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By Daniel Sadjadian | A fresh selection of the latest smartphone applications.

Daily Dictionary: A New Word of the Day App

Today developer and writer Benjamin Mayo launched his latest iPhone app on the App Store: Daily Dictionary. From the app's website:<p>One word every day. Words that you have known but long forgotten. And some that are entirely new.Daily Dictionary is written by real people, not machines. No technical …

Vocabulary

Backup & restore apps & data selectively w/ Dearmob iPhone Manager, free for iOS 12

Following the launch of iOS 12 this week, Dearmob’s iPhone Manager is now available for a limited time to download for free. As an iTunes replacement, iPhone Manager provides you with advanced control over all your content including everything you need to backup as well as managing your photos, …

iOS

Our favorite car-related apps

These apps can help enhance your driving experience<p>When used correctly, your phone doesn't have to be a driving distraction. Your smartphone is a powerful tool so why not put it to good use and let it maximize your driving experience? Here are 7 of our favorite apps that can be used to enhance your …

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Best CarPlay apps for iPhone

CarPlay, Apple’s feature that brings communication and entertainment functions to the built-in screen in your car using iPhone apps, appears on a lot of aftermarket displays and new cars that you can buy today.<p>As CarPlay support shows up from more manufacturers, we’re also seeing more developers …

Audiobooks

iOS 12: 7 apps you should try right away

With iOS 12 out now, developers can release app updates that incorporate iOS 12's new features among other improvements. So far, the rate of app updates has been at a trickle, but that will surely pick up in the coming days and weeks. Whether you get the new iPhone XS and XS Max or upgrade your …

iOS

Pages, Keynote, and Numbers Add Siri Shortcuts Support and More

Released today in version 4.2, Apple's iWork suite of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers now supports Siri shortcuts in iOS 12. Additionally, each app scored a handful of new features and improvements, many of which are available across all three apps, while others are app-specific, such as animated …

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Overcast 5: Redesigned Now Playing Screen, Search, Siri Media Shortcuts, and More

Overcast, Marco Arment's popular podcast client for iPhone and iPad, received a major update today to version 5. While I've long praised Apple's work on their built-in Podcasts app for iOS – particularly since getting three HomePods and leveraging Podcasts' support for AirPlay 2 – I also recognize …

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1Password Extends into the iOS QuickType Keyboard with Password AutoFill

This year's WWDC must have been a wild roller coaster ride for 1Password's developers, Agile Bits. Anxieties were surely at a high as Apple shared news of iCloud Keychain's expanded capabilities in iOS 12 – the system now offers seamless new password creation, security code AutoFill, and more. …

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Things 3.7 Brings Support for Shortcuts, Siri Watch Face, iPhone Landscape Mode, and More

Today Cultured Code launched the latest update to Things, version 3.7, on iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. The app's headline feature is full support for Siri shortcuts, but it also brings welcome improvements in a few other areas: integration with the Apple Watch's Siri face, landscape support on …

Apple Watch

When CARROT Met Siri: Shortcuts and Siri Watch Face Support Added to CARROT Weather

One of the big themes of Apple's software releases this fall is the opening up of Siri. With day one adoption of both Siri shortcuts and Siri face integration on the Apple Watch, CARROT Weather makes for a wonderful demonstration of how valuable this new, extended Siri can be in all its various …

Siri

Ulysses App Gains New Mojave-Ready Dark Mode, Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12, and More

Popular writing app Ulysses is being updated to coincide with the release of macOS Mojave and iOS 12, introducing support for new features in Apple's latest desktop and mobile operating systems.<p>With macOS Mojave, Apple has introduced a new system-wide Dark Mode, which means many third-party apps …

iOS

PCalc 3.8 Adds Support for iOS 12’s Siri Shortcuts, Including Powerful Clipboard Commands

PCalc, James Thomson's advanced calculator for iPhone and iPad, has been updated this week to version 3.8. I've been testing PCalc 3.8 for the past couple of months on my devices running iOS 12, and it features one of the best implementations of Siri shortcuts I've seen from a third-party developer …

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Pandora adds Siri Shortcuts support ahead of iOS 12, teases new Apple Watch app

Ahead of the public release of iOS 12 on Monday, Pandora for iOS has been updated with a handful of new features. The update brings Siri Shortcuts support, customizable app icons, and more.<p>Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip<p>First spotted by <i>AllThingsHow</i>, today’s update brings deep Siri integration to …

iOS

Club MacStories Is Celebrating Its Third Anniversary with Exclusive Discounts on Apps and Services

It’s hard to imagine that Club MacStories is already three years old. In that time, the Club has grown steadily allowing us to expand its offerings every year. Today, Club MacStories is a cornerstone of MacStories allowing us to share more about apps and the people who make them every week through …

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Chrome gains fingerprint authentication on Android and Mac

A new "shape identification" feature can also spot faces and more in web images.<p>Chrome's tenth birthday came and went, now it's back to the betas for the new look browser. Number 70 touts access to a device's fingerprint or Touch ID sensor for Mac and Android and "shape identification". The latter …

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How to Find Free iOS and Android Apps

Even when the paid version of an app only costs a few bucks up front, there’s something about paying up for a service you’ve been using for free that …

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5 Apple Watch apps for every business executive

Apple just debuted its new smartwatch, which the company touts as being bigger and better than ever before.<p>The new Series 4 design not only has a display that is 30 percent bigger, but the company said it has updated every single part of the watch’s user interface to store more information in apps, …

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Timing: the best automatic Mac time tracker for productive professionals and freelancers

Time Tracking Sucks.<br>Deal With It.<b><br>Or Use Timing.</b><p>Stop guessing how you spend your time,<br>and <b>focus on doing your best work</b> instead.<p>Timing observes how you …

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Top iPad apps gone free

We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only the top iPad apps free for the day as they happen so you know they …

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33 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Article Contents<p>We're halfway through another week, so that means it's time to check out some more app sales. Today's list isn't too bad, and it even …

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6 paid iPhone apps you can download for free on September 12th

Everyone’s attention is obviously focused on Apple’s big event on Wednesday, but no one is getting their hands on the new iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, …

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Google’s Inbox app is shutting down in March 2019

The app’s inevitable sunset is snoozed for six months<p>Google is bowing to the inevitable and shutting down the Inbox email app, though users will have until March to switch over to Gmail. It’s a little sad for fans of the app, but it’s also not a very big surprise.<p>Almost exactly four years ago, …

The 10 best car-buying apps

If you're considering walking into a dealership or browsing the classifieds to buy a new or used car, truck, SUV or even motorcycle, there's a better way to maximize your search time. Conventional vehicle shopping isn't dead, but it can be made better thanks to multiple solutions populating your …

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Heart Analyzer app provides visual data on your heart rate

Need a way to monitor and easily view your heart rate, whether you're exercising, resting, or sleeping? An app called Heart Analyzer can help.<p><b>SEE: Get Healthy With the 9 Best Fitness Tracker Apps</b><p>Designed for an iPhone paired with an Apple Watch, Heart Analyzer tracks and saves your heart rate as …

Apple Watch

Windows 10 ‘Your Phone’ app brings photos and text messages from Android to your PC

Microsoft isn’t all that shy when it comes to integrating its desktop OS, Windows 10, with Google’s Android. Now, with the debut of a new Insider build of Windows 10, Microsoft is introducing a new app called ‘Your Phone’ that lets your devices talk to each other natively.<p>The best gifts for Android …

Windows 10

Today’s Best iOS & Mac App Deals: Earth 3D Atlas, iColorama S, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>In today’s best iOS and Mac app/game deals, we have notable price drops on EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap, Earth 3D – Amazing Atlas, …

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Text Case for iOS Adds Title Case Text Transformations Based on Popular Style Guides

Several weeks ago I mentioned Chris Hannah’s recently-released iOS text transformation utility Text Case in the Club MacStories weekly newsletter. The app has a simple, utilitarian design that uses the big, bold header text popularized by Apple apps like News and Music. Version 1.0 included a long …

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Fantastical 2 now on sale for iPhone/Watch, iPad and Mac, starting from $3

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today we have some great deals on the popular Fantastical productivity apps for iPhone/Apple Watch, iPad and Mac. All three …

IPhone 7

Top iPhone apps gone free

Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our proprietary appPicker Minestore™ algorithm finds you the best free iPhone …

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Skype v8.29 ditches Snapchat-like 'Highlights' and has a simplified UI

Skype has floundered in recent years, among increased competition from services like WhatsApp, Hangouts, Discord, and others. In an effort to gain …

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