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  • Apple’s Data Collection in iOS 10

    10:22am By Federico Viticci
    Ina Fried, writing for Recode, got more details from Apple on how the company will be collecting new data from iOS 10 devices using differential privacy. First, it sounds like differential privacy will be applied to specific domains of data collection new in…
  • Game Day: SEQ

    8:58am By John Voorhees
    SEQ is a number sequencing puzzle game from 1Button with 280 levels. The premise is simple – each level is a series of squares laid out in a pattern. There are colored squares with numbers in them and grey squares with zeros in them. Your job is to trace a…
  • Tweetbot 4.4 Brings Timeline Filters

    Thu 7:23pm By Federico Viticci
    With an update launching today on the App Store, Tweetbot is adding the ability to filter timelines – any timeline within the app – by specific types of content. I didn't fully grasp the benefit of filters at first – they looked like another way to…
  • Remaster, Episode 12: E3 2016

    Thu 11:40am By Federico Viticci
    Just back from E3 2016, Shahid shares his personal history with E3, and gives the lowdown on what was announced this year. Shahid did an amazing job telling his E3 stories in the latest episode of Remaster. You can listen here. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Enter…
  • Dropbox Adds Scanning Feature to iOS App

    Wed 1:23pm By Federico Viticci
    Alongside some welcome improvements to their desktop client, Dropbox announced today they're adding a document scanning feature to their iOS app: With document scanning, you can now use the Dropbox mobile app to capture and organize scans from whiteboards,…
  • Connected, Episode 96: Simplified the Paradigm

    Wed 8:15am By Federico Viticci
    With post-WWDC flu raging throughout Europe, most of the Connected crew talks about the winners and losers of WWDC including watchOS, macOS Sierra and the iPad. I couldn't join Myke and Stephen for Connected yesterday – I'm still recovering – but they had…
  • Marble: A Portable 2-in-1 USB-C Dock & Charger [Sponsor]

    Wed 8:12am By Federico Viticci
    Marble by Mofily is a portable 2-in-1 USB-C docking & charging station that can expand USB-C to HDMI, DisplayPort, 4x USB, MicroSD, and charge 4x devices simultaneously with a built-in 60w AC adapter. Marble offers a single compact way to connect multiple…
  • Twitter Releases Tweet Analytics App Engage

    Tue 4:49pm By John Voorhees
    It’s easy to make fun of Engage, the analytics app launched by Twitter today. Using terminology like engagement, influencers, and verified users, Twitter isn’t doing itself any favors. But here’s the thing, Twitter is different things to different…
  • Microsoft Flow Adds iOS App

    Tue 11:26am By John Voorhees
    Back in April, Microsoft jumped into web service automation with the introduction of Flow, a business-oriented, Zapier and IFTTT-like service for creating workflows that connects disparate web services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Slack, Mailchimp, GitHub,…
  • The Iconfactory Celebrates Its Twentieth Anniversary

    Mon 7:47pm By John Voorhees
    The Iconfactory is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week with a special website that shows off the evolution of its website, icon, and animations through the years, chronicles major events in the company's history, and much more. I got a sneak peak at the…
  • Apple’s ‘Differential Privacy’ and Your Data

    Mon 4:39pm By Federico Viticci
    Andy Greenberg, writing for Wired, has a good explanation of differential privacy: Differential privacy, translated from Apple-speak, is the statistical science of trying to learn as much as possible about a group while learning as little as possible about any…
  • WWDC 2016 Developer Reactions: The MacStories Interviews

    Mon 12:26pm By John Voorhees
    Over the course of WWDC I recorded interviews with fifteen developers and other people from the Apple community (sixteen including one pre-WWDC interview) about their reactions to the announcements made at WWDC and their work. The interviews, which are…
  • On iPad Features (Or Lack Thereof) at WWDC 2016

    Mon 11:26am By Federico Viticci
    In my iOS 10 Wishes story from April1, I wrote: I heard from multiple sources a few weeks ago that some iPad-only features will be shipped in 10.x updates following the release of iOS 10 in the Fall. I wouldn't be surprised if some iPad changes and feature…
  • Game Day: Human Resource Machine

    Jun 18, 2016, 11:16 am By John Voorhees
    With WWDC just finished, I figured what better game to try than Human Resource Machine, a puzzle game with a development angle that has been available on the Mac and Windows since last Fall, but just debuted on iOS earlier this month. Human Resource starts out…
  • TestFlight Update Allows Developers to Push iOS 10 Betas

    Jun 17, 2016, 7:31 pm By Federico Viticci
    Chance Miller, writing for 9to5Mac: Following the release of the first developer beta of iOS 10 earlier this week, Apple today has update TestFlight with support for the latest iOS version. As announced on the company’s developer website, developers are now…
  • App Launching on Apple Watch

    Jun 15, 2016, 6:51 pm By Alex Guyot
    Conrad Stoll: The significance of complications being the best way to launch apps is why swiping between watch faces is so valuable. It allows users to literally switch their context on the Apple Watch. One day this could presumably happen automatically, but…
  • iOS 10: Our Complete Overview

    Jun 15, 2016, 11:00 am By Alex Guyot
    At yesterday morning's keynote event in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Apple took the wraps off of the latest revision of their mobile operating system. The tenth version of iOS opens up the system to a bold new world of integrations, APIs, and surprising…
  • Netflix for iOS Updated with Picture in Picture Support

    Jun 14, 2016, 3:05 pm By Alex Guyot
    I'll give this one a "finally". It's been months since Netflix competitors like Hulu and HBO Now have been updated to support iOS 9's excellent picture in picture feature, and now the most popular streaming service has followed suit on the day after iOS 10 was…
  • App Review Guidelines: The Comic Book

    Jun 14, 2016, 2:39 pm By Alex Guyot
    Well this is an odd one. Yesterday after the 2016 Apple Design Awards, Apple handed out to attendees a physical comic book titled "App Review Guidelines: The Comic Book". The comic is 36 pages long, and presumably is being used to try to drum up interest in…
  • Safari 10 Will Disable Flash and Other Legacy Plug-Ins by Default

    Jun 14, 2016, 2:12 pm By Alex Guyot
    Announced this morning on WebKit.org, the new version of Safari shipping with macOS Sierra this Fall is going to disable legacy plug-ins such as Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime by default. From the WebKit blog post: The WebKit project in particular…
  • Connected, Episode 95: RelayCon WWDC 2016

    Jun 14, 2016, 11:27 am By Federico Viticci
    The Relay FM family comes together in San Francisco to discuss the WWDC announcements, in front of a live audience. Last night in San Francisco, we recorded a very special episode of Connected featuring multiple segments – with some fantastic co-hosts – on…
  • Apple Announces macOS Sierra

    Jun 14, 2016, 10:54 am By Alex Guyot
    In yesterday's keynote to kick off this year's WWDC, Apple announced the newest version of their Mac operating system. The most obvious change here is in the name, which, for the first time in over a decade, no longer includes OS X. Instead, rebranded to match…
  • Apple Announces watchOS 3

    Jun 13, 2016, 10:27 pm By Alex Guyot
    Apple this morning announced watchOS 3, the next version of the Apple Watch's operating system, at their WWDC keynote event. A big focus of the release revolved around much needed speed improvements throughout the system, but the announcements also emphasized…
  • 2016 Apple Design Award Winners Announced

    Jun 13, 2016, 8:43 pm By John Voorhees
    Each year at WWDC, Apple celebrates developers and the very best apps on its platforms with the Apple Design Awards. These award-winning apps are held up by Apple as raising the bar in design, technology, and innovation. Each app combines rich functionality…
  • tvOS Updates for Developers

    Jun 13, 2016, 6:59 pm By Alex Guyot
    Also included in today's tvOS announcements was the introduction of several new developer APIs for tvOS apps. These APIs are available for developers immediately through the tvOS developer beta, so users will hopefully be able to start seeing their benefits in…
  • In New tvOS, Apple Allows Game Developers to Require MFi Controllers

    Jun 13, 2016, 6:08 pm By Alex Guyot
    In Apple's updated Apple TV developer documentation for the new version of tvOS coming this Fall, one line in particular has stuck out to developers in the document about MFi Game Controllers: When designing a tvOS game, you may require the use of an MFi game…
  • iOS 10 Beta Allows Most Built-In Apple Apps to be Deleted

    Jun 13, 2016, 5:40 pm By Alex Guyot
    Earlier today, TechCrunch reported that many of Apple's built-in apps were starting to show up as separate downloads in the App Store. One big implication of this is that it will allow Apple to update these apps independently of full iOS system updates. With…
  • Apple Posts WWDC 2016 Keynote Event Video

    Jun 13, 2016, 5:20 pm By Alex Guyot
    For anyone who missed the live stream, Apple has now posted the full two hour video from this morning's WWDC keynote online. At WWDC we made lots of major announcements. iOS 10 is our biggest release yet, with incredible features in Messages and an all-new…
  • Apple Introduces the Next Version of tvOS

    Jun 13, 2016, 5:04 pm By Alex Guyot
    At today's WWDC keynote event, Apple introduced the newest features set to come to their tvOS operating system this fall. Among the marquee features of the release are improved Siri functionalities, single sign-on, new developer APIs, a brand new Apple TV…
  • Igloo: An Intranet You’ll Actually Like [Sponsor]

    Jun 13, 2016, 2:29 am By Federico Viticci
    We all struggle with productivity. We are constantly pressured to accomplish more, and to do it quicker. There is no one definitive way to accomplish that, and we have all devised our own little method to make things work. At Igloo, they think your way is the…