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Wed, Jun 24, 2015The Collaborate-On-Reminders Edition

Do It Together

5 Ways To Share A To-Do List With Your Significant Other, by Jeff Byrnes, AppAdvice

One of the real shortcomings of the Reminders app on iOS is the fact that you can’t share your to-do lists directly from your iPhone or iPad. If you want to collaborate with someone else on a Reminders list, you have to use the iCloud Web page or the app on your Mac. Thankfully, though, there are a few excellent programs out there that allow you to share your to-do list with other people, and they’re free to download on the App Store.

To Stream Or Not To Stream

Record Labels Can Choose Which Albums And Tracks Are Streamable On Apple Music, And When Streaming Is Allowed, by Kirk McElhearn

My guess is that labels who are allowing their music to be streamed will take advantage of this Apple Music Start Date to ensure sales in the first months after an album is released. But this highlights the fact that Apple Music users may not be able to stream new releases; it will depend on each label, and each album.


Seven iOS Web Browsers Compared, by Kirk McElhearn, Intego

Apple's Safari is a great web browser, but there are many reasons why you may want to use another one on your iPhone or iPad (or even on your Mac). You may use Google services a lot, and find that Chrome helps you be more efficient; or you might want to use another browser because it's faster, or because it offers more privacy.

Instagram Adds New Location Search Options Along With Trending Photo Features, by John Callaham, iMore

Straw 2.0 Improves On What Is Already A Gorgeous Polling Experience, by Rich Edmonds, iMore


i​OS 9, by Nate Cook, NSHipster

We'll surely delve into these major new components in the weeks and months to come. For now, however, let's take a look at some of the smaller changes that iOS 9 brings to the APIs we already know and love.

Three Hundred Programming Interviews In Thirty Days, by Ammon Bartram, Triplebyte

Too many companies run interviews the way they always have, with resumes, white boards and gut calls. We described our initial ideas about how to do better than this in our manifesto. Well, a little over a month has now passed. In the last 30 days, we've done 300 interviews. We've started to put our ideas into practice, to see what works and what doesn't, and to iterate on our process. In this post, I'm going to talk about what we've learned from the first 300 interviews.


Ah. I finally get it. User Experience vs. Design.

— Arjun Sethi (@arjunsethi) June 23, 2015

Precious Precious Notifications

I call these notifications "deletion reminders."

— Ben Sandofsky (@sandofsky) June 22, 2015

I Hate Business-Talk

When did the meaning of 'workshop' change from a place where things are made and crafted, to where Post-it notes full of shite multiply.

— Joel Avery (@Joel_Avery_UK) June 18, 2015

I Hate Business-Talk II

Remember: when someone calls you a resource, call them overhead

— Sean Cribbs (@seancribbs) June 24, 2015


iOS 9 Allows Users To Temporarily Delete Apps To Free Up Space For Software Updates, by Mike Beasley, 9to5Mac

A new iOS 9 feature added in beta 1 was only discovered when users attempted to update to beta 2 earlier today. This new feature will allow the operating system to intelligently delete applications if you don’t have enough free space to perform a software update. Once the update is complete, the apps will automatically be reinstalled and your data will remain intact.

Apple Music Signs Beggars Group, Merlin: Sources, by Shirley Halperin and Lars Brandle, Billboard

Apple Music, the hardware giant's soon-to-launch streaming service, has landed an eleventh-hour coup, striking deals with the independents’ digital rights organization Merlin and with Martin Mills’ indie powerhouse Beggars Group, sources tell Billboard.

Apple Provides Details About ApplePay In The UK, by Kirk McElhearn

Apple Takes A Greater Role In Bluetooth Development, by Blair Hanley Frank, IDG News Service

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which oversees the development of the wireless communication standard, announced Tuesday that Apple has become a “promoter member” of the group, giving the company new power to guide Bluetooth’s development. Promoter members are given a continual seat on the group’s board of directors, and are also the only membership class that can vote on its corporate matters.

Apple’s Lisa Jackson To Lead All Of Apple’s Social Policy Initiatives, by Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post

Lisa Jackson, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and Apple's top executive on environmental issues, will become the company's lead on all policy initiatives, including the environment, education and accessibility. Her new title will be the vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives.

In a memo to employees, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said that Jackson's new role is in line with the company's dedication to "leaving the world better than we found it."

Apple's 'World Gallery' Billboard Ad Campaign Wins Cannes Lions Grand Prix, by Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider

IBM's 'MobileFirst For iOS' Apps To Get Cloud Services Boost With New Box Partnership, by Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider

IBM and Box plan to work together on three key initiatives: transformation of enterprise work, international reach and security and new content rich apps and solutions. This latter area of focus will impact IBM's MobileFirst for iOS apps. Moving forward, the MobileFirst initiative is expected to lean on Box's cloud APIs for content management and storage.

Facebook Can Recognise You In Photos Even If You're Not Looking, by Aviva Rutkin, New Scientist

An experimental algorithm out of Facebook's artificial intelligence lab can recognise people in photographs even when it can't see their faces. Instead it looks for other unique characteristics like your hairdo, clothing, body shape and pose.

This is going to totally impact the Hollywood stunt-double industry.


I don't have any luck in using any of Apple's Bluetooth mouse. Honestly, I wish there is a wired-version of the Magic Mouse.

I Need A Vacation For My After-Vacation Stress

Tips For Keeping That Post-Vacation Feeling, by Stephanie Rosenbloom, New York Times

A number of studies suggest that much pleasure can be derived from actively anticipating a vacation: looking at photos of the places you plan to visit, reading about the culture, making dinner reservations, or simply imagining yourself enjoying your time there.

Maintaining pleasure after a great vacation is more challenging.

Parting Words

I just ignored a problem and it went away. Don't let anyone tell you that it doesn't work.

— Matthew Baldwin (@matthewbaldwin) June 23, 2015

Thanks for reading.