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Google Launches Update To iPhone App

Google Launches Update To iPhone App

Google announced a new update for the Google app on iPhone and iPad. There’s a new look and feel for voice search and redesigned Google Now cards. The cards are now organized by sections to make for an easier to read experience. “Timely info—like upcoming flights, appointments, and traffic updates—will show up first, while less urgent cards—like suggestions for videos …

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Check Out Bing’s New iPhone App

Check Out Bing’s New iPhone App

Microsoft unveiled a new Bing app for iPhone, which it says will let users find and do things faster. According to the company, it goes so far as to “re-think search”. Take a look: “Mobile search is different from search on a PC. With mobile, we want instant answers and the ability to take immediate action,” says Richard Qian, CVP …

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Pinterest Profiles Get Revamp on Android, iPhone

Pinterest Profiles Get Revamp on Android, iPhone

Pinterest is rolling out an updated mobile profile making it easier for users to get back to pins. It’s the first time they’ve updated the profile since 2013, and it has made things faster and easier to find pins while they’re on the go. According to the company, 80% of Pinterest users use the app on their mobile device. “A …

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Here’s Google’s Google I/O Talk For iOS Developers

You don’t typically associate Google developer events with iOS, but while Google I/O was largely about Android, there was a surprising amount of iOS discussion from the company last week. For one, the the company announced that it’s expanding app indexing (which is now a ranking signal for mobile search results) to iOS. At Google I/O, the company held a …

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Google Starts Indexing iOS App Content

Google just took its App Indexing initiative to the next level with the announcement that it is bringing app indexing to iOS apps. This is huge news considering that many app developers build for iOS before Android if they even bother to build for Android at all. Google recently named app indexing as a ranking signal in mobile search results …

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Bing Launches Updates For iPhone, iPad Apps

Bing announced some updates to its apps for iPhone and iPad in time for the holidays, when many will no doubt be unwrapping these devices. The iPhone app has a redesigned home screen with the larger size of the newer models in mind. The search box has been moved to the middle of the screen, and it’s been made larger. …

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Google Launches Show For iOS Developers

Google is making an effort to get iOS developers more interested in Google’s offerings on the platform. Obviously Google generally focuses on Android developers, but given that the company has plenty to offer iPhone and iPad users, it makes a great deal of sense that they get more involved with that developer community as well. Most app makers just want …

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Google App For iOS Gets An Overhaul

Google has released a new version of the Google app for iOS, which makes use of Material Design, as the company has been injecting into its various Android apps since releasing Lollipop. The app lets users see and return to their recently visited pages or start a new search with one tap. It also lets you find nearby places and …

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Apple Names Best Apps, Music (Not U2), TV, Movies, Books Of 2014

Apple named its top apps, music, movies, TV shows and books on iTunes for 2014. These are for the U.S. Elevate took the top iPhone App spot with Threes! winning the top iPhone Game spot. Pixelmator won best iPad app, and Monument Valley won best iPad game. Beyoncé won best artist, in the music category while Sam Smith won best …

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Twitter Adds Photo Filters On iOS, Android

In what might be considered another anti-Instagram move from Twitter, the company is rolling out new photo filter options on its mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company didn’t make a huge announcement about it, but mentioned it in a tweet from its Twitter Mobile account (via TNW): We're rolling out new filters to spice up your photos. Download …

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Mozilla Is Working On Firefox For iOS

A lot of things seem to be changing in Firefox Land since CEO Chris Beard took over this year. Recently, Mozilla announced a five-year partnership with Yahoo, which sees the search engine replacing Google as the default search experience in the Firefox web browser in the U.S. That alone was a huge move as it had been with Google for …

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Facebook Updates Rooms iPhone App

If you’ll recall, Facebook launched a standalone app called Rooms in October. This is not to be confused with Groups, which it has since launched. Facebook described rooms as “inspired by both the ethos of early web communities and the capabilities of modern smartphones.” It’s basically like forums, which you access via QR code. More on how it works here. …

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Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App

Continuing its strategy of launching standalone apps for various functions, Facebook announced a new Facebook Groups app, which comes from its Creative Labs division. This one is immediately available for both Android and iOS (some of the other apps have been iOS only). “Every month, 700 million people use Facebook Groups to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, …

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Netflix Updates iPhone App For 1080p Resolution

Netflix announced a new update for its iPhone app specifically to give iPhone 6 Plus users a better viewing experience. The company said in a blog post: We’re excited to announce that iPhone 6 Plus users will now see Netflix movies and television shows in 1080p resolution, including Netflix originals like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. …

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Microsoft Announces New Office Apps For Android, iOS

Earlier this year, Microsoft finally launched its Microsoft Office apps for iPad. Expanding on the offering, the company has now announced the apps for Android tablets, updated iPad apps, and new Office iPhone apps. iPhone uses are getting new apps for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, which offer the same experience as those on iPad, but optimized for iPhone. These three …

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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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Skype Now Lets You Host Group Audio Calls From Your iPhone

Skype announced a new update for its iPhone app, which enables users to host group audio calls from the device. There’s a new call button in the app in the bottom navigation bar, which can be used for existing and new groups. The feature supports up to four people for now, but it sounds like they’ll be increasing that number …

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Vine Adds Feature It Should Have Had From Beginning

Vine just announced the launch of a new feature that the app should have had from the beginning – the ability to use videos you’ve already created in Vines. It’s available for iOS. Vine explains: “In addition to your phone’s front- and rear-facing cameras, you now have another source for your Vines: you can import existing videos from your phone. …

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Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone

Yelp announced the launch of automated review translation in its iPhone app. They offer reviews in fifteen languages in 27 countries. As the company continues to expand internationally, this will only become more important. The app makes use of Bing Translator (you didn’t think they were going to go with Google, did you?), and lets you tap to translate a …

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