Applications archive

  • Best iPhone games: arcade
    Apps

    Best iPhone games: arcade

    By 19 July 2012

    The arcade will always be the spiritual home of gaming. A place of 50 pence coins, spilt Slush Puppies and smoking grannies playing on one-armed bandits, they were once a gaming institution. Sadly the arcade is now but entirely gone, replaced by inexpensive...

  • Google Play introduces In-App Subscriptions for Android applications
    Apps

    Google Play introduces In-App Subscriptions for Android applications

    By 25 May 2012

    Google has now made it possible for app developers to create subscription-based applications for the Play Store. The move could have a significant effect on the way consumers purchase games, TVs and magazines in particular, with a monthly subscription...

  • Facebook iPad app hands-on
    Tablets

    Facebook iPad app hands-on

    By 25 July 2011

    Most of those who updated their iPhone Facebook app on Sunday were blissfully unaware of the iPad secrets embedded inside. Little did they know a bit of clever tweaking could lead to the application transforming itself into a brand new Facebook app for...

  • APP OF THE DAY: 0870 review (iOS)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: 0870 review (iOS)

    By 9 June 2011

    With free minutes allowances constantly growing and more and more people ditching the landline for the mobile, those pesky 0870 and 0845 numbers remain a costly nuisance.  Thanks to this incredibly useful anti-0870 app you can now circumnavigate expensive...

  • Apple makes a U-turn on in app subscriptions
    Apps

    Apple makes a U-turn on in app subscriptions

    By 9 June 2011

    Looks like Apple might have turned a corner on their sacred app subscription rules. The Cupertino-based company had previously begun turning away pay-per-install apps last month, to developers like Tapjoy's great frustration.  MacRumours however spotted...

  • Green Lantern augmented reality app interacts with movie posters
    Apps

    Green Lantern augmented reality app interacts with movie posters

    By 31 May 2011

    Warner Bros have announced a clever augmented reality app which will see an interactive national poster campaign, newspaper articles and even magazine cover wraps. Those who download the app, which is available both on Android and iOS, will find that...

  • APP OF THE DAY: British and Irish Recipes (Android)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: British and Irish Recipes (Android)

    By 2 August 2010

    Hungry? How does Beef Stew and Suet Dumplings sound followed by Bonfire Treacle Toffee? Yes, these British Isles' treats can be yours so long as you can be bothered to download an application for your Android phone. Oh, and actually go down to the shops...

  • Google launches Noticeboard app
    Online

    Google launches Noticeboard app

    By 10 March 2009

    Google has announced a new application under development that will allow people to share information over the Internet using public digital noticeboards. Google "Noticeboard" will allow users to create text messages or record audio snippets and then post...

  • Developer releases Xbox Live app for iPhone
    Gaming

    Developer releases Xbox Live app for iPhone

    By 11 August 2008

    The ever-growing iTunes App store has seen another addition to its list with an application for tracking your Xbox Live friends on iPhone and iPod Touch. IXboxLive, developed by Nicholas Pike, costs 59p and allows you to add around 12 gamertags to its...