Apps

How to use the new portrait and landscape ratios in Instagram

For years any and all photos we've uploaded to Instagram have been forced into a 1:1 square aspect ratio. We've lost arms, heads, fronts, backs, tops, and bottoms, all the the crop. Well, no longer. Now Instagram supports portrait and landscape aspect ratios for both photos and video. No black or white bars needed. Here's how!

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What's new on the App Store: StarMaker, Lara Croft GO, and apps for the arts

Each week, the App Store highlights some of the best new and updated apps. This week, make your own music videos, solve puzzles in ancient tombs, and explore the arts.

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Free App of the Week: Get your kids ready for bedtime with Nighty Night Circus

Every week in the App Store, an app or game goes free for seven days. This week, get your kids ready for bedtime with Nighty Night Circus.

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Instagram adds landscape and portrait formats, showcases with new Star Wars mini-trailer

Instagram has added support for both landscape and portrait formats in its popular photo and video sharing app. It used the new landscape feature to help debut a new mini-trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Workflow for iPhone and iPad picks up a Today widget and sync

Workflow, an app that helps you automate tasks on your iPhone and iPad, has added a widget for the Notification Center in its latest update. It's also introduced Workflow Sync, letting you easily sync your automations between devices.

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Astropad Mini hands on: Turn your iPhone into the ultimate drawing tablet

I loved testing Astropad, an iPad app that provided second-screen drawing for your Mac, and I was thrilled to hear that the creators planned to offer a similar program for the iPhone. That app is out today: I've spent the last few days playing with Astropad Mini and I'm happy to report that it brings all the control and finesse of its full-sized cousin to the iPhone—and if you have an Apple Watch, it gets even better.

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How to automatically post your Instagram photos as Twitter photos

I love sharing photos on Instagram, and 300 million other users feel the same, but I don't like the fact that my Twitter followers can't preview the image directly from my timeline. Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter, but there's a workaround.

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Square launches Appointments, its business-focused calendar app

Square has launched Appointments, a new business-focused calendar application that makes it easier than ever to make appointments with clients, set tasks for events, and more.

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OmniFocus 2 for Mac scores performance improvements in latest update

Popular task management app OmniFocus has snagged a relatively minor update on Mac this evening, mainly bringing along performance improvements when scrolling and switching perspectives.

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Photoflow for Mac may be the desktop Instagram browser you're looking for

Photoflow for Mac is a new app that gives you a native Instagram experience right on your Mac, offering feed browsing, notifications, and even multiple account support.

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