MyAppleMenu - Sat, Jul 25, 2015

Sat, Jul 25, 2015The Balancing-On-One-Foot Edition

Are You Too Stoned To Drive?, by Alex Halperin, Fast Company

The app, called Canary, allows users to determine whether they’re in a suitable condition to drive. It runs through a battery of tests: remembering a sequence of numbers, balancing on one foot, playing a digital whack-a-mole game, and then estimating a time period of 20 seconds. By comparing the results against a personal baseline or a collective average, users receive a green, yellow, or red light assessing their level of functioning.

How To Charge $1,000 For Absolutely Nothing, by Zachary Crockett, Priceonomics

For $999.99 (the steepest price for an app that Apple allows), a purchaser would gain access to the app, which was nothing more than a glowing, red orb. But having the ruby on your screen meant that you were rich — clearly, you had to be, to afford to pay $1,000 for something so utterly useless.

Which one are you, too rich or too stoned?


How To Use Smart Folders On Your Mac, by Topher Kessler, MacIssues

Smart Folders are essentially canned searches, where you can save custom search queries and quickly restore them. They are relatively simple concept, so the real question of how to use smart folders really boils down to: How do you search your Mac?


Apple Adjusts Its App Store Algorithm, Impacting Some iPad Developers, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

Though there are some examples of iPhone apps being impacted, the biggest movements both during and after the adjustments were among those apps built for iPad. That could indicate that Apple was looking to better its rankings for those who are building specifically for Apple’s tablet, and possibly rewarding the better iPad apps in the process.

Swift Diary #4: KVC Again, by Brent Simmons, Inessential


I Got My Music Back. At Least Most Of It, by Jim Dalrymple, The Loop

It’s been an interesting and confusing day. I arrived at Apple this morning to talk to them about my issues with Apple Music and to hopefully fix my problems. The good news is that I have about 99 percent of my music back.

Apple Launches 'Why There's Nothing Quite Like iPhone' Web Campaign, by Eric Slivka, MacRumors

Apple And Nike Settle FuelBand Class Action Lawsuit, by Husain Sumra, MacRumors

Parting Words

Getting one of these for my house.

— Elizabeth Galle (@drinkerthinker) July 24, 2015

Thanks for reading.