MyAppleMenu - Mon, Feb 9, 2015

Mon, Feb 9, 2015 The How-do-You-Spell-Apple-Watch Edition

There is no shift-option-k on the iOS, so what's a blogger to do when he or she need to type the Apple symbol? Rene Ritchie of iMore has a suggestion: keyboard shortcuts.

Now, I need to figure out how to do this on a Windows machine.

The Mysterious Case of the Unauthorized iTunes Store Purchases

Gelnn Fleishman, Macworld:

How did we make a purchase from a device we didn’t use? Then I realized the culprit: an Apple Remote.

Apple Touts iPad as Music Creation Tool in New Ad Featuring Elliphant

Daniel Eran Dilger, AppleInsider:

The new spot portrays Elliphant writing her song "All or Nothing" with the help of an iPad, and depicts Apple's tablet playing a role in recording, production, live performance and documentation, using the bundled GarageBand app along with third party titles including iMPC Pro, NanoStudio, Serato Remote and Manual Camera, all of which cost less than $15.

American Express Launches Apple Pay Spot Featuring Classic Ads

Ashley Rodriguez, AdAge:

The ad, called "Retrospective," brings back some of AmEx's classic spots, along with famous cardmembers like Jerry Seinfeld and Tina Fey for a mashup that draws on the brand's history.

Stuff for Your Computers

  • Drafts 4.1 and Merging Notes (Federico Viticci, MacStories)
  • Province, the Board Game, on iPad (Dave Caolo, Apple World Today)
  • Delete Specific Pages from Safari History in iOS (OS X Daily)
  • Hands On: Tidy Up 4 - Find and remove duplicate images, files and folders on your Mac. (William Gallagher, MacNN)
  • Doctor Who Game Helps Kids to Learn to Code (Matt Kamen, Ars Technica)

How Many Laws Did Apple Break?

Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note:

I have no trouble with the Law of Large Numbers, it only underlines Apple’s truly stupendous growth and, in the end, it always wins. No business can grow by 20%, or even 10% for ever.

But, for the other three, Market Share, Commoditization, and Modularity, how can we ignore the sea of contradicting facts? Even if we set Apple aside, there are so many “exceptions” to these rules that one wonders if these so-called Laws aren’t simply convenient wishful thinking, a kind of intellectual Muzak that fills an idea vacuum but has no substance.

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.