Since introducing saved posts back in December, Instagram is now adding a new feature to help you organize your saved posts.
Google’s video chat app, Duo is now getting audio calling. The new feature is rolling out to users worldwide.
Apple has introduced a new section to their app store that celebrates the apps and games that were developer in the Toronto and Waterloo area, sometimes referred to as the Canadian Silicon Valley.
After countless rumors and leaks, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has finally been revealed. Apple also announced the Apple Watch 2 (called the Apple Watch Series 2).
In case you missed the big event, Apple has posted a short 107-second video to get you up to speed.
As 2015 comes to a close, it’s that time of year for the annual “best of …” or “favourite thing of 2015.”
This post will be focusing on the apps that I used the most this year, so much that I consider them my favourite apps of 2015. Some of these apps might not have come out in 2015 but some have been significantly since last year’s post: Favourite Apps of 2014.
Some of these apps are just available on only one platform (just Android or just iOS) but some of them are multiplatform in which they are on both Android and iOS and have a web app as well.
The links to download these apps will be in the form of “Get on Google Play” or “Get it on the App Store” pictures after each app description.
Google has announced today that Android Wear is officially supported on the iPhone. The software platform allows you to get notifications with a quick glance, track your workouts and fitness goals all from your smartwatch.
Get your info at a glance: Check important info like phone calls, messages, and notifications from your favourite apps. Android Wear features always-on displays, so you’ll never have to move your wrist to wake up your watch.
Follow your fitness: Set fitness goals, and get daily and weekly views of your progress. Your watch automatically tracks walking and running, and even measures your heart rate.
Save time with smart help: Receive timely tips like when to leave for appointments, current traffic info, and flight status. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions like “Is it going to rain in London tomorrow?” or create to-dos with “Remind me to pack an umbrella.”
From this point forward, all Android Wear watches with have iPhone support built-in. But for now, the only Android Wear watch that support the iPhone officially is the LG Watch Urbane. Although some people (like The Verge) have gotten older Android Wear devices like the Moto 360 to work on their iPhone.
Google has also confirmed that the upcoming watches from Huawei, ASUS and Motorola will have iPhone support.
The Android Wear for iOS app (and yes, some how Google got their app approved through Apple’s App Store with Android in the name intact) should be available to download now. You can find it here: Android Wear for iOS. It works with the iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 or later.
There were a number of announcements that were made at Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote. The event first started off with a intro video starring former-SNL star, Bill Hader and also included Danny Pudi of Community fame.
The video below is the opening video for the keynote.
And you can watch the full keynote here: Apple WWDC 2015 keynote.
After the video, Tim Cook came on stage but he did things a bit different this year. He did not talk about all the record breaking numbers that Apple has achieved over the last year, he saved those for later on.
OS X El Capitan
The first announcement of the day was OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The name for this version of the OS still falls in a with Apple’s new California-based names.
OS X El Capitan brings along a whole slate of new features while still retaining the look that OS X Yosemite brought last year.
Here are just some of the apps and games that I used most often in 2014. Some are available for just one platform (just Android or just iOS) while some apps are on both or have a web app as well.
There were quite a few announcements made at Apple’s WWDC Keynote, they mostly had to do with Apple’s software platforms, iOS and OS X. iOS 8 was officially announced, which still retains the same look esthetic as the previous version, iOS 7. The same flat design was featured in the most recent version of iOS. Most of the new features were not major overhauls but more improvements to the changes made in iOS 7.
Mailbox, the popular mail client on iOS and later became a part of Dropbox, is now on Android. It has been over a year since Dropbox purchased the app and it is just now being released on Android. A new feature called “auto swipe” allows users to archive an email for now and then will automatically archive any similar emails that may arrive in the future.
The Mailbox Android app works in the same way like the iOS version does. The entire app revolves around swipe-based gestures. If you swipe an email toward the right, it will archive that email. Next if you were to long swipe an email message to the right, it will send it to the trash instead of archiving it. Then if you to swipe a email to the left, you can snooze an email for later and it will come back to your Mailbox at the time that you choose. Then finally if you long swipe a email message to the left, you add it to a list instead of snoozing it for later.
Mailbox is trying to get people to use the app in order to reach Inbox Zero which means you have no emails in your inbox. Currently the Mailbox for Android app only supports Gmail/Google Apps and iCloud accounts and there are more coming soon.
You can find the link for Mailbox on the Google Play Store below.