iPhone Apps

YouTube for iOS now supports vertical videos and push notifications

YouTube for iOS now supports vertical videos and push notifications

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.

Google launches Spotlight Stories for mobile storytelling immersion

Google launches Spotlight Stories for mobile storytelling immersion

Reading stories on a mobile device has always been something that’s been possible, but Google wants to make it a bit more immersive with a new app available for the iPhone.

Google Chrome for iOS gets navigation gestures, Physical Web compatibility

Google Chrome for iOS gets navigation gestures, Physical Web compatibility
Google has rolled out a big update for its Chrome browser for iOS that not only adds useful navigation gestures, but also brings Physical Web compatibility, allowing you to see an interact with smart devices in the world around you.

Pocket’s new text-to-speech feature reads your news articles to you

Pocket’s new text-to-speech feature reads your news articles to you

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.

Twitter for iPhone update finally brings native support for iOS share sheet

Twitter for iPhone update finally brings native support for iOS share sheet

Twitter updated its official iPhone app this week to finally add native support for the iOS share sheet. The change lets users quickly and easily share things like links and images with friends from within the Twitter app.

Snapchat adds ‘Tap to View’ to make it easier to watch Snaps and Stories in latest update

Snapchat adds ‘Tap to View’ to make it easier to watch Snaps and Stories in latest update

When using Snapchat, a user would have to press and hold on a Snap or Story to see what they wanted to see. Snapchat has apparently decided to nix those extra moments, though, in favor of getting to content even quicker.

Facebook makes it easy to find and share links with friends

Facebook makes it easy to find and share links with friends

The latest update to the Facebook app makes it easier than ever to share links with friends without having to jump between different apps. Simply tap the new link icon and search for the story you want to share right within the Facebook app.

Facebook adds Snapchat-style photo editor with stickers, filters, and text

Facebook adds Snapchat-style photo editor with stickers, filters, and text

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.

Instagram improves Search and reimagines the Explore page in new update

Instagram improves Search and reimagines the Explore page in new update

On June 23, Instagram took to its official blog to detail the newest update to its iOS app, which is available beginning today.

How to disable videos, GIFs and Vines from autoplaying on Twitter on your iPhone or iPad

How to disable videos, GIFs and Vines from autoplaying on Twitter on your iPhone or iPad

Automatic gearboxes, automatic lights, automatic fish feeders are good and convenient things. An autoplaying video on the web and on Twitter can be quite a nuisance. Twitter recently announced a more seamless way for videos, Vines, and GIFs to play while using the site or mobile app. If you think that autoplaying videos are distracting or worried it would consume your mobile data, Twitter also introduced a way to disable this new “feature”.