MyAppleMenu - Fri, Jul 3, 2015

Fri, Jul 3, 2015The How-You-Should-Use-Likes Edition

Likes And Unlikes

How To Properly Use “Likes” In Apple Music, by Jim Darlymple, The Loop

I use the “Like” system in my music services all the time because I want it to learn from my listening habits and be more personalized for my tastes. However, it seems that every service uses this system in different ways, so I talked to Apple about how you should use likes with Apple Music.

Apple Music’s Beats 1 Is Like Radio Before It Sucked, by Dawn Chmielewski, Re/code

Zane Lowe’s debut on Apple’s Beats 1 radio reminded me of what has been missing from my iTunes music collection: Personality.

Prince Pulls Discography From Spotify, Apple Music And More, by Will Robinson, Entertainment Weekly

His discography originally appeared on Apple Music, which launched on Tuesday, but has since been pulled from the library.


There's Even An App For Dogs And Cats Scared Of Fireworks, by Matt Hamblen, Computerworld

Fireworks and other loud noises account for nearly 20% of missing pets, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). To help pet owners cope with a missing dog or another pet as a result of noisy July 4 celebrations, thunderstorms and natural disasters, the ASPCA has created a free smartphone app for iOS and Android.

Tweetbot For iPhone And Mac Updated With Improvements, by Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice

This App Makes It Supereasy To Create Your Own Beauty Tutorials, by Renee Jacques, Allure

Remember Facebook’s Rooms App? It Just Got A Big Update, by Napier Lopez, The Next Web


The State Of The 64-Bit Transition In iOS, And What’s Left To Be Done, by Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica


Possibly the nerdiest joke ever..

— Paul Grenfell (@evilpaul_atebit) July 2, 2015


Apple Warns Users On New Trim Support In 10.10.4, by MacNN

Although many are celebrating the long-awaited arrival of Trim support for third-party SSD storage that can be enabled by users, Apple's implementation of it should be considered preliminary, and comes with an unusual and strongly-worded warning that offers no support if the user should experience problems. In addition, some popular SSD models, notably Samsung's 840 and 850 lines, may be subject to a data-destroying bug if Trim is activated.

Apple May Pay Image Price For ‘Demoralizing’ Worker Searches, by Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

The case will become a thorn in Apple’s side if the workers win class-action status, said Michael Risch, a law professor at Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania.

“I assume they would take a $75 million hit plus bad publicity seriously,” Risch said in an e-mail. “Chump change for Apple, but nothing to sneeze at.”

Disconnect, by Davie Wiskus, Better Elevation

Connect wants to be about connecting artists with their listeners, but at the moment, it falls short.

Parting Words

My most common iMessage over the past three days: “Are you listening to Beats 1 right now!?”

— Shawn King (@ShawnKing) July 2, 2015

Thanks for reading.