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iOS 11 now available to download on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch



iOS 11 iPad and iPhone

Apple today released iOS 11 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch publicly. The software firmware arrives over the air to compatible iOS devices, bringing in major updates over iOS 10.

Apple previewed the software update during its annual developer conference this year, followed by multiple beta firmwares issued to registered iOS developers and public beta testers. The iOS 11 GM release was aired on September 12th to developers and beta testers.

iOS 11 is the biggest software release ever for iPad, with powerful multitasking features, the Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil. Augmented reality is coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices with a new platform for developers to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes.

CoreML gives developers on-device machine learning capabilities so they can easily make apps that will predict, learn and become more intelligent. Additional features include the ability to pay friends using Apple Pay, Do Not Disturb while driving to help users stay more focused on the road, even more intelligence and a new voice for Siri and new professional capabilities to Photos and Camera.

Apple’s iOS 11 is compatible with following iOS devices.

iOS 11 on iPhone

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

iOS 11 on iPad

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iOS 11 on iPod touch

  • iPod touch (6th generation)

The software update has a lengthy list of new features as well as improvements, such as the native Files app, Augmented Reality, and better multitasking. Notably, it brings more power to the iPad users, with desktop-like functionalities to get things done with ease.

You can download the iOS 11 software update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch over-the-air through Settings > General > Software Update. Happy updating!

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Things 3.4 update brings URL linking, powerful automation, and app handover

New URL linking for better automation and integration.




Cultured Code has released Things 3.4 for Mac, iPhone and iPad. The update brings a trio of new features — Linking to Things, Powerful Automation, and Handover — to the app across macOS and iOS platforms.

Things now comes with a special URL linking, as of version 3.4, that starts with “things:” and makes it easy to quickly jump to Things app from other apps. These new links can be generated from within a list or to-do. To generate a “things:” link on your Mac, just right-click any item and choose Share –> Copy Link.

Things App Update

things:///show?id=today URL will open up your Today list inside the Things app, for instance.

Furthermore, you can now trigger Things from third-party apps as well, thanks to these new links again. For instance, apps like Workflow, Launcher, or Launch Center Pro can help you create to-dos, perform searches, and so on — all from outside of the Things app.

The anatomy of Handover isn’t much different from above two features.l With this you can easily export data from other apps to Things, and use it as a Things project.

For example, the mind mapping app MindNode allows you to brainstorm your ideas and then “hand them over” as a Things project when the time is right. Other developers wanting to export data to Things can easily do so with our open source Swift library.

Things 3.4 update also enables diacritic-insensitive sarch, meaning searching for “uber” will also result “über” in search.

Things 3.4 for Mac is available for $49.99 on the Mac App Store. The iOS counterpart is priced at $19.99 for the iPad and $9.99 for the iPhone (with Apple Watch support). Trial period is available on Mac.

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Twitter removes its official Mac app from the App Store

Twitter just killed off its official Mac app, ends support in a month.




Twitter Social Media

Like the Twitter app on your macOS? Well, today’s news isn’t a good one for you, if your answer is yes. Twitter has pulled off the official Twitter for Mac app from the Mac App Store today.

In a tweet pushed from Twitter Support, the micro-blogging site announced that “starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download.” What appears to be the reason for the sudden demise of the Twitter for Mac app is the company’s efforts to provide a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms. Simply put, use Twitter in your browser!

While this is for sure to make many Twitter users feel sad as the macOS client offered way better features over the browser version of Twitter, the move also means that we will be seeing improvements in the web version of the platform. Twitter for Mac will continue to have support for 30 more days, and after that, you won’t be able to use it at all.

“For the full Twitter experience on Mac, visit Twitter on web,” says Twitter.

Alternatives like Tweetbot and Tweeterific from third-party developers are a better option rather than using Twitter on the web. It comes at a cost though, unlike the official Twitter for Mac app.

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Google Maps for iOS adds one-tap access to commute information

The features arrived on Android last year.




Google Maps for iOS update

Google has updated its Maps app for iOS. The latest release of Google Maps for iOS offers real-time commute information, with a three-sectioned bar at the bottom of the screen. Finding nearby restaurants and hotels, real-time traffic data, and transit information are now easier than ever.

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and you’ll see three different tabs aligned together: Explore, Driving, and Transit. The very first, as the name suggests, helps you find nearby places for restaurants and hotels, while the latter two provide you with real-time traffic details and transit information, respectively.

Whether we like it or not, sometimes life just flies by. And in the moment, every minute counts. Just one minute can be the difference between catching the last train or walking home in the rain. Or getting to that new restaurant in time to snag the last table.

The company brought the same set of features on Android last year. It’s good to see the handy one-tap feature making its way to millions of iOS users, a year later though. Google Maps is available on the App Store for free, grab the latest update now!

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