opening the app. Hopefully, Google will release an update soon to fix this since it’s a feature wanted by many Gmail users if the number of apps offering this by other developers in the App Store is any indication.

UPDATE: Google tweeted a few minutes ago that Gmail has been removed from the App Store in order to fix the push notifications error:


  • Productivity

    Gmail - email from Google

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    4.00 (1858)
    iOS Universal

    Get the official Gmail app for your iPhone or iPad. The newly redesigned app brings the best of Gmail with real-time notifications, multiple account support and search across your entire inbox. With...

Apple Brings ‘GarageBand’ to iPhone and iPod touch

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Today Apple announced the release of a version of its popular music creation application, GarageBand, that’s compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch. Version 1.1 of GarageBand is now available in the App Store for $4.99 and it is a free upgrade to existing owners of the app.

Beyond adding compatibility for the iPhone and iPod touch, version 1.1 of GarageBand also includes several new features and enhancements:

  • Universal app designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Create custom chords for Smart Instruments
  • Support for 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures
  • Reset song key without transposing original recordings
  • Transpose songs in semitones or full octaves
  • Additional quantization options for recordings including, straight, triplet and swing
  • New audio export quality settings for AAC and AIFF (Uncompressed)
  • Arpeggiator available in Smart Keyboard
  • Adjustable velocity settings for Touch Instruments
  • Numerous enhancements, including automatic fade out and improved audio import options

GarageBand debuted for the iPad earlier this year and has been available for the Mac for several years now.

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    iOS Universal

    GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to...