Talk about a case of the Mondays! The New Year has arrived, and we've got a great collection of apps to divert your attention away from work or school after two weeks of holiday slumber. This week's New App Recap features a new way to use iOS devices as a second Mac display, view Instagram feeds on an iPad, shoot 4K video, sticker Facebook Messenger missives, command the music at your next party, and sell videos to the world. Sit back and bask in our New Year Edition, starting right now!
If you love Facebook, you now have extra incentive to stay within those gated walls: On Tuesday, the social network announced the launch of Save on Facebook, a new option that delivers a built-in "read later" style service for saving links, places, and even movie, TV, or music pages for quick, easy access from mobile or web. Save on Facebook is rolling out to iOS, Android, and web "over the next few days," so keep an eye out for it as you're perusing this edition of the Mac|Life Morning Report!
In an earlier article we reported that customers in China seem particularly attracted to the gold iPhone, but that attraction may go much deeper than we originally thought. As reported by the Wall Street Journal (via 9to5 Mac), denizens of the world's most populated country are now taking to applying cheap $2 stickers to silver iPhone 5s models (or even to the iPhone 5) in order to capture the look of the elusive device. How's that for dedication?
If users are indeed starting to abandon social networks like Facebook, where are they going? Some are heading to more private turf like Path, which added the ability to send and receive private messages this week.