xRec, which appeared in the iTunes store on Saturday, promises to record everything on your iPhone's screen — including apps that prohibit screengrabs. If you're into that sneaky kind of thing, you better grab it fast, because we don't expect it to stay in iTunes very long.

UPDATE: A reader informs us that this app had been pulled from iTunes as of July 24th. Just as we suspected.


The app, which costs $2 assuming you can still get it, pops a throbbing red "record" notification bar while it's capturing video of whatever is on your screen, and can capture audio as well as video, saving both to your camera roll or other apps. This isn't the first such app. In fact, Giga reports xRec uses code from the similar app RecordMyScreen. And despite such activity being against Apple policy, beta versions of iOS7 inadvertently allowed screengrabs of SnapChats without notifying the sender. It's probably safe to assume that xRec, and the iOS7 loophole, will be squashed in short order by iTunes. [Giga via Cnet]

Thanks, Chris, for the tip.