Friends Stories March 16, 2016

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Uber is beginning to test a new feature that will make it easier for family and other close-knit groups to share an Uber account. That means that your family could use a single credit card for Uber across several devices, making it easy for parents to pay for their kids or other family members, for example.

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Friends Stories March 27, 2014

Facebook Messenger updated to version 4.0 with groups and message forwarding

Facebook has updated its Messenger app for iPhone to version 4.0. The new update introduces the ability to create and manage groups of contacts within the app. You can find all of your groups in a new tab and quickly select one to send a message to everyone at once.

Also new in this update is the ability to select a message to forward to a new recipient, much like you can do with an iMessage in the native Messages application. The usual general bug fixes and improvements round out the 4.0 update.

You can grab the app for free on the iPhone App Store. The full change log is below:

What’s New in Version 4.0 Groups: Now you can create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place

Forwarding: Want to send a message or photo to someone who isn’t in the conversation? Just tap to forward it

Plus, continued improvements to make the app faster and more reliable

Friends Stories May 14, 2013

Pinterest for iOS updated with push notifications, @mentions, search suggestions, more

Pinterest is rolling out a big update to its mobile apps today that brings a number of highly requested features to both the iPhone and iPad. Some of the more notable updates include notifications and push notifications for comments and mentions, the ability to @mention friends from within the app, and improved search that provides suggestions as you type.

The updated app will also now let users invite friends to group boards.

A full list of what’s new in Pinterest 2.4 for iOS is below:

What’s New in Version 2.4

– Send a pin to someone and we’ll seal it with love (iPhone & iPod only) – Get push notifications so you never miss a beat – Search…and you shall receive suggestions – Invite friends to pin with you on group boards – Pin from more places — now more easily from the web – Mention your friends (at last)!

Friends Stories May 13, 2013

Flipboard updated with new profile pages, ‘Friends’ category, SMS sharing, improved Google Reader navigation, more

A big update today for the Flipboard app for iPhone and iPad brings new profile pages that will allow content creators to get info on their “readership and curation activity,” a new Friends category in the Content Guide, improved sharing options including SMS, and the ability to save to your camera roll by tapping on an image.

The updated app, version 2.0.2, also includes “Improved navigation for Google Reader RSS folder,” making it easier for those making the switch from Google Reader to find their content.

What’s New in Version 2.0.2

-Get a window onto your readership and curation activity with new profile pages. -Discover magazines by friends quickly in new Friends category in the Content Guide. -Select a social network and access options more easily in the improved share menu. -Share magazines and stories with friends and family via SMS text messaging. -Save images directly to your device. Tap item’s share icon, then “Save to Camera Roll.” -Improved navigation for Google Reader RSS folders

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