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Fleksy Keyboard Development Taken Over by Developer Thingthing as iOS App Improvements Planned

Fleksy Keyboard Development Taken Over by Developer Thingthing as iOS App Improvements Planned

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SOURCE:macrumors.comWhen Pinterest acquired keyboard app maker Fleksy last summer, development was paused on the company's well-known iOS and Android keyboard apps as the team was integrated into Pinterest's projects. The companies said that Fleksy would continue to exist with minimal updates, but otherwise not much news has come out about the keyboard app, until today. Now, Barcelona-based keyboard startup Thingthing [iOS App Store Direct Link] announced in a blog post this morning that it will take over development of the Fleksy keyboard, while the original Fleksy team continues to work at Pinterest (via TechCrunch). Thingthing said that thanks to the deal, the company is "closer than ever to our goal of bringing you the world’s first Keyboard as a Platform (KaaP)." The company high
What’s New in iOS 11 Beta 4: Lock Screen and Notification Center Changes, New App Icons and More

What’s New in iOS 11 Beta 4: Lock Screen and Notification Center Changes, New App Icons and More

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SOURCE:macrumors.comApple seeded the fourth beta of iOS 11 to developers this morning, bringing some of the most significant changes we've seen yet in an iOS 11 beta. A much-desired swipe feature for clearing Notifications on the Lock screen has been added, and there are also several visual tweaks to icons throughout the operating system. We've outlined all of the changes in both the video and the post below. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.- New icons - Apple has introduced new icons for the Contacts, Notes, and Reminders app. Some of the app icons may be bugged for some people, showing certain details, like bullets for Reminders, on the wrong side of the icon. This is because Apple inverts the icons for languages that read right to left instead of left t...
Telegram Encrypted Chat App Gains Self-Destructing Video and Photo Messages

Telegram Encrypted Chat App Gains Self-Destructing Video and Photo Messages

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SOURCE:macrumors.comEncrypted messaging app Telegram received an update on Sunday that makes it the latest chat platform to embrace Snapchat-style disappearing messages. Up until now, Telegram users have only been able to send text-based "secret chats" that self-delete, but in version 4.2 of the app they can now share videos and photos armed with a self-destruct timer. Timers are set using the clock icon in the media picker and can be anything up to one minute long. The countdown starts the moment the recipient opens the photo or video that's sent, and the sender is notified if the recipient tries to take a screenshot of the disappearing media. Elsewhere in the update, there's an improved photo editor and a speed boost for media downloads from large public channels, thanks to new enc...
New Editorial Content Begins Appearing Within App Store on iOS 11 Beta

New Editorial Content Begins Appearing Within App Store on iOS 11 Beta

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SOURCE:macrumors.comA few testers on the iOS 11 beta have noticed that new editorial content appeared within the App Store this week, related to information about HBO NOW, Pokémon Go, and new App of the Day and Game of the Day cards. MacRumors forum member mariusignorello posted about the new content recently, pointing out other changes as well, like updated carousels on the Apps and Games tabs. Previously, the App Store on iOS 11 remained on the date of Monday, June 26 for many users without any new content added. One of the major new additions to the App Store's Today tab on the iOS 11 beta is a How To guide for "The Best Way to Binge Game of Thrones." In the article, the editors discuss the popularity of the HBO series, and go on to list four of their favorite moments from the show
Puzzle Game ‘Yankai’s Triangle’ Available for Free as Apple’s App of the Week

Puzzle Game ‘Yankai’s Triangle’ Available for Free as Apple’s App of the Week

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SOURCE:macrumors.comPuzzle game Yankai's Triangle was named Apple's App of the Week, making it free to download for the next seven days. This is the first time the game has been made available for free since it was released in November of 2016.Yankai's Triangle is, as the name suggests, a puzzle game based on triangles. The idea is to tap on different colored triangles to rotate them into a triangle shape to solve puzzles. From the App Store Editors:This deceptively simple puzzle game is pure Pythagorean pleasure. Rotating multicolored triangular puzzle pieces to snap them together with their mates is dead simple at first, but when layer after layer of triangles are in the mix, we truly come to respect the power of three. Bright hues and funny sound effects help seal the deal--you ...
Google Play Music iOS App Now Supports CarPlay

Google Play Music iOS App Now Supports CarPlay

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SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle's music subscription service, Google Play Music, now has a dedicated CarPlay app available, according to comments shared on reddit. That means Google Play Music users who own a vehicle equipped with CarPlay can access their music directly through the CarPlay interface when an iPhone is connected to the car. The Google Play Music CarPlay app is sectioned off into Home, Recents, Music Library, and Stations, giving subscribers access to recommendations, their own custom playlists, radio selections, and more. Google Play Music is the first Google-made app to be available for CarPlay, and it joins music apps from services like Pandora, Amazon, and Spotify. Google Play Music allows users to store up to 50,000 songs and listen to ad-supported radio stations for fre...
Apple Updates ‘Clips’ Video App With Disney Characters, New Graphics Overlays

Apple Updates ‘Clips’ Video App With Disney Characters, New Graphics Overlays

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SOURCE:macrumors.comApple today updated its video creation app Clips with a handful of new features, introducing new graphic overlay options and support for Disney and Pixar characters. Clips, first released back in April, is designed to let users combine several video clips, images, and photos with voice-based titles, music, filters, and graphics to create videos that can be shared in Messages and via social networks. With today's update, Apple has added dozens of new graphic overlays and animated poster designs to enhance text-based additions that are added to videos. Posters range from glistening water to slow motion billowing smoke and 3D art. Apple has also partnered with Disney to introduce animated overlays featuring classic Disney and Pixar characters. Animated overlays, which...
You Can Now Pay For iTunes and App Store Purchases With Your Phone Bill in Three More Countries

You Can Now Pay For iTunes and App Store Purchases With Your Phone Bill in Three More Countries

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SOURCE:macrumors.comApple has expanded mobile phone billing to Denmark, Hong Kong, and Sweden, according to an updated support document on its website. The feature is now supported by the carrier Three in each of the countries, in addition to SmarTone in Hong Kong and Telenor in Sweden. The payment method enables customers to pay for iTunes Store content, App Store apps, iBooks, and Apple Music subscriptions without needing a debit or credit card, or even a bank account. Instead, purchases are added to a customer's mobile phone bill and paid off at the end of the month. Mobile phone billing is already available to customers of select carriers in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Em...
Apple Releases iTunes 12.6.2 With Minor App and Performance Improvements

Apple Releases iTunes 12.6.2 With Minor App and Performance Improvements

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SOURCE:macrumors.comAlongside the release of macOS Sierra 10.12.6, which came after a two month beta testing period, Apple has introduced a new version of iTunes, iTunes 12.6.2. iTunes 12.6.2 is a minor update, with Apple's release notes saying only that it introduces minor app and performance improvements. Today's iTunes update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free using the Software Update function. iTunes 12.6.2 follows iTunes 12.6.1, another minor update that was released back in May. Source link
AR Startup Blippar Showcases ‘Halos’ Facial Recognition Feature in its Mobile App

AR Startup Blippar Showcases ‘Halos’ Facial Recognition Feature in its Mobile App

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SOURCE:macrumors.comAugmented reality startup Blippar today announced a new social feature for its image recognition app that lets users build an AR profile using facial recognition technology. Called "Halos", the feature offers users the ability to scan their face into the app and fill various bubbles around their head with personal details, such as their latest tweets, favorite songs on Spotify, YouTube videos, and animated emoji. Once the facial profile is uploaded, anyone who "blips" the user – or scans their face with the app – sees the information as a halo of bubbles suspended in mid-air. The feature builds on the app's Public Figure Facial Recognition, introduced last December, which lets users scan 370,000 famous faces to learn interesting facts about them. The Blippar app ge