For UK folks, the BBC iPlayer app is a must have if you like watching TV on the go. Perhaps the biggest source of frustration, though, has always been the somewhat lacklustre video quality should you be watching over a cellular connection, be that 3G or LTE. Fortunately, the BBC has taken action and is pushing an update into the App Store that promises to remedy the issue.
It's been a while since Apple last pushed out an update to iMovie for Mac, but the latest one currently pushing out should make it better to work with your iMovie for iOS projects on your Mac. The update isn't particularly sizeable -- it downloaded just over 22MB for me -- but promises stability improvements and improves compatibility for projects imported from iMovie for iOS.
The App Store free app of the week often throws up some great apps, and this week is no exception. Gameloft's Asphalt 7 - Heat is this weeks selection to be had for no outlay, and fans of racing games should definitely go take a look.
This week sees Europe's annual cheese-fest, otherwise known as the annual Eurovision Song Contest. About this time every year, contenders from across Europe descend upon the nation that won the year before, and prepare to do battle in the Euro-pop arena. I'm not a fan myself, but plenty of folks are -- around 100 million people are expected to tune in to watch the contest live. And, to enhance the experience a little further, is the official Eurovision Song Contest app for iOS.
ABC has updated its player app with a new name and live streaming capabilities, allowing a limited set of users to watch ABC programming live. While the rest of the app remains largely unchanged, still letting users stream previous episodes of ABC’s shows, a new section called Live has been added to the toolbar.
Since the day I got my first Mac, I have greatly disliked iPhoto. In theory, it's an excellent application, but in practice, it's a slow unstable mess. The Mac, iPhone, and iPad are all excellent devices for viewing and editing photos in and of themselves, but why is it nearly impossible for all three of them to work together? And, more importantly, what should Apple do to improve the experience?
Pinterest for iPhone and iPad has been updated with a few new features including the ability to send a pin to someone (iPhone only) and push notifications for comments, likes, and repins, suggestions for search. You can also invite friends to pin with you on group boards, pin from the web, and mention your friends in comments.
Square has just announced the Square Stand and made it available for pre-order which will begin shipping in July. The Square Stand now gives Square merchants the ability to not only secure their iPad to protect against theft, but has a card reader built right in along with the ability to pair with other Square hardware out of the box.
Adobe Connect Mobile has just been updated to version 2.1 and brings with it lots of new features as well as several enhancements to existing ones. New key features include Adobe Presenter quiz tracking, two-way video conferencing, optimization for both the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, and more.
Just like physical copies of books, some books in iBooks can be pricey at times. While you can go to a store and open a physical book and browse through it before committing to a purchase, what about buying online?
As it happens, iBooks will let you download a sample of most books before deciding to buy. Follow along and we'll show you how.