Jamie Holden

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The Best iPhone Apps You Should Download This Week

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Apple's 'unwritten rules' spark discontent among some app developers

Developers making use of new iOS features – even some shown off at the software’s launch – are finding their apps rejected by App Store staff<p>• Papers, Please app approved for iPad, but without nude body-scans<p>Developers and observers suspect there is a power struggle within Apple after a number of …

Robinhood lets you trade stocks for free on your iPhone

A next-generation brokerage is now open for business<p>Last year, a mobile stock brokerage named Robinhood opened to a small number of beta testers. At a time when most brokerages charge $7 to $10 for stock trades, Robinhood offered those trades for free. Its elegant mobile app for iPhone was built to …

The best iPhone apps for road trips

If you are planning a weekend holiday or about to embark on a spur-of-the-moment getaway, you might want to check out our list of the best road trip …

The best email apps for iPhone

If you still rely on email to communicate with friends and family, then check out our list of the best email apps for your iPhone.<p>Streamline the time …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

The best RPG apps for iPhone

A lot of people love role-playing games, aka RPG, but they are usually expensive and not all of them have much replay value. Most of the ones on our …

What Apps are on TNW Readers' Homescreens? Let's Find Out

The new #Homescreen app for iOS is a fun way to share, well, your iPhone’s homescreen on Twitter. Now the whole world knows that you care enough about Snapchat to keep it front and center. Now, thanks to the power of data collection, we can see just which apps are the favorites of TNW readers.<p>The …

Instacart Is Raising North Of $100 Million At A $2 Billion Valuation

Instacart, the home grocery delivery service that launched back in 2012, is close to raising a massive Series C round of funding north of $100 million, according to sources. The raise will value the startup at $2 billion, or more than quadruple the $400 million valuation of its Series B financing …

10 of the Best iPhone and iPad Apps from November 2014

With November now firmly behind us and December rapidly passing by, it’s time to take a look at the best new and updated apps for iPhone and iPad from last month.<p>From emoji-fying keyboards, to new ways to record a podcast, to ‘Tinder for new music’; we’ve got a lot of ground to cover.<p>Rinbw<p>Rinbw is …

Apple adds nine new Flyover locations to Maps, expands Siri movie listings to 6 new countries

Apple has been hard at work to provide behind-the-scenes enhancements to its Maps app and the Siri personal assistant service. With the enhancements, …

10 of the Best Android Apps from November 2014

November sure was a busy month for new apps and notable updates; from photo recognition, to launchers, to Biz Stone’s new app for sharing random thoughts.<p>Here are 10 of the essential new apps and updates that you should know about from November.<p>Yummly<p>If you’re an Android owning foodie, there’s a …

Spotify offers discounts on Premium subscriptions just in time for the holidays

Spotify appears to be getting into the festive spirit with the holidays just around the corner. The popular music streaming service is offering …

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul just released an app called Yo, Bitch

'Are you baby? SEND A YO B*TCH!'<p>The ouroboros of internet culture has found a way to eat itself all over. Aaron Paul, best known as Tobey Marshall in 2014's video game adaptation <i>Need for Speed</i>, had at one point played a character in the AMC sitcom <i>Breaking Bad</i>. On that show he had a catchphrase that …

Facebook, Google, And Twitter’s War For App Install Ads

An unexpected consequence of our love of apps is that now there’s just too damn many of them. The app stores are overcrowded, leaving developers desperate for a way to get their games and utilities discovered. That is why the app install ad has become the lifeblood of the mobile platform …

1U App Replaces Passwords With Your Face

“We believe in the complete and total eradication of the username and password,” says Hector Hoyos, president of Hoyos Labs, as he walks me through the process of using 1U, an app and subscription-based service that offers a novel approach to account logins. When I call up 1U on my iPhone to sign …

Six weeks with Google's Inbox -- and why it's back to Gmail for me

With as much time as I spend in my inbox, Gmail is like a virtual home. So when Google announced Inbox, a reimagined Gmail interface aimed at making …

The best fighting games for iPhone

Whether you prefer realistic fight games or fantastic displays of specialized moves, fighting apps have something for everyone. This is a popular …

The Runtastic Butt Trainer app features workout videos to tone your backside

Runtastic will soon be releasing its newest fitness app for iOS. The Runtastic Butt Trainer app helps you lose weight, “ditch the muffin top and …

The best reminder apps for iPad

If you are a busy person, or just have a hard time remembering things, then check out our list of the best reminder apps for your iPad.<p>This app will …

Deals: Huge Discount on Lifetime Of Unlimited Mobile Backup From IDrive for up to 5 Mobile Devices

Protect Your Digital Life With Unlimited Data Backup For Up To 5 Mobile Devices<p>Having a good backup system for our PCs and mobile devices is an essential that helps us all sleep better at night. Having one that’s quick, easy, and secure for our mobile devices is a big win – and today’s featured …

Starbucks now lets you order and pay through mobile... if you're in Portland

The Starbucks app's mobile ordering feature is finally here after months of speculation and anticipation -- and it's landed first in Portland, Oregon. <i>Naturally</i>. If you want to buy, say, an eggnog latte, you merely have to scroll through or search the menu, pick your items and your store of …

Facebook Relaunches Slingshot As A Snapchat Stories-Style Lifecasting App

Reply to unlock didn’t work. Neither did dropping the requirement and just letting people freely send photos and videos to each other. So today Facebook took yet another swipe at Snapchat with the re-release of its ephemeral sharing app Slingshot for iOS and Android.<p>Now you follow people like on …

What's On My Android - December 2014 Edition

Themeboard is a Fully Themeable Keyboard For iOS

Over the last few weeks there has been a bunch of great new iOS keyboards, like Crimson and Emojimo, but every now and then there’s another fresh idea that catches my eye.<p>Themeboard for iOS is a new keyboard that is entirely themeable; designers can make their themes available for in-app purchase …

Five Amazing Gifts For Smartphone Photographers

With the holiday season now upon us, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite smartphone accessories aimed photography enthusiasts.<p>All of these would make great gifts for the smartphone photographer looking to get a little bit extra out of their photography.<p>Presented in no particular …

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited time

Another day, another batch of awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that you can download right now for free. Yesterday’s post had eight nifty iOS apps …

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Humin Is a Clever iPhone App, but Needs Work

Humin, which tries to reinvent iPhone contacts, is on the right track. But it falls short, due to limitations and bugs.<p>One of the least-evolved features of your smartphone is the contacts list. Yes, it lets you designate certain people as favorites, for quicker access. It syncs across multiple …

Create Animated GIFs About Typefaces With This Cute iPhone App

The world is full of great typefaces. Now available for iPhone and iPad, Fontspiration is a cool new app for iOS that makes it a little easier to appreciate them on the go.<p>Built by Extensis, a company that also created the Suitcase Fusion font management software, Fontspiration has two main …

The top 24 iPhone apps on early adopter homescreens

The smartphone homescreen is among the world’s most valuable digital real estate. App-makers’ fortunes are often tied to how many active users they can attract and retain, so getting on your homescreen—where you’ll potentially see their icons dozens of times per day—is the holy grail.<p>Homescreen, a …

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