All posts tagged apple

→ I’m done with iCloud Photo Library

This is scary. As someone who values photos so highly, I’m not extra concerned about recommending Apple’s offering.

→ Getting an App Store Refund

I’m glad they ended up making this easier.

→ Apple shooting to release car by 2019

As you might expect, I am interested in seeing what comes out of this.

→ ∞ Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it

When one of the most popular Apple writers pens a piece like this, there are some real problems with the service. The more I read about it, the more I am glad I just stuck with Spotify.

→ Apple Prevents App Store Reviews From Users on iOS 9 Betas

It took a little longer than I would have liked, but this is the right decision.

→ Recovering deleted iCloud Drive files

I didn’t realize this was possible, but I am glad it is.

→ New stuff from WWDC 2015

Great reference. Really well done.

→ On Negative App Store Reviews During Betas of iOS and OS X

As a (former?) developer, this is so frustrating. People on the beta versions of the OS should not be allowed to leave reviews.

→ Apple Music, iTunes Match, and DRM

David Sparks on Apple Music and iTunes Match:

The problem arises when you first set up iCloud Music Library and it overlaps with your prior iTunes Match tracks (that you presumably purchased and should be DRM free). Early tests, including this one from Kirk McElhearn, are indicating some of your iTunes Match tracks are getting DRM applied to them when they shouldn’t.

This whole interaction really scares me. It is why I probably won’t even give Apple Music a try for a couple of months.

→ If your Mac or iThing runs Yosemite or iOS 8, it can run El Capitan and iOS 9

It’s crazy that Apple keeps updating such old devices. Impressive, but crazy.

→ iOS, OS X, music, Swift, and more: What you should know before WWDC next week

Ars Technica breaks down everything you might want to know heading into the Apple Keynote next week.

→ Scott Kelby is Dumping My Apple Watch

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Apple wants you to charge your watch at night.

  • Apple wants you to charge your watch every night.

  • Scott didn’t like to watch his watch at night, every night.

  • Scott’s watch couldn’t make it through the day.

This doesn’t mean that the watch is a “bad” product, or that Scott isn’t “using his watch right”, but it does mean that the Apple Watch isn’t for him.

→ Apple’s New MacBook’s Trackpad Does Not Move

This whole concept is so intriguing to me. I cannot wait to try this out.

→ Deleting a Safari tab on one device from another one

This is an awesome tip.

(h/t The Loop)

→ Federico shows what’s new in iOS 8.1

I am intrigued by the iCloud photo library beta, but I also don’t trust Apple to actually keep all my photos properly backed up.

→ Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture

Not a surprising development after the last few years. I am glad I made the switch to Lightroom earlier this year, but I am still going to miss Aperture existing.

→ How to cancel an iTunes or App Store subscription right from your iPhone or iPad

I did not know this was possible.

→ Apple confirms Mavericks giveaway wasn’t a one time thing, future updates will also be free

Not a surprising move, but a welcome one.

→ Mavericks makes it much Easier to View Your Library Folder

This is a welcome addition.

→ Adobe’s Compatability with Mavericks

Adobe and Apple have worked closely together to test Adobe® Creative Cloud applications and Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications for reliability, performance and user experience when installed on Intel® based systems running Mac OS X Mavericks. (v10.9). All Adobe CC and CS6 products are compatible, but a few products require updates to the latest builds to work properly. Adobe Photoshop® CS5, CS4 and CS3 were also tested with Mac OS X Mavericks and there are currently no major issues known.

Good to hear. Normally, Adobe seems to be one of the companies whose software is not ready for the release.