MyAppleMenu - Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Tue, Jan 13, 2015 Day of the HFS+ Rants

Can't get enough HFS+ rants from Mr Hypercritical himself? Try adding Linux Torvalds to the mix and you'll get this Google+ thread.

Oh, and also:

"Why case insensitive?"
"Microsoft Office."

UIKit Engineer Jordan Breeding Dies of Cancer

John Gruber, Daring Fireball:

So many good people clearly loved him.

Why DNS in OS X 10.10 Is Broken, And What You Can Do To Fix It

Iljitsch van Beijnum, Ars Technica:

For 12 years, the mDNSResponder service managed a surprisingly large part of our Mac's networking, and it managed this task well. But as of OS X 10.10, the mDNSResponder has been replaced with discoveryd, which does the same thing. Mostly. Here are some strange networking problems we've observed since installing 10.10.

Review: Olloclip's Telephoto and Circular Polarizing Lens Lets iPhone 6, 6 Plus Users Shoot 2X-Magnified Photos Through Glass

Jeremy Horwitz, 9to5Mac:

While we’d really like to see zero distortion at the edges of the 2X lens, the circular polarizer works as expected, and the convenient additional front and rear camera support is welcome.

Save Your Mac's Hard Drive With DiskWarrior 5

Peter Cohen, iMore:

Of all the tools you can keep in a Mac utility toolbox, one of the most important involves whatever you'll use to recover data from a failing or messed up hard drive. And the tool I always go to first when I'm having drive troubles is Alsoft's DiskWarrior. DiskWarrior 5 is now available, so let's take a look at what's new.

Google Launches Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS

Emil Protalinski:

Like its Android counterpart, the iOS version lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet.

More Stuff For Your Computers

  • CBS News app for iOS overhauled with 24/7 streaming live video (Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac)
  • GoodReader adds VoiceOVer compatibility, other accessibility features in update (Harish Jonnalagadda, iMore)
  • Weather Wall: Beautiful Mac wallpapers chosen to match the weather near you. (MacNN)
  • Keeper: Not only does Keeper manage the basics of internet life in the 21st-century - login IDs and passwords - it's also a secure vault to store sensitive or highly valued files. (Natalia Nowak, Mac360)

Hong Kong's Severe iPhone 6 Obsession

Jay McGregor, Forbes:

Hong Kong: It’s 7.55 am and I’m up, wide-eyed, staring at my laptop. Before me sits Apple’s iPhone 6 reservation page, which I’m vigorously refreshing. Why? Because reserving an iPhone 6 from the Apple store is the only way you’re going to buy an “official” one in Hong Kong. Almost four months after it was released, it’s still near impossible to buy an iPhone 6 in Hong Kong.

Short Notes

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.