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  • Neo Angle Review: No Turning Back

    12:10pm By Jake Underwood
    You might be tempted to feel confident after the first few levels of Neo Angle, the follow-up game from Blyss developer Dropout Games. After all, you just have to move your triangle to a certain spot on the grid, occasionally picking up small fuel cells along…
  • ESPN for Apple TV Launches MultiCast Feature, Enabling Multiple Simultaneous Streams

    10:39am By Ryan Christoffel
    Todd Spangler has a story for Variety on an improvement to the ESPN Apple TV app that should make the most avid sports fans very happy. A new version of the ESPN App for Apple TV’s tvOS, available Wednesday, includes a feature called MultiCast that provides…
  • Twitter for iOS Adds Topic Feeds to Explore Tab

    10:06am By Ryan Christoffel
    Alex Kantrowitz of BuzzFeed shares news on a feature Twitter recently rolled out in its iOS app: Now you can view tweets sorted by topic, without having to follow anyone, right in Twitter's Explore tab...Twitter's algorithms will show you these topics based on…
  • Walmart’s Vudu Streaming Service Launching Apple TV App Soon

    9:34am By Ryan Christoffel
    Dani Deahl reports for The Verge: Walmart has confirmed a native app for Vudu, its video streaming service, is set to become widely available on Apple TV beginning August 22nd. Vudu is one of the major players in the video streaming space, so its arrival on…
  • Unobstruct Clears a Path to a Better Web Reading Experience

    8:57am By John Voorhees
    Too many websites wreck the reading experience by floating interface elements on top of articles. One of the worst offenders has been Medium, which John Gruber called out on Daring Fireball recently. Medium has made some improvements since then but didn’t…
  • AppStories, Episode 18 – Mac and iOS Shelf Apps

    7:15am By John Voorhees
    On this week's episode of AppStories, we look at shelf and clipboard apps on macOS and iOS, consider how third-party shelf apps are likely to work under iOS 11, and discuss the advantages of Apple adding a shelf feature to iOS. Sponsored by: MindNode -…
  • HomePod Follows in iPhone 4’s Steps

    Tue 5:13pm By Stephen Hackett
    The HomePod firmware that was accidentally posted last month by an Apple employee has led to a wealth of knowledge about Apple's upcoming iPhone. Most leaks in recent years have come from Apple's expansive supply chain. A rear shell here and a camera component…
  • Game Day: kubrain

    Sat 9:47am By John Voorhees
    Gamebra.in’s new puzzle game, kubrain, proves that there is still room for creativity and innovation in the color matching puzzle genre popularized ages ago by Tetris. Like many other games in the category, kubrain requires players to match colored blocks as…
  • Welcome to Macintosh Season 3 Announced

    Fri 12:00pm By John Voorhees
    In 2015, Mark Bramhill, burst onto the Apple podcast scene seemingly out of nowhere with a new tightly-edited podcast called Welcome to Macintosh. Besides the high production values that Bramhill brought to that first season, the show succeeded by offering…
  • The Internet Archive Brings Back HyperCard

    Fri 11:11am By John Voorhees
    Today is the 30th anniversary of the introduction of HyperCard, a system for building interactive media. HyperCard featured database features, form-based layouts, and a programming language called HyperTalk, which made it a powerful and flexible tool that had…
  • Streets Adds User-Generated Panoramas and Extends Its URL Scheme

    Fri 9:53am By John Voorhees
    When I first reviewed Streets by FutureTap over a year ago, I was impressed with the beautiful Google Street View panoramas that it allows users to browse. Whether you want to armchair travel around the globe or just see what a coffee shop looks like before…
  • Swarm Shifts Focus to Become a Personal Travel Timeline

    Thu 5:30pm By John Voorhees
    Swarm received an update this week that takes the app in a new direction. The latest version of the app deemphasizes location sharing with friends, mayorships, and sticker and coin collecting. Those elements are still there, mostly tucked away behind the…
  • Ulysses Announces Move to Subscription Pricing

    Thu 1:21pm By John Voorhees
    Ulysses, the popular text editor and 2016 Apple Design Award winner, announced today that it has adopted a new subscription pricing model. A post on the Ulysses blog by Ulysses co-founder, Marcus Fehn, covers the details: Users can try Ulysses for free for 14…
  • IKEA Smart Lighting System Adds HomeKit Support

    Aug 10, 2017, 8:47 am By John Voorhees
    MacRumors reports that IKEA has updated its Trådfri smart lighting system to support Apple’s HomeKit API. The product includes a gateway that requires an Ethernet network connection, remote controls, and LED lightbulbs that can be mixed and matched in…
  • OneDrive for iOS Adds Offline Folders, Improved Document Scanning, and New Sharing Options

    Aug 9, 2017, 2:09 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Microsoft has released a big update to OneDrive for iOS, bringing several significant user-facing features as well as a full rewrite of the app under the hood to improve performance. According to the release notes for the update, all the new features are being…
  • Carpool Karaoke: The Series Now Available on Apple Music

    Aug 9, 2017, 12:21 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Last night Apple launched the premiere of its second original television series, Carpool Karaoke. Like Planet of the Apps before it, Carpool Karaoke will release new episodes every Tuesday for Apple Music subscribers. It can be accessed from the ‘TV &…
  • AppStories, Episode 17 – Our iPad Home Screens

    Aug 8, 2017, 6:39 pm By John Voorhees
    On this week's episode of AppStories, we talk about the way our iPad Home screens reflect our use of the device and how that has changed since we’ve been running the iOS 11 beta. Sponsored by: MindNode - Delightful Mind Mapping.
  • Anchor Introduces Video Generation for Sharing Audio Clips

    Aug 8, 2017, 5:14 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Anchor, the service that aims to bring audio creation to the masses, introduced a new feature today in its iOS app that offers a better way to share audio clips on social media: Anchor Video. Put simply, an Anchor Video takes your recorded audio, transcribes…
  • Wikipedia for iOS Gains Dark Mode, iMessage Stickers, ‘On This Day’

    Aug 8, 2017, 5:11 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    The official Wikipedia app for iOS was updated today with several improvements, most notable of which is a new dark reading theme. While I would enjoy having a dark mode in just about any app, it is especially valuable in an app centered around reading, so…
  • Apple Joins Instagram, Highlights Photos Shot on iPhone

    Aug 7, 2017, 11:01 am By Ryan Christoffel
    Apple launched an official Instagram account today, @apple. Rather than opting to promote general company news, the primary focus of the account appears to be functioning as an extension of Apple’s long-running ‘Shot on iPhone’ ad campaign. Nearly all of…
  • Steven Levy on Apple Putting Voices in Users’ Heads

    Aug 3, 2017, 1:58 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Last week we reported on a new cochlear implant that was designed to integrate in special ways with an iPhone. This week, Steven Levy has more details for WIRED on the work that went into bringing this product to fruition. To solve the huge problem of…
  • Embracing the Notch

    Aug 2, 2017, 6:31 pm By Federico Viticci
    Max Rudberg played around with some ideas for a future iPhone with a notch in the status bar and a virtual Home button: Apple’s accidental release of the HomePod firmware prompted Steven Throughthon-Smith’s to go digging through and uncovering a lot of…
  • Google Earth Gets a Big iOS Update

    Aug 2, 2017, 11:18 am By John Voorhees
    Google Earth got a big update on the web and Android earlier this year. Today, Google released the same features for the iOS version of the app. The update features four major additions to Google Earth. ‘Voyager’ is designed to help you plan your next trip…
  • AppStories, Episode 16 – Evolving the iMessage App Store

    Aug 2, 2017, 8:47 am By John Voorhees
    On this week's episode of AppStories, we discuss the current shortcomings of the iMessage App Store and what Apple is changing in iOS 11 to address some of its problems. Sponsored by: Timing - Stop worrying about time and focus on doing your best work instead.…
  • Spark for macOS Adds Improved Email Search

    Aug 2, 2017, 8:20 am By John Voorhees
    Search isn’t the forte of many email clients. Too often I find myself resorting to gmail.com or the Gmail app on iOS to find a message because Google’s search is so good. However, a downside of Google’s approach is that it requires you to recall or look…
  • Apple Q3 2017 Results: $45.4 Billion Revenue, 41 Million iPhones, 11.4 Million iPads Sold

    Aug 1, 2017, 4:36 pm By John Voorhees
    Apple has just published its financial results for Q3 2017. The company posted revenue of $45.4 billion. Apple sold 11.4 million iPads, 41 million iPhones, and 4.3 million Macs during the quarter. "With revenue up 7 percent year-over-year, we’re happy to…
  • HomePod’s Firmware and the Next iPhone

    Jul 31, 2017, 9:17 pm By Federico Viticci
    Brian Barrett, writing for Wired on the biggest iPhone scoop in months: When developer Guilherme Rambo saw that Apple had released firmware for the upcoming HomePod speaker, he thought it must have been a mistake. The HomePod doesn't come out until December,…
  • Carpool Karaoke: The Series Launches August 8th

    Jul 31, 2017, 1:01 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Apple announced today that its next original TV series, Carpool Karaoke: The Series, will premiere on August 8th and air new episodes every Tuesday from that point on. Like its first show, Planet of the Apps, Carpool Karaoke will be released exclusively for…
  • Gboard Update Brings YouTube and Maps Integrations

    Jul 31, 2017, 10:31 am By Ryan Christoffel
    One of the best third-party keyboard options on iOS just got better. The latest update for Gboard adds special integrations with two Google services: YouTube and Google Maps. When using Gboard, tapping the G button will now present YouTube and Maps tabs…
  • 1Blocker: Make Safari Browsing Fast, Safe, and Productive [Sponsor]

    Jul 31, 2017, 9:27 am By John Voorhees
    Advertising and trackers have gotten out of hand on many sites. Pages load slowly wasting your time, draining your battery, and using up your mobile data. Even worse, ads sometimes serve up malware to unsuspecting users. To take back control, you need…