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  • Overcast 3.0: iOS 10 Features, UI Changes, Easy Queuing, and an Interview with Marco Arment

    Mon 6:02pm By Federico Viticci
    Overcast, Marco Arment's popular podcast app for iOS, is defined by an interesting dualism: its essence has remained remarkably consistent with the original version released three years ago; at the same time, Arment has periodically revisited Overcast's…
  • iOS 10.3 Beta Adds ‘App Compatibility’ Screen Listing Old 32-Bit Apps

    Mon 2:23pm By Federico Viticci
    In addition to a new warning displayed upon launching an old 32-bit app for the first time, it appears that iOS 10.3 will also include a Settings page listing legacy apps that "will not work with future versions of iOS". Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors on…
  • Life’s Too Short to Waste It on “Busy Work”. Get More Done with Daylite [Sponsor]

    Mon 1:56pm By Federico Viticci
    This week, MacStories is sponsored by Marketcircle, makers of Daylite. Daylite was designed as a business productivity app, but it’s called many things by customers around the globe that use it. For some businesses, Daylite is their CRM or customer service…
  • Alto’s Odyssey Trailer and Release Date Announced

    Mon 12:32pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Today on their blog, to commemorate the second anniversary of Alto's Adventure, Snowman published the first trailer for the game's sequel, Alto's Odyssey. They also revealed that the game will launch this summer. From the brief glimpse of gameplay in the…
  • The State of iBooks in Early 2017

    Sun 10:27am By Federico Viticci
    Michael E. Cohen, writing for TidBITS: iBooks is not quite as unreliable and confusing as it was when I wrote about it last year, but neither has it improved nearly as much as loyal iBooks users deserve. Moreover, what little support documentation Apple…
  • Game Day: Causality

    Sat 9:06am By John Voorhees
    There is a certain amount of ‘trust me, just play this game’ involved with recommending Causality by UK-based Loju because it’s such a brain-meltingly complex puzzle game that it’s hard to explain in writing. In many respects, this game has to be…
  • Apple Launches New ‘We Hear You’ iPad Pro Ad Campaign

    Fri 12:57pm By John Voorhees
    Apple released four 15-second commercials each promoting different features of the iPad Pro. All four open with an actor holding up a large image of a tweet. ‘Better Than a Computer’ opens with the snarky tweet: ‘An iPad Pro is not even close to being a…
  • Omni Group Automation

    Fri 11:20am By Federico Viticci
    New website dedicated to The Omni Group's upcoming automation features in their apps, created by Sal Soghoian: By default, all of the macOS versions of the Omni applications offer robust integrated AppleScript and JavaScript (JXA) support for Apple Events…
  • Canvas, Episode 29: Workflow – Magic Variables

    Fri 11:01am By Federico Viticci
    In this episode, Fraser and Federico update the Workflow series for the major new feature that debuted in Workflow 1.7 - Magic Variables. On the latest episode of Canvas, we decided to release an extra show for our Workflow series all about Magic Variables and…
  • Take to the Course with OK Golf

    Thu 2:04pm By Jake Underwood
    I’ve never had much interest in real golf, a sport that requires more money, patience, and dedication than I will allocate to anything besides my significant other and Apple products. I have to admit, though, that I’m a sucker for anything on the videogame…
  • Release Details Unveiled for Where Cards Fall, a Game from the Publishers of Alto’s Adventure

    Thu 1:27pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Where Cards Fall is the newest title coming from Snowman, publishers of the beloved Alto's Adventure. Today the company announced a fall 2017 release date for the game and confirmed its release platforms: iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, and PC. Snowman also…
  • A Few of My Favorite Apple Displays

    Thu 12:38pm By Stephen Hackett
    Over the last 37 years, Apple has shipped 46 different models of standalone display. The first was the Apple Monitor III, a green phosphor CRT built for use with the ill-fated Apple III.1 image via Wikipedia The Apple Monitor III kicked off a long line of…
  • iPad Diaries: Advanced File Management and Research with DEVONthink

    Thu 11:06am By Federico Viticci
    As I wrote in my story on one year of iPad Pro, I consider cloud services a necessity for managing files on iOS. Dropbox and iCloud Drive make it possible to keep the same sets of documents and app libraries synced across devices, but, more importantly, they…
  • Apple Announces WWDC 2017: Kicks Off June 5 in San Jose

    Thu 8:55am By John Voorhees
    Apple today announced that WWDC will take place June 5-9, 2017 in a new venue: the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The announcement came as a bit of a surprise because in past years, WWDC was announced closer to the event and it has often…
  • Hidden Folks: A Whimsical Game of Exploration

    Wed 2:03pm By John Voorhees
    Hidden Folks, by game developer Adriaan de Jongh and illustrator Sylvain Tegroeg, is a relaxing diversion into beautifully-detailed, hand-drawn worlds. The object of the game is simple: find people, animals, and objects in huge illustrated landscapes. After…
  • Caavo: An AI Box to Control Your TV Experience

    Wed 1:45pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Yesterday at Recode's Code Media event, a new TV box called Caavo was unveiled. Rather than being a competitor to existing products like Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV, Caavo is a hub into which you plug those other streaming boxes. Once a device is connected,…
  • First HomeKit Camera Available from Online Apple Store

    Wed 12:40pm By Ryan Christoffel
    One of the longest HomeKit equipment absences has been security cameras. Despite Apple expanding HomeKit to support cameras in iOS 10, nothing has hit the market before today. MacRumors reports on the end of the camera drought, as D-Link's Omna 180 Cam HD is…
  • Pokémon Go to Add More Than 80 New Creatures

    Wed 8:48am By John Voorhees
    Niantic announced a big update to its hit game Pokémon Go. Later this week, more than 80 Pokémon from the Johto compendium will appear in the game. That's not all the generation two Pokémon, but it is nonetheless a substantial update to a game that has seen…
  • TwIM: Instant Messaging Built on Twitter Direct Messages

    Wed 6:37am By John Voorhees
    Last December, BuzzFeed reported that Twitter built and killed a messaging app. It wasn’t the first time rumors circulated that Twitter was working on a messaging app, but for whatever reason, none has ever been released. That left a void that developer…
  • Connected, Episode 129: Game of Sorrow

    Feb 14, 2017, 4:23 pm By Federico Viticci
    This week, Stephen tries something new, Federico talks about camping, and Myke looks forward to a new television show. On this week's Connected, we discuss Apple's upcoming Planet of the Apps show and a bunch of other fun topics. You can listen here. Sponsored…
  • TodayFlights: A Flight Status Widget for macOS

    Feb 14, 2017, 2:47 pm By John Voorhees
    Data detectors are a feature of Apple’s OSes that recognize information like phone numbers, addresses, and airline flight information and make them interactive. For instance, clicking on a flight in Mail or Notes on a Mac opens a pop-up window with a map of…
  • LookUp Review: The Modern Dictionary

    Feb 14, 2017, 1:27 pm By Jake Underwood
    When considering a traditional dictionary, the words “fast” and “beautiful” don’t come to mind; even our digital dictionaries, sometimes coming in the form of iOS' Look Up feature when highlighting a word, don’t do a great job of looking good,…
  • A Recap of the Code Media Conference Interview with Eddy Cue

    Feb 14, 2017, 12:46 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Last night Recode's Peter Kafka hosted an interview with Apple's Eddy Cue, SVP of Internet Software and Services, who was joined by television producer Ben Silverman at Recode's Code Media Conference. The discussion centered around Apple's video ambitions,…
  • Picky: Music Rediscovery Through Powerful Filtering

    Feb 14, 2017, 11:52 am By John Voorhees
    My music collection is too big to browse in Apple’s Music app. With over 15,000 songs, browsing by track is out of the question, and because I have only one or two songs by many artists, scrolling my entire artist list is impractical too. As a result, I…
  • The Iconfactory Launches ‘Project Phoenix’ Kickstarter: A Twitterrific for Mac Reboot

    Feb 14, 2017, 10:23 am By John Voorhees
    The histories of Twitter and Twitterrific are closely tied. Twitterrific was the first Twitter client on the Mac in 2007 and later on the iPhone, coined the term ‘tweet,’ beat Twitter to a bluebird icon, and more. Until 2013, Twitterrific for the Mac was…
  • Google Maps Adds List Creation and Sharing

    Feb 13, 2017, 12:12 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Today Google introduced a new feature for Google Maps that allows curating lists of places you want to remember and sharing those lists with others. In previous versions, Google Maps allowed saving a location in a way that's similar to marking a place as…
  • Working from an iPhone

    Feb 13, 2017, 10:30 am By Ryan Christoffel
    One of my goals in 2016 was to make working from my iPhone as efficient as possible. The desire to make this happen initially sprung from experiences raising a baby. My wife and I began foster parenting in July of 2015, and one of our foster children was AJ, a…
  • Apple Previews Carpool Karaoke Series During Grammys

    Feb 12, 2017, 9:53 pm By John Voorhees
    During the Grammys, Apple debuted a one minute preview of its upcoming show Carpool Karaoke: The Series, which will be available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers. The preview video features a montage of clips from the upcoming show including many of its…
  • Game Day: Glitchskier

    Feb 11, 2017, 10:16 am By John Voorhees
    I love puzzle games and have seen some great ones debut on the App Store recently, but now and then, I want to play something different. This week, different meant Glitchskier, an endless runner-style arcade shooter by Shelly Alon. It has an off-kilter video…
  • Remaster, Episode 28: The Current State of Games on the iPad

    Feb 10, 2017, 6:27 pm By Federico Viticci
    The gaming scene on iOS is a vibrant place, but what about the iPad specifically? Is the App Store the right market for games on larger screens? Where are all of the tailor made gaming experiences? On this week's Remaster, we take a serious look at the state…