Shortcuts is Apple's new version of Workflow that launched with iOS 12. It is a productivity tool that does what its name implies - each shortcut is basically a program or 'workflow' that runs through a set of steps to produce a desired result. For example, Home ETA is a navigation shortcut that uses Maps and Messages to send someone (pre-determined by you) your arrival time with a single tap.
Unless you have been living in a cave since the early 90s you know that cyber security is a huge issue and that you should protect your data as well as you possibly can. If you are sending private information in documents and spreadsheets over the internet via email, Dropbox, iCloud or any other service, it becomes vulnerable, regardless of how secure you think the medium is. And who knows how the recipient will handle the info?
Ever notice the Photos app on iOS only allows the pinch and zoom gesture to zoom in so far? Exceeding the zoom limit on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is possible using a simple trick. There are some caveats, as this process does not always work with photos captured in Square mode on the iPhone camera. This example shows the built-in limits of zooming in Photos.
This week we're checking out some of the best Apple App Store pre-orders and titles that could be potential future Apps of the Week. Apple introduced the ability to pre-order games in early 2018 to allow developers to create buzz for upcoming titles. Pre-orders also allow developers to offer discounts to those who purchase a game before its release. All pre-ordered games automatically download to a user's device within 24-hours of its official release date, and users get the lowest listed price up until at title's launch.
Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the North, or just Shieldwall Chronicles on the App Store, is now avilable for pre-order. The tactical RPG allows you to lead a band of warriors and wizards into the cold northlands of Tarren where you will encounter the undead, demons, lizardmen and other enemies.