MyAppleMenu - Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Mon, Sep 28, 2015The Still-Felt-Like-iPhone Edition

Apple Sells 13 Million iPhones In Opening Weekend, Or 3,000 iPhones Per Minute, by Romain Dillet, TechCrunch

Apple just announced that it has sold 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices over its first weekend. It’s a new record for the company as it sold 10 million units last year, and 9 million units in 2013.

What If You Used iOS 9's Low Power Mode All The Time?, by Matt Birchler

Sure, your screen is a little dimmer, the CPU is cranked down a bit, and your apps don’t update as regularly in the background, but I didn’t mind these things at all. It still felt like an iPhone, and I was just as able to get work done quickly in this mode.

I do wonder how much I can approximate a constant turning on of Low Power Mode just by silencing notifications, disabling background refreshes, and turning off animations. Seems like the only thing missing at that point is the throttling of the CPU.

These Pictures Of You, by M.G. Sigler, 500ish Words

Apple, once again, has taken a fairly straightforward technology and created something so much better than what others have done before with the same technology. It’s not just the bits, it’s how you use them. And, more importantly, how you present them.


iA Writer 3.0.1 Review: Mac App Gets Back To Basics For Focused Writing, by Kirk McElhearn, Macworld

If you appreciate its attention to typographic detail, and if you want a text editor that gets out of the way, then it might be for you.

Social Dark, by Matt Gemmell

I use a free and open-source utility called Self Control to block access to social media, shopping sites, news and RSS feeds for appropriate amounts of time, and my productivity skyrockets. I’d advise setting it for two hours, and seeing what you can accomplish.


Reported iOS 9 Compass/gyroscope Bug Affects iPhone 6s Augmented Reality Apps, by Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider

A potential bug discovered in Apple's latest iOS 9 release appears to be impacting certain apps running on iPhone 6s that tap into compass and gyroscope data, in some cases affecting key assets that render some features unusable.


In The Future, How Will We Talk To Our Technology?, by David Pierce, Wired

Their goal, they said, was to use sub-vocal communication “in spacesuits, in noisy places like airport towers to capture air-traffic controller commands, or even in traditional voice-recognition programs to increase accuracy.” Maybe talking to your computer eventually won’t involve talking out loud at all.

Parting Words

Genuinely stunned France has adopted the word "wifi" rather than "le signal librement accessible sans l'utilisation de fils" or some shit.

— The Web of Evil (@webofevil) September 27, 2015

Thanks for reading.