Popular email app Spark was today updated to version 2.0.15, introducing support for Siri Shortcuts on iPhones and iPads running the iOS 12 update.
Spark has introduced a number of different Shortcuts that can do things like compose an email, search email, or open a folder, with a list available from the release notes.
– Open any folder: if you keep all your to-dos inside Pins, create a shortcut to this folder with a phrase like ‚Hey Siri: „Open Pinned email in Spark.“ – Search email: frequent travelers can create a shortcut for searching all emails from Airbnb/Booking.com to see your reservations. – Compose an email. [...]
Popular photo taking app Halide Camera was today updated to version 1.10, introducing a number of new features including Smart RAW for iPhone XS and iPhone XR, and a tweaked watch app for Apple Watch Series 4 models.
The Smart RAW feature works using a new automatic logic built for getting the best RAW shots out of the iPhone XS and XR, enabling photographers to get even more detail out of their iPhone camera.
According to developer Sebastiaan de With, the Halide auto-exposure on iPhone X already optimizes for the lowest possible ISO and the highest amount of detail, making Smart RAW unnecessary on the iPhone 8 and X. However the iPhone XS and XR benefit from [...]
Amazon is currently rolling out an updated version of its companion app for Alexa-enabled devices that includes a significantly redesigned user interface.
The visual changes are immediately apparent on firing up the app, and center around a new Devices and Groups tab located in the lower right of the screen.
With the new menu selected, the devices are listed in a horizontal strip along the top of the interface, allowing users to control individual smart lights, audio devices, and power outlets all from the same screen.
Below that, Alexa devices are also grouped by room indicated by colored cards, which have on/off buttons and can also be tapped to [...]
Popular photography app Darkroom was today updated with support for iOS 12, introducing several useful new features.
The app has been optimized for the larger displays of the iPhone XS Max and the upcoming iPhone XR, with additional space for controls available on the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max.
A new Portrait HD option allows Darkroom to detect and automatically load a „Portrait Matte Effect,“ which is a high-definition depth map that Apple added in iOS 12 when a Portrait Mode photo is captured.
Using this depth map, the Portrait HD feature will pull in higher quality face and hair details, while a separate Standard Depth option in Darkroom [...]