Archive for the ‘iPad Apps’ Category

Apple’s decision to open certain segments of its mobile platform up to developers with iOS 8 was much lauded by the tech community, and from a day-to-day standpoint, the introduction of third-party keyboard support has been something of a godsend. The likes of SwiftKey, Fleksy and Swype have undoubtedly made our lives a great deal easier, but even these long-standing utilities don’t solve all of our issues and gripes with typing on a mobile device. Having to re-type the same phrases and words can prove tiresome, and even though AutoFill comes to our rescue at times, there are instances whereby we just repeat ourselves time and again. Luckily, though, there’s an app for that.

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VLC is rightly considered the best and most versatile video player of them all. Renowned predominantly for its ability to handle any and all file formats thrown at it, maker VideoLAN has been busily updating and improving its assortment of mobile variants, and today, has made a rather big announcement in this regard. The crux of it is that VLC will be returning to iPhone and iPad, having been in hiding since the launch of iOS 8; the Android version is now finally out of beta as VideoLAN also adds an app for Android TV (beta), and there are also new versions for Windows Phone and Windows RT – along with a few other notable updates across the wider VLC product range. So, not much, then.

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This great wireless printing app for iPhone and iPad has gone free for a limited period of time – usually costs $6.99. If you print to a wireless printer from your iPhone or iPad, then this is an app you definitely want.

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Have you ever wanted to just have a quick check of Reddit to see what’s going on? You know, just a quick peek to satisfy that Reddit urge that even the best of us have to succumb to once in a while. It can’t be helped and in fact, it should probably be nurtured. Because Reddit is awesome.

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The Facebook Messenger app for iOS has just been updated, bringing with it the much lauded iOS 8 share extension bound to make our experience richer and more convenient. Head on after the jump for further details on this development along with that important download link for the app itself.

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If you’re looking for a quick and no-nonsense way of transferring files from your Mac / PC to your iPhone or iPad in a wireless fashion, then this nifty app is all you need. And the best part: it has gone absolutely free – usually $1.99 – for a limited period of time on the App Store. We’ve got all the details and download link right after the break.

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Google has finally launched the rumored YouTube Kids app for its younger audience, and the piece of software is currently available for both the Android and iOS platforms. Details and download links to follow right after the jump.

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Looking forward to a Saturday app hunt? Here are a few paid iOS and Mac apps that have gone absolutely free on the App Store for a limited period of time, and you should download them right now. Check out our rundown for today right after the jump!

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Our smartphones and tablets are not only useful forms of communication, productivity and reference, but they also make for great entertainment devices, and as such, the likes of the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store are awash with some awesome titles. For a limited time, an immensely popular puzzler for iOS has gone completely free of charge, and if you’re looking for a challenging title with effortless pick-up-and-play-ability, then check the details below.

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Back before Apple brought widgets to Notification Center via the Today screen, one of the more popular widget requests was for something that showed the most recent tweets in a user’s timeline. There were plenty of options for just that in Cydia, the jailbreak store, and it was expected that such things would be equally popular once iOS 8 and its widgets shipped back in September.

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Microsoft has just updated its OneNote app for the iPad, bringing in a host of new features to the fore. And we’ll take a look at what’s new right after the jump.

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Want to explore the digital artist in you, but don’t have that much needed graphics tablet? Well if you’re a Mac user and happen to own an iPad, then you can simply turn your Apple slate into a graphics tablet with an app called Astropad. We take a closer look at what the app has to offer, right after the jump.

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Taking screenshots on iOS couldn’t be easier. Just by holding down the Home and sleep/wake buttons simultaneously, anyone can take a screenshot that is automatically saved to the device’s Camera Roll. Screenshots are great for showing developers what bugs look like, or just sharing something awesome with your friends. Some people even like to see what everyone else’s home screens look like and you’ll need to take a screenshot for that.

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Dropbox for iOS today received a major update that added a feature we have all been crying out for ever since the app first found its way onto the App Store: the ability to save any file directly to Dropbox without having to open the app.

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Even though Apple has, with iOS, sought to make it easy for us to capture photos and videos quickly before that Kodak Moment passes us by, there’s always a bit of a delay, and it’s the split-second wait while we open up the app, gather our composure, position the device and shoot, that can be the difference between a perfect, treasured snap and a blurred impression of the aftermath. The app we’re featuring today has made a name for itself on Google’s Android in the past for the speed in which it permits one to take photos, and with widget support also a part of the deal following the iOS 8 update, this is one tool that all amateur photographers should have in their armory.

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This handy iOS 8 extension lets you view a photo’s exif metadata right from Photos app on iPhone or iPad, and has gone free for a limited time. More details and download link can be found here.

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Running a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch offers many well-documented advantages over stock software, namely the ability to alter the functionality and UX in ways that Apple would simply never permit. But it’s not all a bed of roses, of course. Jailbreaks are, after all, the result of developers finding and exploiting holes within the Apple platform, so while the plus points of running jailbroken vs. untouched software may be enticing, you may also be afflicted by nastiness that would otherwise not have reached you. Case in point: a new proof-of-concept tweak that is not only dangerous, but potentially fatal to your device in that, as per the author, it will brick your device irreversibly once installed.

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Not impressed with your iPhone or iPad’s battery life? Then you should try out this app that has just gone free for a limited time – $0.99 value – and is available to download right away. Head over the jump for further details.

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Here’s a list of some of the best paid iOS, Mac, and Android apps out there that can be downloaded absolutely free for a limited time. Head over the jump for the rundown of the apps.

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It’s Valentine’s Day 2015, if you need some inspiration, here are five best free iOS apps for iPhone and iPad to add some convenience to your love life. Read on after the jump, for the complete list.

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