Kirk McElhearn, Macworld
With this handy feature, you can attach AppleScripts to specific folders and have these scripts run automatically whenever you add files to the folders. That means that you can automatically get an alert when files are added to a specific folder, change the Finder labels when you put them in a folder, or unzip archives. Here’s how Folder Actions work, and how you can use them to save time.
Nick Wingfield and Brian X. Chen, New York Times
Smartphones running Google’s Android operating system outsell iPhones more than two to one. And yet, even as Google’s system has gobbled up market share, Apple has held onto one critical advantage — the loyalty of mobile app developers.
Many developers have continued to make applications first, and sometimes only, for iPhones. They find it easier to create software for Apple devices than for ones running Android, or it may be more lucrative. Their allegiance to Apple has helped make its devices the powerhouse they are for the company.
Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times
All of these products get you where you’d like to be: in a house with music in every room. And they can get there for much less money than a more sophisticated home audio network device. “Practical and affordable” beats “cutting-edge and expensive” every time.
Patrick May, San Jose Mercury News
Warning: Apple's new feature on its GarageBand app for the iPad may be habit-forming, creating a persistent and chronic time-suck that could swallow you whole.
Jessica E. Vascellaro, Wall Street Journal
Apple Inc.'s big conference for technology developers will swing into gear Monday morning with a keynote presentation that will end months of speculation about some key hardware and software initiatives.