Facebook Moments debuts
This week's roundup includes several photo-sharing apps, including a new one from an old name: Facebook Moments. Plus: Games, productivity, and more.
Cameo has come a long way from its first days as a “fill-in-the-blank” video app that let users dump video clips into a template that did the hard editing work for you. Under new owner Vimeo, it’s instead become a simpler, more straightforward video editor. Plenty of filters and music options to to create just the video atmosphere you’re looking for.
The Dark Sky weather app updated this week with a new layout that features a detailed hour-by-hour timeline for the next 24 hours (and also for each of the next seven days) and advanced notifications for the arrival of certain types of weather. The app also has a UV indicator, to let you protect your skin from the sun’s rays.
The new Kite newsreading app feels familiar, yet fresh. You can select feeds from a list of news sources or add your own. You can also see articles that your Kite-using friends are highlighting. And if you don’t have time, you can save articles for later reading.
We thought Facebook already had a photo app—it’s called Instagram, and last we checked, it’s pretty popular. But here’s another Facebook photo app, Moments, and it’s designed for group picture sharing: “The app groups your photos based on who's in them and when they were taken. In one tap, you can sync your photos to the friends you choose. Then, friends can add their photos to the moment. Now, everyone has all the photos you took together!”
Speaking of photos: Picjoy has a couple of defining features. First, it lets you organize photos in almost any fashion you choose—by date, season, weather, holidays, events, landmarks, and places. Second, it lets you record the details and stories behind your photos, to better preserve those memories.
Star Wars: Heroes Path
Star Wars: Heroes Path is a $4 game that re-tells Episode IV … through puzzles.
Twitter this week updated both its web and iOS offerings to play back native videos—including Vines and GIFs—automatically, saving you the hassle of a tap and letting you jump straight into the action.