The Best Alternative for Every Pre-Loaded iPhone App

The iPhone comes with a bunch of apps you never use. Some of them are poorly implemented. Others are lacking important features. Fortunately, there's a whole world of developers offering some very viable third-party alternatives. You still can't delete the apps your iPhone comes with, but here are some alternatives… » 9/27/14 12:00pm 9/27/14 12:00pm

Turn Your Photos Into Kaleidoscopic Eye Candy With This Dope App

Not every photo you take on your phone will be good. Many will be terrible. Until now, we've used filters in Instagram or Twitter to give these flops a little spunk. Well a new iOS app called Fragment takes a different approach to filters: Rather than adding a gauzy haze over your images, it shatters them. » 12/19/13 4:20pm 12/19/13 4:20pm

What Your Favorite iPhone Apps Might Look Like in iOS 7

iOS 7 is basically going to cure cancer, save the world and figure out which coconut water brand is the best. Or well, probably not. What it will do is put every current iPhone app on notice. The visual changes to iOS 7's core functionality is so dramatic that it will make every other app look like outdated garbage.… » 7/19/13 11:00pm 7/19/13 11:00pm

The Best iPhone Apps of the Week: You Know, For Kids

One of the very great pleasures of being an (imbecilic) adult is going to department stores to buy something painfully mundane and taking a detour through the toy department. YOU CAN BUY ALL OF THIS STUFF. It's there, for you, to buy, and you don't have to ask anyone's permission. I've, uh, been at Target a lot the… » 7/05/13 6:01pm 7/05/13 6:01pm

How Many Apps Does an App Need to Sell to Be in the Top Apps List?

When the App Store was fresh and new, you'd see different apps pop up in the Top Apps list. Those Top Apps lists were actually usable. But ever since Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja and whatever else decided to squat down, it's the same damn apps over and over. So how popular does an app have to be to crack these lists? » 7/01/13 9:00pm 7/01/13 9:00pm

Three for iOS: Never Dress Inappropriately for the Weather Ever Again

Ugh, you'll say, another beautiful, gradient-hued, minimalist iOS weather app. Thanks—I've already got five. But Three is different, we promise. Sure you get just the basic weather info without tons of bells and whistles, but the one bell and/or whistle you do have is a phenomenal one. Three has made it so you'll… » 6/19/13 6:00pm 6/19/13 6:00pm

Native Instruments Makes a Portable Controller for Its Hot iOS DJ Apps

We're quite fond of both the iPhone and iPad versions of Traktor DJ. Rather than mimic the turntable rigs of yore, they're DJ apps admirably designed with interfaces tailored to touchscreen interfaces. Today, the app's developer, Native Instruments, announced small piece of hardware designed to control the apps. » 6/11/13 11:00am 6/11/13 11:00am