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Comparing apps: Google News and Apple News

Google announced a major design and feature update to their News app for web, iOS and Android at Google I/O 2018. Google News now sports a brand-new Material Design, a newsstand for news and magazine subscriptions, AI based news recommendations with features like Newscasts and Full Coverage and more. This new Google News app replaces the old Google Play Newstand and News & Weather apps. Apple had …

Use Twitter’s progressive web app on macOS for an official app-like experience

In February 2018, Twitter decided to kill their app for Mac. They were already slow on updating it with new features so the news did not come across as a surprise. However, Twitter did not offer an alternative app. Instead, they recommended that users use Twitter in their browsers. Luckily, there is a way to use Twitter’s mobile website, which is also a progressive web …

How to clean install macOS High Sierra

macOS doesn’t really get slow with time, like Windows, however, sometimes you do run into issues where it is best to go for a clean install. Luckily, there are somethings that can be tried before the ultimate clean install like resetting NVRAM or SMC to resolve some issues. We list out all the methods you can try before formatting your Mac and reinstalling everything.  

Apple’s cross-platform app development plans for macOS and iOS

There has been a lot of chatter recently with rumors of Apple’s plans to merge iOS and macOS apps. The project, codenamed Marzipan, will be a large scale effort, spanning multiple years, aimed at allowing developers to create a single app that works across different user interfaces. In theory, a developer could create a single app and implement multiple user interfaces targeted towards macOS (keyboard …

Hello Weather is the best weather app for smartphones

Hello Weather has been my primary source of weather information on iPhone for a few months and it has quickly become my favorite app in its category. In an app market, where it is far too easy to download sub-par cookie-cutter apps, Hello Weather stands up as a product with individuality. It also includes a long list of features that suits everyone from the regular …

How to fast charge iPhone X, iPhone 8 and older models

Fast charging support in iPhone X and iPhone 8 is one of the most under-rated features of these new smartphones. This feature is so under-rated that Apple does not even market fast-charging on the main landing pages for iPhone X and iPhone 8 on their website. However, if you dive deep into the tech specifications pages for these phones, you will notice that they support …