All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Updates’

Foursquare Enables Faster Tap-and-Hold Check-ins

If you want to check-in on Foursquare more often, but think the process takes too long, today’s iOS update is for you. Foursquare is now letting users check-in faster by employing a “tap and hold” feature in the app. Now, you can simply hold the place at which you’re checking-in (once accessed from the check-in icon at the top right) …

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Google Maps for iOS Gets Google Contacts Support, Local Category Search

Google Maps for iOS has just received its first major update since launching back in December. Today’s update brings a couple of new features that will make it easier for users to find people and places inside the app. Version 1.1 now allows you to search you Google contacts inside the app. When you sign in, you’ll be able to …

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Kickstarter for iOS Gets First Update Since Launch

Kickstarter has just updated their iOS app for the first time since launching it two weeks ago, and according to the crowdfunding company v1.1 is “better, faster, and stronger.” First off, users now have a new “messages view” which sorts messages in the app by inbox and sent. Next, creator now have “better” push notifications. The Kickstarter app provides basic …

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Foursquare for iOS Crams More Recommendations into Explore Tab

Foursquare has just updated to version 5.5 of their iOS app and it brings an improved Explore tab that puts more recommendations on the screen for easier decisions on the go. “Whether your go-to brunch spot is too crowded, or you’re walking around looking for dinner options after a movie, it’s great to be able to find places quickly. With …

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Spotify for iOS Gets a Swipeable Menu and a New ‘Now Playing’ Bar

Spotify for iOS has just received a makeover, and it brings a new interface that makes navigation, playback, and more a whole lot easier. The first big thing that you’ll notice is that you can now navigate around the app through a new sidebar. At any time while using the app, simply swipe left-to-right to bring up the menu. From …

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Flickr for iOS Gets Faster Uploading, Tagging, and More

Flickr’s iOS app has just received an update that includes an array of new features as well as the general “making it faster” claim. First up, Flickr photo uploading is now faster: Uploads from the Flickr app are much faster. We did some magic to optimize uploads, but also start uploading in the background while you think about the photo’s …

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Twitter App Update Streamlines Discovery and Search

Twitter has just announced some search and discovery updates to their iOS and Android apps as well as mobile.twitter.com that they say will help users “better find what’s most important to you when you’re on the go.” What they’ve done is tweaked their discovery and search functions to provide a single steam of information – tweets, users, activity, trends. According …

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Pinterest for iOS Gets Pin Editing, Comment Managing

Pinterest has just launched a small update to their iOS app that gives users more control over their pins and comments throughout the network. First up, Pinterest has greatly expanded what you can do inside the app regarding your pins. With version 2.2, you can now edit a pin’s description, transfer it to a different pinboard, and even delete the …

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Facebook Tests Action-Based Statuses with Emoticons for ‘Feeling,’ ‘Drinking,’ ‘Watching,’ and More

Facebook is testing a new layer to the status update that allows users to express what they’re doing with an emoticon or icon. The small test (only showing up for a minuscule percentage of users) adds a “What are you doing” box at the bottom of the status box. Upon clicking, users are given a list of “actions” that they …

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Twitter Lets You View Larger Photos Inside Profile Pages, Adds Videos to Media Galleries

Twitter has begun to roll out some nice changes to profile pages that have to deal with the media they contain. First off, Twitter is no longer making you leave the page to view photos when you click them from inside a profile page. Now, these photos should pop up in a lightbox. Another bonus to the new and improved …

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Twitter Expands Tweet Pages to Include More Replies (and Replies to Replies)

Twitter has just made an improvement to individual tweet pages that, to be honest, has been a long time coming. Now, users can scroll thorough every single reply made to a tweet, even if that tweet garnered dozens and dozens of replies. Before, any single tweet page would only contain a handful of replies – even if the tweet received …

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Minecraft Pocket Edition Version 0.6.0 Should Be Out Soon

It was reported last week that Mojang was working on a smaller update for Minecraft Pocket Edition that would add a few new features, but its main purpose would be to address a few bugs. Plans change, however, and Mojang has decided to merge update 0.5.1 and 0.6.0 into a single update that will be out soon. Mojang’s Jens Bergentsen …

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