Yesterday, Apple released its new Clips app for the iPhone. This fun, free app lets you create short videos to share with others via Messages, email or a social network. Click here to download it from the App Store. Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal explained how to use the app, but even more useful is the short video that accompanies her article showing you how to use the app. Rene Ritchie of iMore also has useful tips for using Clips. And now, the news of note from the past week:
- You may be thinking that the new Clips app is only useful for people who are into Selfies. That is certainly how Apple promotes the app, and I'm sure many folks will use it that way, to share videos of themselves talking about things on camera. But you can also use the Clips app to send a message without using a photo or video of yourself, as I demonstrate in this short video:
- Florida attorney Katie Floyd has tips for using iPhone apps and accessories to manage packages that are coming your way. One of the apps that she discusses is Deliveries, and I use that one all the time.
- Joan Feldman of Attorney At Work discusses recommended apps and other advice from this year's ABA TECHSHOW.
- Rene Ritchie of iMore reviews the new Fifth Generation iPad. As he notes, that iPad lacks many of the features of the iPad Pro, but the low cost will make it worth it for many folks.
- In light of the recent decision by Republicans in Congress, in a party-line vote, to remove privacy protections, your Internet Service Provider can now sell or otherwise disclose your Internet browsing history, app usage, and other information that you might want to keep private. Brian Fung of the Washington Post explains the vote. You can potentially restore some of your privacy by using a VPN, so Mark Smirnitois recently updated his post on The Wirecutter explaining the best VPN options.
- Zac Hall of 9to5Mac reviews the Nike+ Run Club app for the Apple Watch.
- Joe Caiati of The Sweet Setup says that if you want to use your Apple Watch to track your sleep patterns, AutoSleep is the best app.
- And finally, Apple debuted a new Apple Watch commercial this week called Live Bright. The use of color in the commercial is really interesting. Here is the video, which I'm fairly certain was not created using the new Clips app: