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Twitter Bringing Mac App Back Using Apple's Project Catalyst
Apple last week unveiled Project Catalyst, an initiative designed to allow developers to port their iPad apps to the Mac. At the time, Apple named several partners, including Twitter, and today, Twitter provided more detail on its upcoming Mac app. Twitter says that it will leverage its existing iOS codebase to bring Twitter to the Mac, but will add native Mac features on top of its existing iPad experience to make the app better suited for the Mac.We are excited that Project Catalyst will enable us to bring Twitter back to the Mac by leveraging our existing iOS codebase. We'll also be able to add native Mac features on top of our existing iPad experience, while keeping our maintenance efficient as we continue to improve this shared codebase in the years to come.Twitter previously had a Twitter for Mac app that was discontinued in February 2018 with Twitter directing Mac users to instead use the Twitter for web experience. The prior Twitter for Mac app never received much attention for Twitter. In 2015, the company said that it would refocus its efforts on building new features into the Mac app, but even after new features were added, the app didn't catch on and earned largely negative reviews in the App Store. According to Twitter, the prior version of the Mac app was discontinued because it was not sustainable to maintain two separate codebases. Twitter wanted to focus on web and mobile instead of Mac, but with the new Twitter for Mac able to use the existing iOS codebase, there's less work to be done to make a Mac app available.The new Twitter for Mac app will use our existing iOS codebase, rather than being built from a separate codebase, following the same successful strategy we've used with Web to expand our supported clients. By supporting key Mac-specific behaviors on top of our iOS code, we will be able to maintain feature parity across our iOS and Mac apps with relatively low long term maintenance costs.Twitter says the upcoming Mac app will have full feature parity with other Twitter platforms plus additional changes like resizable windows with dynamic content, multiple windows support, native notifications, drag and drop, and keyboard support.Tag: TwitterThis article, "Twitter Bringing Mac App Back Using Apple's Project Catalyst" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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How to Save or Share a Safari Web Page as a PDF in iOS 13
In iOS 13, Apple has extended the system's built-in screenshot feature to include the ability to save a full web page as a multi-page PDF. Don't expect this option to appear when using a third-party browser app like Firefox or Chrome, as it's only available in Safari, Apple's native web browser. With that said, here's how it works. Launch the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad. Navigate to the web page that you wish to save as a multi-page PDF. Press the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button simultaneously to capture a screenshot. If your device doesn't have a Home button – if it's a 2018 iPad Pro, for example – press the power button located at the top of the device and the volume up button located on the right of the device at the same time. A preview of the screenshot will pop up in the lower left of the display. Tap it to open up the Instant Markup interface. You'll have about five seconds before it disappears. Tap the Full Page tab in the upper right corner of the Markup interface. To save the PDF, tap Done and then tap Save PDF to Files. To share the PDF, tap the Share button (the square with an arrow pointing out) and select how or who to share it with from the Share screen.Note that you can also use Markup to edit your PDF before saving or sending it. Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOSThis article, "How to Save or Share a Safari Web Page as a PDF in iOS 13" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a BookBook for iPad Pro, an AirFly and CableSnaps from Twelve South
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Twelve South to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a prize pack that includes a BookBook vol. 2 for iPad Pro, an AirFly, and a set of CableSnaps. The BookBook vol. 2, priced starting at $89, is Twelve South's newest addition to its popular BookBook lineup. The BookBook vol. 2 is designed for the 2018 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. Like other BookBook cases, it's handmade from leather and is designed to look like a classic book. A built-in shell holds the iPad in place, and when the book-like case is opened up, the cover serves as a display stand or a wedge for typing and sketching. The BookBook vol. 2 features a holder for the Apple Pencil so it doesn't get lost, and there's a camera cutout for the rear camera at the back so you can still take photos. An interior pocket holds documents or a slim keyboard, and the hardback covers and the spine make sure your iPad is protected when it's zipped shut. Along with the BookBook, the Twelve South prize pack also includes the AirFly, designed to work with the AirPods, Powerbeats Pro, or other Bluetooth headphones. The AirFly is an adapter accessory that lets you use your Bluetooth headphones with a wired headphone jack. This is useful in situations where there are no Bluetooth connectivity options, such as on airplanes or when using gym equipment. In-flight entertainment systems, for example, often require wired headphones to hear sound, but with the AirFly, you can plug it into the jack and then connect to your headphones. The AirFly, priced at $40, is similar in size to the AirPods, and it comes with a travel pouch for portability. It uses a built-in battery that lasts for approximately eight hours before you need to recharge it. The last item in the Twelve South prize pack is a set of $20 CableSnaps, designed to keep your cords organized. CableSnaps come in a set of three and are sized for different cables and use cases. Made from leather in black, teal, or cognac, the large CableSnap is ideal for wrangling a USB-C charging cable, while the smaller versions are perfect for Lighting cables or earbuds that have a cord. Each CableSnap is a strip of leather with a metal snap that keeps everything tight and secured. A cable loop is included so it can stay attached to your cords with a cable loop. We have three prize packs from Twelve South to give away. Winners will be able to choose a BookBook in their preferred size, CableSnaps in their preferred color, and will receive an AirFly. To enter to win our giveaway, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected. Twelve South Giveaway The contest will run from today (June 14) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 21. The winners will be chosen randomly on June 21 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.Tags: giveaway, Twelve SouthThis article, "MacRumors Giveaway: Win a BookBook for iPad Pro, an AirFly and CableSnaps from Twelve South" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Smart Fitness Device Activ5 Now Available From Apple
Apple retail stores and the Apple online store are now carrying the Activ5, a fitness device designed by Activbody. Described as a portable isometric-based strength training device with digital coaching, the Activ5 coaches users through each isometric exercise, measures maximum strength for each exercise, and communicates this to an iPhone. The device itself is a small pad that's outfitted with a number of pressure sensors inside. The Activ5 is personalized to each user to create a challenging but achievable workout. Each workout pose is demonstrated in the app, and the device itself is able to tell users to push harder or less hard throughout the workout. Every detail of the workout is tracked via the app, providing fitness stats for each exercise. There are more than 100 full body workouts available based on isometric exercises, which are designed around contractions of a specific muscle or group of muscles. Activbody says that the average strength gain for Activ5 users is 30 percent. Because the Activ5 is portable, it can be taken to work, used at home, used in a bar, a plane seat, or anywhere else with workouts provided for different situations. Exercise is gamified through various games you can play in the app. The Activ5 has an Apple Watch app to untether workouts from the iPhone, and it integrates with Apple's HealthKit so workout information is uploaded to the Health app. The Apple Watch app offers up exercise and heart rate tracking as well as calculating calories burned. The Activ5 can be purchased from the Apple online store and Apple retail stores starting today for $130.This article, "Smart Fitness Device Activ5 Now Available From Apple" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Apple Teams Up With Madonna for Today at Apple Music Lab Classes
Apple and Madonna have teamed up to launch new Today at Apple Music Lab classes where attendees will go hands-on with Crave, a track from Madonna's latest album, and will be able to remix it. The Today at Apple session will also walk students through deconstructing the song, and there will be details on what inspired her. Go behind the making of a hit song featuring your favorite Apple Music artists in this series of Music Lab: Remix sessions. Exclusively in Apple Stores, you'll get hands-on with a track direct from the artist. In this session, you'll deconstruct Madonna's song Crave, find out what inspired her, and create your own version of the song using GarageBand on iPhone. Devices will be provided.Madonna shared the news on her Twitter account this morning, and Today at Apple classes for the Music Lab: Remix Madonna are now available. Attendees can book starting now, with classes kicking off a bit later in June. The Remix Madonna classes are available at Apple Stores in the United States as well as other Apple retail locations around the world. Madame X ’s exclusive Music Lab is here! Remix #Crave at Apple Stores around the world. 🔥 🎧 Starting now, you can reserve your spot for an upcoming #todayatapple session here: https://t.co/NZ0rnqxF8F @applemusic #remixmadonna pic.twitter.com/XH8nyO91bk— Madonna (@Madonna) June 14, 2019 Apple has also teamed up with other well-known musicians to create Today at Apple Music Lab curricula. There's a Beat Making class co-created with Swizz Beatz, for example.Related Roundup: Apple StoresTag: Today at AppleThis article, "Apple Teams Up With Madonna for Today at Apple Music Lab Classes" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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