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Viber iPhone app updated w/ doodles, ‘Seen’ status, new emoticons, and more

Viber-Doodle-iOS-appPopular messaging and VoIP service Viber just updated its iPhone app with a number of new features that first hit Android devices yesterday. The update brings “doodles”, a feature that lets users draw on top of photos before sharing.

Also new in version 3.1 of Viber is the ability to see when a recipient has viewed a message with “Seen” status notifications.

In addition, the updated app includes more emoticons, additional language support, and “Support for the Viber Desktop application on Windows and Mac.”

A full list of new features is below:

What’s New in Version 3.1

• Send doodles or paint over a photo and share it with your friends!
• “Seen” status lets you know when your messages have been seen
• Support for the Viber Desktop application on Windows and Mac
• Fun new emoticons
• Message performance improvements
• Bug fixes
• Localized to: Croatian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak and Ukrainian

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Apple confirms App Store, iTunes and Calendar outages, services still down for many

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Update, 4:00 PM: Apple updated its system status page to reflect the ongoing iCloud outages as pictured above.

After receiving several reports from readers experiencing issues with accessing the App Store, iCloud, and other online Apple services, Apple has finally updated its system status page and confirmed outages for the iTunes Store, Mac App Store, and App Store. It also confirmed some users were experiencing issues with iCloud calendars. While Apple’s status page shows outages between 9:40 a.m. and 11:50 a.m 4:00 PM, many users continue to experience problems accessing services…

As highlighted by the collection of tweets below, many iOS users are still unable to access the App Store, iTunes, and iCloud services: