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Todoist brings its task management app to the Apple Watch

Apple may not have included its Reminders app on Watch OS, but Todoist is bringing its own to-do list app to the Apple Watch. Included in the latest update to the iPhone version, Todoist for Apple Watch lets you sort through your tasks and projects, respond to alerts, and even create new assignments.
Todoist for Apple Watch also features a glance so you can quickly see the next step in a project…

Consumer Reports survey ranks Apple top for tech support among PC makers

If you want quality, reliable tech support for your computer, get a Mac. That’s according to the results of a new Consumer Reports survey that ranked Apple top among PC manufacturers for technical support post-purchase for the ninth year running…
Of the 3,200 participants that took part in the survey, Consumer Reports notes that “Mac users gave Apple’s phone and online support glowing…

Readdle debuts Spark, a highly customizable email app for iPhone & Apple Watch

Readdle today released a new addition to itsOut of the box, Spark lets you easily plug in your iCloud, Google, Exchange/Outlook, or Yahoo email account to offer a unified inbox experience. I set up Spark using my Google Apps account, and the login screen featured 1Password’s extension for filling in my email and password with Touch ID. Very handy.
Next up, Spark asks you which type of…

iOS Text Bug Begins to Affect Twitter and Snapchat Apps

The iOS bug that was discovered earlier in the week and causes an iPhone to crash after receiving a specific string of symbols and characters, today expanded to both the Twitter and Snapchat iOS apps (via The Guardian). The bug not only crashes an iPhone, but causes the Messages app to repeatedly crash after being opened to anything other than the conversation in which the string of characters…

Apple posts official support doc with temporary workarounds for Messages bug

Earlier this week a bug was discovered that centered around a string of text that when received via a message would cause your iPhone to reboot and the Messages app to crash continuously. At the time, Apple said it was aware of the bug and working to push an update to fix it. In the meantime however, the company tonight has published an official support document with a few suggestions on how to…

Queens, NY Apple Store logo appears as Apple announces new Upper East Side store opening Jun. 13

Apple’s first Apple Store opening in Queens, New York is approaching. Signage for the new store at the Queens Center mall has appeared, according to tips from readers. A photo of the location, which we discussed in our report on future New York Apple Stores earlier this year, is shown above. We were told earlier this year that this Queens store will be the largest New York Apple Store within a…

Apple acquires Metaio, a firm behind Augmented Reality software

Apple has acquired Metaio, a company specializing in several application related to augmented reality. Metaio mysteriously announced that it will stop selling its services last night, and filings with the German government this week indicate that the Apple acquisition is a done deal:

Metaio offers six distinct services related to augmented reality, ranging from an SDK to cloud services to…

‘Inbox by Gmail’ Now Open to Everyone, Updated With Trip Bundles and More

Google has announced that Inbox by Gmail can now be used by everyone with no invitation required, and the search company has also updated the email app with Trip Bundles, Undo Send functionality on mobile, the option to select “Delete” as the default swiping action, custom signatures, suggested reminders and more.

Trip Bundles combine all of your emails about a trip, such as flight times and…

Google introduces competitors to Apple Pay, Photos, HomeKit + new iOS apps at I/O

Google just wrapped up the opening keynote for its I/O developer conference taking place this week, and not surprisingly many of the announced products and services are direct competitors to Apple’s. Android Pay gets an official coming out party to compete with Apple Pay, Project Brillo is Google’s answer to HomeKit, and the new Android M gets a focus on quality, much like what Apple has in…

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