Amazon has begun testing a small but useful new feature across its iOS app and mobile/desktop websites, allowing users to invite friends and family members to collaborate on a shopping list together. Amazon customers have long been asking for such a feature, and it seems like a small set of them have been selected to test it out ahead of a potential wider launch in the future (via Android Police).
On iOS, after you open the Amazon app and navigate to one of your wish lists, you’ll see a new prompt that says „Invite others to add or remove list items.“ If you tap this, you’ll get the usual iOS sharing sheet with options like AirDrop, Message, E-Mail, [...]
Pinterest today announced the launch of a new social collaboration tool, called the „activity feed“ for group boards. This section of the app will let members weigh in with a quick like or comment, @ mention another user, or start a new thread, and includes updates when members add new pins, create new sections, new members join, someone likes or comments, and more.
The app had comment support before, but each comment had to be attached to a specific pin. Now all comments will be organized in the activity feed so that conversations are easier to follow, and users will be able to start threads of their own on the collaborative board for all members to see, or [...]
On Saturday, Beyoncé and Jay-Z launched a new collaborative album called „Everything is Love“ exclusively to Tidal subscribers, the streaming service that Jay-Z owns. Just under two days later, Everything is Love has now launched on Apple Music, Spotify Premium, and Amazon Music Unlimited, making this a very short timed exclusive for Tidal (via Variety). In two weeks, the album will be available on Spotify’s free tier.
In relation to Apple Music, The Carters have had a somewhat rocky relationship with Apple’s streaming music service. Beyoncé’s „Lemonade“ album never launched on Apple Music and remains available for Apple customers [...]
Office for Mac today received a major update, with Microsoft updating the software to version 16 and introducing new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft is introducing real-time collaborative editing, allowing multiple people to work on the same document at the same time. In Word and PowerPoint, flag icons will let you know what others are working on and what’s been changed.
Changes to documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud will be saved automatically, and updates will be synced in seconds. A version history will let you roll back to earlier versions of a document if necessary. [...]