The Double-Down Edition Monday, February 15, 2021

Can Apple Handle The Great Responsibility That Is The App Store?, by Dan Moren, Macworld

It seems clear that Apple knows it has some public relations challenges with the App Store. In 2015, Apple’s product marketing chief Phil Schiller took the reins of the App Store from colleague Eddy Cue; while Schiller recently stepped back from his previous role, the store remains one of two things that he kept in his portfolio, suggesting that Apple remains concerned with its image, how the marketplace is perceived. Hopefully that awareness will lead to further changes, to bring the App Store even closer to fulfilling its initial goal of being a safe place for people to find great software.

Why Does The Apple TV Still Exist?, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

My thought was gaming — double-down on it. Put a controller in the box. If you want to separate Apple TV from Roku and Amazon Fire and Chromecast, remember that there is no Roku/Fire/Chromecast Arcade. Only Apple Arcade.

Apple Won’t Let Me Pay For Apple TV Plus — And That’s Not A Good Sign, by Henry T. Casey, Tom's Guide

Apple TV Plus occupies a weird role in my streaming service rolodex. Unlike anything I subscribe to, I've been a member since it launched. And unlike any other service I watch, I've never paid for Apple TV Plus. And I'm far from the only one.

The Best Meal Planning Apps To Make Dinner Manageable, by Byrdie

Maybe you had a chalkboard with the week's meals planned out as a kid. Or, maybe you've been planning on paper after skimming Pinterest. But with meal planning apps, you can plan your meals from anywhere, seamlessly.

Tim Cook Speaks Out Against Violence In Myanmar, by William Gallagher, AppleInsider

Apple CEO Tim Cook has pledged to support aid groups in Myanmar, calling the recent coup there an "urgent reminder" about standing together against racism.

Bottom of the Page

Apple definitely can throw money to solve some of the App Store problems. It can definitely hire many work-from-home workers from all over the world.


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