iPad-specific apps are pretty much a thing of the past, but there are still a few available on the Apple App Store. One of those apps is Affinity Photo -- a full feature, professional photo editing tool for the iPad. The app's developer, Serif Labs today released version 1.6.4 with a new Macro studio, a new Export LUT feature, tons of improvements and fixes.
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.
The sketching app Paper by FiftyThree has been updated with new features including the ability to backup all your journals for free. A user's journals will now automatically be saved every time they log in to their FiftyThree account. This will allow anyone to restore any sketches in the event that their iPad becomes lost or stolen, or a sketch is accidentally deleted.
Version 2.4.1 of the app also includes a new Activity Center. This new feature allows users to keep track of all their Mix activity. Mix is the app's social networking service where users can share and collaborate on projects. In Activity Center users can now see who remixed and starred their work and view who is following them all in one place.
Google's invite only Inbox app is now available for the iPad. The email client was originally launched for the iPhone in 2014. Inbox was created by the same people who created Gmail, but it's an entirely different service, according to Google. The app aims to simplify your email experience by offering several unique features, such as bundling similar types of mail.
The "Highlights" feature allows you to "get the most important information without opening the message." For example, photos are displayed as thumbnails and the most relevant information contained in an email, like flight times, is displayed underneath the subject. The app also includes the ability to set reminders with an "Assists" feature that will remember and display important information.
NBC on Wednesday updated its iOS app to include its TV Everywhere live streaming option. People with a cable/satellite subscription can now stream NBC content to their iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. The service is only available in select markets, so it's not available to everyone just yet. The app also supports AirPlay so users can stream content to their Apple TV.
NBC also added a classics section to its on-demand section. The new section includes older episodes of television shows like The A-Team, Miami Vice, Kojak, Battlestar Galactica, The Incredible Hulk, Knight Rider and more!
The award-winning Mac app that Apple previewed at its October keynote is now available for the iPad. Pixelmator has been rebuilt from the ground up specifically for iOS 8 and Apple's tablet. During the iPad demo at Apple's keynote, developer Aidas Dailide said that the photo editor is 2x faster on the iPad Air 2 thanks to Apple's new A8X processor.
Pixelmator is an advanced photo editing application that features professional effects, templates and tools that allows users to enhance images on the iPad. The app supports advanced image editing with layers and files such as PSD, JPEG, PNG, PDF and more. The app also supports iCloud Drive and Handoff, so users can open their edited images in other apps and work seamlessly between their iPads and Macs. Other features include the ability to add text to images, painting tools, one-touch color correction tools and so on.
Delta Airlines today updated its Fly Delta iOS app with new in-flight entertainment options. "Delta Studio" allows passengers to stream a variety of movies and television shows on all domestic flights. There are "up to 300 movies available at your fingertips," according to the Delta website. The selection depends upon your "route and aircraft type," but the upcoming August lineup includes movies like Spider-Man 2, Veronica Mars and Draft Day. The page also states that Delta Studio content is "free for international, First Class and Economy Comfort™ passengers."
The best part about Delta's new service is all the content is stored on the aircraft so service should not be slow. Just make sure you download the app before your board the plane to ensure there are no delays. The Fly Delta app also allows customers to book flights, reserve preferred seating, map air time and access all of Delta's services like checking bags.
In celebration of Comic-Con kicking off in San Diego, Marvel starting today is offering a special all-access pass to its digital library. Comic fans can now gain access to Marvel Unlimited for only $0.99. One-dollar will give you access to over 15,000 digital comics for one month. To take advantage of this deal, go to http://marvel.com/mu and use the promo code SDCC14 when purchasing a monthly subscription. The price will go to $9.99 after your first month is complete.
iOS users can use the free Marvel Unlimited app to read the digital comics on their iPad or iPhone. The service also works online with most browsers and on select Android devices. Users can save up to 12 comics on their device for offline reading. This means you're not getting 15,000 comics to keep for only $0.99, but you should be able to rip through big events such as the Age of Ultron, depending on how fast you read.
Google's Helpouts site debuted last year as a rendezvous point for common folk and experts from a variety of fields. If you want to learn how to play guitar, take a walk-through of photography basics, or want to sharpen your programming skills, take a look at Helpouts - it is a treasure trove of quality information. It went mobile last November when Google released it for Android, and now it is available for your iOS devices.
Adobe's popular photography software, Lightroom, is now available for the iPad as the highly anticipated Lightroom Mobile. There is a catch however - it requires a Creative Cloud subscription plan.
Lightroom Mobile is designed to work alongside the desktop version of Lightroom. Although Lightroom 5 is available as a stand-alone desktop app (for $149), version 5.4, the version that works with Lightroom Mobile, is only available via a Creative Cloud subscription. The cheapest subscription is the Photoshop Photography Program, which is $9.99 per month and includes access to Photoshop CC, Lightroom