iOS drone, Apple TV, Beep secure messaging, Microsoft apps, church pay app


The Lily is a self flying drone that pairs with a small, wearable beacon it follows to capture footage
The Lily is a self flying drone that pairs with a small, wearable beacon it follows to capture footage

iOS-connected Lily drone promises to make aerial photography simpler than ever — A newly announced iOS-compatible camera drone ditches controllers entirely, making it as simple as tossing the device into the sky to begin recording high-quality aerial footage.
Lily is also waterproof, as demonstrated in a promotional video shown by the company behind it, in which a user simply tosses the drone into a river and the device floats before automatically taking off. It’s also small enough to fit in a backpack.
The drone’s camera can take still pictures at 12 megapixels, record 1080p video at 60 frames per second, or capture 120-frames-per-second slow-motion at 720p. Shooting modes for Lily include follow, lead, fly up, side, and loop.

Apple TV gets new channels in Australia, Europe and Japan — Apple has just added new app channels for several countries with Apple TV support, including Australia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Why, in the face of Netflix etc? Well, Apple TV is doing better than expected.

BitTorrent’s Bleep secure chat comes to iOS, Microsoft adds features to core iOS Office apps — BitTorrent on Tuesday released the first iOS version of Bleep, its secure messaging app, while Microsoft updated its flagship Office iOS apps with a handful of new features. [Now we can organise that revolution.]

Archdiocese of San Francisco to begin accepting church donations through Apple’s iPhone — Starting this Friday, Catholics in San Francisco will be able to donate to their local church by using an iPhone app, bringing modern technology to the millennia-old practice of tithing.