MyAppleMenu - Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Sat, Jul 11, 2015The Anyone-Can-Be-Creative Edition

How We Made The Paper iPad App, by Georg Petschnigg, The Guardian

The idea that anyone can be creative and benefit from doing so is a concept we took forward when we formed FiftyThree and developed our app, Paper, which enables users to sketch, write, draw and visualise ideas on their iPad.

New York Wants Google Maps To Discourage Left Turns, by Sarah Goodyear, Citylab

The city’s department of transportation has been redesigning intersections to make left turns safer by changing signals and incorporating other design measures. But Lander and Rodriguez got the idea to ask Google to help by giving its map users the chance to request a “reduce left turns” routing option. “We haven’t heard back yet,” says Rodriguez. “But we hope, knowing that Google is one of those good private entities, that Google can look at this.”


Over 25,000 Tracks? Here's How To Create A Secondary iTunes Library For Apple Music And iTunes Match, by Serenity Caldwell, iMore

Want to use iTunes Match or Apple Music but have too many songs? Here's how to create a sub-library to use with the service.

Ask The iTunes Guy: Cha-Cha-cha-changes In iTunes 12.2, by Kirk McElhearn, Macworld

The big iTunes news this week is the introduction of Apple Music, and the many changes it brings to iTunes. In this week’s column, I answer a number of questions related to Apple Music, and to other changes in iTunes 12.2.

Pages Of Questions And Answers About Apple's Word Processor, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

If you’ve got a decently long history with the Mac, you’ll remember AppleWorks and ClarisWorks. When Microsoft Office was a high-priced suite, AppleWorks and ClarisWorks were inexpensive (and sometimes thrown in). Apple stopped selling the last version in 2007, but files linger. In this week’s column, Mac 911 helps a reader open ancient ’Works files. I also help with sorting, EPUB formatting, and a systemwide text replacement sync issue.

Hands On: TinyWord 2.0.0 (OS X, iOS), by William Gallagher, MacNN

Lightweight word processor does what it says.


Judicious Use Of Shitty Code, by Jared Sinclair

If your goal is only to learn, then write clean code. But if your goal is to build a successful business, then stop trying to impress your heroes. Learn as you go. Be messy. Don’t use new technologies. Don’t use new languages for their own sake. Don’t waste time trying to think of the most elegant way to break an egg.


Rumored HomeKit/HealthKit synergy: if you ignore Apple Watch’s “time to stand” reminders, it pulls the fire alarm and activates sprinklers.

— Andy Ihnatko (@Ihnatko) July 11, 2015


FTC Exploring Apple Rules For Streaming Music Rivals In App Store, by Diane Bartz and Julia Love, Reuters

U.S. government antitrust regulators are looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law, according to three industry sources.

Apple Chooses Unexpected Location For Massive New Hong Kong Retail Store, by Sam Oliver, AppleInsider

Apple's latest retail outpost in Hong Kong — thought to be the company's largest in Asia — went public this week with the unveiling of a huge, three-dimensional Apple logo in a somewhat unexpected place.

Apple’s Mac Is Now The Only Major PC Brand That’s Growing, by Dan Frommer, Quartz

The Death Of The PC Has Not Been Greatly Exaggerated, by Davey Alba, Wired

Parting Words

Finally: Oreo-flavored Oreos.

— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) July 10, 2015

Thanks for reading.