Popular Mac-based photo and image editing software Pixelmator Pro received a significant update today, introducing several new features.
The update includes a wheel-like redesigned Color Balance adjustment option designed to offer a more „fluid and intuitive“ way to adjust the color balance of photos. According to the Pixelmator team, the feature was inspired by professional video grading and editing tools.
With the new color adjustment tool, users can add color tint to shadows, midtones, and highlights while also adjusting the brightness and saturation of the colors. Color Balance can also be improved automatically using a new Core ML-powered [...]
Google has updated its Assistant app for iOS to support Siri Shortcuts, enabling users to invoke Google’s virtual assistant using Apple’s virtual assistant, without even having to launch the app.
Once the update has been installed, Assistant users are presented with an „Add to Siri“ button that lets them record a phrase of their choosing to be used after saying the „Hey, Siri“ command. As long as the iOS device is unlocked, users will then be able to access Assistant by combining the two commands.
The Siri Shortcuts feature also supports additional phrases that users often use with Google Assistant. As The Verge notes, this [...]
Popular weather app Weather Atlas, made by Contrast and Agile Tortoise, today received a major 2.0 update that adds new functionality and a new look to the app.
With the 2.0 update, Weather Atlas is now known as „Weather Up,“ a revamped name for a revamped app. Much of the app has been rewritten with usability improvements and fixes for lingering bugs.
Weather Up’s main new feature is Event Forecasts, designed to provide weather information about upcoming events that you’re attending. Once you provide Weather Up with calendar access, it will let you know the weather conditions for your events, so you’re never taken by surprise when [...]
A new feature rolling out for Google Maps will allow iOS and Android users to message local businesses with their queries without having to leave the GPS-based navigation app.
The feature is an extension of Google’s real-time business-to-customer messaging service that the company introduced in select countries last year.
Businesses that signed up to the service include a Message button on their Business Profiles on Google Search allowing people to get in touch, and those same messages are set to appear in the side menu of Google Maps. This from the Google blog:
Sending messages to businesses gives you the opportunity to ask questions without [...]