Apps

Today’s Best iOS & Mac App Deals: Better Habits, LumaFusion, more

In today’s best iOS and Mac app/game deals, we have some solid price drops on Better Habits, Vocabulary, Enlight and more. You’ll find a complete list of today’s absolute best apps curated by hand down below:<p>Today’s Best iOS App Deals:<p><b>iOS Universal:</b> Lists To do: <b>FREE</b> (Reg. $1)<p><b>iOS Universal:</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

AudioStretch slows down songs and videos to make learning music easier

AudioStretch is a “music transcription tool.” It’s a universal iOS app that slows down music, and/or changes its pitch, so you can learn to play songs. We’ve covered another of these, Capo Touch, before on <i>Cult of Mac</i>, but AudioStretch is both easier to use, and — in a recent update — added the …

iOS

A dark mode for YouTube’s mobile app is spotted in the wild

Last spring, YouTube rolled out a massive update to its desktop site that included a redesign, faster underlying framework, and the addition of a dark mode. Now, that dark theme may be making its way to the YouTube mobile app, as well.<p>The change was recently spotted by MacRumors (by way of Reddit), …

Technology

How to compare and restore previous versions of your Dropbox files

Did you know that when you make changes to a file you have in your Dropbox, Dropbox actually remembers those changes? In fact, it remembers unlimited versions of your files for 30 days. That means that you can go back and recover a single deleted sentence from a text file, for example, but it also …

Software

YouTube Currently Testing New Dark Mode for Mobile iOS App

YouTube appears to be in the testing phase of adding a new dark theme for its official iOS app, according to reports.<p>Some Reddit users revealed on Monday night that a new dark mode option was already live as an option in the Settings section of the app after updating to version 13.01.4.<p>However, as …

iOS Apps

WeChat Users Again Allowed to Send Tips After Apple and Tencent Reach Deal

Apple and Tencent, the company that owns the popular WeChat messaging app, have reached a deal that will let WeChat users resume sending in-app tips to content creators, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>Apple first asked Chinese social networking apps to disable tipping functionality back in May 2017 …

iOS

10 Top Tips for Smarter Social Media Marketing with the Buffer Mobile App

How often do you read and share an article on your phone? Or how often do you snap, edit, and share a photo with your phone?<p>If you like creating and …

Social Media Marketing

Snapchat update: How to use the new version of the app

Snapchat is rolling out a major new update, which is leaving some users confused and frustrated.<p>The company has made significant changes to the app, …

Social Media

These Are the Most Popular Apps of 2017

Not including games, Netflix was the world's No. 1 grossing app of 2017, a spot held by Spotify in 2016 and communication app Line in 2015, according to new data from mobile app analytics firm Sensor Tower.<p>"The streaming video giant saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510 million last …

Technology

Google Duo allows you to call people who don’t have the app

Duo is Google's video calling app, and it looks like the tech giant wants to spread the word about it. According to <i>Android Police</i>, Duo users can now call people who don't have the app installed and who haven't registered with the service. It works like any other Duo communication, except that at …

Technology (India)

Apple highlighting subscription apps w/ free trials in new App Store section

As it continues to showcase new types of content in the App Store, Apple has recently started highlighting popular subscription applications with free trials. The new section is located under the “Apps” section in the App Store and aptly titled “Try It For Free.”<p>In the section, Apple is currently …

Apple

Confide makes its iOS messaging app ‘screenshot proof’

Messaging app Confide, which was last year touted as a popular choice in Trump’s White House for staff wanting to leak intel to the press, has added protection against screenshotting to its iOS app.<p>The iOS app previously put some limitations on how users could screenshot contents when using the app …

Technology

Dell’s new app brings mobile notifications to the desktop

I’ll be honest, Dell wasn’t at the top of our list of must visit companies at this year’s CES, but the PC stalwart is actually showcasing a couple of interesting new products at the show. On the software front, mobile connect is a free offering that will be bundled with all new Dell computers.<p>The …

Technology

Aquarelo: A Beautifully-Designed Mac Color Utility

There are a seemingly endless number of ways to represent colors. Whether you’re a professional designer or developer, or someone who just wants to update a website template, you’ve undoubtedly come across several. The trouble with so many different formats is that it guarantees that at some point, …

Mac App Store

Lifesum health tracking app adds new AI image recognition feature for food logging

Lifesum, a popular calorie counter and nutrition tracking app on iOS, is rolling out a new image recognition feature that allows users to snap a picture of their food to log ingredients and nutrition information…<p>Lifesum says the tool uses the “latest machine learning technology” to recognize the …

Technology

Five Mobile Apps to Track Spending and Save You Big Money in 2018

Digital-based retail spending should crest at $500 billion by 2020, according to Forrester Research. And with all those digital shoppers tapping into …

Entertainment Industry

The Ultimate App for Dog Photos: BarkCam

The camera roll on my iPhone is jam packed with pictures of my dogs—there's just something about those fuzzy faces that demands to be adored and photographed so that the pictures can be adored as well. Then of course there's the sharing; #instadog #socute #sorryyouguysicantrestrainmyself. I've been …

Pets

How to download videos on Instagram

Follow this step-by-step guide to downloading Instagram videos<p>In the days of yore, Instagram was famed for its aspirational images – usually in …

Felix Dennis

Panic says it will soon stop selling its Transmit file manager app for iOS

Panic is behind a host of popular Mac and iOS apps, including Coda, Transmit, and Prompt. Starting soon, though, the team is taking one of those apps off of the iOS App Store…<p>Panic announced in a blog post recently that it is “suspending” the sale of Transmit for iOS “very soon.” Transmit is the …

Technology

Camera+ App Update Adds Ability to Transfer Applied Edits Between Images

Camera+ received an update on Friday that brings a handful of welcome UI and workflow improvements, while fixing a number of issues reported by users of the popular long-running photo app for iPhone and iPad.<p>Although the latest v10.10.12 update of Camera+ focuses on enhancing reliability, there are …

iPhoneography

Google Play Music 101: How to Create the Perfect Music Playlist

For those times when we need music grouped together for a specific task, we have playlists. Playlists are the next natural step after mastering your …

Gear & Gadgets

App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017

Global app revenue climbed 35 percent in 2017 to reach nearly $60 billion, according to a new report today from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which measured paid apps, subscriptions, and in-app purchases across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play. However, Apple is the one pulling n the …

Technology

Apple in good cheer over a billion-dollar Christmas and New Year’s on the App Store

The week after Christmas is a lazy one, but the App Store was working overtime. Apple triumphantly announced today that the late holiday season brought in more than a billion dollars in purchases on its mobile marketplace.<p>$300 million came in on New Year’s Day alone, presumably as everyone made …

Apple

Some apps were listening to you through the smartphone’s mic, says report

There may be a reason why that ol’ “Facebook is listening to you talk” conspiracy theory refuses to die – and not just because Facebook’s ad technology has gotten so good, it’s downright creepy. As it turns out, some apps are <i>actually</i> listening. Well, kind of! According to a recent report from The …

Technology

The best apps to help make your New Year’s resolutions come true

As the clock ticks down to 2018, many folks’ minds turn to the question of New Year’s resolutions, and all the ways that we’re going to better ourselves over the next twelve months.<p>Well, look no further than this list when it comes to the apps that will assist you on your quest. Whatever your goal, …

App Store

Telegram 4.7 adds multiple accounts and quick replies on Android

Telegram now supports up to three unique accounts/phone numbers.<p>Telegram is one of the world's most popular messaging services around, and with the …

Technology

These apps will help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

Almost half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Far fewer stick to them.<p>“Losing weight” and “exercising more” are among the most popular goals. A sizeable percentage of Americans also aim to “be a better person.”<p>TechCrunch reviewed apps that are designed to help people stay on track with …

Technology

What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?

You might have noticed a new end-of-year trend on Instagram the past few days. If so, you can thank 2017bestnine.com, a website that lets you automatically collect and collage your most-liked photos of 2017.<p>Best Nine has been around for a while, so many of you may be familiar with the tool already. …

Startups

The Most Popular Google Android and Apple iOS Apps of 2017

Which mobile app did people download the most in 2017? Which Android app? Which iOS app?<p>Glad you asked. Both Google (which makes Android) and Apple …

Tech Industry

How to Stop Apps From Listening in on Your TV Habits

That innocent-looking mobile game you just downloaded might just have an ulterior motive. Behind the scenes, hundreds of different apps could be …

Technology