Justin.tv iOS app goes Pro and ad-free (for a subscription fee)

The folks behind the Justin.tv app which lets you broadcast live video from your phone or watch videos shared by other users have released a major update. There’s a countdown timer that lets you know when it will take more than 15 seconds to load a stream, and the counter that lets you know how many people are watching a video stream now includes mobile… Read more »

SoundHound introduces downsized Hound app for iOS, Android

SoundHound has long been one of two premier tune-identifying applications (the other being Shazam), and it’s now introducing a downsized version of mobile song recognition: . Hound is a free app that prompts you to search for a song, artist or album title using your voice. Just speak into your phone’s mic and tell Hound what you’re looking for and it will start searching. Unlike its… Read more »

Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary app hits the iPad

Remember when you used to have to pay for a dictionary? Those days are long gone. I can’t remember the last time I went to a physical book to look up a word. Instead I just type a word into a web site. Sometimes I don’t even get that far, instead just typing into my browser’s search bar and letting Google do the heavy lifting… Read more »

YouMail update brings in-app community greetings, number search

YouMail’s popular visual voicemail app for iPhone has been updated to version 1.9.25, bringing some major new features, an easier sign-up process and various UI enhancements. Among the new features includes the availability of community greetings within the app. Previously, YouMail users could only search the service’s extensive catalogue of custom/community greetings through their YouMail account on the web. Users can now browse, manage and… Read more »

BBC News app comes to Android (UK only)

The good news is that the BBC has finally released an official BBC News app for Android. The bad news is that unlike which is available internationally, the BBC News app for Android is only available to UK residents at the moment. The (other) good news is that an international version is on the way. If you happen to be one of the folks who… Read more »

Opera Mini 6 web browser launches for iPhone, iPad

The folks behind the Opera web browser have launched Opera Mini 6 for iOS. It’s the first version optimized for the Apple iPad, but it also supports iPhone and iPod touch models — and adds support for retina displays. Other new features include the ability to open pages in the background, share content on Facebook, Twitter or “My Opera” and improved pinch-to-zoom and panning. There’s… Read more »

Nike+ GPS app becomes free for limited time

Nike is making the available as a free download from the App Store for a limited time. While there are a good deal of apps for runners that pack many of the same functions as Nike+ GPS, this app centers around its location based features. These include tracking pace, distance and relatively accurate run mapping. Of course, the GPS features mean this app will exclusively work… Read more »

Apple’s Store app for iPhone gets more configuration option, major enhancements

Apple has released a new version of the mobile . The app still lets you browse for Apple products and make purchases from your mobile device, but there are new features including the ability to customize your orders and a new in-store mode. The in-store mode will let you get help and support quickly when you’re at an Apple Retail Store. For example, you can… Read more »