Microsoft’s iOS news app has a smart plan to compete with Apple News

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Microsoft's professionally-focused news app, News Pro.
Microsoft's professionally-focused news app, News Pro.
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As rumors swirl that Apple is considering subscription-only content for its News app, Microsoft is also looking to get in on the iOS news game. On Tuesday, they released a new app called News Pro, which boasts the tagline “hyper-relevant news for your work.”

Adobe digs up Bob Ross’ grave to promote Photoshop on the iPad Pro

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Adobe has resurrected Bob Ross to promote Photoshop Sketch on the iPad Pro.
Adobe has resurrected Bob Ross to promote Photoshop Sketch on the iPad Pro.
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Remember that iPad Pro tribute to departed public television legend Bob Ross that we posted back in December? We liked it, and it looks like Adobe did too… which is why they decided to rip-off the idea wholesale to promote Adobe Photoshop Sketch.

How to animate iOS 9’s app icons

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Here's how to animated iOS's app icons.
Here's how to animate iOS app icons on your homescreen.
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By default, iOS doesn’t support animated icons, although there are a few exceptions: the Clock app, for example, or the way the Settings icon used to animate when you were downloading an OTA update. But wouldn’t it be great if every icon on your homescreen animated? Yes, it would … but unfortunately, only jailbreakers can make that happen.