The popular image editor Pixelmator has been updated with iPhone support. The app was originally developed for Mac OS X, but in 2014 it was rebuilt from the ground up for iOS and launched on the iPad. Now all iOS users can take advantage of its photo editing tools on any device running iOS 8.3 or later.
Google announced today that it is has begun indexing iOS apps with a "small group of test partners". This means iOS users will eventually be able to open app content directly from Google Search on their iOS devices. The initial test links will begin showing in the Google App and Chrome for "signed-in users globally in the coming weeks."
The HBO GO app for iOS devices has been upgraded to version 3.0.1. The update fixes a bug that was affecting "video playback through BlueTooth audio," and adds support for HDMI output. This means iPad owners with a Lightning to HDMI adapter will now be able to connect their device directly to their TV for lag-free video.
All next-generation Apple devices, including the rumored iPhone 6s, will have Force Touch technology by the end of this year, according to 9to5Mac. Sources have confirmed that Apple has "designed iOS 9 to be Force Touch-ready" and the iPhone 6s will ship with a Force Touch display with haptic feedback.
QCF Design has announced that Desktop Dungeons will be available for the iPad on May 28. The roguelike RPG will cost $9.99, and it will feature all the new Enhanced Edition content that was released to the PC version in April. This includes the seeded adventures called DERPs and cloud support.
It was a slow week for iPad releases, with only one noteworthy iPad title landing on the App Store. Here are a few universal App Store releases for 05/17/15 to 05/23/15. Don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
It's no secret that iPad sales have been on a decline and overall tablet sales are down 20 percent in Q1 compared to the same quarter in 2014. However, Apple CEO Tim Cook believes sales will start to see growth again thanks to upcoming products in the iPad pipeline. While many believe Cook is referring to the rumored 12-inch iPad Pro, 9to5Mac has learned that Apple is also working on significant software and hardware updates that could make customers more interested the iPad once again.
As expected, Spotify unveiled new features for its music streaming service at a special media event in New York City. The company announced it will be adding videos and podcasts to its platform alongside "activity-based playlists," according to Tech Crunch. The announcement comes a few weeks before Apple is expected to unveil its revamped music services, such as an "all-new" Music app.
Apple today has released its new, faster MacBook Pro with 15-inch display and Force Touch trackpad. The updated MacBook Pro with Retina display comes equipped with faster flash storage, longer battery life and faster discrete graphics. The flash storage is 2.5 times faster than its predecessor, and its discrete graphics deliver up to 80 percent faster performance when using "using new AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics" and playing high quality games, according to the press release. The MacBook also offers up to 9 hours of wireless web browsing and movie playback.