• Dungeons & Dragons Coming To iOS Later This Year As Wizards Of The Coast Teams Up With Playdek

    March 26th at 12:56pm / TechCrunch / 0 opinions

    A new partnership between mobile game publisher Playdek and Wizards of the Coast, famed creator of Magic: The Gathering and other tabletop games will bring Dungeons & Dragons to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch later this year. Playdek will be developing officially sanctioned and licensed titles that bring various Wizards of the Coast tabletop experiences to iOS devices, with the first such…

  • With Help From Facebook Timeline, Viddy Becomes Top Free iPhone App

    April 18th at 7:14pm / TechCrunch / 0 opinions

    With the skyrocketing popularity and billion-dollar sale of Instagram, there’s an ongoing race to apply Instagram’s wildly successful photo sharing model to mobile video. There are a number of startups vying to claim the “Instagram for Video” title, with Socialcam, Viddy, Klip, Mobli, and even the infamous Color all in the running. Yet, today brings evidence that Viddy may now be the one to beat, as the social video sharing app became the top free iPhone app on the App Store — with much of that growth e...

  • Apple activates weekly App Analytics emails for devs, admits screen color management app onto iOS App Store

    March 8th at 7:11am / AppleInsider / 0 opinions

    Apple on Monday announced a new iTunes Connect feature that lets developers opt in to weekly App Analytics updates via email, while approving screen temperature and brightness management app FlexBright for iOS App Store sale.

  • gTar iPhone Guitar Disappoints as an Educational Instrument

    January 24th at 11:28pm / The Next Web / 0 opinions

    Learning to play the guitar is hard. Lessons are expensive and if you want to teach yourself, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Some will recommend music theory – the basic rules that govern all musical instruments – while others will tell you to just grab some tabs and begin strumming....

  • Cleverbug’s Personalized Birthday Card App Downloaded 25K Times In First Three Weeks

    February 13th at 10:24am / TechCrunch / 0 opinions

    Cleverbug, a smartphone app that uses social network data to improve printed birthday cards, first launched in mid-January. The company tells me that as of early February, the app was downloaded 25,000 times by users in 89 countries, with 2.5 million birthdays now in the system. The app integrates with your Facebook account, so it can remind you when people’s Facebook friends’ birthdays are…

  • Clear: Why This Simple To Do List App Has Everyone Talking

    February 14th at 7:58pm / TechCrunch / 0 opinions

    Clear, the heavily-anticipated touch-based to-do list app, is launching in the iTunes App Store tonight. And by heavily anticipated, I mean this app was getting tech blog coverage based on demos, previews and teaser videos. Why the big draw for what’s typically been a rather ho-hum app category, the lowly to-do list? Clear is pure eye candy, for starters. But it’s also representative of a major leap forward in smartphone app design, as it’s been built from the ground up for the touch interface. The app ...

  • Polarsteps automates your travel blogging

    March 22nd at 4:43pm / TechCrunch / 0 opinions

    Travel is fun and glamorous and all, but we all know what packing your backpack and heading for the amazon is really about: Making your friends and family a deep shade of jealous green. Amsterdam-based Polarsteps just raised a seed round to help making that easier. The company raised a modest €500,000 ($563k) in seed funding from Silver Point Ventures and TMG last week.

  • Peek: A Simple, Beautiful Calendar App for iPhone

    January 30th at 3:28pm / The Next Web / 0 opinions

    First up, it’s worth noting here that we’ve seen a slew of so-called smart calendar apps come to the fore over the past year or so – there’s Readdle’s Calendars 5, Any.Do’s Cal, Tempo and Sunrise for starters. And now there’s Peek Calendar, which is entering the fray with its own unique take on what a mobile calendar could and should look like....

  • Tu Go app lets O2 UK customers use their mobile number with any iOS or Android device

    March 1st at 9:17pm / The Verge / 0 opinions

    A new app called Tu Go, developed by Telefonica for O2, may be rough around the ages, but still ranks as one of the most promising pieces of software we've seen come from a wireless provider. Available now for iOS and Android, the app lets O2 UK customers use their mobile number with any other iOS or Android device they own — so long as it has Wi-Fi, of course. Once installed and authenticated, you'll be able to place voice calls and send text messages from Tu Go, just as you would on your primary...

  • 4sqwifi Uses Foursquare To Show You Nearby WiFi Locations And Their Passwords

    November 23rd at 8:47am / TechCrunch / 0 opinions

    Foursquare, and most of the apps built on top of the location service’s developer platform, are great for exploring the physical world for entertainment. But a new iPhone app called 4sqwifi (download here) offers something that could help those of us who need to be productive remotely — a way to see nearby wifi locations, and the passwords to go with them. Those of you who have been stuck needing to send an urgent work email while experiencing poor smartphone data reception will understand why this app ...

  • Coachella 2016 to support Apple Pay transactions with new Square Reader, hand out prizes via iBeacon

    April 7th at 7:51am / AppleInsider / 0 opinions

    Revelers at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be able to pay for food, drinks, merchandise and more with their iPhone and Apple Watch thanks to a partnership with Square, which is supplying on-site vendors with Apple Pay-compatible mobile card readers.

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