Procreate, Xero Apple Pay, single sign-on, Minneapolis, Netflix, Romeo, iKlip Grip, more Instagram features


Procreate for iPad updates with major layer enhancements, Photoshop import & more — Savage has released a major update to Procreate, its professional-level illustration app for the iPad, building in several new options for handling layers, the ability to import PSD files from Adobe Photoshop, and other upgrades. Procreate costs NZ$8.99/US5.99.

Xero now integrates Apple Pay through Stripe — Xero, the New Zealand-founded online accounting software for small businesses, has announced the integration of Apple Pay through Stripe.
Its 862,000 subscribers can now offer their customers the ability to view and pay an invoice using Apple Pay through Stripe, a technology company, operating in over 25 countries, that allows both private individuals and businesses to accept payments over the Internet.

App Store highlights titles with support for single sign-on in iOS 10.2 — Perhaps hinting at the update’s imminent launch, people using the iOS 10.2 beta can now find a section on the App Store dedicated to apps that support single sign-on for their cable, satellite, or internet TV streaming services.

Apple adds Minneapolis-Saint Paul transit directions to Apple Maps — Apple has continued the expansion of public transit directions for Maps, adding systems for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota.

Netflix top grossing iPhone app after enabling content downloads — Less than a week after enabling downloads of select TV shows and movies for offline viewing, Netflix on Monday beat out popular games and rival streaming services to become the top-grossing iPhone title for the first time ever.

New Apple Spot: ‘iPhone 7 – Romeo and Juliet’ — “Your movies look like movies on iPhone 7.” That’s the tag line to Apple’s newest commercial, iPhone 7 Romeo and Juliet. It features a performance from Shakespeare’s play of the same name with children in the starring role. The piece looks like a movie at first, but then you see the kids on a stage and a proud parent filming his daughter (Juliet) with his iPhone 7.

iKlip Grip Pro: Adjustable, Tripod, Selfie Stick, Camera Grip — IK Multimedia announced Tuesday that iKlip Grip Pro has shipped. This clever device serves as a desktop tripod, an above-the-crowd extender (or selfie stick) or a handheld camera grip. It features a pivoting ball-joint attachment for 90 degree angle adjustments and 360 degree rotation. It also comes with a detachable Bluetooth button you can use to trigger your camera app or camera. It will mount a smartphone, GoPro, or DSLR camera.
It’s US$59.99/€59.99, and it’s available now.

Instagram introduces comment & profile control features, anonymous reporting for self-injury — Facebook-owned Instagram has announced several new options for comments and profiles, intended to create a friendlier atmosphere for the photo- and video-based social network.