MyAppleMenu - Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Sun, Jan 25, 2015 Day of the Sunday Shopping

What is the reason that there are no Apple stores in West Virginia? According to the Secretary of State: "How would we justify telling [Tim Cook] we allow gays to be discriminated against in our state?"

MPW, Carbon and Building Classic Mac OS Apps in OS X

Steven Troughton-Smith, High Caffeine Content:

There has never been a good way to compile Classic Mac OS apps on modern OS X - for the most part, you were stuck using ancient tools, either Apple’s MPW or CodeWarrior, running in a VM of some sort. CodeWarrior, of course, is not free, and MPW only runs on Classic Mac OS, which is unstable at the best of times and downright nightmarish when trying to use it for development in an emulator like SheepShaver.

Enter 'mpw' (which I will refer to in lowercase throughout as something distinct from Apple’s MPW toolset).

Here's a recap of how one can build Mac apps back in the days when we called them programs, not apps. (The only exception: the phrase "killer app".)

'Thunderstrike' Attack Also Fixed in OS X 10.10.2

Rene Ritchie, iMore:

"Thunderstrike" is the name for an attack that can target Mac hardware via the Thunderbolt port. Apple had previously updated the Retina 5K iMac and 2014 Mac mini to partially secure them against Thunderstrike. Now, the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 will fix the problem for all recent Macs running Yosemite.

First Medical App System to Monitor Glucose Cleared in US

Anna Edney, Live Mint:

DexCom Inc won US clearance for the first system of glucose-monitoring apps that can be used with mobile devices such as the iPhone to remotely track the health of a diabetic.

Sony, Google, Apple Hit With Lawsuits Over Pre-1972 Music

Eriq Gardner, Hollywood Reporter:

All the leading providers of streaming music are now in the scorching hot legal zone involving pre-1972 music, after seven lawsuits were filed on Thursday against Apple's Beat Electronics, Sony Entertainment, Google, Rdio, Songza, Slacker and Escape Media Group (operator of Grooveshark).

The lawsuits on behalf of these rights-holders and others seek the disgorgement of profits, punitive damages and a restraining order that would prevent the companies offering digital radio services from further exploiting pre-'72 sound recordings without license. In bringing the claims of misappropriation and conversion, Zenbu is following in the path of The Turtles and the RIAA, which upset long-standing assumptions about the distribution and performance of older music in lawsuits filed against SiriusXM and Pandora.

Short Notes

  • Huge Crowds Gather for Apple Store Grand Opening In Hangzhou, China (AppleInsider)

Parting Words

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