I’ve talked before about Everypost, and labeled it “THE personal social media management tool.” I described it as a personal tool because, at the time, it only supported personal accounts on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn (plus Twitter, of course). Now, Everypost supports business pages on Facebook, LinkedIn and even Google+. Is this a game changer?
In September we reported that the updated Gmail for iOS7 was no longer correctly pushing notifications. Within the app, users were supposed to have the option of getting notifications only for mail filed within the Primary tab, or from All tabs (or none). However, selecting "Primary Only" resulted in no notifications being sent at all. Therefore, Gmail users on iOS were given no choice but to receive notifications for all incoming messages...
Facebook has released an update for their Messenger app, the stand-alone app that makes chatting with your Facebook friends more convenient. The updated app sports a fresh design that's in line with the new iOS7 look and feel, but it also adds the ability to message anyone who has text messaging. You can access your contacts and message them, or tap in a phone number and send that person a text message as well.
Google Search, the iOS app that gives iPhone users access to the Google Now functions, has received an extensive update that adds Notifications, Reminders, New cards, and the handsfree voice-activation option of "OK Google."
Many of these features were originally announced at Google I/O, and have been available on the Android platform for some time.
Being a freelance designer or running your own design shop is no picnic these days! You have to prospect clients, manage a team and vendors, and deliver great work against tight deadlines - all while balancing finances. One problem we hear over and over is that high quality images and graphics are expensive, but creating every asset from scratch for each project just doesn’t make sense. Designers face this type of trade off everyday, so we wanted to put together some simple suggestions to help you manage it.
Google added some really interesting capabilities to the Hangouts app over the weekend. With the update, Hangout users can use the app to call any phone number within the US or Canada for free with their iPhone, iPad or even iPod Touch (and with Android devices, thanks to a previous update). They can also receive calls using their Google Voice number.
Better late than never! While most social networks updated their apps for iOS7 weeks ago, Pinterest released their updated version today. Not only does the new version bring a flat, more streamlined look to the app that's in-line with iOS7 and other similar apps, but also a cool new way to browse pins!
Back in August, HootSuite wanted to kick their internal development and improvement into high gear, so they scheduled a two-day hackathon. "#HootHackathon is a two day sprint to build something new, fix something old or just create something awesome." Projects are wide-ranging, and inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but most important are HootSuite's Feedback Forum entries - comments and suggests and requests from HootSuite users.