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MacStories Unwind: The Evolution of iPadOS, Widgets, ADA Interviews, and a New Use for ARKit

0:0024:36 Sponsored by OffScreen – Leave Your Phone, and Focus on Real Life This week on MacStories Unwind: MacStories Widgets and the App Library: A First Look at Bringing Personality and Customization to Your Home Screens Two Weeks with iPadOS 14: Redefining the Modern iPad Experience...

Widgets and the App Library: A First Look at Bringing Personality and Customization to Your Home Screens

No single feature of the iOS 14 betas has had as immediate an impact on my daily iPhone use as Home screen widgets. Together with the App Library, the features can radically change the way apps are organized and accessed by everyone. Users don’t have to use widgets or the App Library, but they’ve been designed to feel familiar and inviting, echoing...

Two Weeks with iPadOS 14: Redefining the Modern iPad Experience

My iPadOS 14 Home Screen. For the past two weeks, I’ve been using the developer beta of iPadOS 14 on my 2018 12.9” iPad Pro – my main computer and production machine. Although I feel like it’s too early for me to offer a definitive assessment of iPadOS 14, I figured it’d be interesting to share some initial thoughts on the evolution of the iPad platform...

Apple Opens First Public Betas for iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 14

Apple has opened its public beta program for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14 on the Apple Beta Software Program website. Developers, who can access betas of Apple’s OS releases before the general public, received the first developer betas on June 22nd, the first day of WWDC and a second version earlier this week. If past practice is a guide, the public...

Epic Games Releases iPhone App That Captures Facial Expressions to Unreal Engine

Source: Epic Games. Epic Games has released a new iPhone app for videogame developers that captures facial expressions, piping them into the company’s Unreal Engine in real-time. As explained on the Unreal Engine blog: Live Link Face streams high-quality facial animation in real-time from your iPhone directly onto characters in Unreal Engine....

Apple Updates Coding Resources for Students, Teachers, and Families

Apple has updated its lineup of coding resources for kids and educators across the board and introduced all-new resources for parents and children interested in learning to program from home. Apple first introduced its Everyone to Code program in 2016. That program was joined by Develop in Swift in 2019. Between the two programs, Apple has developed...

Omni’s Revised 2020 Roadmap

In January, Ken Case of The Omni Group shared the company’s plans for 2020, which included the release of OmniPlan 4, the expansion features for OmniFocus for the Web, simplified app license management on the web, along with OmniFocus collaboration and improved in-app workflows. Omni Automation has shipped as part of all of the company’s products and...

2020 Apple Design Award Winners: The AppStories Interviews

Federico and I had the pleasure of interviewing three of the 2020 Apple Design Award winners for AppStories. The awards, which were announced by Apple last Monday, recognize “outstanding app design, innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement.” For today’s special episode, we spoke with Majd Taby of Bergen Co., the creator of photo and video editing...

OffScreen: Leave Your Phone, and Focus on Real Life [Sponsor]

It’s far too easy to get sidetracked and waste time on your iPhone. With Offscreen, you’ll understand exactly how you are spending time, regain control of it, and learn how to focus on what’s most important to you. OffScreen is a beautifully-designed app for the iPhone and iPad that humanizes the way it reports statistics of your device usage. Not...

MacStories Unwind: The ADAs, New Apple Watch Details, and Big Sur’s Redesign

0:0035:58 Sponsored by Streaks Workout: Work out in your home with no equipment. This week on MacStories Unwind: MacStories Apple Design Awards for 2020 Awarded to Eight Developers Apple’s Kevin Lynch on watchOS 7’s Sleep Tracking How the watchOS 7 Handwashing Feature Works Michael...

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