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Apple Music to release exclusive Flume documentaries on April 20th

Flume, an electronic music producer from Australia, recently took to social media to announce two new documentaries coming to Apple Music. The Australian electronic music producer has been making waves over the past few years for his unique genre-bending sounds.<p>The first documentary, <i>Flume: When</i> …

This is what the new Gmail will look like (Update: it's here)

<b>Update (April 25):</b> <i>Google is rolling out the Gmail update to its desktop web interface starting today; to try it, click on the settings button with the gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox, and then click ‘Try the new Gmail.’ To switch back, go to the same menu and select ‘Go back to</i> …

Downie: Elegant and Efficient Video Downloads for Your Mac [Sponsor]

Downie for Mac makes downloading video from the web as simple as dragging and dropping a URL. From your browser, drag a URL to Downie’s menu bar icon or onto its Dock icon from sites like YouTube, Youku, Bilibili, Vimeo, and many more to immediately download a video. The app supports video …

Apps

Plex' new Winamp-inspired music player for your desktop is here

If you’re one of those old-school desktop users who still have a library of MP3s and FLAC music files kicking around on your hard drive or media server (welcome to the club!), you’ll be happy to know that the folks behind Plex have just released Plexamp, a free music player for macOS and …

Software

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition

With the transition to iPad Pro as my primary computer fully achieved in 2016 and not surprising anymore, in 2017 I turned my attention to three other key areas of my life: working with the MacStories team, managing my time, and finding my favorite apps among many competing alternatives.<p>For the …

Apps

How to create long-exposure effects with iPhone

One of the neatest tricks you can do with a standalone camera is the long exposure trick. You may have seen it used to turn the tail-lights of a car into long streaks of red curving through the dark behind a ghostly car, or to blur turbulent waters into a peaceful, misty-looking lake. In a regular …

Brilliant concept brings Touch Bar to the Mac mini

It’s time for Apple to think different when it comes to the Mac mini.<p>Even though it’s been over 1,000 days since Apple last updated its smallest Mac machine, Tim Cook insists it’s still an important part of Apple’s product line. Apple fans are desperate for an update, but if it looks anything like …

SongShift 3.0 and Switching Between Apple Music and Spotify

For the better part of this year, I’ve been using both Spotify and Apple Music. In my opinion, each service does a few things exceptionally well, but, unfortunately, I can’t have <i>all</i> of them in a single music app.<p>Spotify’s discovery tools for both old and new songs are simply unparalleled in the …

This toolbar is an upgrade for your MacBook Dock [Deals]

Use a Mac for long enough, you start to notice where your workflow could improve. One area that’s ripe for improvement is the Dock, that bar at the bottom (or side, if you’re fancy) of your screen.<p>uBar is an upgrade for Dock that adds all sorts of possibilities for customization. Power users at no …

Google Pixel Buds bring wireless audio — and instant translation

The most impressive feature of Google’s new Pixel Buds might not be their audio quality. As demonstrated during the Pixel 2 event today, they work as a real-time translation tool when combined with one of Google’s new phones.<p>“With Pixel Buds, I can use real-time Google Translate to have a natural …

Tech Trends

Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to iPhone

Microsoft is bringing its Edge web browser to iPhone.<p>Windows users will feel right at home with its design, which looks as close as possible to that of Edge on the desktop. They will also enjoy the ability to send websites to their desktop when they want to view them on a larger screen.<p>Microsoft …

Gorgeous 'Blade Runner' anime short introduces new Replicants

The animosity between humans and Replicants drives the original 1982 film "Blade Runner" from Ridley Scott, and apparently, the upcoming sequel "Blade Runner 2049." In a spectacular new animated short, "Blade Runner Black Out 2022," we see what happens when Replicants fight back.<p>The full-length …

'Cowboy Bebop' director made a 'Blade Runner' animated short

Over 35 years since <i>Blade Runner</i> came out, its sequel is almost upon us. <i>Blade Runner: 2049</i> hits theaters in less than a month. And (depending on who you ask) it's either been too long a wait, or it should never have seen the light of day. For anyone still on the fence, the film's marketing blitz is …

Anime

Whink Review: Taking Beautiful Notes

I take extraordinarily ugly notes, a combination of terrible handwriting and the inability to organize my notes properly. Even as I’ve moved primarily to digital notes, I still struggle putting attractive and useful documents together.<p>Whink is almost everything we’ve come to expect from a modern …

IPad Pro

iPhone becomes a reliable light meter with Lumu Power [Review]

Lumu Power light meter for iPhone<p>The iPhone democratized photography and disrupted the video and camera industry. Now a new product that plugs into the iPhone’s Lightning port aims to replace an important photographer’s tool — the handheld light meter.<p>The Lumu Power light meter is a small, plug-in …

Cameras

12 things Steve Jobs would hate about Apple today | ZDNet

Evolution over revolution<p><i>"I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been</i> …

Apple

The New Yorker‘s stunning new cover was painted on an iPad

Looking for more evidence that the iPad Pro can be used to create stunning artwork? The cover of the latest issue of <i>The New Yorker</i> might be just the proof you’re searching for.<p>Created by the magazine’s long-time art editor Jorge Colombo, it depicts kids playing basketball near to his home in …

IPad Pro

Songwhip links to songs from Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube all at once

The sheer ubiquity of on-demand music streaming has made it easier than ever to play your favorite jams. Things, however, tend to get much messier when sharing songs with friends – especially when they all subscribe to different services. But there might be an app that turns this ordeal into less …

Apple Music

iOS 11: iPad Wishes and Concept Video

(Full-res)<p>Once heralded as a promising sign of Apple's renewed commitment to the iPad, iOS 9 has begun to feel like a one-hit wonder.<p>iOS 9 represented a profound change for Apple's approach to the iPad. After years of stagnation and uninspired imitation of iPhone interface paradigms, iOS 9 allowed …

Apps

Microsoft Fluent Design System: Breaking down Windows 10's new look

Windows 10 is getting a huge makeover that’s starting with the upcoming Fall Creators Update. But for all the hoopla over the Fluent Design System (previously known as Project Neon) and its new aesthetic philosophy, we only got the brief look at it during Microsoft’s Day 2 Build keynote. The demo …

How to take a screenshot on a Mac — and 15 other useful keyboard shortcuts

There are a ton of hidden keyboard shortcuts in MacBooks and Mac computers. Here are the best and most useful ones that only power users know about.<p><b>Volume:</b><p>1. Turn up or down the volume in 1/4 increments: press and hold "Option," "Shift," and either "Volume Control" key.<p><b>In the "Finder" …

This interactive periodic table makes chemistry easier than ever

Chemistry has broken the spirits of many struggling high-schoolers and university students alike, but there might be a handy tool that can finally guide you through the various elements and help you swiftly get the hang of the much-dreaded periodic table.<p>Available for free, PeriodicStats is an …

Tomates Time Management: Elegant Pomodoro Timer for Mac

If you're a fan of the Pomodoro Technique, you'll be interested in Tomates Time Manager. Version 4 is a great-looking menu bar app with detailed reporting, Touch Bar support, and a handy Today Extension.<p>If you're not familiar with it, the Pomodoro Technique is a timer-based way of getting work done …

Time Management

Adobe teases app that makes bad selfies look good

Creating professional quality selfies is about to become a lot easier, if Adobe ever releases the amazing new app its research team just teased online.<p>Adobe published a new video today showing off what the future of selfie photography could hold once its powered by artificial intelligence. Powered …

Depth Of Field

I fixed Apple’s red iPhone with a $14 screen protector

It’s not perfect, but it’s way better than the white front<p>The new red iPhone looks just awesome. Well, the back of it does, anyway. I’ve never been a fan of phones with white bezels. I find them distracting — particularly in sunlight — and have always preferred the “single slab of glass” appearance …

Head to head: The best calendar apps for iPhone, iPad, and macOS

After two months spent examining the calendar app heavy-hitters available for iPhone and macOS, AppleInsider helps you narrow down the choices.

Android 'Taste Test' helps you make a personalized home screen

If you're an Android fan, there's a good chance you already know how to customize your home screen with launchers, icon packs and widgets. But what about everyday users? That's where Google wants to help. It just launched a #myAndroid Taste Test that devises a personalized home screen based on a …

Apps

Bumpr Expands Your Choices of Where Links Open

Bumpr is a clever Mac menu bar utility that is set as your default web browser and email client to give you more choice of how you open web and email links. That seems counterintuitive at first because setting a default usually means picking one app over another, but here’s how Bumpr works. Instead …

Apps

Google is bringing Allo to desktops, but maybe it should kill some other apps first

Google’s VP of communications products Nick Fox took to Twitter to share a screenshot of an upcoming browser-based version of the company’s AI-powered Allo messaging app, which you can see above.<p>Fox didn’t specify a release date for the desktop version or whether Allo would continue to be tied to a …

Record Bird Is Apple Music’s Missing Discovery Tool for New Releases

When it comes to keeping track of new music releases from my favorite artists, streaming services have always been a disappointment. After nearly eight years of streaming music every day, I've realized that the problem lies on the two ends of the New Releases spectrum: these days, services either …

Apple Music