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  • iOS 8 Changed How Federico Viticci Works on His iPhone and iPad

    18 September 2014, 4:12 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Fantastic article by Federico Viticci: Apple is reinventing iOS. The way apps communicate with each other and exchange functionality through extensions. How status awareness is being brought to iPhones, iPads, and Macs with Handoff and Continuity. Swift and…
  • iPhone 6 Plus Camera Review: Iceland

    18 September 2014, 3:25 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Wow. Just, wow. Austin Mann flew to Iceland on The Verge’s dime to take some absolutely stunning photographs and videos using the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (though mostly using the 6 Plus, dangit). ✚✚
  • ✚ A Few Thoughts on (the New) Kindles

    18 September 2014, 11:58 am by: Shawn Blanc

    The holidays must be approaching. The air outside is getting cooler, Starbucks probably has some new drink with fall-flavored syrup, new iPhones are about to ship, and new Kindles have just been announced. The new Kindle Voyage looks awesome. It’s … (More)
  • A Running List of the Most Notable Updates to the Best iOS Apps

    17 September 2014, 3:22 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Over on The Sweet Setup, we’re compiling a running list with the most notable and exciting iOS 8 updates to many of the best apps. OmniFocus for iPhone is taking advantage of the Today view in Notification Center to show … (More)✚
  • iOS 8: Tips, Tricks, and Details

    17 September 2014, 1:54 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Graham Spencer and the MacStories team: Just like we have in the past few years, we like to find those little gems that come with every brand new version of iOS. So in this post, you’ll find dozens and dozens … (More)✚
  • iOS 8 is Awesome

    17 September 2014, 9:58 am by: Shawn Blanc

    Stephen Hackett, writing on The Sweet Setup: With iOS 8 — which is being released today — Apple has re-invented many things about the OS that powers the iPhone and iPad. Limitations which have long shaped the very nature of … (More)✚
  • Sruli Loewy’s Sweet Mac Setup

    16 September 2014, 2:13 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    This week’s setup interview is with Sruili Loewy, who sums up nicely why I prefer a laptop as my primary Mac: I love the versatility of the MacBook Pro. I can take it with me wherever I need to go … (More)✚
  • Sponsor: Scan and OCR directly from your iPhone or iPad camera with PDFpen Scan+

    15 September 2014, 3:56 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    PDFpen Scan+ offers scanning and OCR from your iPhone and iPad. Scan directly from your iPhone or iPad camera. Batch scanning is quick with post-process image editing. Scan cropping is fast and precise. With the new PDFpen Scan+ 1.4, you … (More)✚
  • ✚ On Apple’s New iPhone and Watch

    12 September 2014, 11:26 am by: Shawn Blanc

    The live stream aside, this week’s Apple event was great. Now, I know these press events aren’t technically meant to be entertainment — they are mostly meant to be informational — but, Apple has always prided themselves in putting on … (More)
  • Tim’s Watch

    10 September 2014, 3:38 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Programming note: this week’s episode of The Weekly Briefly is being published early because I’ll be out of town for XOXO festival in Portland. * * * On this week’s show I talk about (what else!?) the hot new gadgets … (More)✚
  • iPhone 6 Size Comparison PDF

    9 September 2014, 10:45 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Print this PDF (if you even own a printer), cut out the drawings, and boom — you have a true-to-size paper model of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. I’ll be getting the 4.7-inch iPhone, and honestly, I don’t think … (More)✚
  • iWatch for Runners

    9 September 2014, 10:15 am by: Shawn Blanc

    We are all shooting in the dark regarding what this wearable thing is going to look like and what it will do. Assuming it even exists, what will make it compelling to a lot of people? Why did Apple make … (More)✚
  • The Stay-At-Home Guide to the Apple iPhone Event

    9 September 2014, 9:57 am by: Shawn Blanc

    Good, friendly advice. ✚✚
  • The Live Stream of Apple’s Special Event

    9 September 2014, 9:52 am by: Shawn Blanc

    The big event starts at 10am Pacific. Aside from being at the Flint Center itself, the best place to watch today’s Special Event is from the couch. If you’ve got an Apple TV, tune in to the Apple Events channel. … (More)✚
  • Transmit is Coming to iOS

    8 September 2014, 3:49 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Federico Viticci got a sneak peek at something amazing: The core aspect of Transmit for iOS 8 will be its share extension, which will enable users to upload files using a custom Transmit interface from any app. Once enabled in … (More)✚
  • Our Favorite App for Managing Personal Finances and Budgets is iBank

    8 September 2014, 12:42 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Over on The Sweet Setup, we spent about six months examining and using a whole bunch of the best and most popular Mac budgeting apps. This was a difficult review to write because everyone has different needs for their finances … (More)✚
  • Sponsor: Uuni 2

    8 September 2014, 12:37 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Welcome to the wood-fired revolution. Uuni 2 is the definitive tool for your garden or outdoor kitchen this fall. At fraction of the cost of a traditional wood-fired oven, and with it’s compact size, it blows the competition straight out … (More)✚
  • Resting, Working, and Detoxing

    5 September 2014, 4:09 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    In our always-connected world, I think it’s getting more and more difficult to manage our work/life/digital boundaries. In this week’s episode of my podcast, The Weekly Briefly, I discuss this topic and what I think some paths to a solution … (More)✚
  • September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    4 September 2014, 11:58 am by: Shawn Blanc

    My friend and co-worker, Stephen Hackett, is sponsoring a month-long fundraising drive for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Stephen is one of the good guys in our little community of the Web. And his son, Josiah, has received millions of … (More)✚
  • Ikea’s Catalog Is Full of Computer-Generated 3D Kitchens

    4 September 2014, 11:47 am by: Shawn Blanc

    Here in Kansas City there’s an IKEA opening up next Wednesday, and just yesterday everyone in town got an IKEA catalog in the mail. Pretty incredible (and impressive, I think) that the majority of the staged rooms and layouts in … (More)✚
  • Use Image Capture to Clear iOS Camera Roll

    4 September 2014, 11:10 am by: Shawn Blanc

    This is an excellent tip. It’s how I make space on my iPhone. It’s also the only time I ever plug my device in to my Mac. ✚✚
  • LaunchBar 6.1

    4 September 2014, 10:27 am by: Shawn Blanc

    The latest update to LaunchBar has a pretty great new feature called Staging: Staging is a technique that allows you to create multiple selections in LaunchBar and to act on all of these items at once. ✚✚
  • ✚ A Few Thoughts on the New Olympus E-PL7 Camera and the Olympus Micro Four Thirds Landscape in…

    3 September 2014, 2:23 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    About a week ago, Olympus announced the E-PL7 camera. It’s available for pre-order now at $600 for the body only and will ship around the end of the month. Reading the press releases and several of the pre-release reviews, ’tis … (More)
  • 20 Years of Web Design and Community

    3 September 2014, 11:38 am by: Shawn Blanc

    The folks at Lynda produced an excellent short documentary on Jeffrey Zeldman and his vital role in Web standards and design. ✚✚
  • Sponsor: Droplr – 50% off simple file sharing for creative teams

    2 September 2014, 1:42 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Share screenshots with a few keystrokes. Swap files with teammates and clients quickly and securely. Showcase your work straight outta the Adobe suite with a key command. Customize it all to showcase your brand. Droplr was made for creative collaboration, ……
  • “Infinity in My Pocket Was Too Much”

    2 September 2014, 11:27 am by: Shawn Blanc

    Speaking of intentional iPhone Home screens, Jake Knapp made his iPhone as “dumb” as possible last year and it’s going quite well: I wanted to get control, but I didn’t want to give up my iPhone altogether. I loved having … (More)✚
  • Eivind Hjertnes’ iPhone Setup

    2 September 2014, 11:15 am by: Shawn Blanc

    This week’s interview is with Norwegian student, Eivind Hjertnes: My home screen is organised a little bit differently than what I see most other people do. The only apps I have are the apps I use all the time or … (More)✚
  • The Hit List

    29 August 2014, 4:39 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    For this week’s episode of The Weekly Briefly, I’m just coming back from 2 weeks away in Colorado and Louisiana. And so, before getting back into the daily swing of things I wanted to have a more fun, geeky episode … (More)✚
  • ✚ Last Year in Football (Part III): This Summer’s World Cup

    28 August 2014, 1:11 pm by: Nate Spears

    Hello, again. This is Shawn’s cousin, Nate, continuing to guest post while Shawn is away. Some of you may remember me from the last time I wrote some guest posts. This time around I’m doing a mini-series on recent events … (More)
  • The Best VPN Solution for iOS and OS X Is Cloak

    26 August 2014, 2:47 pm by: Shawn Blanc

    Our latest app review and recommendation over on The Sweet Setup is for VPN clients. Aside from rolling your own, there are basically two main players in the VPN space for iOS and OSX: Cloak and TunnelBear. We prefer the … (More)✚

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