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A Review of the Best Calendar App for Apple Watch, First Impressions of the New iPad Pro, and More

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The Best Calendar App for Apple Watch »

The Best Calendar App for Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is still a relatively young product, and the expectations for what makes a good app can change quickly. It’s also a chance for new apps to break out and show some of the established players how things should be done.

In light of this, we tested some of the most popular calendar apps for the Apple Watch, as well as some more under-the-radar options that you might not have heard of. After spending time with a wide variety of apps, Fantastical 2 stood head and shoulders above the rest.

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First Impressions of the New 12.9″ iPad Pro for Writing and Photography »

First Impressions of the New 12.9" iPad Pro for Writing and Photography

These days, I do most of my work from my iPad. This primarily involves Ulysses, Things, Basecamp, and Mail. I even do minor web development stuff when necessary using Coda.

I still use my iMac about 25% of the time or a little bit more, but I’ve just really come to enjoy iOS and the iPad. It’s a simple, focused work environment. And the tools I use most (Ulysses and Things in particular) are first class citizens on iOS.

Because of this, I had decided I wanted to upgrade my 10.5” iPad Pro to a larger one. I knew that the bigger screen would be great, but I was also a bit hesitant because I didn’t want a device that was so unwieldy it didn’t feel like a tablet anymore.

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Using an iPad with LumaFusion to Edit and Publish Videos »

Using an iPad with LumaFusion to Edit and Publish Videos

Going iOS first has meant that I no longer have access to the regular video editors found on macOS. Yes, there is iMovie for iOS, but it’s hardly full-featured. Luckily for everyone, we have LumaFusion.

Three Apps We’re Trying This Week: November 5, 2018 »

There are many apps that grace the Mac and iOS App Stores that simply don’t get enough attention or admiration. Sometimes an app is so good at what it does, it becomes the default app for the task and is rarely questioned. Sometimes a new app debuts in a given category and, while it shows promise, doesn’t quite live up to our pick for the best in that category.

There are millions of apps to try out on any given day, and this week we took a close look at Books, the “Delete Last Import” Shortcut from Apple, and Wealthsimple.

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How to Arrange Your iPad or iPhone’s Home Screen from a Mac using Apple Configurator 2 »

A while ago, Apple updated iTunes and (unfortunately) we lost the ability to organize apps on the home screens of our iOS devices. There is, however, another app that is free and made by Apple that you can use to complete this task! Apple Configurator 2 is actually designed for managing devices for schools or businesses, but it’s available in the App Store and you don’t need to be in either of those groups to use it.

(Austin Mann) The New iPad Pro for Photographers »

With each new iOS device release, many people look to Austin Mann for his thoughts and opinions on how these tools perform for photographers. The latest iPad Pros are no exception, and Austin has published an in-depth review of his new 12.9″ model. If you’re considering a new iPad Pro, this is a great review to peruse.

I’m here working on a couple of art commissions and leading a private workshop and I brought the new iPad Pro along to better understand how it can integrate into the mobile photographer workflow. How does it work to ingest, backup, edit, and share images?

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(MacStories) MacBook Air and Mac mini Review Roundup: Welcome Updates to Apple’s Mac Lineup »

This was a big week for Apple in terms of new product releases, and it can be difficult to keep track of the many reviews that shape initial opinions. Luckily, John Voorhees (MacStories) put together a collection of reviews for the new MacBook Air and Mac mini so you can compare notes and absorb all the excitement around these new devices.

MacX MediaTrans Giveaway – the Easiest iTunes Alternative to Transfer Data (Sponsor) »

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