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Fri, Aug 28, 2015The Sassy-Siri Edition

Apple Announces Expected iPhone 6S Event For Sept. 9th: ‘Hey Siri, Give Us A Hint’, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

Apple has just sent out official invitations to media outlets for its next special event on September 9th. The tagline this year reads “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” The event will take place at 10 am PT at Bill Graham auditorium in San Francisco, California.

Siri Knows About Apple's New iPhone Event On Sept. 9, by AppleInsider

As is usually the case with Siri's canned replies, she can be a bit sassy when pumped for clues. "You're cute when you're desperate for information," she might say.

Apple Loses Key Music Streaming Executive, by Matthew Garrahan, Financial Times

Since the completion of the deal Mr Rogers has led the development of Apple’s Beats1, hiring Zane Lowe, the former BBC radio DJ, as a presenter and crafting an eclectic mix of shows streamed from London, New York and Los Angeles that have been well received by critics and listeners.

News of his departure caught colleagues off guard. He is leaving the west coast to work for a Europe-based company in an unrelated industry, people familiar with the situation said.

Apple's First Employee: The Remarkable Odyssey Of Bill Fernandez, by Jason Hiner, TechRepublic

Perhaps best known as the guy who introduced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Bill Fernandez speaks out on Apple's founding magic, how love built the first Mac, and the interface of the future.


Astropad Mini Hands On: Turn Your iPhone Into The Ultimate Drawing Tablet, by Serenity Caldwell, iMore

Drawing feels smooth and effortless, just as on the full Astropad iPad app, and though using an iPad pressure-sensitive stylus on an iPhone takes some getting used to—I found it most functional when my iPhone was lying on a table, rather than trying to hold it up—it's still a pretty delightful experience.

Workflow 1.3 Brings Powerful Widget, Sync, Health Actions, And More, by Federico Viticci, MacStories

Version 1.3 simplifies how workflows can be launched and executed thanks to the widget, it makes it easier to share workflows between devices, and it expands the scope of the app beyond traditional productivity and automation with Health actions.

Portal Lets You Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Thumbdrive, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

The new version offers a better alternative to something like Apple’s AirDrop, for example, as it lets you transfer as many files as you’d like, with no file size limits, while also not counting against your data plan due to its use of Wi-Fi to make the file transfer.

PayAnywhere's Mobile Card Reader Brings Apple Pay To Small Businesses, by Harish Jonnalagadda, iMore

Apple has partnered with PayAnywhere, a mobile credit card reader service that is currently used at over 300,000 locations in the United States. Apple Pay is already supported by the largest banks, retailers and credit unions in the country, and the latest integration with PayAnywhere allows small businesses to take advantage of the contactless payment service.

Parallels Access 3.0 Review: Remote Access With Added File Sharing And Apple Watch Support, by Cliff Joseph, ZDNet

Remote-access apps are a popular category on both the Apple and Android app stores, so Parallels Access certainly has plenty of competition. However, its graphical interface helps it stand out from its rivals by making it easier to use desktop software with the touch-sensitive controls of mobile devices. That interface, along with useful features such as the File Manager, make it one of the most efficient and productive options for getting work done when you're away from the office and need to connect to a remote computer.


Swift Diary #13: The Addiction, by Brent Simmons, Inessential

But here’s what happens now. Sometimes I go to write some Objective-C code and I sigh at the effort — because I know the Swift version is half as long. I sigh at jumping to the top of the file and adding an import, and I sigh at switching to the .h file and adding a method.

Your Job As A Founder Is To Create Believers, by Joseph Walla


Google Offers 'Short Term Fix' To Help Ad Publishers Bypass Apple's iOS 9 Security Protocol, by AppleInsider

Google on Thursday informed developers of a five-line bit of code crafted to sidestep Apple's upcoming App Transport Security encryption feature in iOS 9 by creating HTTPS exceptions, which could in some cases block mobile ads from appearing.

The Inadequacy Of Word Processors For Academic Writing, by Linda Glassop, Comwriter

The Art Of The Out-Of-Office Reply, by Emily Gould, New York Times

While most vacationing email recipients keep it simple (listing the contact information of their next-in-command and making a vague promise to get back to you by a certain date), some cannot resist the opportunity to inject a bit of their personality into their correspondents’ inboxes in absentia.

The New Rules Of Mobile Etiquette, Or : When And Where Is It OK To Use Your Phone?, by Vicky Gan, The Atlantic

Parting Words

DMs longer than 140 characters. Non-square Instagrams. I find arbitrary constraints comforting, please stop.

— Heather Kelly (@heatherkelly) August 27, 2015

Thanks for reading.