It’s that time of year again. When thinking about gifts this holiday season, you might not have to think too hard about finding a small, but useful gift. Apps have become incredibly popular and for some, apps and gift cards make great small gifts. Here, we will showcase some of the most popular paid apps and instructions on how to gift them to your friends and family.
If you have an iMac at home that doesn’t get much use anymore, you could always try using it as a monitor for another computer. Apple has built a technology called Target Display Mode into certain iMac models (see list of compatible models below) which allows them to be used as a monitor. Not sure which model you have? Use this tool to check.
This holiday season, the gift of an Apple or iTunes Gift Card grants your loved one access to their favorite apps, songs, movies and more. You do not even have to go and buy a physical gift card anymore. Apple makes it easy to purchase gift cards online and have them sent directly to your recipient via email or snail mail.
In addition to introducing many new features and enhancements to Apple Pay at WWDC, Apple also showed off a brand new way for small business owners to accept Apple Pay via an NFC reader from the mobile payment giant Square. Square is well known for their inexpensive point-of-sale technologies and easy peer-to-peer payment app. The Square Apple Pay reader launched today.
iOS 9 introduced the Apple News app to the world. Apple News is a built-in app that aggregates news, stories and articles from sources you are interested in into one, streamlined feed. If you are publisher, it is relatively easy to get your content into the News app. Here are the steps for publishing content in Apple News.
Whether you’re a bodybuilder or just an average Joe looking to eat a little healthier, FitMenCook is a great app for finding creative recipes. It’s all curated by food personality Kevin Curry, who adds new recipes frequently. Best of all, the app is gorgeous. The design team did an incredible job, both in form and function. The app currently has a perfect 5-star review on average, which is very rare for iOS apps.
TextEdit is a text editor that comes preinstalled on your Mac. It allows everyone to be able to write documents, similar to Pages or Microsoft Word. It’s more of a basic application that people usually assume won't work for their needs. In reality, TextEdit is a powerful tool if you need to write a document for work, school or for fun. You can find TextEdit in your Applications folder in Finder or in LaunchPad.