The Do-More Edition Friday, February 3, 2017

Evernote 8: A Review And Comparison With Apple Notes, by Ryan Christoffel, MacStories

Evernote 8 is a solid note taker, but its greatest appeal – to me at least – is that it strives to do more. Evernote is a service that aims to become your digital brain – an intelligent brain that stores anything and everything you throw at it, makes that data all quickly accessible, and creates connections between notes and the digital world that Apple will likely never do. Some of these tasks it already handles well, but its greatest potential is found in developing a brain that grows smarter in the future with machine learning.

LG Has Redesigned Its 5K Mac Monitor So It Can Handle Being Placed Near A Router, by Ina Fried, Recode

An LG spokesman told Recode that the company is adding additional shielding to newly manufactured models. [...] Existing models will be able to be retrofitted with the enhanced shielding, which will allow the monitor to be placed near a router.

Apple Music Randomly Skipping Songs? You Are Not Alone, by Sébastien Page, iDownloadBlog

A weird little bug has made its way into Apple Music over the last day or so that makes the service randomly skip songs during playback. [...] The Apple representative I talked to seemed to indicate this was a widespread problem, and since the company is already aware of it and working on a fix, it should take no more than 72 hours to get fixed.


I Paid $3,000 For My MacBook Pro And Got Emotional Whiplash, by David Pogue, Yahoo

This really isn’t a MacBook at all.

I mean, it doesn’t have the same anything. Screen, jacks, power cord, keyboard, battery, trackpad…it has almost nothing in common with previous Apple laptops.

It’s much better in some ways, and much worse in others. You’ve been warned; keep hands and feet inside the tram at all times.

Microsoft Outlook For iOS Now Supports Add-ins Like Giphy And Trello, by Tom Warren, The Verge

Add-ins will work by showing up as an icon when you’re reading an email. With apps like Trello you’ll be able to add any email as a project card, or clip emails to Evernote. You can even use the Giphy add-in to reply to email with a GIF.

How (And Why) To Use Google Photos On Your iPhone Or iPad, by Emily Ferron, New Atlas

Many iPhone users have wrestled with storage limits, especially when it comes to managing the device's camera roll. Apart from deleting old pics and purchasing a paid iCloud subscription, there's another option for alleviating storage woes: using Google Photos for iOS.

United Airlines Working With Apple And IBM To Deliver Enterprise Apps To Over 50,000 Employee iPhones And iPads, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

United’s goal is to give employees access to information on iPhones and iPads already being used on the job rather than relying on solutions that are not mobile. Services like helping customers find arrival gates and other tasks that previously relied on dedicated terminals will be available on iPhones and iPads.


Apple Set To Begin Making iPhones In India By April’s End, by Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Apple Inc. will begin assembling iPhones in India by the end of April, a regional minister says, heightening its focus on the world’s fastest-growing major smartphone market as growth slows elsewhere.

The U.S. company has tapped Taiwan’s Wistron Corp. to put together its phones in the tech capital of Bangalore in Karnataka, said Priyank Kharge, the state’s information technology minister. Apple executives met with him in January and confirmed the timeline, he said in an interview.

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I'm still using Evernote -- in fact, I am paying for it -- because I am still using Windows at work, and I do want my notes to go cross-platform across Windows, macOS, and iOS. (I am not using any Android devices currently.)


Thanks for reading.