I _love_ Google Photos and the simplicity of it. Let’s hope Apple doesn’t choose to go with 16GB base models for the upcoming iPhone 7.
HERE, the company that was sold off by Nokia to a consortium of automotive companies Audi, BMW, and Daimler last year, has just released Version 2.0 of their HERE Maps iPhone app on the App Store. The app has now been renamed to HERE WeGo instead, and the release notes say:
a new look and new ways to get around. We’ve bikes, taxis, and car sharing — along with all kinds of rich information to help you out, like taxi and ticket prices. It’s faster to find routes, faster to compare them and faster to get you moving. HERE WeGo: give it a spin!
You can get the app for Free on the App Store.
Thank you for being a part of the VSCO community. We have an important update regarding the Sync feature of our app that may impact how you use VSCO.
As of August 12, we will be ending the ability to sync photos across multiple devices. We strongly encourage you to save all of your images to your device before then, as there will be no way to restore your deleted images after August 12.
We know that many of you actively use and love the Sync feature and really appreciate your continued support as we make changes to VSCO.
As long as you keep the app installed after August 12, your photos that you have already synced will remain in the app. If you delete the app, your photos are gone forever. Thus, it is imperative that you backup and export all your existing photos from the app before the August 12 deadline.
They have listed more details in this Support Article, but ~17 days is still quite a short period of notice.
Evernote has today announced some major changes to its pricing plans for its customers. The company has raised the costs of its Plus and Premium plans, while adding restrictions to its Free plan.
Announcing the change on the company blog, Chris O’Neill, CEO of the company says:
We don’t take any change to our pricing model lightly, and we never take you for granted. Our goal is to continue improving Evernote for the long-term, investing in our core products to make them more powerful and intuitive while also delivering often-requested new features. But that requires a significant investment of energy, time, and money. We’re asking those people who get the most value from Evernote to help us make that investment and, in return, to reap the benefits that result.
Starting today, Evernote offers these three plans:
Evernote Basic (Free Plan)
The free plan will be now be limited to just 2 devices only. You’ll be able to upload up to 60MB per month. What you don’t get is Customer Support via Email or Live Chat, Offline Notebooks, ability to search in PDFs, notes history, etc.
The pricing for this plan has increased from $2.99/mon to $3.99/mon. Along with all the features of the Free plan, you also have no limit on devices, 1GB of uploads per month, offline notebooks, ability to forward emails into Evernote and Customer support via Email.
The pricing for this plan has increased from $5.99/mon to $7.99/mon. Along with all the features of the Plus plan, you also get 10GB of uploads per month, customer support via live chat, ability to search in PDFs, annotation features, notes history, etc.
The entire feature comparison is available here.
Note that Evernote announced regional pricing back in March, which isn’t changing, at least for India.
Netflix for iOS has just been updated to Version 8.7.0 on the App Store, which adds one much requested feature — Picture in Picture (PIP) for iOS 9. All compatible iPads running iOS 9.3.2 or later will be able to watch Netflix in a small window.
This release also includes Stability Improvements and Bug Fixes.
Netflix is available for Free on the App Store.
Pythonista has been one of the most striking iOS apps available on the App Store in recent times. It is an incredibly powerful app that offers a complete Python scripting environment for you to work in, and there’s all kinds of remarkable things you can do with it, right on your iPhone or iPad.
Pythonista 3, which is available now on the App Store, is a major new release and ships with support for both Python 3.5 and Python 2.7, allowing you to benefit from all the language improvements in Python 3 while still having backwards compatibility with Python 2.7.
Pythonista 3 ships with following features:
- Scriptable code editor with syntax highlighting and code completion
- Extended keyboard, designed specifically for Python
- Interactive prompt with code completion, command history, and support for showing images in the console output
- Integrated visual debugger
- Integrated PEP 8 style checker with issues highlighted directly in the editor
- Complete offline documentation with quick lookup directly from the editor
- Various beautiful light and dark color themes, and a theme editor to make your own
- UI editor for quick prototyping
- Includes most of the Python standard library and additional modules for graphics, sound, and iOS system services (e.g. clipboard, contacts, reminders, twitter, UI…)
- Matplotlib and NumPy for scientific visualizations
- Lots of other popular third-party modules, e.g. requests, BeautifulSoup, Flask, bottle, SymPy, and more.
- Lots of included examples to get started
- Universal app for iPad and iPhone
Pythonista 3 is available at a 50% OFF Launch Discount for just $4.99 on the App Store
Color us excited
After Apple’s recent announcement about the major changes coming to the App Store, Google is keen to take the same steps and has been testing similar changes to subscriptions on Google Play.
Right now, Google takes a 70/30 revenue split for all Play Store subscriptions. Much like Apple, Google will be changing over to a 85/15 revenue split for subscriptions, reports Recode. That is, ALL developers selling subscription-based apps on Google Play now get 85% instead of just 70% revenue.
However, it’s unclear when Google plans to announce this or implement it for developers.