Mac Email App ‘Spark’ Gains New Smart Search Feature

Apple

Readdle’s popular Spark email app expanded to the Mac late last year, and now the company has introduced a major update that brings a new Smart Search feature.

According to Readdle, there are several under-the-hood changes that have been made to enable the new search feature and to make it speedy. Smart Search is able to provide instant access to files and attachments as well as relevant search suggestions, all displayed in an intuitive UI.


Search queries are visualized with smart keywords …
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Google Images gains badges to categorize search results

Android

Google is testing a new feature on its Image Search page that adds badges and labels to search results for better discovery. Rolling out some time today on the Google app and on mobile web (though I haven’t had any luck yet on my devices), images will begin displaying icons in the bottom-left corner representing linked videos, shopping results, GIFs, and more.

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Telegram Encrypted Chat App Gains Self-Destructing Video and Photo Messages

Software

Encrypted messaging app Telegram received an update on Sunday that makes it the latest chat platform to embrace Snapchat-style disappearing messages.

Up until now, Telegram users have only been able to send text-based “secret chats” that self-delete, but in version 4.2 of the app they can now share videos and photos armed with a self-destruct timer.


Timers are set using the clock icon in the media picker and can be anything up to one minute long. The countdown starts the moment the recipient opens the photo …
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News: Google Play Music gains CarPlay support

Apple


Google’s Play Music app has quietly gained CarPlay support in a recent update, allowing users of the streaming music service to more easily access and play content from their dashboard in a CarPlay-enabled vehicle. The addition of CarPlay support isn’t listed in Google Play Music’s release notes, so it’s unclear when the feature actually became available, but the addition of the feature was discovered and reported on reddit… …
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Almost-Live With App Gains New Users, Brings IM to New Frontiers

Software

ALW World LLC releases ALW – Almost Live With 1.5, a maintenance update to the company’s social networking app. Version 1.5 fixes minor bugs in the share extension. Taking instant communication and messaging to a whole new paradigm, ALW pffers realtime communication through voice calling, voice messages, chats and text messages with your friends, anywhere, anytime. ALW also lets you see the weather at each contact’s location while fully controlling privacy….
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Google Photos gains ability to suggest images for you to archive

Android

Just a week after learning a new archive trick, Google Photos is adding another feature to its arsenal.

The Google Photos app will now suggest images that it thinks you’ll want to archive. The Assistant will pop up with the photos that you may want to file away into your archive, and you can review all of the suggestions before you actually do any archiving.

If you do decide to archive the photos, you can always access them again by popping open the left hand menu and tapping Archive.

Archiving can be handy for cleaning up your main Google Photos feed, but going through and manually selecting images to archive can be an arduous task, especially if you’ve got a lar…
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IDC: Smartphone shipments up 4.3% in Q1 2017, Apple gains on Samsung but both lose to Chinese firms

IDC: Smartphone shipments up 4.3% in Q1 2017, Apple gains on Samsung but both lose to Chinese firms

The higher-capacity iPhone SE and red iPhone 7 arrived at the end of the quarter … Oppo increased 1.5 points (to 7.4 percent), and Vivo grabbed 0.8 points (to 5.2 percent). While the Android and iOS duopoly doesn’t look like it’s going away, the …
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Google Maps for iOS Gains New Timeline Feature

Apple

Google today announced that its popular Timeline feature for Google Maps on Android has expanded to Google Maps for iOS, making it available to iPhone and iPad users for the first time.

With Timeline, Google Maps keeps track of all of the places that have been visited, so users can have a past account of where they’ve been and what they were doing.

What was the name of that antique store I popped into the other day? Where was that coffee shop we discovered on our last vacation? Did I drop off the…
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