Apps & Software

News Corp. Finally Unveils The Daily

Ending months of rumors, leaks and anticipation, News Corp. and Apple finally launched The Daily today, unveiling what’s likely to be a gamechanger for iPad apps and online news sources alike. The 100-page magazine will be published every morning, with the possibility for updates throughout the day should there be breaking stories, …

What To Make of Apple’s Winter Weather Icons

If you’re experiencing the horrible Snowmageddon that is about to dump its freezing wrath on your city (or already has), I commiserate with you. Chances are you’re stuck inside an office building like me, constantly checking your dashboard widget, phone or tablet to see if the snow has taken over the world outside blocking you from …

App of the Week: Ancestry for iPad

Popular genealogy website Ancestry.com recently updated its iPhone app to version 2.0 and brought a new iPad-specific interface along for the ride.

The app provides direct access to your Ancestry.com family trees so you can view, add and edit information about your family members wherever you’ve got an internet connection.

The …

Apple Tightens App Store Rules on In-App Purchases

Apple wants to have control over what content you are selling within your app. Among the recently declined was Sony’s iPhone application, which would have sold e-books and materials from the Sony Reader Store as an in-app purchase. Sony digital reading division president Steve Haber said that Apple told them that all …

“Credit Card Bait” In-App Purchases Worries Parents

Although many apps are free in the App Store, a lot of them require in-app purchases to use all the functionalities of the program. The problem occurs when people don’t realize that they are being billed large amounts. According to one group, a lot of times these purchase trap apps are games targeted toward kids, who click on the costly …

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