As the year nears its end, it’s time to take a look back at everything that was awesome in 2017. As usual, Mac developers rolled out some stellar software, which means macOS remains the best platform for the greatest apps.
Here’s our roundup of the best macOS apps of 2017.
Another week, another bunch of great new deals. We’ve gathered some of the very best, from training in lucrative skills like project management and Swift development, to a tool for working from any computer remotely and super secure virtual private network access. It’s all discounted by no less than 50 percent, take a look:
More and more of us are working from the living room couch or the coffee shop, meaning we have to find ways of keeping ourselves organized and on task. We’ve rounded up some of the best tools — at the best prices — to make sure working from home doesn’t mean phoning it in. Take a look:
Tired of hunching over your keyboard for hours with too little to show for it at the end of the day? This bundle of 10 apps can help get your computer out of the way of what you need to do by vastly enhancing its productivity possibilities. It’ll remove workflow limitations and simplify the process of using all sorts of apps, file formats, even letting you run Windows programs right from your Mac dock. And right now you can pay what you want at Cult of Mac Deals.
Edovia makes the most polished VNC client for iOS, but its Mac app has been needing some attention for quite some time, especially in the design department. Screens 3 for Mac was released today, and it has been rebuilt from the group up for Mountain Lion. It also looks much cleaner and promises to be faster.
I saw the Oaxis InkCase at the Mobile World Congress last week, and it looks pretty neat. The v2 “case” is actually an e-ink panel that connects to the iPhone (or other device) via Bluetooth and can show anything on its e-ink screen. The new version is modular, so you can slip in into any case for any device, and even mount it, say, on the handlebars of a bike for a sunlight-friendly readout.
Way back in November, we reported that Apple would start repairing broken iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s screens in-store soon, but while Apple has happily repaired iPhone 5 screens in-store for sometime, the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s have been holdouts up until now.
There’s good news and bad news. The iPhone 5s? Still can’t be repaired at an Apple Store. But the iPhone 5c is a different story. CNN was able to confirm with Apple that screen repairs of the iPhone 5c are available as of Monday (today!) for theprice of $149. If you want to avail yourself of the service, just stop by your local Apple Store.
Friday afternoon I checked out the Retina iPad mini at a local Apple reseller (spoiler: it’s awesome), and I tried it right after I’d hefted the iPad Air. And I noticed something I hadn’t heard about in any reviews: The colors are way brighter and, well, more colored on the iPad Air. The wallpaper looks more saturated, and the blue/green icons really jumped out at me on the bigger display.
The mini, by contrast, looked just like the old mini, only with higher resolution. And it turns out that my eyes were right. Anand Lal Shampi of Anandtech did the tests and found that the color gamut of the Air is wider than that of the Retina mini.