iPhone Applications

Secret.li iOS App Allows You to Keep Your Drunk Facebook Pictures Private

Everyone who uses social media knows that Facebook and alcohol don't mix well. That's why developer Pierre Sarda has released Secret.li -- a new iOS app that gives users the ability to control who sees their images, and allows them to automatically destroy photos after a predetermined time.

Secret iOS App

The new iOS app was actually designed for people who are put off by the lack of privacy on Facebook, but still want to share personal photos with family and friends. Secret.li allows a person to upload any image from their iPhone library, and choose who can view it. The user's chosen friends will then receive an in-app and Facebook notification letting them know that an image was uploaded for them to see. The Photos uploaded through the app are eventually destroyed at the end of a specific time limit determined by the user.

Yelp Adds New Food Ordering Feature

Yelp users in select cities can now pay for food delivery or pick-up directly from the iOS app. Yelp began rolling out the new service called Yelp Platform in the U.S. on Tuesday. The new service allows iOS users to order from restaurants supported by "delivery.com and Eat24, like NYC's Harry's Italian Pizza Bar and Layaly Mediterranean Grill in SF," according to the official Yelp announcement. Yelp plans to roll out the platform category by category eventually adding new options like spas, yoga studios, salons and dentist appointments.

Yelp Version 6.9.1

Yelp Platform will also be available through Yelps mobile or desktop websites, and an Android version is also in the works. Version 6.9.1 also brings a new preview screen after taking a photo. Current Yelp users can download the update starting today.

Apple Giving Away 10 Top Apps for Free

Now that the App Store is turning five years old, Apple is celebrating by offering 10 top iOS app titles for free. No less than five landmark games and five groundbreaking apps will be free to download and install for a limited time. July 10 marks five years since the App Store first opened in 2008.

Apple app store 5 year anniversary

While the store originally launched with 500 apps, there are currently 900,000 apps to choose from. Apple has also posted a timeline of milestones in the history of the iOS App Store. On June 10, more than $10 billion was paid out to developers, and on May 16 the store marked over 50 billion individual downloads.

Instagram Gets Landscape Mode and Front-Facing Cinema Stabilization

A few days after Vine introduced new features like "Revining", Instagram countered by adding landscape mode for both images and video. While Vine users are stuck shooting their six second videos in portrait mode, Instagram users can now shoot their fifteen second videos anyway they want. Hopefully Instagram users will take advantage of this new feature and escape the clutches of the dreaded Vertical Video Syndrome. Instagram version 4.0.2 also brings Cinema support to the front-facing camera. This feature was introduced for the rear-facing camera when video was originally launched for the app. The upgrade is available now for all current users. New users can download Instagram from the App Store for free.

Instagram Version 4.0.2

How To Make Your Vine Videos and Profile Private

Vine has finally added "protected posts" in its most recent update. Previously there was no way to make your videos or profile private, and anyone in the Vine community could view them. Now it is easy to block your boss, stalkers and anyone else from viewing your six second videos. Here's how to protect your Vine posts: Tap the Home button on the top left hand corner and navigate to -> Profile -> Settings -> Your Content. You can then tap the "Posts are protected" slider to turn on the privacy feature. Now only the people you approve to follow you can see your videos, unless you decide to share them on Facebook or Twitter. You can also activate the "Sensitive posts" slider to warn people about your racy videos.

Vine Privacy

Here's the rest of the new features you can find in version 1.3:

15 New Channels - Comedy, Cats, Dogs, Arts & Experimental, Family, Beauty & Fashion, Food, Health & Fitness, Nature, Music, News & Politics, Sports, Special FX, Urban and weir d.

New Camera Tools - You'll see the new camera tools at the bottom of your screen when you access the camera to shoot your videos. They include: a new grid, focus, and a ghost tool.


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