Microsoft’s Project Siena: Windows 8 app development for (almost) all
December 20, 2013 – 09:24 | Comments Off
Microsoft’s Project Siena: Windows 8 app development for (almost) all

Microsoft has released Project Siena, a Windows 8 app which allows anyone to create Windows 8 apps, no programming skills required.
Building the interface is as simple as placing, moving and resizing assorted objects on your …

Pixelmator 3.0 FX adds layer styles and liquify tools, OS X Mavericks support
October 23, 2013 – 12:08 | Comments Off
Pixelmator 3.0 FX adds layer styles and liquify tools, OS X Mavericks support

Lithuanian developer The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator 3.0 FX, a major update to its popular Mac image-editing tool. Version 3.0 adds non-destructive Layer Styles, allowing users to apply multiple effects at once, as well …

Google Calendar becomes a standalone app for Android users
October 18, 2012 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Google Calendar becomes a standalone app for Android users

Android users running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean can now take advantage of a new standalone version of Google Calendar. The move brings Google Calendar more in line with Gmail, Google Play and others …

BBC iPlayer now allows for offline viewing for iOS users
September 4, 2012 – 12:26 | Comments Off
BBC iPlayer now allows for offline viewing for iOS users

iPhone, iPod and iPad users who take advantage of the streaming capabilities the BBC’s iPlayer app now have a new feature to play with – the ability to download programmes and store them on your phone …

Sky+ iPad 4.0 turns your tablet into a remote control
August 15, 2012 – 08:36 | Comments Off
Sky+ iPad 4.0 turns your tablet into a remote control

When you’re watching TV the remote control seems to have a life of its own, often resulting in it disappearing when you decide you want to switch channels. Being somewhat larger than a standard Sky …

Pixelmator 2.1 brings in Retina Display support, effects browser and iCloud syncing
August 9, 2012 – 13:13 | Comments Off
Pixelmator 2.1 brings in Retina Display support, effects browser and iCloud syncing

If you’re looking for a powerful image editing tool, the likes of Photoshop are going to spring to mind first. But there are plenty of much lower cost tool available that are more than adequate …

Roundup – 22 updates and new downloads to kick off August
August 4, 2012 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Roundup – 22 updates and new downloads to kick off August

The end of July and the beginning of August have seen the release of a number of important apps and updates. If you’ve found it hard to keep to speed with what has been going …

Flipboard adds audio features to its social magazine app
May 17, 2012 – 11:41 | Comments Off
Flipboard adds audio features to its social magazine app

iOS app Flipboard has already earned itself something of a name as a great way to aggregate multiple social networks and news media into a single, more easily managed stream. The latest version of the iPhone …

LinkedIn for iOS goes universal and adds new calendar features
April 27, 2012 – 06:53 | Comments Off
LinkedIn for iOS goes universal and adds new calendar features

Social networking news is not limited to the latest acquisitions by the likes of Facebook; LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, is still generating headlines. The big news for iOS users is that the app …

Spotify for Android 0.5 beta sports ICS support and redesign
April 20, 2012 – 11:16 | Comments Off
Spotify for Android 0.5 beta sports ICS support and redesign

Android users with a Spotify Premium subscription can get a sneak preview of the upcoming app before it hits Google Play by download the beta version of the software. Spotify for Android has been updated making …

Compression utility WinZip wings its way to iOS
February 16, 2012 – 05:27 | Comments Off
Compression utility WinZip wings its way to iOS

It has taken rather a long time, but the stalwart of file compression, WinZip, has finally released a version of their famous archive handling tool for iPhone and iPad. Available completely free of charge, the …