iOS Apps

Apple Brings New Content to GarageBand to Celebrate Chinese Music

Apple Brings New Content to GarageBand to Celebrate Chinese Music

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.

Google’s Gboard Keyboard for iPhone Features Built-In Search and Gesture Typing

Google’s Gboard Keyboard for iPhone Features Built-In Search and Gesture Typing

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 Brings Caller ID Support to iPhone

Truecaller Brings Caller ID Support to iPhone

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.

Apple Makes Dragon Hills, Usually $1.99, Its Free App of the Week

Apple Makes Dragon Hills, Usually $1.99, Its Free App of the Week

Need another great iOS game to keep you occupied this weekend? Look no further than Dragon Hills for iPhone and iPad, which is currently free — down from $1.99 — as Apple’s App of the Week.

Twitter’s iOS App Gets Recategorized as News in Effort to Boost App Store Visibility

Twitter’s iOS App Gets Recategorized as News in Effort to Boost App Store Visibility

Twitter has recategorized its official iOS app to boost visibility in the App Store. The app was previously under “Social Networking,” which obviously makes sense, where it ranked number 5. However, it’s now under “News,” where it ranks number 1.

Google Maps for iOS Gets Travel Times Widget, Direction Sharing, Night Mode

Google Maps for iOS Gets Travel Times Widget, Direction Sharing, Night Mode

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.

Apple Announces Release of First CareKit Apps for iPhone

Apple Announces Release of First CareKit Apps for iPhone

Apple today announced the release of the first iPhone apps that take advantage of its open-source CareKit platform. There are four titles available right now, all of which allow patients to share their data with healthcare professionals.

Get Readdle Calendars 5 for iOS for Free, Down From $6.99

Get Readdle Calendars 5 for iOS for Free, Down From $6.99

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.

Microsoft’s Word Flow Keyboard for iPhone Now Available to All in U.S.

Microsoft’s Word Flow Keyboard for iPhone Now Available to All in U.S.

Microsoft’s new Word Flow keyboard for iPhone, which first appeared in beta back in January, is now available to all in the United States. The free download boasts features like one-handed Arc mode, custom backgrounds, and “blazing fast” typing with taps and swipes.

Facebook Messenger Now Allows You to Make Group Calls with up to 50 People

Facebook Messenger Now Allows You to Make Group Calls with up to 50 People

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.