MyAppleMenu - Thu, Jul 9, 2015

Thu, Jul 9, 2015The Platform-Of-The-Future Edition

Tip: Restoring Tracks Removed From My Music, by Dan Moren, Six Colors

To restore those hidden tracks, you’ll need to fire up iTunes on your Mac or PC, and then access your account by clicking on your name in the title bar and choosing Account Info.

Has Apple released a user manual for Apple Music and iTunes yet?

Streaming Music Has An Offline Problem, by David Pierce, Wired

The music service of the future requires the bandwidth of the future, the battery of the future, and the services and platforms of the future. All of those things will come true, eventually. They just haven’t yet. Until then, just give us a way to listen to music offline.

I've spend so much time trying to figuring out Apple Music's offline feature, and I still do not know if I am just not getting it right, or if the app and/or service is buggy.

New Boxes

Apple Stores Begin Selling Third-Party Accessories With Co-Designed 'Premium' Packaging, by Roger Fingas, AppleInsider

Apple Stores are already beginning to sell third-party accessories with packaging co-designed by Apple, giving the company even greater control over the presentation and marketing of products sold in its retail outlets.


Review: Ghost Note, by Erica Sadun

It evaluates the context of your current work state, whether you’re in a web browser, or selecting a file in the Finder, or editing a document in Photoshop, and it enables you to add comments to the context of your work.

Extra! Extra! NYT Now Goes Head To Head With BuzzFeed News, by Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice

Disney Unveils The First Official Star Wars iOS App With Lightsaber Training, Themed Selfies, More, by Justin Kahn, 9to5Mac

And It Is Always Undocumented

Programming is a constant struggle between "What is harder: Implementing it myself, or understanding the existing, undocumented solution?"

— mcc (@mcclure111) July 8, 2015


Spotify Urges iPhone Customers To Stop Paying Through Apple's App Store, by Chris Welch, The Verge

Spotify is trying to raise awareness around the fact that it's cheaper to subscribe on the web instead of through Apple's App Store. The leading subscription music service plans to email iPhone customers [a] note encouraging them, if they haven't already, to start paying at and save a few dollars.

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't one of Apple's rules for the App Store is that in-app purchase prices cannot be more expensive than prices outside of the app?

Microsoft Writes Off $7.6 Billion From Nokia Deal, Announces 7,800 Job Cuts, by Tom Warren, The Verge

"In the near-term, we’ll run a more effective and focused phone portfolio while retaining capability for long-term reinvention in mobility." The new job cuts follow 18,000 over the past 12 months that Nadella originally announced nearly a year ago.

It’s 2015 — You’d Think We’d Have Figured Out How To Measure Web Traffic By Now, by Sam Dean, FiveThirtyEight

Parting Words

If I ran a hospital gift shop I’d stock lightning and mini-usb cables. Just saying.

— Scott McNulty (@blankbaby) July 8, 2015

Thanks for reading.