Foursquare 4.0 for iOS 5 Adds Radar Feature
Foursquare today announced a major overhaul of its iOS application for devices running iOS 5. The new version of Foursquare adds a new feature called Radar, which automatically sends alerts to the device when it sees that events are taking place near the user, or if the user's friends do something close by. The free update also adds some minor tweaks for devices running iOS 4, including new sharing features. The update is available from iTunes.
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.
Facebook Messenger Adds Video Clip Feature
Facebook has pushed out an update to its Messenger application for both Android and iOS and added several new features. The most significant new feature is the ability to record and send 15-second video clips to other Facebook users from within the app itself.
Google Calendar for iOS Adds More Ways to View Schedule
Google pushed out an update to its iOS Calendar app today with a handful of new tools. To start, the app now includes month view and week view in landscape modes, which make the app more flexibile.
Google Maps for iOS Lets You Add Pit Stops
An update to Google Maps for iOS adds useful details about what's located along any given route. Using the refreshed Google Maps, travelers can easily find rest stops, restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations — including gas prices — during their journey.