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It was clear as soon as Apple announced they were going with Qi charging that the other standards would likely die, hopefully the resources from creating the different standards will go a long way - greater range, for one, would be appreciated.

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I'm very sad to hear that Panic are discontinuing another app - I found out about Status Board too late, but have been a heavy user of Transmit for the last few months. I can't fault a company for cutting products which aren't money makers - but the App Store needs to change so that apps like the...

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I think Apple needs to come up with a better indication -- perhaps something more explicit, the first time you encounter it -- that you need to click the hardware button, not tap something on screen. I have to agree, I did not "get" how to purchase apps to start with (one of the first things I...

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Just over a year ago I walked into the Apple Store and picked up my AirPods - I was lucky enough to get a pair on launch day, but wasn't really sure if I'd like them. Over the next few days I got used to them and found that unlike EarPods they didn't cause my ears to ache - or constantly fall out. ...

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I recently discovered a little trick from the Map app in iOS - that you can add a rich contact to your contact, complete with map.1. The first step is finding the place on the map - Apple Maps has got much better over the years so points of interest and useful places like doctors surgeries are of...

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I've been experimenting more with Airmail on iOS recently, specifically the custom actions. Being a regular user of Workflow I'm very familiar with the concept - but Airmail does things a little differently.To get started with the custom actions you first need to enable integration with the...

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Today is the day, Apple fans are perhaps a little too excited but that's par for the course. We've had plenty of "pre-announcements" and speculation that these have come over the last week because they're running short of time in the Keynote. There's even been an apparent supply chain leak on Reddit (and a handy summary if you don't feel like wading through all those comments).

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With just 5 days to go before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference everyone's getting in on the prediction/wish list action! MacStories's Federico Viticci along with Sam Beckett did a brilliant video of an iOS 11 concept - I especially like the Shelf, it feels very Apple like and I could...

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Everyone's been talking about JSON feed recently, or at least that's how it seems! As said by John Gruber, it's written for real humans. JSON is everywhere nowadays, and it's very easy to parse! As such I thought it would be nice to implement JSON feed here on this blog. Unfortunately there i...

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As Wunderlist is sadly shutting down, I decided that I would move before I was pushed - so after some evaluation of my uses (shared lists primarily, and nothing that would end up in OmniFocus) I decided on Trello. They have optional Trello Gold which means I can pay them and make them more lik...

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