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Weather Channel launches redesigned iPhone app with ‘social weather’ and flight info

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The Weather Channel app for iPhone has been updated with a brand new iOS 7-inspired design and features. The new design gives each bit of information a more prominent location on the screen, though it does so at the expense of an all-in-one overview. Where previously all relevant weather information was contained on the main screen, the updated app places various types of information on separate pages that can be swiped through.

The addition of a new airport mode that provides users with information about weather-related flight delays and cancellations could serve as a useful tool for travelers. A new severe weather mode causes the entire app’s interface to change if severe weather is reported in your area, putting critical information front-and-center. Finally, a social component has been added that allows users to submit weather reports and photos of their own.

You can grab the redesigned Weather Channel app on the iPhone App Store free of charge.

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Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 update with Touch ID, keyboard improvements, bug fixes


Following our report earlier this month that Apple was preparing to deliver a bug fix in an upcoming iOS 7.1.1 update, today the update is going live as an over-the-air update for iOS users. Apple’s release notes say the update includes “improvements, bug fixes and security updates” including enhancements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition and fixes for keyboard responsiveness and Bluetooth keyboards used with VoiceOver:

This update contains improvements, bug fixes and security updates, including:

  • Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
  • Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
  • Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled
  • For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

The update, iOS 7.1.1 (Build 11D201), is available now for iPad 2 or later, iPhone 4 or later, and fifth-gen iPod touch through Software Update in Settings.

The last release, iOS 7.1, was released in March with user-interface tweaks, a new calendar view, and CarPlay support.

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1Password for iOS updated with all-new design, support for multiple vaults, and more

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1Password 4 launched last year to much fanfare as a major redesign of the most powerful password management software available. Today the app has been updated to version 4.5, which brings the biggest update to the app’s design since the 4.0 release.

With this update, the entire app has once again been redesigned completely, this time for compliance with iOS 7’s new look. You’ll still find the layout familiar, though some tweaks have been made to a few areas.

You can find a gallery of the new design below, but the new design isn’t the only thing you’ll find in 1Password 4.5. Also along for the ride is a set of new features that help complete parity with the Mac version and embrace newer iOS capabilities.

Multiple Vaults
Perhaps the biggest addition in this release—though not one most people will need—is support for multiple vaults and shared vaults. Just like the Mac version, you can now store your passwords and other data in separate vaults on the iPhone and iPad.

Only one vault at a time can sync through iCloud, so the rest will need to use Dropbox to stay up-to-date. Thankfully, Dropbox syncing setup is fast and easy on both the Mac and iOS versions of the app.

Switching between vaults is accomplished through the app’s settings page, which means you’ll need to login to the primary vault before you can switch. Unfortunately, this may be a bit of a setback in certain use cases.

When multiple vaults came to the Mac version, it was promoted as a feature that could allow multiple users to manage their identities separately (or one person to manage home and work identities). To enable multi-user support on the Mac version, users can switch vaults from the menu bar without having to login to the primary vault.

On the iOS version, because you need to login to the primary vault to switch, everyone with a personal vault will need access to the primary master password—which, of course, allows them to utilize or modify the data in that vault.

Multi-vault support also enables a new type of demo mode. In previous versions, you could enable a special mode that pre-populated the app with demo data so you could demonstrate it to others without sharing your real login info. This feature now exists as a separate vault that you can add or delete at any time from within the settings.

Other Improvements
Another feature that made the jump from the Mac to iOS is the ability to tag your saved items. Tagging works in tandem with folders to help you organize your data. Multiple tags can be added to each item, much like the labels in Gmail or tags in the Finder when running Mavericks.

Improvements have been made to Wi-Fi syncing and support for multiple Dropbox accounts has been added. The vault format has been changed to make the files smaller, saving iCloud and Dropbox storage space. The app itself is also smaller now, which saves on-device storage.

You can now share saved items to other devices using AirDrop, quickly search your vault using the new search bar in the Categories view, and the 1Browser now (finally!) has a loading progress indicator. Speaking of the in-app browser, you can now swipe left or right to go back or forward.

1Password 4.5 is a free update for anyone who already owns version 4 or higher. For users still on previous incarnations of the software, you can get 1Password 4 at the special sale price of $8.99, 50% off the regular price, from now until this Friday.

The Mac version of 1Password, which you’ll want to get to keep your data synced between your devices, was also updated today. You can get that version for half-off until Friday.

The full change log is below the gallery.

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What’s New in Version 4.5
There are things that go bump in the night, like password reuse and the internet’s Heartbleed bug. The vastly redesigned 1Password for iOS is the thing that bumps back.

P.S. – We love hearing from you! Email us with feedback or questions at

1Password – The Reimagined Edition
• This ain’t just a new paint job and an air freshener. We rebuilt 1Password for speed and productivity, adding some of our best and most-requested features—all as a free update to existing version 4 owners.
• Note: iOS apps don’t actually support air fresheners (yet?).
• By very, very popular demand, Search is now always accessible at the top of the Categories tab and each main category (Logins, Secure Notes, etc.).
• AirDrop – Share items more conveniently, face-to-face.
• Our sharing menu is now a good iOS 7 citizen.
• iPhone item details for viewing and editing items are now 75-90% more viewtiful and edible. Wait, editable. Yeah.
• Nothing says “reimagined” like a brand new app icon.

Multiple & Shared Vault support
• If you create multiple vaults with 1Password 4 for Mac (Windows coming soon!), you can now add them to 1Password for iOS and switch between them in Settings. Great for securely sharing items with coworkers or family, or simply for your own organization!
• Demo Mode is dead, long live the new Demo Vault – We moved our popular Demo Mode feature to Settings > Vaults. You can add demo information as a secondary vault to show off 1Password to your friends without showing them all your personal information.
• Multiple Dropbox accounts – Have more than one Dropbox account? Great! You can now sync vaults shared via different Dropbox accounts.

1Browser is better than ever

Our built-in browser is faster and more powerful, making it even easier to login, checkout, and fill forms with a single tap. Plus, the list of apps that support 1Password now includes everything from newsreaders, to finance managers, and even a beer diary!

• One AutoFill to rule them all – Logins, Identities, and Credit Cards are all under the same button in 1Browser, similar to 1Password mini on the Mac!
• 1Browser now prompts the user to allow it to open non-http and non-https URLs, such as FaceTime call prompts.
• Swipe it to the left, swipe it to the right. *Ahem*, to go back and forward in 1Browser, that is.
• The 1Browser tab view got a facelift.
• Awesome Little Circular Progress Indicator in 1Browser – For your page loading pleasure.

Keep It Together
• Now supporting custom item images added via 1Password 4 for Mac.
• Improvements and bug fixes in WiFi sync.
• The iPhone might get bigger soon, but the size of your data file sure isn’t! In fact, we made it much smaller, which makes sync much faster.

Get Organized
• The ‘Folders’ tab on iPhone is now called ‘Organize’ because…
• Tags join the party – Any tags you add to items in 1Password for Mac and Windows now appear next to your folders on iOS! Tag on.

• Si vostè està llegint aquest missatge, significa 1Password ha estat traduïda al català! (localization for our Catalan customers!)
• Speaking of languages, you can now change 1Password’s language settings in-app.

• New user setup process is new – We made it even easier and clearer to get started with 1Password.
• For those upgrading from 1Password 3 for iOS, the import process is much improved.
• 1Password is now 34% smaller – if you’ve been short 8.6MB of space on your device, we got you covered!

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iPhone SMS notifications coming to Google Glass this week

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Google announced today that it’s about to bring SMS for iPhone and a new Calendar Glassware to Google Glass users following an update to KitKat and the introduction of new features earlier this month. First up, iPhone users will now be able to receive text messages on Glass but, as Google points out, they “won’t be able to reply from Glass due to some limitations with iOS.

SMS for iPhone – iOS fans, by popular demand you can now get texts from your friends on Glass. Get started by going to your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings and turning on “Show Notifications” for your paired Glass. When you receive a new text message, it will appear as a notification on Glass. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to reply from Glass due to some limitations with iOS. (Android fans, don’t feel left out – you’ve got SMS on Glass already.)

The support for SMS is a feature that Glass users have long had access to when paired to an Android device. You’ll begin receiving notifications as long as the “Show Notifications” option for your paired Glass is selected from Bluetooth settings. 

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Beats Music updated with subscriptions via in-app purchase, Facebook friend search, and a lot more

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Beats Music for iOS was updated today to version 1.0.7, but don’t let the minor version number bump fool you: this update has a lot of new stuff, including an entirely new subscription model, packed in.

The biggest news in this update is the option to purchase a subscription directly from the iTunes Store through an in-app purchase. Previously users had to add the Beats Music service to their carrier phone bill in order to enjoy the full feature set, such as on-demand streaming music and downloads.

Also new in this update, the app now features thousands of new songs in “The Sentence,” which is the app’s custom music shuffler for users on the free plan. A new “artist offers” section lets users find music and merchandise from specific artists.

A few new social features are included in the new update, including the ability to search for your Facebook friends and add them on this service, as well as improved management of connected social services like Twitter and Facebook.

Finally, offline playback and music downloads have been improved, bugs have been squashed in the music player, and other issues have been remedied.

You can grab the Beats Music app and use “The Sentence” playback for free by downloading it from the App Store. A monthly subscription to unlock on-demand playback is $9.99 via in-app purchase. You can find the complete 1.0.7 change log below:

What’s New in Version 1.0.7

You asked for it, and we listened! Some highlights in this release include:

● In-app subscription and account management via your iTunes account
● Find Your Friends — find and follow your Facebook friends on Beats Music
● Improved Facebook and Twitter account management
● Thousands of new tracks available in The Sentence
● Artist Offers — discover new content and merchandise from your favorite artists
● Offline Mode & Downloading improvements
● Music Player performance fixes

and much, much more!

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Facebook for iPhone updated to version 9.0, allows replying to comments on certain pages and more


Facebook has pushed out version 9.0 of its iPhone application today, adding new features to the commenting system among a few smaller changes. The biggest change in this minor update allows users to reply to comments on pages that have enabled that specific feature.

Aside from that, administrators will now be able to review and approve posts by group members, and everyone will see posts related to the site’s trending topics highlighted in the iPad version’s News Feed. This update follows the news from earlier today that the company is launching a “friends near me” feature within the app, similar to Apple’s “Find My Friends” service.

Facebook 9.0 is available on the iOS App Store. The full change log is below:

What’s New in Version 9.0

• Reply directly to comments on stories by Pages that have this feature turned on
• Group admins can easily review and approve pending posts by group members
• See posts about trending topics highlighted in News Feed on iPad

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Chase Mobile updated with new design for iOS 7, adds secure messaging and more

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Chase updated its iPhone app today with a new design for iOS 7—nearly a year after the operating system was first shown to the public—and a few new features. The update also includes the ability to see and reply to secure messages from the bank, as well as the ability to view limits on your mobile desposits.

Other updates to the app include Spanish localization, improved accessibility features, and a revised frequently asked questions page about the app’s security.

You can grab the updated Chase app for free on the iOS App Store.

What’s New in Version 2.331

•User interface optimized for iOS7
•See & reply to secure messages
•See current Chase QuickDepositSM limits
•Spanish version available when you change your phone’s language setting to Spanish
•Improved accessibility for visually-impaired users
•Updated FAQs for mobile security

Our take? We’re in full agreement with the below:

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