MyAppleMenu - Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Tue, Jan 20, 2015 Day of the Worrying Leap Second

There will be a leap second coming up this June 30th, and it is expected to bring troubles to computers, as well to the programmers.

I just wish my iPhone alarms continue to work on July 1st, and that Apple Watch will continue to "keep time within 50 milliseconds of the definitive global time standard." (Disclaimer: As far as I know, no previous leap seconds have affected iPhone's alarm.)

View iCloud Photo Stream Photos on Your Mac with MyPhotostream

Jeff Carlson, TidBITS:

We can’t stop taking photos while waiting for Apple to release Photos for OS X, so it’s good that an application like MyPhotostream is stepping in to relieve some of the frustration. Although I have some quibbles about how MyPhotostream presents options to the user, those are superseded by the utility of being able to view My Photo Stream images on my Mac without launching iPhoto or Aperture.

Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 2

Mariva H. Aviram, TidBITS:

Enduring such an acute trauma gave me empathy for my fellow low vision users — as well as fierce determination to learn more about what can go wrong, both clinically and for those with “normal vision.”

Blogging on the Go with Desk

Harry Guinness, Tutsplus:

It’s a simple, light-weight blogging app. It has a couple of features that make it especially handy for use on small screens. If you’re a writer, especially one who travels a lot, Desk is worth checking out.

Evernote for Mac Helps You Organize Your Digital Life

Peter Cohen, iMore

Evernote has long been a popular way for people to take notes and archive important information. If you've never used it, here's an introduction to the Mac version of the software, and some tips on why you might be interested. By the way, Evernote is free to start with, so you can get try it out without paying a dime.

Unlocking Disk Utility's Hidden Secrets

Topher Kessler, Macworld:

One of OS X’s most versatile utilities is Disk Utility—a tool not only used for formatting and managing a variety of storage devices, but also employed for fixing damaged volumes and performing the ever-so-common “permissions fix” routine. While these features are relatively apparent, the program does have some often overlooked options that can be useful.

Stuff For Your Computers

Short Notes

Awesome Helmet

I agree, this is one awesome helmet.

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.