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Apple announces iOS 8.1 with Camera Roll, iCloud Photo Library

As part of its October press event, Apple announced several upcoming features it is adding to iOS 8.1. The next major release of iOS 8 will see the return of the popular camera roll, which was replaced in iOS 8 much to the chagrin of iOS...

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Apple reminds us how much less fragmented iOS is, digs at Android

iOS has the advantage of being a far less fragmented platform than its primary competitor, and Craig Federighi took the stage at Apple's special event today to remind us of that very fact. Using the adoption of iOS 8 as an example, Federighi noted...

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Apple disables blood glucose monitoring for UK and Australian Health app users

Apple is disabling the blood glucose tracking feature of its Health app due to measurement problems reported by users in the UK and Australia. According to CNET, Apple is releasing a software patch to disable this feature until a subsequent update...

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Reddit acquires popular iOS app Alien Blue

Despite its stunning popularity and influence across the internet, Reddit has lacked an official app for actually using the service on mobile devices. They have an AMA (ask me anything) app, but nothing for everyday use. This has left users to...

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CleanUp for iOS will quickly trash unwanted photos

CleanUp is a terrific, free utility for iOS that has only one job -- it quickly deletes photos cluttering up your iDevice. You might wonder why you'd need such a thing. The answer is that Apple's method is a bit cumbersome. You can get a thumbnail...

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Skype for iOS updated for optimized iPhone 6 experience

Microsoft has released a new update for Skype's iOS app offering users with the larger iPhone 6 and 6+ an optimized user interface. In addition, the app now allows users to mark individual conversations as read/unread, disable notification sounds...

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Drafts 4 brings a new hope to a favorite iOS utility

Drafts lives in my dock on both my iPad and iPhone. Any time I start to write anything on my iOS device, I start writing it in Drafts, because I know that I can leave it, switch to another app, or several other apps, and when I come back to Drafts,...

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WorldRelay Tuner lets you create your own micro-channel on iOS

WorldRelay Tuner (free) is a fascinating variation on the many radio tuner apps available. This app gives you audio and video streams, lets you save favorites, and watch or listen to what you want. It also includes live streaming cameras from a...

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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free TinyScan Pro - PDF...

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Skype Qik wants to become your "go to" video message app

After acquiring and retiring the Qik video streaming app, Skype has relaunched the service as Skype Qik: Group Video Messaging, a drop-dead-easy video messaging app. Similar to iMessage video chat, the app allows you to message your friends and...

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Keep personal photos out of collections with iOS 8's "hide photo" feature

Apple's Collections feature for photos in iOS is a wonderful way to keep track of your memories and easily present them when it's time to show off. Photos are automatically sorted into smart groups based on the time and location they were taken,...

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Here's a first: A video app that takes HDR

I've always liked the flexibility that HDR photography provides in difficult lighting conditions, and I've often hoped I could use the same technology for video. If you have a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you don't have to wait. Live HD/R (US$2.99) is...

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Songwriter Jonathan Mann uses iOS QuickType for lyrics inspiration

Last month, YouTube songwriter Jonathan Mann made light of the iOS 8.0.1 update that went awry with a catchy tune for the team at Apple that was responsible for the debacle. Now, the musician is back with another tune about Apple's new QuickType...

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This Weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Gin Rummy HD [iOS...

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All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you...

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PhotoDirector: Impressive new iOS photo editing app

PhotoDirector (free with one in-app purchase) is new to iOS but the company that created it, CyberLink, has an impressive product line that features photo editors for Mac and Windows. The app debuts with some impressive editing features...

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