Mac|Life - All Articles http://www.maclife.com/articles/all/feed en Squiggly Sketching Keyboard Review http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/squiggly-sketching-keyboard-review <!--paging_filter--><p>Emoji is great for expressing your feelings without words, but why not say it in a more personal doodle instead? This is an alternative iOS keyboard allows iPhone owners to sketch simple drawings and animated GIFs inside any app.</p><p><img src="/files/u332541/2015/05/squiggly_620.png" width="620" height="542" /></p><p>After switching to this keyboard, the lower third of the screen turns into a small sketchpad where artistes can squiggle graphics in a handful of colors and stroke widths. (A text keyboard is also included.) Once completed, tapping the green checkmark clears the canvas and copies your latest little masterpiece to the clipboard, ready to be pasted into a new missive.</p><p>Animation controls allow users to add/remove frames and preview motion, although the keyboard crashes back to the Apple default after adding more than nine frames. Pro tip: a long press when adding new frames duplicates the previous entry for more fluid animation.</p><p><strong>The bottom line.</strong> Fun for doodling quick animated GIFs, as long as you keep them short.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-the-bottom-line"><legend>Review Synopsis</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-product"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Product:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/squiggly-sketching-keyboard/id942433449?mt=8" target="_blank">Squiggly Sketching Keyboard</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-company"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Company:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apptitude ApS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Contact:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://squigglyapp.com" target="_blank">squigglyapp.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $0.99 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-requirements"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 8 or later</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-positives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Positives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fun for adding personality and doodles to your text messages. Can create simple animations, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-negatives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Negatives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bit rough around the edges.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/squiggly-sketching-keyboard-review#comments Reviews App AppLife Apps iOS Keyboard Squiggly Sketching Keyboard iPad iPhone iPod Wed, 27 May 2015 18:50:04 +0000 J.R. Bookwalter 21666 at http://www.maclife.com Deals: It's Your Last Chance to Enter to Win a 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_its_your_last_chance_enter_win_27inch_apple_thunderbolt_display <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/giveaways/the-mega-apple-27in-thunderbolt-monitor-giveaway" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/applethunderbolt.png" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</span></p><p>Is your work station actually helping you get work done, or does it leave you wanting a better set up and causing you distraction? Your screen should be big enough for whatever you need, be it work or entertainment. You can assure yourself just that if you wind up as the winner of the Apple Thunderbolt Display Giveaway. 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In other news, more rumors about what we'll see in iOS 9 are surfacing, and Microsoft's "Cortana" service is said to be coming to iOS sometime later this year.</p><h3>Jony Ive Named 'Chief Design Officer' at Apple</h3><p>For years Jony Ive stuck to the shadows at Apple, to the point that most people outside the company only knew what he looked like from the same handful of publicity stills. Over the last couple of years, however, he's taken on a more visible role at the company, and he'll have a title that better suits that role than "Senior Vice President of Design" come July 1. As Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in an internal memo yesterday (via <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/25/jony-ive-chief-design-officer/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>), Ive is now Apple's "Chief Design Officer," and Richard Howarth and Alan Dye will take over the everyday management of Apple's industrial design and user interface teams.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/05/ive.jpg" width="620" height="387" /></p><p><strong>Source:&nbsp;Gabriela Hasbun/The Telegraph</strong></p><p>That may seem like it's taking a lot of day-to-day responsibilities from Ive, but Ive retains his oversight. In addition, the position brings new responsibilities with it. Ive, for instance, will be taking a much larger role in the design of Apple's retail stores and its upcoming "spaceship" campus, and he'll be able to travel beyond Cupertino to more of Apple's other development sites across the globe.</p><p>For their part, Howarth and Dye are anything but&nbsp;slouches. Howarth, the new vice president of industrial design, has worked with Ive for almost two decades and has served on the iPhone's development team since the first generation. Dye's original focus was marketing and communications, but he became a key figure on the user interface design team in the wake of the departure of Scott Forstall. Dye was also a key figure in the design of the interface for the Apple Watch, and as such he was the subject of a <a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/04/apple-watch-design/" target="_blank">profile</a> by <em>Wired</em> earlier this year.</p><p>Alongside Tim Cook's announcement, <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/11628710/When-Stephen-Fry-met-Jony-Ive-the-self-confessed-fanboi-meets-Apples-newly-promoted-chief-design-officer.html" target="_blank"><em>The Telegraph</em></a> published an interview of Ive, Howarth, and Dye by Stephen Fry.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>More Small Improvements Rumored for iOS 9</h3><p>Apple will most likely announce iOS 9 during its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco next month, and anonymous insider sources are already starting to spread word about what we'll see. In accordance with the general perception that iOS 9 will be more focused on tidying up the operating system rather than introducing sweeping changes, the latest rumors emphasize&nbsp;small improvements.</p><p>In accordance with <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_force_touch_may_only_come_iphone_6s_plus_autism_apps_itunes" target="_blank">rumors</a> we've heard in the past, Apple wants iOS 9 to be "Force Touch-ready," and that it's already working with developers to integrate the tech with existing apps. Force Touch was introduced with the 12-inch MacBook back in March, and it adds an extra dimension to traditional touch-based interfacing by adding a pressure component alongside the familiar taps and swipes.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/05/iphone6.jpg" width="620" height="387" /></p><p>Apple is also rumored to be working on a new keyboard design for iOS 9 that will be "slightly longer" than the current version and bring more editing options when using the standard portrait mode. The new design is also expected to bring a better "Shift" key, in addition to providing an easier way to access the QuickType keyboard.</p><p>The report also claims that Apple Pay is essentially ready for launch in Canada judging from the "necessary foundations" for compatible banks and associated institutions in Passbook, but ongoing negotiations will likely prevent a WWDC announcement this year. In addition, Apple may remove the rarely used Game Center app altogether, and it may introduce iMessage read receipts for both group chats and users on a per-contact basis. As the report says, this means users "will be able to turn on the read receipt functionality for specific recipients while leaving the read status of a message in the dark for other contacts."</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Microsoft's 'Cortana' Voice Service Coming to iOS Later This Year</h3><p>Confirming rumors that dropped back in March, Microsoft <a href="http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/26/your-windows-10-pc-will-love-all-the-devices-you-own/" target="_blank">announced</a> today that it's bringing its Siri-like Cortana voice service to iOS and Android, in addition to its own Windows Phone platform. In order to ensure that that it works properly on each system, each operating system will have its own dedicated "companion app", but Microsoft insists that you'll be able to ask the digital assistant the same questions regardless of which platform you're using. The Android version is scheduled for release on Android in late June, but we iOS users will have to wait until sometime later this year. It's probably for the best, as Siri might get jealous.</p><p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lXREpLEwgOY" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>Unfortunately, Cortana apparently won't be quite as powerful as it is on its native Windows platform owing to problems with integration with the operating system. Cortana will be able to answer questions, track flights, and send alerts, for instance, but it won't be able to launch apps or alter system settings. Perhaps most sadly of all, it won't be able to answer to the always-cordless, always hands-free "Hey, Cortana" command available on Windows 10 and some of the niftier Windows phones.</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer, <a href="https://twitter.com/LeifJohnson" target="_blank">Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_jony_ives_new_title_more_ios_9_rumors_cortana_coming_ios#comments News Chief Design Officer Cortana Design force touch iOS 8 iOS 9 iPad iphone Jony Ive Microsoft windows Wed, 27 May 2015 00:02:06 +0000 Leif Johnson 21665 at http://www.maclife.com The New Apple TV: What We Want http://www.maclife.com/article/features/new-apple-tv-what-we-want <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/features/new-apple-tv-what-we-want#comments Gallery Apple TV new Apple TV Features Tue, 26 May 2015 21:50:41 +0000 Michael Simon 21664 at http://www.maclife.com RØDE iXY Lightning Review http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/r%C3%B8de-ixy-lightning-review <!--paging_filter--><p>The iPhone’s microphone lacks high-quality audio for podcasts, reporting, or video projects. What you need is a stereo microphone, such as the iXY Lightning from RØDE, which connects to your phone through the Lightning connector (a 30-pin version is available too) — the improvement in recording quality is huge.</p><p>The iXY’s satin gray metal frame fits firmly to your phone, and is then detected by your iPhone as the primary mic. The 1/2-inch cardioid condenser mics are fixed 90-degrees apart to dampen background noise, and the metal casing fends off interference, reducing hum. Together with RØDE’s digital technology for adjusting unwanted low frequency noise, you capture a balanced degree of sound around you.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="/files/u332541/2015/05/ixy-alt_620.png" /></p><p>The iXY can record at sampling rates up to studio-quality 24-bit/96kHz, and the stereo sound is amazing. There is a trade-off between cutting out noise/increasing quality, but the audio range is richer in the right places, with much more detail and character than the iPhone microphone. A 10-minute recording will reduce battery reserves by five to eight percent, though, and storage space is a consideration — experimenting with a sound sampling rate lower than 96kHz will conserve valuable bits.</p><p>A foam shield over the mics prevents wind interference and dampens plosives (the popping sound when you say “p”). A variety of extra-cost accessories add more flexibility. The RØDEGrip, for example, adds a pistol-grip or camera-shoe mount to your phone, so you can use the iXY with video cameras and DSLRs. The free RØDE Rec LE app offers easy recording and sharing of audio, including that pro-level audio quality, with a paid upgrade for editing features. You can also record in the likes of Voice Memos, GarageBand or whatever app you like to use, though.</p><p>The iXY is pretty expensive, but RØDE has thought this product through even down to the compact, pyramid-shaped carrying case — the quality and level of thought is almost Apple-like.</p><p><strong>The bottom line.</strong> A smart solid solution that equals a stand-alone audio recorder in so many ways.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-the-bottom-line"><legend>Review Synopsis</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-product"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Product:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>RØDE iXY Lightning</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-company"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Company:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RØDE Microphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Contact:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.rode.com" target="_blank">www.rode.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $199 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-requirements"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>iPhone 5 or later</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-positives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Positives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Excellent quality audio recording. Compact, solid design.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-negatives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Negatives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>High price tag. Watch your battery levels.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/r%C3%B8de-ixy-lightning-review#comments Reviews accessory Audio Microphone R0DE iXY Lightning recording iPhone Tue, 26 May 2015 17:55:02 +0000 Steve Davis 21663 at http://www.maclife.com Deals: Stream with Ease with the AirServer Mirroring Receiver http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_stream_ease_airserver_mirroring_receiver <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/airserver-for-mac" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/airserver.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p><strong>[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</strong></p><p>We've become so used to the screens on our phones, which can get us through the day, sometimes we forget about the truly impressive displays that we have in our homes. If you want to see your favorite apps, games, and content blown up to a size that you can enjoy, you need the AirServer Mirroring Receiver. It's on sale now in our <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/airserver-for-mac" target="_blank">Deals tab</a>.</p><p>The iPhone display is great for on the go entertainment, but at home you can go bigger with the AirServer Mirroring Receiver. Instead of looking at the small screen, you can blow up everything to a more viewable size when you're at home. Everything from apps and games to streaming movies and your photos can go from iPhone to Mac display the same way you can broadcast over AirPlay to an Apple TV. A familiar interface with 1080p display, it's the ideal accessory for your entertainment.</p><p>The AirServer Mirroring Receiver usually retails for $15. IF you head to our Deals tab, you can save <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/airserver-for-mac" target="_blank">33% off</a> the retail price. That makes your total <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/airserver-for-mac" target="_blank">just $9.99</a>. It's a great price for a better visual experience, so <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/airserver-for-mac" target="_blank">get this deal</a> today!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/airserver-for-mac" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_stream_ease_airserver_mirroring_receiver#comments Deals Deals sponsored Stack Social Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21661 at http://www.maclife.com New App Recap 05/25/15: Memorial Day Edition http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/new_app_recap_052515_memorial_day_edition <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/new_app_recap_052515_memorial_day_edition#comments Gallery AppLife Apps audiobooks Columns driving Email financial iOS movies Photography Videos iPad iPhone iPod Mon, 25 May 2015 21:00:00 +0000 J.R. Bookwalter 21653 at http://www.maclife.com Easy Mac Hacks: Add Extra Security to Your Mac http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/easy_mac_hacks_add_extra_security_your_mac <!--paging_filter--><p><em><img src="/files/u12635/easy_mac_hacks_icon_flat_52.png" class="graphic-right" /></em><span style="font-style: italic;">Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool with Mac OS X. Sometimes it's a tutorial on a lesser-known feature, other times it's a trick that uses built-in functionality such as Terminal — either way, these simple tips can make life better and easier, and they don’t require any special knowledge. All you need to do is follow the instructions!</span></p><p><span style="font-style: italic;"></span>By default, the Mac comes with a built-in utility that lets anyone reset the password on your user account. This is done in case you lose access to your OS X account, but it can become a vulnerability if your Mac gets into the wrong hands. In this article, we'll show you how easy it can be to add a hardware password to your Mac to prevent unwanted access like this. Continue reading to learn how it's done.</p><p><img src="/files/u12635/img_0754.jpg" width="620" height="465" style="border: 1px solid white;" /><br /><br />To add a hardware password to your Mac (which will be required whenever you access another bootable partition or drive on your Mac, including the recovery partition), perform these steps:</p><ul><li>Boot into the recovery partition by holding down Command + R when booting up your Mac.</li><li>When prompted, select your language.</li><li>Select Utilities &gt; Firmware Password Utility.</li><li>Select "Turn on Firmware Password..."</li><li>You'll see a dialog that lets you add a password, then confirm the password.</li><li>Click "Set Password."</li></ul><p><img src="/files/u12635/img_0755.jpg" width="620" height="465" style="border: 1px solid black;" /></p><p>After doing this, you'll be required to specify this password before booting into a disk, or booting into the recovery partition on your Mac.<br /><br />You can secure your OS X files and account information even further by enabling File Vault from within your OS X user account. To learn more about enabling this feature, follow <a href="https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204837">this guide</a>.</p> http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/easy_mac_hacks_add_extra_security_your_mac#comments Easy Mac Hacks firmware password How to Mac Prevent unwanted access Mac How-Tos Mon, 25 May 2015 17:01:00 +0000 Cory Bohon 21652 at http://www.maclife.com Deals: Veho Retro Leather Bluetooth Speaker Brings Old School Cool with New School Sound http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_veho_retro_leather_bluetooth_speaker_brings_old_school_cool_new_school_sound <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/mode-retro-wireless-bluetooth-speaker" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/moderetrospeaker.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p><strong>[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</strong></p><p>Music is more portable than ever before. That's the benefit of streaming services and the ease of digital files. But what's missing is the old school style. You've heard people talk about how much better old stereo systems sound. If you want the best of both worlds, then you need the Veho Retro Bluetooth Speaker. You can get it on sale from our <a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/mode-retro-wireless-bluetooth-speaker" target="_blank">Deals tab</a>.</p><p>Most bluetooth speakers look like toys. Not the Veho Retro Bluetooth Speaker. It has the perfect look to fit in with your sound system, even if it's along side speakers from decades ago. The leather strap and aluminum housing look sleek and stylish. And if you're looking for a modern touch, then you'll love the bluetooth connectivity that will let you go wireless while listening to your music. With great sound, style, and convenience, it's the perfect speaker for your system.</p><p>The Veho Retro Bluetooth Speaker usually retails for $180. If you head to our Deals tab, you can save yourself <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/mode-retro-wireless-bluetooth-speaker" target="_blank">63% off</a> the retail price. That makes your total <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/mode-retro-wireless-bluetooth-speaker" target="_blank">just $65</a>. It's a great price for a great speaker, so <a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/mode-retro-wireless-bluetooth-speaker" target="_blank">grab this deal</a> today!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/mode-retro-wireless-bluetooth-speaker" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;">After another great offer? Grab the HUSKK Quickdraw Phone Case and Wallet. It will keep your cards and cash in order, your phone safe, and your pocket feeling far less cluttered. You can get it on sale for <a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/huskk-quickdraw-wallet" target="_blank">just $24.99</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="deals.maclife.com/sales/huskk-quickdraw-wallet" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_veho_retro_leather_bluetooth_speaker_brings_old_school_cool_new_school_sound#comments Deals Deals sponsored Stack Social Mon, 25 May 2015 17:00:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21659 at http://www.maclife.com Deals: Best Deals Of The Week: 74% Off PhoneClean iOS Cleaner & More http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_best_deals_week_74_phoneclean_ios_cleaner_more <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</strong></p><p>There's never a shortage of awesome offers available in our Deals tab. But, they're only around for so long. We'd have to have you miss out on great savings for items that we know you're after, so we've rounded up some of the deals that are about to end. Take advantage of big discounts and get these great products before they shoot back up to retail price.</p><div><p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/phoneclean-mac" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/phoneclean.jpg" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;">Your iPhone will inevitably start to slow down at some point in its life. If you can feel your smartphone beginning to lag, you can give it the cleaning it needs to get back up to speed with the help of PhoneClean. 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