The Play Disney Parks app will allow guests to play with family and friends while waiting in line for some favorite attractions. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from activities that interact with select attraction queues to games that bring favorite Disney stories to life in immersive new ways.
Guests can also earn and share digital collectibles when they receive themed achievements, earned for experiences both in the app and across the Disney parks. And with the Disney trivia feature, family and friends can band together to see if they have what it takes to become Disney trivia masters as they discover fun facts about their favorite theme parks.
While the popular My Disney Experience app at Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland App at Disneyland Resort will continue serving guests in their vacation planning before and during their visit, the all-new Play Disney Parks app will soon allow guests to discover even more ways to enhance their in-park experience.
The app is expected to be released on June 30, 2018.
Google have released Duo, a simple video calling app for Android and iPhone. The FaceTime rival is now available for download and free to use. The aim is to make video calling as easy and reliable as possible, Google Duo stops you worrying about whether your call will connect, or if your friend is using the same type of device as you are. The entire user interface is designed to be intuitive and simple to use, a video call can be initiated with just a single tap. Duo works well even on slower networks, and will switch between Wi-Fi and cellular data automatically without losing your call. Another cool feature is “Knock Knock” which lets you see live video of your caller before you answer.
You can download the app at Android and iOS today.
Apple today introduced Clips, a new app that makes it quick and fun for anyone to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad. The app features a unique design for combining video clips, photos and music into great-looking videos to share with friends through the Messages app, or on Instagram, Facebook and other popular social networks.
Clips also introduces Live Titles, a breakthrough feature that lets users create animated captions and titles using just their voice. Fun effects including comic book filters, speech bubbles, shapes and full-screen animated posters help bring out the personality in videos made with Clips.
Clips lets users create multi-clip videos on iPhone or iPad without timelines, tracks or complicated editing tools. Touch and hold a single button to shoot live video and photos, or add them from the Photo Library. Then add artistic filters, speech bubbles, shapes or emoji. Users can also add full-screen posters with animated backgrounds and customizable text. Clips has dozens of music soundtracks to choose from, and they automatically adjust to match the length of a video.
With Live Titles in Clips, users can add animated captions and titles using just their voice. Captions are generated automatically as a user speaks, and appear on screen perfectly synced with the user’s voice. Users can mix and match different styles, and tap any title to adjust text and punctuation, or even add inline emoji. Live Titles supports 36 different languages.
Videos made with Clips can be shared directly to popular social networks and video websites, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and more. When sharing with friends in Messages, Clips can suggest who to share with based on the people who appear in the video, and the people a user shares with most often. When a suggested name is selected, Clips inserts the video right into Messages so it’s ready to send with one tap.
Pricing & Availability
Clips will be available on the App Store for free beginning in April, and is compatible with iPhone 5s and later, the new 9.7-inch iPad, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad mini 2 and later, and iPod touch 6th generation. Devices must be running iOS 10.3.
Photos from the past, meet scanner from the future. Get the new PhotoScan app by Google Photos, available now on Android and on iOS.
Capture your favorite printed photos quickly and easily, so you can spend less time editing and more time looking at your bad childhood haircut.
Back up your scans with the free Google Photos app to keep them safe, searchable, and organized. Bring your scans to life with movies, filters, and advanced editing controls. And share them with anyone, just by sending a link.
Google has released its new YouTube Music app for iOS in the U.S. App Store, following the company’s announcement last month that it would arrive following the debut of its new YouTube Red subscription service. YouTube Music is focused on allowing users to watch and listen to the entire catalog of music videos available on YouTube, with discovery features that allow users to tap on tracks they love and explore from there. Users can listen to music online for free, with ads, while YouTube Red subscribers get the ability to watch ad-free videos and listen to music offline, in the background, or without having to load the video. Users will automatically receive a free fourteen-day trial of YouTube Red upon signing into the YouTube Music app.
The check engine light — that enigmatic indicator that can signal anything from a loose gas cap or old spark plugs, to a worn out catalytic converter or an empty windshield fluid reservoir — is hardly an effective way of remaining in-tune with your car. But with Automatic ($100) you can finally decode that uninformative light, letting you know what kind of help your car needs and potentially saving a trip to the mechanic. And that’s not all it does: helping improve your car’s fuel economy, alerting emergency response in case of a crash, and automatically remembering where you parked are just a few incredibly-useful features.
Automatic plugs into the same port your mechanic uses when you take your car in for service. It’s easily accessible near the steering wheel.
Add in that its beautifully-designed iOS and Android apps are constantly updated with new functionality, and you get the partner your car always needed.
Innovative storytelling has always been at the heart of the Disney brand. Today, Disney Publishing Worldwide presents Star Wars fans the opportunity to re-imagine the epic narrative with Star Wars Scene Maker. Through filmmaking tools and mechanics, this app gives users the creative space to re-create iconic scenes from the Saga.
Users have the freedom to position and move 3D animated models of characters, vehicles and environments in order to experience the Star Wars universe however their imagination desires.
To truly enhance the directing experience, three movable cameras can be maneuvered and switched to different film modes, with options to rotate and adjust vertical heights to give scene makers complete creative control of how they film their scenes. Fans can also choose between incorporating iconic music and dialogue from the films or recording original audio, with options to choose voice filters, including Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, or the Rebel intercom.
Scene Maker is free to download and comes with one free scene, “The Battle of Endor,” from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. In addition, “Cloud City Duel” from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and “Death Star Trench Run” from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope are also available through in-app purchase. Each additional content pack is $2.99, and $3.99 for both.
The Scene Maker apps will continue to feature content from the Star Wars Saga, with plans to expand to new content from the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series on Disney XD.
You probably have some old stuff just lying around your house that you’ve been meaning to get rid of — gadgets you don’t use, collectibles taking up space, unwanted family heirlooms — but you’d rather not take the time to sell it on eBay.
Fortunately eBay Valet has you covered, taking all the effort out of selling your stuff online, from the convenience of your iPhone.
All you need to do is take a picture of the item you want to sell, and send it to your valet. They’ll evaluate the item, give you an estimate, and send you a prepaid box to ship it to eBay. They’ll handle it on their end, selling your stuff and sending you 70 percent of the profit.
Soak up summer with Pixar Summer Movies To Go exclusively on Disney Movies Anywhere, the free app that lets you stream and download Disney, Pixar and Marvel films anywhere. Beginning June 3, 2014 log on for new Pixar surprises coming each week throughout 13 weeks of summer.
With Pixar Summer Movies To Go, a different fan favorite film will be available each week and you can unlock exclusive bonus content like special filmmaker introductions, film trivia and more Pixar surprises! Additionally, in the Discover section of the Disney Movies Anywhere app you’ll find “Countdown to Pixar’s Ultimate Movie-Making Secrets.”
Rev up your digital movie collection starting with Cars on June 3. Check in each week to find out what movie is featured, and you’ll soon be whizzing through outer space with Wall-E, floating on the breeze with Up, trying to catch your toys in action while watching Toy Story, and catching the East Australian Current with Dory in Finding Nemo.
Perfect for vacations and summer travel; download the free Disney Movies Anywhere app on your iPhone or iPad and gear up for Pixar Summer Movies To Go to get summer started right. And for a limited time, when you download Disney Movies Anywhere and link your iTunes account, you’ll get The Incredibles for free. Find out more about buying, watching, and collecting your favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies anywhere and download the App HERE.
Disney Publishing Worldwide and Walt Disney Records announced today the launch of the Disney Karaoke: Frozen an app based on the highest grossing animated film of all time, Frozen.
Disney Karaoke: Frozen is now available in the Music and Entertainment category of the App Store with movie clips and nine original songs from the film that are featured in the triple Platinum-selling soundtrack from Walt Disney Records.
The Disney Karaoke: Frozen app allows consumers to listen, sing along, and record their own voice through an assortment of nine songs from the film, including “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” “For the First Time in Forever,” “Love is An Open Door,” the Academy Award-winning hit, “Let It Go,” and more. To further enrich the consumer experience, the app allows fans to follow the lyrics with a snowflake and save recordings to a gallery. It can also be used with AirPlay, offering singers the opportunity to play the music on television screens in their living room.