MyAppleMenu - Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Fri, Mar 13, 2015 The Creative-Friday Edition

Ulysses for iPad

Ben Brooks:

The magic of Ulysses has always been that it is wonderful to write and organize in, but that the app also understands that more needs to be done with your text once you are done adding characters to it. The work isn’t done just because you are done composing, that was just a step in the process of writing — and Ulysses truly understands the process.

Allyson Kazmucha, iMore:

Ulysses for iPad and Mac let me write how I need to and both adapt to suit my needs, not the other way around.

Mitch Wagner, Six Colors:

It’s fast, streamlined, and easy-to-use. It’s a good choice for people looking for a simple writing app with versions for both the Mac and iPad.

A Simple iPad Add-On That Helps You Draw Flawlessly

Tim Moynihan, Wired:

The simple but brilliant iPad accessory known as Osmo, which takes real-world objects and movements and transforms them into onscreen gameplay, has a new trick up its sleeve. Its new “Masterpiece” app deploys the same clever attachment to help even the most art-challenged feel like a regular Raphael.

How Apple Makes the Watch

Atomic Delights:

I see these videos and I see a process that could only have been created by a team looking to execute on a level far beyond what was necessary or what will be noticed. This isn't a supply chain, it is a ritual Apple is performing to bring themselves up to the standards necessary to compete against companies with centuries of experience.


Nullability and Objective-C

Apple's Swift Blog:

In previous Xcode releases, some Apple frameworks had been specially audited so that their API would show up with proper Swift optionals. Xcode 6.3 supports this for your own code with a new Objective-C language feature: nullability annotations.

Apple Adds App Store Guidelines Requring Devs Obtain Health Research Data Consent, Disclose Apple Pay Policies, More

Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac

“8.6 Apps that include the ability to download music or video content from third party sources (e.g. YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, etc) without explicit authorization from those sources will be rejected”


The Good News about the CIA Targeting Apple

Rich Mogull, TidBITS:

Apple security isn’t perfect — new flaws will continue to be revealed, likely more often than any of us would like — but now that Apple has upped its security game to block even the most capable intelligence agencies in the world, the main beneficiary is the average user.

Apple Watch: The Question of Wrist Etiquette

Tim Bradshaw, Financial Times:

But whether Apple Watch can solve the distraction issue or will just move it to a new location is still an open question. However beautiful it is, will I want to look at it every five minutes?


How-To Friday

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.