Apple Store App for iOS Gains Support for iPhone 6s, iOS 9

Apple today updated its Apple Store app for iOS devices to version 3.5, adding support for the new iPhone 6s and the iOS 9 operating system. Apple’s release notes for the update are vague, so there are no details on what new features the app might have for iOS 9 and the iPhone 6s.

It’s possible the Apple Store app update adds support for the 3D Touch feature built into the new iPhones, enabling Quick Actions that can be accessed directly from the Home screen, but it’s also possible this is a simple compatibility update that makes sure the app works properly with the new devices. We’ll update this post when we learn more about what’s new in today’s update.

What’s New in Version 3.5
– iOS compatibility update
– Adds support for iPhone 6s

The Apple Store app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Update: Today’s update does indeed add 3D Touch Quick Actions to the Apple Store app. A force press from the Home screen on the app icon will bring up options to open the app directly to the store, a list of retail stores, or orders placed.




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Periscope Now Supports Landscape Broadcasts Ahead of New Apple TV App

The Twitter-owned live-streaming app Periscope today updated its app with a much-requested feature that will let users broadcast and view live streams in landscape mode. The move comes a day after the Periscope app was seen on stage during the „Hey Siri“ event as an upcoming app for the brand new Apple TV.

Today’s update also introduced Facebook connectivity, allowing users to post the link to a current live broadcast, or the replay video of one that’s over, to their Facebook wall from directly within Periscope. The team has also tweaked the app’s social features and added in some accessibility modes, as well.

What’s New in Version 1.2

Landscape: When a broadcaster holds their phone in landscape, the video will now be oriented properly for all viewers. Viewers can continue holding their device in portrait, or match the broadcaster’s orientation to maintain full screen video. Either way, you’ll never need to watch sideways video again!
Share Indication: When someone you follow shares a broadcast, it appears in your home feed. In this update, we’ve added an indicator beneath the broadcast title explaining who shared it with you.
Share on Facebook: You can now share the link to a LIVE broadcast or replay on Facebook. To see this option, you’ll need to log in to Facebook from the iOS Settings app on your device.
Accessibility: We’ve heard from a lot of people that Periscope needs to be more accessible. In this version we’ve made large steps toward fully supporting our VoiceOver users.

Although there’s been no talk of the Apple TV app yet, that version of Periscope will no doubt allow users to view current live-streams and watch older re-plays with UI tweaks for the bigger-screened experience. Periscope can be downloaded for free from the App Store [Direct Link].



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Lollipop is now on 21% of Android devices, but still lags behind KitKat on 39%

Eleven months after it was first announced, 5.x Lollipop builds are now on 21% of active Android devices – but with 6.0 Marshmallow now weeks away, it’s Android 4.4 KitKat that continues to dominate. Read more…

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