MyAppleMenu - Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Thu, Jan 22, 2015 Day of the Unwanted Transparency

Once upon a time, startups had a difficult time to get funded if they were competing directly with Microsoft. Nowadays, stock price of competitors drops when Apple files a patent. The times they are a-changin.

How to Verify a Time Machine Backup

Christopher Breen, Macworld:

We recently put out a call for topics you‘d like to learn more about and one of the most popular suggestions was how to verify a Time Machine backup. After all, you‘ve gone to all the trouble to create such a backup, it would be nice to know if it works. It turns out that there‘s not a completely clear-cut answer to this one. Let me explain.

AILW: Ubiquitous Times


It is hard to describe just how frustrating it is to look at a watch and not be able to see the time. That might seem superficially obvious but it was clearly not something that Microsoft prioritized in their design. Apple has. I now understand why we can’t hide the status bar.

And I do wish to remind all iOS developers that you only hide the status bar (and the time) when it is absolutely necessary.



24 Photos For 20 Bucks

... and you don't even get to choose which 24 photos to print? I don't get it.

First Look: Logic Pro X 10.1 Brings It to Beatmakers

Christopher Breen, Macworld:

Although the free update includes a vast number of improvements and fixes, its target is clearly the producer and, more specifically, those working with elements of electronic music (which, again, is just about any of today’s popular artists and producers).

Sunrise Calendar Caters to the Ultra-Productive Among Us

Allyson Kazmucha, iMore:

Sunrise Calendar's killer feature is the way it works with other apps. LinkedIn, Facebook, Evernote, Trello, and Foursquare are popular examples. In some cases, Sunrise Calendar just pulls in information from these apps. In other cases, like with Evernote, there is proper sync between them so not only can you view Evernote reminders and tasks, you can actually manipulate them in Sunrise and sync them right back to your Evernote account. Fancy, eh?j

Stuff for Your Computers

The big change with Triumph 2.5 is the Render Assistant. The feature has been redesigned, and now lets you render and export in multiple audio formats at the same time.

  • Spotify Lets You Preview and Quickly Save Songs in the Latest App Update (Rich Edmonds, iMore)
  • Rdio Update Offers a New Music Weekly Station and Smarter Sharing with Friends (Brent Dirks, AppAdvice)
  • Take Note of Simplenote's New and Improved Versions on iOS and Mac (Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice)
  • Google Updates Docs, Sheets and Slides with Touch ID Support and More Features (Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice)
  • Dropbox to Discontinue Support for OS X 10.4 and 10.5 on May 18 (Topher Kessler, MacIssues)
  • Evernote Says Goodbye to Hello and Peek (John-Michael Bond, TUAW)

Short Notes

A spokesperson for the country's Internet and Information Office, who was present at the meeting last December in the US between Apple's chief executive officer Tim Cook and director of the Chinese office Lu Wei, told Beijing News that Cook has assured that Apple will fully cooperate with the Chinese government to have its products inspected for security concerns.

  • When Did Apple Become the Boring One? (Aaron Souppouris, Engadget)

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.