All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Updates’

Instagram for iOS 7 Launches with a Focus on Clarity

Instagram is the latest app to launch an update designed specifically for compatibility with Apple’s new iOS 7. You can go download it right now over at the App Store. As you’d imagine, the update makes Instagram look decidedly iO7-ey. “We put the community – and the photos and videos you share – first. To bring you the best experience …

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iOS 7 Update Hits iPhones, iPads & iPods Today

Update: A lot of people are having trouble downloading the update. The long-anticipated iOS 7 update comes to various iDevices today. The new operating system was first unveiled earlier this year at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and the release date was made official at the iPhone 5s/5c unveiling earlier this month. Starting today, the update will be available for free …

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Foursquare Asks Users to Help Make the App More Informative

Foursquare has spent the past year or so making a bunch of alterations to its apps with one clear goal in mind: Foursquare wants to be the go-to place for local search and discovery. Foursquare is taking on Yelp, Google Places, Urbanspoon, and more. Remember that “going beyond the check-in” line that Foursquare has been using for years? Well, now …

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Google+ Gets a New In-Line Translation Feature

Google has just announced that they are beginning to roll out a new native translation feature inside Google+. With Google Translate inside Google+, you’ll see a “Translate” link directly underneath any text that’s in a foreign language. Simply click the link and watch the text translated in-line, and click again to return to the original text. “The Google Translate team …

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Gmail’s New Compose Box Is About to Be Your Only Option

If you’ve been temporarily using the old compose view inside Gmail, your days are numbered. Google has just announced that the new Gmail compose box will become the only option within the next few days. “A few weeks ago we added a full-screen option to the new compose. Now that that option is available, we’re saying farewell to the old …

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Facebook Adds Restaurant Reservations, TV Listings to Mobile Pages

Facebook has just launched a rolling update to both its iOS and Android apps that should make mobile pages much more useful to the average user. It also helps Facebook keep more users on their own app, making them less likely to have to open up another app to do simple tasks like making dinner reservations or checking the air …

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YouTube Adds New Play Icon to Browser Tabs to Help Alleviate a Very Annoying Problem

YouTube has just made a small tweak that makes me very, very happy – and it’ll make you happy too if you’re the type of person who consistently browses the web with dozens of tabs open at the same time. Now, when a video is playing, YouTube will indicate that with a new play icon that appears in your browser …

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Spotify Launches New Browse Tool for Curated Playlists

Spotify is continuing to focus heavily on music discovery with today’s rollout of a new “Browse” feature, coming inside an app update later today. Browse lets Spotify users find curated playlists based on certain categories or “moods.” Music for every moment: We’ve got just the right tunes for your morning commute, the party tonight, and the hangover tomorrow. Music for …

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Pinterest for iOS Gets Cool New Swipe to Pin, Like, or Send Shortcut

Pinterest has just released a small, but pretty awesome little update for their iOS app – one that is sure to make pinning even easier. Version 2.6 brings a new swipe motion that allows users to quickly swipe to like, pin, or send any pin. Users can now tap and hold any pin they encounter, which will bring up a …

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Facebook Rolling Out Photo Comments for Pages

A few weeks ago, Facebook made comment threads a lot more interesting – or a lot more annoying depending on who you ask. The social network gave users the ability to post images in comments – via an “attach a photo” button inside the comment box. Before this feature, Facebook users had to post bulky links inside comment in order …

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Tumblr Launches New Activity Feed, Notes View

On the heels of a major security breach, Tumblr has launched an update that brings back the old activity feed and gives users a new view for all their notes. “First, the new Activity page lets you graph the latest activity on your blog, view your top fans and posts, and see all of your recent notifications,” says Tumblr. This …

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Twitter’s Mobile Apps Now Warn You of ‘Sensitive Media’ inside Tweets

Twitter, unlike Facebook, doesn’t censor much of its “sensitive” content. It’s not hard to find gratuitous nudity, violent images, and even outright pornographic content on the network. “We do not mediate content, whether that content is an image or text,” says Twitter. And the only exception to that rule comes when said content is illegal. But that doesn’t mean that …

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