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AppStories

English, Technology, 1 season, 384 episodes, 4 days, 34 minutes
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AppStories is a weekly exploration of the world of apps by MacStories' Federico Viticci and John Voorhees. Each week, they discuss the best new apps, the impact of apps on our culture, and cover the stories behind popular apps. Hosted by Federico Viticci and John Voorhees.
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Our 2024 iOS and iPadOS WWDC Wishes

The iOS and iPadOS updates we'd love to see
5/19/202439 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Trouble with iPadOS

How the iPad Is Held Back by Its OS
5/13/202441 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Roomful of Suits: AltStore and Delta with Riley Testut

The Journey from Side Loaded App to Alternative App Marketplace
5/5/202434 minutes, 7 seconds
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Apple's Swift Student Challenge

Interviews with Apple's Susan Prescott plus past and present student winners
4/29/202445 minutes, 54 seconds
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Obsidian Setup Check-In

The Themes, Plugins, and Systems We Use
4/21/202437 minutes, 48 seconds
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A Classic Mac Pick 2

Mac Apps We Love
4/14/202434 minutes, 4 seconds
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Are We Entering a Post-App World?

Apps Are So 2007
4/7/202435 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why the DOJ Claims Apple Is a Monopoly

A Story 26 Years in the Making
3/31/202445 minutes, 26 seconds
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Shortcuts Wishlist (2024 Edition)

The iOS 18 Shortcuts Features We Want to See
3/24/202443 minutes, 38 seconds
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Why'd You Download That?

Recent App Downloads
3/17/202435 minutes, 8 seconds
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Examining Apple App and OS Design Trends

Where Is App Design Headed?
3/10/202434 minutes, 40 seconds
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Introducing the MacPad

How Federico Built a Hybrid Mac/iPad
3/4/202451 minutes, 28 seconds
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Apple Vision Pro Entertainment Apps

visionOS Entertainment Apps
2/25/202433 minutes, 26 seconds
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Exploring visionOS

visionOS
2/18/202442 minutes, 27 seconds
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Apple Vision Pro: Hardware First Impressions

The Vision Pro Hardware Experience
2/11/202450 minutes, 26 seconds
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Digging into the DMA

Apple's Response to the EU
2/4/202441 minutes, 6 seconds
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Workflow Experiments

New Workflows
1/28/202431 minutes, 8 seconds
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Apple Vision Pro Preparations, Questions, and Apps

Apple Vision Pro Prep
1/21/202437 minutes, 41 seconds
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Magic Rays of Light Joins MacStories, Plus Our Favorite Media Tracking Apps

Welcome Magic Rays of Light
1/14/202441 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Return of the Classic Pick 2

Apps We're Enjoying
1/7/202435 minutes, 29 seconds
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Fixing the Share Sheet

How Could Apple Improve the Share Sheet?
12/17/202332 minutes, 11 seconds
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The 2023 MacStories Selects Awards

Honoring Excellence in Apps
12/11/202346 minutes, 16 seconds
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What If?: Exploring Alternative Apple Timelines

Imagining Alternative Apple Histories
12/3/202334 minutes, 27 seconds
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Nerding Out for the Holidays (Part 2)

Holiday Tech Projects (Part 2)
11/26/202334 minutes, 12 seconds
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Nerding Out for the Holidays (Part 1)

Holiday Tech Projects (Part 1)
11/19/202334 minutes
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Getting Your Digital Life in Order

Tips for Staying Digitally Organized
11/12/202325 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Trouble with Task Management

Imagining an Extensible To-Do App
11/5/202329 minutes, 38 seconds
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Apple's Scary Fast Event with Stephen Hackett

Apple's Scary Fast Event
10/31/202337 minutes, 12 seconds
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Web Apps and Services

Web Apps
10/22/202338 minutes, 27 seconds
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Building a Link Gathering Machine

Reading the Web with the Boox Tab Ultra
10/15/202338 minutes, 56 seconds
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Apple Vision Pro and Apps

Apple Vison Pro Apps
10/8/202347 minutes, 33 seconds
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tvOS 17: The MacStories Review with Sigmund Judge

tvOS 17 Review
10/2/202330 minutes, 31 seconds
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Widgets Everywhere

Interactive Widgets
9/24/202326 minutes, 38 seconds
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iOS and iPadOS 17: The MacStories Review

iOS and iPadOS 17
9/18/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
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Apple's 2023 Watch and iPhone Event

Apple's Fall Media Event
9/13/202359 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bookmarking Apps Revisited

Saving Links in 2023
9/3/202345 minutes, 49 seconds
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Gadget Show & Tell

A Look at Our Summertime Gadget Collection
8/20/202343 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Classic Pick 2

Four great apps
8/13/202331 minutes, 19 seconds
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Why The Way Apps Are Made Has Changed

The Shift in How Apps Are Made
8/6/202329 minutes, 12 seconds
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Where Is The App Economy Heading?

App Industry Trends
7/30/202333 minutes, 2 seconds
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macOS Sonoma and iOS and iPadOS 17 Public Betas

The macOS, iOS, and iPadOS Public Betas
7/23/202341 minutes, 15 seconds
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watchOS and macOS Sonoma Public Beta Previews

watchOS and macOS Public Beta Previews
7/16/202354 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Web Apps We Use

Web Apps We Use
7/9/202330 minutes, 3 seconds
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Do Wishes Come True? (Part 2)

Grading Our OS Wishes, Part 2
7/2/202342 minutes, 36 seconds
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Do Wishes Come True? (Part 1)

Grading Our OS Wishes
6/25/202340 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Impact of OS Updates on Third-Party Apps

OS Updates and Third-Party Apps
6/18/202338 minutes, 23 seconds
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What's Next for Notes, Reminders, and Macs

Notes, Reminders, and Macs
6/11/202345 minutes, 42 seconds
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WWDC 2023: Swift Student Challenge Winners, The MacStories Interviews

2023 Swift Student Challenge Winner Interviews
6/9/202332 minutes, 10 seconds
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WWDC 2023: Apple Design Awards: The AppStories Interviews

2023 Apple Design Awards Interviews
6/9/202352 minutes, 53 seconds
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WWDC 2023: Federico's Experience with Apple Vision Pro

Apple Vision Pro
6/7/202338 minutes, 32 seconds
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WWDC 2023: A Stage Manager in iPadOS 17 Deep Dive, Plus Notes, Reminders, StandBy, and More

WWDC 2023 Stage Manager Deep Dive
6/7/202340 minutes, 46 seconds
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WWDC 2023: Keynote First Impressions

WWDC 2023: Keynote First Impressions
6/6/202337 minutes, 2 seconds
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WWDC 2023: Final Thoughts and Predictions

Final Pre-WWDC Thoughts
6/4/202354 minutes, 15 seconds
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Our xrOS Wishes

Our xrOS Wishes
5/28/202346 minutes, 54 seconds
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Our macOS Wishes

2023 macOS Wishes
5/21/202341 minutes
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Our watchOS 10 and tvOS 17 Wishes

watchOS 10 and tvOS 17 Wishes
5/14/202344 minutes, 43 seconds
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Our iPadOS 17 Wishes

iPadOS 17 Wishes
5/7/202341 minutes, 37 seconds
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Our iOS 17 Wishes

iOS 17 Wishes
4/30/202354 minutes, 31 seconds
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Return to macOS

Federico's M2 MacBook Air Setup
4/23/202355 minutes, 17 seconds
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Automation April: Third-Party Apps with Great Shortcuts Support

Apps with Great Shortcuts Support
4/16/202336 minutes, 50 seconds
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Automation April: A Link Management Workflow and S-GPT

Linking and S-GPT
4/9/202349 minutes, 43 seconds
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Automation April: Shortcuts Check-In

Shortcuts Check-In
4/2/202336 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Classic Pick 2

Pick 2
3/26/202344 minutes, 21 seconds
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Revisiting RSS

Revisiting RSS
3/19/202351 minutes, 9 seconds
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Listener Q&A

Q&A
3/12/202356 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Future of Web Browsers

The Future of Web Browsers
3/5/202341 minutes, 31 seconds
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Apple Watch Ultra and the Watch Apps We Use

Apple Watch Ultra Apps
2/26/202337 minutes, 16 seconds
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Artificial Intelligence and Apps (Part 2)

AI Apps
2/19/202345 minutes, 32 seconds
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Artificial Intelligence and Apps (Part 1)

Artificial Intelligence, Part 1
2/12/202351 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mastodon Web, Mac, and Utility Apps

Mastodon Apps Continued
2/5/202346 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mastodon Clients for iOS and iPadOS

Mastodon Apps for iPhone and iPad
1/29/202347 minutes, 25 seconds
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Imagining Apps for an Apple VR Headset

Imagining VR Apps
1/22/202340 minutes, 21 seconds
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Read-Later Apps

Read-Later Apps
1/15/202347 minutes, 50 seconds
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Gone but Not Forgotten: The Third-Party Apps (Part 2)

Gone but Not Forgotten: Third-Party Apps (Part 2)
1/8/202345 minutes, 57 seconds
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The 2022 MacStories Selects Awards

2022 MacStories Selects Awards
12/21/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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Gone but Not Forgotten: The Third-Party Apps (Part 1)

Gone but Not Forgotten: Third-Party Apps (Pt. 1)
12/12/202239 minutes, 13 seconds
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Gone but Not Forgotten

Apple Apps and Features that Didn't Make It
12/4/202247 minutes, 13 seconds
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Nerding Out for the Holidays (Part 2)

Holiday Projects (Part 2)
11/27/202234 minutes, 39 seconds
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Nerding Out for the Holidays (Part 1)

Holiday Projects (Part 1)
11/20/202236 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Close-Up Look at Anybox and Spring

Anybox and Spring
11/13/202239 minutes, 22 seconds
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Calendars, Communications, and More Revisited

Episode 200 Revisited
11/6/202243 minutes, 17 seconds
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macOS Ventura: The MacStories Review

MacOS Ventura
10/30/202245 minutes, 44 seconds
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Stage Manager in iPadOS 16

Stage Manager in iPadOS 16
10/24/202256 minutes, 42 seconds
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The New iPad and iPad Pro Review: Mixed Signals

The New iPad and iPad Pro Review
10/24/202239 minutes, 48 seconds
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App Trends Revisited and Reconsidered

App Trends
10/16/202255 minutes, 31 seconds
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Return to the App Grab Bag

Return to the App Grab Bag
10/9/202244 minutes, 58 seconds
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Widgets, iPhone Photography, and the Apple Watch Ultra with David Smith

An interview with David Smith
10/2/202250 minutes, 20 seconds
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Lock Screen Widgets, Focus Filters, and Shared with You Apps

More iOS 16 Apps
9/25/202237 minutes, 24 seconds
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iOS 16 Apps with Great Lock Screen Widgets

iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets
9/18/202237 minutes, 4 seconds
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iOS 16: The MacStories Review

iOS 16 Review
9/12/202242 minutes, 18 seconds
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macOS Ventura with Jason Snell

macOS Ventura
9/4/202255 minutes, 55 seconds
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Let's Fix the Music App

Let's Fix Music
8/28/202250 minutes, 35 seconds
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What Makes a Great Modern Shortcuts Action?

Modern Shortcuts Actions
8/21/202243 minutes, 12 seconds
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2022 OS Preview: watchOS 9

watchOS 9 Preview
8/14/202253 minutes, 35 seconds
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How iOS and iPadOS 16 Are Affecting Our Lives

The Daily Impact of iOS and iPadOS 16
8/7/202248 minutes, 41 seconds
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Our 'Recently Added' Apps

Recently Added Apps
7/31/202241 minutes, 19 seconds
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2022 OS Preview: The System Apps (Part 2)

OS Preview: System Apps Part 2
7/24/202253 minutes, 48 seconds
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2022 OS Preview: The System Apps (Part 1)

OS Preview: System Apps Part 1
7/17/202253 minutes, 6 seconds
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iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura Public Beta Previews

OS Public Beta Previews
7/11/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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Exploring Reading and Research Apps

Reading and Research Apps
7/3/202245 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mac App Spotlight

Mac App Roundup
6/26/202246 minutes, 15 seconds
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App Grab Bag

App Grab Bag
6/19/202240 minutes, 6 seconds
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What WWDC 2022 Means for Apple's Platforms

WWDC and the Future of Apple's OSes
6/12/202248 minutes, 40 seconds
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WWDC 2022: App Shortcuts, New Actions, and What We Didn't Get

WWDC 2022: Shortcuts
6/10/202231 minutes, 21 seconds
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WWDC 2022: The M2 MacBook Air and macOS Ventura

M2 MacBook Airs and macOS Ventura
6/9/202234 minutes, 32 seconds
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WWDC 2022: iPadOS' Desktop-Class Features and Updates to Reminders

WWDC 2022: iPadOS and Reminders
6/8/202228 minutes, 16 seconds
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2022 Apple Design Award Winners: The AppStories Interviews

2022 ADA Interviews
6/7/202235 minutes, 54 seconds
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WWDC 2022: Keynote Overview and Reactions

WWDC 2022 Keynote Overview
6/7/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 22 seconds
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Our macOS 13 Wishes

macOS 13 Wishes
5/29/202246 minutes, 12 seconds
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Our iPadOS 16 Wishes

iPadOS 16 Wishes
5/22/202256 minutes, 2 seconds
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Our watchOS and tvOS Wishes

watchOS and tvOS Wishes
5/15/202255 minutes, 35 seconds
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Our iOS 16 Wishes

Our iOS 16 Wishes
5/8/202255 minutes, 36 seconds
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Gaming on Apple Platforms

Gaming on Apple Platforms
5/1/202253 minutes, 41 seconds
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Apps with Great Shortcuts Support

Apps with Great Shortcuts Support
4/24/202256 minutes, 36 seconds
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Our Latest Automation April Shortcuts

Our Automation April Shortcuts
4/17/202244 minutes, 37 seconds
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Automation April: Interviews with the Developers Behind Pushcut and Working Copy

Automation April: Developer Interviews
4/10/202245 minutes, 49 seconds
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Automation April: Our Shortcuts Setups

Automation April: Our Shortcuts Setups
4/3/202243 minutes, 41 seconds
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State of the Platforms, with Apple’s Vivek Bhardwaj

An Interview with Apple's Vivek Bhardwaj
3/27/202245 minutes, 47 seconds
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iOS, iPadOS, and macOS Updates In-Depth

iOS and iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3
3/20/202251 minutes, 22 seconds
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iPad Air 2022 Review: Refined Balance

iPad Air 5th Generation Review
3/16/202243 minutes, 53 seconds
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Apple Event Impressions: The New iPad Air, Mac Studio, and Studio Display

Apple's Peek Performance Event
3/13/202244 minutes, 27 seconds
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Beyond Doom Scrolling: Getting More Out of Twitter

Getting More from Twitter
3/6/202252 minutes, 42 seconds
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2022 Apple Hardware Predictions

2022 Hardware Predictions
2/27/202242 minutes, 14 seconds
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Shortcuts Code Injection and 10 Innovations Apple Should Adopt from Third-Party Apps

10 App Innovations Apple Should Adopt
2/20/202238 minutes, 6 seconds
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Shortcuts Wish List, 2022 Edition

Shortcuts Wish List (2022)
2/13/202234 minutes, 50 seconds
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New Apps We Are Trying or Revisiting (Part 2)

New Apps We're Trying (Part 2)
2/6/202234 minutes, 45 seconds
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Starting the New Year with New Shortcuts, Workflows, Apps, and More

The MacStories Starter Pack
1/30/202240 minutes, 28 seconds
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New Apps We Are Trying or Revisiting

New and Revisited Apps
1/23/202240 minutes, 27 seconds
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Obsidian In-Depth: More Third-Party Plugins (Part 4)

More Obsidian Plugins
1/16/202240 minutes, 32 seconds
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Obsidian In-Depth: Third-Party Plugins (Part 3)

Third-Party Obsidian Plugins
1/10/202239 minutes, 36 seconds
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App Trends for 2022

What Will Be Big Next?
12/19/202129 minutes, 43 seconds
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The 2021 MacStories Selects Awards

Celebrating The Best Apps of The Year
12/13/202159 minutes, 20 seconds
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Obsidian In Depth: Core Plugins (Part 2)

Obsidian's Core Plugins
12/5/202143 minutes, 21 seconds
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Obsidian In Depth: The Basics (Part 1)

Getting Started with Obsidian
11/28/202141 minutes, 3 seconds
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Shortcuts for Mac Deep Dive

Shortcuts for Mac
11/21/202148 minutes, 9 seconds
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More iPhone, iPad, and Mac Tips

iPhone, iPad, and Mac Tips
11/14/202133 minutes, 1 second
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Our iPad mini Home Screen Setups

iPad mini Home Screen Setups
11/7/202138 minutes, 14 seconds
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Everything New in iOS and iPadOS 15.1

iOS and iPadOS 15.1
10/31/202132 minutes, 24 seconds
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macOS Monterey: The MacStories Review

macOS Monterey
10/25/202144 minutes, 21 seconds
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Apple's October Music and MacBook Pro Event

Apple's October 2021 Event
10/19/202156 minutes, 4 seconds
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iOS and iPadOS 15 Top Tips

iOS and iPadOS 15 Tips
10/10/202129 minutes, 46 seconds
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Safari Extensions for iPhone and iPad

Safari Extensions for iOS and iPadOS
10/3/202137 minutes, 45 seconds
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The iPad mini: Small Wonder

Exploring the Strengths of the iPad mini
9/26/202133 minutes, 48 seconds
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iOS and iPadOS 15: The MacStories Review

Federico's iOS and iPadOS 15 Review
9/21/20211 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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A Look at the HomeKit and tvOS Updates Coming Soon

Upcoming HomeKit and tvOS Updates
9/12/202138 minutes, 34 seconds
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Reminders, Notes, and App Customization

Apple Brings Tagging and Filtering to Reminders and Notes
9/5/202134 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Complexity of Defining Great Modern Mac Apps

What Is a Great Mac App?
8/29/202133 minutes, 12 seconds
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Introducing the All-New Club MacStories

The Next Generation of Club MacStories
8/22/202150 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sideloading Apps and Games on the iPhone and iPad

Sideloading with AltStore
8/16/202133 minutes, 24 seconds
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An Interview with Malin Sundberg

Malin Sundberg Interview
8/9/202139 minutes, 1 second
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Beta OS Impressions Continued

Thoughts on Apple's Latest OS Betas
8/2/202137 minutes, 1 second
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Building an Apple-Only Research and Writing Setup

Safari and Notes for Research
7/26/202136 minutes, 38 seconds
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An Interview with Guilherme Rambo

Gui Rambo Interview
7/19/202136 minutes, 38 seconds
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The App Customization Trend

App Customization
7/12/202136 minutes, 11 seconds
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An Interview with Marcos Tanaka

Marcos Tanaka Interview
7/5/202132 minutes, 5 seconds
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Shortcuts Preview

Shortcuts Preview
6/28/202145 minutes, 47 seconds
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Federico's Research and Note-Taking Setup

Obsidian for Research and Note-Taking
6/21/202141 minutes, 11 seconds
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2021 Apple Design Award Winners: The AppStories Interviews

2021 ADA Winner Interviews
6/15/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 43 seconds
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Three Features That Set iOS 15 Apart

iOS 15 and Audio Gear
6/14/202147 minutes, 36 seconds
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WWDC 2021: Safari Web Extensions and Live Text

WWDC 2021: Safari Web Extensions and Live Text
6/11/202131 minutes, 9 seconds
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WWDC 2021: Shortcuts' Folder and File Actions, Quick Note, and Safari

WWDC 2021: Shortcuts Files Actions, Quick Note, and Safari
6/10/202131 minutes, 50 seconds
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WWDC 2021: Shortcuts for the Mac, iPad Keyboard Navigation, and Developer Tools

WWDC 2021: Shortcuts for Mac, iPad Keyboard Navigation, and Dev Tools
6/9/202130 minutes, 38 seconds
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WWDC 2021: Keynote Overview and Reactions

WWDC 2021: Keynote Impressions
6/8/202150 minutes, 26 seconds
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Our watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 Wishes

2021 tvOS and watchOS Wishes
5/31/202143 minutes, 46 seconds
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Our iPadOS 15 Wishes

2021 iPadOS Wishes
5/24/202145 minutes, 20 seconds
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Federico's 2021 iPad Pro Review: Step into the Capture Zone

Federico's 2021 iPad Pro Review
5/19/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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Our iOS 15 Wishes

2021 iOS Wishes
5/17/202157 minutes, 38 seconds
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Our 2021 macOS WWDC Wishes

2021 macOS Wishes
5/10/202152 minutes, 51 seconds
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Substack, Email, and Data Portability

Substack, Email, and App Silos
5/3/202149 minutes, 59 seconds
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iOS and iPadOS 14.5 In Depth

iOS and iPadOS 14.5
4/26/202158 minutes, 40 seconds
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Music Part 3: Alternative and Companion Streaming Services

Alternative Music Services
4/19/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 26 seconds
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Music Part 2: Music Discovery, Playback, and Utility Apps

Music Apps
4/12/202149 minutes, 41 seconds
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Music Part 1: How We Listen

How We Listen to Music
4/5/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Apple at Home

Apple's Home Strategy
3/29/202152 minutes, 31 seconds
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Imagining the Perfect Read-It-Later App

Read-It-Later Apps
3/22/202158 minutes, 29 seconds
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Can Apps Still Surprise Us?

Surprising Apps
3/15/202158 minutes, 2 seconds
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Reading Newsletters

Email Newsletters
3/8/202140 minutes, 8 seconds
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Shortcuts Wish List, 2021 Edition

2021 Shortcuts Wishes
3/1/202144 minutes, 1 second
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What Should the iPad Steal from the Mac?

What Can the Mac Teach the iPad?
2/22/202134 minutes, 5 seconds
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What Should the Mac Steal from the iPad?

What Can the Mac Learn from the iPad?
2/15/202143 minutes, 25 seconds
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iPhone and iPad Accessory Extravaganza

Accessory Extravaganza
2/8/202141 minutes, 17 seconds
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Everything but the Text Editor

Apps for Writing
2/1/202142 minutes, 34 seconds
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App Modularity

App Modularity
1/25/202130 minutes, 55 seconds
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Automating Your Home

HomeKit Devices
1/18/202142 minutes, 29 seconds
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Workflows Revisited: Calendars, Communications, and a Surprise

Calendars and Team Communications
1/11/202153 minutes, 45 seconds
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Workflows Revisited: Task Management

Task Management Apps
12/21/202048 minutes, 39 seconds
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The 2020 MacStories Selects Awards

2020 MacStories Selects Awards
12/14/202056 minutes, 29 seconds
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Workflows Revisited: Note-Taking

Rethinking Notes: Craft
12/7/202044 minutes, 26 seconds
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Workflows Revisited: Email

Rethinking Email
11/30/202049 minutes, 51 seconds
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App Store Changes and Apple's Evolving Relationship with Developers

The App Store Evolves
11/23/202039 minutes, 51 seconds
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macOS Big Sur: The MacStories Review

macOS Big Sur
11/16/202044 minutes, 46 seconds
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iOS Apps We Want on the Mac

iOS Apps on the Mac
11/9/202038 minutes, 37 seconds
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How Widgets Have Changed the Way We Use Our Devices

How Widgets Change Our Device Usage
11/2/202035 minutes, 25 seconds
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New Apps Enabled by Apple Hardware and OS Advances

New Tech, New Apps
10/26/202036 minutes, 2 seconds
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The New iPad Air: Apple's Most Forward-Looking iPad

The All-New iPad Air
10/21/202046 minutes, 51 seconds
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Apps and the iPhone Event: Apple's Latest Innovations in the Home and Mobile Photography

The iPhone Event Apps
10/19/202043 minutes, 28 seconds
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iOS and iPadOS 14: The MacStories Review

iOS and iPadOS 14 Review
10/14/202050 minutes, 52 seconds
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Must-Have Music Widgets for Your iPhone

iOS Music Widgets
10/5/202043 minutes, 10 seconds
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Our Newly Customized iOS 14 Home Screens

iOS 14 Home Screen Customization
9/28/202043 minutes, 26 seconds
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An Interview with Michael Flarup

Michael Flarup Interview
9/21/202039 minutes, 36 seconds
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Apple's New App Review Guidelines

App Review Changes
9/14/202035 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Many Ways to Use Widgets

Widget Setups
9/7/202042 minutes, 50 seconds
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Exploring Apple’s 2020 Gaming Updates

Apple's 2020 Gaming Updates
8/31/202045 minutes, 35 seconds
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An Interview with Vidit Bhargava

Vidit Bhargava Inteview
8/24/202039 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mac Catalyst Revisited: Apple’s Mac App Strategy Emerges

Mac Catalyst Revisited
8/17/202037 minutes, 18 seconds
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An Interview with David Smith

David Smith Interview
8/10/202047 minutes, 55 seconds
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An Interview with Guilherme Rambo

Guilherme Rambo Interview
8/3/202040 minutes, 41 seconds
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What is Great App Design?

Great App Design
7/27/202038 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pick Two: Castro and Grammarly

Castro and Grammarly
7/20/202044 minutes, 37 seconds
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Relay FM's Approach to Apps with Myke Hurley

Interview: Myke Hurley
7/13/202051 minutes, 42 seconds
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Conversations with 2020 Apple Design Award Winners

2020 ADA Interviews
7/6/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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Upcoming System App Updates for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Updates to Apple's Apps
6/29/202031 minutes, 35 seconds
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WWDC 2020: The Mac, Big Sur, and Shortcuts

WWDC 2020: macOS and Shortcuts
6/26/202037 minutes, 40 seconds
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WWDC 2020: iOS and iPadOS 14 First Impressions, Favorite Small Details, and App Clips

First Impressions, Discoveries, and App Clips
6/25/202042 minutes, 13 seconds
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WWDC 2020: Widgets Come to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac

WWDC 2020: Widgets
6/24/202034 minutes, 31 seconds
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WWDC 2020: Keynote Overview and Reactions

WWDC 2020 Keynote Overview
6/23/202041 minutes, 30 seconds
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Our iOS WWDC Wishes

iOS Wishes
6/15/202047 minutes, 32 seconds
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Our macOS WWDC Wishes

macOS Wishes
6/8/202034 minutes, 51 seconds
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Our watchOS and tvOS WWDC Wishes

watchOS and tvOS Wishes
6/1/202041 minutes, 39 seconds
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Imagining the Perfect Research App

Building the Perfect Research App
5/25/202048 minutes, 44 seconds
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Our iPadOS WWDC Wishes

iPadOS Wishes
5/18/202050 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Next Generation of Apps

Next-Generation Apps
5/11/202028 minutes, 45 seconds
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iPadOS and Pointer Support with Craig Federighi

An interview with Apple's Craig Federighi
5/7/202049 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Apps Federico Will Use for His Annual iOS Review

Research, Writing, and Editing Apps
5/4/202045 minutes, 20 seconds
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Utility Apps Revisited

iOS and iPadOS Utility Apps
4/27/202033 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Evolution of Clipboard and Shelf Apps

Clipboard and Shelf Apps
4/20/202036 minutes
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Digital Spring Cleaning

Cleaning up our phones, email, and more
4/13/202034 minutes, 36 seconds
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Research Tools

Research Apps
4/6/202037 minutes, 56 seconds
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iPad at 10: The History and Emerging Modularity of Apple's Tablet

Celebrating 10 Years of iPad
3/30/202037 minutes, 32 seconds
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Stuck at Home

Apps and Diversions for Being Stuck at Home
3/23/202047 minutes, 2 seconds
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Apps We'd Like to See Apple Make

Apps Apple Should Make
3/16/202047 minutes, 17 seconds
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iOS and iPadOS Utilities We Love

iOS and iPadOS Utility App Gems
3/9/202042 minutes, 52 seconds
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App Subscriptions Revisited

Subscription Lessons Learned
3/2/202049 minutes, 37 seconds
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Apple’s Blending of Apps and Services

Apple Mixes Apps and Services
2/24/202043 minutes
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Experimenting with New Tools and Workflows

Exploring New Apps and Workflows
2/17/202043 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Beta Releases that Will Change the App Economy

Apple's Beta Shake-Up
2/10/202039 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Elements of Modern iOS and iPadOS Apps

Modern iOS and iPadOS Apps
2/3/202048 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Apps That Defined the iPad

The iPad at 10
1/27/202058 minutes, 56 seconds
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Music Discovery Apps, Websites, and MusicBot

Apple Music Utilities
1/20/202048 minutes, 3 seconds
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Shortcuts Utility Apps

Shortcuts Utilities
1/13/202041 minutes, 40 seconds
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Getting More Out of Safari for iPadOS

Safari on iPadOS and iOS 13
1/6/202053 minutes, 17 seconds
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The 2019 MacStories Selects Awards

The 2019 MacStories Selects Awards
12/18/201952 minutes, 6 seconds
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Our 2020 App Wishes

Our Apple app wishes for 2020
12/9/201948 minutes, 21 seconds
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Pick 2: Reeder for the Mac and iOS

Reeder for the Mac and iOS
12/2/201947 minutes, 22 seconds
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Our Favorite HomeKit Gear, Apps, and Automations

HomeKit Gear, Apps, and Automation
11/25/201947 minutes, 5 seconds
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Interview: How Soulver Reimagined the Calculator with Its Creator, Zac Cohan

An interview with Soulver's Zac Cohan
11/18/201949 minutes, 15 seconds
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Rethinking Apple’s TV App in Light of TV+

Apple’s TV App
11/11/201939 minutes, 30 seconds
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Our Third Annual Apple Watch Check-In

Our annual Apple Watch check-in
11/4/201947 minutes, 25 seconds
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GameClub and a Shortcuts Update

The new classic iOS game service and shortcuts we've been building
10/28/201944 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mac Catalyst with James Thomson Plus Federico's iPhone 11 Pro Camera Story

An interview with James Thomson and discussion of Federico's iPhone 11 Pro camera story
10/21/201946 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mac Catalyst and the First Wave of Apps Built with It

Mac Catalyst and apps built with it
10/14/201940 minutes, 47 seconds
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Building an iOS Media Companion

Federico and John create an iOS media companion
10/7/201941 minutes, 10 seconds
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Apple Arcade: The Launch and Favorite Games

MacStories Shortcuts Icons and Apple Arcade
9/30/201946 minutes, 50 seconds
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Shortcuts and Third-Party Apps

Third-Party Apps and Shortcuts
9/23/201943 minutes, 54 seconds
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iOS and iPadOS 13: The MacStories Review

A conversation about Federico's iOS and iPadOS 13 review
9/19/201950 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Apps of Apple's Fall Event

New and updated apps from Apple's keynote
9/16/201937 minutes, 48 seconds
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Organizing iOS 13’s New Share Sheet

The iOS and iPadOS share sheet
9/9/201949 minutes, 54 seconds
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Returning to Apple Mail

Revisiting Apple Mail
9/2/201939 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sidecar

A preview of Sidecar in iOS 13 and Catalina
8/26/201931 minutes, 28 seconds
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Apple Maps in iOS 13 with Ryan Christoffel

iOS 13's changes to Apple Maps
8/19/201940 minutes, 31 seconds
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CarPlay in iOS 13 and Vignette with Casey Liss

CarPlay and Vignette with Casey Liss
8/12/201949 minutes, 39 seconds
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Is Competing with Apple’s iOS Apps Getting Tougher?

Is it getting harder to beat Apple at its own game?
8/5/201930 minutes, 17 seconds
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Pick 2: Flighty and Pushover

A closer look at Flighty and Pushover
7/29/201932 minutes, 15 seconds
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How Travel Affects The Apps and Gear We Use

How travel affects our app and gear use.
7/22/201934 minutes, 46 seconds
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Changes to Photos Coming in iOS 13 and Catalina

A preview of Photos for iOS 13 and MacOS Catalina
7/15/201945 minutes
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You Downloaded What?

A collection of recent iOS downloads.
7/8/201934 minutes, 10 seconds
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Reminders in iOS 13

iOS 13's Reminders update
7/1/201931 minutes, 9 seconds
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Catalyst to the Rescue

Catalyst's impact of Mac and pro iPad apps
6/24/201939 minutes, 37 seconds
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Notes in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina

A look at updates coming to Notes this fall.
6/17/201935 minutes, 58 seconds
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WWDC 2019 App-tacular

An overview of some of our favorite upcoming Apple app updates
6/11/201937 minutes, 40 seconds
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Craig Federighi: The AppStories Interview

An interview with Apple's Craig Federighi
6/6/201948 minutes, 22 seconds
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Timery for Toggl Plus a Dialog Sneak Peek

An in-depth look at Timery for Toggl and a sneak peek at Dialog, a new podcast from MacStories.
5/27/201938 minutes, 56 seconds
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Behind the Scenes of Federico's iPad Story

A behind the scenes look at Federico's story, Beyond the Tablet: Seven Years of iPad as My Main Computer.
5/21/201958 minutes, 57 seconds
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iOS 13 App Rumors and Wishes

A conversation about iOS 13 app rumors
5/13/201933 minutes, 53 seconds
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Revisiting the Breakup of iTunes

The implications of breaking up iTunes into multiple Marzipan apps
5/6/201930 minutes, 29 seconds
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Pick 2: Moment and MindNode

An in-depth look at Moment Pro Camera and MindNode 6.
4/29/201935 minutes, 8 seconds
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Our New Mac mini Setups

Our mini setups and the apps we run on them.
4/22/201938 minutes, 51 seconds
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Interview: Ten Years of MacStories with Federico Viticci

An in-depth interview with Federico Viticci for MacStories' 10th anniversary
4/15/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Apps of Apple’s March 25 Services Event

A look at the TV app, News, Apple Arcade, and the Apple Card.
4/8/201936 minutes, 35 seconds
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Pro iPad Apps and Where iOS Holds Them Back

A look at pro iPad apps and where iOS is holding them back
4/1/201933 minutes, 42 seconds
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iOS Wish List Part 2 - HomeKit and Shortcuts

Our HomeKit and Shortcuts wishes for iOS 13
3/25/201931 minutes, 47 seconds
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Reading Apps

Reading apps including Apple Books, Kindle, Comixology, Shonen Jump, and News.
3/18/201932 minutes, 25 seconds
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Utility Grab Bag, Part 2

A discussion of Retrobatch, Grape, Gladys, and Sofa.
3/11/201929 minutes, 8 seconds
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iOS 13 Wish List Part 1: Files and the iPad Home Screen

Files and home screen wishes for iOS 13
3/4/201929 minutes, 51 seconds
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App Trends

App trends that will shape iOS and Mac development.
2/25/201934 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pick 2: Everyday Workflows

A detailed look at two workflows we use at MacStories.
2/18/201931 minutes
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Mixed iOS/Mac Automation

Combining iOS and Mac automation.
2/11/201942 minutes
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Utility App Grab Bag

Four of our favorite utilities.
2/4/201934 minutes, 51 seconds
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Alternatives to Apple’s App Short List

Alternate apps for Apple's iPad ads.
1/28/201936 minutes, 57 seconds
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Interview: Directing Animated Feature Films Using an iPad Pro with Yarrow Cheney

An interview with director Yarrow Cheney about the iPad and filmmaking.
1/21/201944 minutes, 15 seconds
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Interview: iOS Game Design with Edwin Smith of Feral Interactive

An interview with Edwin Smith of Feral Interactive
1/14/201937 minutes, 16 seconds
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2019 Themes from Our Must-Have iOS and Mac Apps

Our 2019 app themes drawn from 2018's must-have iOS and Mac apps
1/7/201937 minutes, 58 seconds
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Introducing the 2018 MacStories Selects

The MacStories team's picks for Best New App, Best New Game, and Best App Update of 2018.
12/17/201837 minutes, 52 seconds
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Apps for Planning Projects Big and Small

The apps we use to plan projects
12/10/201839 minutes, 59 seconds
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Taking iOS Photography Further with RAW Camera Apps and Editors

iOS RAW Camera Apps and Editors
12/3/201835 minutes, 36 seconds
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iOS and Apps in the Car

iOS in the car
11/26/201836 minutes, 52 seconds
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Returning to the iPad Pro

iPad Pro RAM, display compatibility, and John's return to the iPad Pro
11/19/201839 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pick 2: Grocery and HomeRun

A deep dive into Grocery and HomeRun
11/12/201829 minutes, 39 seconds
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Apps and the New iPad Pro

The iPad Pro app demos, gaming on iOS, and the apps we didn't see.
11/5/201838 minutes, 23 seconds
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iOS Personalization and Customization

How we personalize our iOS devices.
10/29/201835 minutes, 56 seconds
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Frequently-Used Shortcuts, Part 2

Part 2 covering our favorite shortcuts.
10/22/201832 minutes, 4 seconds
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Frequently-Used Shortcuts, Part 1

The shortcuts we use most often
10/15/201835 minutes, 5 seconds
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Our Apple Watch Faces, Complications, and Docks

A discussion of our current Watch faces, Complications, Docks, and apps.
10/8/201838 minutes, 25 seconds
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Mac and iOS App Convergence

Marzipan and the future of Mac and iOS apps.
10/1/201832 minutes, 58 seconds
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Our Favorite Apps with iOS 12 Features (Part 2)

More of our favorite iOS and watchOS apps.
9/24/201830 minutes, 55 seconds
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Our Favorite Apps with iOS 12 Features (Part 1)

Our favorite iOS apps with new iOS 12 features.
9/17/201832 minutes, 11 seconds
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Exploring Twitter Apps

Twitter clients and related apps.
9/10/201837 minutes, 16 seconds
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Expanding Apple’s Reminders with Third-Party Apps

How third-party apps expand Reminders' functionality
9/3/201832 minutes, 13 seconds
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Our Favorite Share Sheet Extensions

A discussion of our favorite iOS share and action extensions.
8/27/201833 minutes, 48 seconds
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I Set Up a Fake Child

John and Merlin Mann talk about managing family tech and Screen Time.
8/20/201845 minutes, 11 seconds
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Fixing John’s Mixed Up, Messed Up, Broken Home Screen

Finding an iPhone organizational system that works for you
8/13/201835 minutes, 54 seconds
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Show Me Your Mac Menu Bar Apps

The Mac menu bar apps we use and why
8/6/201835 minutes, 29 seconds
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What Makes an App a Pro App?

Exploring what makes an app a 'pro' app.
7/30/201834 minutes, 40 seconds
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PDF Apps

A discussion of PDF apps on the Mac and iOS.
7/23/201833 minutes, 4 seconds
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Apps for Managing Big Projects

The apps we use and how we use them to manage and launch big projects.
7/16/201840 minutes, 37 seconds
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An Interview with Ryan Cash and Harry Nesbitt of Team Alto

A conversation with Ryan Cash and Harry Nesbitt
7/15/201840 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interviews with Michael Flarup and Marc Edwards

Conversations about iOS design.
7/14/201856 minutes, 42 seconds
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An Interview with Zach Gage

A conversation with Zach Gage about games and the App Store
7/13/201845 minutes, 38 seconds
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Interviews with Becky Hansmeyer and Heidi Helen Pilypas

A conversation with developer Becky Hansmeyer and designer Heidi Pilypas
7/12/201844 minutes, 53 seconds
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An Interview with Marco Arment and David Smith

A conversation with independent app developers Marco Arment and David Smith
7/11/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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An Interview with Craig Hockenberry and James Thomson

A discussion of the early days of the App Store with developers Craig Hockenberry and James Thomson
7/10/201856 minutes, 41 seconds
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App Store Storytime

Personal stories about how the App Store as affected our lives.
7/9/201830 minutes, 32 seconds
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Demystifying SiriKit

A close look at SiriKit apps and what's coming in iOS 12 with Shortcuts.
7/2/201833 minutes, 54 seconds
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Attention Revisited: iOS 12 Notifications, Do Not Disturb, and Screen Time

A review of notification, Do Not Disturb, and Screen Time features coming to iOS 12.
6/25/201833 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Apps of WWDC 2018

A look at the apps announced at WWDC 2018.
6/18/201838 minutes, 39 seconds
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Our iPhone X Home Screens

A look at Federico and John's iPhone Home screens.
6/11/201835 minutes, 53 seconds
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Imagining What iOS Could Do for Mac Apps

Revitalizing the Mac app ecosystem via iOS
6/4/201826 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pick 2: Spark 2 and 1Password 7 for Mac

A deep dive into the latest updates to Spark and 1Password for Mac.
5/28/201837 minutes, 6 seconds
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Controlling The Time Spent on Your iPhone

A conversation about what phone manufacturers and users can do about excessive smartphone use.
5/21/201832 minutes, 26 seconds
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iOS System Apps Wish List

Our iOS 12 wishes for Apple's stock apps.
5/14/201831 minutes, 29 seconds
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Pick 2: GoodNotes and Working Copy

A closer look at two apps we use.
5/7/201828 minutes, 19 seconds
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In Search of Apple TV Apps

An Apple TV app challenge.
4/30/201831 minutes, 2 seconds
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Do-Everything vs. Single-Purpose Apps

The pros and cons of do-everything and single-purpose apps.
4/23/201837 minutes, 44 seconds
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TMI: Saving Content for Later

Managing content saved for later consumption.
4/16/201831 minutes, 59 seconds
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TMI: Managing the Information Firehose

Federico and Joh discuss how they manage information overload and interruptions.
4/9/201831 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pick 2: Bear and DEVONthink

A deep dive into Bear and DEVONthink.
4/2/201838 minutes, 34 seconds
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Interview: Accessibility with Filmmaker James Rath

A conversation with legally blind filmmaker and YouTuber James Rath.
3/26/201833 minutes, 35 seconds
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Apple App Acquisitions

A tour of some of the apps Apple has acquired over the past twenty years.
3/19/201835 minutes, 28 seconds
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App Culture: Health, Fitness, and Quantified Self Apps

A look at the culture surrounding health and fitness apps.
3/12/201835 minutes, 51 seconds
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An Interview with Harry Nesbitt and Ryan Cash About Alto's Odyssey

A conversation with Harry Nesbitt and Ryan Cash of Team Alto about Alto's Odyssey.
3/5/201837 minutes, 17 seconds
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App Culture: Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

The trends and culture surrounding mindfulness and meditation apps.
2/26/201830 minutes, 59 seconds
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How We Use RSS

How we use RSS for work and pleasure reading.
2/19/201830 minutes, 56 seconds
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RSS Services and Apps

A deep dive into RSS sync services and client apps.
2/12/201838 minutes, 52 seconds
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iOS 11’s Effect on Our iOS Habits

How iOS 11 has changed how we use our iOS devices.
2/5/201838 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Apps Fit Into Our TV and Movie Watching

How apps fit into our day-to-day TV and movie watching.
1/29/201835 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Mac App Store’s Problems

A discussion of what's wrong with the Mac App Store and how it could be fixed.
1/22/201835 minutes, 3 seconds
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An Interview with James Thomson, Creator of PCalc and DragThing

A conversation with James Thomson, the developer of PCalc and DragThing
1/15/201833 minutes, 2 seconds
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Our Ideal Email Client

A wishlist of features our perfect email client would include.
1/8/201842 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Impact of App Pre-Orders on Developers and Their Customers

Apple's New Pre-Order Program
12/18/201734 minutes, 2 seconds
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An Interview with Christian Selig, Creator of Reddit Client Apollo

An interview with Apollo creator Christian Selig.
12/11/201728 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pick 2: Pixelmator Pro and Things 3

A deep dive into Pixelmator Pro for macOS and Things 3 for iOS
12/4/201737 minutes, 37 seconds
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What’s on Our Apple Watches

How we use our Apple Watches and the watchOS apps we use.
11/27/201730 minutes, 16 seconds
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Apps and Good Intentions

Federico and John discuss apps they want to use more but don't always get around to trying.
11/20/201732 minutes, 58 seconds
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What Makes an App Sticky?

Federico and John discuss apps designed for the iPhone X and what makes apps 'sticky.'
11/13/201738 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Apps and Workflows We Use to Cover Apple Earnings Calls

The apps and workflow the MacStories team uses to cover Apple earnings calls.
11/6/201734 minutes, 31 seconds
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Geeky macOS Apps

A deep dive into the geeky macOS apps we use.
10/30/201729 minutes, 54 seconds
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Interview: Automation and Apps with Greg Pierce of Agile Tortoise

An interview with developer Greg Pierce of Agile Tortoise
10/23/201734 minutes, 29 seconds
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Music Services and Apps

Music services and apps
10/16/201728 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tips for Travelers

Federico and John's favorite travel apps.
10/9/201732 minutes, 27 seconds
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iOS 11 Drag and Drop Apps

Federico and John discuss the drag and drop feature and related apps
10/2/201739 minutes, 1 second
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Our Favorite iOS 11 Apps, Part 1

Federico and John pick some of their favorite iOS 11 apps so far.
9/25/201734 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Apps Behind Federico’s iOS 11 Review

An inside look at the apps Federico used to create his annual iOS review.
9/19/201744 minutes, 39 seconds
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Apps with a Human Touch

An update on Federico's iOS 11 review, upcoming coverage on MacStories and for Club MacStories, and a discussion of indie apps that add a human touch
9/11/201743 minutes, 56 seconds
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Breaking Up iTunes Is Hard to Do

Considering how to break up iTunes.
9/4/201737 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ulysses’ Switch to Subscriptions and Apple’s to 64-Bit Apps

The fallout from Ulysses' switch to subscription pricing and impact of Apple's transition to 64-bit apps
8/28/201736 minutes, 33 seconds
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Interview: Running an App Development Studio with Dermot Daly

An interview with Dermot Daly of Tapadoo
8/21/201729 minutes, 59 seconds
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Shelf and Clipboard Apps on macOS and iOS

A look at shelf and clipboard apps on macOS and iOS
8/14/201727 minutes, 36 seconds
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Our iPad Home Screens

Federico and John share their iPad Home screens.
8/7/201740 minutes, 6 seconds
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Evolving the iMessage App Store

The iMessage App Store today and the changes coming in iOS 11.
7/31/201728 minutes, 19 seconds
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iOS 11’s Files App

A discussion of Apple's new approach to iOS file management.
7/24/201736 minutes, 37 seconds
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Pick 2: Ulysses and FullContact

An in-depth discussion of two apps that Federico and John use regularly.
7/17/201733 minutes, 55 seconds
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Interview: Rehearsal Pro with David H. Lawrence XVII

A conversation with David H. Lawrence XVII, maker of Rehearsal Pro
7/10/201734 minutes, 5 seconds
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The State of Non-Native Apps

The pros and cons of non-native apps
7/3/201738 minutes, 29 seconds
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iOS 11’s Impact on Third-Party Apps

What new APIs and system features may mean for third-party developers and users.
6/26/201736 minutes, 52 seconds
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iOS 11’s All-New App Store

The changes coming to the App Store in iOS 11 and the challenges they present.
6/19/201739 minutes, 16 seconds
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Competing with iOS System Apps

Succeeding and thriving against iOS system apps.
6/12/201731 minutes, 14 seconds
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Interview: Hidden Folks with Adriaan de Jongh

An interview with the co-creator of Hidden Folks
6/5/201730 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tip Jars with Benefits

Tip jars, patronage, donations, bundles, and in-app merchandise business models.
5/29/201732 minutes, 13 seconds
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Interview: The Making of the CARROT Apps with Brian Mueller

Creating the CARROT series of apps
5/22/201728 minutes, 6 seconds
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App Subscriptions

A closer look at what developers are doing with app subscriptions.
5/15/201734 minutes, 47 seconds
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Interview: App Discovery and the iTunes Affiliate Program with AfterPad's Kevin MacLeod

An interview with AfterPad's Kevin MacLeod about app discovery and the iTunes Affiliate Program
5/8/201731 minutes, 55 seconds
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Interview: App Camp for Girls with Jean MacDonald and Grey Osten

An interview with Jean MacDonald and Grey Osten of App Camp for Girls.
5/1/201729 minutes, 6 seconds
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Setting Up a New iOS Device

How we get started with iOS devices.
4/24/201731 minutes, 20 seconds
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Welcome to AppStories

An introduction to AppStories.
4/20/201731 minutes, 12 seconds