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Fri, Jan 30, 2015 Day of the Watch Believer

The iPod had the white earbuds to show everyone that, yes, everyone is listening to their iPods and it is cool and safe for everyone to get one too.

Can the Apple Watch do the same thing? What is the equivalent to the white earbuds for Apple Watch?

Apple And McDonald’s Went Live With Apple Pay in 8 Weeks

Titanas:

From the time Apple invited McDonald’s executives to see Apple Pay till it was announced on stage by Tim Cook. Think about it. 14.000 restaurants in just two months. McDonald’s serves 70 million people a day. Huge.

Wi-Fi Issues Continue to Hamper OS X Users Despite Updates

Fred O'Connor, IDG News Service:

Apple’s efforts this week to remedy the Wi-Fi connectivity issues plaguing many OS X users produced mediocre results, judging by comments left in Apple’s support forum.

Getting Your Bugs on Apple's Radar

Jason Snell, Supersite For Windows:

It can be frustrating if you're used to dealing with companies that are externally responsive. Actually, it's just plain frustrating. But in the end, if using Radar can draw Apple's attention to a problem that's been vexing you or the users you support, it's worth the frustration.

Stuff for Your Computers

  • Apple Offers iOS, Mac Productivity Sales on App Stores (MacNN)
  • Apple Releases iTunes 12.1 with OS X Notification Center Widget, Syncing Improvements, and More (Mike Beasley, 9to5Mac)
  • 1Password's Update Highlights the Difference between Two-Step and Two-Factor Verification (Glenn Fleishman, Macworld)
  • Pushbullet (Jill Duffy, PC Magazine)

Pushbullet is an iPhone app and Web browser extension that fills in the cracks. It lets you quickly push links, addresses plotted in Google Maps, images, and other information to from one device to another in just a matter of taps or clicks. Pushbullet also pushes other kinds of content if you subscribe to it, like daily cartoons from Cyanide and Happiness, working something like an RSS reader.

  • Adobe Releases New iPad Apps for Avid Readers and Would-Be Painters (Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice)
  • LibreOffice 4.4 Brings Better Looks and OpenGL to Your Presentations (Peter Bright, Ars Technica)
  • Runkeeper Adds Spotify Integration for Premium Users (Adam Zeis, iMore)
  • Detect & Remove Adware from Mac OS X Easily with AdwareMedic (OS X Daily)

The Remote Places of the Apple Remote

Has there a kickstarter project that will glue the Apple TV remote onto a huge chunk of wood already?

Short Notes

  • iTunes Connect Issue Causing Developers to Be Logged into Wrong Accounts (Joe Rossignol, MacRumors)

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.