Tuesday, 22 July, 2014
Andrew Laurence, TidBITS
As a member of the slim MacIT population, I have long wished Apple would do a better and bolder job of telling the story of its enterprise-friendly technologies, and the many excellent supporting options. Fortunately, IBM excels at that.
Dawn Chmielewski, Re/code
“Alive Inside” follows social worker Dan Cohen, whose nonprofit Music & Memory organization works to bring iPods loaded with personalized playlists to elderly Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Topher Kessler, MacIssues
If you have a MacBook Air and are experiencing long pauses when waking from sleep, or if you find your system fans are regularly blaring after waking from sleep, then Apple has a fix in the form of an EFI firmware update, that should hopefully clear the issue.
Chris Parsons, iMore
The ad itself is rather simple and just flashes through a bunch of MacBook Air lids all decked out in stickers ranging from the Beats logos, Snow White, Homer Simpson and various other pop culture characters, logos and symbols. A sight that's no doubt familiar to many readers out there.
Apple is going to start selling stickers at its Apple Stores? (Or have they already?)
Kelly Hodgkins, TUAW
"As we have said before, Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products of services."
Sam Oliver, AppleInsider
Noted forensic scientist and iOS hacker Jonathan Zdziarski has uncovered a number of undocumented "backdoor" services in Apple's mobile operating system that he argues could be exploited by law enforcement agencies, the NSA, or other malicious actors to bypass encryption and siphon sensitive personal data from iOS devices.
Huong H Nguyen, iMore
Through the new update, Apple TV's version of Netflix will now show and auto-play the next episode when the credits for TV shows appear.
Monday, 21 July, 2014
Joe White, AppAdvice
Now, users of the app – which first launched on the App Store a couple of months ago, in May – can enjoy executing auto-sync in the background. “You can continue reading your documents while the sync engine is working quietly behind the scenes,” developer Good.iWare explains in the updated application’s release notes.
Christopher Breen, Macworld
Harish Jonnalagadda, iMore
The iTunes Festival will return to London for an eighth consecutive year, with artists like Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Beck headlining the 30-day event. Set to run throughout the month of September at the Roundhouse in London, the event will feature over 60 artists.
Rob Napier, Cocoaphony
So there you go. You’re here at the beginning. There is no priesthood. There are no old folks sitting on rocking chairs cussing your new-fangled dot-syntax. You are the old folks. You remember before immutable arrays.
Sunday, 20 July, 2014
Jeff Carlson, The Seattle Times
Ask any software developer (or designer or writer or builder) and you’ll learn that often the most difficult things to implement well are the ones that appear simple.
Two very different examples come to mind, with applications that remain clean and approachable while simultaneously offer useful complexity.
The two apps reviewed are OmniFocus and Overcast.