This week in apps: Instagram face filters, Medium audio stories, Google Assistant on iOS and more


Reading all the news from Google I/O may have kept you too busy to keep up with this week’s app news. We’ve kept up for you.

Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your phone.Here’s what caught our eye this week. If you’re looking for more, make sure to check out last week’s roundup of top apps.

Google Assistant comes to iOS

Starting today, we’re bringing the #GoogleAssistant to iPhones. Whether at home or on the go, your Assistant is here to help#io17

— Google (@Google) May 17, 2017 Read more…

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AV Linux 2016.8.30 Audio Production OS Ships with Linux 4.4.6 Real-Time Kernel

A new stable version of the AV Linux open-source and free GNU/Linux distribution designed for audio production has been released recently, referring to version 2016.8.30, which brings an updated real-time kernel and many other improvements.
Powered by the Linux 4.4.6 real-time kernel that has been patched to support 32-bit applications and VirtualBox kernel module building, AV Linux 2016.8.30 adds the Ardour 5.3.0 and Mixbus 3.6.0 digital audio workstations, replaces VLC Media Player and Audacious with MPV, and improves AAC encoding in WinFF.
The Catfish file search tool is now integrated with the Thunar file manager, which has also received a new custom action that lets users paste a copied file path from clipboard to any application with the middle mouse button or click scroll, by using the “xclip” command-line utility, along with support for running shell scripts to install various app bundles.
Among other improvements implemented in AV Linux 2016.8.30, we can mention better support for AMD Radeon graphics cards, a brand new system theme called Zukitre, which uses new GTK+ 3.20 elements, the Hooli desktop theme for the 32-bit edition, the addition of a new theme for the SLIM login manager, and a few wallpapers.

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YouTube Kids brings ad-free playback and background audio support for Red Subscribers

YouTube is beefing up its Kids app, which exclusively showcases child-friendly content from its video platform, with a host of useful new features. You’ll now be able to enjoy ad-free video, save them offline to play when you don’t have a connection, and also enjoy audio from clips when you’re using other apps or have the screen turned off. However, these features will only be available to YouTube Red subscribers. The paid service unlocks ad-free content across YouTube’s primary offering and its Music app as well as Google Play Music, and also grants access to exclusive original content. If you…

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