MyAppleMenu - Thu, Jul 2, 2015

Thu, Jul 2, 2015The International-Radio-Station Edition

Apple Music's Beats 1: Zane Lowe's Return To Radio Reviewed, by Al Horner, NME

Apple is right when they say nothing like this has been attempted before: an international radio station, with the scope to do seriously innovative, far-reaching things. Finally getting to grips with the station made those possibilities seem infinite. Zane's return to the air was only a taster - but with shows by St Vincent, Pharrell and other stars still to check out, plus a rare Eminem interview from Zane incoming tomorrow, it seems Beats is going to take some beating in the streaming wars.

Apple's Beats 1 Radio Is Killing It On Twitter, by Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune

You Can Now Listen Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Interview With Eminem On YouTube, by Rich Edmonds, iMore


The Real Difference Between iTunes Match And iCloud Music Library: DRM, by Kirk McElhearn

When you match and download files from iCloud Music Library (without having an iTunes Match subscription), however, you get files with DRM; the same kind of files you get when you download files from Apple Music for offline listening.

Little Snitch Keeps An Eye On Your Mac's Internet Connections, by Jeffery Battersby, Macworld

Scanner Pro 6.0 Brings A Fresh Design And Gives You More Control, by Joseph Keller, iMore

Scanner Pro, one of the best document-scanning apps for iPhone, has hit version 6.0, getting a redesign and giving you more control over your scans. The app will now automatically search for documents in your photo library, and will also begin scanning new documents on its own.

ProCamera Gains New Editing Tools, Photo Compass And More, by Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice

ProCamera has long been true to its name: a camera app that provides professional-grade tools. And it continues to be so with the release of its latest update, which makes for even more pro-level capabilities.

Fireworks Lab Lets Kids Create Sparks On Independence Day, by Sandy Stachowiak, AppAdvice


Tough Love, by Curtis Herbert

I've long felt that we as a community let our enthusiasm for building something we love and stories of days past blind us to a simple fact that other industries realized long ago: being independent is hard and many of us that try will not succeed.

Our community will not be an exception to that rule.

And in the end thats OK.

The Supply-Side Blues, by Allen Pike

The good news and the bad news are the same: we’re extremely lucky to be paid to do this. In our careers as software designers and developers, we’re able to create and share things we love, and we’re able to make a decent living. With luck, we’ll still be able to do both at once.


Home Sharing For Music Goes Missing In iOS 8.4, by Dan Thorp-Lancaster, iMore

While Apple's latest iOS 8.4 update has brought the much anticipated Apple Music and Beats 1 to the world, a number of users are reporting one glaring issue: Home Sharing for music on iOS has seemingly disappeared.

iTunes 12.2 Update Indicates New Gold, Dark Blue, Dark Pink iPod Nano, Touch + Shuffle Colors, by Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac

Apple could be preparing to refresh its aging iPod lineup with new colors, according to a new image found inside of yesterday’s iTunes 12.2 update for Apple Music. With the new update, when a user plugs in an iPod for the first time, the above image showcasing a dark blue iPod touch, a gold iPod nano, and a dark pink iPod shuffle appear.

The Media Milestone The Media (Fittingly?) Forgot, by Steve Friess, Columbia Journalism Review

One decade ago this weekend, millions of iPod owners woke up to a quiet change to the iTunes software they probably didn’t even notice. The really revolutionary updates usually have nice, round numbers—iTunes 3.0 invented the personalized playlist, 4.0 introduced the Music Store, 11.0 gave us iCloud—so it was somehow fitting that even mighty Cupertino didn’t seem to realize they were launching, yet again, a powerful new category of media with iTunes 4.9: Podcasting.


New iPods coming soon? Surely, that's because Apple is updating the iPods to support Apple Music, right?

Parting Words

Can’t wait for the Apple TV service where people will discover “channels” with programmed shows airing at particular times.

— Scott McNulty (@blankbaby) July 2, 2015

Thanks for reading.