App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for April 27

App Recap

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include deal on some great games like Alto’s Adventure and Worms 3.... Read the rest of this post here


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Facebook Messenger launches video calling

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Merely a week after flipping the switch on video calling in its popular WhatsApp service, Facebook today started rolling out video calling to its Messenger app on iOS and across other mobile platforms.

As you know, Messenger already offers people the ability to make voice calls to friends around the world. By enabling cross-platform video calling across the ubiquitous messaging service, which commands 600 million users, the social networking behemoth is hoping to permit users to engage in face-to-face conversations with their friends and the people they care about, regardless of a platform of their choice.... Read the rest of this post here


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Instagram updated with new filters and emoji comments

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Facebook’s Instagram posted an update today for its iOS client, bringing the app to version 6.11.0. The update adds a number of improvements, including new creative tools and a new way to leave comments from your Apple Watch.

Among the new creative tools are 3 new photo filters: Lark, Reyes and Juno. Instagram calls them a family of modern, subtle filters that brighten and enhance your photos in refined, beautiful ways, and says they make great additions.... Read the rest of this post here


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Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 3 review – the adventure continues

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This week, Inkle launched the third installment of the Sorcery series. You may recall from my review of the first gamebook app that the Sorcery series was created by Steve Jackson in 1983. It has been more than a year since Inkle has released the second installment of the series, but the wait is finally over.

Sorcery! 3 picks up where the adventure in Khare left off. In The Seven Serpents, you must fight your way through a wasteland of lost souls and magical mischief. We’ve got a game review of Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 3 for you today.... Read the rest of this post here


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App Watch: the first wave

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You’ve received your Apple Watch in the mail, unboxed it, tried it on, and now the months of anticipation and waiting have finally come to an end. It’s surreal, really, and you can’t help but glance at your wrist every few minutes, even after wearing it for a couple days, to play with your new toy.

Or you haven’t received your Apple Watch yet and must sit alone and forsaken, watching all your friends talk to their wrists, wishing you could’ve gotten that pre-order in just a little bit earlier, or chosen a more plentiful model.

Or perhaps you simply couldn’t justify the price of the Apple Watch for its functionality, at least in the first generation. But you are interesting in its potential, particularly in how third-party developers will be putting its unique skillsets to use.

If you fall into one of those categories, it is for you that I’m excited to introduce App Watch, a new weekly article series by iDownloadBlog. In these posts, I’ll be covering a small handful of Apple Watch apps that stand out to me in terms of design, ease of use, convenience, and real-world usage. The point is not to cover every WatchKit app, but to highlight those that bring something significant, beautiful, or practical to wrists around the world. Apple Watch has an incredible amount of potential, and I want to help you tap into that. So, let us begin.... Read the rest of this post here


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Coup, Forgotten Memories, Cow Tipper, and more apps to check out this weekend

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Now that Apple Watch is resting comfortably on your wrist, you can finally relax and enjoy the freedom of not having to pull your iPhone out of your pocket every few minutes. You may still want to have your iPhone on hand, though. After all, there are still plenty of apps and games out there to enjoy. We’ve got a list of some fun new content for you this weekend. Don’t forget to check out our list of Apple Watch apps, too.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple Watch app roundup: It’s all on the wrist

It's Apple Watch day. And whether you received one already, or are stuck waiting a few weeks for it, you'll want apps to make the most out of your new wearable when the time comes. Thankfully, we here at Engadget are always thinking about you, the reader, so we've put together a list of third-party apps that stand out from the 3,000-plus expected to be available at launch. But first, let's talk about some essentials. The Twitter and Instagram Apple Watch apps, for starters, will let you check out tweets and view photos right on your wrist, among other things. Sports fans, meanwhile, have access to apps like ESPN, MLB At Bat and NBA Game Time, which makes it easy to keep up with scores without having to pull out your iPhone.%Gallery-slideshow282646%

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Apps to download for your new Apple Watch

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If you’re one of the lucky few that were able to get their Apple Watch pre-ordered within the first few minutes, there’s a good chance that your wearable will arrive in the mail today. And after going through all of the stock apps and settings, there may come a time when you think to yourself “ok, now what?”

That’s where we come in. For the past several weeks, iDB has been compiling a list of Apple Watch apps that we think are worth checking out. It’s a curated list, so you won’t see *all* of the apps here, but we’ve selected a wide variety of useful and innovative titles that we think make for a great starter kit.

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Twitter’s iOS app now showing apps on profile pages, new Highlights feature hits Android

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The official Twitter application for the iPhone and iPad is now showing certain apps on profile pages, as noted by Twitter user ‘ryan’. It’s a silent refresh on Twitter’s backend, meaning no update is necessary to your existing copy of Twitter for iOS. The web interface is unaffected by this nifty little change.

For the time being, it seems that mostly applications from major publications and brands are being highlighted, including ones by The New York Times and BuzzFeed, among others. In addition to branded news apps, other notable brands include Spotify and Twitter’s own Periscope.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple updates TestFlight with support for beta testing of Apple Watch apps

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As part of a flurry of updates related to Apple Watch ahead of tomorrow’s first batch of shipments, Apple on Thursday updated its TestFlight application with ability to install and beta test apps on your Apple Watch.

With today’s update, iOS developers no longer must exclude the WatchKit binaries when uploading iPhone and iPad apps with WatchKit functionality to iTunes.... Read the rest of this post here


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