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  • 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…
  • iOS 8 Extensions and Widgets I’m Trying This Weekend

    19 September 2014, 4:11 pm by: Federico Viticci

    A lot of new and updated apps have landed on the App Store since the launch of iOS 8 earlier this week. While we tried to be as prepared as possible by covering notable releases here at MacStories, we couldn’t possibly hope to always have articles for every…
  • The iPhone 6 Plus Is Not an iPad nano

    18 September 2014, 5:36 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Jason Snell, writing at his new website, Six Colors: When Apple announced the iPhone 6 Plus on Sept. 9, I entertained the idea that it might be a replacement for my iPad mini. At last, the promise of a single device small enough to fit in my pocket, but big…
  • Twitter for iPhone Gets Redesigned Profiles, Interactive Notifications on iOS 8

    18 September 2014, 4:38 pm by: Federico Viticci

    In an update released today, Twitter has introduced redesigned profiles in its iPhone app as well as interactive notifications for users on iOS 8. Profiles have been refreshed with a focus on bio and on making it easier to switch between tweets, photos, and…
  • Connected: Nothing Was Sacred

    18 September 2014, 3:45 pm by: Federico Viticci

    This week, Federico and Stephen discuss iOS 8 and some of their favorite things developers are doing with it. If you'd like a spoken version of my thoughts on iOS 8 that includes a great conversation with Stephen, Connected #5 is here. Sponsored by:…
  • On Location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    18 September 2014, 3:30 pm by: Federico Viticci

    This is an incredible collection of photos by Austin Mann for The Verge. Make sure to check out the Focus Pixels and Slo-Mo videos – the difference is stunning. I loved this bit about the iPhone as a camera: I really enjoy the challenge and spontaneity of…
  • iOS 8 Shows Love for HTML5

    18 September 2014, 2:38 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Ross Gerbasi has an overview of great changes for web developers in iOS 8. He notes that WKWebView, a new technology to have faster web views in third-party apps, currently has a major bug: Remember that amazing new WebView I was just telling you all about?…
  • An iOS 8 Custom Keyboard Tip

    18 September 2014, 2:19 pm by: Federico Viticci

    You’re probably trying several iOS 8 custom keyboards today. Since yesterday’s launch of iOS 8, custom keyboards have proven to be one of the most popular new features with high rankings in the Top Charts and SwiftKey reporting over 1 million downloads in…
  • Essence Icons @3x

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

    Icons & Coffee (the side-project that I run with my girlfriend Silvia) released version 1.2 of the Essence icon set today. Essence is used in thousands of apps and it includes 350 unique icon designs in multiple versions. Today's update adds support for the…
  • Xcode 6: Live Rendering, Visual View Debugging, and Swift

    18 September 2014, 12:49 pm by: Don Southard

    Xcode is the development environment that Apple supplies to the community for creating Mac and iOS apps. Those familiar with the tool will likely agree that working with previous versions have been nothing short of a love/hate relationship. After any update,…
  • Learning and Relearning iOS

    18 September 2014, 11:50 am by: Fraser Speirs

    In the school where I teach, we are now into our fifth school year using iPad in the classroom. We have students from 5-18 using the device and using it very differently according to their age and educational needs. We have found it to be a substantial…
  • Looking at Accessibility in iOS 8

    18 September 2014, 10:45 am by: Steven Aquino

    Soon after WWDC ended in June, I wrote a piece for MacStories in which I briefly summarized all the new features Apple added to Accessibility in iOS 8. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time with the iOS 8 beta builds over the summer, and have found several…
  • iOS 8 Document Pickers, Providers, and Dropbox

    18 September 2014, 9:57 am by: Federico Viticci

    In yesterday’s coverage of iOS 8 for my daily workflow and Transmit 8, I mentioned that I hadn’t had much time to test document pickers and provider extensions in iOS 8 and that I couldn’t grasp the full potential of Apple’s document management changes…
  • New Page on Apple’s Website Details Their Commitment to Privacy

    17 September 2014, 10:50 pm by: Graham Spencer

    Apple today published a new page on their website dedicated to explaining Apple's commitment to preserving the privacy of their customers. The webpage includes a fairly lengthy letter from CEO Tim Cook which aims to reassure customers about their privacy when…
  • iOS 8 on Older Hardware

    17 September 2014, 10:36 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Every year, I'm always curious to know how the latest version of iOS works on the oldest compatible iOS hardware, and I always forget. Thankfully, Ars Technica published two detailed looks at performance changes with iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.…
  • Epic Zen Garden for iOS 8

    17 September 2014, 10:17 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Zen Garden, the demo that Epic Games showcased at WWDC '14 for the Metal announcement, has been released today as Epic Zen Garden. Epic Zen Garden is a demonstration of Metal's capabilities, and it's meant for modern hardware. I spent about 30 minutes with the…
  • Apple Highlights “Great Apps and Games for iOS 8″

    17 September 2014, 7:40 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Following today's launch of iOS 8, Apple has launched a new App Store section highlighting popular new apps and updates released today. The section, aptly called "Great Apps and Games for iOS 8" is organized in seven sub-categories for games, share extensions,…
  • Pinner 3 Brings Pinboard Bookmarking to iOS 8

    17 September 2014, 6:29 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Developed by Sam Oakley, Pinner is a great example of the reinvention that iOS 8 is bringing to third-party apps. Pinner is a Pinboard client that’s been around since early 2013 on both the iPhone and iPad and one of the many apps that were released when the…
  • Screens Updated for iOS 8 with Touch ID, New Clipboard Features

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

    Screens, developed by Canadian indie studio Edovia, has long been my favorite VNC client for iOS, and over the past two years I’ve been using the app more intensively as I need fast and intuitive access to a Mac mini server I keep at Macminicolo. Last year,…
  • ETA Puts Travel Times in Notification Center with a Widget

    17 September 2014, 5:29 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Before iOS 8, I used to keep a Launch Center Pro action with shortcuts for driving directions to my favorite places. ETA, developed by Australian studio Eastwood, puts travel times directly in Notification Center and is quickly becoming one of my most used…
  • My Favorite iOS 8 Keyboards So Far

    17 September 2014, 4:47 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Earlier today, I shared my thoughts on custom keyboards in iOS 8 and how I’ve struggled to use a custom keyboard as my primary input method on the iPhone and iPad. I wrote: All these limitations can be easily overcome by setting preferences in each custom…
  • Transmit for iOS 8 Review

    17 September 2014, 4:24 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Since I got serious about trying to get work done on an iPhone and iPad in mid–2012, I’ve constantly come across a roadblock that required me to set up complex workflows and scripts: uploading images to my server. Transmit for iOS 8, released by Panic…
  • Linky Adds a More Powerful Share Sheet to iOS 8

    17 September 2014, 3:59 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Developed by Pragmatic Code, Linky is a handy Universal app to share links on Twitter and Facebook. I first reviewed the app when it came out in 2011 as Tweet It; today’s version has been updated to take advantage of iOS 8 with a share extension that’s…
  • Instapaper 6.0 Review

    17 September 2014, 3:51 pm by: Federico Viticci

    Instapaper is an app that lets me read more. For the work that I do on this website, Relay, and, lately, a weekly newsletter, I have no shortage of links with interesting facts or opinions that I want to consume and absorb. The problem isn’t quantity; it’s…
  • iOS 8 Photo Editing Extensions: Camera+ 6.0 and Fragment

    17 September 2014, 2:56 pm by: Federico Viticci

    In addition to action and share extensions, document providers, custom keyboards, and Today widgets, iOS 8 is bringing support for photo editing extensions. I didn’t have a chance to test this type of extensions over the summer due to a lack of compatible…
  • iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad

    17 September 2014, 2:38 pm by: Federico Viticci

    When I reviewed iOS 7 last year, I took a different approach and tried to consider Apple's redesigned OS from the perspective of someone who uses iPhones and iPads for work and personal tasks on a daily basis. I noted that a new structure enabled developers to…
  • OmniFocus 2 for iPad: Redesigned, Extensions, and Background Sync

    17 September 2014, 1:29 pm by: Don Southard

    Today the Omni Group released the third and final installment of OmniFocus – OmniFocus 2 for iPad. I call it an installment because although OmniFocus is a standalone product for both Mac and iOS, it truly excels when used as a cross-platform task management…
  • 1Password 5 for iOS 8 Review

    17 September 2014, 1:18 pm by: Federico Viticci

    There are certain things in life that are resilient to change or that are bound to stay the same forever – February 29th happens every four years and some people believe the moon landing was staged. For me, one of those immutable facts used to be that…
  • iOS 8 Messages: Our Review

    17 September 2014, 1:16 pm by: Alex Guyot

    Messages for iOS 8 is a feature packed update to what Apple claims is “the most-used app on iOS”. More than simple features, however, Messages for iOS 8 represents a fundamental change in the way Apple wants us to view interacting with friends through our…

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