MyAppleMenu - Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Fri, Nov 20, 2015The Force-Restart Edition

Apple Suggests Turning Your iPad Pro On And Off Again If Its Screen Goes Black, by Stan Schroeder, Mashable

After a slew of complaints from users, Apple has acknowledged an iPad Pro issue in which the screen goes black for no apparent reason, usually after charging.

In a note on its support site, Apple suggested a temporary fix: The good old force restart.

Jimmy Iovine Apologizes For Saying Finding Music Is Hard For Women, by Katie Notopoulos, BuzzFeed

Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine has apologized for remarks made during a interview on Thursday in which he suggested finding music is difficult for “some women.”

“We created Apple Music to make finding the right music easier for everyone — men and women, young and old,” Iovine told BuzzFeed News. “Our new ad focuses on women, which is why I answered the way I did, but of course the same applies equally for men. I could have chosen my words better, and I apologize.”


Nuzzel 2.0 Brings Favorite Feeds For Topics, New Search And Discover Features, by Federico Viticci, MacStories

In addition to my Twitter client1, Nuzzel is the other Twitter-based app I use every day, whenever I have a moment to check the news. With version 2.0, launching today for iOS, Android, and the web, the team at Nuzzel is hoping to expand the scope and utility of the service beyond Twitter and tweets from the timeline, with new ways to provide content to logged out users and discover articles inside the app.

Turn An Old Mac Into A Cheap VPN With OS X Server, by Thorin Klosowski, Lifehacker

If you have an old Mac sitting around, you can make use of it by turning it into the simplest DIY VPN around, perfect for browsing safely on public Wi-Fi or grab files from your home computer on-the-go.

Readdle's Spark Email App Now Supports Microsoft Exchange, by Aldrin Calimlim, AppAdvice

Amazon Offers A Free Screenwriting Tool To Discover New Stories, by Billy Steele, Engadget


Leave Work Unassigned And See Who Steps Forward, by Mike Cohn, Mountain Goat Software

Creating a vacuum entails deliberately leaving a gap in an organization. Rather than filling the gap by identifying a specific person or group of people to fill it, a leader can point out the gap, and then see what happens. The benefit of this approach is that it allows people to work in areas where they are passionate.


People Are Stealing The iPad Pro's Pencil From Apple Stores, by Max Slater-Robins, Business Insider

Some people are reportedly stealing the Apple Pencil accessory that launched alongside the iPad Pro, according to various reports across the web. [...] In order to successfully demo the Pencil, the unit has to be un-tethered. Anyone could pick it up and, as some people have done, steal it.

The iPad Pro Has An App Store Problem, by Lauren Goode, The Verge

Despite the new tablet’s processing power and capabilities, it’s still running on mobile software — and developers aren’t totally convinced the economic incentives exist in the App Store for iOS. In short, they feel they wouldn’t be able to charge users the amounts they normally would for a version of their software that runs on a desktop.

Why Apple Keeps Its Distance From Enterprise IT (And Why It Works), by Matt Kapko, CIO

CIOs and tech pros may wish Apple took a more traditional approach to IT support, but the fact is the company has reason to maintain a degree of separation — and it may never truly embrace enterprise.

How Does In-Flight Wi-Fi Really Work?, by Rick Mitacek, ThePointsGuy

Prior to the integration of in-flight Wi-Fi, most airline passengers passed their time at 30,000 feet completely disconnected from the world below them — but these days, that’s a highly uncommon occurrence. For instance, while writing this article on a short-haul United flight with broken Wi-Fi, I realized that I couldn’t remember the last time I’d been rendered email-less for even a couple of hours. Since this service has become so important in our lives — everywhere we go — I’d like to offer a closer look at in-flight Wi-Fi and how it actually works.

Removing Stress

I've decided to remove all battery percentage displays from all my little Apple devices. If my computer or my phone runs out of battery, I'll just sit around and enjoy the scenery and nobody can contact me and if I am about to die, I can't call for an ambulance.

Less stressful that way, I think.


Thanks for reading.