Every week, the editors and writers at iMore select some of our favorite, most useful, and most extraordinary apps. We're trying something new this week by extending the concept to some of our favorite media too. Let us know what you think of these picks (and this idea).
Accompanying the latest update to Whatsapp, the developers have now changed the pricing of the app bringing it in line with other platforms. Instead of charging $0.99 for the app, Whatsapp is now free to download and use for the first year. After that, a $0.99 subscription charge per year will incur.
Alongside the much anticipated update to the Google Maps application for iOS, the Maps team at Mountain View has gone ahead and pushed out a new version of the Maps SDK for iOS. This is the tool that iOS app developers need to put to work in order to incorporate Google Maps into their creations, and the latest version adds a couple of headline new features; street view and indoor maps.
Tumblr for iOS has been updated with an important security fix. According to Tumblr's blog post, there was an issue in the app that allowed for a user's password to be compromised in certain circumstances.
Google Maps 2.0 is now live in the App Store, and it brings with it a gaggle of new features, including an all new iPad interface, better navigations with live traffic, and a new, popular location finder called Explore, among other things.
Talk about turn-around time, no sooner did Vesper 1.002 fix some iOS 7 compatibility issues, than Vesper 1.003 comes along and adds Text Expander support. While iOS includes its own auto-correction feature that can do some of the same things, any Mac user worth their geek cred already lives in Text Expander, and this way all existing snippets will "just work" in Vesper, the same way they do everywhere else. Typing ubiquity.
Microsoft has released OWA for iPhone and iPad, letting users access their Outlook email, calendars, and contacts. These apps are enhanced versions of the Outlook Web App, with added functionality for iOS devices, including voice actions and the ability to receive push notifications. The OWA apps also require that your mailbox has been updated to the latest version of Office 365 in order to work.
Rogue Amoeba on Tuesday released Airfoil Remote, a companion application for iOS devices operating on the same networks as Macs that use Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil for Mac software. It's a rebadged and relaunched version of Kai Aras' Reemote application, which Rogue Amoeba has acquired.
If you're a Candy Crush addict, you'll want to hit the App Store right away in order to pick up the newest episodes that have just been added, Pudding Pagoda and Licorice Towers. These two level packs now bring the total number of levels to a staggering 395.
Ohai is a new, app.net-based app by former Pocket developer Steve Streza that leverages their infrastructure, like their licensed places database and their file storage API for photos, to let you keep a geo-located journal of all the places you go, things you see, and feelings you have.