RSS Sponsor: Argentum Camera app →

Argentum Camera is a black & white camera app built from scratch with street photographers in mind. Free of any excess settings it lets you take high quality black & white images with one tap. No complicated adjustments, no need for post-processing, no selfies.

Argentum processes the images in real time applying one of the six filters, each inspired by an iconic photographer, such as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson or Irving Penn. You can further adjust the tones by changing EV compensation or light up the scene using a torch mode. The adaptive layout of the interface places the shutter button under your thumb in landscape mode making Argentum easier to handle on larger iPhones. The whole experience is built to be seamless, so you can stop focusing on the camera and start focusing on capturing the moments you witness.

Argentum strikes the perfect balance between ease of use and functionality. Being simple but powerful it is purely about capturing photos and enjoying the process. Check it out; lose yourself in monochrome.

RSS Sponsor: The iBooks Author Conference →

The iBooks Author Conference brings together the growing, diverse community of content creators using iBooks Author to create interactive, multimedia-driven digital books.

iBooks Author is Apple’s digital publishing software, originally created by Steve Jobs to “digitally destroy” the bloated educational textbook market. Today, iBooks Author is used around the world (well outside of just education) to create compelling content and, in many cases, publish it into Apple’s iBooks Store for nearly a billion devices worldwide.

Creatives. Educators. Corporate trainers. Marketing professionals. Self-published authors in every genre. Entrepreneurs. Digital natives of every walk, in every industry and sector.

You’re invited to join us at the 2016 iBooks Author Conference, October 6-7 in Nashville, Tennessee at the famous Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Southwest Airlines, which uses iBooks Author to create Southwest Airlines University (its internal training curriculum), is the overall keynote. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

RSS Sponsor: Interact: Do more with your contacts →

Interact empowers you and your contacts to get more done in less time, with features like group management, one-tap contact creation, and easy communication.

Interact works directly with your iOS Contacts accounts, adding features not available in the built-in iPhone and iPad Contacts app, like:

  • Group management. Create and manage membership in groups.
  • Capture contact information from plain text anywhere with the system with the Contact Scratchpad. The Scratchpad automatically recognizes phone numbers, emails, addresses and much more to easily turn an email signature or other block of text into a complete contact record.
  • Send group emails and messages with attachments from photos or files from Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Google Drive or any other iOS document provider.

And best of all, since Interact works directly with iOS Contacts, any done in Interact is immediately reflected throughout iOS wherever contacts are used.

Get Interact on the App Store today!

RSS Sponsor: Serial Reader for iOS →

Serial Reader delivers literature to your iPhone or iPad in daily snippets you can read in 20 minutes.

It’s built with the idea that if you keep a streak going, you can read through classic novels and short stories in days. Each day, you receive a new issue from classic books. Each issue can be read in spare moments; it’s perfect for folks who feel like they don’t have time to do serious reading.

When serialized in this way, you can plow through even the most daunting piece of literature in days, right on your iPhone or iPad! It’s an easy and fun way to reread your favorite works or discover new treasures. Dozens of classic works are available now (from Pride & Prejudice to The Dunwich Horror to Moby Dick), with more added nearly every day.

Serial Reader is available for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

RSS Sponsor: Blink: Better Affiliate Links →

Blink is a universal iOS app that helps you earn commissions from the iTunes affiliate program. Creating affiliate links on iOS is time-consuming and fiddly. Blink simplifies the process by saving your affiliate credentials and other preferences so they are always at your finger tips.

Blink converts existing App and iTunes Store URLs into affiliate links. If you don’t already have a link, Blink can search across Mac and iOS apps, film, TV, music, audiobooks, and iBooks all at once, making it easy to grab the link you want. Blink is fast and provides loads of detail on each item in its search results, which makes it great for writers researching an app or other media. Blink is even available from within other apps via an extension, so you can create links without interrupting the flow of your work.

Blink is available on the App Store for $4.99.

RSS Sponsorship: Obscura →

There’s always a better camera than the one you have with you.

Obscura is the simplest, most comfortable way to take great photos. Obscura’s controls are always within in easy reach of your thumb, as are tasteful filters that make getting the perfect photo quick and easy. And with the latest update, Obscura now (finally) supports the iPad too!

Obscura has everything you’d expect from a pro camera app, like custom exposure controls, grids and a spirit level. But Obscura goes even further with unique features like a unique way of locking settings, and focus peaking.

Obscura has been on my homescreen for a while now, and has become my go-to camera app. It’s fast, fun and powerful. Go check it out.

RSS Sponsor: Macminicolo 2016 Promo →

We hosts Mac minis in a data center. They’re powerful dedicated servers that can be used for all sorts of things. You might use it as a personal backup server, as a way to run OS X on an iPad Pro, or a server for running your business. Or, use it for all three.

Right now you can get a heavily upgraded Mac mini, a 4TB external drive, and hosting for a full year for just $2016. (That’s a saving of $623.) So, if you need one last tax write-off for this year, and just want to start 2016 with new possibilities, we’re happy to get you going. Come check out the Macminicolo 2016 Promo.

RSS Sponsor: Aurora HDR from Macphun →

Photography fan? Explore the outer limits and make your images mind-blowing with the new Aurora HDR, just named to Apple’s “Best of 2015” list.

Co-developed by Macphun and Trey Ratcliff, the most popular HDR photographer on the planet with over 14 million fans, Aurora HDR helps you merge multiple exposures together to produce a photo that has a greater tonal range than any single snapshot. It’s an easy way to overcome tricky lighting situations, but more than that: it’s damned good fun!

Explore the magic of HDR. Get a free trial today, plus check out our special Holiday offer where you get over $160 worth of bonuses with purchase!

RSS Sponsor: Master Your Mac →

If you’re reading this, you probably already know your way around a Mac pretty well. You get your work done and everything’s fine.

But you probably want to use your Mac faster and more efficiently. You know it’s possible to really make your machine sing, but who has time to go hunting for tips and tricks by exploring an endless slurry of old blog posts and Youtube videos?

There’s a better way: Master Your Mac.

Master Your Mac is an email course for folks just like you: capable Mac users who want to up their game. Each week, you’ll receive a short, specific, actionable lesson in your inbox that will teach you a new trick or tactic for using your Mac faster and more efficiently. No basics here — this is pro-level stuff.

Sign up today and and start really putting your computer to work for you.