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  • Connected: An Italian Stephen

    Fri 9:25pm By Federico Viticci
    This week, the boys discuss the ever-expanding iPad line and Stephen yells about Yosemite. This week's episode of Connected was recorded before I got my iPad Air 2, and it includes some thoughts on moving from the iPad mini to the larger iPad as well as…
  • distribute()

    Fri 9:19pm By Federico Viticci
    Created by Vlambeer (the indie studio behind Apple Design Award winner Ridiculous Fishing, Luftrausers, and other games), distribute() is a new tool to help game developers keep track of a press list. From the website: distribute() is modelled to save you…
  • Twitterrific 5.8 with Share Sheets

    Thu 3:18pm By Federico Viticci
    Twitterrific, the popular Twitter client by The Iconfactory, was updated this week with support for native iOS 8 share sheets, a new way to search for users when composing a tweet, and other improvements. I've always been impressed by The Iconfactory's…
  • Apple Launches TestFlight Beta Testing for Everyone

    Thu 2:46pm By Federico Viticci
    After unveiling TestFlight beta testing at WWDC and rolling it out for internal testers a few weeks ago, Apple has today opened up TestFlight beta testing for everyone. From the Developer News website: You can now invite up to 1,000 testers to beta test your…
  • Nuzzel for iPad

    Thu 12:00pm By Federico Viticci
    I fell in love with Nuzzel earlier this year: I wanted an app to quickly understand what people I followed were talking about on Twitter, and I came across this simple utility to see popular links in my timeline. As I wrote in my original review: Nuzzel…
  • Google Approaches Email in a New Way with Inbox

    Thu 7:44am By Graham Spencer
    Google yesterday unveiled Inbox, a new email client for Gmail that takes a different approach to email. Google frames Inbox as a product that recognises we now use email in very different ways today, but email (and email clients) have barely changed. Email…
  • 24 Hours with Pixelmator for iPad

    Thu 7:00am By Federico Viticci
    Announced and demoed last week on stage at Apple’s media event, Pixelmator for iPad is a powerful portable rendition of the popular (and award-winning) image editor for Mac. I’m no photographer, and I’m definitely no artist, but I wanted to get my hands…
  • Fantastical 2.2: Interactive Notifications, Share Extension, and Today Widget

    Wed 9:54am By Federico Viticci
    Fantastical, developed by Flexibits, has long been one of my favorite calendar apps for iOS. Since the app's first release over three years ago, I've come to expect my calendar to support natural language input; after the launch of version 2.0 for iPhone,…
  • Maps Connect: Apple’s Tool for Small Businesses to List on Apple Maps

    Wed 7:51am By Graham Spencer
    Greg Sterling of Search Engine Land has a great post that details how small businesses can use Apple's Maps Connect tool to add their business to the Apple Maps database. It isn't a completely new feature, as pointed out by Apple Spotlight, but new features…
  • How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri

    Tue 5:10pm By Federico Viticci
    For most of us, Siri is merely a momentary diversion. But for some, it’s more. My son’s practice conversation with Siri is translating into more facility with actual humans. Yesterday I had the longest conversation with him that I’ve ever had.…
  • iStat Mini

    Tue 3:29pm By Federico Viticci
    Bjango's iStat Menus has been one of my must-have Mac apps for the past four years, but I have to admit that I don't use all of its features. I don't need iStat Menus' comprehensive set of tools to monitor my CPU, fan temperature, or network usage – mostly…
  • Rdio Launches High-Quality Streams, Interactive Notifications on iOS 8

    Tue 3:05pm By Federico Viticci
    Last week, Rdio addressed one of my longstanding criticisms of the service by launching high-quality AAC streams with a 320 kbps option for Unlimited users: Today we’re happy to announce we’ve converted our entire catalog of over 30 million songs to…
  • Apple Pay in Australia

    Tue 11:12am By Federico Viticci
    Beau Giles figured out a way to use Apple Pay, currently limited to the US, in Australia. Essentially, given the right settings and card, Apple Pay will treat the user as an American tourist in another country, with an obvious consequence: Unfortunately, as…
  • iTunes 12′s New Interface

    Tue 10:15am By Federico Viticci
    I find iTunes 12 to be one of the most confusing UIs Apple has ever shipped (it's up there with the Health app for iOS 8). I don't listen to all my music in iTunes, but I like to think that I'm not completely ignorant about the app either. I use it for iTunes…
  • Igloo: An intranet that actually works on your phone [Sponsor]

    Tue 8:30am By Federico Viticci
    Work doesn’t stop when you leave your desk (although most intranet software will have you believe that).   With Igloo’s responsive design, your intranet can be fully optimized for almost any device you’re using. Manage tasks, share status updates,…
  • Apple Pay FAQ and Apps

    Mon 9:33pm By Federico Viticci
    Earlier today, Apple posted two support documents detailing frequently asked questions about Apple Pay and the security and privacy of the service. From the FAQ: When I’m paying in a store using my debit card in Apple Pay, should I choose Credit or Debit on…
  • Apple Pay Demos

    Mon 9:08pm By Federico Viticci
    Apple Pay, the company's new payment system for iPhones and iPads, rolled out in the US today with iOS 8.1, and Kyle Russell has a nice demo video of the feature in action: Holding my thumb to Touch ID and my phone to the payment terminal, it took about a…
  • Apple Q4 2014 Results: $42.1 Billion Revenue, 39.3 Million iPhones, 12.3 Million iPads Sold

    Mon 8:56pm By Graham Spencer
    Apple has published their Q4 2014 financial results for the quarter that ended September 27, 2014. The company posted revenue of $42.1 billion. The company sold 12.3 million iPads, 39.3 million iPhones, and 5.5 million Macs, earning a quarterly net profit of…
  • Yosemite HIG

    Mon 8:49pm By Federico Viticci
    I missed the updated OS X Yosemite Human Interface Guidelines document when it was posted by Apple last week following the public release of the OS. Here's an excerpt from the introduction: People love OS X because it gives them the tools and environment they…
  • Apple Releases iOS 8.1 – Here’s What’s New

    Mon 12:58pm By Federico Viticci
    Following an official announcement at a media event last week, Apple today released iOS 8.1, the first major update to iOS 8, which was originally launched in September. As Apple's Craig Federighi noted last week, Apple uses the launch of major new versions of…
  • Spotify Announces Family Subscriptions

    Mon 10:05am By Federico Viticci
    From the Spotify blog: Are you currently sharing your Spotify account with the entire family? Want to keep your 60s soul classics playlist separate from your kids’ Frozen soundtrack and save money in the process? Well, great news! With Spotify Family you can…
  • The Utility of Twitter Cards

    Sat 10:04pm By Federico Viticci
    The Audio Card is the latest entry in Twitter’s line-up of interactive cards. The feature was announced earlier this week by Twitter, with SoundCloud being the first partner: The world’s most influential musicians and media producers already share unique…
  • Full Video of Jony Ive at Vanity Fair Summit

    Oct 17, 2014, 10:05 pm By Federico Viticci
    The full video of Jony Ive's appearance at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit has been posted online (via The Tech Block). In addition to lessons Ive learned from Steve Jobs, this video contains several interesting reflections on the creative process at…
  • Retina iMac Questions Answered

    Oct 17, 2014, 3:41 pm By Federico Viticci
    There's a lot to consider about Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K Display. Marco Arment has a comparison of the new iMac vs. the Mac Pro (on paper) – here's what he writes about 4K and 5K displays: This difference is much bigger than it sounds. It’s the…
  • A Look at the New Mac mini

    Oct 17, 2014, 3:20 pm By Federico Viticci
    Brian Stucki of Macminicolo: For home users, the increased Graphics will be a very welcomed upgrade. In a data center, that will be useful for those who process a lot of images and will likely help when screen sharing. (Speaking of screen sharing, these HDMI…
  • iCloud Drive: What Is It, How It Works & Its Fundamental Problem

    Oct 17, 2014, 12:42 pm By Graham Spencer
    With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is introducing a new feature of iCloud: iCloud Drive. Apple bills it as a feature that will let you: ...safely store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document in iCloud. Documents you…
  • Extensibility and Automation Changes in OS X Yosemite

    Oct 17, 2014, 9:29 am By Alex Guyot
    The headline making news of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, released yesterday as a free update on the Mac App Store, is that it brings an extensive UI overhaul, modernizing the look of Apple’s desktop operating system to fit in with the design language pioneered by…
  • Adobe Releases Aperture Import Tool for Lightroom

    Oct 17, 2014, 8:29 am By Graham Spencer
    MacRumors: The free plugin, which can be downloaded from Adobe's site, will make it simple for Aperture users to migrate their libraries into Lightroom, a task that takes quite a bit of time to do manually. It is available only for Mac users and requires…
  • The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

    Oct 17, 2014, 8:17 am By Graham Spencer
    At Apple's media event yesterday, Apple unveiled a new high-end iMac that includes a Retina 5K display. Starting at US$2499 it includes the 5K display with a resolution of 5120x2880, a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive and an…
  • “Aqua’s All Grown Up”

    Oct 16, 2014, 10:14 pm By Federico Viticci
    I don't agree with all of it, but Stephen published a great review of Yosemite's interface changes today. At this point, I’m not sure referring to Yosemite’s UI as Aqua is even correct. If Aqua defines the structures and underlying philosophies that shape…
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