• mrgan:I’m super proud of Panic’s newest app, Transmit iOS. It puts our time-tested file-transfer engine on your iPhone or iPad, and along the way, it also reimagines its design. This is the best Transmit we’ve shipped. It’s a really nice app, folks.

    mrgan:

    I’m super proud of Panic’s newest app, Transmit iOS. It puts our time-tested file-transfer engine on your iPhone or iPad, and along the way, it also reimagines its design. This is the best Transmit we’ve shipped. It’s a really nice app, folks.

  • iOS 8, Text-to-Speech, Premium, and Profiles

    instapaper:

    We just launched Instapaper 6 for iOS and Instapaper 4 for Android. It’s a huge update several months in the making, and we’re extremely proud of the result.

    iOS 8 - Save to Instapaper from any app

    As of today, you can easily save to Instapaper from any application on your iPhone or iPad that supports the iOS system share sheet. No more copying links & opening Instapaper, emailing yourself articles, or installing bookmarklets. Just tap the system share icon, choose Instapaper, and voila! Saved.

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    In addition to Instapaper’s share extension on iOS 8, we’ve launched a Today extension to help you keep up with your day’s Instapapering. The Today extension shows you all the stuff you’ve saved that day and lets you open articles with one tap:

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    Text-to-Speech

    One of our users’ most common feature requests has been for a text-to-speech function, and we’re happy to announce that we now have text-to-speech support in both our iOS and Android apps! Text-to-speech is accessible directly from the share sheet in Instapaper and you can control the playback right on your lock screen.

    Text-to-speech is a free feature but if you have an Instapaper Premium membership, you can create playlists of articles to be read aloud back to you! A text-to-speech playlist may be especially useful for people who like to listen to interesting things as they drive, bike, run, or work out.

    Instapaper Premium

    As of today, the Instapaper app will be downloadable for free through all channels, with Instapaper Premium (formerly the subscription package) costing $2.99/month or $29.99/year.

    The new prices are based on the value of the new features we’ve added over the past year, our future goals as a business, and the price of other similar subscription services. When betaworks took over, Instapaper’s only premium feature was full-text search. Since then, we’ve added great features like unlimited highlighting, and text-to-speech playlists. In comparison to Pocket or Evernote, Instapaper Premium is significantly cheaper (40% on a monthly basis and 33% on a yearly basis).

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    Our new business model will help us develop more of the features that you’ve been requesting, while also bringing Instapaper to a larger audience.

    All existing subscribers will be automatically upgraded to Instapaper Premium, and will be grandfathered at their current subscription price. Those of you that aren’t current subscribers but have supported Instapaper by purchasing either the iOS or Android apps will get a free month of Instapaper Premium as a token of our gratitude.

    Unified Browse

    Last year we made the decision to combine the Feature & Friends sections of Instapaper into one “Browse” section, and included Instapaper Daily early in 2014. In order to continue developing awesome, new features for “Browse,” we needed to change the way it was presented. So we took the streams of The Feature, Daily, & Friends and combined them into a single feed:

    You can still narrow down to just Feature or Daily by tapping the blue label at the bottom of those articles in browse, and now you can tap on your friends’ display name to view their user profile.

    Profiles

    That’s right, Instapaper now has user profiles! Your Instapaper profile is comprised of your “liked” articles, and accessible to your connections within the new Browse section and on the website at your own personal URL.

    We understand that Instapaper is a deeply personal application, and we built user profiles with your privacy in mind at all times.

    When the first social features were introduced to Instapaper, Marco Arment included a setting called “Visible to Others” which allowed you to completely disable any information about your Instapaper account from being shared with others. “Visible to Others” was disabled by default, and a majority of our users still have it disabled.

    With the user profile launch, we’ve renamed “Visible to Others” to “Profile Privacy” but maintained all of the existing values, which you can modify via the apps or your settings on web. When you launch Instapaper 6 for the first time, it will prompt you about your profile privacy and ask you to make a decision about making it public or private:

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    If your profile is private, it’s really private. Your liked articles will not appear in browse, people will not be able to find you on Instapaper, and your profile on the website will be only visible to you. You can view your profile here: http://www.instapaper.com/me

    If you want to get a feel for profiles, here are some awesome people with public Instapaper profiles that you can have a look at:

    We understand that so many new Instapaper features might be a lot to take in, so if you have any questions whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to reach us @InstapaperHelp or via support@help.instapaper.com. Today is the beginning of an even better Instapaper experience, and we’d love to chat with you about it.

    As always, thanks so much for using Instapaper!

    - Instapaper Team

  • staff:

There’s a new OS for the iPhone. It’s called iOS 8. Why? Apple won’t say.
Regardless, we’ve got a new Tumblr app out today that takes advantage of iOS 8’s improved sharing features. Make a photo post right from your Photos app, for example. Or a link post right from Safari. Couldn’t be easier.
Also: Posts are now the full width of the screen. That means photos are 3% larger than before. Sounds like a little, feels like a lot.

    staff:

    There’s a new OS for the iPhone. It’s called iOS 8. Why? Apple won’t say.

    Regardless, we’ve got a new Tumblr app out today that takes advantage of iOS 8’s improved sharing features. Make a photo post right from your Photos app, for example. Or a link post right from Safari. Couldn’t be easier.

    Also: Posts are now the full width of the screen. That means photos are 3% larger than before. Sounds like a little, feels like a lot.

  • Yahoo Weather Comes Alive on iOS

    yahoo:

    By Shenglong Gao, Associate Product Manager, Mobile Weather

    With our latest iOS 8 update, we’re taking our award-winning experience on the Yahoo Weather app even further. Using technology typically only experienced in video games, we’re bringing weather to life on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It’s the same beautiful design and location-based weather photos from Flickr, now combined with amazing weather effects. You’ll even see these animations appear directly in the Yahoo Weather Today widget.

    Now when you check the forecast during a hot summer day, you will actually see the haze come across your screen. You’ll also see the rain, snow, and fog –with even more effects coming soon.

    These animated effects will make checking the forecast daily more delightful than ever. So take the opportunity to explore the weather in your favorite places around the world, and see for yourself. Update your app or download the latest version in the App Store today.

  • thisistheverge:

The best iOS 8 features you may not know about
Apple’s new update brings big changes, but also some great small ones

    thisistheverge:

    The best iOS 8 features you may not know about
    Apple’s new update brings big changes, but also some great small ones

  • thisistheverge:

I let Apple’s QuickType keyboard take over my iPhone
  • unwrapping:

Tumblr iOS App Tip:Use the home icon to reach the top of your Dashboard. To go back to your original spot on the Dashboard, tap the down-arrow icon.
Update: pixandum notes that you should avoid refreshing when you reach the top of the Dashboard. If you do, the “jump back” feature is no longer available.

    unwrapping:

    Tumblr iOS App Tip:
    Use the home icon to reach the top of your Dashboard. To go back to your original spot on the Dashboard, tap the down-arrow icon.

    Update: pixandum notes that you should avoid refreshing when you reach the top of the Dashboard. If you do, the “jump back” feature is no longer available.

  • Unread is Now a Supertop App

    jaredsinclair:

    Supertop, the folks behind Castro — my favorite podcast app — are the new home for Unread, the RSS reader for iPhone and iPad that you have probably heard of by now. I am really happy for this news. Since I moved on to my new job at Bloglovin, Unread had become something akin to a beloved but grumpy family dog in a home with a fragile new baby. It’s better for everyone that Unread has moved on to a new home: better for me, for Supertop (obviously), and most of all for Unread’s users.

    I’m proud of the work I put into Unread, and can’t wait to see what Supertop does with the foundation I laid down. Unread has the cleanest code I’ve ever written for a personal project, so I’m hopeful that it won’t be a burden for Oisin and Padraig to wander through it. The hardest part has been dealing with maddening App Store policies. You would not believe the hoops they’re having to jump through to try to migrate existing users to the new Supertop version. They’re working really hard to make it a great experience for everyone who is already an Unread customer.

  • breakingnews:

Apple announces Apple Watch
The Verge: Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Apple Watch on Tuesday, calling it ‘the most personal device we’ve ever made.’
During the company’s highly anticipated launch event, Apple also announced the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, as well as Apple Pay, a system that will transform iPhones into credit cards.
Follow the latest at Breaking News. 
Photo via The Verge

    breakingnews:

    Apple announces Apple Watch

    The Verge: Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Apple Watch on Tuesday, calling it ‘the most personal device we’ve ever made.’

    During the company’s highly anticipated launch event, Apple also announced the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, as well as Apple Pay, a system that will transform iPhones into credit cards.

    Follow the latest at Breaking News

    Photo via The Verge

  • Byword for Mac and iOS updated to version 2.2

    bywordapp:

    We have just released a new version of Byword for Mac and Byword for iOS. One feature not to miss: you can now insert local images and upload them when publishing to WordPress blogs.

    There are also important improvements and fixes to non-latin text input, specially Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

    Find more details about each version below.

    New in Byword for Mac, version 2.2

    • Upload images to WordPress — Byword now detects local image references before publishing to WordPress blogs, and lets you upload them so they can be published together with the text content.

    • Bug fixes and improvements for non-latin text input.

    Download or update Byword for Mac on the Mac App Store.

    New in Byword for iOS, version 2.2

    • Insert local images — Choose images from Clipboard, Photo Library, iCloud and Dropbox using the image reference button in the Markdown accessory toolbar.

      When choosing to insert an image from Dropbox and iCloud, Byword lists existing images in the browsed folder, then inserts a relative path to the image in the document. In the case of choosing to insert an image from the Photo Library, Byword will copy the image to the document’s directory, and upload it so it can be available in other devices.

    • Upload images to WordPress — Byword now detects local image references before publishing to a WordPress blog, and lets you upload them so they can be published together with the text content.

    • Open in… for exported PDF documents — You can use the Share… option to send exported PDF documents to other apps that accept them.

    • Bug fixes and improvements include improved Dropbox offline mode, better performance and reduced memory usage.

    Download or update Byword for iOS on the App Store.