July 12th, 2017 · 28 minutes
iCloud Photo Library can have a serious impact on your backup strategy, as Matthew, Dave and Ryan have learned. After trying to clear up the cloud service's various modes, Ren and Stephen talk about task managers, help Alex pick out a drawing app for the iPad, and discuss gaming PCs.
Cloud Photo Library automatically keeps every photo and video you take in iCloud, so you can access your library from any device, anytime you want. Any changes you make to your collection on one device, change on your other devices too.
With apps and extensions for 10 platforms, your tasks are always there: on mobile devices, web browsers, inboxes, and more.
Zapier connects web apps, allowing powerful automation to take place online.
While Reminders will never replace a sophisticated "getting things done" app, it is a pretty great "getting started" app for those new to to-dos.
PCalc is the powerful choice for scientists, engineers, students, programmers, or indeed anybody looking for a feature rich calculator.
Calcbot is an intelligent calculator and unit converter for the rest of us. Featuring an easy-to-read history tape, expression view, intuitive conversion, and much more!
Soulver is a revolutionary calculator replacement app. Its powerful UI lets you do calculations over multiple lines, and use can also use words alongside numbers, so that they make sense.
When inspiration happens, put it on Paper. Paper is the best way to capture and connect your notes, photos, and sketches. Create checklists, spotlight details in photos, and sketch diagrams with unbeatable speed and ease — Paper is like a wall of sticky notes for everything that inspires you.
Modern drawing apps are powerful, but they can overload you with hundreds of choices. Constant adjustments to brushes, colors, and layers wastes time and adds friction. Linea takes a different approach and gives you just the right balance of power and control to sketch effortlessly. The focus stays where it belongs: on your ideas, not the tools.
Ren's review of Linea, the Iconfactory's new app for sketching, writing, and idea-building.
Apple Design Award winner and App Store Essential – Procreate is the most powerful sketching, painting and illustration app ever designed for a mobile device.
Boot Camp comes with your Mac and lets you install Microsoft Windows. No need to download anything yourself — just open Boot Camp Assistant and it will guide you through the rest.
The Corsair One is the gaming rig for those of us tired of or uninterested in being responsible for every little component that goes into their machine. It’s the "it just works" gaming PC, with all the maxed-out specs gamers demand enclosed in a sober exterior that their housemates and loved ones can tolerate.
This buyer's guide walks through the best PC VR experiences for consumers.