Dr. Mac tests a lot of iOS apps every month and says the vast majority of them are garbage. He's collected thousands of apps but says there are fewer than a hundred he considers extraordinary and exceptional. Here are three of his current favorites:
Today's article by Melissa Holt is about iOS 9.2's new Mail Drop ability. Since Yosemite, we've been able to use this fine feature on the Mac, but with the latest version of iOS, we can now send large attachments through email quickly and simply from our mobile devices, too. Come find out how in this Quick Tip.
Samsung has appealed its landmark patent infringement loss against Apple to the U.S. Supreme Court. The South Korean copier giant not only wants its verdict overturned, it wants the Supreme Court to effectively change the way design patents are handled by the courts so that it will be free to copy at will.
Mackie Wednesday released Master Fader version 4, the app used to control their DL-series iPhone- and iPad-controlled mixers. The update adds a slew of new features including real-time analyzers on all outputs, the ability to copy and paste channel settings, split view support for compatible iPads, iPad Pro support, an enhanced iPhone UI and much more. Additionally, version 4 now consolidates the My Fader and Master Fader functionality into one app, making updates easier for people using both iPhones and iPads.
Apple slipped a nice feature into iOS 9.2, which was released Tuesday. The "Reduce Motion" feature in your Accessibility settings adds substantially more control to the App Switcher in iOS.
Check out the ZUS, a smart car charger for your iOS or Android device that serves double duty as a locator for your car. The device's circuitry can charge your iPhone up to two times faster than other chargers, which is cool in and of itself. But then with a free companion app, it becomes a beacon you can use to find your car. Check out the deal listing for more details, including a video showing the device and app in use.
Apple released iOS 9.2 Tuesday, and update that brings new features to Apple Music, News, and Mail. The executive summary version is that Apple improved playlist creation, saving songs for offline listening, and classical music browsing in Apple Music; News gets a Top Stories section, and Mail Drop is being added to Mail for sending large files.
Apple Maps is now used more than three times its next biggest competitor on iPhones, according to the Associated Press. Citing "Apple said" as a source, as well we quotes from an Apple executive, the report said that Apple was seeing some 5 billion requests per week through Apple Maps.
Ford announced Friday Siri Eyes-Free support for Ford owners with Sync. The update will allow Ford drivers to activate Siri through a long-press of the, "voice recognition button on the steering wheel, similar to how to activate Siri on an iPhone."
We all know about the Star Wars games for iOS, are there any other Star Wars apps? Kelly found a few to help you pass the time between now and when The Movie is out.
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