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  • Apple Highlights ‘Shot with iPhone 6′ Gallery on Apple.com Homepage

    4h By Federico Viticci
    People take incredible photos and videos on iPhone 6 every day. And here are some of our favorites. Explore the gallery, learn a few tips, and see what’s possible with the world’s most popular camera. Apple has launched a 'Shot with iPhone 6' mini-site…
  • Vesper for iPad

    Fri 2:14pm By Federico Viticci
    When I reviewed the original Vesper in June 2013, I noted how the lack of sync and an iPad app were problematic for my workflow. Vesper was an elegant and fast note-taking app that combined images and text; finding this combination in a lightweight utility can…
  • Connected: The Color of Myke’s Eyes

    Thu 10:55pm By Federico Viticci
    This week, the boys discuss the iOS setup process and the possibly-confusing nature of the Apple Watch’s multiple variations before Stephen and Federico share their thoughts on the iPhone 6 Plus. This week's Connected has some of my early thoughts about the…
  • Virtual: Alto’s Adventure, with Ryan Cash

    Thu 3:37pm By Federico Viticci
    This week Federico and Myke get excited for some upcoming game releases, and speak with Ryan Cash, from Snowman, about their game 'Alto's Adventure'. On this week's episode of Virtual, we interview Ryan Cash of Snowman about the excellent Alto's Adventure (my…
  • Tapbots Relaunches Website, Working on Tweetbot 4.0 for iOS

    Thu 3:28pm By Federico Viticci
    The fine folks at Tapbots have relaunched their website today, focusing on the apps they're currently selling on the App Store as well as details on upcoming updates. From their blog post: Welcome to the new tapbots.com! We hope this long overdue refresh is a…
  • Apple to Live Stream March 9 Event

    Thu 1:40pm By Federico Viticci
    With an update on their website, Apple has confirmed that they will offer a live stream of the March 9 event, rumored to focus on Apple Watch. Join us on March 9 at 10 a.m. PDT for our special event. Watch the live video and follow every moment on…
  • Apple Announces Media Event for March 9

    Thu 12:11pm By Federico Viticci
    Apple “Spring Forward” event on March 9! We’ll be there! pic.twitter.com/gux92aPyjf — Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) February 26, 2015 As first reported by Jim Dalrymple at The Loop, Apple will hold a special media event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena…
  • Spotify for Desktop to Gain Musixmatch Lyrics Integration Soon

    Thu 8:04am By Federico Viticci
    Popular music streaming service Spotify and Musixmatch, the world's largest catalogue of officially licensed song lyrics (not new to MacStories readers), have announced that Spotify for desktop will soon get the ability to natively display lyrics from…
  • Apple Highlights Final Cut X Usage in Hollywood Film ‘Focus’

    Wed 5:32pm By Federico Viticci
    Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY: Apple’s Final Cut Pro X is finally ready for its big close-up. The software, derided by many professional video editors when it launched in 2011, was just used for the first time in a big Hollywood production: Focus, starring…
  • How Modern Family Filmed an Episode Entirely with iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks

    Wed 10:23am By Federico Viticci
    Last week, ABC announced that today's episode of Modern Family has been entirely recorded using iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. BuzzFeed has the details on how it was done, including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and an interview with show co-creator and…
  • Origami 2.0 and Origami Live

    Wed 10:04am By Federico Viticci
    Facebook's mobile prototyping tool, Origami, has been updated to version 2.0 with plenty of new features that include code export, Sketch integration, and an iOS app. Called Origami Live and available for free on the App Store, Origami Live lets designers try…
  • Arq for Mac Adds Support for Dropbox Backups

    Tue 11:52am By Federico Viticci
    Arq 4.8 is now available, and it includes support for backing up to your own Dropbox account! If you already have a Dropbox with 1TB of space, now you can use that space for your Arq backups. The Arq backups go into the folder /Apps/Arq in your Dropbox…
  • Twitter’s Dilemma

    Tue 11:42am By Federico Viticci
    Twitter is two things. It is a concept — everyone in the world connected in real time — that’s so obvious in retrospect that it is impossible to imagine it not existing. It is also a product that has had a rough time living up to that concept. A good…
  • Paperless Expenses and Evernote Scannable

    Tue 11:18am By Federico Viticci
    I was in the process of finalizing my taxes for the past year last week, and, much to my chagrin, I realized that I had a drawer full of printed invoices for purchases that I hadn't converted to PDF and sent to my accountant. It was the perfect excuse to…
  • Virtual: I Was Sad for the Lack of a Horse

    Mon 4:33pm By Federico Viticci
    This week Federico tells his story of setting up his 3DS, Myke bemoans Pokemon Shuffle and they both discuss Majora's Mask 3D and Alto's Adventure. A good show on last week's Virtual. If you haven't read it, check out my review of Alto's Adventure here (and…
  • Igloo: An Intranet You’ll Actually Like [Sponsor]

    Mon 4:05pm By Federico Viticci
    Why invest in the latest, sleekest devices if you are going to use them to stare at an intranet website that looks like it was built in the 90’s? Not only can Igloo be customized to look exactly like your brand, but with its responsive design, it’s…
  • Apple Investing €1.7 billion to Build Data Centers in Ireland and Denmark

    Feb 23, 2015, 3:26 am By Graham Spencer
    An Apple Press release this morning announced that the company will be investing €1.7 billion (US$1.93 billion) to build and operate two new European data centers. The two data centers, one in County Galway, Ireland and the other in Denmark’s central…
  • Apple Debuts ‘Make a Film with iPad’ Advert

    Feb 23, 2015, 1:43 am By Graham Spencer
    Coinciding with Sunday's Academy Awards Ceremony, Apple debuted a new iPad advert with a focus on making films. The advert features students from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) as they prepare and shoot films for a school project. Also…
  • How Japan’s Line App Became a Pop Culture Phenomenon

    Feb 19, 2015, 10:42 pm By Federico Viticci
    When the young people of Tokyo want to go shopping, they head for Harajuku. A fabled wellspring of youth culture, the neighborhood offers international retail chains on its main streets and tiny purveyors of bleeding-edge fashion in its back alleys. On this…
  • Spring Cleaning, or How I Fell in Love with 1Password Vaults

    Feb 19, 2015, 10:51 am By TJ Luoma
    I've been using 1Password since January of 2008, which means that I have a lot of passwords and other bits of secure information stored in there.[1] Recently it started to feel like I had too much in there. Search results were cluttered with accounts that I no…
  • Connected: Jony Magic Table

    Feb 19, 2015, 9:48 am By Federico Viticci
    This week, Myke, Federico and Stephen cover Jony Ive, Project Titan and iOS extensions. A fun episode of Connected this week, but I'd recommend listening after reading The New Yorker's profile of Jony Ive and Apple's design team. You can get the episode here.…
  • IFTTT Launches New ‘Do’ iPhone Apps for Personalized iOS Shortcuts

    Feb 19, 2015, 8:54 am By Federico Viticci
    Popular web automation service IFTTT unveiled three new iPhone apps today, aimed at allowing users to set up their own custom shortcuts for notes, the camera, and buttons to quickly trigger recipes. The three apps, called Do Note, Do Camera, and Do Button,…
  • Alto’s Adventure Review: A Beautiful Descent

    Feb 19, 2015, 6:37 am By Federico Viticci
    You, llamas, and mountains. There's a moment in Alto's Adventure when you realize that bouncing off rocks in a snowy downhill isn't a glitch, but a game mechanic designed to make it harder to complete certain goals and combos. This sums up my experience with…
  • Behind the App

    Feb 18, 2015, 10:16 am By Federico Viticci
    Today, my friend and co-host Myke Hurley is launching Behind the App, a special series of his podcast Inquisitive focused on app development. From the description of the first episode: In the first episode of “Behind the App”, a special series of…
  • ‘All About Apple’ Museum Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

    Feb 18, 2015, 9:25 am By Federico Viticci
    All About Apple, an Italian non-profit organization that's been operating for over a decade, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for All About Apple Museum, the “most comprehensive” exhibition of Apple and Apple-related products with over 9,000 pieces in…
  • Dropbox for iOS Gets Action Extension to Save Files from Share Sheets

    Feb 17, 2015, 1:01 pm By Federico Viticci
    Dropbox updated its official iOS client earlier today, adding the ability to save files to your account from any app using the iOS 8 share sheet. Version 3.7 of Dropbox, available now on the App Store, adds an action extension that lets you copy any file that…
  • Making Music on iOS: Guitar Amps, Effects Apps & Hardware

    Feb 17, 2015, 10:30 am By Charlie Sorrel
    BIAS custom amps Back in the 1980s I played guitar. Yes, I’m that old. I learned from books and by playing along with CDs, and I jacked my Charvel guitar (awesome) into a Session guitar amp (terrible), and I never really got any better. Now, 30-odd years…
  • Modern Family’s New Episode Takes Place on the Screen of a MacBook Pro

    Feb 17, 2015, 9:51 am By Federico Viticci
    Here's something you don't hear every day: next week's episode of ABC's Modern Family will take place entirely on the screen of a MacBook Pro. The Verge writes: In the Modern Family episode, we’re looking at the computer screen of Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen)…
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iOS Add Support for iCloud Drive

    Feb 17, 2015, 4:31 am By Graham Spencer
    Microsoft today updated the iOS versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to include support for iCloud Drive. This means that iOS 8 users can now open, edit and save documents to iCloud Drive, making it even easier for users who want to share a document between…
  • The New Yorker Profiles Jony Ive

    Feb 16, 2015, 5:06 pm By Federico Viticci
    Earlier today, The New Yorker published an extensive profile of Jony Ive. The in-depth article covers a wide range of topics, including Ive's early life and career, thoughts on design, Apple Watch, relationship with Steve Jobs, and more. It's a must-read.…
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