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Fri, Oct 23, 2015The Publisher-Partners Edition

Apple News Arrives In The UK With 14 Newspaper And Magazine Partners, by Mark Sweney, The Guardian

Apple’s News app has launched in the UK with a range of publisher partners including the BBC, Telegraph, Guardian, Sun and Sky News.

iTunes U Updated With iPad Pro Support, Grade Book Improvements, More, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Perhaps most notably, this update a design that better takes advantage of the larger display of the forthcoming iPad Pro. The iPad Pro will likely be incredibly popular among the education market, so it makes sense that Apple updated one the top education apps prior to the device’s launch.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks About “Massive Change” In The Auto Industry, by Andrei Nedelea, Carscoops

Now it seems they’re also setting the stage for the eventual reveal of their (probably self-driving) car with statements such as Tim Cook’s announcement that the automotive industry is in for a “massive change.” The CEO obviously didn’t back that up with any kind of palpable arguments, yet it does build the hype surrounding the idea.


Instagram Launches ‘Boomerang’ App To Create And Share Animated Photos, by Federico Viticci, MacStories

Boomerang has no support for Live Photos and is, in fact, positioned as something else entirely – a mini video obtained by stitching together pictures and looping them forward and backward in a mesmerizing animation.

Runkeeper Releases Standalone Apple Watch App, by Steven Sande, Apple World Today

Yes, that means that you can leave your iPhone at home now when you go out for a run.

Facebook Implements Fix For iOS App Battery Draining Issues, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Facebook's newest iOS update, out today, fixes a major battery draining bug that some Facebook users have been experiencing in recent weeks. Affected users were seeing large amounts of battery drain on their iPhones due to Facebook running in the background, something that happened even when background app refresh was toggled off in the Settings app.

Interface Tweaks For El Capitan, by Kirk McElhearn, Intego

When you use a Mac, you probably want to adjust things so it's exactly right for the way you work. There are lots of ways you can tweak El Capitan to customize the way it displays. You can tweak the menu bar, alter the Dock, change Desktop wallpaper, zoom the cursor to make it bigger, and more. In this article, I'll tell you how to customize the way El Capitan looks and make it easier to work with your Mac.

Using iCloud Photo Library With A Library Bigger Than The Main Hard Drive, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

Here’s the answer: Get an external 1TB hard drive.


An Iowa Artist Recorded An Entire Album ... Using His iPad, by Matthew Leimkuehler, The Des Moines Register

He utilized four different applications on the iPad — Voice Recorder, GarageBand, Final Touch and Audio Mastering — to harness a sound he enjoyed and wanted to release. Having no professional training in recording, he spent almost 8 months recording the 10-song release, which dropped Oct. 6.

New Study Finds Siri More Distracting Than Google Now While Driving, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

No (Spoken) Words

I live in a city. I take public transport, I work in a cubicle. I am constantly surrounded by people.

Maybe that's why I've never used Siri.


Thanks for reading.