MyAppleMenu - Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Sat, Aug 15, 2015The Not-A-PC Edition

iPad: A Consumption Device, After All?, by Lukas Mathis, Ignore The Code

The thing that’s preventing people from using the iPad productively is not the small screen, it’s the operating system.

Right now, for most of its users, the iPad is a consumption device. It’s not a PC replacement, and it’s not really much better than a phone for gaming or watching movies or reading. That puts it into an awkward position. But it doesn’t have to be. There’s no reason the iPad couldn’t replace most PCs in people’s homes, and be better than those PCs at most tasks people currently use PCs for. No reason — except for Apple’s lack of willingness to make the iPad into that device.

Bad Comments Are A System Failure, by Jessamyn West, Medium

Allowing your community members to be harassed and stalked and driven off is unconscionable. Allowing your comments section to turn into the worst parts of the internet is bad for business, or should be. Abdicating the responsibility of good community management makes all of us Internet People look bad and is a completely avoidable failure mode that site owners should work harder at getting right.

Bands And Kits

Apple Introduces New Apple Watch Link Bracelet Kit, L/XL Sport Bands To Fit Larger Wrists, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple today introduced a new Link Bracelet Kit, which is equipped with six additional stainless steel links to make the 42mm Link Bracelet able to fit wrists that exceed 205mm.

You Can Now Order A Standalone Modern Buckle Watch Band From Apple For $249, by Joseph Keller, iMore

Stuff. Now Lets You Recover Deleted Files, Contacts, And Calendars, by Joseph Keller, iMore

Not only can you recover files that you've deleted, but also restore contacts, calendars, and reminders. This new feature also shows you how long it will be until those items are permanently deleted if you choose not to restore them.

Suspicious Package Lets You Inspect .Pkg Files Before You Install Them, by TJ Louma, MacStories


The Increasingly Long Lives Of Old Macs, by Dan Moren, Macworld

On The Apple Back Door Rumors … Remember Lavabit, by Marcy Wheeler, Emptywheel

Still, it’s worth noting that Yates’ claim that FBI doesn’t want keys to communications isn’t true — or at least wasn’t before her tenure at DAG. Because a provider, Levison, insisted on providing his customers what he had promised, the FBI grew so distrustful of him they did demand a key.

Parting Words

I probably would've just gone with, "We have a ghost"

— Bridger Winegar (@bridger_w) August 14, 2015

Thanks for reading.