The Google+ App for iPhone was updated on Thursday and with its upgrade comes larger profile images, easier photo and video browsing and new visual cues that makes looking for options far more simplistic.
In a blog post Google says the app has been upgrade to “focus on the most personal of personal computers: your mobile phone.”
On the visual side the program now allows users to see photos, articles or text in a new visually stimulating manner, while new crisp fonts, larger profile pics and a nicer homescreen have been added.
The company hopes that its new layout will allow users to distinguish between Google+ and other apps that are not quite as “crisp” in design. ogle also said of the layout “We’re making the stream easier to scan, and easier on the eyes with overlays, gradients and other visual elements.”
Along with its visual updates Google also has some functional upgrades: read more
RockMelt has been available for Mac and PC desktop since November and now the cloud-based web browser is available for iPhone users.
RockMelt uses cloud-based services to provide social media integration with their browser, allowing users to control their social media profiles while browsing the web at the same time.
The browser looks vastly different on iPhone devices than the desktop version, including a forced Facebook sign-in when the application is first launched, ensuring that social media takes priority on the mobile version of the browser.
Users can also choose to hook up their Twitter account and RSS feeds as they deem necessary.
The browser allows users to save articles “offline” a perfect example when you’ll be in an area without data connectivity, such as during a non-WiFi flight.
Furthermore, since the program is cloud-based users of the RockMelt browser will be able to share there activity between iPhones and computers.
You can find the app in the App Store for Free! In the meantime you can check out the browsers functionality in the video below: read more
When I first saw this blog post at News.com, I quickly checked both Mashable and TechCrunch to see if both sites are covering the news item as well. I wasn’t wrong because who would not cover such a controversial, albeit “insane” news item? – A Wolfram Alpha iPhone app that costs $49.99.
This is rather shocking especially if you’ve heard about Wolfram Alpha before. If you don’t know what Wolfram Alpha is or have forgoten what it is all about, let me refresh your memory. read more
If you have an iPhone or an iPod touch, there is a good chance that you take at least some images with it and, if you blog, use Twitter or have a Facebook account, at least some of those images probably wind up on the Web. Best of all, through various apps available for all three, you can upload those images without them ever first crossing your computer.
However, if those images are copied one might never know where they came from. Though watermarking images is standard practice for many who blog, the iPhone has not had the ability to do that. This has forced photographers to either do without such marks or edit their photos on a computer first.
However, a new application, PhotoMarkr (iTunes URL), by Imangi Studios, changes that. PhotoMarkr adds a very simple and basic watermarking app to the iPhone. Images sent directly from the device can have the same kind of professional marks that one might get from a traditional photo editing application.
However, the app does seem to have its share of hiccups, but at a price point of 99 cents, they may well be forgivable. read more
Pending Apple approval is a new free app for the iPhone and iPod touch that will allow users to track the Swine Flu “outbreak.”
Created by Barry Schwartz, blogger and application developer, the Swine Flu Tracker will include a threat level page, clickable maps of reported cases and alerts issued from WHO, CDC and HealthMap Twitter accounts.
Whether you’re calling it Swine Flu, pigfluenza, or H1N1, it seems this story is gaining steam. The question is: is the threat of a pandemic real or is it all media hype?
The Swine Flu Tracker comes from the same folks who have realease the Target store finder and Coffee Finder.
Check intuApps Website for info on when the app is approved.