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Yahoo Weather iOS app adds new animated effects for weather conditions, updated design for iPhone 6/6Plus

Yahoo-weather-01Yahoo announced an update to its Weather app today that brings more of the high-quality animations for weather conditions it first launched in its iOS app earlier this year. The update also adds a revamped design that offers a better experience on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The new animated effects include visuals for lightning and frost, which come in addition to the fog, rain, heat, and snow effects the app had previously. Yahoo’s announcement says the effects utilize “bleeding-edge graphics technology typically only seen in video games.”

We’re excited to take your weather experience to the next level, as we make it even more delightful… So, instead of reading about the stormy conditions, you’ll actually see lightning flash across your screen.

The animations and updated design that takes advantage of the new larger iPhones are are available in the latest version of the Yahoo Weather app for iPhone and iPad.

What’s New in Version 1.6.5

- Updated designs for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
– Added animated effects for lightning and frost
– Bug fixes and performance improvements
– Updated Privacy Policy


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Yahoo Weather iOS app adds new animated effects for weather conditions, updated design for iPhone 6/6Plus

Yahoo-weather-01Yahoo announced an update to its Weather app today that brings more of the high-quality animations for weather conditions it first launched in its iOS app earlier this year. The update also adds a revamped design that offers a better experience on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The new animated effects include visuals for lightning and frost, which come in addition to the fog, rain, heat, and snow effects the app had previously. Yahoo’s announcement says the effects utilize “bleeding-edge graphics technology typically only seen in video games.”

We’re excited to take your weather experience to the next level, as we make it even more delightful… So, instead of reading about the stormy conditions, you’ll actually see lightning flash across your screen.

The animations and updated design that takes advantage of the new larger iPhones are are available in the latest version of the Yahoo Weather app for iPhone and iPad.

What’s New in Version 1.6.5

- Updated designs for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
– Added animated effects for lightning and frost
– Bug fixes and performance improvements
– Updated Privacy Policy


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Orlando Magic teams up w/ Chase for special promos for Apple Pay launch this Friday

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We heard earlier this week that the Orlando Magic would become the first NBA team to offer Apple Pay to fans through a partnership with Chase. Today we get the official announcement from the team confirming an Apple Pay launch at the Amway Center for this Friday, Dec. 19 and some other details regarding special promos:

Beginning on Dec. 19, the Apple Pay option will be available at several Levy concession and Magic retail locations throughout Amway Center. Additional locations will be added throughout the season. In addition, patrons who use their Chase Card with Apple Pay will also have the opportunity to receive special offers and win Magic prizes.

What exactly those special offers and Magic prizes will be, those attending the game will have to use Apple Pay to find out.

Many retailers and other Apple Pay partners have been offering special promotions, coupons and more for using the new service, which might be a push on Apple’s behalf to get more regular iPhone users interested in the payments service. Wells Fargo, for example, offered its customers up to $20 credits for using Apple Pay.

Earlier this week Apple announced that the new Apple Pay service supports 90% of US credit cards by transaction volume while rolling out support for cards from additional bank partners.


Filed under: Apps Tagged: Amway Center, Apple, Apple pay, basketball, chase, iPhone 6, iphone 6 plus, Levy, Magic, NBA, Orlando, Orlando Magic, Sports

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Google Drive for iOS now lets you upload files from other apps, view & share My Maps

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Google announced today that an update rolling out to its Google Drive iOS app will allow users to upload files from other apps as well as access custom made maps through Google’s My Maps feature.

The ability to upload files from other apps into Drive is limited to iOS 8 users, and the Google My Maps integration is limited to viewing and sharing the custom maps currently.

For creating custom maps with Google My Maps, you’ll still need the desktop app. Earlier this month Google integrated the My Maps custom maps creation tool into the web version of Drive.

The updated Google Drive app for iPhone and iPad, version 3.4.0, is available on the App Store now.

What’s New in Version 3.4.0

• Upload files to Drive from other sources (iOS 8 only)
• Bug fixes and performance improvements


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Apple shares updated aerial shot of Campus 2 construction progress

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Apple today shared an updated official aerial shot of its under construction Campus 2 project through the City of Cupertino’s website. 

The new shot gives a different angle since the last time Apple checked in late last month and shows more of the earthwork and greenery of the surrounding campus.

Apple’s General Project Schedule posted on the City of Cupertino’s webpage tracking the project remains the same, however, with street utilities and demolition work expected to finish this year, earthwork continuing into early 2015, and building construction into late 2016:

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Apple also uses the City of Cupertino website to provide construction and traffic updates related to the Campus 2 project for locals.

We posted the latest drone flyover video of Apple’s Campus 2 project earlier this month. When complete, Campus 2 is expected to hold 12,000 employees in 2.8M square feet over a 176 acre campus in Cupertino.

Work on Apple’s new HQ continues as the company recently opened a number of new, smaller satellite offices in Sweden, Seattle, and Cambridge, England.


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Instagram gets 5 new filters, slo-mo video uploads, real-time commenting, more

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Instagram announced a few new features rolling out today including the addition of five new filters, slo-mo video uploads, and real-time comments.

The five new filters arriving today include Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua, and Aden (pictured below). Instagram said the new filters are “more subtle” and take advantage of “higher image quality, while still giving you a simple way to capture the mood, tone and feelings of the moment.”

Inspired by the photography, art, fashion and design of the global Instagram community, we’re releasing five new filters that we believe are our best yet… They soften and subtly shift colors to achieve the look and feel you want for your each photo… To make it easier to choose between filters, we’ve updated how they’re displayed. When you go to apply a filter to your photo, each filter icon on the bottom now displays a blurred preview of your photo with its effect applied. This lets you see at a glance how your photo will appear with each filter applied.

In addition to the ability to upload slo-mo videos shot on your iPhone, you’ll also no longer need to refresh to see new comments as Instagram said they will now appear in real-time following today’s update.

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Other new features arriving today include “the option to adjust your photo’s perspective using the adjust tool” and the ability to customize the app’s filters tray based on your preferences via a new manage button.

The new features will arrive for users today in the latest version of the Instagram mobile apps.


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T-Mobile announces Un-carrier 8.0: ‘Data Stash’ rollover data, 10GB free promo

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T-Mobile announced its latest Un-carrier initiative today with a new “Data Stash” feature that allows customers to bank unused data and carry it over month-to-month for up to a year.

“Can you imagine your gas station siphoning unused gas from your car each month? The US wireless industry is even worse,” said John Legere, president and CEO for T-Mobile. “Americans have been gamed by the carriers into buying huge data plans – all to avoid getting screwed with overage penalties. Only to find out they bought more than they need which is then confiscated by the carrier. For the consumer it’s lose, lose.

It’s also offering 10 GB free for new and qualifying customers to kick things off, but it notes that the “data does not begin carrying over until after free 10GB runs out.” The free 10GB promotion will last until 12/31/15.

There is no limit to the amount of data users can stash, according to T-Mobile, although data can only be banked for up to a year. T-Mobile’s 200MB Free Data for Life offer for tablet users isn’t eligible for data rollover.

T-Mobile is going to begin rolling out the Data Stash features to all existing customers at no charge starting next year in January. T-Mobile says that includes “every individual, family and business – with a postpaid Simple Choice plan who has purchased additional 4G LTE data, 3GB or more for smartphones and 1 GB or more for tablets.”


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