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Peter McKinnon on Apple’s MagSafe Wallet

I received my MagSafe wallet a few days ago, and it didn’t take me long to observe how I was in complete disagreement with the general consensus from most reviews: the majority of reviewers I follow didn’t like it and criticized its flimsiness; I loved it, couldn’t figure out what issues other people had with putting it in their pockets, and generally...

Year-End Music Insights From Apple’s Replay 2020 and Top 100 Playlists, Plus MacStories’ Apple Music Wrapped Shortcut

Apple’s annual Replay playlists are available and updated throughout most of the year by visiting replay.music.apple.com. However, as of this week, if you visit the site, you will see your year-end statistics too, which provide insights about your listening habits in 2020. When you click or tap the ‘Get Your Replay Mix’ button, a webpage is generated...

Apple Names App of the Year Winners

Every year, Apple chooses a handful of standout apps and games from among the millions available on the App Store, naming them the Apps of the Year. In recent years, the company has also picked trends its editorial team has spotted on the App Store. For 2020, Apple has honored fifteen apps and games as the App of the Year winners from a wide variety...

Apple Recognizes Best Books, Audiobooks, and Podcasts of 2020

Today Apple updated its Books and Podcasts apps with recognition of the most popular, and Apple’s selection of the best books, audiobooks, and podcasts of the year. There are ten different groups of selections, some just being the most popular items based on Apple’s metrics, and others being Apple’s own subjective favorites. Here’s a subset of Apple’s...

Downloading YouTube Videos on iPad with youtube-dl and a-Shell

Greg Godwin, writing at NonProfit Workflows: There are various apps for the Mac that’ll download YouTube videos, but there’s nothing comparable for the iPad. I discovered that it’s possible to download these videos using the iCab browser if you change the user agent, but I could never get this to work consistently. There is a command-line program...

AppStories, Episode 196 – Workflows Revisited: Email

This week on AppStories, we kick off a new mini-series focused on breaking down and rethinking the core workflows behind MacStories. In this first installment, we revisit how the MacStories team uses email, a long-standing workflow that has changed very little since the site was founded, and why we chose to move to HEY by Basecamp. ...

Apple Announces Partnership with (RED) to Combat HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 and Highlights Its PPE Donations in Zambia

Apple announced today that it is expanding its partnership with (RED), a relationship that spans fourteen years and has raised nearly $250 million to fund HIV and AIDS programs around the world, offering prevention, testing, and counseling services. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted HIV/AIDS programs around the world, so earlier this year, Apple’s...

pCloud: How Does 2TB Lifetime Cloud Storage Sound? [Sponsor]

Most cloud storage solutions require you to pay every month but pCloud doesn’t. Say goodbye to paying over and over for the same storage with pCloud, which offers secure cloud storage plans for a one-time payment – no monthly or annual bills. Buying cloud storage shouldn’t be any different from buying a new external drive for your Mac. However, most...

MacStories Unwind: Big Sur Widgets, Our Big Icon Sale, a MacStories Weekly Milestone, Plus Bonus Unwind Picks

0:0033:17 Sponsored by: Permute: Quick Image, Audio, and Video Conversion This week on MacStories Unwind: MacStories MacStories Shortcuts Icons and Perspective Icons: 40% Off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday macOS Big Sur: Widget Roundup Club MacStories MacStories Weekly John’s...

MacStories Shortcuts Icons and Perspective Icons: 40% Off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday

MacStories Shortcuts Icons and Perspective Icons are 40% off for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us, and we’ve prepared something truly special to celebrate the occasion at MacStories: starting today through Monday, November 30, MacStories Shortcuts Icons and Perspective Icons are available at 40% off their regular...

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