Apple’s Clips app gets a massive upgrade aimed at influencers

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Apple Clips offers a simple way to combine video and images.
Clips 3.0 makes Apple’s free video creation app for iPhone and iPad easier to use.
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Apple Clips 3.0, released on Wednesday, includes an improved user interface to make it easier to record video and then add effects to it. There are enhancements for both iPhone and iPad users.

This free software helps users combine video clips, photos and music into fun videos. It’s aimed at producing eye-catching content for TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and more.

Plex offers free streaming live TV for iPhone, iPad or Apple TV

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Plex Live TV is here to save you money on cable
Plex Live TV includes over 80 free channels, including plenty for children.
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Plex began offering 80+ free channels of live TV on Thursday. The service is available on many types of Apple devices, and offers children’s programming, news, lifestyle shows and even sports.

There’s a catch, of course. There always is. In this case, it’s commercials. Plex Live TV is supported by advertising.

Today in Apple history: World’s first third-party iPhone app arrives

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Hello World
An intrepid hacker gets the iPhone to say "hello." While the message is simple, the meaning is profound.
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July 20: Today in Apple history: World's first third-party iPhone app arrives July 20, 2007: Just a month after the original iPhone goes on sale, the first third-party app gets compiled and launched for the new platform.

Called “Hello World,” the software serves more as a proof of concept than a serious tool. But it demonstrates that third-party apps will become a cornerstone of the new iPhone economy. It’s a shame Apple doesn’t get the memo.

Ring in Memorial Day with 4 awesome iPhone apps [Deals]

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Memorial Day Sale iPhone
We rounded up four great apps for getting more out of your iPhone.
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For our big Memorial Day sale, we pulled together deals on four excellent iPhone apps that will put powerful capabilities in the palm of your hand. From taking control of your finances to mastering languages, these apps will expand your horizons and boost your bottom line. And if you just want to relax, we’ve got apps that will let you master meditation and catch up on important reading.

There’s something for everyone in this Memorial Day roundup. All these apps are on sale today, with most offering lifetime subscriptions.