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  • Revisions for Dropbox: Take Control of Your Dropbox History

    10:51am By Brett Terpstra
    Revisions for Dropbox I was excited to discover Revisions For Dropbox, a Mac app for viewing a history of changes for any file or folder in your Dropbox account. I'd been looking for precisely this solution, and it didn't disappoint. Revisions is a menu bar…
  • Weather Line Updated for iOS 8, iPhone 6

    Thu 6:20pm By Federico Viticci
    I first reviewed Weather Line in October 2013. As I wrote: I see Weather Line as a combination of a casual weather app for the average user like me and a more advanced solution for the data nerd who wants to know numbers and other weather stats. By sitting…
  • John Gruber on the Apple Watch Interaction Model

    Thu 5:29pm By Federico Viticci
    Watch mode is where you take quick glances at information and notifications; app mode is where you go to “do something”. Watch mode is where most people will spend the majority — perhaps the overwhelming majority — of their time using Apple Watch. App…
  • Apple Highlights Apps for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

    Thu 4:46pm By Federico Viticci
    To celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has launched a section on the App Store highlighting apps that implement accessible features and technologies (via Steven Aquino). The section is available here and it includes apps such as Instapaper…
  • Mark Gurman on Dual-App Viewing Mode Coming to iPad

    Thu 4:27pm By Federico Viticci
    I don't usually write about rumors, but the latest report from Mark Gurman on dual-app viewing mode possibly coming to iPad with iOS 9 is too exciting for me to resist a link. Gurman reports: Sources now say that Apple plans to show off the side-by-side…
  • Rewind: Location-Based Time Tracker for iPhone

    Thu 8:55am By Federico Viticci
    I've always been interested in tracking my location and how I use my time. I'm a highly visual person, and the ability to see where my time is being spent helps me optimize my schedule and tweak my habits accordingly. Unfortunately, polished and full-featured…
  • Apple Watch and Continuous Computing

    Wed 11:02pm By Federico Viticci
    Ben Thompson, writing about Apple Watch and Siri: Moreover, the Watch may even help Apple to rival Google when it comes to Siri and the cloud: the best way to improve a service like Siri is to have millions of customers using it constantly, and I for one have…
  • Spotify Announces Shows, New ‘Now’ Section, and ‘Running’ Mode

    Wed 4:26pm By Federico Viticci
    At a press event held earlier today, Spotify announced a series of initiatives to bring new media content to the service with audio and video shows, a new recommendation section, and Running, a feature to help runners listen to songs dynamically matched to…
  • Connected: Nose Scrolling: I Do Not Condone This

    Wed 10:08am By Federico Viticci
    This week the Europeans are joined by Sam Soffes to follow up on Redacted for Mac, before discussing Federico's thoughts on the Apple Watch. If you're curious to hear my first impressions about the Apple Watch after six days with the device, this week's…
  • Igloo: an Intranet You’ll Actually Like [Sponsor]

    Tue 3:34pm By Federico Viticci
    Why invest in the latest, sleekest devices if you are going to use them to stare at an intranet website that looks like it was built in the 90’s? With Igloo, you don’t have to be stuck at your desk to do your work. Your favourite Intranet is also mobile.…
  • Apple Releases Watch OS 1.0.1

    Tue 1:00pm By Federico Viticci
    Apple has released the first update for Watch OS today, bringing a variety of improvements for Siri, third-party apps, and fitness features on Apple Watch. In the first update since the device's launch, Apple highlights improved performance for measuring stand…
  • PCalc for Apple Watch

    Tue 10:39am By Federico Viticci
    For a few months now, I've been using PCalc as my only calculator and currency converter on iOS. As I wrote last year after the release of the app's iOS 8 update, the ability to customize layouts and have fast access from Notification Center lets me launch…
  • The Accessibility of Apple Watch Bands

    Tue 10:33am By Steven Aquino
    Last summer, I wrote an article for iMore in which I stress the importance of looking at hardware in accessibility terms. I wrote, in part: Assessing the kinesthetic, tactile value of using an iPhone or iPad is just as important as assessing the software it…
  • Apple Refreshes 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch Trackpad & Introduces Lower Priced Retina iMac

    Tue 9:19am By Graham Spencer
    Apple today refreshed the 15-inch MacBook Pro, bringing the Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life and more powerful graphics performance to the product line. The changes come after the 13-inch MacBook Pro was upgraded earlier this…
  • Virtual: I Don’t Know How to Play This Game Anymore

    Mon 8:05pm By Federico Viticci
    This week Federico and Myke discuss Oculus Rift hardware requirements, Pokemon characters in Minecraft, the Volume level editor, Lifeline for iOS, and the Mario Kart 8 DLC. Plenty of links in last week's episode of Virtual. I'll have more about the interesting…
  • “For the Apple Watch, There’s No Place Like Home”

    Mon 6:52pm By Federico Viticci
    Imagine trying to explain this to your grandmother: if you want to get back home, press this button, unless you’re reading an email or listening to a voicemail, in which case you should press the same button three times, but slowly. (But not so slowly that…
  • The Discreet Watch

    Mon 5:50pm By Federico Viticci
    Your Apple Watch becomes the most discreet way to stay connected when at fancy events, or anywhere really. My wife and I no longer need to check if the babysitter is trying to reach us — our Apple Watch will tap us if she is. There’s essentially no reason…
  • Stephen Hackett on Apple Watch Faces

    Mon 5:32pm By Federico Viticci
    I’ve been wearing my Apple Watch for a couple of weeks, and while I’m still churning on my review, I wanted to share my thoughts on the ten watch faces that come with the device. While having so many options is great, many of the faces have frustrating…
  • Mobile First

    Sun 7:24pm By Federico Viticci
    Second, a smartphone knows much more than a PC did. There’s an old computer science saying that a computer should never ask you a question that it should be able to work out the answer to; a smartphone can work out much more. It can see who your friends…
  • Alternote Review: Minimalist Markdown Evernote App for OS X

    May 15, 2015, 6:10 am By Charlie Sorrel
    Alternote Alternote for the Mac is like Evernote for the Mac, done right. It dumps many of Evernote’s advanced “features,” focusing on note-taking and note-using instead. If you ever get frustrated by Evernote’s bloat, Alternote is your answer. Best of…
  • Facebook Instant Karma

    May 14, 2015, 5:45 pm By Federico Viticci
    MG Siegler on Instant Articles, Facebook's initiative for native articles that was rolled out yesterday: So rather than wait around for the web browsers to catch up, Facebook is taking action. And, by the way, they’re hardly the first to do this. Isn’t…
  • Connected: All Fancy And 2.0

    May 14, 2015, 4:48 pm By Federico Viticci
    This week, the guys talk about the state of the Mac App Store and share their hopes and dreams for iOS 9. On this week's Connected, we talked about the Mac App Store following Sam Soffes' experience with Redacted, and we used my iOS 9 wish list as a jumping…
  • Inclusive Toolkit: Tools for iOS & OS X App Accessibility

    May 14, 2015, 4:36 pm By Federico Viticci
    Sally Shepard has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Inclusive Toolkit, a set of tools to help developers make iOS & OS X apps inclusive and accessible. From the project's page: The common difficulties around implementing inclusive concepts in apps are a…
  • Sunrise Launches ‘Meet’, a Custom Keyboard to Schedule Meetings

    May 14, 2015, 10:00 am By Federico Viticci
    Sunrise's Meet in Messages, Safari, and the Sunrise app. When I first tried Meet, Sunrise's latest addition to their popular calendar app, I didn't think it made much sense as a custom keyboard. Now, a few months later, Meet has become my favorite way to check…
  • Horizon 3: Calendar + Weather

    May 13, 2015, 11:33 am By Federico Viticci
    Originally released in early 2013, Horizon was a calendar app developed by Kyle Rosenbluth that integrated local weather forecasts with your calendar, giving you a more contextual representation of events that contained location information. Today, Horizon 3…
  • Facebook Introduces Instant Articles

    May 13, 2015, 10:19 am By Graham Spencer
    Late yesterday Facebook launched Instant Articles, a new feature for Facebook's iPhone app that will allow select media partners including the New York Times, National Geographic and BuzzFeed to publish articles on Facebook itself. For users, the big advantage…
  • Pedometer++ Hits One Million Downloads

    May 11, 2015, 11:03 am By Federico Viticci
    David Smith, on his app Pedometer++ hitting one million downloads on the App Store: Pedometer++ has become one of the most important apps in my portfolio and probably the app I’m now most widely known for. It also carries with it an attribute that I’ve…
  • No Ecosystem Is an Island: Google, Microsoft, Facebook & Adobe’s iOS Apps

    May 11, 2015, 10:00 am By Graham Spencer
    Apple doesn't make a single Android or Windows Phone app, and makes barely anything for Windows. But Apple's reluctance to develop on other platforms hasn't stopped Google and Microsoft from bringing their own apps across to iOS. That shouldn't be any surprise…
  • NYT Now: Your Guide to the News [Sponsor]

    May 11, 2015, 9:10 am By Federico Viticci
    Never know what news is the most important to read about? Do you spend too much time searching your social media accounts looking for reliable news? Head to the App Store and download NYT Now for free. NYT Now is the fastest way to get caught up with the news,…
  • Apple Announces New Environmental Initiatives in China

    May 11, 2015, 3:28 am By Graham Spencer
    In a press release from earlier today, Apple announced two new environmental initiatives in China. The first is a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund to increase the amount of responsibly managed forests in China, aiming to protect as much as 1 million…
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