MyAppleMenu - Thu, May 14, 2015

Thu, May 14, 2015The Bypass-The-Passcode Edition

Steal This Watch

Watch OS 1.0 Lacks The Necessary Security Features To Dissuade Thieves, by Jeff Benjamin, iDownloadBlog

Unlike the iPhone, if someone steals your Apple Watch, they can easily reset the device (bypass the passcode), and pair it with a new iPhone logged in to a different iCloud account. In other words, it’s totally feasible to steal an Apple Watch and set it up on a different device as if you just purchased it from an Apple Store.

Regarding Apple Watch And Activation Lock, by Rene Ritchie, iMore

Given the emphasis Apple has placed on security in recent years, and how much the company has improved the iPhone as of late, I'd also strongly suspect it won't be too long before we see similar or the same theft-deterrents on the Apple Watch as well.


This Yale Doctor Is Coding His Own iPhone Health App, by Stephanie M. Lee, BuzzFeed

When Yale cardiologist E. Kevin Hall isn’t treating children with heart defects, he’s writing code.

Using his combined knowledge of medicine and computer science, Hall is developing an app on ResearchKit, a new Apple software platform intended to transform the iPhone into a clinical research tool.

Hall has never put his medical and technological acumen together in quite this way. But new tools like ResearchKit are forging some unlikely unions between physicians and programmers. And Hall is both.


20 Uses For Evernote That You Probably Haven't Thought Of Yet, by Emily Price, Macworld UK

When it comes to getting organized, Evernote can be a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. In fact, it's our favorite note-taking platform--by far--because it lets you do so much more than just take basic notes. Through Evernote's web and mobile apps, you can create digital notebooks for everything from your grandmother's lasagna recipe to ideas for your next great novel, and everything in between. But you can also use it to backup your photos, create slideshow presentations, and manage your calendar. Read on for more cool Evernote uses that you might not have thought of.

Microsoft Adds Searchable Handwriting To Onenote For iPad, by Kevin Tofel, ZDNet

Which Mac Mini Works Best As A Media Server?, by Peter Cohen, iMore

Of course, technically any Mac mini can act as a server. Practically, I'd restrict server use to only the high-end Mac mini model.

Horizon 3 Binds Together Weather Reporting And Calendars In A Beautiful Experience, by Rich Edmonds, iMore

Get Nothing But Good News With GVO, by Jeff Brynes, AppAdvice

Short for “Good Vibes Only,” GVO brings you news articles and videos that will lift up your spirits instead of bringing you down.

Darkroom — Photo Editor Review, by Matt Bolton, MacLife

Mac 911: You Are Not An Apple ID! You Are A Free Person!, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld


Apple’s App Analytics Feature Now Available To All Developers, No Request Required, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac


Around The World With Apple Pay, by Steve McCabe, TidBITS

Apple Pay is currently offered only to holders of some American debit and credit cards, but the system can be used far beyond the borders of the United States. I recently took a round-the-world trip, and used the opportunity to research Apple Pay globally for TidBITS.

Private I: When Security Products Don't Actually Make You Safer, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

I hate to poke holes in good-faith efforts to improve the integrity and security of individuals’ and businesses’ data, but in just the last week, I’ve seen three separate efforts that each attempt to fix a problem, but only solve a top layer. The underlying defects remain, and they’re not at all the fault of those companies.

However, the road to hell is built on good intentions, and the best way to get off that highway is to examine all efforts with a steely glint.

Apple, Spotify, And The Battle Over Freemium, by Jingping Zhang, Harvard Business Review

Rumors: ‘Apple Music’ Beats-Based Streaming Service To Have Ping-like Social Network For Artists, by Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac

Apple’s upcoming Beats-based streaming music service will likely be named “Apple Music” and will have deep social networking integration for artists, according to industry sources briefed on the plans for the new service.

Facebook Introduces Instant Articles, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

How Google’s Top Minds Decide What To Forget, by Lisa Fleisher and Sam Schechner, Wall Street Journal

Parting Words

I forgot twitter can be funny

— Kimber Streams (@kimberstreams) May 14, 2015

Thanks for reading.