Just in time for the holidays, Apple now supports in-app purchase gifting. Prior to the update, iPhone and iPad users could buy paid iOS apps or give loaded gift cards as gifts.
"Apps may enable gifting of items that are eligible for in-app purchase to others," the App Store Review Guidelines said. "Such gifts may only be refunded to the original purchaser and may not be exchanged.
Previously, the Guidelines said that apps should not allow the purchase of in-app... Read More »
This week, Apptopia released its list of the most-downloaded apps of 2018 in music, gaming, dating, travel, and more, first reported by Forbes. The apps that landed the top spots may not surprise you.
"Across the board in shopping, food and drink, music, dating, social, entertainment, and games, it's clear that the modern mobile consumer wants what she wants instantly, delivered when and where convenient," Gadi Eliashiv, CEO of marketing intelligence startup Singular, told Forbes.
The top apps are as... Read More »
Like the Insta Novel installments preceding it, The Metamorphosis works like an Instagram Story. The novel's cover art and page animations were created by artist César Pelizer with Hornet Inc, a production company.
Pelizer's interpretation of the main character is a bug-boy hybrid jumping on his bed, never quite reaching the window.... Read More »
Niantic, the company behind the popular mobile game, teased the feature last month. The announcement was officially made on Twitter about a week later.
"We want to give a special thanks to all the Trainers who have been patiently waiting for this feature. It's clear to us that our Trainers are the very best!" Pokemon Go... Read More »
You're driving your car as Waze guides you on your trip with the usual turn-by-turn directions. And now you feel like riding along hearing a song (side by side). In the past, you'd have to fire up a dedicated audio app to listen to your favorite tunes. Now, Waze is offering a simpler, safer, and more integrated approach.
Waze has added its own audio player through which you can... Read More »
There are hundreds of to-do apps to keep you organized and on track for your day. But what about things you don't want to do?
"ToDon't was created to make you happier and less anxious," the app's description reads. "We didn't just want to be another productivity (or anti-productivity) app."
Opening... Read More »
Spotify is testing a new option that could keep you more up to date with the artists you listen to and follow.
Now in the hands of several people chiming in on Twitter, a new What's New menu is popping up in their Spotify apps. The menu apparently points to new songs and albums from your favorite artists as a way of alerting you to music you'd probably like. One Twitter... Read More »
People are precariously balanced on ladders stringing lights on the roof, putting red and green garlands on everything, dragging a pine tree inside, and arranging all the ornaments--decorating is taken pretty seriously around the holiday season.
Making your house look HGTV-worthy doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. These apps can help.1. Pinterest
The New York Public Library released The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman as an Insta Novel on Wednesday. The story is NYPL's second installment in the popular Insta Novels series on Instagram (iOS, Android).
Gilman's short story was released in one part, instead of two like Alice in Wonderland. Readers eager to start the next Insta Novel can find The Yellow Wallpaper in NYPL's Stories bar.
Apple touted the cameras in new iPhones during the Apple event earlier this month. Presenters showed an image taken by one of the iPhones on the cover of Time and flipped through a slideshow of detailed, professional looking photos.
What users experienced when they took Snapchat selfies was sometimes less than professional. Dozens of tweets circulated... Read More »