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How to make offline playlists in Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal

Offline Playlists

There are so many benefits to using streaming music apps rather than downloading music onto your phone. Namely, there’s a seemingly infinite library of songs at your fingertips at all times and it doesn’t take up any storage space (you need that for all of your apps!) at all. But there’s a caveat: When you’re offline—like riding the subway, on a plane, or in a remote area with spotty service— your infinite library goes POOF. Suddenly, you’re faced with search…

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TODAY SHOW: Learn something new this year with these instructional apps

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This time of year, possibilities seem infinite. Master the ukulele? Why not? Learn Swedish? Ja! I’m even inspired to revisit knitting— sure, I’ve tried to learn a million times, but maybe I’ve just had the wrong teacher (sorry, mom!); maybe I need the guidance of an instructional app to finally master it. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to learn something new, you might want to jump into the app store. I’m on the Today Show this morning talking about…

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7 Pretty Weather Apps To Make Winter More Tolerable

Beautiful Weather Apps

What is it about weather apps that inspires people, especially designers? It could be monsooning outside with a side of sleet and hail, but inside, I find myself gazing warmly at a beautifully considered weather display, and everything’s somehow better.  Weather apps are deceptively simple, but hard to master. You want to get in, find out how hot or cold it’s going to be, and get out. But how they display the information, along with humidity, forecasting, as well as multiple cities…

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The 7 most useful iPhone keyboard shortcuts ever

keyboard tricks

I know, you’d rather communicate in emojis only. But sometimes, typing out texts and emails from your iPhone— with, you know, letters— is necessary. For those instances, it helps to know all of the tech tricks built into your device that are designed to make typing fast and easy but are often totally hidden. You really won’t believe how much time they can save you, whether you’re hammering out a few work emails or texting the same phrase you send your significant other…

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The apps I really can’t can’t live without

essential apps

There are apps that keep you informed, apps that make your life more fun, apps that keep you constantly connected to your social networks, and apps that help you shop, shop, shop. Most of these work for you for a bit until you tire of them and replace them with a newfangled version. Or you may cycle between using one (Instagram!) more than another (SnapChat!) and then back again (Wait, Instagram has stories, now?). It’s an ever-changing landscape, that iPhone screen. But then…

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How I organize my iPhone apps (plus tips for you)

organize iphone apps

Chances are, there are at least a couple of apps on your iPhone you downloaded for some reason and then completely forgot about. And maybe the app you use constantly is stuck on page four and waste many a precious second swiping around to find it because of all of the clutter? It may sound silly and super simple, but I’ve realized lately not every knows they can move apps around and organize them into folders. The process organizing iPhone apps is as unique as you are—…

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