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Workflow 1.3 Brings Powerful Widget, Sync, Health Actions, and More

Since its debut on the App Store last year, Workflow has established a new paradigm for automation on iOS.<p>By deeply integrating with iOS apps, device hardware and sensors, an array of web services, and advanced actions for scripting and control flows, Workflow has shown how automation – for many an …

Web Development

Inside iOS 9 Search: Apple’s Plan for More Connected Apps – MacStories

At WWDC 2015, Apple announced app search, a new feature of iOS 9 that will help users find content inside apps. Beyond the user-facing aspects of a new search page on iOS and proactive suggestions from Siri, however, lies a commitment to fundamentally rethink iOS' relationship with apps and the …


Philae awakes from comet slumber ready to return to work

European scientists have confirmed their brave little lander Philae has managed to regain communications with its Rosetta mothership. The lander had …


'Uncharted 4' looks like a ghost from E3's past

We knew <i>Uncharted 4</i> was coming, but tonight we got to see something much better looking than our tease from last E3 and the PlayStation Experience event from late last year. The game looks great with lots of destruction (tiles falling off walls during a firefight, for example), but also packs in …

Nathan Drake

Initial Thoughts on iOS 9’s iPad Multitasking: A Deep Transformation – MacStories

The iPad is my primary computer. What Apple announced at WWDC this week completely changes the iPad and, I believe, will mark a turning point for the device.<p>Apple's iPad announcements – with multitasking being, in my mind, the most profound one – revolve around doing more with apps without …

IPad Air

ISS dodges Minotaur debris via PDAM

The International Space Station (ISS) conducted a Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM) on Monday, dodging part of a spent Minotaur rocket …

Mind Mapping

Todoist Launches PowerApp for Integrations with Google Calendar, Evernote, and GitHub – MacStories

Todoist – my favorite task management service that recently also landed on Apple Watch – has never shied away from integrating with other services. The company has long supported automation through IFTTT and Zapier; it can mirror a user's daily tasks to Sunrise; and, it can import files from Google …


MindNode 2.0 for Mac – MacStories

Mindnode has been a favorite at MacStories for a while, and I'm happy to see a brand new version for Mac available today. MindNode 2.0 for Mac is an entirely new app, with an introductory price of $19.99 US ($29.99 after the intro sale).<p>The new version includes a variety of features that expand …

Mac App Store
MacBook Air
Space Exploration

ISS relocates PMM in reconfiguration for future crew vehicles

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and their supporting ground teams have begun the process of reconfiguring the station from …

On The Design And Building of 1Password for Apple Watch

When Tim Cook took the stage back in September to announce the next generation of Apple hardware, <i>and</i> that there was already an SDK for it, we were …


IBM demos first fully integrated monolithic silicon photonics chip | Ars Technica

Electro-optical chips could bring big bandwidth gains and lower power consumption.<p>At a conference in the US, IBM has demonstrated what it claims to …

iOS 9 Wishes – MacStories

I concluded last year's assessment of iOS 8 on a positive note:<p>The scope of iOS 8's changes will truly make sense as developers keep building brand new experiences over the coming months. iOS has begun to open up, and there's no stopping at this point.<p>For some Apple observers, it'd be easy – and …


Make Airport Time More Productive by Boarding Your Plane Last

Whether you’re traveling for work or for play, time spent in airports doesn’t have to be a slog. If you’re looking to be more productive with that …


How to Deal with Your Video Game-Induced Anger

You’ve got that boss down to just a sliver of health. One more hit and it’s done. Then, out of nowhere, his axe comes sweeping in and chops down your …


Skitch for iOS Update Adds Extensions – MacStories

An update to Skitch – Evernote’s image annotation and sharing tool – was released earlier today for iPhone and iPad, quietly adding action and photo editing extensions to edit images in Apple’s Photos and other apps.<p>According to the release notes of version 3.3.2 (the first update since version 3.3 …


The Secret History of the Most Famous Neon Sign in the World

Much like the I Heart NY logo or the Hollywood Sign, the sign welcoming visitors to Las Vegas was not meant as a grand gesture when it was conceived. …

Las Vegas

Plastic Gears Reinforced With Carbon Fiber Could Replace Metal in Cars

Given the sheer amount of torque and power needed to propel a car that weighs thousands of pounds, you’d think that parts made from plastic would …