Apple Support 4.0 Update Adds Dark Mode, New User Interface

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Apple support app icon

The Apple Support app was updated today with Dark Mode and a new, streamlined user interface. It‘s easier to find topics like Device Performance and Repairs & Physical Navigation, as well as support for services like Apple TV+. Release notes: All new customized user interface, including ‌Dark Mode‌ support; Get smarter solutions for even more topics using guided, step-by-step troubleshooting; It’s now easier to find support for all of your Apple services and subscriptions; New and improved chat and call experiences. App Store: Apple Support – Free

Todoist Introduces 'Upcoming View' to Give Users Clear Picture of Their Schedule

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Todoist, the popular checklist and planning app, has made those tasks a little bit easier. On Tuesday, it rolled out a new ‘Upcoming View’ that gives users a clearer picture of what’s to come. The company explained all in a blog post and showed off the new feature in a video. The app is available through the App Store, with a premium subscription costing $3.99 a month or $35.99 for a year.

Taking 'Defending Jacob' From The Page to Apple TV+

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Defending Jacob is now available to watch on Apple TV+. A new video, posted on YouTube on Friday, outline how William Landay’s novel transitioned into being a TV series. In the clip, the cast and crew, along with Mr. Landay himself, discuss the process.

Darkroom 4.6 Update Supports Video Editing

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

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In the recent 4.6 update, photo editing app Darkroom now supports video editing.

You can find videos alongside your photos in the Recents album. Videos play automatically and loop forever, pause the video to show the histogram or to pick a smart frame color from that frame. Find your Screen Recordings filtered away in the Screenshots album, keeping your Recents album clean and tidy. We support H.264 and HEVC export codecs at various bitrates which you can customize in settings.

App Store: Darkroom – Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

13 Videoconferencing Apps - A Selection Guide

· John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

Working from home may mean selecting a quality, secure, easy-to-use videoconferencing app. Here’s a nifty rundown, with text description and comparison chart, on the major ones from the Freedom of Press Foundation.

13 Videoconferencing Apps – A Selection Guide

How Apple TV+ Series 'Home' Was Made

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

One of the new shows coming to Apple TV+ is Home. It tells the tale of how some extraordinary homes around the world are made. In a new clip, we gain an insight into how the series was made.

Get Eco-Friendly Phone Cases With Casetify Conscious Collection

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The new CASETIFY CONSCIOUS collection offers eco-friendly phone cases that you can compost. Coming in a variety of colors and designs, they’re made with bamboo, corn starch, and pellet material so the case will safely break down into carbon dioxide, water and other natural minerals after 180 days. These eco-friendly phone cases are US$45.

Get Eco-Friendly Phone Cases With Casetify Conscious Collection

‘Cosmic Frontier: Override’ is a Remake of 1998 Game ‘Escape Velocity’

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

A remake of the 1998 game Escape Velocity: Override is raising money on Kickstarter. Called Cosmic Frontier: Override, it’s the sci-fi game we loved where players can explore the galaxy, fight or befriend aliens, make money through trade or privacy, develop new technology, and a whole lot more. It will be available for Mac, Windows, and Linux with a target release date of July 2021. Pledging a minimum of US$10 will get people a copy of the game. As of this writing the project has raised US$13,596 out of its goal of US$44,847.

‘Cosmic Frontier: Override’ is a Remake of 1998 Game ‘Escape Velocity’

The new iPad Pro Floats on a Magic Keyboard

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has released a beautiful video, once again showing off the capabilities of the new iPad Pro. Featuring a lively, selfie-taking, kingfisher, it highlights how the device “floats” on the Magic Keyboard. The clip is soundtracked by Anna of the North’s song Dream Girl. The video also shows that Apple is not holding off on using its “your next computer is not a computer” advertising slogan for the iPad Pro which some feel confuses its product line.

First Look at Apple TV+ Series ‘Defending Jacob’

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Apple uploaded a trailer for its upcoming Apple TV+ show Defending Jacob, giving us the first glimpse into this thriller.

In this gripping, character-driven thriller, a shocking crime rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.

Based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, this limited drama series stars Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Sakina Jaffrey, Betty Gabriel, and J.K. Simmons.

InvisibleShield and Gear4 Announce iPhone SE Screen Protectors

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

InvisibleShield and Gear4 have released cases and iPhone SE screen protectors. The InvisibleShield Glass Elite VisionGuard+, Glass Elite+ and Glass+ provide customers with tempered glass protection for extreme impact and scratch protection. Meanwhile, Gear4 is manufacturing antimicrobial iPhone SE cases with D3O reinforced backplate and others made with recycled materials.

InvisibleShield and Gear4 Announce iPhone SE Screen Protectors

Saved by The Bell is Back - Trailer For Its Peacock Reboot is Here

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Saved by the Bell is back! A reboot of the classic ’90s high-school show has been revived for Peacock, which will launch fully in July. Stars Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley are back as A.C. Slater and Jesse Spano. Meanwhile, Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) is the Governor of California…

Apple Uploads iPhone SE Commercial on YouTube

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Apple uploaded an iPhone SE commercial to its YouTube channel. Set to “Perusa” by NVDES, it’s an energetic video showing the main capabilities of the phone, like its camera with 4K recording, Portrait Lighting,  Touch ID, privacy, and more.

Black. White. Or red. In a small 4.7” design. With studio-quality portraits. Sharp 4K video. Long battery life. A13 Bionic — the fastest chip in a smartphone. And the security of Touch ID, with privacy built in. iPhone SE. Lots to love. And less to spend.

Apple Music Offers Insight Into Popstars Lockdown Lives With 'At Home' Collection

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Apple Music now has a collection called “At Home.” It includes playlists compiled by a number of stars including Harry Styles and Charli XCX. There are also playlists to suit different moods. Furthermore, Beats 1 personalities such as Zane Lowe are joined by various music stars for FaceTime chats and there are interviews too. More content is on the way, and it is all available in the ‘Browse’ section of the Music app. (The link below will send you to Elton John’s playlist in the collection…because Elton John.)

Apple Music Offers Insight Into Popstars Lockdown Lives With ‘At Home’ Collection

Eve 4.2 Update Improves Support for HomeKit Cameras

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Version 4.2 of Eve’s app brings automatic syncing of Eve settings across your iOS devices, improved support for HomeKit cameras, redesigned appearance controls for your Rooms, and more. The company is also preparing for the release of Eve Cam which will starting shipping May 2020.

Eve Cam exclusively taps into HomeKit technology to deliver state-of-the-art privacy by design, with no parallel data sharing, no account or registration, and no tracking or profiling. And even when you’re at home and have disabled all video features, you can still use Eve Cam as a full-blown motion sensor to control your other HomeKit-enabled accessories.

App Store: Eve for HomeKit – Free

Eve 4.2 Update Improves Support for HomeKit Cameras

PDF Expert Adds Reading Mode to Display Content Better

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Today PDF Expert added a new feature to its mobile apps called Reading Mode. It displays PDFs similarly to Safari’s Reader Mode. Usually when you’re reading a PDF in Files, Apple Books, or (hitherto) PDF Expert, you’d have to zoom in to read or turn your iPhone sideways. In Reading Mode you can change the font size, document theme like day, sepia, and night mode, or see options to keep the device away as you’re reading, and to crop the headers and footers of documents. App Store: PDF Expert (Offers In-App Purchases)

PDF Expert Adds Reading Mode to Display Content Better

The Mowgli's Join Apple TV+'s 'Helpsters' For New Song

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Following on from their hit with Ne-Yo, Apple TV+ stars Helpsters have been joined by another popular pop act – The Mowgli’s. The band joined with the kids characters for a song called ‘If and Then’. The video is available on YouTube. It’s rather sweet! Helpsters is a kids show from the makers of Sesame Street, with episodes available with an Apple TV+ subscription.