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Use your new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil with these updated apps

11/10/2018, 10:11 am

With new hardware, comes app updates to support new features. AppleInsider makes notes, sketches, and diagrams with the latest updates for the third generation iPad Pro, and the second generation Apple Pencil.

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Apple Events tvOS app updated for Oct. 30 livestream

10/24/2018, 09:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out an update to its Apple Events app for Apple TV, urging users to tune into a livestream of an Oct. 30 media event in New York.

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Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update leaves iPhones unresponsive [u]

10/22/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple on Monday informed employees it has identified an issue with gas price tracking app GasBuddy that causes iPhones running the title to become unresponsive.

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Apple seemingly cracking down on 'scammy' subscription apps

10/16/2018, 07:10 pm

Apple appears to be ridding the App Store of so-called "scammy" apps after multiple media outlets exposed questionable pricing tactics that dupe users into expensive subscriptions.

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Hands on: Civilization VI in its entirety has made its way to the iPhone

10/04/2018, 10:10 am

Civilization VI is now available not just for the iPad but for the iPhone as well. AppleInsider has spent several hours (for science) testing it out to see how it compares to its iPad and Mac counterparts.

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Evernote culls 15 percent of its staff in bid for increased efficiency

09/19/2018, 09:09 am

Productivity app Evernote has made a major reduction to its workforce, eliminating approximately 15 percent of its employees in a bid to make the company more efficient, shortly after the departure of key employees from the business.

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Apple removes Alex Jones' Infowars app from App Store

09/07/2018, 09:09 pm

Nearly a month after Apple dropped Alex Jones' podcasts from iTunes and Podcasts, the company has removed the Infowars app from the iOS App Store, completing a purge of the conspiracy theorist's content from its various distribution platforms.

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Epic says fix coming for Fortnite's poor performance on iPhone & iPad

09/07/2018, 01:09 pm

Epic Games is working to rush out a patch for Fortnite, one of the most popular games in the world, following a barrage of complaints that the iOS version of the game has become unplayable.

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Skype users can now record calls on Mac and iOS

09/04/2018, 08:09 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday added call recording functionality to its Skype voice and video calling service, an oft-requested feature that will add platform value for a wide swath of users, from professionals to on-the-go podcasters.

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Facebook pulls Onavo Protect from App Store after Apple finds it violates privacy policy [u]

08/22/2018, 07:08 pm

Facebook on Wednesday pulled its VPN service Onavo Protect from the iOS App Store after Apple found the app in violation of newly implemented privacy policies.

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Parallels Desktop 14 supports macOS Mojave, saves storage

08/21/2018, 03:08 am

PC virtualization software maker Parallels on Tuesday released the latest version of its eponymous cross-platform Mac solution, offering a slew of new features to customers, including faster start times, storage savings and support for Apple's upcoming macOS Mojave.

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Apple culls thousands of apps in China amid attacks from state media

08/20/2018, 05:08 am

Following a scathing rebuke of supposedly lax App Store policy enforcement from Chinese state media, Apple on Monday confirmed the removal of thousands of deemed-illegal titles from the online storefront in compliance with local regulations.

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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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