MyAppleMenu - Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Fri, Feb 20, 2015 The Le-Tits-Now Edition

Here are some epic as well as terrifying pictures for your viewing pleasure in the comfort of your warm, snow-free home.

(Or if you are in Singapore like me, a cool air-con room is a good place to be in too.)

But, if you do want to go out there, here are some iPhone tips on taking winter photographs from Ms Serenity Caldwell.

Apple Initiates Repair Program for 2011-2013 MacBook Pros With Video Issues

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

Apple has launched a repair program to fix MacBook Pro machines sold between February 2011 and February 2013 that have problems with distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts.


Spring Cleaning, or How I Fell in Love with 1Passord Vaults

TJ Luoma, MacStories:

If you have been using 1Password for awhile, chances are good that you have accumulated information in there which might be better off in an archive vault. You may have stored some information in there for other family members just in case they lost or forgot it. Or maybe you have a habit of collecting Gmail or Twitter accounts that you want to keep, but don’t log into frequently. All of these are good candidates to be moved into an archive vault.

Roaming Without My iMac, Without Stress

Jason Snell, Six Colors:

There was a time—the last time I had a dual-computer setup—when packing all the right files for my laptop was just as stressful as remembering to pack the right stuff in my suitcase. This time, there was no stress at all.

Microsoft Has Suddenly Gotten Serious With Mobile

Nick Wingfield, New York Times:

That reality has finally sunk in at Microsoft, and a new strategy is afoot. When Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, took the top job at the company about a year ago, he signaled that the company’s priorities were shifting. Microsoft, he said, was in a “mobile-first, cloud-first world.”

Over the last several months, Microsoft has been taking up more and more space on my own iPhone’s home screen. I’ve installed mobile versions of its Office apps as well as OneDrive, the company’s answer to Dropbox, Google Drive and other cloud storage services.

Revealed: The Experts Apple Hired to Build an Electric Car

Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac:

A couple things we learn from the hires: Evident by this long list of automotive experts, it’s clear Apple’s ambitions go well beyond just its iOS-based CarPlay in-dash system. Well beyond software too, as many of the names below are hardware engineers coming from Tesla, Ford and other notable automotive related areas. In fact, the majority of employees on this list that are reporting to team leader Steve Zadesky come from an automotive hardware background and many only joined Apple recently or around the time Cook reportedly approved the electric car project.



Popular web automation service IFTTT unveiled three new iPhone apps today, aimed at allowing users to set up their own custom shortcuts for notes, the camera, and buttons to quickly trigger recipes. The three apps, called Do Note, Do Camera, and Do Button, abstract some of the functionality from the full IFTTT service for a lightweight experience with an easier setup for popular use cases.



Super Fishy

The business of having different hardware vendor and software vendor building a single PC is an anomaly. Many years from now, we will look back and wonder why we ever asked ourselves whether Apple is a hardware company or a software company.

The latest evidence: malware by SuperFish, ruining Windows by Microsoft, in PCs made by Lenovo, with greed.

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.