The Freezing-Retina Edition Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Apple Acknowledges 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Freezing Issue, Recommends Updating OS X And Flash, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Luckily, Apple's solution is a simple one, instructing customers to update to the latest version of OS X and upgrade to the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player web plug-in.

Simplicity, Followed-Up

Has Apple Lost Its Simplicity?, by Ken Segall

Last week, I wrote an article for The Guardian with the above title. It was a question, not a conclusion, and I tried to offer a thoughtful opinion. Sadly, The Guardian chose to give it a bait-click headline that contradicted my point of view. So, for the record, here is the complete article as originally intended.

Headlines Matter, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

I don’t do much writing for other publications these days, but at this point I would insist on approval over the headline.

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Apple Debuts New Apple Music Ads Featuring DJ Khaled, Naomi Campbell And Ray Liotta, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

DJ Khaled first began partnering up with Apple in February, when he launched his We the Best Radio Show on Beats 1 Music.

Apple Shares Eight New 'Shot On iPhone' Videos, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Video content ranges from a rain storm in Los Angeles to penguins in Antarctica to a hippopotamus in Botswana.


Remind Me Makes Quick Work Of Reminders Task Entry, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Reminders can be tedious and frustrating when you want to enter a reminder with a due date. Remind Me is a handy lightweight iPhone utility dedicated to fast Reminders task entry.

LiquidText 2.0 Brings Support For Multiple Documents, by Federico Viticci, MacStories

The app lets you read and annotate PDF documents, but it looks nothing like a traditional PDF editor. Text can be highlighted and pulled aside with a delightful tap & hold interaction; multiple excerpts can be grouped together in a cluster of bits of text, and you can also add your own notes to the mix.

Improve Your Speeches With Ummo, by Jake Underwood, MacStories

For the majority of people, giving a speech isn’t a regular experience. When it’s needed, however, a tool to help to make the process as easy as possible is greatly appreciated. With Ummo, you’re getting an easy-to-use app that remains impartial, instead giving the most useful data in simple ways.

You Can Now Post To Instagram Directly From Photos And Other iOS Apps, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

Instagram version 8.2 includes an iOS extension that lets you share both photos and videos from Photos and other iOS apps directly to Instagram. The feature also lets you write a caption to accompany the photo or video, but filters and other editing features will still require launching the full app.

Message Your Journal Using Ipsum, by Jake Underwood, MacStories

Instead of fiddling with titles, formatting, and tags, you'll simply type – like you would in iMessage – and Ipsum will log what you write.


Microsoft Updates Windows Bridge For iOS That Helps Bring iPhone Apps On Windows, by Bogdan Popa, Softpedia

Microsoft announced a series of updates for the Windows Bridge for iOS that’s supposed to enhance the process of porting apps to Windows 10 and empowering developers to do more when coding for the platform.


Traffic-weary Homeowners And Waze Are At War, Again. Guess Who’s Winning?, by Steve Hendrix, Washington Post

And so Connor borrowed a tactic he read about from the car wars of Southern California and other traffic-weary regions: He became a Waze impostor. Every rush hour, he went on the Google-owned social-media app and posted false reports of a wreck, speed trap or other blockage on his street, hoping to deflect some of the flow.

He continued his guerrilla counterattack for two weeks before the app booted him off, apparently detecting a saboteur in its ranks. That made Connor a casualty in the social-media skirmishes erupting across the country as neighborhoods try to contend with suddenly savvy drivers finding their way on routes that were once all but secret.

How To Get Bums On Seats At London's First Naked Restaurant, by Alexi Duggins, The Guardian

This week sees the opening of The Bunyadi, the city’s first “naked restaurant”, which promises an experience that is “free from the trappings of modern life”. With that in mind, there are no clothes, no mobile phones and no food preparation that requires electrical appliances (all cooking is done with fire), while the food is free of modern preservatives and the furniture is hand-carved. The staff will be (mainly) clothes-free, and guests can dine nude (they will change into a gown and can then disrobe if they wish). So, how do you run a place with a naked clientele? We asked its founder.

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Don't worry, Microsoft. Apple has confident in your Windows OS. In fact, Apple is committed to updating iTunes program on Windows platform at least until the year 2150.

Just make sure iTunes is the default MP3 player on Windows.


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