April 29, 2015 Last Updated 12:49 pm

Digital newsstands and platforms PressReader and Magzter update their iOS apps

Both apps offer more filtering options than the Apple Newsstand, such as language, age or location options for potential readers

The digital newsstands and publishing platform PressReader and Magzter today updated their iOS apps.

PressReader-OpinionVersion 4.5 of PressReader adds the ability to find news and features using a map.

“The map will display the most active opinions in your community. Browse the list of opinions for topics that interest you, or just have a peek at what your neighbors are saying,” the app descriptions states. “If you find one that you agree with, just tap to add it to your own account. You can become an opinion leader on PressReader by rallying supporters to your cause. Just add your opinion to articles, share them to your social networks, and make your voice heard!”

Magzter-iPhone-360The Magzter update brings its iOS app up to version 4.2.

The update involves the digital newsstand’s unlimited magazine subscription service called Magzter GOLD. With this update GOLD now has a family plan which allows users to share their magazines with family members.

Both newsstands have also tried hard to tackle the issue of discovery, allow potential readers to search publications by such things language, age or location.

One of the few other updates issued in the past day comes from Adobe who has updated Adobe Photoshop Express. The update brings the app up to version 3.5.2 and involves bug fixes.

Adobe has 30 apps for the iPhone in the Apple App Store, and 46 for the iPad. Photoshop Express is the the most popular of the app on both devices. One that I was not even aware of is Sea TV, which is Adobe’s app partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Unfortunately, the app was last update in 2012 and the most recent user reviews say the app no longer is functional. Too bad, I know someone who would love something like this.

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