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By Daniel Sadjadian | A fresh selection of the latest smartphone applications.

Google Search App Updated With 'Trending on Google' Widget, New 3D Touch Actions

Google announced a fresh update to its Search app yesterday, highlighting Gboard keyboard integration, a raft of 3D Touch enhancements, and a new Trending widget.<p>Launched last May, Gboard offers users the ability to search for emoji, includes a built-in animated GIF search, and supports glide …

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Google's Duo chat app expands beyond video calls

Google loves to put out messaging apps, and until now, Duo was the one for making video calls. That changes today, according to a tweet from Google exec Amit Fulay. Duo users can also use the app to make voice calls. The feature, which debuted in Brazil earlier this month, is now available …

Google

Apple Releases iWork 3.1 with Touch ID Support, Greater Customization Options, and More

Apple has updated its iWork suite of productivity apps – Pages, Keynote, and Numbers – to version 3.1 today. Each app contains a number of varied improvements across iOS and macOS.<p>All three apps contain new options for formatting text. You can use superscript and subscript options to add text …

iOS

Customizable app icons debut with iOS 10.3, MLB and NHL first to market

Sporting apps MLB.com at Bat and NHL on Tuesday became the first apps to take advantage of a new iOS 10.3 feature that allows users to change an …

iOS

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Hands-on with the updated Apple TV Remote app for iPhone and iPad

As we noted in a prior post, Apple has updated its Apple TV Remote app to version 1.1. This latest version, which comes on the same day as tvOS 10.2 and iOS 10.3, brings long-awaited iPad support to the table.<p>Along with support for the iPad, the updated Apple TV Remote app features an enhanced Now …

Apple TV

Apple TV Remote app updated, adding iPad support and better caption selection

Once iPhone and iPod Touch only, Apple has updated the standalone Apple TV remote app, and for the first time has a specific iPad interface.<p>The app …

iOS

Facebook Messenger now lets you privately share your Live Location for an hour

Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app. Today it’s adding a new Live Location feature that lets you share for an hour within a private direct or group message thread your real-time location on a map. The recipients can then see an estimate of …

Facebook

10 Paid iPhone And iPad Apps Free For Limited Period Only

• <b>Modern Labyrinth</b><p><b>Description :</b>Modern Labyrinth is a game where you move a ball on tilting a phone.<p>Specifications:<br>- 36 unique levels.<br>- Realistic …

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Head to head: The best calendar apps for iPhone, iPad, and macOS

Hands-On<p>After two months spent examining the calendar app heavy-hitters available for iPhone and macOS, AppleInsider helps you narrow down the …

Apple

Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on the week’s biggest product announcements for music making on your Mac and iOS device, including hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more. This week we get another glimpse of Elektron’s new Digitakt drum computer, Output’s interesting new …

iOS

7 Paid iPhone Apps On Sale For Free Right Now

1. AcePlayer Plus -The Best Video Player<p>AcePlayer can play almost any file format movies , music, photos and streaming directly on iPhone/iPod/iPad. …

Game Day: Typeshift

Developer Zach Gage describes Typeshift as 'Anagrams meets Word Search, with a sprinkle of Crosswords,' which fits well. Gage is the creator of SpellTower and other excellent iOS games. It's a clever mashup of the familiar in an unconventional way. With an extensive library of free puzzles, new …

iOS

iPad Diaries: Working with Zip Archives

<i>iPad Diaries is a regular series about using the iPad as a primary computer. You can find more installments here and subscribe to the dedicated RSS feed.</i><p>Compressing files into archives and extracting them into a specific location is one of the most common desktop tasks that is still surprisingly …

iOS

Facebook Debuts Message Reactions and Mentions for its Messenger App

Facebook's Messenger app for iOS devices was today updated with a new Message Reactions feature, which is similar to the Tapback features introduced in Apple's Messages app in iOS 10.<p>Message Reactions are designed to allow Facebook users to react to a message with an emoji symbol to express an …

Facebook

1Blocker Adds Easy Page Element Hiding

1Blocker is one of our favorite content blockers on iOS and macOS. The app has been continuously updated and refined on both platforms, syncs between the two, and has an extensive list of blocking rules.<p>On iOS, 1Blocker made Federico’s list of ‘Must Have’ apps for 2015 in part because he could …

Apple

Super Mario Run 2.0 Arrives

On the heels of Super Mario Run’s debut on Android, Nintendo released a big update to the iOS version of the game that adds new features and refines gameplay.<p>Parts of Super Mario Run are free to play. Unlocking the remaining levels requires a one-time In-App Purchase. Nintendo has been criticized …

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Apple buys automation app Workflow and makes it free

Apple has acquired Workflow, a popular productivity app that lets you automate tasks on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.<p>The terms of the acquisition, which was first reported on by <i>TechCrunch</i>, were not made public, but Apple has confirmed the deal.<p>On the business end of things, Apple has picked up …

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Instagram Continues to Build 'Safer, Kinder' Community With Two-Factor Authentication and Blurred Posts

Instagram today continued its rollout of pressure free, community-focused updates that now include a blur filter to obscure potentially sensitive content, as deemed by the Instagram review team when a particular post is reported. Instagram said that this means users are "less likely to have …

Instagram

Starbucks adding gifting via Apple Messages app with Apple Pay next month

During its annual shareholders meeting today, Starbucks announced that it will soon allow customers to send gifts through Apple’s Messages app and Apple Pay. The new functionality will arrive for customers in April alongside Microsoft Outlook integration that will similarly allow users to gift …

Apple

djay Pro for Mac Gains Touch Bar Enhancements, Pioneer DJ Integration

Algoriddim's djay Pro for Mac received a major update today, introducing a range of new features for both hobbyists and professional DJs.<p>Through a partnership with Pioneer DJ, djay Pro is now officially certified to work with hardware like the CDJ-200NXS2 and the TOUR1, equipment widely used by …

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Destroy your opponents in 'Rocket League' Dropshot mode

Chaotic jet-car soccer game <i>Rocket League</i> just got a little crazier with its new Dropshot mode, which changes how you play the game. This free update rolls out to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC today, bringing a new competitive tournament as well as some goofy Easter-themed items for your in-game …

Gaming

Google announces app updates to Allo, Duo, and Photos

Upgrades to audio calls, file sharing, and sending photos on low connectivity<p>At its São Paulo event today, Google announced a slew of updates to its Duo, Allo, and Photos apps, including new calling capabilities, file transfers, and easier photo sharing.<p>Google Duo — initially released last August …

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Bear Receives Version 1.1 Update

In what developer Shiny Frog described as its largest update yet, note-taking app Bear today received a version 1.1 update featuring new fonts, importing and exporting features, and more.<p>There’s a lot to unpack in version 1.1. Here are the highlights:<p>Bear now includes support for bulk deletion and …

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Amazon Music iOS App Now Supports CarPlay

Amazon today updated its Amazon Music app for iOS devices to version 6.4.0, adding a small but important new feature: support for CarPlay.<p>With the latest version of the Amazon Music app, Amazon Music subscribers who own a vehicle equipped with CarPlay can access their music directly through the …

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Deeplink adds in-app search assistant for iOS that mimics Google’s Now on Tap

Deep-linking technology has been making its way progressively into the mobile ecosystem, providing an easy way to take users from one app to a specific point in another one, much as hyperlinks do between web pages. Now one of the earlier movers in this area, a startup appropriately called …

Google

Workflow’s New File and Ulysses Actions

In a seemingly minor 1.7.2 update released over the weekend, the Workflow team brought a few notable file-based changes to the app.<p>Workflow's existing support for cloud storage services has been expanded and all file actions have been unified under a single 'Files' category. You can now choose …

iOS

Apple Announces Video Creation iOS App 'Clips'

Among announcements of a new 9.7-inch iPad and red iPhone 7, Apple today has unveiled a new first-party video creation app called "Clips." According to the company, with Clips users will be able to "create expressive videos" with ease on both an iPhone and iPad.<p>The app lets users combine videos, …

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Organizing Windows with Magnet

When I switched back to the Mac for most of my work a couple of months ago, one of the biggest selling points of macOS was window management. The differences between macOS and iOS make comparing them difficult, but I've learned to prefer the way the Mac presents information to the iPad's split …