Monthly Archives: April 2012

Q’ed Offers Netflix DVD Queue Management on iPhone and iPad

Netflix, the company that offers DVD rentals by mail and online streaming of movies and television shows, removed the ability for members to manage their DVD rental queue from its iPhone and iPad app last year. This move, which was decried by many if the comments on the company’s blog post announcing the change was… Read more »

ChatterBlocker for iPhone Blocks Out Unwanted Conversations

With my iPhone as my default MP3 player, it’s a handy tool to drown out other noises and focus on my work. However, there are situations where listening to music isn’t all that effective at blocking out other sounds and The Sound Guy has come to the rescue for those times with the release of… Read more »

Clear for iPhone Gets New Themes, Shake to Undo, More

Clear, the streamlined and gesture-driven to do app by Realmac Software, Impending, and Milen that debuted in February, has received an update adding several new features. Clear 1.1, which hit the App Store this morning, features new color themes, a shake to undo feature and more. The full list of what’s new is as follows:… Read more »

Plants vs. Zombies for iPhone and iPad Gets New Mini-Games, Leaderboards, More

Though we normally leave iOS game coverage to our sister site, TouchArcade, I couldn’t help but note a significant update to one of my favorite games that hit the App Store today. Version 1.9.2 of PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies became available today, adding new mini-games and game modes, Game Center leaderboards, coin packs to buy… Read more »

Yellow Pages for iPhone Offers Free Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Voice Guidance

Avantar’s free Yellow Pages app received a significant update recently, adding free turn-by-turn navigation with voice guidance. Yellow Pages has been available for iOS devices for several years now, debuting in October 2008 shortly after the App Store itself opened and it became universal with the release of the first-generation iPad in 2010. To access… Read more »

Bluetooth OnOff Brings 1-Step Bluetooth Control to iPhone and iPad

Turning Bluetooth on or off on an iPhone or iPad takes several steps, a process that can be a little frustrating for such a simple task. Though those who jailbreak their devices have an easily-accessible switch to accomplish this via utilities like SBSettings, non-jailbreakers have had to make do with the 4-step Settings/General/Bluetooth tap dance…. Read more »

Apple Updates Cards iPhone App for Mother’s Day

Apple updated its Cards app for the iPhone today, adding several new card designs for Mother’s Day next month (celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the U.S. and several other countries). Version 1.1 of Cards also adds new card designs for other categories including birthdays and thank you and get well cards. The… Read more »

Adobe Reader for iPhone and iPad Gets PDF Markup, Form Completion, More

Adobe, the California-based software giant, has released a major update to its Adobe Reader iOS app that first debuted in October. Version 10.2.0 of Adobe Reader gets several new features, including the ability to mark up PDF files with virtual sticky notes, freehand drawing and highlighting, strikethrough and underlining tools plus the ability to complete… Read more »

How to Find Paid Apps Gone Free on

For those who like to shop, there are few things in life more satisfying than finding a great deal on something you want. Though it’s pretty much impossible to find tangible items in stores that are free without applying your own five-finger discount, this is not true for apps. From time to time, some developers… Read more »