Apps & Updates March 31

The popular live streaming software Streamlabs has officially launched for the Mac today. The Logitech-owned company announced that eager users can now use Streamlabs OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) for Mac in beta, and there’s integration with Twitch, YouTube, and more.

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Snapchat releases App Stories tool to bring the feature to third-party apps

Snapchat announced last year that it would begin letting third-party apps build in support for its Stories feature. Now that functionality, called “App Stories” is live as part of the Snap Kit suite of developer tools.

The Spotify Kids iOS and Android app has now launched in the US after its debut in Ireland and gradual rollout to selected other countries.

This is a standalone app, but linked to a Spotify Premium Family account. The idea is that kids get a protected environment, and parents don’t have their own music recommendations influenced by stuff their kids listen to …

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Apps & Updates March 30

WhatsApp speeds up experience on iOS 13 with share sheet contact suggestions

WhatsApp has received a little update today that puts your contacts from the messaging app into the share sheet suggestions across iOS on your iPhone and iPad for a smoother experience.

Adaptivity app now available as an universal purchase on iOS and macOS

One of the greatest challenges developers face when developing for Apple’s platforms today is adapting the layout of their apps to all available screen shapes and sizes. Most apps need to work from the iPhone SE and its 4-inch display all the way up to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. With Catalyst, some apps also need to work well on the Mac, where the app needs to function in a small window all the way up to a full screen, which can be way larger than anything on iOS.

Pixelmator Pro update adds new color picker, drag select, more

The Pixelmator Pro team continues to crank out updates for the popular image editing app. Today, Pixelmator Pro 1.6 is available in the Mac App Store. The update brings a redesigned color picker and a set of smaller enhancements designed to boost productivity.

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