Instagram gains "Create" mode in Stories; WhatsApp, Creative Cloud, Pixelmator Pro and more are updated

And we are again with the most important recent updates from the App store and out of it, too. Let's take a look?


Instagram app icon

The ubqua social network of photos and videos of Facebook has gained a new in the hottest area of ​​the app, the Stories. From now on, users will have one more compositing option for ephemeral contents with a new tab called "Create", which replaces the “Text” tab and allows you to assemble posts with multiple elements without necessarily including a photo.


With this, you can choose a colorful background (or a GIF) and, above it, add as many elements as you want: countdowns, quizzes, polls, questions and whatever else the imagination allows. The "Create" tab also has an additional feature, called "This Day," which brings up your current day publications in previous years; You can simply tap the screen to surf your past photos until you choose the one you want to share.

Not only that, however: Instagram has also added to its app a feature designed to prevent its users from falling into email scams with evildoers using the network name. In the app settings (“Security”) you can open the option “Instagram emails” to check all messages sent by the service to your inbox in the last two weeks; Once it is confirmed that a certain email has actually been sent by Instagram, you will be able to interact with the links and requests included there.

Both news is already being made available on the Instagram app around the world, and it may take a few weeks for it to appear to all users.


WhatsApp Messenger app icon

The latest version of the messenger lets you make quick edits to images already sent in a conversation; To do this, simply open the photo in question and touch the pencil icon. On the edit screen, make the desired adjustments and scribbles and tap submit; your creation will be uploaded as a new image in the conversation.

In addition, WhatsApp 2.19.100 allows all users to send Memoji Stickers, as described in this article, and allows you to listen directly to notifications.

Texas Hold'em

Texas Hold'em app icon

Meanwhile, Apple's poker game, which has been busy for several years in existence and returned to the App Store a few months ago, has gained its first major update since the triumphant return, and the big beneficiaries are the users of iPads.

On the back 2.1, the game now incorporates iPadOS support, allowing you not only to enjoy full-screen games but also to play in the modes Split view or Slide over. With this, you can basically bid your productivity goodbye as you can keep the poker window in sight at all times, even in the most complex jobs.

Creative cloud

Adobe, in turn, gave the app a nice store bath Creative cloud It is responsible for organizing the software applications installed on your computer and managing your account data.

New Creative Cloud App Design

In both MacOS and Windows, we have a new, much more organized look: the main screen shows a view of all your apps, noting those with upgrades available, and separating desktop, mobile platform, and web apps.

For the first time, you can also access, manage and share your Creative Cloud libraries directly in the app before, they were only accessible within Adobe's own software. We still have a new hub tutorials and a search tool for sute sources and assets.

The Creative Cloud update is slowly coming out, and should appear for all users over the next week. The app can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

Pixelmator Pro

Pixelmator Pro app icon

Professional photo editor for macOS arrived back 1.5 with full support for macOS Catalina, including integration with the Sidecar (for you to use your iPad as a second screen and Apple Pencil as a stylus), and several performance improvements (zooming and scrolling are up to 10x faster, while effects and painting applications are three and two times faster, respectively).

We also have early support for the new Mac pro and to Pro Display XDR. Pixelmator Pro takes advantage of future machine architecture with support for multiple graphics cards and optimized metal architecture; with Apple's professional monitor you can enjoy new workflows in RAW that utilize all the power and precision of the 1,600 panel nits.

Finally, the update brings several bug and bug fixes, as well as other improvements to the interface and application functionality.


App Icon 99 - Private Car & Taxi

The racing app has added support for Apple pay Just select Ma's platform as your payment method when calling your car, connecting the 99 to the service and worrying about it.


Finally, the utility that gives the Mac integration with Airpods similar to that view on iOS, created by the developer Guilherme Rambo, arrived verse 1.4 with some new things to start with improved support for macOS Catalina, with more smooth operation in the new system.

In addition to typical bug fixes and connectivity enhancements, the new version of AirBuddy now automatically closes the status app when you start playing audio on your AirPods (or other compatible devices) on another device, such as an iPhone.

The full list of AirBuddy 1.4 news can be read here:

AirBuddy can be purchased on its GumRoad page by the “pay as you wish” model the minimum contribution amount of $ 5.

via TechCrunch, The Verge

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