The Apple Support app was updated on Wednesday with a major feature: When you make a Genius Bar appointment you’ll see a button to add a pass to Wallet for faster check-in. Other updates included with version 4.1: Easier to find Advisors in your preferred language in regions with multiple languages; Accessibility improvements for VoiceOver, including Search navigation, labels, and more; Performance enhancements and bug fixes.
JuneCloud is preparing to deliver the ninth update to its Deliveries app, and like many developers it will move to a subscription model. Pricing will be announced in the future. Major features coming with Deliveries 9 include Dark Mode, full tracking history, faster ways to add shipments, archive/share multiple deliveries at once, drag a delivery to Files to save a copy of it, and more.
If you previously purchased Deliveries, you can continue using most features without a subscription. You’ll be able to add new Deliveries and sync with iCloud. You will need a subscription to sync with Junecloud, and we may add other features in the future that require a subscription. However, you’ll also receive a complimentary subscription based on your purchase date […]
Ginger Labs has updated popular note-taking app Notability with new features that will come in handy for students. This is the app’s 220 release and update includes a variety of new tools and introduces the Notability Shop, an in-app store with artist-designed stickers, handwriting conversion, brushes and more. Features include: Favorites Toolbar for quickly switching between ink styles; Style Popover menu design that fits more colors, widths, and brushes; Draw arrows and curves that snap perfectly into place; Dotted and dashed brushes. The brand-new Notability Shop will offer handwriting conversion and search, as well as stickers, themes, and various other goodies.
Eve Home was updated Thursday to bring new features to customers. Specifically, the update involves Eve Cam. A feature in the app called “My Cameras” gives you a big, full screen overview that shows you live video feeds from all your HomeKit-enabled cameras. You can also flip the camera image of Eve Cam to give you more mounting options. Speaking of Eve Cam, the company has a great deal: You can buy two of them for US$279.95 at Evehome.com.
The new Apple Store “For You” Tab personalizes your app experience with recommendations. You can also compare your iPhone with other models.
Weather app Rainviewer got a big 2.0 update today. New features include: Future radar map to plan your day ahead; Precipitation chart for the next hour for over 90 countries; Accurate rain forecast for the next 90 minutes; Weather forecast: temperature and weather conditions, 48-hour/14-day; Rain alerts to notify of upcoming rain; Multiple locations, rain notifications for each location. App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)
Eve 4.3 adds fast access, improved customization options, and improvements for new products like Eve Cam and Eve Window Guard. You can now long press in almost any area of the app to quickly control an accessory, set a scene, and view its details. Get an overview of a room to instantly toggle all lights and refine room settings. You can also touch, hold, and slide your finger to quickly select a command. Eve 4.3 adds a new way to view and manage automations directly in the accessory’s details view. Long press to toggle Rules and set Scenes, or create new rules and scenes. App Store: Free
Etsy was updated yesterday with a new augmented reality feature. If you’re shopping for a print or poster for your wall, you can use AR to preview what it looks like in your home. Tap an icon, point your phone at the space you want to hang the item, then place and move the print around on the wall. You can also adjust the size of the item (if available), the add the item to your basket to purchase with Apple Pay. App Store: Free
The newest update to Notability—9.4—adds improvements to audio recordings. These recordings can now be renamed, reordered, trimmed, merged, and split. The sound equalizer has been improved in which frequencies can be adjusted for optimal listening. The recording UI has been updated, too. Next, eight new languages have been added for handwriting recognition: Danish, Filipino, Indonesian, Malay, Polish, Swedish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. Finally, a mix of smaller updates include support for iPadOS mouse pointers, themed popovers with Dark Mode, and fixes an issue where the tool switching in the top toolbar could sometimes become unresponsive. App Store: US$8.99
Calendars by Readdle was updated recently to add integration with Zoom, Hangouts, and GoToMeeting. When you create an event within the app you can generate a call link with one of these services right there. Another feature lets you see your teammates’ availability and add their schedules to your own calendar. This is limited to G Suite accounts. Users can also get notifications about new event invites, something that previously required you to open the app and check its Notification Center. App Store: Calendars 5 by Readdle – US$6.99
Wondering how to update apps on your Apple devices? It’s easy to do manually and there’s an option to do it automatically.
Automatically access classes set up through Apple School Manager by signing into your device with a Managed Apple ID; Use AirPlay to project class details to Apple TV when inviting students to join a teacher-created class; Easily adjust the size of students’ screens by pinching to zoom in or out.
Spark version 2.7.0 adds mouse and trackpad support for iPad users, as well as a way to react to emails and chats with emojis. Spark mail by Readdle gives you a Smart Inbox, email scheduling, natural language search, a built-in calendar, integrations with third-party apps, email snoozing, email link creation, and many more features. It’s a email app for everyone, whether you’re using it for your own use or as part of a business team. App Store: Spark – Free
Slack version 20.05.10 redesigns the mobile user interface. There’s a new navigation bar at the bottom with four tabs: Home view for the sidebar, DMs for private messages, Mentions to quickly see who mentioned your name/username, and You that contains app settings. I’m personally a fan of these bottom bars; they first started appearing with the iPhone X and it makes all the important bits of the app easy to reach with your thumb. That’s not the only change though. The update also brought a fast way to set reminders, a new compose button, and more. App Store: Slack – Free
Today Google updated Google Drive on iOS with a feature called Privacy Screen. It lets you lock the app with Face ID and Touch ID. Digital Trends notes:
The feature is activated each time you close the Drive app and reopen it and also locks files if you switch between Google Drive and another app, according to a Google spokesperson. You’ll have the option to turn this feature on and adjust its timing in Drive settings.
I personally would like Apple to let us lock every app with Face ID / Touch ID. Apps can clearly do this by themselves, but having it “baked” into the operating system is ideal.
App Store: Google Drive – Free
The Apple Support app was updated today with Dark Mode and a new, streamlined user interface. It‘s easier to find topics like Device Performance and Repairs & Physical Navigation, as well as support for services like Apple TV+. Release notes: All new customized user interface, including Dark Mode support; Get smarter solutions for even more topics using guided, step-by-step troubleshooting; It’s now easier to find support for all of your Apple services and subscriptions; New and improved chat and call experiences. App Store: Apple Support – Free
Recently released for customers, the new Cryptomator 1.5.0 update gives us a redesigned user interface, dark mode, and a new code structure.
Version 4.2 of Eve’s app brings automatic syncing of Eve settings across your iOS devices, improved support for HomeKit cameras, redesigned appearance controls for your Rooms, and more. The company is also preparing for the release of Eve Cam which will starting shipping May 2020.
Eve Cam exclusively taps into HomeKit technology to deliver state-of-the-art privacy by design, with no parallel data sharing, no account or registration, and no tracking or profiling. And even when you’re at home and have disabled all video features, you can still use Eve Cam as a full-blown motion sensor to control your other HomeKit-enabled accessories.
App Store: Eve for HomeKit – Free
Apple updated Clips, its creative tool used to send quick, fun videos over social media. Version 2.1.1 appeared yesterday with the following features:Use Clips on iPad with a mouse, trackpad, or Bluetooth keyboard for new ways to create videos (requires iPadOS 13.4); Use the Duplicate button to instantly create a copy of a clip with all its effects; Tap the Split button to divide any clip in two; Make stickers pop on and off the screen—just split any clip and apply stickers to either of the two new sections; Give your video the look of an 80’s arcade game with updated 8-bit stickers and the new Game Over poster; Celebrate spring with the floral Springtime poster; Choose from 11 new Mickey and Minnie Mouse stickers, each with its own expressive animation; Performance and stability improvements.
Pixelmator Photo got an update recently. Version 1.2 adds support for Magic Keyboard, trackpads, and mice, as well as ML Match Colors.