MyAppleMenu - Sat, Mar 21, 2015

Sat, Mar 21, 2015 The Saturday-Progress Edition

Apple Discontinues Boot Camp Support for Windows 7 on Latest MacBook Models

Mike Beasley, 9to5Mac:

Apple’s latest MacBook Pro and the upcoming MacBook will not support running Windows 7 through Boot Camp according to a support document for the software. Starting on the newest machines, users will need to upgrade to Windows 8 or later in order to take advantage of the Mac’s dual-boot capabilities.

Seems like Apple is pushing for newer versions of Windows faster than Microsoft is pushing.

Apple and USB: A History of Adoption, Acceptance, Acquiescence

Ross Rubin, Fast Company:

While Apple may have sacrificed some of its own technologies, the move to USB-C is deeply in character for the company. It always waits to embrace technologies until they serve its needs, and never hesitates to toss away legacy in the pursuit of simplification.

Face Time with FaceTime


Unfortunately, if the problem is from coating separation, then it cannot be fixed without servicing, and you can only take steps to prevent further damage by being as gentle with your screen as possible. This means not only avoid pressing and rubbing it, but also open the display as gently as possible and avoid any twisting or torsion forces that could even slightly bend the glass surface.

Local App Developers Gear up for Apple Watch Release

Lauren Hertzler, Philadelphia Business Journal:

Developers and designers have been manipulating their already-created apps for the Apple Watch since Apple released the WatchKit and its related software dubbed Xcode, as well as design guides and templates.

“Apple knows the kinds of resources we need,” said Joe Cieplinski, an app designer. “Our re-worked app for the Apple Watch came together faster than we expected.”


Becoming Steve Jobs: The Journalist and the Genius

Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune:

And yet Schlender leaves Jobs’ invitation-only memorial service in October 2011 overcome with emotion for having lit into his source in their last phone call. Jobs had invited Schlender to pay a visit. But Schlender was in a dark mood. Not realizing how close Jobs was to death, he used the opportunity to air his grievances about their relationship. “After a few minutes, once I’d had my say, there was a silence on the line. And then he said he was really sorry.”

Schlender made a halfhearted attempt to schedule a visit but quickly gave up, to his everlasting regret.

Here Comes the Long Awaited New Apple TV

John Paczkowski, BuzzFeed:

Expect an updated design and new innards: the company’s latest A8 system-on-chip — or a variant of it: a dramatic increase in on-board storage to accommodate app — well beyond the 8GB in the current device; and an improved operating system that will support Siri voice control of Apple TV, and enable it remotely for a selection of Homekit-enabled home automation devices, as earlier reports have suggested.

This rumor puts the annoucement date at June this year. Looks like I still have at least one more year to be angry with my existing Apple TV.


Solar Eclipse

Astronauts on the International Space Station caught sight of an amazing solar eclipse on Friday, and they have the photos to prove it.

We asked for your disappointing eclipse pictures. You did not disappoint. From Mull to Southampton, here is a selection of the most middling.

Why Every New MacBook Needs a Different Goddamn Charger

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Parting Words

Thanks for reading.