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‘Pokémon Go’ will better blend AR creatures into the real world

Sponsored Links Niantic Pokémon Go’s augmented reality effect has always been a bit underwhelming when critters tend to float in front of objects, but Niantic hopes to make it more immersive. It’s testing a Reality Blending feature that will use newer AR functionality to hide your Buddy Pokémon behind trees and other real-world objects. The …

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Google Podcasts for iOS updated with CarPlay support

Sponsored Links Google Google Podcasts launched an iOS back in March, giving Apple users a way to listen to the likes of Dolly Parton’s America or The Engadget Podcast (wink). Today it’s getting its first update which, among the usual performance-improving bug fixes, includes support for CarPlay. As you’d expect, this makes it easier to …

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Photoshop for iPad gets Curves and Apple Pencil pressure settings

Sponsored Links Adobe When Adobe launched Photoshop for the iPad late last year, users were less than impressed with its limited features – to say the tablet version of the software was a pared back take on the desktop standard was something of an understatement. However, Adobe was quick to reassure digital artists that updates …

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Edison Mail iOS bug showed messages intended for other people

Sponsored Links Edison Bugs in email clients aren’t unheard of, but they typically affect only those messages sent by or intended for you. Edison, however, had a more serious hiccup. It confirmed (via The Verge) reports that a bug in Edison Mail for iOS would show messages intended for other people without requiring their sign-ins …

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Instagram Lite vanishes ahead of a redesign

Sponsored Links Esra Hacioglu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images You’ll have to go without Instagram Lite’s more efficient social networking for a while — but just a while. In the wake of an Android Police report, Instagram has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s “rolling back” Lite in those countries where it was available. The social network …

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WHO will launch a COVID-19 app for countries that don’t make their own

Sponsored Links Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Numerous countries have COVID-19 symptom and tracking apps, but the World Health Organization wants to fill in those gaps for the countries that are too stretched to develop their own software. The WHO’s Bernardo Mariano told Reuters in an interview that the outfit planned to release a …

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Microsoft To Do adds features the day Wunderlist shuts down

Sponsored Links Microsoft Today (May 6th) is the day Microsoft shuts down Wunderlist, but it’s hoping that some new features in To Do will ease the sting for those reluctant to switch. The tech giant is rolling out updates (via Android Police) to its Android and iOS apps that introduce some familiar Wunderlist features to …

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UK will begin testing its COVID-19 tracking app this week

Sponsored Links Barcroft Media via Getty Images The UK will begin testing its COVID-19 tracking app this week. To start, the National Health Service (NHS) will pilot the app on the Isle of Wight, along with more testing and broader contact tracing efforts, Reuters reports. Health service and council staff on the island will have …

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Intel is reportedly close to buying transit app creator Moovit

Sponsored Links Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Intel’s autonomous driving ambitions may soon get a boost from a well-known app developer. Calcalist, The Marker and TechCrunch sources claim Intel is close to acquiring transit app developer Moovit in a deal that would be worth around $1 billion. The deal would reportedly fold Moovit into …

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India requires all workers to use its COVID-19 tracking app

Sponsored Links Yawar Nazir/Getty Images COVID-19 contact tracing apps are frequently voluntary in those countries that have rolled them out so far, but India’s is effectively mandatory. The country’s home ministry will require that all workers, public or private, use its Aarogya Setu app starting May 4th. Company and government leaders will be responsible for …

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