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Tag Archive for ‘Filipe Espósito’

Bottom Corner Gestures on iPad for Screenshots and Quick Note ➝

Filipe Espósito, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

But what some people don’t know is that there are two other ways to take screenshots on the iPad without pressing any buttons. For instance, you can swipe from the bottom left corner of the screen with Apple Pencil to capture a screenshot on the iPad. But even if you don’t have an Apple Pencil, you can use this gesture.

Not only can you configure a swipe gesture for taking a screenshot, you can also disable bottom-right corner Quick Note gesture. This is fantastic.

(Via Roger Stringer.)

➝ Source: 9to5mac.com

Apple Will Let App Developers Link to the Web to Manage Purchases ➝

Filipe Espósito, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

After several complaints from developers, Apple has just made a major announcement in which the company confirms that it will finally let developers redirect users to sign up for services on websites instead of using the App Store’s in-app purchases system.

The announcement comes after an investigation by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), which had been looking into Apple’s anti-competitive practices since 2019. The company confirmed to the press on Wednesday that as part of the settlement with the JFTC, developers will be able to tell users that they can sign up and manage service subscriptions through an external website.

This is a step in the right direction. But it only effects “reader” apps — an arbitrary line in the sand that seems to be the bare minimum simply to get regulators off Apple’s back.

This option should be available to all developers regardless of what category Apple decides to place your app in.

➝ Source: 9to5mac.com

Apple Says in-Person Work Is ‘Essential’ and Will Not Go Back From Its Hybrid Work Plan ➝

Filipe Espósito, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

In an internal video obtained by The Verge, Senior VP of Retail and People Deirdre O’Brien said that Apple believes that “in-person collaboration is essential to our culture and our future.” O’Brien also mentioned that the products and services introduced by Apple in the past have all been the result of in-person collaboration.

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

➝ Source: 9to5mac.com

Apple Teams Up With Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft to Improve Browser Extensions ➝

Filipe Espósito, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

As reported now by CNET, Apple and other big tech companies have discussed at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) how they can make the process of developing web extensions easier by reducing the differences between web browsers. The idea is that these universal extensions work effortlessly in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

I’m not holding my breath on these efforts bearing fruit on iOS. But as a recent convert to Firefox — on both Mac and iOS — I would really appreciate some improvements to the third-party browser situation on iPhone and iPad.

➝ Source: 9to5mac.com

Apple Banned Shadow App After Microsoft Used It as an Example to Get xCloud for iOS Approved ➝

Filipe Espósito, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

Microsoft tried to launch its xCloud game streaming service on the App Store for iPhone and iPad users, but Apple rejected the app due to its strict guidelines. Now emails revealed in the Epic vs. Apple trial on Wednesday show that Apple even removed a similar app from the App Store after its existence was mentioned by Microsoft.

Situations like this will always be a problem in the App Store. We need an alternative method for installing apps on iOS.

➝ Source: 9to5mac.com

Twitter Announces New API That Opens More Features to Third-Party Apps ➝

Filipe Espósito, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

Twitter is announcing its new Twitter API v2, which was completely rebuilt with new features. One of the highlights of the new Twitter API is the real-time tweets stream — one of the options removed in the past. Third-party apps can once again load new tweets as they’re published and not just after a period of time.

Other changes to the API include conversation threading, polls, pinned tweets, better spam filter, and advanced search. The Twitter v2 API will be available on three different levels: Standard, Academic Research, and Business.

I hope this will bring about a resurgence in third-party Twitter apps. I think many of the problems on Twitter and the dread that one feels when reading their timeline could be mitigated, if not solved, with just a bit more creative thinking. The type of creative thinking that isn’t limited by the goals and priorities of Twitter itself.

➝ Source: 9to5mac.com