Google's 'Motion Stills' Makes GIFs from iOS Live Photos
Google today released an app for iPhones called Motion Stills. Google created the app in order to take advantage of Apple's Live Photos, as captured by the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Live Photos can be shared with other Apple devices and through Facebook, but not other social networks. With Motion Stills, Google uses its own video stabilization technology to freeze the background portions of Live Photos while allowing the subject/foreground to move independently. The end result is a looping GIF that can be shared easily via most social media apps. The app also allows iPhone owners to merge looping GIFs into a larger moving picture. Motion Stills is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
Apple Music for Android Updated to Match iOS 11
Apple today updated its Apple Music application for the Android platform in order to ensure the experience is similar to that of the revised iOS version. Android device owners have access to the same iOS 11 Apple Music discovery feature that allows people to create public profiles and share playlists.
Google's Motion Stills App Gains Moving Text and Smoother Loops
Google updated its Motion Stills app for iOS with several new features. First, users can now apply text to their GIFs.
Google's Motion Stills for iPhone Picks Up a Useful Update
Google updated its Motion Stills app for the Apple iPhone this week and added a small number of new features. Motion Stills allows iPhone owners to export their Live Photos in the more widely usable GIF format, which can be shared with non-Apple devices.
Google's Motion Stills App Now Available to Android Phones
Google today made its Motion Stills GIF-making application available to Android handsets for the first time. The app, first released last year, has until now been reserved for the iPhone.