Ollie, the little blue bird who serves as Twitterrific's mascot, has learned a new trick. In version 5.11.1 for iOS (universal, free with in-app purchases), you can now post from any account directly from the compose screen. Just tap your avatar go get a list of available accounts, select at and presto! You're good to go.Read More
Foursquare will add global mayorships back to Swarm, in addition to 100 new stickers.
Remember when that jerk Lou took over as mayor of your coffee place just as Foursquare removed that function, leaving you unable to usurp him for a whole year? Your reckoning is nigh.Read More
The busy iOS developers at Microsoft have released an update to Outlook that features a new address book and improvements to calendar.
First off, the People section now displays all contacts, not just the top few. Those who use Office 365 or Exchange Server at work can now search the global address list from the app.
Meanwhile, the calendar now offers a three-day view in landscape mode and an improved day picker. Additionally, you can now easily remove cancelled appointments.
Go and grab it and enjoy the newness now.
The folks at Todoist have released Todoist 10 for iOS, their most ambitious update yet. The changes further solidify my decision to go all-in on Todoist, and make me feel confident that I'll keep my promise to 5by5's Jordan Cooper to not use another task manager for 12 months. Why? Because data entry is so easy now, it's almost equal to the speed of using paper and pen. Here's my look at Todoist 10 for iOS.Read More
In September 2014, developer Greg Gardner received a call from Apple about his app, Launcher. "The short story is," Greg told me, "[Apple] told me to remove the widget or they'd take down the app. They also told me that they are usually restrictive when it comes to new functionality and that they sometime loosen the restrictions over time." Apparently that time has come, as Launcher returned to the App Store this week after a six-month absence.Read More
The iPhone is the best and most useful computer I've ever owned. To demonstrate this, I spent a week noting each time I used it. Whenever I took my iPhone out of my pocket, I recorded when, why and what app I used. The results are, to quote a certain Vulcan, fascinating.Read More
At this afternoon's Spring Forward event, Apple CEO Time Cook announced that his company has sold 700 million iPhones to date, making it the top selling smart phone in the world. That's a lot of iPhones and, fortunatley for Apple, a lot of happy customers. Tim noted that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are enjoying a 99% customer satisfaction, according to a recent survey.
Tim also briefly discussed Apple Pay. After just three months, the program has expanded from six supporting banks to over 2,500. Retail participation has nearly tripled in that same time period to almost 700,000 participants. Finally, Cook noted that Coca-Cola is rolling out vending machines that support Apple Pay. No more struggling with crinkled dollar bills!
Stay with Apple World Today all day for coverage and insights related to today's announcements.
Our take on the news:
Cook-led Apple is a rocketship.
Letterswirl for iPhone and iPad ($1.99, universal) feels like an artifact that was stolen from the land of Myst. Chimes, atmospheric music and an old-world, clockwork look create an effectively themed game. The fact that it's also challenging and fun is icing on the cake. Here's our look at the clever word game, Letterswirl.Read More
I was recently asked about saving voice mail messages that are on an iPhone. Specifically, someone had received an especially cute message from their son, and she wanted to keep it for posterity. That's a cute idea, so I looked around for a solution, which I found, and I'll explain here.Read More
Snow, llamas, snowboards, inclement weather! Snowman has released a teaser video for its upcoming game, Alto's Adventure. I've been playing with the beta builds for quite a while and I am liking it a whole heck of a lot. I'll have all the details when the app ships on February 19th.