MyAppleMenu - Wed, Nov 4, 2015

Wed, Nov 4, 2015The Isn't-Any-Different Edition

The Million Dollar iOS Hack (Isn’t), by Rich Mogull, TidBITS

Keep in mind that we know there have been multiple exploits for all major computer platforms sold quietly for many years now. Spy agencies and even some law enforcement have not-so-secret programs to collect these bugs. This isn’t any different, other than being public, and you shouldn’t expect your iPhone to be any less secure tomorrow than it was last week.


Get The Latest News On Apple TV With Haystack TV, by Jeff Byrnes, AppAdvice

This is a video lineup that is tailored based on your interests. You can personalize this by setting different topics and sources as favorites, giving you your own custom video newsfeed.

Monitor Your Mac With Monity, by Matt Elliott, CNET


What We Learned From Rewriting Our Robotic Control Software In Swift, by Sunset Lake Software

We have a smaller, more manageable codebase that has unit tests from the bottom up. Longstanding, subtle issues with the software were exposed and fixed as we built this in a hybrid functional style. We were able to make better algorithmic and structural decisions that led to a much faster and more responsive application.


Where Are The Apple TV Apps From Content Creators?, by Abdel Ibrahim, AppAdvice

The Illustrated iTunes License Agreement, by Michael E. Cohen, TidBITS

If you have ever bought anything from the iTunes store you surely have seen it before — at least the first couple of paragraphs if you haven’t bothered to scroll down in the dialog: the iTunes Terms and Conditions to which you have to agree before you can buy anything. It’s not the most gripping prose you’ll ever encounter, but R. Sikoryak has nonetheless found it inspiring enough to have made it into a graphic novel, “iTunes Terms and Conditions: The Unabridged Graphic Adaptation.”

Inside The New York Times' New Push Notifications Team, by Lucia Moses, Digiday

For publishers that have spent big money on mobile apps, the challenge now is not just getting people to download it but getting them to use it — and that’s where the push notification comes in.

Apple And Failed Sapphire Supplier GT Advanced Reach Agreement To Settle $439M Debt, by Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider

I Like It

Any time I open up a new Apple product box now

— Matt Haughey (@mathowie) November 2, 2015


Thanks for reading.