MyAppleMenu - Sat, Dec 12, 2015

Sat, Dec 12, 2015The Excessive-Drain Edition

Here's What Makes Apple's Battery Case So 'Smart', by Rene Ritchie, iMore

Your iPhone knows when it's connected to the case rather than a plug so it's smart enough not to start any backups, networking, background tasks, "always listening" Siri on iPhone 6, or other processes that cause excessive drain.

The Curious Case Of The Curious Case, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

In every other way, Apple’s Smart Battery Pack wins: it’s all Lightning, so any Lightning peripherals you have will work, and there’s no need to pack a grody micro USB cable; it supplies more than enough additional power to get you through an active day; its unibody design makes it much easier to insert and remove the phone; and it feels much better in hand.

Classical Tunes

Apple Releases iTunes 12.3.2 With Improved Browsing Of Classical Music In Apple Music, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

The update adds support for works, composers, and performers when listening to Classical music in Apple Music.

Ask The iTunes Guy: iTunes Artwork, iOS Music Backgrounds, Larger Fonts In iTunes Store, by Kirk McElhearn, Macworld

Occasionally, I get a number of questions that cover related topics around the same time. Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about seeing things in iTunes, and on iOS. One is about seeing artwork for different songs. Another is about seeing the names of songs in the iOS Music app, which isn’t always easy. And the third is about the small font size in iTunes; I offer a workaround that can make it easier to read these tiny texts.


Readdle's Spark Has Just Become An Even Better Alternative To Mailbox, by ALdrin Calimlim, AppAdvice

The new version of Spark introduces customizable snoozes, allowing you to adjust the times at which you’d like the emails you want to act on later to return to your inbox.

Dragon Anywhere Initial Impressions, by David Sparks, MacSparky

While it may not be worth it if you only use it occasionally, if you dictate a lot, it’s at least worth consideration.

Bloomberg Professional App Updated For iPad Pro, by MacNN

It allows users to receive customized price and news alerts, monitor events and markets, view charts, research securities, send and receive messages, use IB and more.


My First Swift “Hello World” Application On Cloud Foundry, by IBM


Why Tim Cook's Chromebook Jibe Was About Apple, Not Google, by Jane McCallion, ITPro

To see this as sour grapes is to miss the point.

Save The Planet. Eat Ugly., by Caroline Chauvet, New York Times

Tapping into a growing international movement to sell and consume food deemed too visually unappealing to make its way to market — whether undersize apples, pug-nose peppers or misshapen Camembert — Mr. Chabanne runs a campaign called Gueules Cassées, which translates into Ugly Mugs.

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