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Thu, Dec 3, 2015The Truly-Native Edition

Doing Real Design Work On An iPad, by Kohi Vinh, Subtraction

What will get us to truly viable workflows on iPad is not replicating what came before, but rather newer, better, more elegant ways of working that are truly native to the platform. We’re not quite there yet today, but we’re on our way.

The Best iPad Pro Art Therapy Apps For People Who Can’t Draw, by Elissa Loi, Stuff

The iPad Pro accessory still a great tool even if you’re severely lacking in the art department - or at least it is when paired with these creative apps. Best of all, they’re wonderfully therapeutic, so you'll be rewarded with both beautiful artistic results and a whole lot of chill after using them.

Code Away

Apple Announces 2015 'Hour Of Code' Workshops For Students, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple has announced that it will once again be participating in "Hour of Code" this Computer Science Education Week on December 7-13, hosting free workshops and special events for kids ages six and up at Apple Retail Stores throughout the U.S. and around the world.


How To Send A Mac To Apple For Repair, by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

For the last few months, my 2012 13-inch MacBook Air has been suffering from terrible battery life, and whenever I clicked the battery icon in the menu bar, I was greeted with a “Service Battery” message. Since the MacBook Air is sealed, the only option was to get Apple to repair it, and with the nearest Apple store over an hour away, I opted to send it in to Apple’s remote repair service. It was an interesting experience, and if you’ve ever wondered how you would go about it or what it’s like, here’s my story and some important recommendations.

How To Maximize Screen Real Estate In OS X, by Topher Kessler, MacIssues

While you can organizing windows on your screen and streamline your workflow to reduce clutter, nothing beats having a large workspace on which to open apps and view numerous windows of your files. For any Mac there are several approaches you can take to increase this and get more work done, or at least have more area on which to put your clutter.

Withings Home Review: New Apple TV App And Baby Monitor Features Make A Solid Camera Even Better, by Eric Slivka, MacRumors

The Withings Home is a 5-megapixel HD camera with a 135-degree field of view, night vision, sensors for motion, sound, and air quality, and more. Acompanion iOS app makes it easy to control the camera, receive alerts, and monitor video, audio, and other data from the Home.

Artsy Has New Content And Is Ready For Miami Art Week, by Sandy Stachowiak, AppAdvice

The app lets you view and purchase gorgeous, inspiring works of art from locations all over the world. With over 300,000 artworks displayed you can see items from galleries in London, England and Paris, France and museums in Tokyo, Japan and New York, New York. Browse through current auctions, shows, and fairs and contact locations right from within the app.


Twitter Announces Digits For tvOS To Simplify The App Login Process, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Following in Facebook's footsteps, Twitter today announced plans to make some of its Fabric developer toolkit available for tvOS apps. Developers will be able to integrate Twitter's Digits feature into apps, allowing end users to securely sign into tvOS apps using SMS verification.


Is Innovation To Blame For Inequality?, by Richard Florida, The Atlantic

As a result, it makes little sense for mayors and business leaders to try to cope with inequality or affordability by clamping down on innovation or tech culture. It is innovation that creates the dynamism that generates overall wealth and underpins economic mobility. What we need instead are strategies that stoke the engine of innovation, while improving the conditions of those lagging behind.

Transformation At Yahoo Foiled By Its Leader’s Inability To Bet The Farm, by Farhad Manjoo, New York Times

Marissa Mayer wasn’t hired to do the safe thing. She was picked to be bold, and so far, she has failed.

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