Lightroom, the free photo editing app from Adobe, has been updated for the iPhone and iPad. The new 1.3 version includes some features that Adobe says will make editing images faster, along with a quicker way to find photos.
SwiftKey's trace-typing "Flow" feature is now available to iPad users, part of an update that's bringing emoji support, new languages, and more to iPhone and iPad users. SwiftKey has been one of our favorite custom keyboards for iPhone and iPad from the start, but the lack of trace typing on the iPad was maddening. That's no longer an issue.
Mail Pilot version 2.0 is now available for both iPhone and iPad and includes a lot of refinements and new features that make your inbox even easier to manage. With the addition of iCloud sync, better gestures, and enhanced navigation, Mail Pilot 2 transforms your emails into individual tasks so you can get things done even faster.
Castro, the podcast player app by Supertop, is bold but minimalist by design. It also makes use of gestures for several of its more handy features. If you've been using Castro but haven't poked around enough to find them yet, here's what you need to know.
There are a ton of veritable sketching, drawing, and handwriting apps out and about on the App Store, but the one that holds a special place in my dock is FiftyThree's Paper. The app's won many a convert for its excellent drawing tools, previously encumbered by an $8 in-app purchase; as of Thursday, however, those tools are now completely free for everyone and anyone to scribble to their heart's content.
Hot off her Super Bowl XLIX halftime show performance, singer-songwriter-ascendent-pop-queen Katy Perry is poised to get her very own mobile game. The as-of-yet untitled game is being developed by Glu Mobile, the same company that inflicted Kim Kardashian: Hollywood on the world.
News junkies, listen up: Reuters has just launched a new app for iOS called Reuters TV. As you might suspect, the app offers up on-demand access to video coverage of news events around the world, directly from Reuters. One of the cooler features, called "Reuters Now" even lets you create a customized news show based on your interests.
Two well reviewed educational iPhone and iPad apps from San Francisco-based developer Launchpad Toys, Toontastic and TeleStory, are now free to download from the App Store. The change comes on the same day Launchpad Toys announced they are being acquired by Google.
Sports apparel company Under Armour has announced plans to acquire two leading fitness-themed apps: Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The two deals, which are scheduled to close before the end of the first quarter of 2015, will cost Under Armour a total of $560 million, with $475 million to acquire MyFitnessPal, and another $85 million for Endomondo.
Big iOS updates, bigger app bundles, and 16GB devices have many an iPhone and iPad user tearing their hair out when it comes to doing just about anything. But there's a better way than manually deleting images on your phone or removing apps — it just requires a nearby Mac.