Google Maps updated with new Street View features, custom map viewing, and more

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Less than a month adding a new Night Mode feature to its Maps app, Google is back with a host of new features for its popular iOS navigation app. The latest update to Google Maps, version 4.10.0, brings new features like new Street View thumbnails, custom maps, and support for six additional new languages.

Of course, Google also took the opportunity to update the Maps app with its new logo. Not only will you find the new Google logo inside of the Google Maps app, but the Mountain View, CA company has also updated its popular app with a brand new app icon.... Read the rest of this post here


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Instagram Direct rolls out threaded messaging and sending feed content privately

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Tuesday, Facebook-owned Instagram launched some notable improvements for its private-messaging feature, called Instagram Direct.

Available in Instagram’s 7.5 update, a free download in the App Store, Instagram Direct now supports threaded conversations and allows you to pick a photo from a user’s feed to send to a friend or group privately as a Direct message.... Read the rest of this post here


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Review: ReBoard keyboard boosts your productivity and cuts down on app switching

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The biggest thing about iOS 8 for me is a productivity boost stemming from new technologies such as pervasive inter-app communications, third-party actions in system-wide Share sheets and more. But for all the good work Apple’s done from a productivity standpoint, iOS (version 9 included) still has some way to go before it’s capable to exceed multitasking features on Microsoft’s Surface tablets or Samsung’s Note phablet, for example.

ReBoard, a new software keyboard for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad created by India’s independent developer Gursimranjeet Singh, puts useful actions for performing common tasks and all sorts of look ups right into the keyboard itself so you won’t need to switch back and forth between apps like an animal.

By embedding useful third-party shortcuts within the context of the keyboard, ReBoard can save you a lot of time and boost your productivity.... Read the rest of this post here


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Twitterrific for iOS improves accessibility, tag autocompletion, muting, translation and more

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Twitterrific, The Iconfactory’s freemium Twitter client for the iPhone and iPad, was refreshed in the App Store this morning with a bevy of enhancements, including improvements to username and hash tag autocompletion, a feature introduced in Twitterrific’s previous update.

Among other changes, this edition of Twitterrific includes some new quick actions, support for quoted tweets in muffle and muting rules and much more.... Read the rest of this post here


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Bing for iPhone picks up Interests and News, gains private searching, Apple Watch app and more

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Microsoft’s Bing for iPhone app was updated last evening with several new features such as Bing Interests, Bing News, a private searching mode, the Popular Now section on your Apple Watch and other enhancements.

I typically use Google’s native search app on my iPhone, but Bing saw some rather interesting improvements in recent months. In my personal opinion, Microsoft’s search-based app is better designed than Google’s with richer descriptions and prettier images.

More importunely, Bing’s popular searches feature produces way more relevant results than Google, at least for me.... Read the rest of this post here


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Dungeon of the Endless is a roguelike and dungeon defense mash-up

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Roguelike games are just about the hardest games to play because of the whole permadeath aspect. What if you were to add a heavy dose of tower defense and action role-playing adventure to your dungeon crawl?

Well, you’d get Dungeon of the Endless, a roguelike that has you sending a party out to protect against waves of incoming enemies. In the meantime, collect goods and upgrade your heroes. The game was previously only on Steam, but is now available on the iPad.... Read the rest of this post here


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Hyper review: a video magazine for people with busy lives

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I could literally spend hours on the Internet looking at funny, educational, and inspirational videos. However, I don’t have the luxury of spending hours on the Internet. I often miss a lot of the great content that comes out regularly.

Hyper is a video magazine for the iPad that pulls together a few of the top videos every day so you won’t end up going down the rabbit hole that is the Worldwide Web, unless you want to. We’ve got a hands-on app review of Hyper for you today.... Read the rest of this post here


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Meerkat now supports YES/NO polls, showing photos to watchers and more

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Meerkat, the popular live video streaming software that competes with Twitter-owned Periscope, today issued a nice little update to its iOS application in the App Store.

With version number bumped to 1.5.4, this edition of Meerkat includes a few enhancements like a revamped feed and the ability to show your watchers photos from your Camera roll.

Perhaps most crucially, Meerkat now includes a polling feature which allows anyone to ask their watchers simple YES/NO questions about anything, as they’re broadcasting.... Read the rest of this post here


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Check out these apps: Forest Spirit, Emo Chorus, Recolor, and more

Apps of the week

Apple’s big announcement earlier this week has got us all in a spin. Not only will new iPhone models be unveiled in less than a month, but also the next generation of operating system for both iOS and watchOS will probably have an official launch date. Not to mention Apple TV.

If you need something to keep you calm this weekend, check out our list of apps and games. Don’t worry, Sept. 9 will be here sooner than you realize.... Read the rest of this post here


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Latest Vine update brings Snap to Beat feature and new audio discovery tools

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Twitter-owned Vine has rolled out two major new features to its mobile app which are aimed at improving audio discovery and help “bring the magic of perfect-looping music to everyone.”

For starters, a brand new Snap to Beat feature lets you create Vines with With seamless audio looping. And in an effort to make music a core part of Vine, users can now take advantage of enhancements like a new Featured Tracks section and another new feature that allows them to find out what they’re listening to as they watch Vines.... Read the rest of this post here


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