A Roundup of Apple’s iPhone Keynote, Experimenting with Apple’s Stock Apps, and More

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A Roundup of Apple’s September 2019 iPhone Keynote »

A Roundup of Apple’s September 2019 iPhone Keynote

This week’s Apple keynote was one of the more well-paced (even subdued) keynotes in recent memory. There was enough time to boast about some statistics, preview some upcoming subscription services, and show off some new hallmark features in all of Apple’s latest devices.

In case you weren’t able to catch the keynote live, or if you’re just looking for a healthy roundup of what Apple announced today, we’ve got you covered.

Changing Defaults »

Changing Defaults

It’s 6:34 am. The sound of your smartphone alarm startles you awake. (Actually, it’s the sound of the fifth alarm you’ve set because you’ve gotten so used to snoozing them that it now takes several to finally get you out of bed.) You instinctively reach to grab your phone from the nightstand and perform your morning ritual of checking email, Twitter, Instagram, and then email one more time without even thinking. After about 15 minutes of scrolling endless feeds, liking a few posts, and freaking out about the work that is waiting for you when you get to the office, you finally manage to drag yourself out of bed and start your day. You take a quick shower, grab coffee and a Kind bar (who has time to eat a real breakfast?) and hop in your car, listening to your favorite podcast as you make your way to the office.

Moving Back to Apple’s Stock Apps »

Moving Back to Apple’s Stock Apps

It’s probably too early to say — and the betas have probably been too buggy to proclaim — but Apple’s June 2019 WWDC felt momentous. Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, macOS Catalina, watchOS 6, tvOS 13, and a whole bunch more. Of course, iOS 13 and iPadOS likely topped the list.

Using the New Text Formatting Gestures in iPadOS »

Using the New Text Formatting Gestures in iPadOS

We’ve been testing iPadOS since the first public beta and have yet to see these new copy/paste/undo gestures be committed to muscle memory.

Generally, I find myself using a keyboard rather than the on-screen finger gestures whenever these types of text tasks are involved, but for those who don’t utilize an external keyboard, these new gestures will ensure your glowing 13-inch iPad Pro won’t go flying from your hands when you want to undo that deleted email.

A Roundup of Health Features to Check Out in iOS and watchOS »

Apple has made health a commitment over the last few years. In the latest iOS and watchOS there are a whole host of features which you can use to keep on top of your health, including several things new in watchOS 6 and iOS 13. And on Tuesday, Apple announced a range of new health initiatives and studies to keep their focus dialled in for the next few years.

How to Scan a QR Code on iOS »

QR codes are everywhere nowadays, from rental bikes to trains, posters, and more. Once upon a time in iOS, you had to download and open an app to scan a QR code, but a few years ago Apple integrated it into the camera app to make life easier for all of us!

Juuk “Vitero Crimson” Apple Watch Band »

Love your Apple Watch but feel like it needs a little more…Iron Man? Juuk’s Vitero Crimson band is just the thing. Made from hard anodized 6000-series aluminum — commonly used for aerospace, automotive, and nautical applications — the band sports a matte red (dare I say hot rod red?) color with a gold stripe down the center.

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