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Apple Releases Golden Master Version of iOS 12 Shortcuts App

Ahead of next week's launch of iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, Apple has released an updated version of the Shortcuts app that will be available once iOS 12 is released.<p>The new Shortcuts beta is the golden master (GM) version of the app, which represents the final version of the app that will be …

Apps

New iPhone XS and huge 6.5-inch XS Max announced

Dual SIM support, improved cameras, and a 512GB option<p>Apple has announced its next generation of iPhones, and one of them is by far the biggest iPhone yet. The two new models are called the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. They look almost identical to their predecessor, but there are two immediate …

Apple

Evernote slashes price of Premium subscription as many executives depart

Evernote is currently offering a sale on its Premium membership, slashing its yearly subscription price from $70 down to a much more reasonable $42. The company offered the same deal earlier this year. If you’re interested in grabbing the deal, it’s available now on Evernote’s site. It only applies …

Evernote

Skype drops Snapchat-like feature since people weren't using it

It's part of a larger back-to-basics move.<p>Microsoft's about-face on Skype now extends to one of its not-so-subtle attempts to ride the social media bandwagon. As part of a broader app update, Microsoft has revealed that it's axing its Snapchat-like Highlights feature for mobile users in a bid to …

Social Media

The best note-taking apps for class, work, and life

You might want a note-taking app as an artist, to take notes during a meeting to remember important feedback, or to jot down insights from a meaningful panel. Maybe you’re a celebrity who needs to publish a public apology to social media, and you need more space than a typical post affords. Often, …

Apps

Apple just announced the next iPhone event date

Apple sent invites today for its annual fall iPhone event where it’s expected to announce multiple new iPhones and possibly a new Apple Watch and an updated iPad Pro. It’ll take place on September 12th in Cupertino, California. The invite features a bronze circle, not unlike the new Apple Park …

Apple

Datally now lets you set aside data for emergency situations

Google has given its data-saving app Datally an emergency bank mode that lets you set aside data for later use. Datally has also added a bedtime mode that switches off apps’ data usage at night to prevent them from wasting data.<p>The new emergency bank feature blocks other apps from using data after …

Apps

DaVinci Resolve 15 is a free, Hollywood-grade video editor

Now, there’s not a lot you can’t do.<p>With the latest release of DaVinci Resolve 15, Blackmagic Design has radically made over its editing suite to create one of the best video-editing systems at any price -- even against mainstream options like Premiere Pro CC and Apple's Final Cut Pro X. It now …

Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices

It's not the best solution for privacy, says the EFF.<p>Google's big Gmail redesign was revealed this past April (with G Suite customers getting the first look). It became default for everyone starting in July. One of the key features, Confidential Mode, is now available for mobile devices, though not …

How to get started with Apple Music, and squeeze much more out of your subscription

Tips<p>By<p>Don't keep listening to the same songs, take a deep dive into the service's immense range of music. Then cope with its confusing system and …

Apple

Busted! Samsung uses stock photos as proof of camera quality

When Apple wants to show off the camera quality of its latest iPhone, it mines social media for user photos by searching the hashtag “Shot on iPhone.” Apple then has plenty of actual iPhone images it then licenses for advertising.<p>But when Samsung tried to tout the camera of the Galaxy A8 in a …

Apple Store

Android 9 Pie review: the predictive OS

The most ‘opinionated’ version of Android yet<p>Here’s the story with every new version of Android, in a nutshell: it’s great, but you can really only get it on a phone that Google makes. Sometime next year, new phones by other companies will launch with it. The Android phone in your pocket might get …

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is shaping up to be the anti-Note 7

A shortage of ambition replaces the previous overabundance<p>Two summers ago, Samsung had its Icarus moment with the Galaxy Note 7. That device combined the traditional strengths of the Note line — big screen, large battery, and handy stylus — with the slender proportions of a regular phone. But it …

The tiny Microsoft Surface Go is available now, and it’s an overachiever

Better than you expected<p>The Surface Go, Microsoft’s latest 2-in-1, is now shipping. I’ve spent the last couple of days with it, and I have come away more impressed than I would have guessed. It’s a tiny wonder of a computer — with a few flaws — that can do more than I would have given it credit for …

WhatsApp is finally ready to start making money

Before it was acquired by Facebook, WhatsApp used to display a banner in its app asking users to pay a nominal fee to use its messaging service after the first year. I’ve never paid that fee, and I don’t know anyone who has. But after nine years in existence, the company’s finally settled on a way …

Money

LinkedIn upgrades messaging with attachment support, group messages, mentions, more

LinkedIn is bringing a slew of updates to is messaging service to improve both professional and personal conversations.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>Announced in a blog post, the company shared six ways LinkedIn Messaging will be seeing improvements.<p>To help make it easier for you to communicate the way you …

Messaging

Microsoft Launches Skype 8.0 for Mac and Windows

Microsoft today highlighted Skype 8 and recommended that customers upgrade to the new software as the company plans to retire Skype 7, aka Skype classic, later this year.<p>Skype 8 includes free HD video and screensharing calls with up to 24 people, reaction options for messages in conversations and …

Technology

Instapaper is going independent — again

The service was acquired by Pinterest two years ago<p>Instapaper, an online bookmarking service, announced today that it’s going independent after being acquired by Pinterest two years ago. The service is one of the first read-it-later apps that allows users to save articles and web pages to read …

Apple’s USB Restricted Mode: how to use your iPhone’s latest security feature

Apple quietly introduced a significant privacy safeguard as part of the new iOS 11.4.1 update that was released on July 9th. USB Restricted Mode prevents USB accessories that plug into the Lightning port from making data connections with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch if your iOS device has been …

iOS

Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 and blocks passcode cracking tools used by police

Apple today released iOS 11.4.1, and while most of us are already looking ahead to all the new stuff coming in iOS 12, this small update contains an important new security feature: USB Restricted Mode. Apple has added protections against the USB devices being used by law enforcement and private …

Microsoft relaunches its news app to take on Google and Apple's offerings

Remember MSN.com? It’s still around – and Microsoft is trying to bring it back by relaunching its mobile apps with a new moniker.<p>Available for Android and iOS, Microsoft News brings you stories from the company’s MSN News effort, that’s been online for several years – with a modern interface that …

Everything you need to know about Google Family Link

Smartphones can be an excellent tool for educating and entertaining kids. They can also be distracting, sometimes even leading kids to content parents feel is inappropriate. Google is here to help, with Google Family Link.<p>Here’s everything you need to know about Google’s family monitoring app!<p>What …

Make movie magic with your special someone with Google Photos’ ‘Love Story’

• Google Photos now includes a new Love Story video theme.<br>• The theme automatically makes a movie with pictures and videos of yourself and your significant other.<br>• The inclusion of Love Story brings the total number of themes to 10.<p>Up until now, Google Photos automatically created movies with nine …

You can now download iOS 12’s public beta

If you’re feeling bold and want a summer full of software bugs, you can now download the iOS 12 public beta through Apple’s public beta website. From there, you’ll want to navigate to the iOS tab, download the profile, and install it. The new OS features a few intriguing features that you’ll want …

Apple launches its free Schoolwork app for teachers

Apple this morning launched Schoolwork, a free app for teachers that was first introduced at Apple’s education event in Chicago back in March. The cloud-based app allows teachers using iPads in the classroom to create and distribute handouts and other assignments, collaborate individually with …

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20+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

In today’s collection, we’re bringing you a set of fresh new modern, professional PowerPoint templates for creating presentations that stand out from …

Apple Updates iWork Apps on Mac and iOS

- Jun 15, 2018<p>Apple on Thursday released updates to its “iWork” suite of office apps, (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), for both the iOS and Mac …

Apple finally has the right attitude about notifications in iOS 12

You can’t keep notifications simple anymore<p>There were a lot of great features announced last week at Apple’s WWDC, but the one that’s going to have the biggest effect on my day-to-day life is the overhaul to how notifications are managed in iOS 12.<p>Back in April, I detailed four things that Android …

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