Apps & Updates August 12

Calendar apps for iPhone are a tough thing to advise for because different people use them in different ways. Some people are busier than others (meeting wise), and others use their calendar as a to-do system (personally I question your sanity if you are this way). All of the primary calendar apps I tried are great but might not fit how you use a calendar app.

When using third-party iOS apps, it’s straightforward to try new ones because they request access to your calendar data using Apple’s APIs (so it works with Exchange, iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, and Outlook.com). This feature keeps you from having to set up different apps individually. I’ll explain what I like about each one, and which one I like best.

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Apps & Updates August 10

Obscura 1.2 update brings advanced photography app to iPad

Today, the popular alternative camera client Obscura is rolling out an update with a handful of new features including iPad support.

Apps & Updates August 9

Twitter for iPhone and iPad dropping iOS 9 support in next update

Twitter for iPhone and iPad will soon drop support for older devices running iOS 9, according to the release notes for today’s app update. Starting with the next version of Twitter for iOS, users will need to be running iOS 10 or higher to continue receiving app updates and new features.

RapidWeaver 8 web design app coming next week with lots of user-requested features

RapidWeaver, the well-known web design software for Mac, is getting a massive update rolling out August 14. Jumping from 7, RapidWeaver 8 brings a few notable changes to the table that’ll improve how web developers build their websites.

Apps & Updates August 8

Apple lets you backup your HomeKit configuration with iCloud and iTunes backups, but you can’t easily save multiple configurations and you can’t restore a configuration without a full iOS restore. ‘Controller for HomeKit’ is an iPhone and iPad app that introduced a new feature today that wants to remedy Apple’s omission.

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Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip

Apps & Updates August 6

Pokémon GO update to energize game with new player versus mode this year

While titles like Fortnite have taken the spotlight from Pokémon GO over the last year, Niantic’s head of marketing has shared some news on an upcoming update to the AR hit. Arriving by the end of the year, Pokémon GO will be adding a PvP mode.

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