MyAppleMenu - Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Wed, Dec 30, 2015The Artistic-Ways Edition

Apple Has Art Tips For A Budding Ansel Adams Or Pablo Picasso, by Steven Musil, CNET

To help amateurs shoot more like the pros with their iPhones, Apple is hosting in-store, hands-on workshops next month that will teach consumers at all skill levels how to use a variety of apps to capture images more creatively.

"We'll help you try out various accessories and techniques -- like long exposure for light trails, using Time-lapse to show progression, or getting up close with nature using a macro lens," Apple said in a statement. "Then, we'll explore artistic ways to adjust and edit your photos, so you can create a work of art, find your style, or just improve your skills."


Using Apple Notes, by David Sparks, MacSparky

Apple Notes is cleaner and, in my opinion, generally a better experience overall for Mac and iOS users. Moreover, because it's an Apple product, it's got hooks all over the Mac and IOS operating systems making it seriously easy to put data inside it.

Why Is iCloud Storage Occupying Space On My Hard Drive?, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

The reason I was confused is that I’ve spent so much time writing about and testing this stuff that I forget it doesn’t always make sense to folks who just usethe technology.

Breaking Up With Apple Music, by By J. D. Biersdorfer, New York Times

If you have reached the end of the free three-month trial period of the Apple Music streaming service and find it is not for you, you can cancel your subscription (and monthly bill for it) in your Apple account settings.

Smart Kitchen Scale Takes The Math Out Of Cooking, by Sarah Spigelman Richter, Mashable

People who like to bake are either great at math or love details. The constant measuring, weighing and re-setting kitchen scales drives the rest of us berserk. That's why something like the Drop scale is really appealing.

Programming BB-8: Our Best Christmas Present Gets Better, by Jason Snell, Six Colors

Tickle is built to let you program robots, including BB-8. And not just basic Logo turtle movements. Tickle has access to numerous hardware features on BB-8.

Microsoft Cortana (For iPhone), by Michael Muchmore, PC Magazine

Cortana for iPhone's strongest suit is that she works in sync with Cortana on Windows 10 PCs, saving you from having to enter pertinent personal details separately on each device. Another strength is that Cortana can show you relevant info without your having to say anything. But the convenience of Siri, which is always accessible at the press of a button, and its ability to start and instruct apps to do specific things and to create full messages, are undeniable and appealing advantages on iOS devices.

Ring In The New Year With The Times Square Official New Year's Eve Ball App, by Joseph Keller, iMore

The app presents an on-going countdown to 2016, which is customizable to your timezone. You can also watch the ball drop live on New Year's Eve.


Apple To Pay €318 Million Following Italian Tax Fraud Investigation, by Owen Williams, The Next Web

Following an investigation by the Italian tax office, Apple has been fined €318 million ($347 million USD) for moving funds to Ireland in order to avoid paying tax.

Boy, 7, Racks Up Massive £4,000 Bill Playing Dinosaur Video Game On His Father's iPad - Including £1,500 In Just One Hour, by Kalhan Rosenblatt, Daily Mail

Apple finally agreed to refund Mr Shugaa for the charges Faisall made on the Jurassic World game, but told him it could take up to ten business days.

'£4,000 to Apple is just a drop in the ocean. If they have proper finance team surely they can refund it to my account,' Mr Shugaa said.

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I agree with what people are complaining, but I bought the Remote Loop with my Apple TV, and I didn't have a problem telling which side up for the remote.


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