Editor’s Desk: Apple Face Shield, remote work tips, shot-on-FaceTime shows and more

Apple has increased its efforts to help fight the coronavirus pandemic by sourcing N95 masks from its supply chain, they’re calling these things Face Shields. Meanwhile, late night shows have found a way to broadcast from hosts’ homes — FaceTime. Looking beyond the current pandemic, we have a bunch of productivity tutorials for those of you working from home, as well as tons of new great apps, games and jailbreak tweaks you should check out. Keep your spirits up — we’re in this together as a species and we’ll get through this together.

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Our weekly recap follows right ahead.

Weekly recap: April 6—13, 2020

Welcome to a new installment of iDownloadBlog’s Editor’s Desk weekly column in which we round up everything that was published on iDownloadBlog.com from April 6-13.

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Let’s Talk iOS: Long time listener, second time caller

Episode #338 of our “Let’s Talk iOS” podcast welcomes iDB’s Senior Vice President of Wallpapers, Jim Gresham, who returns to the show after an almost 6-year hiatus. He gets to talk to Cody and Sebastien about current topics, such as Apple’s acquisition of Dark Sky, HomePod vs. Sonos and working from home in this strange period of our lives.

Be sure to follow your hosts @Sebastien, @melvco and @Jim_Gresham. Send a tweet to @LTiOS_fm if you’d like your question answered at the end of next week’s podcast.

Let's Talk iOS podcast on iPhone X
Talk to you next week!

Wallpapers: Animal Crossing for iPhone

As we all continue to shelter-in-place, it is getting tougher to keep staring at the same four walls. Many have turned to Nintendo’s latest release, Animal Crossing, to live their lives in a more enjoyable, non-pandemic environment than what’s currently surrounding us all out there.

Animal Crossing iPhone wallpaper Matt MacPherson iDownloadblog mockup
Submit images for consideration to our wallpaper wizard Jim Gresham via @jim_gresham

In fact, the Nintendo Switch console is currently sold out in brick-and-mortar stores and at most online retailers. To support the fans out there, this week’s collection brings Animal Crossing-themed iPhone wallpapers featuring subtle tones and patterns.

News and rumors to keep tabs on

Check out the stories that were making rounds this week.

COVID-19 coronavirus

Apple news

Apple rumors

Apple TV+

iOS 14 spelunking


iOS 14 widget concept courtesy of Parker Ortolani

Tips and tutorials to learn something new

Learn something new with our tutorials, tips and tricks.

Boost your remote work productivity

Productivity keyboard shortcuts

Apple Music tips

Miscellaneous how-tos

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Apps, games and updates to unwind

Check out new apps and games, updates and related news.

Software news

New app releases

New games

New updates

New iDB app roundups

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Accessory reviews and news that might interest you.

New spring colors for Twelve South’s SurfacePad for iPhone 11


All the latest resources for your pwned devices are right here.

Jailbreak news

Here’s the latest from the land of jailbreaking community.

Jailbreak tweaks

Be sure to check out these new jailbreak tweaks.

Your favorites?

Your favorite picks from the roundup?

Let us know in the commenting section down below!