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Julio Ojeda-Zapata 3 comments

Juggle Video Meetings More Easily with Meeter and Fantastical

Videoconferencing has surged during the pandemic, and keeping track of meetings on multiple platforms is a hassle. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tried two software tools, Meeter and Fantastical, that promise to make this juggling act easier.

Josh Centers Adam Engst No comments

Picsew Is Indispensable for Professional iOS Screenshots

Picsew is a handy iOS app for stitching together, cropping, bordering, and otherwise cleaning up screenshots. We walk you through some of our favorite features.

Adam Engst 24 comments

Read Apple’s 2020 Environmental Progress Report

If you’re concerned about the environment and climate change, Adam Engst encourages you to read Apple’s 2020 Environmental Progress Report, which details the numerous ways that the company works to protect and restore the environment. It’s more—probably vastly more—than you realized.

Josh Centers 79 comments

Your Thoughts on the App Store: Apple Should Change, but Voluntarily

After outlining the major complaints against the App Store, we asked for your feedback on how Apple runs the App Store and treats developers. We received strong answers, some of them surprising.

Josh Centers 3 comments

Apple Expands AppleCare+ Signup Deadline to One Year

Facing slowing AppleCare sales, Apple is extending how long you can buy AppleCare+ after purchasing a device from 60 days to a full year.

Josh Centers 1 comment

Apple Redubs Beats 1 as Apple Music 1, Adds New Stations

Five years after its launch, Beats 1 is being redubbed Apple Music 1, and Apple is adding two more radio stations for hits from the past and country music.

Josh Centers 8 comments

Mozilla’s Renewed Deal with Google Puts Firefox on Steadier Ground

Mozilla recently laid off a quarter of its workforce, but a renewed search deal with Google should keep the browser maker around for at least a few more years.

Josh Centers 3 comments

Apple Offers CBS All Access and Showtime Bundle for Apple TV+ Subscribers

If you subscribe to the Apple TV+ premium service, you can also now sign up for a special bundle of CBS All Access and Showtime for half of the usual price.

David Shayer 21 comments

The Case of the Top Secret iPod

15 years ago, Apple helped the US government develop a custom iPod for clandestine missions. Of course, neither Apple nor the US government will admit this ever happened. Former Apple engineer and inadvertent intelligence operative David Shayer tells the story of the iPod that never existed.

Rich Mogull 2 comments

How to Build the Best Environment and Technology for School at Home

“School at Home” is now the new normal for millions of families, but it is closer to “Work from Home” than pure homeschooling. As the parent of three elementary-aged children who have already started classes at home, here are Rich Mogull’s best tips.

Josh Centers 9 comments

Developers v. Apple: Outlining Complaints about the App Store

Apple’s App Store policies continue to incite ire from developers and face increasing scrutiny from government regulators. We outline the most common complaints against the company, evaluate them, and propose potential solutions.

Josh Centers 14 comments

iOS 13.6.1, iPadOS 13.6.1, and macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update Stomp Bugs

Apple has pushed out a trio of system updates to address bugs.

Adam Engst 11 comments

Setapp Subscription Service Adds iOS Companion Apps

The Setapp subscription service, which has so far focused on the Mac, now offers subscribers the option of adding iOS companion apps to Setapp-managed Mac apps for an additional monthly fee.

Adam Engst 3 comments

Celebrate Steve Wozniak’s 70th Birthday on August 11th

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is turning 70, and he’s inviting everyone to celebrate his birthday with him online.

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Anecdotes about New Apple Fellow Phil Schiller and Marketing Chief Greg Joswiak

Apple has announced that it has made its longtime marketing head, Phil Schiller, an Apple Fellow and promoted Greg “Joz” Joswiak to senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. TidBITS publisher Adam Engst shares stories from his history with both men.