Jamf Now makes simple work of securing and managing Apple devices

Jamf Now makes simple work of securing and managing Apple devices

The Apple World Today team loves Jamf, the best way to secure and manage Apple devices. With Apple’s recent releases — the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max, iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, and the upcoming iPhone Xr — it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with the updates and installations that keep your devices up to date and healthy. Jamf Now solves these issues without needing IT experience or a computer science background.

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Kitten Stuff Done: Kickstarter campaign enlists kittens to help you get things done

Kitten Stuff Done: Kickstarter campaign enlists kittens to help you get things done

Every once in a while, we feature something that’s not exactly about Apple but has the ability to help readers become more productive or have more fun. Kitten Stuff Done is a Kickstarter campaign by my old TUAW editor-in-chief Victor Agreda Jr. that’s about to meet its funding goal and make life a lot more productive — and fun — for a lot of people.

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SaneBox: Creating order from inbox chaos

SaneBox: Creating order from inbox chaos

It makes no difference if you have just one email address or many, and whether you’re a business executive or a retiree — email can quickly get out of hand. This week’s Apple World Today sponsor, SaneBox, is in the business of helping people take control of email overload and then maintaining order. With this week’s sponsorship, you can take advantage of an exclusive $25 credit for AWT readers by simply signing up through this link

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Back to school: iPhone, iPad apps for high school students

Back to school: iPhone, iPad apps for high school students

High school students have a lot to keep track of throught the day, from academics to extracurriculars to the all-important social life. In this post we're going to look at hitting the books, staying on top of things and preparing for what's next. Here is our list of iPhone and iPad apps for high school students.

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Parallels Access 3.0 available, includes Apple Watch companion app

Parallels Access 3.0 available, includes Apple Watch companion app

For making remote connections to a Mac from an iOS device, there's probably no solution out there that's better than Parallels Access. Version 3.0 of Parallels Access has just become available -- both the iOS app and the Mac companion app -- and for those of you with Apple Watches, there's now a new Apple Watch companion app. 

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Hours for iPhone announces Freshbooks integration

Hours for iPhone announces Freshbooks integration

Hours for iPhone announces integration with Freshbooks for easy time tracking and billing.

Hours is the time-tracking app that I reviewed back in October. It's very well done, with features like smart notifications, multiple timer support, color-coding to keep things clear, and handy reports that you can export to PDF or CSV. It's really a nice app.

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Smile releases TextExpander 5, adds snippet suggestions and more

Smile releases TextExpander 5, adds snippet suggestions and more

One of the favorite Mac apps for the blogging team here at Apple World Today is TextExpander from Smile. The app is primarily used to take frequently-typed words and phrases known as “snippets” and assign a key shortcut to them — for example, Apple World Today could be given a shortcut of “hAWT”, providing a savings of 13 keystrokes everytime that website title is typed. Smile has just released TextExpander 5 for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, adding a number of helpful features to this must-have utility.

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Hours for iOS goes free, Hours for Apple Watch teased

Hours for iOS goes free, Hours for Apple Watch teased

I wrote about Hours for iPhone a few months ago and found it to be a useful, legible and easy-to-use time tracker. Now the folks at Tapity have teased Hours for the Apple Watch. 

The app simplifies the act of starting and stopping timers as needed. Instead of pulling your iPhone out of your pocket, you simply tap the timer you want to make active. Pretty darn simple. Changes sync instantly to the iPhone app.

It looks great and we'll have a look at it as soon as we can. 

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Apple announces WWDC 2015 details

Apple announces WWDC 2015 details

It's that time of year, Apple developers. The company has announced that WWDC 2015 will take place from June 8-12 in San Francisco. Apple notes that the event will feature over 100 sessions, and scholarships will be available to students and members of participating STEM programs. 

Developers who want tickets may send two tributes from their districts to compete in an outdoor arena. Once a tribute has been announced, another eligible person of the same gender may volunteer in their stead, though this is very unusual. 

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Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS with new address book, calendar improvements

The busy iOS developers at Microsoft have released an update to Outlook that features a new address book and improvements to calendar. 

First off, the People section now displays all contacts, not just the top few. Those who use Office 365 or Exchange Server at work can now search the global address list from the app. 

Meanwhile, the calendar now offers a three-day view in landscape mode and an improved day picker. Additionally, you can now easily remove cancelled appointments. 

Go and grab it and enjoy the newness now.

World Backup Day: Best online backup services to archive your data

World Backup Day: Best online backup services to archive your data

Today is World Backup Day – a once-a-year reminder for everyone to assess their backup solution and ensure their data is being saved properly. While many people use a local storage option like a hard drive or NAS to backup their computer files, the conventional backup advice suggests you should also have a secondary backup online in case of fire or theft, which could destroy your local backups. To help you find an online backup up provider, we profile some of the most popular services for archiving your files online.

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Todoist 10 for iPhone, iPad is the best paper replacement yet

Todoist 10 for iPhone, iPad is the best paper replacement yet

The folks at Todoist have released Todoist 10 for iOS, their most ambitious update yet. The changes further solidify my decision to go all-in on Todoist, and make me feel confident that I'll keep my promise to 5by5's Jordan Cooper to not use another task manager for 12 months. Why? Because data entry is so easy now, it's almost equal to the speed of using paper and pen. Here's my look at Todoist 10 for iOS. 

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