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  • Apple Announces September 9 Media Event

    Thu 12:23pm By Federico Viticci
    apple event is sept. 9th pic.twitter.com/xmDPB0Nxqr — alyssa bereznak (@alyssabereznak) August 27, 2015 As first reported by Jim Dalrymple at The Loop, Apple has announced a media event for September 9 in San Francisco: Apple on Thursday sent out invitations…
  • Workflow 1.3 Brings Powerful Widget, Sync, Health Actions, and More

    Thu 12:01pm By Federico Viticci
    Since its debut on the App Store last year, Workflow has established a new paradigm for automation on iOS. By deeply integrating with iOS apps, device hardware and sensors, an array of web services, and advanced actions for scripting and control flows,…
  • Dispatch 3.0 Brings iPad App, Improvements to Actions and Snippets

    Thu 6:39am By Federico Viticci
    Dispatch has long been one of the most powerful email clients for iPhone. Originally released by Clean Shaven Apps in 2013, Dispatch took a unique approach at managing email by relying on integrations with third-party apps, online services, and text snippets.…
  • YouTube Gaming Officially Launches

    Wed 5:07pm By Federico Viticci
    YouTube Gaming, the company's dedicated platform for all things videogames, has officially launched today. From the YouTube blog: YouTube Gaming is your go-to destination for anything and everything gaming because it automatically pulls in all gaming-related…
  • Adobe’s Project Rigel

    Wed 4:36pm By Federico Viticci
    Stephen Shankland, writing for CNET on Adobe's plans for Project Rigel, a new photo editing app for iOS: Photoshop is so well known that the product name is synonymous with photo editing. But the software itself is a success only on personal computers, not…
  • Facebook Starts Testing New ‘M’ Personal Assistant in Messenger

    Wed 2:33pm By Federico Viticci
    Facebook has begun testing M, a new personal assistant built into the Messenger app that can look up information and perform actions on the user's behalf. Wired writes: It won’t take long for Messenger’s users to realize M can accomplish much more than…
  • NewsBlur Adds RSS Feeds for Folders

    Tue 11:18pm By Federico Viticci
    Speaking of useful web services and Slack, here's something I'm now using to make my own news-gathering filters available to others via Slack. NewsBlur, my RSS service of choice (I'll write about it eventually, I promise), has launched support for RSS feeds of…
  • Slack as a Shared Notification Layer

    Tue 11:00pm By Federico Viticci
    I'm looking forward to Nuzzel notifications here. Here's an interesting announcement from the Slack team earlier today: You’ll soon find a button on many of your favorite apps and sites that says “Add to Slack”. Clicking the button will take you to an…
  • iMore’s Apple Music Guide

    Tue 1:09pm By Federico Viticci
    The iMore team has been doing a fantastic job at covering Apple Music and how the service works on various platforms and devices. Last week, they released an eBook version that collects of all their articles in one handy guide, expertly put together by…
  • Apple’s App Search API Validation Tool

    Mon 7:48pm By Federico Viticci
    I haven't seen this linked before – and I certainly didn't see it when I first wrote about iOS 9 search – but Apple has a new validation tool to test websites for App Search, coming with iOS 9 in Spotlight. Apple writes: Test your webpage for iOS 9 Search…
  • Focus: Your Productivity Timer [Sponsor]

    Mon 2:00pm By Federico Viticci
    Focus is a time manager that helps you beat procrastination and work more efficiently. Available on iOS, OS X, and Apple Watch, Focus lets you work in intervals and reminds you to take breaks regularly (based on the Pomodoro Technique). Taking breaks regularly…
  • Elegant Image Watermarking and Resizing with Watermarker 2

    Mon 11:00am By Brett Terpstra
    I'm a bit behind in mentioning it, but Watermarker 2 is out. This Mac app from developer (and former MacStories writer) Don Southard lets you quickly resize and add professional watermarks to batches of photos. It's a great-looking app that elegantly…
  • Instant Hosted Web Pages From Markdown With Loose Leaves

    Aug 21, 2015, 5:00 pm By Brett Terpstra
    Loose Leaves is a handy (free) utility for OS X that takes selected Markdown text from almost any app and instantly creates a web page on the secure Loose Leaves server that you can link to and share. Loose Leaves is available anywhere, and just a hotkey away…
  • Acorn 5: Shape Generators, PDF Import, and More

    Aug 21, 2015, 3:23 pm By Brett Terpstra
    I've been an Acorn user for years now. I first started using it as my primary photo editing tool because I could open, edit, and export a perfectly-optimized web image before Photoshop had finished bouncing in the Dock. Photoshop has improved its launch time…
  • Apple Posts New iPhone Advert: “Apple Pay”

    Aug 21, 2015, 8:16 am By Graham Spencer
    Apple's fourth advert featuring the new "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone" tagline was last night posted online. The new advert, "Apple Pay", naturally focuses on Apple Pay, demonstrating Apple's contactless payment method available on the iPhone 6 in…
  • 1Password 5.5 Brings UI Tweaks and Improvements to Touch ID, Apple Watch App, and Security

    Aug 20, 2015, 11:08 pm By Alex Guyot
    Released today on the App Store, the latest update to our favorite password manager brings some nice minor adjustments. Most of the changes improve the flow and ease of use of the app, and while there aren't any game changers here, numerous tiny annoyances…
  • Dropbox Adds Support for Storing URLs Alongside Files

    Aug 20, 2015, 10:29 pm By Alex Guyot
    Example from the Linked Dropbox Blog post Dropbox yesterday announced a new feature to allow you to drag URLs from websites into your Dropbox folders to store them alongside your files. The feature is available on both the desktop and web versions of dropbox,…
  • Google Photos Will Now Show You Photos and Videos From the Past

    Aug 20, 2015, 8:24 pm By Federico Viticci
    Sean O'Kane at The Verge: The Google Photos app will now serve up cards in the “assistant view” that urge you to “rediscover this day,” and they can include photos, photo collages, or videos. The cards will tell you where you were and who you were with…
  • Recovering Deleted Files and Data from iCloud

    Aug 20, 2015, 8:17 pm By Federico Viticci
    Dan Moren, writing for Six Colors on Apple's new iCloud feature to restore deleted files and data: A few weeks back, I noted that recovering lost files from iCloud required a trip to the web interface. At the time, the only data available for recovery were…
  • Photoflow: An Instagram Client for the Mac

    Aug 20, 2015, 10:00 am By Graham Spencer
    I've been using Instagram (shameless plug) almost since day one, and although I don't post to it that frequently, I do look at my feed on a daily basis. For the most part I've always used the official Instagram client, except for a brief period when I also…
  • The Colors Of An App Icon

    Aug 19, 2015, 6:40 am By Graham Spencer
    Stuart Hall from AppBot has previously written articles about common trends amongst popular apps when it comes to app names, descriptions, screenshots and countries, and he is back today with one about the colors of app icons. Hall was able to extract the…
  • Apple Music Festival Arriving in September for Ten Nights at London’s Roundhouse

    Aug 18, 2015, 3:04 am By Graham Spencer
    Apple today announced that it will host an Apple Music Festival at London's Roundhouse for ten nights running from September 19 through to September 28. Headlining the festival will be performances from Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine…
  • Automatic: Your Smart Driving Assistant on Your Smartphone [Sponsor]

    Aug 17, 2015, 1:12 pm By Federico Viticci
    There’s a mountain of data inside your car waiting to be unleashed, and all you have to do is plug in a quick little connector and download a mobile application. Automatic is a smart driving assistant that plugs into your car's data port and lets you connect…
  • Apple Posts New Apple Music Ads with the Theme of “Discovery”

    Aug 16, 2015, 9:37 pm By Alex Guyot
    Today Apple released three new videos advertising Apple Music, all focused on the discovery aspects of the service. The new tagline debuted in the ads is "All the artists you love and are about to love". While that tagline seems like a bit of a mouthful, I…
  • Zane Lowe Talks Beats 1’s First Weeks

    Aug 16, 2015, 8:20 pm By Federico Viticci
    Good interview with Apple's Zane Lowe on Billboard. Sounds like he's in a charge of a lot of aspects of Beats 1, with Trent Reznor providing overall vision and strategy, and artists having pretty much carte blanche for their own shows. Beats 1 is supposed to…
  • The Rise of (i)Phone Reading

    Aug 16, 2015, 6:53 pm By Federico Viticci
    Jennifer Maloney, writing for The Wall Street Journal last week on the rise of phone reading has some interesting stats regarding the iPhone 6: Since the release of the bigger, sharper iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last September, Apple has seen an increase in the…
  • Browser Fairy Overcomes Browser Commitment Phobia

    Aug 15, 2015, 11:00 am By TJ Luoma
    Browser Fairy allows you to set different browsers to open different links, rather than having to use the same browser for everything. If this sounds familiar, you might be remembering Choosy, which worked as a Preference Pane and did a very similar thing. I…
  • Resolutionator Makes It Easy to Switch Your Mac’s Screen Resolution

    Aug 14, 2015, 3:00 pm By TJ Luoma
    Resolutionator is a handy new utility from the great team at Many Tricks which is the best and easiest way that I have found to quickly switch between different screen resolutions. Why would I need to do this? Well, one of the things I have started doing with…
  • Suspicious Package Lets You Inspect .pkg Files Before You Install Them

    Aug 14, 2015, 12:58 pm By TJ Luoma
    Suspicious Package is a free Quick Look plug-in which allows you to inspect package files (.pkg) on the Mac. Package files on the Mac are awesome, because they can install all of the various files that you need in the right places, and do all of the right…
  • Set Up Your Own OmniFocus Sync Server

    Aug 14, 2015, 9:04 am By TJ Luoma
    The fine folks at The Omni Group offer a free service called, logically enough, the Omni Sync Server. It will sync your OmniFocus and documents from your other Omni* apps. I use and love this service. But what if, for some reason, you don’t want to use…
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