The App-Creations Edition Thursday, August 9, 2018

Apple Celebrates ‘Everyone Can Code’ Students With Special ‘Today At Apple’ Session In Chicago, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Apple and the City of Chicago came together to celebrate the “Everyone Can Code” program at Apple’s Michigan Avenue location this week. As highlighted in tweets by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tim Cook, a special “Today at Apple” session where students of the program showcased their app creations.

2018 MacBook Pro Owners Complain Of Crackling Speakers, by Killian Bell, Cult of Mac

Apple’s latest MacBook Pro lineup has bigger and better speakers than previous machines, but some users haven’t been enjoying improved sound.

Instead, they hear crackling when they play music or watch videos. The issue appears to be affecting both 13- and 15-inch devices, and it’s not yet clear what’s causing it.

Confusing Nature

Apple Says It's Monitoring The Infowars App In The App Store, by John Paczkowski, Ryan Mac, BuzzFeed

“We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store, as long as the apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and follow our clear guidelines, ensuring the App Store is a safe marketplace for all,” the company said in a statement. “We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously."

Tech Companies Banned Infowars. Now, Its App Is Trending., by Jack Nicas, New York Times

The surge suggests the tech industry’s recent action against Infowars has drawn new interest to the fringe outlet and the conspiracy theories it peddles.


That the Infowars app has also thrived on Apple’s and Google’s app stores just days after the companies removed its content from other parts of their sites highlights the confusing nature of the tech companies’ rules and their enforcement of them.


Our Favorite Markdown Writing App For iOS, by K.Q. Dreger, The Sweet Setup

Aside from being a beautiful and focused writing tool, iA Writer’s unique keyboard shelf design and abundance of formatting shortcuts make writing Markdown easy and intuitive on iOS.

‘Controller For HomeKit’ App Lets You Back Up And Restore Home Configurations, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

Even more useful is the ability to have seasonal Home configurations like automations that only run in summer months or winter months.