Bruce Springsteen’s entire 2009 London Calling: Live In Hyde Park set is available in entirety for the first time on Apple Music. The set was filmed at the Hard Rock Calling festival. It kicks-off, naturally, with The Clash’s London Calling, before plowing through a host-of Springsteen classics. For those without an Apple Music subscription, you can now also watch the whole thing on YouTube.
The developer behind two games, Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey, has made them both free.
Alto’s Adventure: Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighbouring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.
Alto’s Odyssey: Join Alto and his friends and set off on an endless sandboarding journey to discover its secrets. Soar above windswept dunes, traverse thrilling canyons, and explore long-hidden temples in a fantastical place far from home.
Logitech has launched a new iPad case with a backlit keyboard and trackpad – just in time for iPadOS 13.4! The case fits an iPad (7th gen), iPad Air (3rd gen) and iPad Pro 10.5-inch. It also has the space to hold an Apple Pencil 1 or a Logitech Crayon. The Combo Touch also has a full row of iOS shortcut keys and kickstand that lets you set your device at any angle. It costs $149.99 and is listed as “coming soon.”
Fortnite introduced a new vehicle on Tuesday. The ‘Choppa’ got shown off in a new trailer, featuring Deadpool. Of course. The vehicle can hold one player and 4 other squadmates.
GitHub for mobile launches out of beta today for Android and iOS. You can see the latest notifications; read, react, and reply to issues and pull requests; review and merge pull requests; organize issues with labels, assignees, projects, and more; and browse your files and code.
Stay in touch with your team, triage issues, and even merge, right from the app. We’re making these tasks easy for you to perform, no matter where you work, with a beautifully native experience.
A large number of events, including major tech conferences, have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Given the constantly evolving situation, it can be hard to keep track of what is happening to events you were due to go to. Luckily, isitcanceledyet.com is helping to keep people as up to date as possible. Scroll through and you can check if what you were meant to attend is still going ahead.
Handwriting app Notability got an update yesterday. Notability 9.3 adds Presentation Mode and Single Page Mode. With Presentation Mode you can view a note in full screen without toolbars and menus when connected to an external display; use laser pointer functionality, in addition to all of Notability’s drawing tools; app background goes to black to enable you to focus on the note content; Multi-Note allows you to see a private note while presenting. Meanwhile, Single Page Mode lets you flip through a note horizontally one page at a time, and it makes pages feel like slides. App Store: US$8.99
Apple released a new video highlighting the Transparency and active Noise Cancellation modes available in the AirPods Pro. Called ‘Snap’, the clip shows a girl going through a busy city and shifting between the two modes. Turning on the active noise cancellation though takes her into a whole different place…
Today Logitech launched its new POWERED 3-in-1 dock to wirelessly charge your AirPods, Apple Watch, and iPhone simultaneously. There’s also a POWERED Stand and POWERED Pad, so you can find the option that works best for you. You can get the Dock for US$129.99, the Pad for US$39.99, and the Stand for US$59.99.
Apple has shared the first trailer for its upcoming animated music comedy Central Park. From the co-creator of Bob’s Burgers Loren Bouchard, it follows the life of a family living in Central Park. Voice cast includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, and Stanley Tucci. It arrives to the Apple TV app on May 29.
Electronic Arts is releasing a Command & Conquer remastered collection on June 5. It features Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert along with their three expansion packs: Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and The Aftermath. They provide a reveal trailer on YouTube. The graphics are in a higher resolution to match modern device screens, up to 4K resolution. Some aspect of gameplay has been changed, but it’s otherwise faithful to the original games. I remember playing Red Alert and liked it, so I look forward to the remastered version It will be available for PC via Steam and Origin.
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that it would be released for PC and Mac. It will be available only for Windows.
YouTuber ‘PhoneBuff’ did a drop test on the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. He looked at the damage done to the devices when they were dropped in a variety of scenarios. The Samsung smartphone came out on top, just, but the iPhone did remain usable for longer. The video is worth checking out – although I found watching the lovely devices hitting concrete quite traumatic!
The Mac Observer’s Kelly Guimont just shared a cool website with me and it’s called Wash Your Lyrics. You type in the name of any song title and song artist and it generates a graphic that shows you the proper method for washing your hands along with the time it takes to synchronize with the first 20 or so seconds of the song. We’ve typed in a bunch of different songs and so far Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2) by Pink Floyd is the best one.
Introduced on July 12, 2002 NetNewsWire was the most popular RSS readers by 2005. It offered people custom feed views, downloading/opening podcasts, syncing feeds between devices, and a built-in browser. After a company acquired it in 2011 it ultimately shut down in 2015. Since then, the original developer Brent Simmons has control once again, and after releasing an updated version for macOS, NetNewsWire is now available for iOS and iPadOS. It’s free and open source. We also have an interview with Mr. Simmons where he talked about the app.
Home Before Dark is an upcoming series for Apple TV+. It’s based on the true story of a nine-year old journalist.
A mystery inspired by the reporting of a real nine-year-old journalist. When a young girl and her family move back to the small town her father left behind, her pursuit of the truth leads to the unearthing of a long-buried cold case.
The series is created and executive produced by Jon M. Chu and showrunners Dana Fox & Dara Resnik; written and executive produced by Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner; and executive produced by Steve Golin for Anonymous Content, Joy Gorman Wettels, Rosemary Rodriguez and Sharlene Martin.
There are lots of tricks to learn within iPadOS – to start, Charlotte looks at how to use some of the multitasking functionality.
Best Buy has a decent deal on refurbed AirPods Pro. They are offering the fully wireless, noise-canceling headphones for $208.99, down from $249.99. That’s a nice save of $41 dollars. The deal is only available on refurbed items, approved by the firm’s Geek Squad. Financing options, like paying $34.84 over a six month period, are also available. You can get free delivery if you can wait until March 12 to get your AirPods Pro, but there are next day delivery options too.
Apple brought together some of the world’s biggest female stars to celebrate International Women’s Day. A new clip, set to Beyonce’s Flawless by Beyoncé feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, contains images of inspirational women from all different walks of life – from Malala Yussafi to footballers Megan Rapinoe and Shannon Boxx, and Lady Gaga to cleaning queen Marie Kondo. The video is called Behind the Mac and those featured are, of course, pictured using Apple products.
GlassFusion 360 is a new Apple Watch screen protector from InvisibleShield. Designed for the Series 4 and Series 5 models, it gives you protection from any angle, absorbs impact and disperse shock, and comes with a polycarbonate bumper to protect your Watch’s bezel. InvisibleShield offers a limited lifetime warranty. If your GlassFusion 360 is worn or damaged, the company will replace it for free for as long as you own your Apple Watch. You can buy one on ZAGG’s website for US$39.99.