Thursday, 20 November 2014
As developers, the best way to deal with the situation is probably to ignore it. Just do what Apple recommends and treat the iPhone 6 Plus as a 414×736@3× device and you’re gonna be fine in all but the most extreme corner cases.
Walt Mossberg, Re/code
I attribute the rebirth of the Mac to three main factors: Steve Jobs, the Internet, and blunders by Microsoft.
Harish Jonnalagadda, iMore
Things for Mac is also getting a price reduction, and is now available for $34.99, down from its usual price of $49.99.
Jason Snell, Six Colors
Apple today has apparently done a giant search-and-replace on the App Store to replace the word FREE with the word GET. This is apparently related to an EU ruling that it’s misleading to call apps with in-app purchases “free”.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Richard Padilla, MacRumors
Juli Clover, MacRumors
Apple is cracking down on Notification Center widgets in iOS once again, this time telling Neato that its note taking widget is unacceptable and will need to be removed due to the fact that it includes a keyboard.
Juli Clover, MacRumors
Apple today announced that its set of WatchKit development tools are now available for developers, allowing them to begin creating apps and software for the company's upcoming Apple Watch.
WatchKit is being released as part of the iOS 8.2 and Xcode 6.2 beta, both of which have been made available to developers today.
Serenity Caldwell, iMore
Vellum 1.2 takes every single one of these headaches and tranquilizes them out of existence.
Jordan Kahn, 9 To 5 Mac
Last week at Apple’s yearly briefing for accessory makers in its Made-for-iPhone/iPad (MFi) licensing program, the company unveiled new Lightning connectors and specs for Lightning receptacles that will soon be available for implementation in MFi accessories. The new Lightning receptacle, scheduled to start shipping next year, will allow accessory makers to build new types of accessories that include a port for Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector previously reserved for its own iOS devices.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica
OS X Server is in maintenance mode. That much was clear when Mavericks Server came out a year ago with just a handful of welcome-but-minor tweaks and improvements. The software hasn’t grown stagnant, really—certainly not to the extent of something like Apple Remote Desktop, which only gets updated when it’s time to support a new OS X version. But now OS X Server is changing very little from version to version, and since the untimely death of the Mac Mini Server, Apple isn't even selling any kind of server-oriented hardware.
Still, the Yosemite version of OS X Server changes enough to be worth revisiting. As with our pieces on Mavericks and Mountain Lion, this article should be thought of as less of a review and more of a guided tour through everything you can do with OS X Server. We’ll pay the most attention to the new stuff, but we’ll also detail each and every one of OS X Server’s services, explaining what it does, how to use it, and where to find more information about it. In cases where nothing has changed, we have re-used portions of last year's review with updated screenshots and links.
Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
Early indications from the most active support discussion thread was that the 10.10.1 update did nothing to help.
Federico Viticci, MacStories
What Apple doesn't specifically address in their release notes are two welcome fixes that people who use iOS devices extensively will likely notice: the order of action and share extensions in the system share sheet now sticks across apps and app relaunches; and, the iCloud hanging/crashing bug appears to be gone.
Joseph Keller, iMore
This update fixes Wi-Fi issues with Yosemite, as well as connections with Microsoft Exchange servers.