Instagram today announced two major updates to the shopping feature in the Instagram app that’s designed to allow users to make purchases directly from Instagram.
Shopping within Stories, a feature that began rolling out in June, is expanding to businesses across 46 countries. When watching Stories from brands, items that are featured can be tapped so you can learn more about them.
Instagram is also adding a new Shopping channel in the Explore section of the Instagram app that’s personalized to each individual user. The Shopping channel is located alongside other topic channels, and it will feature brands you follow and brands you might like.
Instagram has added an emoji shortcut bar to its mobile app that places the user’s most-used emojis above the keyboard whenever they start to comment on a post (via The Verge).
The new emoji bar doesn’t appear on other occasions in the app that call for the use of the onscreen keyboard, such as when a user creates a post or comments on a Story.
Instagram has obviously identified post comments as the place where emoji are most frequently used on the platform, and naturally wants to make the interaction as easy as possible.
The feature has been in limited testing since May, but only recently became available to everyone on the image-led social [...]
Popular journaling app Day One reached version 3 today and introduced a number of new features for both free and premium users.
Headlining version 3 of the app is an all-new editor interface that the developers say has been built from the ground up. The action of editing an entry has been simplified so that now it’s just a matter of tapping wherever in the entry text that you want to place the cursor.
Tapping the „Aa“ icon now brings up a new Editor menu with entry formatting options including Headers, Bold, Italic, Lists, Quote Block, Code Block, Rule Line, and indents. Meanwhile, Markdown support continues to include auto-conversion of [...]
Apple has added two China-based manufacturers to its list of MacBook chassis suppliers in an effort to push down prices quoted by Taiwan-based makers, according to a new report today by DigiTimes.
China-based Shenzhen Everwin Precision Technology and AAC Technologies are said to have obtained Apple certification in 2017, and this year they began small-volume shipments of the metal-alloy chassis for Apple’s notebook line-up.
Previous years saw Taiwan-based Catcher Technology, Foxconn Technology and Casetek Holdings dominate the supply of MacBook chassis, and Apple reportedly intends to continue relying on them because of their excellent manufacturing [...]