Instagram has introduced Instagram Direct, a new way to send private photo and video messages to friends. It's part of Instagram 5.0 for iOS.
LEGO Star Wars fans, rejoice! Warner Bros. Entertainment released LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for iPhone and iPad on Wednesday, and it's waiting to suck up your time even now. The game allows you to play either the Light or the Dark, and includes a host of Star Wars characters lovingly created in LEGO realism.
Walmart is tapping Apple to bring in holiday shoppers again with special pricing on iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s on Friday. According to online reports, the retailer will offer aggressive discounts on iPhone 5c ($27) and 5s ($127), a $45 gift card with the purchase of an iPad mini, and $30 gift cards for only $25.
Apple released iPhoto 9.5.1 on Wednesday, an update that fixes a preview issue. The patch notes also include unspecified improvements.
Google announced Wednesday the launch of Chrome Apps to the Mac platform. The company said that desktop apps available on the Chrome Web Store can now be run on any desktop computer that also runs the Chrome browser.
Twitter updated its iOS app to version 6.0 on Tuesday. The new version includes an entirely updated interface that is more in keeping with iOS 7's flat aesthetics. It also allows users to exchange photos via direct message for the first time, has refined notification options, new search feature, and support for Apple's Safari Reading List.
Apple updated Apple Remote Desktop to version 3.7.1 on Tuesday. It's a maintenance update that fixes a firewall issue and other issues.
FileMaker announced the immediate availability of version 13 of its self-named professional database application on Tuesday. FileMaker Pro 13 gained new iOS development tools, along with improved Web publishing support.
Dropbox rolled out version 3 of the iPhone and iPad app for its cloud-based file storage service on Friday. The new version added support for AirDrop file transfers, and got a facelift with an iOS 7 interface.
Apple has released updates for all three iWork apps—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—that begins the process of restoring popular features missing from Mavericks makeover updates released in October. All three updates start with restoring the ability customize your toolbar, and the Keynote update restores some missing transitions and other effects.
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