Another Look at Money Pro for iPhone

I’ve already written about Money Pro on our sister site, iPad Insight. It’s been my main finance app for over a year now, and even after all that time, I’m still learning to use all of the features in this $5 app. My goal is simply to adhere to a monthly budget by recording all of my expenses. I’ve pre-set all of the income from my salary, and already put aside whatever I’d like to put towards savings, so Money Pro only involves the money that goes towards rent, food, and fun stuff — the monthly expenses, really.

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On Returning to the Official iPhone Twitter App

I don’t tweet a lot, but I do check Twitter on a daily basis to catch up on news. I’ve used Tweetbot for years and have been very happy with it, but a recent convo with a friend got me to try the official Twitter app again — and I’ve been quite surprised by how good it has become. Twitter’s official app is in much better shape than Facebook’s own mobile app.

Rich Tweets

One of the first things I noticed in my return to Twitter’s app is how it treats links within tweets. Whereas Tweetbot will expand most links, Twitter seems to expand all of them. I’m liking this change right now because it makes my feed feel a little more rich, and an interesting hero image can compel me to visit a webpage more often than 140-character description.

The downside to this is that it can take a lot longer to scroll through my feed. The whole list is long because most of the people I follow will link to articles or images. I’ll have to see which I prefer over the long term: occasional bits of media and a lot of text, or a timeline that’s littered with text and rich media.

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Quick Look: Sena Burnished Magia Wallet for iPhone 6S Plus

In the past few weeks I’ve been obsessed with the idea of placing my iPhone 6S Plus in a wallet case. My previous favourite on the iPhone 4S was the TwelveSouth BookBook, but as lovely and durable as that case is, it’s a little bit too large for my tastes with a 6S Plus. I wanted something slim, but which could still help me keep 3 cards + cash on-hand. After a bit of research, I decided to pick up the Sena Burnished Magia Wallet while it was on sale for $30.

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Switching Back To Spotify, Thanks To The Family Plan

Ok, so that was fast. I can admit that. Just last week I wrote about how much better Apple Music had gotten with iOS 10, and my thoughts on the service itself haven’t changed all that much. However, my feelings about Spotify’s services changed quite a lot during this past week when they greenlit Spotify Premium for Family to go live in Canada. For $17 CAD (including tax), the plan can support up to six people at the same address. Spotify doesn’t seem to enforce this strictly, but that’s what the policy says, and it’s likely a part of the contract with music companies.

This is a big deal to me because it means I can now share music with my family, without having to link to YouTube. iMessage makes it very easy to share Apple Music songs, but I don’t know anyone else in my circle of friends or family that actually uses the service. Everyone else is on Spotify or Google Play Music.

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How to check iPhone 7 Availability where you live

iPhone 7-Jet Black

See if this sounds familiar to you?  You heard that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were going to look the same as the last two iPhones Apple released.  There aren’t going to be any great new features released, because the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone is next year, and they are saving all the best to celebrate the big day.  So, then why were pre-orders slipping weeks after launch day 15 minutes after pre-orders began?  It couldn’t be because people were actually buying the new iPhones?  Maybe Apple just didn’t make enough on purpose?  Believe what you’d like, but from what the carriers have been reporting, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were a big hit, and broke many launch day records.

So where does that leave you if you were hoping to secure a new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus ASAP?  That depends on which iPhone you were looking to purchase.  Just like it is every year that a new color option is offered, the Matte Black and Jet Black versions are in high demand–especially the Jet Black, do to the extensive and meticulous  process used to create the glossy finish.

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