Gagamoji, Mother’s Day and an all new Shazam
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.
Lady Gaga gets her own emoji app
Following the lead of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Ellen Degeneres, Lady Gaga has launched her own sticker pack – Gagamoji. The app features unique stickers and GIFs that showcase Gaga’s distinct personality and brand.
Allo launches Bitmoji-like personalized stickers
Google’s AI powered messaging app Allo has been launching feature after feature, even though it’s not clear that anyone uses it. The company’s latest gimmick is an AI powered personalized sticker feature, similar to Snapchat’s Bitmoji. Start by taking a selfie and the software then generates a cartoon version which doesn’t try to match your image but rather pulls “key features” from your face and makes a cartoon that resembles it, sort of like a caricature.
Google Photos Mother’s Day Movie
Google Photos is making it easier than ever to automatically make a Mother’s Day video. To try it, simply go to https://photos.google.com/mothersday. A simple builder will guide you through choosing the images and allow you to customize the video as you want. If you don’t like your Google Photos video, you can try a Facebook Mother’s Day card.
Google Maps now shows you exactly where to turn using images from Google Street View. The company has been adding several new features to Maps powered by Street View in the last few months, that make good use of Street View data and make Maps more powerful.
Shazam has a slick new redesign that makes the app faster and delivers a much nicer overall user experience.
Microsoft announced a new tool called Windows Story Remix that makes it easy for just about anyone to make Hollywood worthy graphics and make it easier for everyone to create and tell powerful stories.
Finally, the next version of Microsoft Windows works well with your iOS and Android devices.