MyAppleMenu - Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Wed, Apr 22, 2015The Biggest-Mistake Edition

Moving Forward

The growth of online learning has thrown up new challenges for those with visual impairment as the learning tools are often not available. It’s also been a challenge for those working on making websites accessible to the visually impaired. It takes extra work and testing.

Now, the Animal Watch Vi Suite (AWViS) project based at The University of Arizona, is developing a math tutoring program for middle school students who have mild, moderate or severe visual impairments.

The impact of Apple on air travel extends beyond Apple’s iOS Passbook app – the company’s solutions are appearing across the air flight ecosystem.

Shot On You-Know-What

These atmospheric scenes have an almost painterly quality. They all feature in the photographer’s new book, #iPhoneOnly, and current exhibition at Hebden Bridge’s Snug gallery. Here he describes the thinking behind each shot.

So good.

Creating Apps In Simulation

To celebrate the arrival of the Apple Watch, we asked a few of our friends to share the most useful thing they learned building for Apple’s new platform.

Hey Siri!

No, Siri, I said "shiitake mushrooms"

— how now (@brownpau) April 21, 2015


I recently decided that I wanted to overhaul the way I deal with email pitches (new apps, hardware accessories, web services, etc.) and I set out to find a solution that would allow me to broadcast an email to my team without having to forward more emails.

One of the most significant additions to Lightroom is photo merging with support for raw image handling. Using advanced algorithms, users can combine multiple photos taken with different exposure settings to create high dynamic range (HDR) tapestries. Images output as DNG files that can be further tweaked in Lightroom's Develop nondestructive editing module.

The idea behind DSPO is people getting together to chat and share photos, but with a twist. The chat is in real time, but actually viewing the photos comes later.


The entire software world would do well to think in terms of “complications” not “features”.

— John Gruber (@gruber) April 21, 2015

Apple has created a simple programming paradigm that works in a number of contexts, one that takes the need to build a GUI almost entirely out of the developer's hands.

Apple is sending out invites to random registered developers, giving them the chance to buy an Apple Watch with guaranteed delivery by the end of the month.


Bringing the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition back to an Apple Store for a refund will require the device to be scrutinized under micro-inspection by Apple Store staff, according to sources.

Watch Follow-Up

The reason he writes that is that I suspect [John Gruber] has no idea that my Android Wear watch spends 95% of its life in ‘ambient mode’…which is all about black backgrounds for UI.

Parting Words

Apple's review team are on holiday, clearly 😜

— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) April 22, 2015

Thanks for reading.