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Category Archives: Apple
I don’t find the fact that the majority of mobile podcast downloads are on iOS devices all that surprising. Like Marco points out, podcast listening is one of several activities that makes iOS seem bigger than it is. I’m sure the level of quality of podcast apps on iOS doesn’t hurt either.
With the future of TextExpander touch uncertain, I started to look into Apple’s own basic keyboard shortcut system built in to OS X and iOS. With Mavericks and iOS, these shortcuts can synced via iCloud’s vaguely-named “Documents & Data” feature. While Apple’s tool doesn’t allow for the complexity that TextExpander offers, for simple stuff, I […]
Dr. Drang, discussing Mrs. Drang’s all-iPad lifestyle: It works for my wife for the same reason it works for Ben Thompson’s mom and tens of millions of others—it removes many of the computery aspects of using a computer. I’m willing to put up with the computery stuff because I already know it and I’m not […]
Mike Elgan at Cult of Mac: Yes, Apple maintains a press “blacklist,” a list of people in the media who are shunned and ignored — “punished,” as it were, for “disloyalty.” “Blacklisted” reporters, editorialists and media personalities are denied access to information, products and events. Once you’re on the list, it’s almost impossible to get […]
Greg Scown: Yesterday, after a period of engagement with the App Review Team from Apple, they informed us that TextExpander’s use of Reminders for shared snippet data storage is not an intended use of Reminders and will no longer be accepted. TextExpander touch will not clear review until this is resolved. Apps which implement the […]
Microsoft’s released a product that the Apple fanboy in your life will love for Christmas.
Rusty Ross has written the definitive guide to VPN Server on Mavericks. If you’re thinking about upgrading, or have and are seeing issues, this article is for you.
Time Machine Server can be great. With enough storage, it’s easy to backup multiple Macs to a single location, leaving the worry about USB drives being stolen or Thunderbolt drives not being plugged in behind. With Mavericks Server OS X Server 3, Apple has improved the service with better disk space controls (as long as […]
Katie Fehrenbacher at Gigaom breaks down the massive solar farm Apple’s built in North Carolina. This made me chuckle: Apple manages the grass under the panels in a variety of ways, but one of those is a little more unusual. Apple works with a company that ropes in sheep that eat the grass on a […]
I’m no stranger to the iPad. I’ve had the original, the iPad 2, the iPad with Retina display and the iPad mini. Over the years and through the generational changes, I’ve used my iPads for the same core set of tasks: Reading Surfing Email management Note-taking and light writing Games When the iPad mini came […]
It’s nice to see Apple taking action here, but how is the company just now adding printer support? I know the service is in beta, but even that label seems a touch generous. Update: Over on Twitter, Dave Chartier writes: FWIW, I think Apple subscribes to the traditional definition of “beta.” Things are busted, features […]
Matthew Panzarino breaks down the sapphire story.
Mike Beasley: Customers have always been able to request screen sharing, at which point the AppleCare representative would instruct them to download an application from Apple’s site that facilitates the connection. Now the download is listed directly on the support page. If a customer opts to use screen sharing, the AppleCare rep must comply with […]
Has anyone checked on Gene Munster today? Also, how do I get a job as an analyst?