MyAppleMenu - Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Wed, Jan 28, 2015 Day of the Reduced Transparency

Best news you’ll hear all week: OS X 10.10.2 draws the volume overlay correctly when Reduce Transparency is on.

— Dan Wineman (@dwineman) January 27, 2015

OS X Yosemite Update Tackles 'Surprise' Mac Security Flaws

Jon Fingas, Engadget:

You know those unpatched Mac security exploits that Google revealed a few days ago? You probably won't have to worry about them any more. Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, a hefty update that fixes those vulnerabilities, which let an intruder hijack your system in the right circumstances.

iOS 8.1.3 Is Here! Fixes Spotlight, Takes Less Space to Install, and More Bugs Squashed!

John Callaham, iMore:

The over-the-air update has a number of fixes and improvements, including one that should cut down on the amount of storage needed for future software updates.

Default Podcasts


The near perfect coincidence of the launch of Serial along with the change in iOS 8 to install the Apple Podcast app by default has almost certainly driven a massive wave of new podcast listeners to the medium.

Stuff For Your Computers

Alfred Remote lets you control Alfred and even trigger workflows from an iOS device.

  • Drop Review: An iPad-Connected Scale For Beginning Bakers (Caitlin McGarry, Macworld)

It simplifies even complicated recipes down to baby steps, no measuring required.

  • Olloclip 4-In-1 Lens For iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Review: Making Your iPhone Camera Better (Stuart Miles, Pocket Lint)

Apple Announces Record Profits, Earnings, and iPhone Sales

Jason Snell, Six Colors:

To say that the last three months of 2014 were record setting for Apple would be an understatement. Not only did the company set records for profit ($18 billion) and revenue ($74.6 billion), but it also sold a mind-boggling 74.5 million iPhones.


  • You Can Get Your Apple Watch Staring in April (Davey Alba, Wired)
  • Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results (Apple)
  • Tim Cook Transcript: What Apple's CEO Said to Analysts (Jason Snell, Six Colors)
  • Apple's Quarterly Profit Set New World Record for Any Company, Says Standard & Poor's (Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac)
  • How the iPad Went From Massive to 'Meh' In 5 Short Years (Marcus Wohlsen, Wired)

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.