Mailbox, the popular Gmail client for iOS has offered a new way we manage our emails. The update, released over three months after Mailbox appeared on the iPhone, is currently available on the iPad.
In fact, Mailbox for iPad reminds Apple’s built-in Mail app in landscape mode. It featured a buttons at the top of the page to switch between pages. With this menu button, your emails list will reveal trash, sent and settings by sliding over.
The new version offers to display a list of emails on the left side of the page with a window on the right to have a look at them. If you’re a Mailbox user on iPhone, then you’ll be not surprised by the ability to keep messages in a special list for using later.
Current Mailbox is free for download in the App Store for iPhone and iPad. You can add up to five Gmail or Google Apps accounts to your Mailbox to enjoy a simple inbox. It’s also expected the team will bring suppport for other email services later.
Together with a new updated Mac app with built-in Notification Center integration, released by Twitter, it also announced a system-wide two-factor authentication solution for heightened account security. Two-factor authentication uses your password and an additional method to verify your identity.
Such a login verification feature can be selected to require entry of a six-digit code, in addition to their standard password, to gain access to their Twitter accounts. To receive it, people have go to account settings and select “Require a verification code when I sign in.”
Then the user has to confirm his e-mail and verify the phone number. Thus, when signing into Twitter on a new device or new app, he’ll receive an SMS with a six-digit code. After using it to enter the system new device can be fully used to communicate. Users will receive a six-digit code each time they sign in to Twitter.
“With login verification enabled, your existing applications will continue to work without disruption,” Twitter said. “If you need to sign in to your Twitter account on other devices or apps, visit your applications page to generate a temporary password to log in and authorize that application.”
With the two-factor authentication, most hacks are expected not to work as they wouldn’t have access to password for the account. The additional security measure complicates the login process, but Twitter believes it’ll be welcomed by most its users. The Associated Press’ account was cracked, when hackers sent out a message claiming the White House had been bombed.
Vudu Player for iOs update offers movie and TV show download support.
That means that with its new update, Vudu Player users’ll be able to download movies and TV shows directly onto an Apple device for offline viewing. Vudu purchasing and downlading straight to the devices is available for both both iPhone and iPad users. With Vudu Player version 2.0, there’s no need for an Internet connection.
The fact is that the Vudu for iOS update appeared months after an Android version offered its users access to digital downloads. The Apple new version features tablet viewing, something, that doesn’t present in the iteration made for Google’s mobile platform.
Vudu Player for iOS appears at 5.3MB and can be downloaded for free from the App Store.
Scanner Pro from Readdle is a No.1 business app in the US, Italy, France, Australia, the UK and other countries! With Scanner Pro help, you can scan multi-page documents, receipts, meeting memos and then delete or store them digitally on your iOS devices. Its new update brings the app more features, offering the real-time border detection technology, which automatically finds page borders for you.
While selecting your page borders manually in a previous version, the new one easies the longest part of the scanning process.
“The latest update adds tremendous power to the app, an it is an inevitable step in its evolution,” Readdle said. “Real-time border detection technology works perfectly and makes it very easy for the user to see which part of the document will be scanned.”
The new feature really works well, allowing to scan a handful of documents or receipts and detecting the borders correctly every time.
If you’re unconversant with Scanner Pro, it’s a powerful app that allows you to scan all kinds of documents onto your iPhone or iPad, upload them to Dropbox or Google Docs and all scanned document are produced as standard PDF files . You can store them in the cloud, print them, or send them.
Scanner Pro is available in the App Store and is $6.99. The latest version of the app is free for the existing users.
Pope Francis and Vatican launched a new mobile app for catholics. The smatphone app Missio designed by the Pontifical Mission Societies, offers its users to stay up-to-date on the latest Catholic news from the Vatican and around the world. According to the Catholic News Agency, the new software debuted during a ceremony hosted by Pope Francis in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall.
When Father Andrew Small, national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States held the iPad for the pope, the pope asked: “I push here?” Then he placed his finger on the button, but Father Andrew Small had to take the iPad, as it was time to take it away.
“As soon as the Holy Father hit the button, a little notice came across the top …and it said, ‘Pope Francis has unlocked the MISSIO App. He sort of looked a little bit surprised.”
There are already 1,140 people from 27 countries who have already tried Missio. The app is free and available for both Apple and Android devices. According to the Catholic News Service, Missio can be used in eight languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic. With the app its owners can view homilies from Pope Francis, news from missions all over the globe, and watch videos from news.va & Catholic New Service.
“The app is a way for the church and our Holy Father to reach the growing number of the world’s people who have access to handheld mobile devices, a way to connect as the body of Christ,” said Father Andrew Small. So, this new app will help you “to think ahead.”
On Thursday, Apple released a new iTunes 11.0.3 version offering a new MiniPlayer featuring artwork and a progress bar and an improved Songs View, and multi-disc albums.
That means, that iTunes users’re now allowed to see their album artwork while in Songs View with iTunes 11.0.3. The new view for MiniPlayer can also be capable to show an entire playlist.
Other new features to iTunes in version 11.0.3 are “performance improvements when searching and sorting large iTunes libraries.”
The latest update to iTunes as a version 11.0.2 was offered to its users in February, bringing a new “Composers” view for music and adding speed and reliability upgrades. But this update was minor. As for the last major one, we were provided new iTunes 11 update in November. It came with almost new application’s design, accompanied by a better integration with iCloud.
iTunes 11.0.3 can be downloaded directly from Apple or through an OS X software update. It is also available for Windows users.
Today let us introduce Spotdox, a combo Mac app and iOS-accessible web-service, offering you access to any file on your computer through Dropbox. It means that you can even receive remote access to files which are, for example, in your movies folder while your device is running. Do you think it’s impossible?
The matter is that it uses remote logins. All you need is to connect Spotdox to your Dropbox account and leave it running on your Mac. Thus, when you find out that you need an information that isn’t in your Dropbox, just browse to your Spotdox account in Mobile Safari and find it. Thanks to Spotlight on your Mac, Spotdox manages to find the file, and then send it into your Dropbox. As a result you can use it from any Dropbox app on your iDevice. If you have multiple Macs, you can install the Spotdox app on each of them to allow you to access each computer’s files.
To ensure you always have access to each Mac’s files, you’ll want to enable Open Spotdox At Login, from the app’s menu, so Spotdox is always running. If you want to move a file out of your Dropbox folder, you can do that, too. Don’t you think that idea is perfect? While Dropbox only gives you access to your files within your Dropbox folder. Spotdox allows you to browse, copy, and send, any file or folder on you computer to anyone or anywhere. If you rely on Dropbox to keep your files and folders accessible from all your devices, I feel confident in saying that Spotdox will be an essential thing.
Representing iTunes to the public on the 28th of April , 2003, Steve Jobs turned his slide and glancing around a full house, said that when about one and a half years ago, they had started to create a music service, they had had to negotiate with the five major record labels. And then he remembered a quote from Hunter Thompson (American writer and journalist, author of the novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” – ) about the music industry: “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” Jobs said that he hadn’t known then what he had expected. However, Apple CEO worries were vain. Apple online music store has become a phenomenon unprecedented in the music industry for the past ten years, turning it upside down. During that time, no one generation of Apple gadgets was replaced, old devices were removed. Jobs has died, his place was taken by Cook — but iTunes remains the same as it was 10 years ago. Some impressive figures link to iTunes. Over the past decade service has sold over 25 billion songs, there are 35 million tracks in its catalog, iTunes is available in 119 countries, and in addition, more than 200 million people using the service iTunes Match, which allows them to store their music library on Apple servers.
According to the analyst Benedict Evans, iTunes is a kind of area, through which it’s very difficult for the user to leave the ecosystem created by Apple.The idea to integrate their own projects in the foundation of the corporate ecosystem and thereby strengthen it, guaranteeing the safety of future returns themselves, in business is not new. iTunes legitimized digital music in the era when the MP3 format has been synonymous with piracy. Ten years ago, Apple had known what exactly consumers wanted even before they realized it. But it is worth thinking that the era when consumers will dictate their rules, has already come.
Developer Tapbots on Tuesday released a version update for its popular Twitter client Tweetbot, providing with new feature called “media timeline”. The new timeline displays images, videos and Vines right in-line, with the tweet acting as a caption. Tweetbot version 2.8 hit the App Store with a host of minor user interface tweaks and bug fixes.
Tapbots’ Paul Haddad says that the media timeline exists simply because they “thought it’d be a good feature to add, as it lets people view their stream in a different way.”
The principle is simple, which is to aggregate all tweets with photos from Instagram, videos from Vine, or media from other supported services, and place them in a single feed separate from the traditional timeline.
The app’s new media viewer is much like the implementation used by Facebook in its iOS app. To access the new media timeline, scroll to the top of your main view and tap on the new toggle to the right of the search field. If you can’t see it now, scroll your timeline down a bit further, as the search bar tucks away when you scroll down. Tapping on the icon you’ll be sent to a view that shows you images and video inline with a header containing the tweet and avatar.
What’s New in Version 2.8
- New media timeline. Scroll to the top of a timeline and switch to the new media view (next to the search box). This view displays only supported image and video tweets.
- Completely redesigned image viewer
- Tweet/status detail view now displays the number of Favs and Retweets
- Fixed Instagram Previews
- Various other bug fixes
AppShopper iOS app, launched in September 2010, offers users easy access to app-tracking features such as updates and price changes. But Apple removed AppShopper in 2012, citing a rule against apps that could be confused with Apple’s own App Store app. Thus, over the past several months, the AppShopper team has been reworking the app to add a more social component, and that effort is now showing up with today’s launch of a brand-new app, AppShopper Social.
The problem is Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store will be rejected.Since that time, several other developers such as AppGratis have seen their apps removed from the App Store, reportedly as part of a broader crackdown on app discovery apps.
The 1.0 version of AppShopper Social brings back much of the core functionality of the original AppShopper app but that a number of features such as native iPad support and Top 200 lists are not included. Those features will be brought back in future updates.
In the 1.0 version, we’re aware that there are several obvious features that are absent. Top on our priority list is the ability to browse friends’ lists individually by tapping on their name. Also, an easier method for friend discovery and friend recommendation are also something that is clearly necessary. Even without these features, AppShopper Social is an incredibly useful tool for App Discovery, but there’s a lot of potential to be even better.