MyAppleMenu - Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Sat, Nov 14, 2015The Refreshing-Their-Training Edition

Here’s Tim Cook’s Email About The Black Teens Barred Entry From Apple Store, by Brendan Klinkenberg, BuzzFeed

According to the email, “store leadership teams around the world, starting in Australia, will be refreshing their training on inclusion and customer engagement.” It is unclear if any disciplinary measures were taken against the manager involved in the incident, but multiple sources familiar with the situation say the employee hasn’t been at the store since.

Here's What's Happening With The Mac App Store And 'Damaged' Apps, by Rene Ritchie, iMore

The old MAS certificate used SHA-1 (secure hash algorithm 1) cryptography. Before it expired, Apple issued a new certificate, but one using SHA-2 (secure hash algorithm 2). This was supposed to be transparent, but once the old certificate expired, some people began experiencing problems.


Typeeto Review: Magic Software Keyboard For All Of Your Mobile Devices, by J.R. Bookwalter, Macworld

Typeeto is a clever little piece of OS X software that allows existing Mac keyboards to be used with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android smartphones or tablets, Apple TV, or most any device capable of pairing over Bluetooth, including game consoles. No special software is required on the receiving end—simply pair with your Mac, and Typeeto recognizes and adds these gadgets to the list of available devices.

Editing Podcasts On iOS With Ferrite, by Jason Snell, Six Colors

This is the iOS multitrack editor that I’ve been waiting for. Ferrite has all the features that have made my podcast editing workflow so efficient: Strip Silence, compression, noise gate, ripple delete, quick selection of all following clips. It’s all there. And it’s all built inside an attractive interface that’s a pleasure to use. It’s like Ferrite read my mind.

The App That 'Hears' You Sleep, by Parmy Olson, Forbes

With the help of early users he gathered a terabyte of raw sound data to help build an algorithm that could detect the difference between movement and other sounds, like breathing or snoring.

Find A Dog Sitter Or Become One With Bark N Borrow, by Sandy Stachowiak, AppAdvice


Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

A number of mobile app developers and industry observers recently noticed a significant change in the way the Apple App Store’s search algorithms are returning results. Developers say that, following a series of shifts that took place beginning on November 3, app search results now appear to be more intelligent and far more relevant – especially among the top results – than in previous months.


Publishers Are Underwhelmed With Apple News App, by Lucia Moses, Digiday

When Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp expressed frustration with his company’s performance on Apple News last week, his complaints apparently were just the tip of the iceberg. Other publishing execs are unhappy about everything from the traffic they’re getting from the two-month-old news aggregation app to the user experience to the data Apple’s giving them.

Beware Of Ads That Use Inaudible Sound To Link Your Phone, TV, Tablet, And PC, by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica

Privacy advocates are warning federal authorities of a new threat that uses inaudible, high-frequency sounds to surreptitiously track a person's online behavior across a range of devices, including phones, TVs, tablets, and computers.

The ultrasonic pitches are embedded into TV commercials or are played when a user encounters an ad displayed in a computer browser. While the sound can't be heard by the human ear, nearby tablets and smartphones can detect it. When they do, browser cookies can now pair a single user to multiple devices and keep track of what TV commercials the person sees, how long the person watches the ads, and whether the person acts on the ads by doing a Web search or buying a product.

When Disney Got Adult - And Trippy, by Leonard Maltin, BBC

Futurist, surrealist, abstract artist: those are not customary descriptions of Walt Disney, yet they all fit. People who insist on pigeonholing him as a purveyor of bland family entertainment haven’t bothered to watch his movies closely, especially his work in the 1940s. Fantasia alone should silence nay-sayers who only see Disney as a commercial populist; 75 years after its debut on 13 November 1940, it remains one of the most astonishing films ever to come from Hollywood.

How To Cope With Traumatic News - An Illustrated Guide, by ABC

The era of 24-hour news brings traumatic events directly into everyone's lives. Here's how that can affect people, especially children, and some strategies for coping.


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