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  • Twitter for iPhone Gets Extended 3D Touch Support with Peek & Pop

    2h By Federico Viticci
    With an update released earlier today on the App Store, Twitter has extended integration with 3D Touch in their iPhone app (previously limited to quick actions on the Home screen) to peek and pop previews in the timeline and other sections of the app. With the…
  • What Google Photos Could Do Next

    4:46pm By Federico Viticci
    Mat Honan, writing for BuzzFeed, interviewed Anil Sabharwal, vice president of Photos at Google, on the future of the service. It sounds like they're thinking of more ways to let artificial intelligence make photo management and sharing smarter: Google refers…
  • Swysh Review: Control Your Music with Gestures

    12:27pm By Jake Underwood
    My phone sat locked when "Clarity" by Zedd played through my headphones. But like on so many other occasions, I decided that I was done listening to the song far before its end. I picked up my phone and, with a quick flick to the right, moved to the next song.…
  • Comparing Siri and Alexa

    8:19am By Graham Spencer
    Rene Ritchie at iMore, in an article titled "Siri vs. Alexa is hilarious to people outside the U.S.": Imagine if, on a weekly basis, you saw or heard "Xinghua" being compared to Siri. But "Xinghua" was available only in China and only to people who spoke…
  • Canvas, Episode 11: Travelling with iOS

    7:16am By Federico Viticci
    With summer - and WWDC - coming up, Fraser and Federico bring you advice on the equipment, apps and tweaks for your iOS devices that you need when travelling with your iOS devices. The the travel bags are opened to reveal the essentials within. Fraser and…
  • Workflow 1.5: App Store Automation, Trello and Ulysses Actions, Audio Metadata, Safari View…

    Thu 1:22pm By Federico Viticci
    In seven years of MacStories, few iOS apps fundamentally changed how I get work done as much as Workflow. Pythonista, Editorial, and Tweetbot are in that list, but Workflow, with its ongoing improvements and deep iOS integrations, continuously makes me…
  • Pixelmator 3.5 Adds Selection Tools and a Photos Extension

    Thu 1:09pm By John Voorhees
    Pixelmator 3.5 was released today with three new tools - Quick Selection, Magnetic Selection, and a retouch extension for Apple’s Photos app. Pixelmator has been my go-to image editor for a long time. I use if for everything from screenshot editing for…
  • The Similarity of Differences

    Thu 11:15am By Federico Viticci
    Seth Clifford: Apple and Google, in the eyes of the general public and many tech bloggers, have been at war for many years, and in vague terms, both companies sell fancy mobile phones. But the implications of those businesses are so far beyond the face value…
  • Lookmark for Apps

    Wed 4:36pm By Federico Viticci
    Lookmark is a great utility by Claes Jacobsson to bookmark apps for later and download them when you can. Today's 2.0 update to Lookmark, which I've been testing over the past few days, adds the ability to bookmark any iTunes content and a solid extension that…
  • Remaster, Episode 11: Uncharted 4

    Wed 4:16pm By Federico Viticci
    Federico and Myke discuss their thoughts on the final instalment of Nathan Drake's journey. Uncharted 4 is the kind of game that justifies the purchase of a console these days. You can listen here, but make sure you've finished the game first. Sponsored by:…
  • Apple, Siri, and VocalIQ

    Wed 1:37pm By Federico Viticci
    Brian Roemmele makes some interesting points on VocalIQ, a speech/deep learning startup that Apple acquired last year (via Nick Heer): It is not a secret that Siri has not kept up the pace that just about all of us expected, including some of the Siri team.…
  • Apple Denied Key Exemption for Retail Stores in India

    Wed 7:25am By Graham Spencer
    Bloomberg reports that Apple has been denied a key exemption that will likely scuttle Apple's plans in the short term to open official Apple Retail Stores in India: India’s finance minister has ratified a decision that Apple Inc. must meet local sourcing…
  • Creating Robots on an iPad

    Tue 4:10pm By Federico Viticci
    Great story by Christina Warren at Mashable on how the iPad is being used to teach interactive problem solving in a fun, new way: I’m sitting on the floor at The Academy of Talented Scholars (PS 682) in Bensonhurst, watching kindergarteners create robots on…
  • Connected, Episode 92: My Relationship with the Status Bar

    Tue 2:29pm By Federico Viticci
    This week Federico takes Myke on a tour of his experience with Android. After ending last week's episode of Connected on a cliffhanger, I took some time this week to share my first impressions of Android and some thoughts on trying different things and…
  • Canvas, Episode 10: Third-Party Email Clients

    Tue 12:44pm By Federico Viticci
    Fraser and Federico (particularly Federico) drop serious knowledge on 3rd party iOS mail clients. I forgot to link Canvas' episode 10 on this website last week, but it's a great one: we went deep on third-party email clients for iOS, why you should use them,…
  • Igloo: An Intranet You’ll Actually Like [Sponsor]

    Tue 12:30pm By Federico Viticci
    In this day and age, there’s no shortage of ways to collaborate. You can use shared FTP drives, company-wide chat apps, or maybe you can use the one that thing that’s been neglected for a while: your corporate communications portal. While each app might…
  • Twitter Gives Tweets More Room to Breathe

    Tue 11:50am By John Voorhees
    Twitter announced some big changes today that are designed to encourage conversations and media sharing. The 140 character limit of a tweet becomes a more significant constraint as you add more ‘@names’ to a conversation or attach media to a tweet. The…
  • Archiving a Website for Ten Thousand Years

    Mon 1:23pm By Federico Viticci
    Glenn Fleishman, writing for The Atlantic: Hi.co, a website that allows its users to post “moments” with a photo and annotation, plans a similar trip to the distant future. The operators, Craig Mod (who has also previously written for _The Atlantic) _and…
  • Tim Cook’s Big Week in India and China: Context and Timeline

    Mon 11:01am By Graham Spencer
    It may not have made the front page headlines, but Apple just concluded a significant week-long tour of India and China. Tim Cook has made numerous trips to China in recent years, but this was the first time that Cook visited India on an official trip as CEO…
  • Airmail 3 Review

    Mon 12:20am By John Voorhees
    When Federico reviewed Airmail 1.1 last month, I liked what I saw. I downloaded Airmail and started playing with it. I appreciated the ability to customize nearly every aspect of the app, but it wasn’t sticking because I couldn’t do the same on the Mac.…
  • VSCO to Lead iOS Photography Sessions at Apple’s New Union Square Store

    May 20, 2016, 3:50 pm By John Voorhees
    As we highlighted yesterday, among the components of Apple’s new Union Square store are Creative Sessions that will be held in what Apple has dubbed ‘The Forum.’ Today, VSCO announced a partnership with Apple highlighting iOS photography: From May 26th…
  • Monument Valley’s Second Year

    May 20, 2016, 3:45 pm By Federico Viticci
    Fascinating look at the second year of Monument Valley – particularly after a cameo on House of Cards and a promotion on the App Store: Underwood turned out to be a great pitch man, one of several reasons why Monument Valley was actually more successful in…
  • Apple Promotes Alternate Conferences and Events Surrounding WWDC

    May 19, 2016, 5:03 pm By John Voorhees
    Apple’s history with events scheduled around WWDC has been stormy. In 2013, CocoaConf scheduled an alternative conference for developers who were unable to get a ticket to WWDC called CocoaConf Alt. The conference was set to coincide with WWDC until…
  • Connected, Episode 91: Developer Festival

    May 19, 2016, 4:34 pm By Federico Viticci
    The boys talk about Google’s I/O announcements and Federico drops a bombshell. You'll want to stay until the very end for this one. You can listen here. Sponsored by: Textexpander, from Smile: Simply indispensable.
  • New Touch ID Rules

    May 19, 2016, 4:32 pm By Federico Viticci
    Glenn Fleishman, writing for Macworld on a recent change to Touch ID authentication in iOS 9: When iOS 9 was released, Apple updated its list of cases in which iOS asks for a passcode even when Touch ID is enabled. A previously undocumented requirement asks…
  • Union Square Apple Store Revealed with New Design Elements, Community Programs

    May 19, 2016, 4:07 pm By Federico Viticci
    Apple PR: Apple today revealed its new store on San Francisco’s Union Square, offering many new features and services rolling out to Apple retail stores worldwide. The new store will open its signature 42-foot tall sliding glass doors to customers on…
  • Readdle Updates PDF Expert with Apple Pencil Support and WiFi File Transfers

    May 19, 2016, 11:13 am By John Voorhees
    Today Readdle updated PDF Expert for the Mac and iOS with two new features - Apple Pencil support for the iPad Pro and file transfer between the Mac and iOS. In my initial tests, Apple Pencil worked well in most circumstances and file transfer may come in…
  • The MacSparky Hazel Video Field Guide

    May 19, 2016, 8:39 am By TJ Luoma
    Mac Power Users co-host David Sparks has released his latest MacSparky publication:The Hazel Video Field Guide. Hazel is one of my favorite automation tools, and was recently updated to version 4. I bought it before I even downloaded the new version. That’s…
  • Allo and Duo Are Google’s 2016 Plan for Messaging and Video Calling

    May 18, 2016, 4:41 pm By Jake Underwood
    At its I/O keynote earlier today, Google announced that it would venture further into messaging and video calling with two new apps: Allo and Duo. A familiar combination of text messaging and video chat, the two will provide a new way to chat with friends and…
  • Quip Spreadsheets Redesigned and Updated

    May 18, 2016, 1:35 pm By John Voorhees
    With a redesign and update on the Mac, iOS and the web today, Quip has made the spreadsheet component of its document collaboration tool significantly more powerful. However, most of the changes today are only to the Mac version of Quip. Quip redesigned its…