Sopio, Icetris, FontLab, and more apps to check out this weekend

Apps of the week

With Apple’s big announcement for a March 9 special event, it is difficult to stay focused on apps and games. However, we still need to keep you guys up-to-date with new content coming out each week.

Soon, these lists will include updates to your favorites titles with Apple Watch compatibility. But until then, we will continue to bring you information on new apps and games to check out this weekend.... Read the rest of this post here


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App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 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 we have more great game deals for you as we head into the weekend!... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple highlighting indie game sales in featured App Store section

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Apple is currently highlighting several indie game sales in a new featured App Store section called ‘Amazing Indie Games.’ Users can find the section by visiting the ‘Featured’ section of the App Store and tapping on the banner image you see above.

All of the games listed in the section are made by independent developers (an individual or small team), and are being discounted by at least 50% for a limited time. Titles include Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure, Battleheart Legacy, Rules! and more.... Read the rest of this post here


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Upcoming Pinner for Apple Watch to bring comprehensive bookmark discovery to your wrist

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Following Apple’s announcement of the March 9 media event, UK-based developer Sam Oakley, the brains behind the Pinner for Pinboard iOS app, has shared a preview of his upcoming Apple Watch app.

Pinner for the iPhone and iPad is a delightful app for managing your Pinboard in bookmarks. Unlike many other Watch apps that only offer basic functionality of their iOS counterparts, Pinner for Apple Watch has a full-on set of easy to use features to help explore Pinterest bookmarks in compelling new ways.... Read the rest of this post here


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Google Maps update adds Local Guides, detailed POI/venue info and more

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The Internet giant Google on Friday issued a refresh to its native mapping application for the iPhone and iPad, adding Local Guides and a couple other nice-to-haves.

A global community of the top reviewers on Google, Local Guides now appear in Google Maps 4.3 for iOS.

You can also add transit directions to your calendar.

Search has been improved, too, with the ability to search for event information for select venues, nearby businesses based on their address and even retrieve fun facts about popular points of interest.... Read the rest of this post here


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Top apps to keeping your finger on the pulse of sports news

After reading Leighs problems with his TV (it had an unfortunate collision with a Nintendo Wii controller), I noticed that it would ruin his yearly get-together watching the Cheltenham Festival. Hopefully he’ll have a new TV sorted by then, but if you’re into your horse racing you’ll no doubt be aware that the Grand National is on just a few weeks after that.

Yes, you can watch both events on TV and there’s various apps to let you watch the action, but if you’re at work and unable to watch then both of these options are out straight away. That is, unless you’re able to watch TV while you’re working, which not many of us are.

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So, as I’ll be stuck at work, I thought I’d mention some of the apps that help me keep connected to some of my favourite sports. There’s a lot of them out there, but some are no more than web browsers which open sportFirst, if you are into horse racing, apps such as Horse Racing News are a good start on Android, or you can try the Racing Post app on iOS. Both of these will keep you up to date on what’s going on plus tips and form information. You can also keep an eye on a specific jockey or horse if there’s one you’re following closely.

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If it’s football (or soccer for some of our international readers) then apps such as Sky Sports Live Football Score Centre (I know, long name huh?) is going to keep you updated on the latest fixtures, results, standings and headlines. As games progress it’ll also deliver the latest live scores and, if you finish work early, you can use it to find a pub with the football on!

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When you get there, if you want to notch things up a level and really sound like you know your stuff, grab the FourFourTwo app, which will give you player analysis plus details on how many shots, tackles, fouls and passes have taken place in each game. There’s an insane amount of detail here and you can easily confuse your mates by telling them exactly when the next game is on, who is playing and how each team compares.

Available for both Android and iOS, Onefootball also has live scores, results, highlights, news plus live commentary via fast push-notifications. You can check transfer news and get details on your favourite team with video, fixture news and insider gossip. International teams are also catered for.

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Into cricket? Apps like ESPNcricinfo will push out the latest scores, statistics, rankings and stories to your handset so that you know the latest information instantly. There’s ball-by-ball commentary, analysis and podcasts too. iCricket is another good option, with various extra sources of news embedded in the app plus player rankings and a search system alongside schedules and even weather information.

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If rugby is more your thing, the number one news app seems to be Ultimate Rugby, with yet more live scores, all the players, all the clubs and a personalised stream from your favourite leagues, teams and players in one place. It’s available for both Android and iPhone / iPad and is, for me at least, the go-to app for a rugby fan. It contains a huge mass of information and statistics which will keep you informed no matter where you are. Also worthy of your consideration are the Super Rugby Live for Rugby Union news and Love Rugby League, which is obviously for Rugby League fans :)

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For tennis fans there’s Tennis News, which sells itself as being the “only tennis app you’ll ever need”. That’s a pretty high bar to set, but it continually leaps over it by grabbing relevant news from various top tennis news websites around the world. It’ll ensure that you get the latest tennis championship news and scores in one fuss-free application. It’s available for both Android and iOS. The iPhone version will let you commend on stories and start a conversation with others by hooking into social networks like Twitter and Facebook. It makes you feel like you’re part of a community which, alongside the live scores and push notifications, takes you further into the action, even if you’re sitting in a boring office.

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As an F1 fan, the amount of detail available in the official F1 app is almost hitting the “nerd” scale. Sure, you get lap times, stories, commentary and lap times, but if you go for the “premium” features, you get to dive even deeper. Bear with me for a moment, because this is going to get quite geeky. :) The premium features include in-corner analysis for entry and exit speeds, braking points, in-corner gear and even RPM information. You can see intervals and official lap timing down to a thousandth of a second plus Drag Reduction System (DRS) data and tyre history, wear level, laps performed compounds. Not only that, but you can listen to the team radio broadcasts between the drivers and the pit crew. This sort of stuff can’t be found in other apps.

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  • App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 26

    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 discounts for Duet Display and other apps, and several new games.... Read the rest of this post here


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    iA Writer, the popular iOS/Mac app for focused writing, launches on Android

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    iA Writer, one of the best and most popular iPhone, iPad and Mac applications for distraction-free writing on the go, has been ported to Android and is now available for download in the Play store.

    German developer Information Architects GmbH broke the news in a blog post earlier today. Like the iOS edition, iA Writer for Android is a paid download costing five bucks.

    On Android, the app sports the familiar, polished interface with Focus Mode that highlights the current sentence being written. It also syncs with Dropbox and does Markdown — again, just like its iOS counterpart does.... Read the rest of this post here


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    Readdle’s Printer Pro goes zero bucks, courtesy of Apple’s Free App of the Week promo

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    Since its December 2011 debut, wireless printing software Printer Pro has never gone free , excluding a limited one-day promo last April. That changes today as Apple’s editors have now marked the iPhone and iPad application down to $0, listing it as the Free App of the Week in the App Store’s ongoing weekly promotion.

    Created by Ukrainian developer Readdle, Printer Pro is regularly a $6.99 value and has been download more than two million times to this date.

    It’s a great app that lets you print attachments, documents, web pages and more right from your iPhone or iPad to any printer.

    The software automatically finds and connects to a printer on your Wi-Fi network. You can even connect to a USB printer if you install a free helper desktop app on your Mac or PC.... Read the rest of this post here


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    Spotify announces Musixmatch lyrics integration in desktop apps and other goodies

    Spotify for Mac Musixmatch integration

    Spotify, the world’s top music-streaming service, on Thursday announced its desktop apps will be soon getting Musixmatch-powered lyrics engine, making it easy for music lovers to access song lyrics on their Mac or Windows PCs and sing along to their favorite tracks.

    Established in early 2010 by Massimo Ciociola and a group of co-founders, the startup, which has offices in Italy’s Bologna, UK’s London and US’s New York, has more than seven million lyrics in 38 languages.

    In addition to Spotify integration, Musixmatch is also available as a standalone iPhone and iPad application, available at no cost in the App Store.... Read the rest of this post here


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