Apple's relented to antitrust pressure. All “reader” apps can now include a web link for customers to follow and sign up for an account or purchase a content subscription externally.
App Store Apps
The Apps of the Week column is back with some great new apps for you to check out this weekend. We have a six degrees of separation social media app, an app for classy cocktails, and even a game where you can play for real money. See the full roundup below!
The new Instagram link sticker is replacing the familiar swipe-up gesture for accessing external webpages in stories beginning August 30, the Facebook-owned company has confirmed.
TikTok is bringing new privacy protections designed to make the app less likely eat into teenagers' sleep time, such as automatic notifications muting after 9pm and 10pm, and more.
1Password 8, the next major iteration to the popular password manager, is now available for testing on macOS ahead of its public release on Mac and Windows later this year.
Instagram has announced a trio of new features designed to further reduce abusive content on its platform, including a global rollout of Hidden Words, a new Limits feature and much stronger warnings when trying to post comments that the algorithm flags as potentially offensive.
A new, unreleased TikTok Stories feature is currently in testing. Similar to Snapchat Stories and the like, it lets you add text, captions and music to a video to make it more immersive.
You can now use the new IMDb TV apps for iPhone and Android to enjoy the Amazon-owned, free, ad-supported IMDb TV service outside IMDb's standard app.
WhatsApp's new View Once mode is now rolling out, bringing self-destructing photos and videos to all users. It follows a testing period since March 2021 when this ephemeral messaging feature appeared for a small number of users on iPhone and Android.
Nanogram, a new app from the creator of the FlickType swipe keyboard app for watchOS, lets you use Telegram on Apple Watch even when you don’t have your iPhone on you.
One of the best things about GarageBand is sound packs. With the latest update, you can create music using beats, loops and instruments created by some of the top music producers.
We previously wrote about Doppler for iPhone, an excellent alternative to Apple’s Music app that ships with many interesting, unique features. Today, developer Ed Wellbrook of BrushedType launched Doppler for Mac, a truly native macOS music player.