App Week: Twitter for iOS update, Guardian for iPad
Every Saturday, we bring you the best from the week in apps, with news from Apple, Android, Windows Phone and more. We've also got the latest app reviews from the T3 App Chart.
Android App News: Google Translate 'Conversation Mode' update
The popular Google Translate app for Android has received a pretty substantial upgrade, with 14 languages now available in the Conversation Mode. That part of the app allows you to speak into the handset before it repeats back the sentence in a different language. Among the new languages are Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian and Russian.
iOS App News: Twitter updates app ahead of iOS 5 launch
Twitter has added access to its in house photo-sharing solution to assist users ahead of its deep integration with iOS 5. Users will be able to upload pictures to pic.Twitter.com from the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad camera roll. Twitter for iOS is a free update that's available now.
iPad App News: T3 iPad Edition gets new look, new app and new price.
To celebrate the launch of the new-look T3 Magazine, we've upgrade our iPad app with a brand new user interface and iOS Newsstand compatibility. The newly-designed T3 iPad Edition itself is just £2.49 (typically £2.99) with back issues costing just £1.49, for a limited time. Download it from iTunes now.
Android App News: SlingPlayer arrives for Honeycomb Tablets
Those miracle workers at SlingMedia have extended their TV-on-the-go courtesies to owners of Android Honeycomb tablets. You'll need a SlingBox at home hooked up to your set-top box and internet connection, and for £20.99, you'll be able to control your DVR, change channels and access your entire programme guide.
iPad App News: Guardian launches iPad Edition
It's been a long-time coming, but the Guardian has launched an iPad version of the newspaper. The app, which will be free for the first three months following a sponsorship tie in with Channel 4, will be design-led and reflective. The app follows a similar grid structure to the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system. After the sponsorship ends, it'll cost £9.99 a month. You'll need to upgrade to iOS 5 to use the app.
APP REVIEWS FROM THE T3 APP CHART
Android App Review: Hotmail
Hotmail has become somewhat of a dirty word in recent years. Those who use the service as their primary email account are considered behind the times. Well Microsoft is hoping to rectify that by launching an official Android app. The neatly-designed, well put together application allows multiple inboxes, push notifications and contact syncing. For the full verdict, check out our Hotmail for Android review.
iPad App Review: Shadowgun
Shadowgun boldly swept onto the App Store last week claiming to set a new standard for mobile graphics. Well it turns out that the aesthetics are actually as good as we've seen. Out reviewer says: "With graphics powered by the Unity 3D engine that are even more impressive than Dead Space, surprisingly intuitive touch controls and a tactical auto-cover system that makes run-and-gun a no-no, mobile shooters have definitely come of age." Read our Shadowgun for iPad review.
iPhone App Review: Coffee Cellar
We live in an age of many different coffees, so many so that an iPhone app to keep track of your favourite caffeine induced highs is somehow necessary. Of Coffee Cellar for iPhone, our reviewer says: "Add your favourite drinks – be they actual beans from the growers, packs from the shops or cups from the high-street coffee bars – to the shelf, complete with a handy icon showing what kind of form it came in, notes about where it’s from, where you got it and a rating."