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Hands on: BBEdit 12 is the Swiss Army Knife of text editors for the Mac

07/26/2018, 02:07 pm

The more of a programmer's kind of brain that you have, the more you will get from this app but the sheer range and power of its tools is compelling. AppleInsider dives in.

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Hands on: Timing 2 tracks your billable hours and Facebook use on the Mac

07/25/2018, 09:07 am

Whether you use Timing 2 on your Mac to account for you time to clients or just to see where your week goes, Timing is a first-class tool -- and even motivational.

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How to choose between notepads, text editors, and word processors for your Mac or iPad

07/24/2018, 03:07 pm

You have a preposterous and daunting range of choices for apps to write in on Macs or iOS. It's great to have the choice and today's tools are superb but AppleInsider shows you how to figure out what's best for you -- and what will just waste your time.

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Hands On: Highland 2 for macOS wants to be the sole tool for screenwriters

07/23/2018, 12:07 pm

The excellent Final Draft alternative expands into an app where you can write prose, and pitch documents as well as scripts.

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Top 5 utilities that every new Mac user needs

07/19/2018, 01:07 pm

They're not your everyday workhorse apps like a word processor or spreadsheet, but these extras are what makes it worth having a Mac. AppleInsider picks the utilities that pack the most punch.

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These are the top five best Menubar apps for your Mac

07/17/2018, 03:07 pm

Menubar apps are the unsung heroes of your Mac. After a decade of trying just about everything that's come down the pipeline, AppleInsider tells you about the very best ones ranging from tools you use every day to once in a blue moon lifesavers.

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Apple details history of App Store on its 10th anniversary

07/05/2018, 02:07 pm

The App Store launched in July of 2008, ten years ago next week, and to celebrate Apple on Thursday marked how far the store has come in its first decade by offering a brief history painted by the words of developers who sell their wares on the marketplace.

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Hundreds of iOS apps leaking data due to misconfigured Firebase backends, report says

06/29/2018, 06:06 pm

Some 2,200 unsecured Firebase databases have caused more than 3,000 iOS and Android apps to leak user data, exposing over 100 million records including plaintext passwords, health information, GPS location data and more, security researchers say.

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2018 Apple Design Awards go to App Store hits Alto's Odyssey, INSIDE, others

06/05/2018, 01:06 am

Not long after Apple's high-profile WWDC keynote, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS creations represent the pinnacle of app design and innovation.

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Mac App Store getting iOS treatment, Office 365, BBedit, Lightroom CC and more

06/04/2018, 03:06 pm

As rumored, the Mac App Store is getting a whole new iOS-inspired redesign in macOS Mojave, complete with a renewed focus on app curation. With the new design, long-term holdouts Adobe and Microsoft are finally bringing their apps to the storefront.

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Apple Music takes on YouTube Music in our in-depth comparison

05/31/2018, 01:05 pm

Google's YouTube Music is aiming to take on Apple Music with mobile and desktop applications. Both apps have their strong suits, but which one is best for you?

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Lifting the veil on OmniFocus 3, a popular iOS "To Do" app that just got more powerful

05/30/2018, 07:05 am

The long-time To Do app was updated on Wednesday with redesigns to its core features to add power yet simplicity -- with promises of a forthcoming Web version.

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iPhone app controls $699 DJI Ronin-S single-handed stabilizer for DSLR, mirrorless cameras

05/29/2018, 12:05 pm

The DJI Ronin-S image stabilizer brings inexpensive image stabilization to the users, in conjunction with an iPhone app to control the unit.

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Hands On: WeatherKit for iPhone and iPad is a beautiful forecasting app for everyone

05/12/2018, 04:05 pm

There is no shortage of weather apps on the App Store -- we don't want to count how many we've tried. There are great ones, and WeatherKit is among them.

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An iPhone thank you letter: "Live Photo saved my grandmother's laugh"

04/20/2018, 06:04 am

The way that technology can touch us personally is captured in a thank you letter an iPhone user sent to Apple, noting appreciation for Live Photo's capture of ambient sound and video of a loved one who had passed away. Apple's chief executive Tim Cook responded with a note of condolences and appreciation for sharing the story, stating "it is deeply inspiring for us."

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Apple iOS App Store is trouncing Google Play in services, subscriptions

04/18/2018, 04:04 am

Apple's U.S. customers installed 45 new iPhone apps in 2017, a growth of 10 percent over last year, while Services revenue from In-App Purchases and Subscriptions expanded by 23 percent--driven by games, music and video streaming and dating services. And overall, Apple's U.S. App Store customers drove significantly higher revenue per user ($58) than Google Play ($38).

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Does YouTube's new dark theme save iPhone X battery life?

04/07/2018, 07:04 am

The YouTube app for iOS just received an update, bringing with it a new dark theme that could translate to an increase in battery life for iPhone X. We put the app to the test to find out.

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Snapchat harnesses TrueDepth on iPhone X for ultra-realistic Lenses

04/06/2018, 01:04 am

Snapchat on Friday rolled out a set of three iPhone X-exclusive Lenses that use data from the TrueDepth camera array to mold realistic AR overlays, or masks, onto a user's face.

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Cumulative App Store titles declined for first time in 2017, report says

04/04/2018, 07:04 pm

Apple's gigantic selection of App Store apps contracted for the first time in 2017, with the online storefront shedding 5 percent of its total app count over the year, according to a report from reporting platform Appfigures.

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Adobe updates Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, more ahead of NAB

04/03/2018, 08:04 pm

Ahead of the NAB show this weekend, Adobe on Tuesday issued annual updates to its video-centric Creative Cloud software suite, bringing an assortment of enhancements to videographers, sound designers and other creative professionals who rely on the company's tools.

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