Mobile Apps

Apple's new Clips iPhone app makes videos for Instagram, Facebook and more
July 21, 2017 at 7:56 am

A new Apple-exclusive video app called Clips has launched today alongside the company's refreshed iPad. It will allow users to edit photos and videos on the fly so that they can be shared straight to your social network of choice. Clips is designed to share your video and shots to other social networks, rather than…

If it’s real, Amazon’s chat app could make a lot of sense
July 17, 2017 at 7:56 am

Towards the end of last week, AFTV News published a scoop about Amazon Anytime, a messaging service that the company is believed to be working on with a bucketload of features including voice and video calling, cross-platform support, encrypted chats and even shared media and games. The media outlet noted that it had received screenshots…

Now you can pay for apps, Apple music and more with PayPal
July 12, 2017 at 8:57 am

iTunes is adding PayPal. From today, PayPal will be a payment option for iTunes customers in Canada and Mexico, with the US and other countries to follow "soon after" according to a PayPal blog post. The advantage of using PayPal is that you don't have to give your credit card or debit card details to every online…

Nokia 'regrets' health app backlash
July 10, 2017 at 7:54 am

Nokia took over health tech firm Withings in 2016 and recently replaced the Withings Health Mate app with a Nokia-branded version. Health Mate has been downloaded more than one million times from app stores. But many users have left one-star reviews, saying the new app removed popular features from the Withings version and had technical…

Time Warner Said to Invest $100 Million in Snapchat Shows, Ads
June 20, 2017 at 7:50 am

Time Warner Inc. will invest $100 million in producing TV-like shows and advertising on Snap Inc. over the next two years, in a push by the the media giant to reach young audiences on the social network, according to a person familiar with the matter. The deal will see Time Warner make shows for Snapchat…

'Pokémon Go' to get raid battles and simplified gyms
June 19, 2017 at 9:29 am

A year after Pokémon Go captivated the world with its location-based catch-athon, Niantic is making some changes. The biggest is raid battles, a concept that was teased in the very first trailer for the game. They'll launch "in the coming weeks" and take place at existing gyms, allowing groups of players to take on rare…

Monument Valley Just Got a Surprise Sequal
June 6, 2017 at 8:04 am

Three years after its debut, Monument Valley is getting a sequel — and it’s launching today on iPhone and iPad. (An Android version is coming “soon.”) The mobile puzzle game burst onto the scene in 2014, and its clever, approachable gameplay coupled with breathtaking, MC Escher-inspired visuals turned it into a runaway success. It's been…