Apps Overview Updated December 3, 2019


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Apps for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS power our modern world. 9to5Mac will update you on the latest news, review, and updates for all types of apps. “There’s an App for that”.

The term came became part of our vocabulary when Steve Jobs announced The App Store as part of the iPhone 2.0 software update in 2008.

Over the years, the term has become as common as kleenex for describing applications on all of our devices. Apple’s platforms have apps for just about anything from finance, banking, sports, social media, podcasting, music, and more. We have a guide for helping you discover the best ones as well. Apps are now on everything from our TV, to our smartphones, on our laptops, and all the way down to our wrists.

As new ones are released or existing ones have major updates, the team here at 9to5Mac will bring you the latest news and reviews. If you want to follow along with video footage, be sure to follow 9to5Mac on YouTube. Scroll down below our latest updates on all things relating to applications on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

Apps Stories December 3

Shopping apps for iOS see Black Friday boost as holiday spending shifts to smartphones

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the books, we’re getting our first look at the data from the big holiday shopping weekend. Sensor Tower reports that Black Friday marked a major increase in downloads for shopping apps on the App Store.

Last night, Apple officially revealed its selection of the best apps and games for 2019. In addition to those awards, Apple has also now revealed which apps and games were most downloaded throughout all of 2019, and a familiar title has come out on top.

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Apps Stories November 14

HomeRun Apple Watch app gains tons of new icons for controlling HomeKit with complications

HomeRun is a powerful way to control HomeKit scenes and more from your Apple Watch, and it’s one of our favorite apps here at 9to5Mac. Today, the app is getting even more personal with a new collection of icons, emoji, and more.

Apps Stories November 12

Walmart adds integration with Siri as it expands Voice Ordering feature

Walmart has announced that it is integrating with Siri on iOS to allow shoppers to easily add items to their cart. The new Voice Order feature allows you interact with Walmart by simply telling Siri to “Add to Walmart.”

Apps Stories October 19

Last month, it was announced that Kik Messenger would be shutting down as the company pivoted to focus on its Kin cryptocurrency. As it turns out, Kik Messenger will live on thanks to an acquisition by MediaLab.

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Apps Stories September 26

Instapaper for iOS adds Dark Mode support, expanded ‘Tweet Shot’ feature

Following the release of iOS 13 last week, read-it-later service Instapaper for iOS has been updated to take advantage of the new features. Instapaper now supports system-level Dark Mode and offers several performance improvements.

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