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Since the iOS Files app is finally useful, Gmail will add attachments from it

Enlarge / Google’s branding for Gmail. Google Apple only recently fully integrated its Files file-and-folder-management app with the rest of its own apps and services on iPhones, but Google has already taken that step with its popular Gmail iOS app. Google announced in a post on its G Suite updates blog today that users will be …

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Overcast can skip podcast intros and outros

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget Don’t like drawn-out podcast introductions, or just don’t want to hear the same closing credits every episode? If you’re invested in the Apple ecosystem, you might not have to endure them. Marco Arment has updated his Overcast app for iOS, iPadOS and Apple Watch with an option to skip intros and …

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Apple, Amazon were rare bright spots in a shrinking tablet market

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget The tablet market was fairly bleak in 2019, it seems. IDC analysts have estimated that tablet shipments dropped 1.5 percent in 2019 compared to a year earlier, with some brands taking a significant hit. The lone bright spots were Apple and Amazon, whose market shares jumped to 34.6 percent and 9 …

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Apple slashes trade-in values for many of its products

Enlarge / The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which will now gain consumers $40 less in trade-in value than before. Samuel Axon Apple has proudly touted its trade-in and recycling programs, mentioning them prominently at major events, during investor calls, and on its website. But in changes that quietly went into effect this week, …

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Apple’s App Store holiday giveaway starts today

Sponsored Links Apple Whether you’re a longtime user or you have a new iPhone waiting under the tree, the company is celebrating the holidays with some App Store stocking stuffers. According to 9to5Mac, App Store users in Australia and some Asian countries who navigate to the Today tab are seeing an announcement that Apple will …

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TiVo’s iPhone app finally streams shows using cellular data

Sponsored Links TiVo Believe it or not, TiVo has required that iOS users stream recordings on WiFi for the past seven years. Yes, despite the rise of fast and (theoretically) unlimited mobile data, you couldn’t catch up on shows during your commute. Reason has prevailed at last, however. TiVo has updated its iOS app to …

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Dealmaster: AirPods, iPads, and more Apple devices on sale for Black Friday

Enlarge / The 2019, seventh-generation iPad with a 10.2-inch display. Samuel Axon Apple devices are constantly in high demand, and yet they rarely go on sale. But for Black Friday 2019, a number of retailers have sales and discounts on some of the most popular Apple products as of late. Let’s start with Apple’s wireless …

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Apple’s latest iOS 13 update fixes Mail, background download glitches

Sponsored Links Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi talks about the company’s upcoming iOS 13, Catalina, during Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California on June 3, 2019. BRITTANY HOSEA-SMALL via Getty Images Less than two weeks after the last iOS 13 update, Apple is back with another minor tweak, …

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Guidemaster: Our favorite accessories for iPhones and iPads

Enlarge Sitthiphong Thadakun / EyeEm With the popularity of the iPhone and iPad comes a sea of accessories for both devices. While iPhones and iPads are powerful devices on their own, they can be enhanced by accessories that protect them, let you use them in different ways, and make them work harder for you. But …

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The 2019 iPad races to the bottom (price-wise), but it’s not so bad down there

Enlarge / The new iPad takes some design cues from the 2019 iPad Air, but it makes some compromises to keep the price down. Samuel Axon The past year has seen Apple blazing a new trail for its iPad line of products, further distinguishing the tablets from their iPhone roots and seeking to establish them …

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