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What we published, and links of note

Here are the things we published this week and last, as well as some great link material. You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter and RSS.

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The best iOS Music app replacement »

The best iOS Music app replacement

If the stock iOS Music app doesn’t fit your needs and you’re not interested in a streaming service, you have a surprising number of options. Your iOS music library, like your calendar, your contacts, and your photo library, is open to other apps. There’s Music app replacements that will fit anyone’s needs, many with features that the stock app either buries or doesn’t have at all. Here are a few of our favorites.

Gareth Harle’s Mac, iOS, and watchOS setup »

Gareth Harle’s Mac, iOS, and watchOS setup

Gareth Harle is an ICT Network Manager for two secondary schools and one primary school in and around Doncaster, UK.

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How to restore revisions in Google Docs »

Google Docs, the best online document editing app, has a feature that I didn’t know about for a long time. It’s called Revision History. When you work on a document that a lot of people have access to, it can often be difficult to tell what has changed (or who changed it). By using the revision history feature, you can not only view past revisions, but you can also restore them.

Six Colors: Syncing feeling — iCloud Drive in macOS Sierra »

Jason Snell (Six Colors) published a piece that takes a close look at one of macOS Sierra’s tentpole features: iCloud Drive and Optimizing.

I like what Apple’s going for, but both of these features have problems, and some of them bit me when I was writing my review of Sierra. Let’s take a much closer look at what’s going on with syncing and optimizing, including the bugs, the missed opportunities, and the workarounds.

If, like me, you don’t fully understand these new features in Sierra and want to fully grasp the possible downsides, Jason offers a great explanation.

The iPhone 7 Plus »

Over at our sister site, Tools & Toys, Josh Ginter published a stellar review of the new iPhone 7 Plus that is worth your time. His review is detailed, informative, and enjoyable. Set a half hour aside this weekend to peruse Josh’s thoughts on the newest iPhone, and enjoy the wonderful photography as well.

​Feed Hawk: Subscribe to a Site’s RSS Feed from the Share Sheet of Mobile Safari (Sponsor) »

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Feed Hawk provides an iOS share sheet extension that makes it easy to subscribe to the RSS feed of the website you are visiting. From within Safari or almost any other iOS web browser, simply open a share sheet and tap Feed Hawk. Feed Hawk will find the feed for the site and subscribe to it. If the site has multiple feeds, Feed Hawk will allow you to select the feeds to which you wish to subscribe.

Feed Hawk supports BazQux Reader, Feed Wrangler, Feedbin, FeedHQ, Fever, Inoreader, Minimal Reader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and tt-rss. There are some additional requirements for Fever and tt-rss hosts.

Feed Hawk is available now in the App Store.


Our thanks to Feed Hawk for sponsoring the site this week.