Apple adds pre-order option for all apps

Super Mario Run Notify

Apple has added the option for developers to make their apps available for pre-order on the App Store. The new feature allows iPhone and iPad owners to search the App Store for upcoming apps and purchase them before their official release. Users who pre-order an app will receive a notification when it is officially ready to download.

Apple buys Shazam leading up to HomePod release

Apple Shazam

The popular iOS app Shazam will soon be part of Apple. Apple says it has "exciting plans in store" as it combines with Shazam to deliver new services to Apple Music. Shazam delivers the names and lyrics of songs, TV shows and other content just by listening to audio clips. With Apple's HomePod launch on the horizon, deep Shazam integration would bring even more functionality to the premium in-home speaker.

How to delete WhatsApp messages before they are read

How to delete WhatsApp sent messages on iPhone and iPad.

Most people likely have countless messages that they have sent in anger or while inebriated that they immediately regret (or regret the next day). If only there was a way to take them back... Unfortunately you can't take back iMessages, but if you are a fan of WhatsApp, the service now has a feature that lets you do exactly that. It doesn't guarantee the recipient won't see the message, and it won't help for the regret-the-next-day messages, but it does give the sender a seven minute window in which they can delete their sent message from the recipient's thread. Here's how to do it:

Apple iPhone cameras dominate Flickr

Flickr devices 2017

Photo-sharing site Flickr performed an analysis of uploads for its annual Year in Review. Following recent trends, smartphones were used to capture a full 50 percent of photos in 2017. The majority of remaining photos were posted by DSLR users, clocking 33 percent. Point-and-shoot cameras declined to 12 percent of images, with mirrorless cameras holding steady at 4 percent. The breakdown of device brands is where Apple shines.

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