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  • Steam Link Rejected by App Review

    Fri 12:01pm By John Voorhees
    A couple of weeks ago we reported that Valve was preparing to release an app called Steam Link that would allow gamers to stream Steam games to an Apple TV or iOS device over a fast WiFi or Ethernet network. The app was set to debut this week, but it was…
  • Game Day: Pocket Run Pool

    Thu 4:42pm By John Voorhees
    Zach Gage has earned a reputation by taking time-tested but tired classic games and reinventing them for mobile. Past hits from Gage like Flip Flop Solitaire, Really Bad Chess, and Typeshift zero in on what is fun about classic games and add a twist that…
  • Connected, Episode 194: Strike a Better Balance

    Thu 11:46am By Federico Viticci
    Myke and Federico talk about Spark 2, Castro 3, and Ticci's big article about his Second Life. If you want to hear Myke and I discuss my story from yesterday, you don't want to miss this week's Connected. You can listen here. Sponsored by: PDFpen 10, from…
  • Apple’s Emoji Search Is Bad

    Thu 10:38am By Federico Viticci
    Emojipedia's Jeremy Burge, following a series of tests with emoji search, a built-in macOS feature that still isn't available on iOS: Prior to macOS Sierra’s release in September 2016, emoji search for Mac was the opposite: general terms wouldn’t return…
  • Obscura 2 Review: An Approachable Manual Camera App with Tasteful Filters

    Thu 10:07am By John Voorhees
    I enjoy taking lots of photos. Over the years, I’ve dabbled with DSLRs, but more often than not these days, I use my iPhone because it’s always nearby. I’ve historically used Apple’s built-in Camera app. It has the advantage of being available from the…
  • Illustration in the iOS 11 App Store

    Wed 8:09pm By Federico Viticci
    Khoi Vinh, writing about one of my favorite aspects of the iOS 11 App Store: Apple’s dramatically redesigned App Store got a decent amount of attention when it debuted last year with iOS 11, but its unique success as a hybrid of product design and editorial…
  • The Apple Watch Has Found a Surprisingly Useful Home With Everyone That Works on Their Feet

    Wed 7:39pm By Federico Viticci
    Speaking of the Apple Watch becoming an essential everyday device, Mike Murphy published a fascinating story at Quartz: You might’ve noticed that the person who took your order at the bar, brought you the shoes you wanted to try on, or perhaps even patted…
  • Second Life: Rethinking Myself Through Exercise, Mindfulness, and Gratitude

    Wed 11:00am By Federico Viticci
    "There's something in your latest scan that we need to double check." Here's what I've learned about cancer as a survivor: even once you're past it, and despite doctors' reassurances that you should go back to your normal life, it never truly leaves you. It…
  • Apple Debuts New Data and Privacy Website in Europe Ahead of GDPR Effective Date

    Wed 9:13am By John Voorhees
    Today, Apple unveiled a new data and privacy website to comply with the European Union’s GDPR legislation that goes into effect on May 25th. The site allows users to copy and correct personally identifiable information associated with their Apple IDs and…
  • AppStories, Episode 56 – Controlling The Time Spent on Your iPhone

    Tue 2:50pm By John Voorhees
    On this week's episode of AppStories, we talk about managing time spent on smartphones, including what manufacturers like Apple and Google are doing to address the issue, what users can do, and how we deal with being on our iPhones too much. Sponsored by:…
  • Apple Confirms WWDC Keynote for June 4

    Tue 12:45pm By Ryan Christoffel
    In mid-March Apple announced that WWDC 2018 would take place the first week in June, and today the company confirmed that, following past tradition, the keynote for that conference will take place on June 4 at 10:00am Pacific. Apple announces June 4 WWDC…
  • A Redesigned 1Password 7 for Mac Enhances Watchtower and Adds Flexibility to Vaults, App Login…

    Tue 12:00pm By John Voorhees
    AgileBits has released 1Password 7 for Mac, a significant update that is free to subscribers but also available as a standalone download. I’ve used 1Password since I started using a Mac. The app has always been the best way to store passwords for websites,…
  • ‘Day One in Depth’ Is a New Video Course from The Sweet Setup

    Tue 10:01am By Ryan Christoffel
    Following its recent courses on Things and Ulysses, today The Sweet Setup has launched a new 'Day One in Depth' video course aimed at helping you become an expert of the popular journaling app. A major strength of Day One is its flexibility – it's…
  • Spark 2 Hands-On: Email for Teams with App Integrations

    Tue 9:00am By Federico Viticci
    I've made no secret of my complicated relationship with email over the years. While I'm always trying to optimize my email setup and finding new ways to spend as little time managing email as possible (for instance, I let SaneBox categorize emails on my…
  • Gemini Photos Declutters Your Photo Library

    Tue 6:36am By John Voorhees
    MacPaw has released a brand new iPhone app that takes the ideas from Gemini 2, the company’s duplicate file finder on the Mac, and applies them to your iOS photo library. Gemini Photos uses an algorithm to analyze your photos that suggests the ones you…
  • The Power Mac G4 Line

    Mon 1:38pm By Stephen Hackett
    The tower form factor may be a thing of the past, at least until the new Mac Pro shows up next year, but for years, if you needed the most powerful and flexible machine money could buy, the Power Mac was the only way to go. For almost five years, the heart of…
  • Castro 3 Review: The Castro You’ve Always Wanted

    Mon 12:00pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Castro has long been one of the premier podcast clients on iOS, and its excellent version 2 – with an innovative triage system and delight-inducing design touches – helped solidify it as such. Those strengths in 2.0, however, were mitigated in part by the…
  • Regain Control of Your Inbox with SaneBox’s Customizable Tools [Sponsor]

    Mon 11:01am By John Voorhees
    At its core, SaneBox is about making sure that only your most important messages hit your inbox. Other messages are safely stored in automated folders like the @SaneLater, @SaneBulk, and @SaneNews folders for reviewing later. But email sorting is just the tip…
  • Google Introduces YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Subscription Services, Retires YouTube Red…

    May 17, 2018, 12:59 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Google seems to have an affinity for constantly rebranding its products, and today is the latest example of that. Soon, YouTube Red will be replaced by the more costly $11.99/month YouTube Premium service – the good news is that Premium members will get all…
  • Connected, Episode 193: They Belong to the World Now

    May 17, 2018, 12:29 pm By Federico Viticci
    The future of third-party Twitter apps looks grim, but is it the end of the road? What makes an upgrade worthy of a price tag? Do class action lawsuits even matter? Should you use AirPods on planes? Does anyone like show descriptions written as hypothetical…
  • Apple Updates Its Website for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

    May 17, 2018, 10:36 am By John Voorhees
    Apple has updated its homepage and accessibility webpage to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The event, which Apple has marked in a variety of ways over the years, was created to promote access to technology and foster inclusion for people with…
  • Apple Announces ‘Everyone Can Code’ Partnership with Schools for Blind and Deaf Students

    May 17, 2018, 9:04 am By John Voorhees
    In March, Apple lead a Swift Playgrounds course at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Today, which is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple announced that is partnering with schools in California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, and…
  • Twitter Announces New End-of-Life Date for APIs and Pricing That Affects Third-Party Apps

    May 16, 2018, 4:40 pm By John Voorhees
    In April, Twitter delayed a transition to a new API that was expected to have a significant impact on third-party Twitter clients like Twitterrific and Tweetbot. The delay came in the wake of an outcry from users of third-party Twitter clients prompted by…
  • Tweetbot 3 for Mac Review

    May 15, 2018, 12:34 pm By John Voorhees
    Tapbots has released Tweetbot 3 for Mac, which overhauls the app’s design, provides greater flexibility to manage multiple columns and navigate different parts of Twitter, and includes a dark mode. For the first time since it was introduced in 2012, Tapbots…
  • AppStories, Episode 55 – iOS System Apps Wish List

    May 15, 2018, 8:03 am By John Voorhees
    On this week's episode of AppStories, we discuss their wishes for Apple’s iOS system apps. Sponsored by: iMazing - Manage your iPhone. Your way. Try iMazing for free and use this link before June 1st for 30% off if you decide to buy.
  • HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer™ for Mac [Sponsor]

    May 14, 2018, 10:47 am By John Voorhees
    Clear away the clutter with HazeOver for Mac. It’s the distraction dimmer that helps you concentrate on one thing at a time by reducing visual clutter on your Mac’s screen. HazeOver dims everything on your screen except the window you’re working in,…
  • Apollo 1.2 Is Packed With Redditors’ Feature Requests

    May 10, 2018, 12:41 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Today a big update launched for Apollo, the Reddit client for iOS that I once said "may just be the best designed social feed app I've ever used." Version 1.2 isn't focused so much on major new features, but instead a huge wealth of small improvements based on…
  • Apple Cancels Data Center Project in Ireland

    May 10, 2018, 8:30 am By John Voorhees
    In 2015, Apple announced plans to build a data center in Athenry, Ireland. The facility was designed to run on renewable energy like other data centers Apple operates around the globe. However, the Irish project ran into problems from the start. According to…
  • Valve Announces Game and Video Streaming Apps for iOS and Android

    May 9, 2018, 5:15 pm By John Voorhees
    Valve has announced that during the week of May 21st, it will release Steam Link, an iOS app that allows gamers to stream Steam games over wired Ethernet or 5GHz wireless networks to an Apple TV or iOS device. The app will support the Steam Controller and MFi…
  • Google Introduces News App for iOS to Replace Newsstand

    May 9, 2018, 1:13 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Yesterday at the keynote for Google's I/O developer conference, the company introduced a News app launching soon for iOS and Android, which will replace the existing Google Play Newsstand app. The app is rolling out some time in the next week, but here are the…