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Wed, May 13, 2015The 30-Years-Old Edition

Steve Jobs Didn't Kill This Product When He Returned To Apple

Apple’s FileMaker Debuts Version 14 With Redesigned iOS App, Mac Enhancements, by Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac

This new version focuses on separate enhancements for speed across the different software versions, with the Mac and Windows applications gaining improved features for productivity, and the iOS Go apps for iPad and iPhone receiving end-to-end redesigns for iOS 8.

FileMaker 14 Review: 30 Years Old And Still Innovating, by William Porter, Macworld

For advanced developers, the most welcomed change in FileMaker Pro is likely to be the redesigned and renamed “script workplace”—in particular, the ability to enter scripts almost entirely from the keyboard.

FileMaker At 30: A Look At One Of The Mac's Most Successful Apps, by Peter Cohen, iMore

FileMaker has gone through a lot of changes over the years: Eschewing a purely flat file structure in favor of much more robust and scalable relational models, greatly expanding how much data it can work with — including links to external SQL databases. Almost every major revision over the past decade has delved deep into the guts to improve FileMaker for developers, who create really complex and rich custom environments for clients ranging from parts suppliers to art dealers.

He Is One Of The Reasons You Are Bleeding Six Colors

Meet Rob Janoff, Designer Of Apple's 'Rainbow' Logo, by Drew Turney, Sydney Morning Herald

"A lot of people ask me what it's like seeing your logo every time you turn around," the now 67-year-old says. "It's a fabulous experience and it's rare. I don't think a lot of people get that opportunity. Watching what I created in the '70s go through changes is kind of like having kids and watching them grow up. I'm terribly proud of my kids and I'm terribly proud of the logo as well."


Find Great Recipes To Eat Healthy With Fit Men Cook, by Jeff Brynes, AppAdvice

Staying fit and healthy is important, but it’s a common myth that eating healthy is too expensive to undertake on a limited budget. Kevin Curry, founder of the Fit Men Cook community, hopes to help dispel that myth with his blog’s new titular app.

Paper By FiftyThree Updated With Think Kit Tools And A Redesigned Sharing Functionality, by Brent Dirks, AppAdvice

Think Kit is composed of three new, and completely free, tools – Diagram, Fill, and Cut – that allows users to quickly draw charts, diagrams, graphs, flows, wireframes, and models.

Hands On: BBEdit 11.1 (OS X), by William Gallagher, MacNN

NeoFinder For Mac OS X Gets Improved Cataloging Features, by MacTech

Citymapper's Latest Update Brings Handy Sharing Options, Improvements And More, by Joe White, AppAdvice

Google Debuts Its First Apple Watch App With “Google News & Weather”, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

How To Fix A Stubborn Application Firewall In OS X, by Topher Kessler, MacIssues

Small Is Beautiful

You don’t quite realize how well-sized the Watch is for ladies until you try the other guys…

— Serenity Caldwell (@settern) May 12, 2015


Broadcom Offers Up Software Support For Apple’s HomeKit, by Andrew Cunningham, ArsTechnica

Broadcom announced today that its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) SDK fully supports HomeKit, enabling smart devices that use compatible Broadcom Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chips to tie into Apple's connected home framework.

11 Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts To Make You More Productive, by Roadfire Software

15 Awesome Resources For Learning iOS App Development, by VenturePact


Distracted Driving Laws Yet To Catch Up With Apple Watch, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

While several states and countries have laws in place that make operating a handheld device such as a smartphone or portable media player illegal, the release of the Apple Watch has created a gray area in terms of distracted driving legislation. Given that the Apple Watch is technically not a handheld device, the laws in many jurisdictions are left open to interpretation at this point.

Apple Leads The Pack In Greenpeace’s 2015 Clean Tech Update, by Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch

For Verizon And AOL, Mobile Is A Magic Word, by Farhad Manjoo, New York Times

They're Back

It's time to get things started! #TheMuppets are coming to ABC and this is your first look!

— The Muppets ABC (@TheMuppetsABC) May 12, 2015

Parting Words

this will never not be funny to me.

— Ryan McCabe (@ryanmccabe) May 12, 2015

Thanks for reading.