MakeUseOf: How to Download Any Social Media Video on Your iPhone for Free . “You thus might want to download your favorite videos from Instagram or Twitter. But not many iPhone apps let you do that. And the few available options are riddled with ads and popups. Fortunately, there’s a better way. Using Apple’s own automation app Shortcuts, you can download videos from Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as automate everyday tasks. It’s quite simple. Let me walk you through it.” It looks like this requires iOS 12.
Lifehacker: Try Out iPhone Automation with This List of 150+ iOS Shortcuts . “I confess, I haven’t really touched iOS shortcuts much since the feature’s big debut last September, but don’t let my laziness dissuade you from fiddling around with them. If you’re just getting started, you should find some awesome premade shortcuts to integrate into your device instead of spending way too much time figuring out how to build your own. That’s fun too, but there’s no need to jump in the deep end just yet.”
MakeUseOf: The 5 Best RSS Reader Apps for iPhone. “Once you choose to go back to RSS (or get started with an account), you’ll need a news reader to go with it. Thankfully, there are some amazing RSS readers on the iPhone. But how do you find the right one for you? We’ve narrowed down to the top five choices below.”
Make Tech Easier: 5 of the Best Document Scanner Apps for iOS. “There are dozens of document scanner apps available for iOS, but most of them are junk. Our top five picks are based on great image quality, diverse formatting options, accurate text recognition, ease of use, and ample sharing options. They also offer clear privacy and security policies, plus editing and annotation features.”
New York Times: How We Apologize Now. “To be famous in 2019 one must possess (in addition to talent, or at least popularity) a patina of authenticity and a willingness to admit wrongdoing. Also: an iPhone.”
Medium: Six Years With a Distraction-Free iPhone. “Over the years, as new apps came out — Facebook, Instagram, news, games, etc — I installed them. They were shiny, they were free, and they helped me ‘get my money’s worth’ out of my phone. Every app created new responsibilities. More inboxes to check and more feeds to read. Every app latched onto my brain, tethering my phone to my skull with invisible string.”
Lifehacker: The Best iPhone Podcast Managers for 2018. “Almost everyone loves listening to podcasts. Nobody, however, loves picking out an app to be their podcast listening hub. Since we last got the lay of the podcast-app land in 2015, digital audio has become way more popular and, as a result, there are more podcast managers than ever out there. After testing just under 20 of the most popular podcast listening apps, I have a pair of definitive recommendations for what you should use to manage podcasts on your iPhone and/or iPad.”