Google has shuttered the Chrome Apps section of its Chrome browser web store, following through on an announcement the company made more than a year ago. As of Wednesday, the Apps selection no longer appeared in the web store’s search panel filters below Extensions and Themes.
Prior to yesterday’s removal, Chrome apps were available in two flavors: packaged apps and hosted apps. As Ars Technica notes, hosted apps were little more than desktop bookmarks, but they gave Chrome OS users a way to pin important web pages to certain parts of the GUI.
Packaged apps, which first appeared on Mac in 2013, could be downloaded into the Applications folder where they [...]
Apple today updated its official Apple Support app to introduce an overhauled interface and a new „Discover“ tab for learning about new features in the products you own.
The new Apple Support interface features a cleaner look with more white space and a universal search bar at the top of the „Get Support“ section for locating articles more quickly.
When selecting a product to get help, the app is better organized into different topics, with support articles separated into „Popular Topics“ and „More Topics.“ More recommended articles are also offered up during the support process, making it simpler to find help. [...]
Apple this morning launched a new Sports section in its TV app, which appears to be available on devices running iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2. Sports can be accessed through the new dedicated Sports tab at the bottom of the app, located next to the „Watch Now“ button.
First announced in September, the TV app’s Sports section is designed to allow users to watch live sports games through integration with ESPN. Right now, ESPN appears to be the only app offering content through the TV app’s Sports category, but additional Sports-oriented apps could offer support in the future.
Right now, since it’s basketball season and there are several [...]
Facebook is introducing a new „Trending News“ section to the Facebook app on iOS and Android devices, designed to make it easier for Facebook users to access current and trending news stories, reports TechCrunch.
Trending News aggregates news stories from a wide range of sources and ranks them by the number of publications that are sharing a particular story. The Trending News section can be accessed by going to the „Explore“ tab and then scrolling down to the specific „Trending News“ section, which Facebook began introducing on iOS a few weeks ago.
From there, news stories are displayed in a list, and tapping a story allows [...]