Apps for July


Overcast is a winning podcast app — Famous developer Marco Arment has returned to iOS development with a carefully designed and extremely functional podcast player (above) highlighted by excellent and flexible playlists.

[I do love podcasts!] The app is free but a $6.99 in-app purchase unlocks loads of features.

Automatic Link works with your iPhone to make you a better driver — Needing the Automatic Link accessory and via the eponymous iOS app, third-party firm Automatic takes smartphone-to-car integration to the next level, empowering users to save gas, improve driving habits and keep tabs on automobile health with an interactive mobile experience.

Brightly brings personal UV tracking to iOS, PayPal adds support for loyalty cards —  Sam Oliver writes that the App Store added two [US] vacation-season updates on Tuesday, with Brightly aiming to help iPhone owners avoid getting sunburn while soaking up the summer sun [it’s not available in NZ yet, darn!] , while PayPal continued to expand its payments empire by adding support for virtual loyalty cards.

Boring Beatle’s app — The Guardian reports Paul McCartney has released five of his classic albums as iPad apps, offering remastered audio tracks, videos, interviews, photos, and artwork from both albums and singles.