Apple has rolled out a big GarageBand update for Mac and iOS that “celebrates the rich history of Chinese music” by adding a whole bunch of traditional Chinese instruments, and Chinese language localization.
Surprising everyone, Google today released a keyboard for the iPhone dubbed Gboard. Compared to other third-party keyboards, Gboard allows one to quickly do a Google search right from within the keyboard itself. The relevant search results can then be shared in the conversation that you are having.
Truecaller, a worldwide number lookup service, today updated its iPhone app to add Caller ID functionality to it. The feature has been available on the Android version of the app for a few years now, but TrueCaller was unable to bring it to iOS due to the various restrictions placed by Apple. For now, it remains unclear how the company has finally managed to bring this feature to iOS since Apple does not provide any such APIs in iOS 9.
Google has updated its Maps app for iOS to add a number of nice new features that hope to improve your commute. In addition to a useful Travel Times widget for Notification Center, the update brings the ability to share directions with friends, a night mode, and more.
Calendars 5 from Readdle, one of the finest third-party calendar apps available on iOS, is currently free for a limited time — down from $6.99 — as Apple’s Free App of the Week. Here’s how you can get your hands on it.
Facebook Messenger’s voice calling feature is no longer just for one-to-one conversations. Thanks to its latest update, the service now boasts the ability to make group calls from your iPhone, with support for up to 50 participants at one time.