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A Complete Guide to Default Mac Apps and What They Do. Like most operating systems, your Mac comes loaded with a handful of default apps that cover all kinds of use cases: office work, web browsing, email, tasks and todos, maps and navigation, photo management, music and podcasts, and more.

A Complete Guide to Default Mac Apps and What They Do

While Apple has done an overall great job in naming these apps, you may still be confused by what they do or whether you actually need some of them — and this is true whether you’re a recent convert to Mac or a long-time satisfied Mac veteran. Switched: The Convert's Guide to the Mac and OS X Switched: The Convert's Guide to the Mac and OS X Thinking of switching from your Windows-based PC to a Mac? Learn everything you need to know in order to make that transition painless. Read More In this post, we’ll go through ALL of the default applications that come installed with Apple’s desktop operating system, explain what they do, and whether you should care about them or not. Your Basic Mac Apps (Not Useful): Why is Chess a system application in Mac? The Best Mac Apps. Here you have it – our ultimate list of must-have Mac apps.

The Best Mac Apps

From email clients to system utilities, time savers to productivity boons; on this page you’ll find the best Mac software used by MakeUseOf staff and readers alike. We will continue to update the list on a regular basis, so be sure to add your favorites in the comments and we’ll consider them the next time we update this page. Last updated: September 29, 2016 Navigation: Audio | Browsers | Email | News | Virtualization | Photos & Images | Productivity | Code & Text Editors | Writing | Timesavers | Security & Privacy | System Tools | Video | Others Audio. iOS 10: Release date, features and everything else you need to know - CNET. iOS 10 is here.

iOS 10: Release date, features and everything else you need to know - CNET

Even though it looks just like iOS 9, a lot -- and we mean a lot -- of features are radically different. Messages is a lot more like Facebook Messenger, the lock screen packs a lot more info, and you can finally delete Apple's default apps. There's a lot more to know, so bookmark this page as you get started with iOS 10. Wait -- read this first! No seriously, wait. Currently, the iOS 10 update is freezing some people's phones. Have an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C? 10 reasons to update. Prep your phone before updating. Now you're ready to download the update. iOS 10: Release date, features and everything else you need to know - CNET. Periodic table of iPad apps vol 2. iPad Published on June 18th, 2016 | by Mark Anderson First things first.

Periodic table of iPad apps vol 2

It’s never just about the apps. End of. That said being guided around tried and tested apps from the classroom can be really helpful. The last periodic table was taken by a number of schools and rebranded, removing my name and having their name put on by them in replacement. For those that are interested, I made it using Photoshop. If you’d like a higher resolution version of the image, please download it from here or share this link >> The complete list of Siri commands. There's a lot you can do with Apple's virtual assistant -- and some things you can't do.

The complete list of Siri commands

For example, while Siri can send texts, search Twitter, and open up your front-facing camera, she can't adjust your device's volume (something OK Google can do). Apple hasn't published a complete list of Siri commands, though you can find a fairly comprehensive guide to Siri's abilities inside Siri herself (open up Siri and say "Help" to see what she can do). Everything You Can Do With 3D Touch on Your iPhone. It’s really just a fancy name for a pressure-sensitive screen, but adds a whole array of extra input commands to iOS.

Everything You Can Do With 3D Touch on Your iPhone

The best part of the technology is how it can save you so much time by placing app functions and menu options in much easier to reach places. Until now we’ve neglected to round-up all the neat things Apple has worked into iOS to make use of this new technology, so here’s everything you can do natively in iOS with an extra squeeze of your iPhone screen. Basic 3D Touch Actions There are several types of actions you can perform with 3D touch, one dubbed Peek and Pop, the other Quick Actions. Peek lets you do just that — peek at an item by holding your finger down without opening it, letting go closes it. New features are also coming to 3D touch with iOS 9.3, adding more features to some of the items below, as well as adding 3D touch to the Compass, Health, Settings, Stocks, and Weather apps. 3D Touch on the Home Screen. Cnet. A new iOS update is brewing, coming soon to your iPhone. iOS 9.3 is now available for developers and includes some welcome upgrades that'll help you sleep better and stay organized.


For now, iOS 9.3 is available as a developer preview, meaning it's not completely finished. There's no word on when it will arrive on your iPhone or iPad just yet, but Apple typically releases a preview just a few months before the final version. In the meantime, read up on the top new features below before they arrive.

8 Amazing Things You Can Do With an iPhone. Over the years, we’ve taken a look at several creative and unique uses for the iPhone.

8 Amazing Things You Can Do With an iPhone

With each new iteration of Apple’s best-selling product, there appears to be no limit to what we are able to do with a small touchscreen device that exists mostly in our pockets. You can now use your iPhone to pay for public transport, replace your credit card and even buy things while travelling at altitude. Far more importantly, it has become a key accessibility device for people with vision loss, hearing impairments, developmental challenges, and more.

How to Use Split View & Slide Over on iPads. When Apple introduced iOS 9, it was more of a refinement than an overhaul.

How to Use Split View & Slide Over on iPads

However, two of the more useful features for iPad users are Split View and Slide Over. These multitasking additions let you work on more than one thing at one time. Not everyone can take advantage of these new features, and they don’t work with all apps, so here’s what you need to know to get started. Slide Over lets you momentarily switch to another app by quite literally sliding it on top of the one you are currently using. It appears when you swipe in from the right-hand side of your screen, but it will only take up about a third of your viewing area. iPad Pro: An Educator’s First Impressions. My iPad Pro arrived this past week to my excitement.

iPad Pro: An Educator’s First Impressions

I have used it for just a few days now at this point. There are absolutely no regrets about this large purchase (I joked that it did cost exactly half of what I paid for my first car!). I am thoroughly impressed by this device. The larger size of this iPad gives it a new device feeling, as opposed to just a refreshed model of the same dimensions. For a size reference, here is the iPad Pro side by side with the iPad 4: 8 Hidden Apple Watch Features. The Apple Watch has a number of pretty obvious features including the ability to make and receive phone calls, get directions, and monitor your movement. Beyond the obvious features; however, Apple has packed a number of smaller, interesting features into the Watch that are worth taking a look at.

Explain Everything & Book Creator part 3. 10 Great iOS 9 Features for Teachers. October 13, 2015 iOS 9 is the newest release of Apple’s operating system. iOS 9 comes with a bunch of powerful features and enhancements to improve your productivity and performance.We have been experimenting with some of the features embedded in this update and decided to share with what we think are the best things in iOS 9 for us in education. 1- Picture in Picture While using FaceTime or watching a video, press the Home button and your video screen scales down to a corner of your display.

Tap to open a second app, and your video continues to play — even while you use the other app. So keep watching your favourite TV show while you reply to the email that just came in 2- View a desktop version of a website If the mobile version of a website does not render well on your iPad, you can hold the refresh button in address bar for a couple of seconds and you will be prompted to check the desktop version of that same website. Tweetbot 4 Review: Bigger Bot – MacStories. There have only been two great Twitter apps for iPad since 2010: Loren Brichter's Twitter, and the original Tweetbot for iPad. As I reminisced last year in my look at the state of Twitter clients, iOS apps for Twitter are no longer the welcoming, crowded design playground they once were.

Developing a Twitter client used to be an exercise in taste and restraint – a test for designers and developers who sought to combine the complex networking of Twitter with a minimalist, nimble approach best suited for a smartphone. Twitter reclaimed their keys to the playground when they began offering "guidance" on the "best opportunities" available to third-party developers. Four years into that shift, no major change appears to be in sight. Largely because of the economic realities of Twitter clients, few developers ever invested in a Twitter app for iPad that wasn't a cost-effective adaptation of its iPhone counterpart.

With two exceptions. And then came Tweetbot. We Asked a Cultural Historian: Are Apple Stores the New Temples? The Broadway Apple Store (Photo: Matt Buchanan/Flickr) In more ancient times, when communal experiences were mediated by religion, crowds used to gather outside temples on feast days. In Biblical times, for instance, on pilgrimage holidays like Passover, Jewish people were supposed to travel to Jerusalem, to be present at the Holy Temple, where the High Priest would make a sacrifice to God.

Nowadays, we have Apple Release Day—the Feast of St. Jobs—when faithful customers gather outside Apple stores and await the renewal of a next generation iPhone. The Best New iOS 9 Feature for Schools! Live Photos are a gimmick — says nobody who has young kids, ever — Vantage. Get ready for your iOS 9 upgrade the right way. A Must Have Guide on How to Evaluate Apps for The Classroom. How the watchOS 2.0 Update Will Make Your Apple Watch Even Better.

Though the Apple Watch went on sale just a little over two months ago, Apple is set to release the next major update to the watchOS software that powers the device in the Fall. What's New in iOS 9? Streaming Music, iOS 9 and 'El Capitan': What You Need to Know From Apple's WWDC. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) happened today, which means the company made a ton of announcements. Upon This Wrist — The Message. Very few notice the thing on the wrist. That makes me happy. But some do see it. Once they see it they say, Oh is that the thing? And I say, Yes it is the thing. Maximize Google Drive on the iPad and iOS.