Foursquare for Android Updated with New Design
Foursquare has updated its Android application with many of the same design changes seen on the iOS version, which was also recently updated. According to Foursquare, the new Android app loads faster, includes swipable maps, and adds a Ken Burns effect. Foursquare for Android is free to download from the Play Store.
Cortana Now Shows Foursquare Recommendations
Microsoft today said it has enabled Foursquare recommendations within Cortana, the virtual personal assistant that's part of Windows Phone 8.1. Cortana will now proactively showcase local recommendations on handsets, though the feature must first be enabled by device owners.
Instagram Redesigns Mobile Apps
Instagram today revealed a new look for its Android and iOS mobile apps. The updated appearance includes new app icons for the main Instagram app, as well as Instagram's ancillary apps, Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse.
Chrome for Android Earns Its Material Design Stripes
Google recently updated Chrome for Android devices. The update makes several changes to the browser.
Vine Updated with Loop Counts and New Design
Vine has updated its Android and iOS applications and added several new features to the video-sharing social network. The app now displays loop counts, which show how many times individual Vine videos have been played by others.
What the heck