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Apple previews photo-search capabilities coming to iOS 10 via Siri app integration

iOS 10 marks the first time Apple has allowed other people’s apps to integrate with Siri. The following app categories are permitted to take advantage of the new SiriKit in iOS 10: ride hailing, messaging, photo search, mobile payments, VoIP and workout apps.

The company already detailed Siri integration in popular messaging and payments apps and now a new blog post shows you how Siri can find photos inside apps like Pinterest, Vogue and more.

Pinterest just bought Instapaper

In a newsworthy move that in all likelihood makes lots of sense, the photo sharing service Pinterest has acquired Pinterest, the popular app and web service for saving webpages to read later.

According to the announcement, Pinterest will continue to develop and maintain the mobile Instapaper app, available at no charge on the App Store.

Have you seen Pinterest’s new-look iOS app yet?

Pinterest today announced a completely overhauled iPhone and iPad application—“our fastest, cleanest app yet”—that lets you focus on more Pins than ever before. The app, used by more than a hundred million people around the world, is a lot faster than the previous version it replaced, with your Home feed now loading up to three times faster.

The refreshed application is now rolling in the App Store so check back later if the new version isn’t immediately available where you live. The Android edition of Pinterest and its web-based counterpart are next on Pinterest’s list to tackle, though they wouldn’t commit to a firm release dates for these.

Pinterest launches visual search tool

Yesterday, Pinterest announced immediate availability of a new visual search tool in its mobile application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Now when you see something in a Pin that you want to research, just tap the all-new search tool, select the part of the Pin you’re interested in, and it’ll show you similar Pins just like it.

Save links for later with Pinterest’s much improved Share extension

Pinterest’s Share extension on iPhones, iPod touches and iPads has gotten a whole lot more useful in the latest update which just landed on the App Store.

The free of charge application was among the first on the App Store to have rolled out a native Share sheet extension on iOS 8, albeit sporting a very limited set of features.

With the new, much improved Pinterest button for iPhone, you can now save links for later in a more visual way than before, with customizable Pin descriptions and more.

Pinterest begins rolling out Buyable Pins on iOS

Pinterest has begun rolling out Buyable Pins to iPhone and iPad users, reports TechCrunch. The feature, which was unveiled earlier this month, allows retail partners to add a buy button to pins that let users purchase products directly on Pinterest.

The button shows up on Rich Pins, which have much more information than typical Pins. Transactions are handled by Stripe, and Pinterest says it’s working with companies like Apple to ensure it doesn’t ever have to touch credit card information.

You can now install apps from Pinterest for iOS, App Store opens official Pinterest account

Pinterest, a visual discovery and sharing service, wants to make installing apps a frictionless process so yesterday they announced a new feature created in partnership with Apple, called App Pins.

In a nutshell, App Pins are special types of posts on Pinterest that feature an “Install” button. Tapping the button serves up iOS’s standard App Store preview sheet with related app information, allowing users to install an app right there and then, without having to leave Pinterest.

Pinterest 4.0 is out with sleek new iPhone interface

Pinterest has updated its iOS client this morning, bringing the app to version 4.0. The update doesn’t feature a lot of changes, but it does include some speed improvements and bring about a sleek new interface for the iPhone.

The Pinterest team says it “de-cluttered and simplified” navigation within the app, so it’s faster to find your way around, and created more space for Pin images and descriptions, making it easier to sift through and digest content.

Pinterest brings messaging to iOS app

Pinterest pushed out a new build of its mobile client this evening, bringing the iOS app to version 3.8. The update offers only one new feature, but it has the potential to change the way people use the service: messaging.

That’s right, now whenever someone sends you a Pin, you have the ability to reply back with either a Pin of your own, or a direct message. It works with multiple users too, making planning a group trip or project a breeze…

Pinterest app updated with new ‘Guided Search’ feature

Pinterest users may be interested to know that the photo-sharing site rolled out a major new feature to its mobile apps this morning. It’s called ‘Guided Search,’ and it comes via an App Store update, which brings both the iPhone and iPad client to version 3.6.

Guided Search is a tool made for exploring Pinterest when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. So for example, if you enter a vague search time like ‘vacation,’ the tool will help you hone in on a category (i.e. camping, beach, etc) or specific location…

Pinterest app updated with the ability to view and pin GIFs

Pinterest, the popular social scrapbooking site, updated its iOS client today, bringing the app to version 3.4. The change log for the update only says “we just made Pinterest a little better for you,” but the company’s blog says they’ve added GIF support.

Users can now pin GIFs directly to their pinboards, which will show up in feeds (on the web, or within the mobile app) with a small play button. GIFs can then be played via mobile, shared to other social networks and of course repinned across platforms…

Pinterest revamps iPad interface

Just in time for the holidays, Pinterest has given its free iPhone and iPad app a revamped tablet interface which includes brand new iPad navigation via dedicated buttons alongside the bottom, the ability to show your most recent boards for faster pinning, new ways to discover boards, hidden boards and more.

“The iPad app has a fresh new look, just in time for the holidays,” Pinterest wrote in iTunes release notes. “Also, you can send your favorite boards to your friends for gift giving inspiration”.

The full details are included right below…