Federico Viticci

Editor-in-chief

Twitter: @viticciEmail: viticci@macstories.net

Federico is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of MacStories, where he writes about Apple with a focus on apps, developers, iPad, and iOS productivity. He founded MacStories in April 2009 and has been writing about Apple since. Federico is also the co-host of AppStories, a weekly podcast exploring the world of apps, and Dialog, a show where creativity meets technology.

He can also be found on his two other podcasts on Relay FM – Connected and Remaster.

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A Vinyl Scrobbling Shortcut, The Practical Advantages of the Latest Apple TV, and the Future of the iPad

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A Vinyl Scrobbling Shortcut, The Practical Advantages of the Latest Apple TV, and the Future of the iPad

Here are the highlights from the Club MacStories Discord this week:

Dan created a fantastic Shortcut to make it easy to scrobble vinyl using the Vinyl Scrobbler website.

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App Debuts

APP DEBUTS

Noteworthy new app releases and updates, handpicked by the MacStories team.

Rewind

Rewind is a new music app that takes you back to the music of a specific year. The app combines Billboard’s singles chart with album spotlights, music videos, artists, genres, and mixtapes in a nostalgia-filled package. I love this concept, but it has one big downside. Rewind only works with Tidal, which is a good service, but a distant competitor to Apple Music and Spotify. However, according to TechCrunch, the developer, who happens to work at Tidal, is considering adding other music streaming services.

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The Cross-Platform Apps and Services I Use

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Exploring topics beyond our day-to-day coverage.

The Cross-Platform Apps and Services I Use

As part of my tour of other platforms and devices lately, I’ve been thinking about the cross-platform apps and services I was already using, and how they made it easy to move between iOS, iPadOS, Android, and Windows. During this process I also started using some new services to simplify my life, and I thought it’d be fun and useful to run through them.

I was inspired to put together this list by a post published by Robb Knight, who recently argued that everything should have an API. While I’m not done with closed services like Robb (I still like my well-crafted, well-designed iOS-only utilities), I can’t deny the advantage of experiences that follow you everywhere as long as you have an account. Not all of these services have an API, but because they are web-based, they make it easier for people who want to try different devices to continue using them as if nothing happened.

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Two Apps I've Been Trying Lately

Two Apps I've Been Trying Lately

For this first Monthly Log column of 2023, I thought I’d take readers on a quick behind-the-scenes tour of two apps I’ve been testing on my iPhone lately and how they’ve been working out so far for me.

Pocket Casts

This is, by far, the biggest app-related change I’ve brought to my everyday iPhone workflow in the past couple of months. I moved away from Overcast and started using Pocket Casts as my main podcast client instead.

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More Fun with Things' New Shortcuts Actions

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Shortcuts Essentials

More Fun with Things' New Shortcuts Actions

Recurring Tasks and the Produce AppStories task it creates for me every week.

Yesterday, I reviewed the new Shortcuts actions introduced by Things 3.17. It’s a fantastic release that greatly expands the ways you can control the app with Shortcuts.

I shared three shortcuts as part of the review, but I have a couple more to add today:

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Touchscreen Macs, AR/VR, Winter Photography, and 'Reverse Rosetta'

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Touchscreen Macs, AR/VR, Winter Photography, and 'Reverse Rosetta'

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  • I’m really intrigued by this idea of a “reverse Rosetta” to bring AppKit emulation to iPad Pro and allow the platform to access more powerful Mac software without actually running macOS.

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Touchscreen Macs, AR/VR, Winter Photography, and 'Reverse Rosetta'

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Highlights of the latest Club MacStories+ happenings.

Touchscreen Macs, AR/VR, Winter Photography, and 'Reverse Rosetta'

Here are the highlights from the Club MacStories Discord this week:

  • I’m really intrigued by this idea of a “reverse Rosetta” to bring AppKit emulation to iPad Pro and allow the platform to access more powerful Mac software without actually running macOS.

Want to join the Club MacStories+ Discord? Upgrade to Club MacStories+ or Club Premier, then visit the Account page.

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