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So This Dark Sky Weather App Is Actually Really Good


Dark Sky
The most popular Weather app of the moment, Dark Sky, has received a brand new design for iOS 7 and has been relaunched with a number of new features. After using it for the past 48 hours, it has now become apparent that this stupidly accurate weather app is actually really outstanding. A key realization in this came today when the app said it was going to rain in 20 minutes and that the rainfall would last 15 minutes. It could not have been more accurate.

Dark Sky started life as a funded project through Kickstarter and now that it is a fully fleshed out iOS 7-ready app, it is a pleasure to lose and is inordinately accurate. As well as the immediate weather forecast, it also gives the weather for the next 24 hours and the coming days. But the killer hook is the immediate weather forecast for the next few hours.
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Facebook Delivering ‘Paper’ For iOS


Facebook Paper
In a pleasantly surprising twist, Facebook has today announced¬†that it will be launching an app called ‘Paper’ for iOS devices on February 3. The app is a reimagining of the way that users interact with Facebook as a whole, in terms of of both reading and creating content. Paper allows users to read items that are curated from a personal News Feed, but also from online news sources, either sourced by the user or from a team of Facebook editors.

The Paper app has been designed to have a magazine style user interface which is more reminiscent of something like Flipboard rather than the scrolling news feed which Facebook users will be used to. The app is designed to encourage people to rethink what sort of content they create, by using the new magazine style approach to encourage more creative thinking. With themed sections, it will allow users to follow stories of interest more easily.
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Google Releases Updated Chrome iOS App With Advanced Data Compression


Chrome iOS
Following on from an announcement last month that they would be releasing an updated version of Chrome with an amazing new data compression feature, Google has today released the updated version of the app on the iOS App Store. Chrome for iOS version 32.et cetera et cetera can reduce data usage by up to 50% by using Google servers to compress data before it is downloaded by the Chrome app. This can be enabled in Settings > Bandwidth > Reduce Data Usage.
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Google Launches Google Play Movies & TV iOS App


Google Play
Google has today unleashed a brand new app on the iOS App Store in the form of ‘Google Play Movies & TV‘. The new app allows Apple iOS users to watch their movies and TV shows previously purchased from the Google Play Store and is available for iPhone, iPod and iPad. The app also allows the streaming of new purchased or rented movies or TV shows from the Google Play store to the Google Chromecast device.
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Google Launches iOS ‘MyGlass’ App For Google Glass


MyGlass iOS
Google has today launched a new companion app for Google Glass wearers who want to integrate the new wearable technology with their iOS device. The app, available free of charge now on the iOS App Store, allows the mirroring or ‘screencasting’ of the Glass display to the iPhone. The app also contains functionality to allow users to set up their Glass device, to get directions, and to add contacts and extra Glassware apps to their device.
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Apple ’12 Days Of Gifts’ iOS App Offers Up Surprise Bonus Gift


12 Days of Gifts

The ’12 Days Of Gifts’ iOS app, released by Apple last week, has today delivered a surprising bonus offering before the first of the scheduled gifts was due to appear. In a surprising giveaway occuring before the December 26 kick off, the app today gives access to the latest single from Lorde called ‘No Better’. Users are given both the single itself and a video for another song called ‘Royals’.
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Pandora For iOS Gets Better With Alarm To Wake You Up


Pandora
Pandora has today released a significant update to its iOS app with some additional functionality to set it apart from some of the other free streaming music service apps. The app, with full compatibility for iOS 7, now offers the ability to use personalized stations for alarm clocks with the latest update. This means that, unlike the iOS Clock app which allows you to set a specific song, you can wake to a different track every day with the Pandora app.
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Dropbox Unleashes ‘Version 3′ iOS App


Dropbox 3
Popular cloud-storage company Dropbox has today released the third major version of Dropbox for iOS devices on to the App Store. The app has undergone a complete iOS 7-style redesign with a significantly cleaner look and trimmed down icons. The app also contains a substantial number of improvements and new features such as AirDrop support and enhanced PDF-viewing support, as well as making better usage of the screen size of the iPad.

In addition to the new features, the app has been significantly optimized to have substantial speed increases and now allows easy full screen photo view toggling. There are also a number of bug fixes and stability improvements.
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Google Will Be Launching An iOS Newsstand App In The Coming Months


Google Newsstand
Google has today launched a new Google Play Newsstand app for Android devices, and is planning to launch an equivalent app for iOS devices early next year. The app itself is called Play Newsstand, and will go head-to-head with Apple’s own Newsstand app in terms of offering a one stop app for around 1,900 free and paid publications (via TechCrunch). The publications will include newspapers such as the New York Times, as well as high profile magazines like the New Yorker and Vanity Fair.
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Apple Releases New Find My Friends App


Find My Friends
Apple has today released a new Find My Friends app for iOS devices with a brand new design for iOS 7. The company issued the new version of the app to bring it into line with the recent iOS 7 design revamp that has been adopted across the entire Apple app line-up. The app itself gains no detectable new features but does have a spiffy new iOS 7 user interface.
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