Russia’s Mail.ru Hopes to Crack U.S. Market With Mobile Chat and Email Programs

Russian Internet company Mail.ru is making its foray into the U.S. market on Tuesday, announcing mail and chat programs for both iOS and Android. MyMail is designed to offer an alternative to the built-in email programs on iOS and Android, while MyChat is another entrant into the crowded messaging space led by WhatsApp and other … Continue reading

Too Busy to Read? ‘Rooster’ App Offers Episodic, Bite-Sized Reading

Finding time to sit down with a good book is challenging when you’re constantly faced with work deadlines, taking care of your kids or just dealing with life in general. But a new service called Rooster is looking to fix that by delivering novels in short installments that can easily be read during your commute, … Continue reading

Twitter fully integrated into iOS 5

As most of you should know by now (if you’ve upgraded your iOS devices) that Twitter is fully integrated into iOS 5. Now what does this all mean? Well, if you’re a huge user of Twitter, it basically means good news, and for those of you who don’t use Twitter – it doesn’t change your … Continue reading

Google Wallet (iOS) Adds Loyalty Card Scanning

After rolling out the update to Android devices last week, Google today updated its Google Wallet app for iOS with the ability to scan physical loyalty cards. Rather than having to type out your account information to join a new program within the app, scanning a physical loyalty card from a supported retailer will auto-populate … Continue reading

Gmail for iPhone coming soon

It’s not often that we post about a single app here on SlashGear, so when we do, you know it means a lot to a lot of people – today the news comes down about a real live Gmail app for the iPhone. Word has been passed to publisher MG Siegler that after four years … Continue reading

Samsung Seeks to Have Current Apple Case Put on Hold Following Patent Office Action

Even as the jury weighs the amount of damages to award, Samsung filed an emergency motion on Tuesday seeking to put its current case with Apple on hold following action by the U.S. Patent Office to move toward invalidating one of the patents at issue. Samsung said in a motion on Wednesday that Judge Lucy … Continue reading

Microsoft Releases Outlook Web App for iOS

Microsoft is releasing another Office app for iOS, kind of. The new Office Web App for iPhone and iPad is designed for businesses who use Office 365 to access the full functionality of Outlook Web App. Although Microsoft has been supporting a web version of this previously, the software maker has packaged it up into … Continue reading

Google Maps 2.0 Rolls out to iOS, Offers iPad Support and More

Poor Apple Maps. While we see very minor improvement from Apple’s year-old Maps application, Google continues to improve its world-class offering pretty rapidly. Why, Wednesday, in fact, Google launched an update to the Google Maps for iOS app, adding support for the iPad, indoor maps, and a slew of other features that were released with … Continue reading

WhatsApp Switches iOS Version Over to Yearly Subscription Model

WhatsApp, the popular mobile messaging app that eschews advertising in favor of a paid model, is getting ready to bring its iOS app in line with the apps it makes for other platforms by turning it into an annual subscription service. Jan Koum, WhatsApp’s CEO, says that the company is planning this year to shift … Continue reading

Over 90% of iOS Apps are Free, Average Cost is 19 Cents

There’s an emerging view among iOS developers that both the amount of work involved and value created by app development merit higher prices for apps. But a new study shows that developers test pricing tend to lower the price of their apps – or even charge nothing at all. New research published Thursday from mobile … Continue reading

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