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Google Maps App Gets Design Revamp

With the release of the latest version of Android, Lollipop, Google has been launching big updates for its major apps. In recent days, we’ve seen announcements about the new Google Calendar and the new Gmail. Google Maps is the latest to get a refresh, favoring material design and “bold colors and textures”. “This new look is all about creating surfaces …

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Google Calendar Gets A Big Refresh On Mobile

Google introduced a new version of the Google Calendar mobile app. It’s available for Android now, and will hit iOS soon. Have a look. “It’s designed to be a helpful assistant, so you can spend less time managing your day, and more time enjoying it,” said product manager Ian Leader. “It takes a lot of work to stay on top …

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Wikipedia Mobile Apps Get Nearby Feature

Last year, Wikipedia added “nearby” functionality to its desktop and mobile sites to let users find interesting content about subjects relevant to their location. The functionality has now come to the Android and iOS apps. The feature shows you a list of articles for your location, and gives you the distance from where you’re at. There’s also a compass that …

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Vine Adds Channel Following On iOS

Twitter’s six-second video app Vine is starting to grow up, and add functionality to make it more usable to more people. The company announced today that the iOS app will now let you follow channels to get select vines in your home feed. With our latest iOS release, you can follow any Vine channel to get hand-picked posts right in …

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Groupon Updates App With Apple Pay Support

Apple officially launched Apple Pay, its new payments product, via an update to iOS 8 today. Third-party apps are also getting updates to add support for it. Groupon announced that it has updated its iPhone app to include it as a payment option. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users in the U.S. can take advantage. “To use the new payments …

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Google Has A New Marketing App Called Primer

Google has a new iPhone app called Primer aimed at “knocking some sense into marketing,” or in other words, getting marketers to use more Google services. As the site explains: Primer is a no-nonsense, jargon-free app designed specifically for busy startups. Our marketing lessons take 5 minutes or less and use real world experience. With case studies, insider tips and …

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Instagram’s Hyperlapse Gets Front-Facing Camera Support

A new update – version 1.1 – for Instagram’s Hyperlapse app is available in Apple’s App store, and it adds what must have been a commonly requested feature – support for front-facing cameras. The app now encourages you to “record a selfielapse” (I really hope that one doesn’t end up in the dictionary). Here’s a reminder of what Hyperlapse is …

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Bing Adds A Couple Features For iOS 8

Apple released iOS 8 last week, and many apps are adding features that take advantage of its specific capabilities. These include Microsoft’s Bing app, which has added a new translation feature and the ability to put Bing’s daily homepage image and trends on the Today screen. “With this release, we were able to take advantage of the extensibility possible in …

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Getty Launches Photo Viewing, Sharing App Stream

Getty Images announced the launch of a new mobile app called Stream, which lets consumers view and share its photos. This is the company’s first consumer app. Getty seems to be aiming to give users more ways to share its photos, but with more control over how they do so. Earlier this year, Getty launched an embed feature that lets …

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Twitter Makes Its Biggest Ever Profile Update For iPhone

With iOS 8 now available to iPhone users, Twitter announced a big update to profiles on these devices. In fact, the company says it’s the biggest update to profiles to date. “Featuring a fresh design, the updated profiles focus on your bio, Tweets and photos, making it easy for you to get a glimpse into the people you care about …

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LinkedIn Sales Navigator Gets Official Mobile Launch

LinkedIn recently unveiled a big redesign of its Sales Navigator tool on the web, promising mobile apps in the future. Earlier this month, it looked like the future was here for iOS users as the app became available in the App Store. It didn’t stay available for very long, however, as LinkedIn pulled it, confirming to WebProNews that it had …

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With iOS 8, You Can Add Pinterest’s ‘Pin It’ Button And Pin From The Browser

As you’re probably well aware, Apple just released the big iOS 8 update. Pinterest announced that its app has some new functionality that takes advantage of it. You can now add the Pin It button to your iPhone, and pin things right from the mobile browser. “Now the Pin It button is always just a tap away,” the company says …

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