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With Apple iOS 12, iPhones show augmented reality in your web browser. Here’s where you can try it.

For the past year, Apple has let creators add augmented reality features into their applications. Using your camera, your iPhone’s screen will show …

iOS

AliveCor responds to Apple Watch ECG w/ 6-lead reader capable of detecting 100 diseases

Apple just unveiled the Apple Watch Series 4 with support for ECG readings, and now accessory maker AliveCor has announced its own electrocardiogram reader. The company, which has made several iPhone health accessories in the past, says its ECG reader will have 6 leads, compared to the 1 lead Apple …

Apple Watch

iPhone XS camera put to the test by globe-trotting photog

Austin Mann is one of those lucky photographers who gets a new iPhone before the rest of us. Apple knows he will take it to some colorful location and make the kind of pictures that show off the camera’s upgrades.<p>Mann doesn’t disappoint with the iPhone XS, which he put to the test while on a recent …

iPhone

Apple employees tell fascinating stories about One Infinite Loop

One of Apple’s pre-eminent historians, tech journalist Steven Levy, dropped an Apple history treasure trove over the weekend.<p>Published by <i>Wired</i>, the oral history of Apple’s Infinite Loop campus features contributions from a whole lot of Apple employees, both past and present. Want to hear Eddy Cue …

Tim Cook

The former Apple engineer who designed the iPhone keyboard reveals what it was like to work under Steve Jobs' strict requirements for secrecy

• Apple's culture of secrecy means that a lot of details about how the company makes software remain hidden from the public.<br>• But one of the programmers who worked on the original iPhone recently released a book about his experience at the company.<br>• We sat down with Ken Kocienda, the author of "Creative …

Tim Cook

I was a principal software engineer at Apple for 15 years — this is what it was like to demo for Steve Jobs

• <b>As the principal engineer of iPhone software at Apple, Ken Kocienda was directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts.</b>• <b><br>He was also responsible for writing easy-to-use software for products that included the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser.</b>• <b><br>The first time he</b> …

Steve Jobs

iOS 12 developer beta 7 for iPhone and iPad coming today [U: Now available … and pulled]

[Update: now available!]<p>[Update 2: now unavailable!]<p>iOS 12 beta 7 for iPhone and iPad will be released shortly, just one week after the previous beta and the third release in as many weeks. The last beta version included changes to the Home app’s default wallpaper set, updated icons, and other …

iOS

Seven Useful macOS Tips You Might Not Know

There are many hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they haven't received a lot of attention from Apple in marketing materials or they've been forgotten after a period of time.<p>In our latest video over on YouTube, we've done a second video in our macOS …

Keyboard Shortcuts

What’s the best weather app for iPhone?

Knowing up to date weather information is one of the reasons to own a smartphone. From knowing if your pool time is going to be cut short to deciding if you should wear shorts or pants, the weather dominates our life. Before smartphones, we had to rely on local news stations to gather the …

Apps

IBM's Hello Quantum is a devilishly difficult puzzle game about qubits

IBM’s <i>Hello Quantum</i> is now available on Android. If you only like easy puzzle games that don’t explain anything about how quantum computers work, you’re going to hate it.<p>The game, which debuted on iOS last month, was designed by University of Basel physics professor James Wootton and members of …

Here’s how you can download all the 5K wallpaper loaded on the demo iPad Pro models

When Apple started using new photos on the boxes of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, we managed to source the four images before they were included on the units when they were shipped.<p>But there are a bunch more great images pre-loaded on the store demo models, and you can now download them all …<p>NordVPN<p>A …

IPad Pro

Apple shares trio of soccer-themed ‘Shot on iPhone’ short films

As the World Cup continues, Apple today has shared a trio of new short films on its YouTube channel. The videos, which come as part of the continued “Shot on iPhone” campaign, each tell a different story from around the world…<p>Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip<p>The first video is called ‘The Heart of …

FIFA World Cup

These are the all-time most popular iOS apps and games from 2010-2018

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the iOS App Store, App Annie has put together an interesting and detailed look at the first decade of app downloads. Follow along after the break for a look at the all-time most popular apps and games by downloads, revenue, and much more.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>The …

Apps

The best iPhone camera apps

The iPhone’s built-in camera app is fine, but to really make your photos pop, try some third-party software.<p>You like snapping photos on your iPhone. But you find the default Camera app limited in certain ways. Maybe you want more power and control over the photos you take. No problem: A variety of …

Tweets from a decade ago reveal a simpler time on the internet

Former Kickstarter CTO Andy Baio hit upon a most excellent discovery recently: a quick way to surface tweets from your timeline from exactly 10 years ago. Here, try it for yourself.<p>Yup, those are decade-old tweets from the people you follow now While we obviously won’t get to see the same set of …

Social Media

How to Quickly Resize Images on Your Mac Using an Automator Service

Resizing images in macOS is easily done in the Preview app, but if your daily workflow requires you to scale images to a specific size – for uploading to a blog, for example – then using an image resize service is a much faster way of getting the job done.<p>In this article, we'll show you how to use …

Workflow

Tweetbot 3 for Mac Review

Tapbots has released Tweetbot 3 for Mac, which overhauls the app’s design, provides greater flexibility to manage multiple columns and navigate different parts of Twitter, and includes a dark mode. For the first time since it was introduced in 2012, Tapbots has also made version 3.0 a separate paid …

Apps

How to Add AirDrop to Your Mac’s Dock for Quicker Access

- May 10, 2018<p>AirDrop is a great way to send and receive files between Macs or between your Mac and iOS devices. Here’s a quick way to shave a few …

Koss Porta Pro Wireless review: a classic mistake

Reinventing a classic pair of headphones isn’t easy<p>The phrase “timeless technology” is an oxymoron. Even the humble wheel is constantly undergoing change and iteration from tire companies. And yet, for one pair of inimitable headphones, time really seems to have stood still for the past 34 years. …

How to check your Mac for 32-bit apps before Apple drops support

We recently reported that Apple is now beginning to warn users about 32-bit applications potentially not working in a future version of macOS. The alert that appears on macOS is surprisingly vague and doesn’t give much detail on what to do next.<p>Follow along as we guide you through how to check …

Apps

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

Apple

Revisiting the forgotten history of obscure Apple accessories

For many iPhone X owners, two of the most hotly anticipated upcoming Apple products are accessories. Both previewed during last fall’s keynote address at Steve Jobs Theater, the AirPower wireless charging mat and AirPods wireless charging case arrive on the heels of another high-profile Apple …

Apple

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

Hands-on w/ the iPhone-size ‘Crave Plus’ 10,000 mAh Portable Charger + 40% off deal [Video]

The Crave Plus is a portable charger with an iPhone-like design that packs in an impressive 10,000 mAh battery to charge your iPhone and other devices up to 3 times. Thanks to our sponsor Crave, 9to5 readers can get an exclusive 40% off for a limited time.<p>Get Crave Plus for 40% off with promo code …

IPhone 7

Review: The Zoom iQ7 Lightning mic is a suitable companion to your Shot on iPhone toolkit

While I’ve been highly impressed with the video capabilities of recent iPhone cameras, the accompanying microphone has always left something to be desired. Recently, I found myself in need of a more professional audio solution for on the go video. Looking for an affordable, compact, and high …

IPhone 7

The best mobile photo-editing apps

You can do better than your phone's built-in image editor.<p>There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the …

Best iOS games of 2017

2017 has been one heck of a year for iOS gaming fans. From action-oriented arcade blasters to strategy games so deep they should come with a warning, just about every genre has been well represented.<p>Distilling hundreds of great titles down to a single shortlist isn’t easy, but we’ve done our best. …

Apple

30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or …

Mac Software

My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition – MacStories - page 2

Utilities<p>The utilities I use on my Mac fall into a couple of categories. First, there are those apps that are so core to my use of macOS that they may as well be part of the operating system themselves. These are the first apps I install if I’m setting up a fresh Mac. The second category of …

Apps

How to combine multiple screenshots into a single image on iPhone

iOS 11 brought some nice improvements to screenshots, but one feature we didn’t get was the ability to take scrolling screenshots or an integrated way to stitch them together. Let’s take a look at an easy way to do so.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>Tailor is a free download from the App Store and works with …

App Store