Cortana gets a fresh new look on iOS

Cortana gets a fresh new look on iOS

Microsoft improved the AI assistant on iOS. Redmond-based software giant keeps improving its software available on non-Windows platforms. Today, Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Cortana app on iOS, introducing the new interface and some welcomed improvements. The new Cortana update focuses on better user experience through a simple, revamped interface. Microsoft says that Cortana has become easier to use on the iOS platform, thanks to its redesigned settings and profile pages. Additionally, Microsoft has improved the performance of Cortana, and squashed some bugs too. Here is the changelog of the update: We are bringing major updates to[…]

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Gmail app

Gmail for iOS may soon open to third-party email accounts

Gmail beta program for iOS now supports Outlook, Yahoo and other email accounts. Google has recently started a test flight program for Gmail on iOS, allowing approved beta testers to access third-party email accounts like Microsoft’s Outlook or Yahoo. Gmail for iOS never had this functionally, now forcing customers to install other apps if they want to add non-Gmail email accounts. Fortunately, Google may soon open to these alternative email accounts, so you could check multiple emails from a single app. For now, the beta testing is not open to the general public – you have to apply for the[…]

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facebook explore feed

Facebook starts testing ‘Explore Feed’ on desktop and mobile

Explore Feed includes selected posts from people you don’t follow. Facebook has confirmed about a new feature coming soon to everyone visiting the social network from mobile devices or desktop computers. Called ‘Explore Feed’, it aims to provide content that Facebook thinks is suitable for you. In the Explore Feed you won’t see posts, photos and videos from your friends. Instead, this section will let you discover pages and users you might be interested in. Facebook released a statement (via TechCrunch) in which the company explains that popular posts will be automatically customized and presented to you in the new[…]

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whatsapp live sharing location

WhatsApp update introduces ‘Live Location’ in its mobile apps

Encrypted location sharing feature announced for WhatsApp. WhatsApp has unveiled a new feature for its mobile apps on iOS and Android that allows you to share your location with contacts and friends. Called ‘Live Location’ and accessible from the attach button in a chat window, Live Location is a secure way to let friends and family know your exact location. To send a Live Location, you must tap on Attach → Location. You will see a new option called ‘Share Live Location’. Click on it and choose for how long to share your location. Then your contact will be able[…]

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Google Drive app

You can now access Google Drive from the Files app

Update for Google Drive adds support for Files on iOS 11. Google has just released an update to its Google Drive app. After installing update 4.2017.37510, users with iPhone and iPad running iOS 11 will be able to access their Drive storage from the Files app. Under the ‘More location’ section in the Files app for iOS 11, you will see a new provider available – Google Drive. According to Google, the integration with Files also extends to documents uploaded to Google Drive, but opened through the Files app. With the latest version of the Drive app installed, you can[…]

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Snapchat Sky Filters

Snapchat’s new AR filters paint the sky in different colors

Snapchat update brings new Sky Filters. The company has released an update in the App Store, introducing new Augmented Reality filters. With ‘Sky Filters’ Snapchat shows its increased interest on AR, after announcing new Lenses and motion tracking stickers earlier in 2017. To use the Sky Filters, you have to take a photo that includes parts of the sky and then swipe left. According to the company, the new feature automatically recognizes if the photo includes sky, and then allows you to choose a filter such as ‘cloudy’, ‘rainbow’, ‘starry night’ or another. Basically, using the new AR filter you[…]

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Instagram update

Instagram update for iOS brings face filters for videos and new seasonal stickers

Autumn and spring stickers available for iOS users. Instagram has a new update for iOS devices, bringing new stickers to mark the changing seasons around the world. For users living in the northern hemisphere, there is a new sticker pack for autumn that includes falling leaves, hats, cups of tea, and more. Users in the southern hemisphere could add spring-themed stickers like flowers, apples, and sun, to celebrate the arrival of spring. Additionally, Instagram for iOS now allows you to play with face filters while sharing live videos. There is a brand new filter – sunglasses, available exclusively in the[…]

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First AR games released in the App Store

A selection of new Augmented Reality games. With the release of iOS 11 to supported hardware, Apple automatically turned millions of devices into AR-capable machines that could run AR apps based on the ARKit Apple introduced to developers earlier in 2017. The first wave of AR apps and games are already here, available for download in the Store. We’ve already covered some of them, like IKEA Place. Here are some AR games you can try right now: Warhammer 40,000 Freeblade  It’s an imperial knight in a virtual universe with over 170 missions. This game offers high-resolution 3D graphics, an enhanced[…]

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IKEA Place

IKEA Place AR app now available in the Store for iOS 11 devices

Download the Augmented Reality app for free. After demonstrating its app based on the ARKit earlier this month, IKEA has officially released the AR app called ‘IKEA Place’ in the Store for free. ‘Place’ is a cool app that allows you to virtually add IKEA furniture to your own room. The app has a catalogue with 3D true-to-scale models of select items which you could place in your space. First, you have to scan the floor with the camera and then browse the list of IKEA products to select an item. Point the iPhone or iPad at the open space[…]

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iOS 11 update rolling out today, ditches support for 32-bit apps

Apple releases the official iOS 11 update on September 19. The Cupertino-based giant is today releasing the official iOS 11 update to millions of iPhones and iPads, introducing many new features and improvements in the iOS to its customers. And whereas the current iOS 10 supports both 64 and 32-bit apps, after the upgrade to iOS 11 you will lose the ability to run those legacy apps with a 32-bit architecture. This change, however, doesn’t come as a surprise. Apple announced several times in the previous months that the next major version of iOS won’t support 32-bit apps. All in[…]

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