Google’s dedicated search app gains filters for local results, Gboard & enhanced AMP support

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 17, 2017

Google’s dedicated search app was updated this morning on App Store with a trio of nice-to-haves. For starters, you can now easily filter your local search results for museums, coffee shops, restaurants and other places of interest. With an expanded support for Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), more webpages will now load instantly within the app. AMP-optimized webpages are denoted on search results with a lightning bolt icon. Lastly, you can now use Google’s gesture-driven Gboard keyboard in the mobile search app. Read More

 

You’ll soon be able to apply for a job in Facebook’s mobile app and on the web

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 16, 2017

Facebook on Thursday announced it’s rolling out a new Jobs section on the mobile app and via the web interface at facebook.com/jobs. This new feature will allow users to find and apply for hourly-paid job openings advertised on the service by small businesses in the United States and Canada.

Designed for lower-skilled workers and people who aren’t actively looking for a job, the new section is currently in limited testing in the US. Job posts will be accessible through News Feed via a dedicated Jobs tab and promoted on the business’ Facebook Page. Read More

 

Google Maps for iOS updated with shareable lists of your favorite places

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 13, 2017

Following its most recent update which brought out the ability to track how busy places are in real-time, Google today announced a new Lists feature on Google Maps for iOS that lets you keep track of your favorite places and easily share them with friends.

Beginning today, users are permitted to create custom lists of places, share their lists with others and follow the lists their friends and family share with them, all without leaving the Google Maps app. Read More

 

Flibpoard 4.0 brings personalized Smart Magazines & more streamlined experience

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 8, 2017

Remember Flipboard, an iPhone and iPad app originally conceived as a news reader before it got rebranded as your social news magazine? If you still care about the app, you’ll be pleased to learn they just announced a major new version with a more streamlined experience and personalized Smart Magazines tailored to your interest. Flibpoard users have created more than 30 million magazines since the app’s inception in 2010.

The mobile Flipboard app currently includes news content and articles from thousands of publishers scattered across tens of thousands of different topics. Read More

 

Valentine’s Day event for trainers in Pokémon GO is kicking off today through next week

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 8, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, developer Niantic Labs today announced that a special Valentine’s Day-themed event is available in Pokémon GO beginning today, February 8 at 11am PT / 2pm ET and running through February 15.

During this special  in-game promotion, players will be treated to double the amount of candy every time they catch, hatch and transfer Pokémon. Plus, their Buddy Pokémon will find candy twice as fast. Read More

 

As Facebook turns 13 tomorrow, Discover People starts rolling out in mobile app

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 3, 2017

This Saturday, February 4, Facebook turns 13, a day the company calls Friends Day. In launching products to celebrate friendship and encouraging people to take time to connect with their friends, Facebook recently began adding personalized Friends Day videos at the top of users’ News Feed. Additionally, Facebook is now rolling out a new Discover People section in its mobile app for iOS and Android.

As first noted by TechCrunch, Discover People basically encourages Facebook users to add any missing pieces of information to their profile, browse a list of upcoming events to see who else may also be going, check out people in their city they’re not yet friends with or browse people who share the same employer. Read More

 

In Snapchat, you can now create Snapcodes that launch websites

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 2, 2017

Snapchat’s mobile application was updated on App Store this morning with a new feature that allows business accounts and individual users to create a Snapcode for any website. When you friends snap your QR code, they’ll see an option to open the website inside Snapchat for iPhone. Snapcodes require Snapchat 10.1 for iOS, a free download from App Store. Oh, and Snapchat’s parent company just filed for an IPO with the SEC, as per The Wall Street Journal. Read More

 

Snapseed now gives you precise control over brightness levels and colors

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 2, 2017

Earlier this week, Google’s free image-editing app Snapseed was refreshed with a new tool for adjusting brightness and color levels precisely. A pair of under-the-hood tweaks is included, too. Snapseed is part of my iPhone photography toolkit and while I’m fond of its simplicity, I wish I could say the same for the app’s imprecise slider-based controls.

With Snapseed 2.15 for iPhone and iPad, adding drama to your photos has become a lot easier than before.

That’s because the new curve-based editing gives you precise control over things like contrast, brightness and color intensity in a given image. Read More

 

Outlook for iOS picks up third-party integrations with Evernote, Trello, Giphy & more

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 2, 2017

Two years ago, Microsoft launched Outlook for iPhone and iPad to critical acclaim. Celebrating the milestone, the Windows maker announced it’s bringing third-party integrations to your inbox with add-ins in Outlook for iOS.

Not unlike Airmail or Readdle’s Sparrow, Outlook brings some of your favorite apps straight to your inbox so you can turn any email into a Trello card, save conversations in Evernote, translate messages in seconds and more. Read More

 

YouTube app adds Chromecast playback controls to Lock screen, Control Center & Apple Watch

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 2, 2017

Google’s official YouTube for iPhone and iPad app has picked up a trio of compelling new features in its most recent update on App Store. Bumped to version 12.03, the free of charge software adds handy Chromecast controls to Control Center and your iOS device’s Lock screen, and to your wrist via Apple Watch. The playback controls only appear when you’re streaming videos from Chromecast devices, smart TVs, game consoles or any other living room devices that run the YouTube app. Read More

 
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