MyAppleMenu - Sat, Apr 11, 2015

Sat, Apr 11, 2015The Internet-Is-Slow Edition

The New Photos App

Photos For Mac’s Unrestrained iCloud Uploads, by Jason Snell, Six Colors

If you’re trying out Photos and wondering why your Internet is suddenly slow, now you know! Fortunately, Apple provides you with a way to pause the upload—a single button labeled “Pause for one day.”

Initial Thoughts On The New Photos, by David Sparks, MacSparky

After we've all made Apple the cloud services whipping boy for so long, I'm actually surprised more people aren't making a bigger deal about how stable Photos cloud sync is just a few days after launch.

Notes On Migrating From Aperture To Photos For OS X, by Fraser Speirs

Aperture And iPhoto Removed From Mac App Store Following Photos For OS X Launch, by Juli Clover, MacRumors


Dudes being chastised for hairy arms in Apple Watch photos: welcome to the wonderful world of hair-shaming. Ask any lady for a tour.

— Serenity Caldwell (@settern) April 10, 2015


Who's Winning The Internet Of Things Developer War? Apple And Google, by Matt Asay, ReadWrite

But the reality is that many Internet of Things developers don't yet self-identify as such. They're just mobile developers, waiting to be transformed into Internet of Things developers.

And Apple and Google are in the pole position to do so.

Looking Forward

I look forward to when shitty Apple Watch apps come out so I can say “Not on MY watch!”

— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) April 11, 2015

Apple’s Slow, Subtle Build To New Products, by Jan Dawson, Techpinions

One of the things that has struck me this week as I’ve read the Apple Watch reviews, is the Apple Watch builds subtly on work Apple has done over the last several years in other products. Yes, the Watch is an entirely new product for Apple, but it wouldn’t be possible without some of the groundwork Apple laid elsewhere.

Apple And The Self-Surveillance State, by Paul Krugman, New York Times

I think wearables will become pervasive very soon, but not so that people can look at their wrists and learn something. Instead, they’ll be there so the ubiquitous surveillance net can see them, and give them stuff.


Parting Words

Timely graffiti.

— David Weiner (@daweiner) April 10, 2015

Thanks for reading.