Slack, the current darling of organizations in need of a flexible individual-and-group messaging service, has bought a small video conferencing company named Screenhero. The acquisition will lead to an eventual integration of Screenhero's voice and video conferencing features and screensharing support to Slack's 365,000-and-growing daily users.
Transit App has been updated to version 3.4 with a few helpful new features. The app has added support for car sharing service car2go, as well as calendar integration. Additionally, you can now order an Uber car through the Notification Center widget.
Lowdown for Meetings, an iPhone app that helps you organize the information for your meetings, has launched version 2.0. There have been a number of improvements and changes to make sure that you're better prepared for your next meeting.
Sunrise Calendar isn't a replacement calendar app for me. That spot is currently occupied by Fantastical 2 on both my iPhone and my iPad. Sunrise Calendar is, however, a very important part of my workflow — it's my notification system for Trello. Yes, Sunrise Calendar is better at notifying me about Trello — the workflow management tool we use at iMore — that Trello itself. That alone makes Sunrise Calendar indispensable to me.
Mindsense, the developer of Mail Pilot, has announced that it will release Mail Pilot 2 for iPhone and iPad next Thursday, Feb. 5. Mail Pilot 2 will launch with a number of new features, including new gestures, better navigation, and feature parity with Mail Pilot for Mac. An update will also be issued for the Mac app that will allow Mail Pilot for Mac and iOS to sync accounts using iCloud Drive.
Pushbullet, a service that allows you to send notifications, links, and more to all of your devices, has come to iPad and Mac. The iPad version comes as an update to the iPhone app. The iOS app update also adds a number of new features including compatibility with the new mac app, a share extension, and more.
I listen to a fair amount of "live" audio on my Mac in the form of Beats Music, streaming radio, or roller derby play-by-plays. It's easy enough to replay a song if I've missed it on Beats, but not so much when it comes to actual live audio. So I was thrilled to discover Audio Hijack 3's new "Time Shift" feature, which lets you pause, rewind, and fast forward through live audio.
Snapchat is launching a new Discover feature that is, in essence, Snapchat Stories but for online video and photo publications. Snapchat Discover brings together photos and videos from a variety of external sources, as well as Snapchat's own internal content.
The Apple TV has received a new sports channel today, 120 Sports. The channel provides on-demand video from a number of professional sports leagues, including the NBA, MLB, and NFL. Videos let you catch up on the latest sports news and watch highlights of recent games.
Alfred, a powerful app that helps you easily control your Mac, now has a companion app for iPhone and iPad, Alfred Remote. Alfred can launch apps, perform system actions, do a web search and more, right from a simple text box, and now with Remote you can perform those actions with a tap, controlling your Mac with your iOS device.