App preorders are now possible in the App Store

Apple allows you to preorder apps in the Store. From now on, iOS users will be able to pre-order apps in the App Store up to 90 days in advance. A server-side update has introduced the new feature, but it’s up to developers to publish their apps in advance. Currently, only officially launched apps can be ordered, while after this useful new feature for App Store becomes more common, you could simply tap on ‘pre-order’ and get the app once it’s released. You can save a lot of time, for example, if you read about some interesting new apps, and[…]

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VeeR Editor

This free iOS app allows you to edit 360-degree videos

VeeR Editor is a powerful tool to edit 360-degree videos. You shoot 360-degree videos and want to edit them on the go? You don’t need a PC or Mac anymore, because with this free app for iOS you can edit on iPhone or iPad. Called VeeR Editor, the app allows you to edit your videos, add effects, stickers and some interesting effects. You can add music from the free catalogue with a single tap, preview and then share your creations on the Social media. VeeR Editor supports 360-degree videos captured by all popular cameras like Xiaomi Mi Shpere, Samsung Gear[…]

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Shazam app

Apple may buy music discovery service Shazam

Shazam could boost Apple’s music streaming service. The music recognition service Shazam is integrated into Siri from iOS 8, identifying a song, TV show, film or ad in a few seconds. Shazam’s relationships with Apple are strong, also thanks to integration with Apple Music, allowing subscribers to play a song discovered by Shazam directly in Apple Music. Shazam is also a popular app with over 1 billion downloads across the different platforms. TechCrunch is reporting from their sources that Apple is acquiring Shazam, and the deal will be announced next week. According to the publication, the deal would be worth[…]

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Skype updated with design improvements and iPhone X support

New version of Skype embraces the notch. Microsoft has optimized another app for the unique iPhone X notch. This time, it’s the Skype app with an update in the App Store. Alongside the support for iPhone X and improved scaling on the device, Skype gets a revamped design for iOS. Skype version 8.12 now extends to the entire usable screen on the iPhone X, and introduces the new interface that has been in testing since October. After the major redesign in the Summer, this is the second time Microsoft releases such a significant design overhaul in 2017. The app now[…]

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apple store app

Apple Store app updated with new purchasing options and card scanner

Apple Store app updated to version 4.4. Apple has just rolled out an update to the Apple Store app for iOS. Version 4.4 improves the performance on iOS 11, but also adds some new features for everyone. The Apple Store app now has a built-in scanner, so you can add a debit/credit card more easily at checkout. You don’t need to manually type the card number in the field anymore thanks to the app’s scanning feature. Additionally, the app doesn’t require a pre-authorization for full-price purchases of iPhone on one of the US carriers. Instead, the user could activate later.[…]

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Instagram rolls out Highlights and Archive for Stories

Instagram rolls out Highlights and Archive for Stories

Two new features for Instagram Stories The disappearing short video clips you can post on Instagram have been improved with two new features, currently rolling out to public accounts. Once the story disappears after 24 hours, it will be automatically archived in your page under the Archive Tab. Highlighted Stories is the second new feature announced for Instagram Stories. You can take a Story and then mark it as a highlight (a featured) post that stays below your profile picture and bio. As Instagram describes,  Stories Highlights will enable more customization and self-expression on profiles than ever before – whether[…]

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Gmail updated for iOS to allow third-party accounts

The app also gets support for iPhone X’s screen Google has released a new version of its Gmail app in the App Store. The new version comes with a new feature, and a number of other improvements. Non-Google email accounts can now be added to the app via IMAP. The ability to use third-party email accounts with Gmail has been in public testing for over a month, and it’s now being rolled out to everyone on iOS. Google has also added support for iPhone X’s sensor notch with this update, so the app now looks better on this device. The[…]

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messenger kids

Facebook launches Messenger for Kids

Messenger Kids has an emphasis on safety According to Engadget, Facebook will launch a new messaging service especially designed for kids. It will be called Facebook Kids, and launched this week for iOS, followed by Android later in December. Messenger Kids aims to offer increased safety as your children will only be able to chat with contacts you have previously approved. It won’t require a phone number as a regular messenger or other services, as kids don’t usually have such. Only one of the parents could create an account for Messenger Kids, and this account can be only used for[…]

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Microsoft Edge

Windows 10’s browser now officially available for iOS

Microsoft Edge comes to iPhone Microsoft keeps investing heavily in other platforms after collapsing in the mobile market and confirming that Windows Phone is dead. Months after launching a beta test for Edge on iOS, Microsoft officially published its browser in the App Store. The Safari-alternative is definitely worth trying, especially if you have a Windows 10 PC. There is a built-in feature called ‘continue on PC’ which allows you to switch tasks easily between Windows 10 and iPhone. The feature is similar to Apple’s Handoff, syncing content and passwords between PC and iOS. Microsoft Edge also has a dark[…]

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WhatsApp

WhatsApp for iOS gets the ability to play YouTube videos

The app receives an update in the App Store. Popular instant messaging, VOIP and video calling app, WhatsApp, has been updated in the Apple Store to version 2.17.81. There are two significant improvements in this release for iPad and iPhone. WhatsApp now supports playing YouTube videos directly in a picture-in-picture mode. The other notable addition is an easier way to record long voice messages. The update introduces a new way to watch videos without leaving the chat. The video you receive in a message can be opened in a new window, but within the app in ь picture-in-picture mode. PiP[…]

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