iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Slidely shows how iOS 8 extensions can help you create video postcards Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:10:26 +0000 Read More]]> One of highlight features in the upcoming iOS 8 software update is extensions, it allows developers to access core functionality of the iOS without sacrificing on intuitiveness or security. With extensions developers can tie into Apple’s sharing sheet, add custom actions, access iCloud drive, notification centre, enable custom keyboards and more.

Apple has introduced a dedicated API for the photos app called “PhotoKit”. Adding filters or editing photos has become increasingly popular practice. iPhone camera is the most popular mobile camera in the world so providing a new API to make editing photos easier is a great benefit for users.

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The photography category in the App Store is filled with image editing apps and perhaps most users own more than just one. iOS 8 will allow developers to offer native user interface within the Photos app to embed third-party filters and editing tools.

With a tap of the Action button, you can do things like assign a photo to a contact or print a document. iOS 8 allows developers to extend those capabilities. For instance, a developer could make it possible to watermark documents, add something to a wish list, or translate text to a different language.Apple

Slidely is a video postcards app that allows you to select up-to 15 videos and photos, select a theme, music theme and create a video postcard for you. The developers shared a sneak peek of the upcoming update for iOS 8 with us.

The video shows launching the Photos app selecting few photos and videos and then creating a video postcard without ever leaving the app. This makes the entire workflow so easy that we expect people to become more creative with their photos on Instagram, Twitter and Vine.

Prior to iOS 8 if one had to apply any third-party edits, it would require importing photos into the third-party app, applying edits and then exporting it. The best part about extensions is that it does not require you to download any extra app from the App Store. If you download an app from the App Store supports extensions it will be automatically available for you to use.

iOS 8 will be available for download on September 17 just two days before iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus go on sale. The update brings many more enhancements that include all new Messages app, iCloud Drive, custom keyboards, Health app, continuity and much more.

What do you think about the demo video shared by Slidely? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

]]> 0 Starbucks Adds Passbook Support to Its iPhone App, As Promised Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:55:09 +0000 Read More]]> Starbucks Passbook iPhone 5 iOS 6

Late last month, following the release of iOS 6, Starbucks promised its customers that Passbook support would be arriving at the end of September. Although the Seattle based company was slightly late on its promise, support for Apple’s Passbook was added in an update to the Starbucks iPhone app.

Customers can now store gift cards and use QR codes on the phone to quickly pay for food and drinks. Although this was already a feature in Starbuck’s app, it will now be synced with all of a user’s gift cards and boarding passes, allowing them easy access to them at any moment.

Passbook gives Starbucks customers updates when they are near their favorite stores and automatically puts up a notification with a link to the gift card for payment. Other apps that use the Passbook feature include Ticketmaster, American Airlines, Fandango, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Major League Baseball, Eventbrite, and McDonalds.

The Starbucks app is available in the App Store [Link] as a free download and can detect when iOS 6 is installed, prompting the user to install the app on Passbook.

{Via MacRumors}

]]> 1 Apple Updates iLife Apps for iOS with Minor Tweaks and Upgrades Wed, 02 May 2012 18:57:04 +0000 Read More]]>

Over the past year, Apple added a number of new applications to its App Store and ported over some of its existing Mac applications over to the iOS platform, such as iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie. Late Tuesday, Apple posted updates for all of the following apps: iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, and Cards.

iPhoto received a minor update for bug fixes and enhancements, as well as a minor UI tweak, adding a button to allow users to send out journals uploaded to iCloud. This would allow users to share the journal with one click. Cards, a rather simple Apple app, allows users to amake and send physical cards, straight from the app and integrates into Apple’s iOS ecosystem with the use of iTunes gift cards and such.

Any noticeable changes for the Cards app is currently unknown. iMovie received a minor fix allowing users to add their own personal movie soundtracks to a project, as well as minor stability improvements. GarageBand received the most stability improvements, fixing a bug that crashed the app when users tried to upload songs to iCloud or attempted to connect to SoundCloud.

These stability and UI improvements will likely continue over the course of several months, and as iPad and iPhone generations pass, until the mobile app operates very similar to that of the desktop.

{via CNET}

]]> 0 Apple’s New ‘Cards’ App for iPhone Makes Sending Greeting Cards Simpler Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:27:14 +0000 Read More]]> Cards App for iPhone 4S-1

One of the things that iPhones and other iOS devices have done is made it easier for people to keep in touch with each other. Now that includes beautiful, high quality note cards as well.

Cards {Free} is a new app that requires iOS5, but works on iPhones, iPod touches, or iPads. It offers 21 choices in several different themes such as Thank You, Holiday, Birthday, Travel, etc.

Once you’ve decided on the style of card you wish to send, you can add a photo by either taking one right within the app, or you can select one from your photo gallery. You then go on to change the message on both the outside and the inside of the app. There are not a lot of options for editing the design, but that may be an advantage since it keeps things simple and quick.

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Lastly you add the addresses to your card, both the sender’s and the recipient’s. The placeholders are tied to your address book, so you can simply select someone from your list and their information is put in place. Or you can type it in yourself. And the address is checked against the (U.S.) postal service database to make sure it will get to where it’s going.

After that it’s simply a matter of pressing the “Buy Now” button and your beautifully made, high-quality card is on it’s way. To top it off, you’ll receive a notification on your iOS device when your card is delivered. All this quality and service comes reasonably priced. If you’re mailing it within in the U.S., it’s just $2.99 or if you’re more globally connected it will cost you $4.99 – about the cost of a regular greeting card, without requiring the trip to the store and the post office.

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With creating and sending greeting cards being this simple and reasonably priced, you simply have no excuse not to keep in touch with even those less technology-connected individuals.

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]]> 1 Promo Codes Giveaway: Word Solitaire Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:07:08 +0000 Read More]]> free-apps-redeem-promo-code-iphone3

Word Solitaire

Word Solitaire puts a brilliant new spin on a classic favorite. The clever blend of word creation and traditional solitaire will hook you immediately!

Drag letters onto each other to arrange them into words. Flip over cards to expose more letters and complete the level by using all provided letters in the creation of words. The longer your words, the higher your score. Then, brag to your friends by tweeting your highest scores and fastest times right from the app!

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