Apple has launched a celebration of U.S. National Parks from July 1st to July 15th. According to the Apple newsroom, the company will donate one dollar to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay. The pledge applies to transactions made on the Apple Store app, the Apple online store and Apple retail stores.
Instagram offers a couple ways to return to posts that you liked or found interesting. The app keeps track of every post that you have ever "liked" so you can return to them in the future, but this can quickly turn into a huge quantity to search through. You can also save posts even if you didn't "like" them, but again, this can become a mess to sort through as well.
In it's latest update, Snapchat added a major new feature called Snap Map that basically gives you a whole new interface with which you engage your friends by allowing you to share your locations and see what’s going on around each other. Plus you’ll be able to "view Snaps of sporting events, celebrations, breaking news, and more from all across the world." Here's how to get started with Snap Map:
Instead of our normal App of the Week we are going to take a look at the redesigned App Store in iOS 11. In the newly released iOS 11 public beta, Apple has broken down the App Store in to three major parts: Today, Games and Apps.
The Today page is where you will be able keep updated on what's going on with the Apple App Store. It features exclusive premieres, new-releases and a look-back at all-time App Store hits. Here you will also find tips, how-to-guides and interviews with developers and celebrities.
Two canceled television series have been revived as mobile games on the App Store. Desperate Housewives: The Game and Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow are now available for iOS devices. While this is the first mobile title for the women of Wisteria Lane, this is the second Futurama game launched for the iPhone and iPad. Futurama: Game of Drones by developer wooga, being the first.