All Articles by Rene Ritchie

Drafts: How Merlin uses it and what Greg's doing next

Drafts is developed by Greg Pierce and used the hell out of by Merlin Mann. They sit down together to talk direction, workflows, and what's coming next.

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How to get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases

How you get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases and in-app purchases isn't obvious, but it is possible!

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Best Pokémon Go movesets for attack and defense — January 2018

Pokémon Go has begun the launch of Gen 3 and once again mixed up the quick and charge moves. So, what are the new best movesets? Here's your updated list!

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Apple's path to ambient computing and truly personal assistants

Previously, on Vector: There is no home assistant market. Industry analyst Ben Bajarin: Allow me to retort. So he did. And then he hung around to chat about differential privacy vs. making assistants more personal. 

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Groudon: How to beat and catch the Legendary Ground-type in Pokémon Go

Groudon, the Legendary Ground Pokémon of Gen 3, is now available in Pokémon Go Raids. Here's how to beat 'em and catch 'em!

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How to change your emoji's skin tone on iPhone or iPad

You can change your face and hand emoji to display the skin tone you prefer instead of using the skin color of the characters on The Simpsons! Here's how you do it!

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Apple Maps brings indoor maps to 30 additional airports

30 new airports just went live with Apple’s new indoor maps!

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iMac Pro first impressions: Beauty of a beast

Xeon W. Radeon Pro Vega. T2, Space gray. It all comes together to make iMac Pro the most powerful — and best looking — Mac Apple has ever made.

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Best iPhone of 2018

The 256GB iPhone X is the best iPhone you can buy today. It fits a Plus-sized screen into a regular-sized iPhone with an almost bezel-free design and the best display and camera technology on the market.

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Best Accessories for the 9.7-inch iPad (2017)

What are the best cases, covers, stylus pens, keyboards, and more for your 5th-generation 9.7-inch iPad? These are my favorites!

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djay Pro 2 for Mac: More for pros, AI for the rest of us!

The original djay Pro gave master mixers access to the full power of the modern Mac. djay Pro 2 adds even more power but also makes mixing more accessible to everyone.

Every time I talk about music apps, I make sure to mention that I have zero musical talent. Zlich. Nadda. And that means, before today, my use of djay was limited to fancy music playing and really, really bad scratching.

No longer.

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Storyboarding for Hollywood on iPad Pro

Pacific Rim. IT. Luke Cage. Star Trek: Discovery. Some of the greatest action sequences in modern TV and movies have been storyboarded by Rob McCallum… on an iPad Pro.

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Developing for Augmented Reality

Michelle Hessel, James Thomson, and Russell Holy talk augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality, ARKit, ARKCore, and the future of the technology.

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Apple's Hour of Code workshops delight kids... of all ages!

Apple's Hour of Code lets children — and parents! — discover the joys, challenges, and limitless potential of programming.

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Pokémon Go and Dynamic Weather: What you need to know!

Sunny, Rainy, Snowy, Foggy, Cloudy, and Windy weather conditions will soon be affecting the in-game world of Pokémon Go!

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On Jony Ive's return to day-to-day management of HI and ID at Apple

Jony Ive. Apple's Chief Design Officer, is returning to day-to-day management of the Human Interface and Industrial Design teams.

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Apple Store app 'let it snow' easter egg is a winter delight

Stop. Launch the Apple Store app. Tap on Search. Type: let is snow. Smile.

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Best MacBook Pro of 2018 – if You Must Have Legacy Ports

The 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro is the best MacBook for anyone who wants or needs a wide variety of legacy ports.

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Could Apple take iMessage to iCloud... and Android?

Why does Apple keep iMessage locked to a single platform in a cross-platform messaging world?

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Amazon made a bad Prime Video port for Apple TV and it needs a do-over

Given the time and attention, Amazon could have wowed the world with a best-in-class tvOS app. Instead, it looks like they dragged their feet and pushed out the laziest cross-platform port possible. And that's a shame.

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