MyAppleMenu - Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Thu, Oct 15, 2015The Unconventional-Destination Edition

Apple’s Biggest Fan Has Died, by Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post

I met Allen four years ago when he drove from his home in Berkeley, Calif., to Tysons Corner Mall in Virginia. It was an unconventional cross-country destination but understandable given the occasion: The 10th anniversary of Apple’s first store.

By then he had turned his passion for Apple stores, which now number 450, into a widely read blog about Apple’s retail operation called ifo Apple Store. It was followed by closely tech bloggers, Wall Street analysts and Apple store employees, who greeted him at the Tysons Corner store with awe.

Data Vs Privacy

The Catch-22 That Could Hurt Apple Down The Road, by Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post

The focus on privacy puts some onus on consumers to do more work to make tech services work better. And honestly speaking, consumers have every right to ask: Who has the time for that? Whether through privacy policy fatigue or a genuine preference for convenience over privacy, the answer for many may be, "Not me."

Research Kit

First ResearchKit App For Apple Watch Will Track Seizures In Real Time, by Caitlin McGarry, Macworld

Apple made it really easy for doctors to study patients with the open-sourced ResearchKit framework, which lets researchers create health apps for the iPhone. Now researchers are taking advantage of the Apple Watch’s sensors to get even more data, starting with Johns Hopkins’s new Watch app for epilepsy patients.

Apple Announces New ResearchKit Projects Studying Autism, Epilepsy And Melanoma, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac


20 Minutes With The New Apple Magic Keyboard, by David Sparks, MacSparky

Overall, the new keyboard seems an improvement in just about every way. I’m not sure if it’s worth replacing my existing keyboard but because I am weak, I will probably at some point in the future do so anyway. Regardless, going forward, the new Apple Magic Keyboard is better than the old one.

Business Card Shop 7 For Mac OS X Has Been Redesigned, Gets Maps Feature, by MacTech

Turn Your Live Photos Into GIFs With New Live GIF App, by Cam Bunton, 9to5Mac

Apple's Official @AppleMusicHelp Twitter Account Provides Direct Music Support To Customers, by Joseph Keller, iMore


The Elephant In The Room, by Smantha Bielefeld

As one developer put it to me, it seems a bit tone deaf for him to even be trying to relate himself to the other individuals trying to create a revenue stream on the App Store. The typical programmer doesn't have a popular website with ad placements, or a successful podcast that earns them tens, and tens of thousands of dollars a year. I'm not knocking his success, he has put effort into his line of work, and has built his own life. He can afford to gamble the potential for Overcast to provide him income. But it most certainly is not the norm.

Her Code Got Humans On The Moon—And Invented Software Itself, by Robert McMillan, Wired

Margaret Hamilton wasn't supposed to invent the modern concept of software and land men on the moon. It was 1960, not a time when women were encouraged to seek out high-powered technical work. Hamilton, a 24-year-old with an undergrad degree in mathematics, had gotten a job as a programmer at MIT, and the plan was for her to support her husband through his three-year stint at Harvard Law. After that, it would be her turn—she wanted a graduate degree in math.

But the Apollo space program came along. And Hamilton stayed in the lab to lead an epic feat of engineering that would help change the future of what was humanly—and digitally—possible.


Apple Aiming To Increase Music Library Matching Limit To 100,000 Tracks 'Before The End Of The Year', by Eric Slivka, MacRumors

[Eddie Cue] tells us Apple is "definitely working on it" and that he expects it will be released "before the end of the year."

CBS's Moonves Says Content Deal With Apple TV Is Likely, by Scott Moritz, Bloomberg

“Apple is having conversations with everyone about doing their own streaming services,” Moonves said in an interview Wednesday on Bloomberg TV. “We have had those conversations, as have the other networks. Do I think something will happen? Probably, but I do not know when.”

Raiders Of The Lost Web, by Adrienne Lafrance, THe Atlantic

If a Pulitzer-finalist 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can.

Mighty Magic Mouse

I do wish the new Magic Mouse 2 can also function as a wired non-Bluetooth mouse.


Thanks for reading.