Tag Archives: apps

Tip: find tons of messages you didn’t know existed inside Messenger’s secret folder

What if I told you that you most likely have tons of messages you didn’t even know existed, stowed away in a little-known folder on Facebook? While messages from your Facebook friends and Messenger contacts are delivered straight to your inbox, the system filters out those it deems spam and tucks them away into a hidden vault. Some of those filtered […]

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Apple updates iMovie for Mac with various visual and speed improvements

Apple on Thursday pushed out a solid update for iMovie for Mac, bringing the popular video-editing software to version 10.1.2. The release brings about several improvements, including faster project creation, easier clip selection and more. The focus of the update seems to be visual cues and speed. Apple added a New Project button in the Projects Browser […]

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Periscope gains live-sketching feature, broadcasts come alive within Twitter for iOS

Wouldn’t it be great if you could doodle over live video broadcasts on Periscope? With Periscope’s latest iPhone app refresh, now you can! The latest version of the Twitter-owned app lets you draw with your finger on top of a live video feed in any color you want, like a boss. Your drawings automatically disappear […]

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Google Maps for iOS gains Travel Times widget, Night mode and other new features in latest update

Google yesterday pushed an update for its native Maps application on the App Store, bringing out a few newsworthy features and enhancements. Google Maps 4.18 for iOS introduces a new Travel Times widget which lets commuters check a live travel time estimation to their home or work right within the Notification Center’s Today view. In addition, the app’s gained […]

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Add artistic flair to your photos with Filters, a free Mac app with 30 effects

Like the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the Mac supports third-party extensions inside Apple’s stock Photos app. This potentially powerful capability makes it simple for Mac owners to touch up their photographs using compatible third-party filters without leaving Photos. Filters, a new app from California-based MacPhun, boosts your photography with as many as thirty artistic and creative...

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Instagram finally testing flat mobile app design

Instagram’s reportedly been testing a fresh new design for its mobile application for iOS and Android, MacRumors discovered yesterday. If leaked screenshots are anything to go by, in adopting much of iOS’s aesthetics the overhauled app sports a simpler, monochromatic look providing a cleaner, flatter appearance. It’s unknown when the new design will launch for everyone. For now,...

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YouTube’s revamped Home feed is smart, too, thanks to Google’s deep neural network algorithm

Google just said that YouTube’s mobile apps for iOS and Android are gaining a revamped homepage design today. The newly redesigned Home feed within the mobile app has a clean look and a simple format “that invites you to discover and enjoy,” said Google. More importantly, the overhauled Home feed now does a better job spotlighting content you might be interested […]

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Hangouts 9 for iOS drops with Low Power Mode support and share extension

Google’s Hangouts application wants to become a unified communications solution for all your messaging needs despite not seeing new features in months. Now we know why: Google’s been busy working on a major new version. Now available on the App Store, the new Hangouts 9.0 brings a pair of new features, including one that’ll automatically suspend […]

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Upcoming Dropbox feature won’t take up storage space on a Mac until files are actually needed

Popular cloud-storage startup Dropbox said today at the Dropbox Open London conference that it’s working to let you access your files through the Finder as you normally would, but without taking up storage space on a Mac until they’re actually needed—no matter how small your hard disk, no matter how much stuff’s in your Dropbox. Code-named […]

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