Creativity is the theme of our New App Recap this week, with plenty of apps to design and invent. This edition kicks off with a new Creative Cloud-connected design app from Adobe, photo layouts from Instagram, more than 800 new photo filters, a way to slow down or speed up iOS videos, a kid-centric 3D design app, and Twitter's answer to Meerkat. The only problem now is finding the time to be able to play with all of these cool apps, so let's dig in straight away!
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!
Happen to miss the great pop culture moments of 2014? Never fear; Apple's got you covered. The catch here is that its social media department's chosen to do so on Tumblr, where the company's created a page for iTunes celebrating the "best" from this year's music, TV, and books. It's but the latest move in Apple's increasing forays into the most popular outlets in social media.
This week's New App Recap features a compelling mix of productivity apps headlined by Post-It Plus, takes a detour through the revamped Google Play Newsstand, Path Talk, and Tweetbot for iPhone apps, reveals how rewarding shopping with Groupon can be, and even serves up an entire catalog of free documentary movies for good measure. Not sure where to begin? Why not start with our first new app, which is only a click away....
Former Adobe engineer Kevin Lynch took the stage to give an extensive demonstration of what the Apple Watch is capable of, which third-party developers will be able to help shape with a new software development kit known as WatchKit.
Today singer Adam Levine joined the embarrassingly long list of Samsung spokespeople who just can't stop using their beloved iPhones. The revelation is particularly remarkable in Levine's case, as just last week he was quoted in a presser for Samsung's Milk Music service that he'd be participating in "a ceremonial iPhone burning" after the event.
Americans woke up Tuesday after a long Memorial Day weekend to be greeted by a $50 discount off Adobe's Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements bundle (normally $149.99) until this Friday, May 30 at 11:59 PM PST. That's quite a good deal for the consumer photo and video editing software for Mac and PC, which requires no discount code to use. Who says MacLife.com doesn't like to save readers money...?
Monday saw a few big changes at mobile payment startup Square, with the demise of the company's Square Wallet app and the launch of a new Square Order app, which allows users in San Francisco and New York City to order ahead for their next meal. No word on when the service will expand to other locales, but today's recap features a couple of other tech companies making life easier for all of their customers...