Google has updated its YouTube app for iOS to add support for vertical videos and push notifications. Users now have the ability to watch vertical videos in fullscreen while retaining their orientation, so that they’re a lot less painful to watch.
Too busy to read all those articles in your Pocket list? Now you can listen to them while you do other things, thanks to Pocket’s excellent new text-to-speech (TTS) feature, which is available now on iOS.
Facebook has begun testing a new Snapchat-style photo uploader on iOS that allows users to overlay text and stickers on their images before publishing them. There’s also a new filter feature that lets you preview different effects by swiping across your photos.
Notifyr, the handy app that lets you view iOS notifications on your Mac in real-time, is now free for a limited time — down from $4.99.
Pixelmator, the powerful image editing application that’s hugely popular among Mac users, is now available on iPhone. If you already have the iPad version of the app, the iPhone version is a free update, and it comes with a number of new features.
Rdio has confirmed plans to launch a new monthly streaming service priced at just $3.99. Aimed at users who don’t want to pay for the regular $9.99 a month plan, the new Rdio Select service will offer ad-free radio with unlimited skips, but there will be restrictions on how many tracks users can choose to play.
BitTorrent’s new Bleep app, which is focused on delivering secure and private messaging to smartphone users, is now available to all on iOS. It offers everything you’d expect from an instant messaging app, plus free voice calls, and a ‘Whisper’ feature that makes messages and attachments disappear.