The best iOS apps for taking notes with Apple Pencil + iPad Pro | 9to5Mac

Chance Miller – 2 days ago  @ChanceHMiller


I was skeptical of the Apple Pencil when it was first announced, as I assumed it would just be the same as the tacky styluses third-parties had been making for years, but after using it I’ve realized just how wrong I was. The thing that I noticed very early on in my time with the Apple Pencil though, was how crazy good the palm rejection is. Writing with an Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro is nearly as easy as writing on actual paper. As a student, this is a huge factor for me when it comes to note taking, so I decided to dive a little deeper into the apps on iOS that are made for taking notes and are optimized for iPad Pro. Here are some of the ones I would recommend…

Apple’s stock apps … Here’s what you should replace them with

By Christina Warren–

When you get a new iPhone, it comes with more than a dozen apps pre-installed for all of your basic needs. These default apps include Calendar, Mail, Messages and Music.

But are these really the best apps you can use for those purposes? In a lot of cases, absolutely not.

Although Apple won’t let you change app defaults, there are alternatives for almost every app Apple pre-installs on iOS. We scoured through the App Store for the best alternatives for Apple’s stock apps.

See for yourself.

Running Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10? Your days are numbered – CNET


Microsoft is killing support for those older browsers next week. Your alternatives include upgrading to IE 11, switching to a rival browser or jumping to Windows 10 to get the Edge browser.


A support document posted by the software giant describes an “end of life” upgrade notification for Internet Explorer that will pop up January 12. The notification will warn people still running IE 8, 9 and 10 that their time is up and urge them to upgrade to the latest version of the browser.

The move doesn’t mean older versions of IE will disappear from your PC. It does mean no more bug fixes, updates or other patches will be released, leaving those editions vulnerable to malware and other security threats.


Read entire report here.

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Most search engines suffer from “search leakage.” In other words, when

you search and then click a link, the search terms that you entered are

shared with that site, along with your IP Address and other identifying

information. The DuckDuckGo search engine, by contrast, redirects your

request so that sites do not have access to your search terms. In

addition, DuckDuckGo does not save IP address, user agent, or browser

cookies during your searches, which means that your private information

is better protected. For a more complete description of everything that

DuckDuckGo offers, select the About section under the drop down tab on

the right hand side of the screen. Meanwhile, searching with the engine

is as easy as typing into the text box. All the increased privacy is

built into the service. [CNH]

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Firefox web browser on the App Store

Mozilla Firefox Icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mozilla Firefox has finally come to iOS, and you can sync it with your Apple and Android devices.

Click here…

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5 apps for better Gmail | The Download Blog – CNET

by Joshua Rotter November 12, 2015, 6:32 PM

Gmail (iOSAndroid) may be a go-to email app on mobile, but I often go begrudgingly. For starters, my Gmail inbox is cluttered with myriad communication threads that are difficult to wade through, especially if they’re drawn out with quotations and signatures and have multiple addressees. Sometimes I can’t even tell where to respond. Gmail also lacks important features on mobile, such as quick access to contacts, one-swipe message deletion, and an easy unsubscribe or blocking solution. But you can improve your Gmail experience with the following five apps.

Read more…

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Kiwi for Gmail on the Mac App Store

Kiwi for Gmail (formerly Gmail for Mac) turns Gmail into a full-powered desktop email client. No one wants to use Gmail in the browser on their phone, and we felt they shouldn’t have to on the Mac either. 2 years in the making from a seasoned team with Apple, Bose, and iRobot experience. 

  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2015
  • Version: 1.8.76
  • Size: 60.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Zive, Inc.
  • © 2015 Zive, Inc.

Rated 4+

Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor


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