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  • Doo Adds Task Collaboration, Checklists in Version 2.0

    Thu 3:58pm By Jake Underwood
    When I wrote about Doo over a year ago, I called its methodology “daring and bold,” a sentiment expressed primarily due to its sparse interface and few features. Although I found its straightforwardness endearing, those looking for a more robust task…
  • Annotable 2.0 Adds Deep Customization Features

    Thu 1:38pm By John Voorhees
    Annotable, an image annotation app from developer Ling Wang, received a major update yesterday. Version 2.0 of the app is all about customization. From the tools that appear when you open the app, to the formatting of text added to an image, Annotable gives…
  • Prizmo Go Review: Smarter OCR with the iPhone’s Camera

    Thu 12:30pm By Federico Viticci
    I've long been using Prizmo to quickly extract text contained in photos using the iPhone's camera. Developed by Creaceed, Prizmo has always stood out among iOS scanner apps thanks to its accurate and fast OCR. While most scanner apps focus on digitizing…
  • App Camp for Girls is Coming to Chicago

    Thu 11:38am By John Voorhees
    App Camp for Girls is making a big jump geographically this summer. The camp for middle schoolers who self-identify as female, trans (regardless of identity), or gender non-conforming, was founded in 2013 by Jean MacDonald and Grey Osten in Portland, Oregon to…
  • iPad Diaries: DEVONthink’s New Advanced Automation

    Thu 10:30am By Federico Viticci
    iPad Diaries is a regular series about using the iPad as a primary computer. You can find more installments here and subscribe to the dedicated RSS feed. When I covered DEVONthink To Go in the first iPad Diaries column back in February, I briefly mentioned the…
  • Rogue Amoeba Releases Airfoil Satellite TV for the Apple TV

    Wed 10:15am By John Voorhees
    Airfoil by Rogue Amoeba is a Mac app that lets you stream audio from a Mac to multiple connected devices using technologies like Bluetooth and AirPlay. I reviewed version 5 of Airfoil last year, and was impressed with its ability to stream audio to every…
  • Connected, Episode 139: Artisanally-Raised, Hand-Crafted Yaks

    Tue 4:30pm By Federico Viticci
    Casey Liss comes to set Federico straight about Plex in a new segment called Follow-on. Then, Stephen and Federico talk about Apple's recent environmental push, the changes coming to the iTunes Affiliate Program and AppStories, Federico's new podcast and…
  • Latest iWork Updates Bring Back Previously-Removed Numbers Features

    Tue 2:51pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Apple released updates to its iWork suite across iOS and macOS today. The changes largely consist of bug fixes and stability improvements, but a couple of notable improvements were made to Numbers. In the last big update for Numbers, a new cell action menu was…
  • Day One Offers Printed Journals

    Tue 11:48am By John Voorhees
    Day One has evolved over the years into one of the premier journaling apps on iOS. The app lets you combine your words with images, weather data, location information, and even your step count to create a highly-personalized journal. Now, you can preserve your…
  • Apple Launches Store Redesign and Today at Apple Program

    Tue 11:08am By John Voorhees
    Apple announced a major redesign of its retail stores today. The changes combine alterations to the physical space of some stores as well as a new series of events called ‘Today at Apple.’ The 100 largest Apple Stores will be redesigned to include live…
  • Apple Cuts Affiliate Commissions on Apps and In-App Purchases

    Mon 1:23pm By John Voorhees
    Today, Apple announced that it is reducing the commissions it pays on apps and In-App Purchases from 7% to 2.5% effective May 1st. The iTunes Affiliate Program pays a commission from Apple's portion of the sale of apps and other media when a purchase is made…
  • AppStories, Episode 2: Setting Up a New iOS Device

    Mon 9:44am By Federico Viticci
    On this week's episode of AppStories, we discuss setting up a new iOS device, whether we do a clean install with new iOS releases, the first apps we install, and we share some tips and tricks to make the process easier. Sponsored by: Streaks – The to-do list…
  • Tweetbot 4.6 Brings Image Support in DMs, New Compose UI for Replies

    Sat 2:54pm By Federico Viticci
    The new compose UI for replies in Tweetbot 4.6. In an update released today on the App Store, Tapbots has started taking advantage of Twitter's more flexible third-party API to allow users to send images in private conversations (DMs). The feature – which…
  • The Talk Show with Apple’s Lisa Jackson

    Sat 2:22pm By Federico Viticci
    Special guest Lisa Jackson — Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives — joins the show for an Earth Day discussion of the state of Apple’s environmental efforts: climate change, renewable energy, responsible packaging, and…
  • Vignettes Review: I Need a Moment

    Apr 21, 2017, 1:44 pm By Jake Underwood
    Vignettes is, without a doubt, the most bizarre game (and app) I’ve ever purchased in the App Store. The goal of the game – I think? – is to turn one object into another by twisting, rotating, tapping, and shifting your perspective of the object. If done…
  • Remaster, Episode 33: Switch News Roundup

    Apr 21, 2017, 9:23 am By Federico Viticci
    Switch sales figures, and updates to the accessories and game lineups. Also why did they kill the NES Classic? On this week's Remaster, Myke and I discuss some recent Switch news and upcoming games. You can listen here. Sponsored by: Blue Apron: A better way…
  • Nike Announces New, Limited Edition Apple Watch Dubbed ‘NikeLab’

    Apr 20, 2017, 2:29 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Nike has news out today concerning the latest fruits of its partnership with Apple. A new model of Apple Watch called 'Apple Watch NikeLab' is coming soon: The limited edition, neutral-toned Apple Watch NikeLab maintains the beloved features of its…
  • Live Photos Can Now Be Embedded on the Web

    Apr 20, 2017, 2:11 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Apple's developer site details a new API that makes it possible to embed Live Photos on the web: This new JavaScript-based API makes it easy to embed Live Photos on your websites. In addition to enabling Live Photos on iOS and macOS, you can now let users…
  • Apple Sets Goal of Making Products Without Mining the Earth

    Apr 20, 2017, 12:59 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Arielle Duhaime-Ross writes for VICE News about an ambitious new goal for Apple: Apple has one of the most aggressive sustainability and recycling programs in tech, but it still pulls plenty of metals and toxic rare-earth materials out of the ground to make…
  • Apple Shares New Videos Highlighting Environmental Efforts

    Apr 20, 2017, 12:37 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Four new videos were released by Apple this morning, each focusing on a different aspect of the company's environmental efforts. The videos feature different Apple employees who have roles focused on the environment, and they all share a similar artistic style…
  • Apple Announces New Activity Challenge for Earth Day

    Apr 20, 2017, 12:05 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    This morning Apple notified Apple Watch users that the company's third activity challenge was coming up soon. Following challenges for Thanksgiving (U.S. only) and the start of the new year, the latest challenge is in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday,…
  • Introducing AppStories

    Apr 20, 2017, 10:02 am By Federico Viticci
    In February 2010, nearly a year after I started MacStories, I registered a domain for a project I knew I wanted to launch in the future: AppStories.net. Seven years later, AppStories finally joins the MacStories family. AppStories is the first MacStories…
  • Apple Improves Maps in Europe with EV Charging and Bicycle Rental Data

    Apr 19, 2017, 1:52 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Nate Lanxon reports for Bloomberg on some welcome updates to Apple Maps in Europe: Apple Inc. is expanding the capabilities of its Maps app in Europe to help users charge their electric vehicles or find bike rental hubs. The company has added the locations of…
  • The Successor to Wunderlist Is Here: Microsoft To-Do

    Apr 19, 2017, 1:33 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Microsoft To-Do is the official successor to Wunderlist, the popular task management app acquired by Microsoft in mid-2015. Microsoft unveiled To-Do today in Preview, which is essentially a public beta. The service is built on Office 365 technologies, but…
  • Connected, Episode 138: Modern Day Moses

    Apr 18, 2017, 4:48 pm By Federico Viticci
    Myke is back. Gurman is back. iPhone rumors and iPad wish lists are back. On this week's episode of Connected, we covered the latest "iPhone 8" rumors and started discussing what we would like to see in the next generation of iPad software and hardware. You…
  • iWork, GarageBand, and iMovie Apps Now Free for All Users

    Apr 18, 2017, 2:27 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    Juli Clover of MacRumors reports on an update to the pricing of several Apple apps: iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free. Previously, all of these apps were…
  • How One Rising Musician Works from an iPhone

    Apr 18, 2017, 1:28 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    David Pierce has a fascinating piece for WIRED on a hip-hop producer and artist, Steve Lacy, who makes music start to finish on his iPhone. Lacy’s smartphone has been his personal studio since he first started making music. Even now, with all the equipment…
  • Google Maps Adds Your Timeline, Directions Widget, and iMessage App

    Apr 18, 2017, 12:33 pm By Ryan Christoffel
    In its latest update, Google has added several new features to Google Maps for iOS. Most prominent among them is Your Timeline, a feature that has been available on the web and on Android since 2015, but is welcome nonetheless. Your Timeline keeps track of all…
  • Snapchat Introduces New AR Feature: World Lenses

    Apr 18, 2017, 11:34 am By Ryan Christoffel
    One of the most popular Snapchat features since its launch has been Lenses, the AR tool that enables you to overlay photo subjects with all kinds of fun, sometimes wacky filters – you can make yourself or someone else look like a dog, bunny, or bumblebee,…
  • Logitech Adds HomeKit Support to Its POP Smart Button

    Apr 18, 2017, 9:24 am By John Voorhees
    Logitech announced today that it is adding HomeKit support to its POP Smart Button, which debuted last year. The second generation POP button connects to your home WiFi, supports up to three customizable gestures, and acts as a sort of macro to trigger other…