Tag Archives: Apps

Pinterest announces new messaging service

Pinterest users rejoice! Pin sharing has been available for awhile now, but users would have to use other means of communication to discuss the pin, or anything else. Pinterest is starting to change that with a new messaging service within their apps and website. The service adds pin sharing and interactivity to a fairly standard messaging…

Instagram launches Bolt, its Snapchat competitor, in selected regions

Photo-sharing service Instagram has launched its new app Bolt in selected regions. Bolt, a Snapchat-style messaging app, is the latest attempt by Instagram and its owners Facebook to dethrone Snapchat as the ephemeral messaging app of choice. Instagram has quietly launched the one-tap photo sharing app in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa, for…

Apple set to purchase radio app Swell for $30 million

Apple is set to purchase talk radio app Swell for around $30 million, according to a report by Re/code. The purchase of the personalized news radio app, described as “Pandora-for-talk-radio”, will provide Apple with technology and talent, with most of the Swell team expected to join Apple after the deal closes. The Swell app, which has a simple user…

Facebook Messenger finally makes its way to iPad

Facebook has today launched a version of its Messenger app for iPad. The previously iPhone-only iOS app has been updated to version 7.0, bringing with it iPad compatibility. Messenger maintains all of its functionality on the iPad, including instant messaging, featuring text and stickers, as well as voice calling. The UI will be similar to anyone…

What do iOS 8′s new photo editing capabilities mean for apps like VSCO Cam, Snapseed and even Instagram?

At WWDC last month, Apple unveiled a plethora of new features for iOS and OS X (and a bunch of stuff that spans both). A couple of things that really struck me related to photo editing in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8. Firstly, Apple is greatly expanding the range of editing tools in the stock Photos app in iOS and…