Friday, 28 November 2014
Christopher Breen, Macworld
Iljitsch Van Beijnum, Ars Technica
Apple did bring back some features that were excised from the initial iWork '13 release over the course of the year, but it doesn't look like it's full steam ahead on that revisionary front. For Keynote and Numbers that's fine: Keynote remains best in its class while Numbers has no such pretensions but serves users with modest needs well. Pages, on the other hand, leaves too wide a gap between vision and execution.
Susie Ochs, Macworld
Apple’s one-day-only deals don’t save you any cash, but you do get a PRODUCT(RED) iTunes gift card with purchase, and Apple makes a donation too.
Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice
Andrew Webster, The Verge
Mobile games are a great way to kill time, and no matter if you only have a few minutes or a few hours, there's something out there to keep you occupied. Here are six ways to make your Thanksgiving a little more awesome.
Patrick Salyer, TechCrunch
Now, with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple finally has the pieces together by combining NFC, seamless authentication and relationships with leading financial institutions. With this combination, it seems Apple has set its sights on ensuring that Apple ID is the identity of choice – not just for payments but for everything.
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Antonio Regalado, Technology Review
What is Steve Jobs’s legacy? Here’s one measure: since his death in 2011 from pancreatic cancer, the former Apple CEO has won 141 patents. That’s more than most inventors win during their lifetimes.
And a patent just filed in March 2014 listed Steve Jobs as the lead inventor.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster, iMore
While the arrival date of the Apple Watch is still very much a mystery, it looks like Apple is at least willing to give us a few more peeks at the device. The company quietly updated the Apple Watch landing page today, and it now goes more in-depth on the various features of the device.
Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider
Fallon, calling the feature "voice text," says the iPhone 6 powered by iOS 8 puts a new spin on traditional text messaging and confers innuendo normally lost in translation, like sarcasm.
Joseph Keller, iMore
Screeny is a new app that lets you easily delete screenshots from your photo library. It automatically detects screenshots, and lets you mark them for deletion with just a tap.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Eric Johnson, Re/code
About a quarter of the viewers of the YouTube version of the ad have given it a thumbs-down, far more than the generally positive response to other ads on the same official Apple channel.
Agen G. N. Schmitz, TidBITS
Simply draw the approximate shape of a character to display all characters that resemble that shape, helping you find characters easily when you don’t have the Unicode name at your fingertips.
Julia Love, San Jose Mercury News
As organized labor expands its efforts in Silicon Valley, a local union and civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson are pushing for better working conditions for the security guards who work at Apple's campus.
Derek Walter, Macworld
Where Calcbot trumps the stock Calculator app is that it makes these features easier to discover, instead of putting them all in the OS X menu bar.