MyAppleMenu - Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Thu, Oct 22, 2015The Refrain-From-Recording Edition

Apple Releases iOS 9.1 With New Emoji, Live Photos Improvements, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

iOS 9.1 includes an update for Live Photos, which now sense when the iPhone is raised or lowered to refrain from recording unnecessary movements.

Apple Releases OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan With New Emoji, Mail Improvements And Office 2016 Bug Fix, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple Adds Find My Friends App To iCloud On The Web, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

Apple Releases iTunes 12.3.1 With Stability And Performance Improvements, by Juli Clover, MacRumors


Can An App Help Detect Autism?, by Emily Matchar, Smithsonian

Now, a team of researchers at Duke University has released a free app, called Autism & Beyond, to mechanize part of the autism screening process. The app is available to anyone with an iPhone who is willing to take part in a Duke study.

Qapital (For iPhone), by Jill Duffy, PC Magazine

A new player in the personal finance app space, Qapital (for iPhone only), focuses on getting you to save every time you do little actions in your day. If you buy a latte every morning, Qapital can round up the price and stick the change in a savings account. Or you can set a rule so that if you come in under budget for your monthly commuting expenses, Qapital puts the balance into a vacation fund. It's a well-developed app that does a great job of gamifying savings.

Hands On: Clipcast 1.2.0 (OS X, iOS), by MacNN

When Double-Click Stops Working In El Capitan, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

Fortunately, Dexter wrote back with a solution—one I should have thought of, but I haven’t seen crop up in years: in the Mouse/Trackpad preference pane, the double-click speed had been cranked down to the slowest setting.


Apple Says New tvOS Apps Must Support Siri Remote In Updated App Store Review Guidelines, by Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider

Under a new App Store Review Guideline's Functionality clause, app submissions will be rejected if their core functionality does not work with the upcoming Apple TV's Siri remote, which features touchpad and voice input. An app can, however, provide enhanced functionality in connection with a game controller or other peripheral, Apple says.

Apple Invites Developers To Begin Submitting tvOS Apps For Review, by Eric Slivka, MacRumors

Following today's slew of software updates, including a golden master of tvOS for developers and a release of Xcode 7.1, Apple is now inviting developers to beginsubmitting their tvOS apps for App Store review.

Jack Dorsey Apologizes To Twitter Developers For Chasing Them Away, by Nick Statt, The Verge

Jack Dorsey wasted no time at Twitter's annual Flight developer conference this morning, telling the crowd that his company has effectively failed the developers and would like to say sorry. Dorsey says that Twitter has a lot of work to rebuild the relationship with the software community, which it's soiled by acting in unpredictable fashion, shutting off access to its platform, and ignoring the fact that developers made the service what it is today.


Apple Debuts Several New Apple Watch Ads Highlighting Siri, Third-Party Apps And More, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

The ads all highlight certain capabilities of Apple Watch and are short, 15 second TV spots.

Apple Reveals Solar Energy Programs To Clean Up Its Manufacturing Partners In China, by Jon Russell, TechCrunch

Timed in conjunction with CEO Tim Cook’s visit to the country, the U.S. company revealed that it will work with its manufacturing partners in China to help them “become more energy efficient and to use clean energy for their manufacturing operations.” Apple further explained that it is working with said suppliers, which include Foxconn, to add more than two gigawatts of ‘clean’ energy to those operations in the next few years.

Microsoft’s Rule-Breaking Vision Of A Future With Countless Devices, by Farhad Manjoo, New York Times

Under Satya Nadella, who became Microsoft’s chief executive early last year, Microsoft is embracing a fragmented vision of the future, in which no single device, or even a single category of devices, reigns supreme. The plan is a bit crazy and rife with internal and external tensions. That doesn’t mean it can’t work. The future is unpredictable, so why not try a bunch of good stuff and see what sticks?

How The Internet Has Changed Bullying, by Maria Konnikova, New Yorker

Before the Internet, bullying ended when you withdrew from whatever environment you were in. But now, the bullying dynamic is harder to contain and harder to ignore.


apple music just updated their privacy policy so they paused my music until I clicked over to iTunes and agreed to it

— Charlie Somerville (@charliesome) October 22, 2015


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