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  • Google Inbox Now Open to Everyone

    3h By Federico Viticci
    In my review of Readdle's Spark email app earlier today, I mentioned how I've been using Inbox for the past few months. Since moving back to Gmail late last year, I've been using Inbox, Google's alternative take on Gmail that wants to make email smarter and…
  • Spark Review: Smart Email

    8:59am By Federico Viticci
    I've had a complicated relationship with email over the years. Part of the problem has been the Sisyphean effort of third-party apps that tried to modernize email: the more developers attempted to reinvent it, the more antiquated standards, platform…
  • Google Announces ‘Google Photos’, Launching on iOS Today

    Thu 2:11pm By Federico Viticci
    At its I/O 2015 keynote today, Google announced Google Photos, a new photo management and sharing service available on iOS, Android, and the web. Google Photos will begin rolling out later today with a universal app for iPhone and iPad. Google Photos was…
  • Todoist Comes to Apple Watch, Updates iOS 8 Extension

    Thu 8:59am By Federico Viticci
    I've already written at length about my experience with Todoist and leveraging its powerful features for a more flexible todo list. I've been using Todoist for over nine months now, and I continue to appreciate features such as filters and shared projects,…
  • Pixelmator for iPhone

    Thu 8:20am By Federico Viticci
    With a universal update, Pixelmator has been released on the iPhone today. I took Pixelmator for a spin last year when it launched on the iPad, and, while I don't need all the features of this app, I've been using it regularly to create simple image…
  • Bugshot Relaunches as Pinpoint

    Thu 7:11am By Federico Viticci
    I was a fan of Marco Arment's Bugshot when it launched in 2013. As someone who takes screenshots for app reviews on a daily basis, any tool that can help me annotate and edit those screenshots quickly is welcome. Evernote hasn't been paying much attention to…
  • Apple’s Jeff Williams on Native Apple Watch Apps

    Wed 10:22pm By Federico Viticci
    July Clover, reporting for MacRumors on Apple's Jeff Williams' appearance at the Code conference earlier today: On the topic of Apple Watch apps, Williams says third-party apps will get better when developers are able to release native apps and when access to…
  • The Evolution of Apple’s Digital Hub

    Wed 10:02pm By Federico Viticci
    For nearly a decade, iLife was the heart and soul of the Mac. The original Apple Stores were laid out into sections revolving around music and photography. Third-party digital cameras and camcorders graced official Apple product photography, and the Mac slowly…
  • Google Bringing App Indexing to iOS

    Wed 9:47pm By Federico Viticci
    From the Google blog: We’ve been helping users discover relevant content from Android apps in Google search results for a while now. Starting today, we’re bringing App Indexing to iOS apps as well. This means users on both Android and iOS will be able to…
  • Apple Updates WWDC App with Apple Watch Version, WWDC 2015 Schedule

    Wed 12:46pm By Federico Viticci
    With an update released today on the App Store, Apple has refreshed its WWDC app for iOS with the schedule for the upcoming WWDC 2015, improved audio playback, and an Apple Watch version. The app (now at version 3.0 and sporting a purple icon), includes a…
  • Microsoft Bringing Cortana to iPhone Later This Year

    Tue 11:38am By Federico Viticci
    In a blog post today, Microsoft announced a 'Phone Companion' app built into Windows 10 (which is coming out this summer) to easily transfer content (like documents and photos) to Android and iOS devices. They also revealed that Cortana, the company's voice…
  • Napkin: Say It With a Picture, Skip the 1,000 Words [Sponsor]

    Tue 11:08am By Federico Viticci
    Sometimes explaining something with an email or instant message is frustrating and slow. Miscommunication costs time and money. Use Napkin for OS X to effortlessly create an image that makes your point crystal clear and avoid all that confusion. Start by…
  • Jony Ive Promoted to ‘Chief Design Officer’

    Mon 6:49pm By Federico Viticci
    Until now, Ive’s job title has been Senior Vice President of Design. But I can reveal that he has just been promoted and is now Apple’s Chief Design Officer. It is therefore an especially exciting time for him. Inside the fabled design studio (cloths over…
  • Virtual: Dragon Ball All the Things

    Sat 11:45am By Federico Viticci
    This week Federico shares a personal story about Dragon Ball, before going on to talk about Lifeline, Mario Kart and Puzzle and Dragons with Myke. On this week's Virtual, I continue to cover Lifeline and reminisce about the good old days of Dragon Ball…
  • Revisions for Dropbox: Take Control of Your Dropbox History

    May 22, 2015, 10:51 am By Brett Terpstra
    Revisions for Dropbox I was excited to discover Revisions For Dropbox, a Mac app for viewing a history of changes for any file or folder in your Dropbox account. I'd been looking for precisely this solution, and it didn't disappoint. Revisions is a menu bar…
  • Weather Line Updated for iOS 8, iPhone 6

    May 21, 2015, 6:20 pm By Federico Viticci
    I first reviewed Weather Line in October 2013. As I wrote: I see Weather Line as a combination of a casual weather app for the average user like me and a more advanced solution for the data nerd who wants to know numbers and other weather stats. By sitting…
  • John Gruber on the Apple Watch Interaction Model

    May 21, 2015, 5:29 pm By Federico Viticci
    Watch mode is where you take quick glances at information and notifications; app mode is where you go to “do something”. Watch mode is where most people will spend the majority — perhaps the overwhelming majority — of their time using Apple Watch. App…
  • Apple Highlights Apps for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

    May 21, 2015, 4:46 pm By Federico Viticci
    To celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has launched a section on the App Store highlighting apps that implement accessible features and technologies (via Steven Aquino). The section is available here and it includes apps such as Instapaper…
  • Mark Gurman on Dual-App Viewing Mode Coming to iPad

    May 21, 2015, 4:27 pm By Federico Viticci
    I don't usually write about rumors, but the latest report from Mark Gurman on dual-app viewing mode possibly coming to iPad with iOS 9 is too exciting for me to resist a link. Gurman reports: Sources now say that Apple plans to show off the side-by-side…
  • Rewind: Location-Based Time Tracker for iPhone

    May 21, 2015, 8:55 am By Federico Viticci
    I've always been interested in tracking my location and how I use my time. I'm a highly visual person, and the ability to see where my time is being spent helps me optimize my schedule and tweak my habits accordingly. Unfortunately, polished and full-featured…
  • Apple Watch and Continuous Computing

    May 20, 2015, 11:02 pm By Federico Viticci
    Ben Thompson, writing about Apple Watch and Siri: Moreover, the Watch may even help Apple to rival Google when it comes to Siri and the cloud: the best way to improve a service like Siri is to have millions of customers using it constantly, and I for one have…
  • Spotify Announces Shows, New ‘Now’ Section, and ‘Running’ Mode

    May 20, 2015, 4:26 pm By Federico Viticci
    At a press event held earlier today, Spotify announced a series of initiatives to bring new media content to the service with audio and video shows, a new recommendation section, and Running, a feature to help runners listen to songs dynamically matched to…
  • Connected: Nose Scrolling: I Do Not Condone This

    May 20, 2015, 10:08 am By Federico Viticci
    This week the Europeans are joined by Sam Soffes to follow up on Redacted for Mac, before discussing Federico's thoughts on the Apple Watch. If you're curious to hear my first impressions about the Apple Watch after six days with the device, this week's…
  • Igloo: an Intranet You’ll Actually Like [Sponsor]

    May 19, 2015, 3:34 pm 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? With Igloo, you don’t have to be stuck at your desk to do your work. Your favourite Intranet is also mobile.…
  • Apple Releases Watch OS 1.0.1

    May 19, 2015, 1:00 pm By Federico Viticci
    Apple has released the first update for Watch OS today, bringing a variety of improvements for Siri, third-party apps, and fitness features on Apple Watch. In the first update since the device's launch, Apple highlights improved performance for measuring stand…
  • PCalc for Apple Watch

    May 19, 2015, 10:39 am By Federico Viticci
    For a few months now, I've been using PCalc as my only calculator and currency converter on iOS. As I wrote last year after the release of the app's iOS 8 update, the ability to customize layouts and have fast access from Notification Center lets me launch…
  • The Accessibility of Apple Watch Bands

    May 19, 2015, 10:33 am By Steven Aquino
    Last summer, I wrote an article for iMore in which I stress the importance of looking at hardware in accessibility terms. I wrote, in part: Assessing the kinesthetic, tactile value of using an iPhone or iPad is just as important as assessing the software it…
  • Apple Refreshes 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch Trackpad & Introduces Lower Priced Retina iMac

    May 19, 2015, 9:19 am By Graham Spencer
    Apple today refreshed the 15-inch MacBook Pro, bringing the Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life and more powerful graphics performance to the product line. The changes come after the 13-inch MacBook Pro was upgraded earlier this…
  • Virtual: I Don’t Know How to Play This Game Anymore

    May 18, 2015, 8:05 pm By Federico Viticci
    This week Federico and Myke discuss Oculus Rift hardware requirements, Pokemon characters in Minecraft, the Volume level editor, Lifeline for iOS, and the Mario Kart 8 DLC. Plenty of links in last week's episode of Virtual. I'll have more about the interesting…
  • “For the Apple Watch, There’s No Place Like Home”

    May 18, 2015, 6:52 pm By Federico Viticci
    Imagine trying to explain this to your grandmother: if you want to get back home, press this button, unless you’re reading an email or listening to a voicemail, in which case you should press the same button three times, but slowly. (But not so slowly that…
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