Apps & Updates Today

Over the last week, the Reddit forum WallStreetBets has helped push stocks like GME (GameStop), AMC, and BB (BlackBerry) to new highs. New data from Appfigures today indicates how this viral retail investing trend has sent apps like Reddit and Robinhood to the top of Apple’s App Store charts.

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Apps & Updates January 26

The popular third-party Twitter client Tweetbot has received a notable update today with a handful of new features and a change in its business model. Tapbots says that Tweetbot 6 is free to download, with an in-app subscription available to unlock the core functionality of the app. The promise is that subscription pricing will ensure regular updates in the future.

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Alongside iOS 14.4, Apple today has also released HomePod Software 14.4 with new features for HomePod mini users. The update brings a revamped Handoff experience, new personalized listening suggestions, and more.

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watchOS 7.3 will arrive for all Apple Watch users today. The latest release includes the new Unity watch face collection, ECG coming to new countries, and bug fixes alongside the new Time to Walk feature that officially debuted yesterday.

Update 10:05 am PT: watchOS 7.3 is now available alongside iOS 14.4.

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Apple has released iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 to the general public today after previously beta testing with developers and public beta users. The update brings changes to the Camera app, bug fixes for keyboard input lag, and much more. It also includes support for the new Apple Watch Unity watch faces.

Apple first made the announcement in a press release this morning detailing new initiatives for Black History Month. Apple is also releasing watchOS 7.3 today.

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Apps & Updates January 22

Live TV app “Channels” is out with an update today for Apple TV and iOS that brings the highly requested Picture in Picture support. After a good amount of work, the Channels team was able to figure out how to offer PiP without the need for transcoding or a DVR server.

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