MyAppleMenu - Wed, Feb 4, 2015

Wed, Feb 4, 2015 The Apple's Mystery Machine Edition

This Mac App Makes Saving Space on Your iOS Device a Snap

Christina Warren, Mashable:

Phone Expander is designed to make it easy for a user to easily save space on their iOS device by deleting cache files inside apps, easily remove large apps installed on the device, remove pictures or videos (backing them up to the desktop first) and soon, manage music on their devices.

Do note that this is still beta software, and you should use this software with the expectation that it will mess up your iPhones and iPads and you will have to restore the devices from backups.

How to Add Family Relationships to Siri

Lou Hattersley, Mac Life:

Siri is great fun to use, but it becomes even better when you let it know who your family members are. All you have to do is make sure each member of your family has an entry in the Contacts app, and then tell Siri about your relationship to that person.

GMT Bug Now Fixed for Google Calendar Users in iOS 8

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:

Without installing a software update, several users on the Apple Support Communities, Google Calendar Help Forum, Twitter and MacRumors forums are reporting that calendar events are now syncing in the proper time zone on iOS 8.1.3 and earlier versions.

Stuff for Your Computers

Profitable and Uncopyable

Matt Richman:

Though Apple Pay will make Apple a ton of money, the strategic implications of the service are worth far more. With Apple Pay, Apple leveraged its business model, cultural influence, and customer base to enter arguably the most heavily-regulated international system on Earth in a way that everyone already in the system had a reason to like. This is an incredible accomplishment, and no other company could have done it.

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