Earlier this week, 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo leaked some of the goodies coming to Apple developer at WWDC 2019, and today I want to zero in on another little yet important aspect of iOS that macOS 10.15 will support in order to make apps better, more appealing to users.
Final Cut Pro X update brings third-party extension support
Apple on Thursday announced a major new update to Final Cut Pro X, bringing third-party extension support to the professional video app, plus other new features and enhancements.
Mixmax will bring back some much needed stability to your Gmail inbox
Are you looking for a way to make your work time more productive? Tired of dealing with an overflowing Gmail inbox that has slowly taken control of your life? The Chrome extension Mixmax can help boost your productivity while also bringing some stability back to your inbox.
Power Menu lets you add powerful actions and customizable workflows to your Mac’s Finder
macOS includes a super-handy Automator feature to automate the tasks you do on your Mac. Even though Automator takes advantage of ready-made actions for easy creation of complex workflows without programming, most people are unaware of its existence or what it can do.
Uber update drops compatibility with Apple Maps extensions and Siri integration
An update to Uber for iPhone, dated January 22, has nixed integration with Siri and Apple Maps.
MiniCast brings podcasts to Apple Watch
The Apple Watch is a great companion device for exercise, tracking your activity, and with watchOS 4, provides access to Apple Music. For people that prefer listening to podcasts while they work out, the Apple Watch is less ideal due to the lack of podcast app, either Apple's own Podcast app or third-party apps. A new Apple Watch app called MiniCast is looking to fill that gap and bring podcasts to your wrist.
MiniCast, available for free in the App Store (with $3.99 In-App Purchase), is a simple iPhone extension and Apple Watch app that allows uses to send podcasts from Apple's Podcasts app, Overcast, Castro, or PocketCast to their watch.
Facebook confirms Apple Music integration coming soon to Messenger
Apple has offered an Apple Music API for some time now and Facebook leveraged it to integrate the service with Music Stories, a song-sharing feature available within its mainland iOS app. Soon, Apple Music will integrate with the Messenger platform, too (currently used by more than 1.2 billion people every month). At the F8 conference today, the social networking behemoth announced that Spotify integration will be available on Messenger at launch and Apple Music real soon.
How to filter and block spam phone calls on iPhone
Starting with iOS 10, Apple is allowing a new type of applications in the App Store: apps that can detect and block spam phone calls from telemarketers, debt collectors, scammers, and automated systems. These apps act as an extension of the Phone application, and in theory, they can help you filter out those calls from people you don't want to talk to.
In this post, we will have a look at how these applications work and how to use them.
Facebook posts Save and Share extensions for Chrome, revamps Like button on mobile
Having launched at the annual F8 conference for developers, Facebook's Save button is now available for public consumption in the form of a new Save to Facebook extension for the Google Chrome browser. As a bonus, an official new Share to Facebook extension with more capabilities is now also available for free in the Chrome Web Store.
Taking dead aim at Pocket, the new Save to Facebook extension makes it simple for Chrome users to tuck articles away on Facebook to read later on. According to the social networking firm, more than 300 million people use the Save feature every month.
New Mac extension simplifies opening and switching Terminal to the current folder
A new OS X extension from Hasbrang Productions, the prominent jailbreak community development team, makes it easy to open and switch a new Terminal window to the current working directory, right from the Finder's contextual menu.
Available at no charge on the Mac App Store, the aptly named TermHere installs itself as a Finder file extension, readily accessible from the right-click menu. It works as advertised and is pretty convenient, more so if you use Terminal frequently.