MyAppleMenu - Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Tue, Apr 28, 2015The Remembering-Titans Edition

Maybe the Apple Watch so aggressively dims the display is like Steve Jobs so aggressively ripped out the arrow keys in the first Macintosh?

— HC (@myapplemenu) April 27, 2015

This Sentimental Little Movie

That Titans team wasn't just playing football. They were making a statement about the human condition, the workings of the heart. I think, I feel, that Steve Jobs saw my sentimental little movie in this macro sense and realized it was a metaphor for much larger issues. And, I hope and pray that the Titans messages will carry forward and his legacy will grow even greater in years to come. For Jobs was a true Titan, in more ways than one.

Remember the Titans was the last movie Steve Jobs and Tim Cook watched together.

Seems Like This Apple Pay Thing Has Legs :-)

Apple Pay already supports cards from Visa, MasterCard and American Express, and with Discover, it will reach the overwhelming majority of cardholders in the U.S.

Best Buy’s decision is big news because the electronics chain was previously part of the coalition of companies working on the ill-received “Current-C” mobile payment system.

Quarterly Results

"We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac and the App Store, which drove our best March quarter results ever," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "We're seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we've experienced in previous cycles, and we're off to an exciting start to the June quarter with the launch of Apple Watch."

Cook: It’s about giving customer something they want. Giving it with Apple’s classic ease of use. I think HBO in particular has some great content. We are marrying their great content and our great ecosystem. There is a lot [of] traction in there. Where could it go? I don’t want to speculate, but you can speculate… We’re on the edge of major major changes for media and I think Apple can be a part of that.



For me, the choice to use CrashPlan is partly a matter of its helpful features (notably local and peer-to-peer backups and flexibility in how files are restored) and partly a matter of economics—it gives me the most bang for the buck given my family’s backup needs. If you’re on the fence about CrashPlan (or any of the others), download a trial version, put it through its paces, and see for yourself if it meets your needs.

The different list views make the free version of better at organizing your task list than Reminders. And the ability to create subtasks, and add notes and attachments is handy.

By abstracting traditional UI complexities from an RSS reader to achieve a purity of text and images, Unread features an excellent reading experience on the iPhone and iPad with comfortable gestures that make the app feel natural, fresh, and useful.

If you want to encrypt your hard disk and have it truly help protect your data, you shouldn’t just flip it on; you should know the basics of what disk encryption protects, what it doesn’t protect, and how to avoid common mistakes that could let an attacker easily bypass your encryption.

I've been wanting to try travel with the Apple Watch since the company first introduced it. This weekend, I had the chance.

real-life photoshop, very cool

— Visual Idiot (@idiot) April 27, 2015


Apple Watch Astronomy face is wrong: N.Pole shown in darkness, tho it’s April. N.Pole should be getting sun 24/7 now.

— Stefan Geens (@stefangeens) April 27, 2015


Will we reach a point where, like some instances with phones, you have to leave your watch at the door?


"Yes, if Apple would ever come to us and would love to have our security, we could talk," BlackBerry CEO John Chen told CNNMoney. Has Apple already approached BlackBerry about collaborating on security? "I don't want to comment on that," Chen said.

Parting Words

Impossible to note without TMI, but: Apple Watch's "Time To Stand Up!" reminder is kinda weird when you're, um, using the facilities.

— Dan Frakes (@DanFrakes) April 27, 2015

Thanks for reading.