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"iOS apps" news, interviews, and features

News about iOS apps

  • App Store broke its sales record on New Year's Day

    Appy New Year! (Sorry, I had to) Apple announced that January 1, 2015, was "the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history," with customers spending nearly half a million dollars on both apps and in-app purchases on that day alone.

  • Give your brain a workout with Lumosity

    There are several activities that you can do to keep your mind sharp. Some people like crossword puzzles or Sudoku. Perhaps you're more into trivia, or word problems. Or maybe you're hip to quick games designed to work out your brain through various exercises.

  • Hands-on with the new mobile Sonos apps

    A decade after entering the field, Sonos leads the multi-room audio market, thanks in large measure to software controllers that make its hardware exceedingly easy for consumers to install and operate. Now the company is preparing to ship its first from-the-ground-up redesign of those controllers. Most Sonos users will be happy with the changes.

  • Apple's rumored Healthbook app will reportedly look a lot like Passbook

    Apple's long-rumored iWatch will dig deeper into your health than any other wearable on the market if reports about its Healthbook app prove true. The app, which is expected to anchor iOS 8 and Apple's first wrist computer, will combine the greatest hits of other wearables--vital stats, activity, and sleep--in one centralized spot so you never have to leave Apple's ecosystem.

  • Apple's new Sharing Selfies section signals impending apocalypse

    First Oxford Dictionaries legitimized the selfie by declaring it the Word of the Year for 2013. Then Ellen DeGeneres broke Twitter with a star-studded selfie at this year's Oscars. Now Apple's gone and created a whole new "Sharing Selfies" section in the App Store. The selfie's domination is complete.

  • Facebook finally shakes things up with Paper, the front page for your life

    Facebook wants to be the newspaper for your life: the place where you go to find out if your friends are getting married or having babies or graduating from college, the place you go to read viral news stories. But the old interface has grown clunky. Facebook needed to break its own mold. So Thursday, the company introduced a new iOS app: Paper.