Apps Overview Updated October 19, 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 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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Apps Stories September 25

Apple has some strict rules about what can be published on its App Store. iPhone and iPad users can’t install apps like console emulators, Torrent clients, and more. Some workarounds eventually appear on the web, but they usually require a jailbroken device. This not the case with AltStore. Developer Riley Testut announced today this alternative solution to the iOS App Store that will not requires jailbreak tools, making it available even for users on iOS 13.

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Apps Stories September 8

Wunderlist founder offers to buy the app back from Microsoft as its shutdown looms

Two years ago, Microsoft revealed its plans to replace Wunderlist with a new To-Do application. As the shutdown of Wunderlist looms, its original founder is offering to buy the app back from Microsoft to save its fate.

Apps Stories August 15

Heart Analyzer for iPhone adds PDF exports, support for new metrics, and more

Heart Analyzer has grown to be an incredibly popular app for iPhone and Apple Watch, offering a handful of different ways to see your heart rate data. This week, the app has been updated to version 7 with PDF reports, a new Heart Home, and more.

Apps Stories August 12

If you’ve used the Mac for a while, you’ve likely heard the name NetNewsWire. It’s a powerful and open source RSS reader for macOS, and it’s being completely relaunched with an array of useful features.

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