Apple highlighted third party apps using Siri in iOS 10 — Apple published two blog posts last week highlighting some of the first third party apps that will have Siri support in iOS 10. The move comes ahead of the actual launch of iOS 10, and continues the company’s effort to play a broader role in shaping the Apple narrative. In Hey Siri, book me a ride, Apple highlights Uber, Lyft, mytaxi, Didi Chuxingm Vonage, Cisco Spark, and Skype. Users will be able to use Siri to get a ride or make a call without first opening these apps. In Hey Siri, show me my best selfies, Apple shows Siri integration with Pinterest, Vogue Runway, Looklive, and Pikazo.
Music for iOS 10: a tour of the big changes — Music got a complete redesign in iOS 9 last year for the arrival of Apple Music. The result was a cluttered, confusing interface that didn’t go over well, but, fortunately, Apple clearly listened. iOS 10 will arrive some time this month, and it brings a pretty big overhaul to Music for iOS. It’s a huge improvement.
Fiat Chrysler adds Apple’s CarPlay to 2017 Charger, Challenger & 300 models — Through a new Uconnect 4.0 dash interface, Fiat Chrysler is adding three 2017-model vehicles to its lineup supporting Apple’s CarPlay platform: the Chrysler 300, the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger.
Google’s Snapseed photo editing app for iOS gets a nice update — Google’s free Snapseed photo editing app for iOS has had an update to version 2.9. Google added non-destructive RAW support for those who want to edit images from their DSLRs, a new tool for editing faces and more.