Recently we showed you how the new Siri Shortcuts can add Siri voice commands to a variety of apps that were previously “left out” of Apple’s intelligent assistant. Today we’re taking iOS automation a step further with an introductory look at the new Shortcuts app. Be sure to keep your browser pointed to the Rocket Yard for additional installments in this series that will dive deeper into the workings of this surprisingly powerful automation tool.
A few years ago, a third-party developer made an app called Workflow that allowed iOS users to create their own automated mashups of various apps. For example, you could tap a Workflow app and have the iPhone grab text from a web page and then paste it into a Notes document. Workflow brought a number of programming tools into the mix as well, allowing for entry of data by the user, analyzing conditionals, and so
Priced at $329.95, the headphones are a gray color with a classic Mickey design. The headphones come with a matching gray felt carrying case, a collectible pin, and a decal sticker.
Celebrate “The True Original” with Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Edition Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones. Keep the magic going with award-winning sound and up to 40 hours of battery life. The cool-gray headphone features Mickey Mouse in the iconic pose seen on classic t-shirts that we all know and love. It also comes with a custom felt case inspired by the materials from Mickey Mouse ear hats, along with a collectible pin and decal sticker to honor the collaboration.
Mickey Mouse made his first appearance on November 18, 1928 to replace Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, one of Disney’s original characters. He
With Apple rumors predicting an iPad Pro launch event this month, Apple has taken the unprecedented step of publishing a press release announcing the introduction of Photoshop CC for iPad and other new Adobe apps for creative pros.
“The role art and creativity play in calling attention to important causes, illuminating the human condition, and changing the world cannot be understated.” – Shantanu Narayen, CEO #AdobeMAXpic.twitter.com/FiZYye26w2
For one day only, Woot is knocking up to $130 off 2017 iPads (Wi-Fi + Cellular) or up to $54 off 2018 models (Wi-Fi Only) with Apple Pencil support. The Amazon company also has an upgraded Mac mini on sale for $549.99 ($150 off) while supplies last.
Apple marketing head Phil Schiller made an unannounced appearance at Adobe’s MAX conference on Monday, bragging about the upcoming Photoshop CC for iPad, as well as the companies’ ongoing collaboration — particularly as it involves the iPad Pro.
Adobe is bringing Photoshop CC to the iPad. Set for release next year, Photoshop CC for iPad will bring the full Photoshop engine to Apple’s line of tablets.
Photoshop for iPad has a user interface structured similarly to the desktop application. It is immediately familiar to users of the application but tuned for touch screens, with larger targets and adaptations for the tablet as well as gestures to streamline workflows. Both touch and pencil input are supported. The interface is somewhat simpler than the desktop version, and although the same Photoshop code is running under the hood to ensure there’s no loss of fidelity, not every feature will be available in the mobile version. The first release will contain the main tools while Adobe plans to add more in the future.
More signs that new iPad Pro models are on the way have surfaced, with an app analytics platform claiming to see logs of model identifiers for unreleased models for the tablet, labels that seemingly correlate with other rumors about the 2018 refresh.
More than half of all iPhones, iPads, and iPods are running iOS 12, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, just over three weeks after the OS was released. Folks are taking to iOS 12 way faster than its predecessor. It took 50 days—about twice as long—for iOS 11 to reach 50 percent of devices, as documented by ZDNet.
A new set of filings at a Chinese regulator suggests the refreshed iPad Pro could land soon, with the filing revealing three model numbers for the device, including some that have appeared in leaks from earlier this year.
Get ready, get set… but it’s not quite yet time for “Go” as new models appear in a Chinese government registration database.
Here come the new iPad Pros
While there had been some speculation the new models would appear earlier this year, Apple’s instead kept us waiting a little while, conceivably while it sorted out the 7nm processor manufacturing facilities for the A12 chip used (at present) only in the brand new iPhones.
The new models identified on the MIIT database are – A1876, A1980, and A1993. These three model numbers have certification date of September 29, 2018, “which makes them quite new in comparison to the previous leaks that carried model numbers from last year,” said MySmartPrice.
The report also describes a new Bluetooth device model number A2051 – we can’t be certain but this looks likely to be the much-mooted all-new and improved Apple Pencil 2.
This is not a headline I ever expected to write, but the brutal truth is that Apple is bigger than Microsoft when it comes to PC hardware sales in the U.S., even using Gartner’s obfuscated statistics.
When push comes to shove
The latest market share data sees Microsoft push Windows partner Acer aside on strength of Surface sales alone. What makes that stat so weird is that while Gartner counts Surface as a PC, it fails to account for Apple’s iPad sales in the same way.
That’s incredibly odd when you consider that iPads are more powerful machines that are perfectly capable of running macOS if used with Parallels Access software. I still believe Gartner’s (and IDC’s) refusal to count iPads as PCs calls its credibility into question.
All the same, the stats do show that, in the U.S. at least, Apple is a bigger hardware vendor
When entering credit card details online, does your Safari regularly recommend old or deleted cards? That’s less of a problem for you lucky Apple Pay users on modern Macs, but for most users its a pain.
Don’t worry – changing this behaviour won’t mess up your insurance, mortgage or loan payments, but will make it much easier to shop online.
How to stop Safari remembering the wrong credit card
What has happened is that Safari’s AutoFill feature has remembered your old card numbers and continues to recommend them. I will confess that this has been a problem for me for a long time, I’d just never got round to dealing with it – too busy writing stories for you, I suppose.
The good news? Fixing this is super-easy.
The secret’s in AutoFill
What you need to do
The procedure is slightly different on both Mac and iOS device
The 5.5-inch Google Pixel 3, which has no notch, is similar in size to the 5.8-inch iPhone XS, while the 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL is similar in size to the iPhone XS Max and takes some design cues from Apple’s devices.
As we saw in leaked images and heard in rumors leading up to the Pixel 3 XL’s debut, it has a deep notch on the front housing its front-facing camera system. The rest of the display
Ultra popular farming simulation RPG Stardew Valley is set to expand to iOS devices starting on October 24, developer ConcernedApe announced today.
For those unfamiliar with Stardew Valley, it’s an incredibly in-depth game where players take on the role of a character who takes over their grandfather’s small, failing farm, working to bring it back to prosperity by planting and tending crops, raising animals, and crafting goods to sell. It’s similar to other games like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing.
Players are also tasked with fighting monsters to earn money, mining ores, getting to know all the townspeople, and engaging in various social activities within the town. There are cyclical seasons and different crops and activities to partake in as the game progresses through different years.
The mobile version of Stardew Valley is the full version of the game that “plays almost identically to all the other versions.” It
Made from aluminium with a silicon rubber cap and a handy little power on/off button, it’s an Apple Pencil for children. With that in mind it’s a little smaller (163mm-x-12mm-x-8mm) than the Apple device (though it weights about the same).
How does it compare to Apple Pencil?
Both products communicate with the iPad thanks to their internal components and a replacable tip. Features include tilt sensitivity and palm rejection technology, just like the Apple Pencil.
The good stuff
There are three features I think make this a slightly better device:
There’s a claim Apple’s iPad Pro 2018 will output 4K HDR video to external displays using its USB-C port. The story also says it will be possible to control resolution, HDR, brightness and other settings on connected displays.
Why is Apple putting video-out on iPad Pros?
Here are several reasons why Apple might be putting video out on its iPad Pro tablets.
Gaming on Apple TV hasn’t taken off. In part, this is because the user interface you get on an iOS device is so much better than the UI you’ll find using a wireless controller and far superior to what you get from the official remote. That’s even before you consider that the new iPads will play even better games. Of course you can output this over AirPlay to your television, but a direct connection should be faster, gaming better and in full 4K. Not only this, but
Apple’s iOS 12.1 release back in September hinted at a new iPad launch before the year is out, and now new details have emerged on exactly what the device might look like. According to 9to5mac, sources familiar with the development of the new 2018 iPad Pro have revealed there will be two WiFi and two LTE models in both size options.
Later this month, Apple is expected to update its iPad Pro lineup with new models featuring Face ID biometric authentication and near bezel-less displays. According to the latest rumors, the redesigned tablets might also be equipped with a new "Magnetic Connector" and support an updated Apple Pencil.
iOS 12.0.1 fixes a handful of early bugs users faced with September 17’s major release, most notably problems with WiFi connectivity and charging on new iPhones.
Some users of the newly released iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max discovered slower WiFi speeds than expected on their new devices. After digging deeper, users also discovered that the iPhone XS sometimes joined Wi-Fi networks that were available in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands in 2.4GHz even though the phones support 5GHz.