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  • Apple Announces Q4 2014 Conference Call for October 20

    30 September 2014, 1:32 pm by: Federico Viticci

    In an update to the Investor Relations website, Apple today announced their Q4 2014 earnings call, which will be held on Monday, October 20. As usual, Apple will provide a live webcast of the conference call. Apple plans to conduct a conference call to discuss…
  • Built for iOS 8, DateStamper Lets You Apply Date Stamps to Photos

    30 September 2014, 1:11 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Photo shot on iPhone 6 and modified with DateStamper (vibrancy effect). When I was a kid, my parents used to take a lot of pictures. Family gatherings, vacations, Sunday road trips, our dog growing up. They weren't photographers by any means – they just…
  • Saving Recipes with the AnyList Extension

    30 September 2014, 11:48 am by: Federico Viticci

    My girlfriend and I are moving into a new apartment next month, and to justify the expense of a new kitchen I promised myself (and my friends) that I would learn new recipes to go beyond my repertoire of a couple of dozen pizza types and pasta sauces. Cooking…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Launching in China on October 17

    30 September 2014, 1:47 am by: Graham Spencer

    Apple issued a press release today noting that the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will launch in China on Friday, October 17. Preorders will begin a week earlier on October 10 and they will be available on all three of China's major mobile networks; China…
  • PCalc and the Everything Calculator for iOS 8

    29 September 2014, 3:21 pm by: Federico Viticci

    I never thought I'd use a complex calculator app such as PCalc, but, following an iOS 8 update and praise from Dr. Drang and Jason Snell, I reconsidered. PCalc is now on my Home screen and I'm using it on a daily basis for all kinds of calculations and…
  • iOS 8 Document Management Updates

    28 September 2014, 8:23 am by: Federico Viticci

    Panic's Transmit inside Readdle's Documents After updating PDF Converter and Scanner Pro with support for iOS 8 extensions last week, Readdle released updates to Documents and PDF Expert yesterday, bringing full integration with iCloud Drive and document…
  • Apple Highlights “Apps for Health”

    28 September 2014, 6:14 am by: Federico Viticci

    Following the release of iOS 8.0.2 and the restoration of HealthKit functionalities for third-party apps, Apple has started highlighting iPhone apps that integrate with iOS 8's Health dashboard with a dedicated section on the App Store. Experience an entirely…
  • Virtual: Sweat Setup

    28 September 2014, 5:54 am by: Federico Viticci

    This time Federico and Myke talk about OlliOlli2, EGX and Super Smash Bros for the 3DS. In this week's second episode of Virtual, the game that will cause issues for my sleep starting Friday. Sponsored by: lynda.com: An easy and affordable way to help…
  • Apple Pay and Europe

    27 September 2014, 7:26 am by: Federico Viticci

    Kirk McElhearn makes some good points about Apple Pay in Europe: On its website, Apple touts that fact that Apple Pay will save you time, by not forcing you to search for your wallet and then find the right card. These concerns, too, are specific to the United…
  • Bugs and People

    27 September 2014, 6:51 am by: Federico Viticci

    Nick Arnott: Software is buggy. Humans write and test software and humans are imperfect; as a result, so is software. This is the reality of software and should come as a surprise to nobody. What can be surprising are the kind of bugs we actually see make…
  • Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2

    25 September 2014, 8:08 pm by: Federico Viticci

    A day after releasing and then pulling iOS 8.0.1 due to bugs that caused cellular connections and Touch ID to not work on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has just released iOS 8.0.2. The new version carries the same bug fixes of Wednesday's update and…
  • Inside Apple’s iPhone 6 Testing Lab

    25 September 2014, 6:48 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Josh Lowensohn: A few blocks away from Apple's bustling campus in Cupertino is a rather nondescript building. Inside is absolutely the last place on earth you'd want to be if you were an iPhone. It's here where Apple subjects its newest models to the kinds of…
  • Digging Digg

    25 September 2014, 9:52 am by: Federico Viticci

    Late last week, I was looking for an RSS reader that had been updated for iOS 8. I couldn't find any that I liked on the App Store, so I decided to give Digg a try. Yes, that Digg. I know that to many people that name may sound like a joke, but, as it […]
  • Virtual: The Wheels and Stuff

    24 September 2014, 5:30 pm by: Federico Viticci

    This time Federico and Myke discuss the new Final Fantasy trailers, Microsoft buying Mojang, the updates to the Steam Store and Myke's trip to Italy. Also on Relay, Virtual ep. 5 features some thoughts on Minecraft and Steam. And, we're going to record another…
  • Connected: The Divine Comedy of Homescreens

    24 September 2014, 5:26 pm by: Federico Viticci

    This week Federico expands upon his iOS 8 coverage and Myke talks about his new iPhone 6 Plus. On this week's Connected, more thoughts on iOS 8 apps and iPhone 6 Plus impressions by Myke, who also did something new to his iPhone. Sponsored by: lynda.com: An…
  • Apple Releases iOS 8.0.1 [Update: Pulled]

    24 September 2014, 1:02 pm by: Federico Viticci

    A week after the launch of iOS 8, Apple has released the first update to the new OS – iOS 8.0.1. Available now through software update, iOS 8.0.1 fixes a number of bugs including an issue that prevented HealthKit apps from working correctly and a problem…
  • One Week After iOS 8, Developers Comment on App Bundles

    24 September 2014, 10:47 am by: Federico Viticci

    With the release of iOS 8 last week, Apple launched app bundles, a new way for users to buy up to 10 apps from the same developer with a single purchase at a discounted price. Officially introduced at WWDC 2014 as a feature of the new iTunes Connect, bundles…
  • iPhone 6 Camera Compared to Previous iPhone Cameras

    24 September 2014, 8:37 am by: Federico Viticci

    Lisa Bettany: In the past seven years, each new advancement in iPhone camera technology has made dramatic improvements to image quality. The iPhone 6 is no different. Besides being faster to shoot and easier to focus, the images taken with the iPhone 6 camera…
  • How Time-Lapse Mode in iOS 8 Works

    23 September 2014, 2:48 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Cool findings by Studio Neat, makers of Frameographer: What Apple means by “dynamically selected intervals” is they are doubling the speed of the time-lapse and taking half as many pictures per second as the recording duration doubles. Sounds complex, but…
  • Authy Gets Refreshed Design, Touch ID Support on iOS 8

    23 September 2014, 2:33 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Authy, my favorite app to handle two-factor authentication, was updated earlier today with a design refresh and Touch ID support on iOS 8. As I explained in my original review, I use Authy to copy codes generated for online services on which I enabled two-step…
  • Bing Translator Extension for iOS 8

    23 September 2014, 1:57 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Bing Translator, the action extension that was demoed at WWDC '14, has become available on iOS 8 today with an update to Microsoft's Bing app. I'm not a Bing user, but I was curious to check out the extension as it intrigued me since the original demo by Craig…
  • Apple Airs New iPhone 6 Commercials – “Huge” and “Cameras”

    23 September 2014, 7:42 am by: Federico Viticci

    Apple aired two new iPhone commercials last night, showcasing the new size of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well the improved cameras on both devices. Narrated by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, the ads are called "Huge" and "Cameras". In the first ad,…
  • Evernote 5.6 for Mac

    22 September 2014, 7:49 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Evernote released version 5.6 of their Mac app today. Hidden behind a seemingly minor update is a series of important changes to the desktop app that make it faster to sync and that bring welcome new features not available in Evernote for iOS. The Evernote…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for One-Handed Use

    22 September 2014, 5:42 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Georgia and Rene have made the best video about one-handed use for the new iPhones I've seen to date. Short, practical examples (replace the Starbucks cup with an espresso in my case), and I've finally seen what Reachability looks like in motion. For someone…
  • Igloo: An intranet that actually works on your phone [Sponsor]

    22 September 2014, 5:06 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Work doesn’t stop when you leave your desk (although most intranet software will have you believe that).   With Igloo’s responsive design, your intranet can be fully optimized for almost any device you’re using. Manage tasks, share status updates,…
  • Serenity Caldwell’s iPhone 6 Camera Test

    22 September 2014, 2:49 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Serenity Caldwell has a great overview of the capabilities of the new iPhone 6 camera. I’m mostly going to let the demo video I took (starring Hayley Contagious of the Boston Derby Dames) speak for itself. We shot, cut, and posted this in under two hours,…
  • View Source Code in Safari with an Action Extension

    22 September 2014, 10:04 am by: Federico Viticci

    Developed by Paul Hudson, View Source is a $0.99 Universal app that, as the name largely implies, lets you view the source code for webpages (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) in iOS' Safari with an action extension. In the years I've been running MacStories and…
  • As Opening Weekend iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales Top 10 Million, We Look Back at Previous iPhone…

    22 September 2014, 8:33 am by: Graham Spencer

    This morning, Apple issued a press release announcing that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have sold more than 10 million units in their first three days of sales after launching last Friday in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico,…
  • Businessweek’s Profile on Tim Cook’s Apple

    21 September 2014, 6:14 pm by: Federico Viticci

    There are a few interesting tidbits about Tim Cook and the Apple Watch in Businessweek's profile from last week, including this one: The watch team included hundreds of engineers, designers, and marketing people and was the kind of cross-company…
  • Awesome Screenshot Captures Webpages As Screenshots with an iOS 8 Extension

    21 September 2014, 11:35 am by: Federico Viticci

    Available for free on the App Store, Awesome Screenshot lets you capture screenshots of webpages from Safari through an action extension. The idea is a great one – I've always looked for a more integrated way of capturing webpages directly in Safari for iOS…

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