The Fast-Creation Edition Friday, April 29, 2016

iMovie For Mac Updated With Fast Project Creation, Other New Features, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Fast project creation allows editing to begin with a single click, while an easier to find "New Project" button has been added to the Projects browser. Larger product thumbnails, designed to bring the look of iMovie for Mac in line with the iOS version, have been added.

A Little Secretive, A Little Creepy

COVR Photo Is Perfect For Stalkers And Street Photographers Everywhere, by Haje Kamps, TechCrunch

It enables you to use your phone and camera as usual most of the time, but if you want to slip into sneaky, spying sleuth mode, slide the mirror assembly across the lens and you’ll be able to pretend to text while snapping your photos.

Campus News

Apple Employee Died Of Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound: Police, by Dan Whitcomb, Reuters

"The Medical Examiner determined the manner of death was suicide and the cause was a gunshot to the head," the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said in a written statement.

International suicide hotlines.


Apple Music Now Plays Music Videos On Android, by Lauren Goode, The Verge

The new version of the app gives Android users access to music videos inside of Apple Music, which were previously exclusive to iOS users. And Android users can now sign up for a family plan, which means six members of the household can access Apple Music for $14.99 a month rather than $9.99 per month per user.

Talkshow Is Texting In Public And More: We Take A First Look And Interview The Creator!, by Mikah Sargent, iMore

Talkshow is a free app for iPhone and iPad that lets you communicate with a group of people... in front of other people. It sounds a little weird at first, but once you dive in you'll find it's quite similar to other public social networks.

Vivaldi 1.0 Review: Browser Offers Innovative Ideas, Some More Polished Than Others, by Nathan Alderman, Macworld

It offers ideas that aren’t just new for novelty’s sake, but actually add fun and convenience to your daily Web routine.

The iPhone's Trippiest App Has To Be Heard To Be Understood, by Vlad Savov, The Verge

Augmented reality usually refers to the overlaying of digital images or information onto a user's view, but it's not all visual. To wit, there's an iPhone app called Hear that does augmented aural reality — and it's a blast.


Apple Announces New Apple Music API, by John Voorhees, MacStories

The announcement coincides with the introduction of a new Apple Music Best Practices for Apple Developers page that serves as a hub for developer and affiliate program resources related to Apple Music.


Icahn: We’re Out Of Apple, And It’s China’s Fault, by Jacob Pramuk, CNBC

"We no longer have a position in Apple," Icahn told CNBC's "Power Lunch," noting Apple is a "great company" and CEO Tim Cook is "doing a great job." [...] Icahn said China's attitude toward Apple largely drove him to exit his position.

Yahoo's $8 Billion Black Hole, by Max Chafkin and Brian Womack, Bloomberg

“I kind of wish the story hadn’t been told that Yahoo was miraculously saved by Marissa”

REVEALED: The Everyday Things That Are ILLEGAL In Singapore, by Sian Meades, Daily Express

If you’re travelling to Singapore, beware. The country has very strict laws around everyday activities. Here are some of the most surprising things that could land you with a prison sentence.

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"Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is the only suicide prevention centre in Singapore. It is a secular non-profit organisation which provides 24-hour confidential emotional support to people who have difficulty coping during a crisis, who are thinking of suicide or affected by suicide."

You may make a donation to SOS here.


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