A preview of the upcoming Photos app for OS X
Dan Seifert from The Verge shows us how the upcoming Photos App for OS X Yosemite will work: I was looking for a good Photo management app in the last few months, but I was quite disappointed by the solutions available. I wanted something easy to use and with a good UI, but I didn’t wanted to pay an hefty price on cloud storage if it was only used for pictures (like Picturelife).…Read more ⟶
Is unencrypting all your conversations would make the terrorists go away ? Of course it wouldn't.
Cory Doctorow, for BoingBoing.net, about United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal of banning all “‘means of communication’ which ‘we cannot read’” : This, then, is what David Cameron is proposing: All Britons’ communications must be easy for criminals, voyeurs and foreign spies to intercept Any firms within reach of the UK government must be banned from producing secure software All major code repositories, such as Github and Sourceforge, must be blocked…Read more ⟶
Goodbye Charlie, see you next week.
***Note:***I didn’t planed to publish this article. I wrote it only for myself on Day One. But I couldn’t repress the need to publish it. Shocked. Yesterday morning, Charlie Hebdo was attacked by two heavily armed people. They killed 12 persons, including 2 policemen and a lot of cartoonists, including Charb,…. I loved these guys and their work. Charb’s cartoons, mostly those on Sarkozy, were hilarious. We’re gonna fucking miss them.…Read more ⟶
Fixing iOS third party keyboard implementation
David Chartier, for Finer Things in Tech: As interesting as iOS keyboards can be, their initial implementation at the OS level is severely flawed. They’re cumbersome to setup, switching between them is needlessly tedious, and limitations make it difficult to teach users about keyboard features. As far as I can tell, all these problems require solutions and improvements from Apple at the OS level. You should read the full article : David Chartier sum up quite well the quirks of using multiple keyboards on iOS 8.…Read more ⟶
Apple has lost the functional high ground
Marco Arment, on the state of Apple software : I fear that Apple’s leadership doesn’t realize quite how badly and deeply their software flaws have damaged their reputation, because if they realized it, they’d make serious changes that don’t appear to be happening. Instead, the opposite appears to be happening: the pace of rapid updates on multiple product lines seems to be expanding and accelerating. New features in a highly competitive industry like computer or smartphone marketing, are fundamental to keep your company relevant from your competitors.…Read more ⟶
Some thoughts on the App Store review system
Following yesterday piece, Cromulent Labs published a blog article explaining why the had to remove their app from the App Store recently. Here’s some bits that I’ve selected: During one of my conversations with someone at App Review last month, I asked if they could tell me if some of these new apps being accepted slipped through or if their use of widgets was deemed acceptable. I heard what had come to be a popular refrain from them.…Read more ⟶
Apple ask Panic to remove Transmit's iCloud Drive export feature
Panic’s update notes for Transmit : Also, at Apple’s request, we had to remove the ability to “Send” files to other services, including iCloud Drive. In short, we’re told that while Transmit iOS can download content from iCloud Drive, we cannot upload content to iCloud Drive unless the content was created in the app itself. Apple says this use would violate 2.23 — “Apps must follow the iOS Data Storage Guidelines or they will be rejected” — but oddly that page says nothing about iCloud Drive or appropriate uses for iCloud Drive.…Read more ⟶
New Wii U Zelda trailer shows Link horsing around
Kyle Orland, for Ars Technica: After a very brief announcement and teaser at E3 this year, Nintendo used the inaugural Game Awards webstream and live presentation in Las Vegas tonight to show off a more substantial trailer highlighting new gameplay features in the next Legend of Zelda game, planned to hit the Wii U some time in 2015. In the trailer, Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto and project producer Eiji Aounuma discuss the game’s “massive world” designed with “a number of high places with great views” to view far-off goals (“It would take a very long time for Link to walk” across the map, Aounuma says).…Read more ⟶
What is the best delivery tracker for iOS / MacOS ?
The Sweet Setup stroke again today with a full rundown of the best ways to track deliveries on iOS and MacOS. “Package tracking apps aren’t the kind of apps that we use 10 times a day. Our goal is to get the information we need and get back to work. All of these apps are doing something that we can do for free on many retail and shipping carrier websites, but a dedicated app makes tracking all of your packages a “one stop shop.…Read more ⟶
More insight about the Apple-GT Advanced deal.
Today, Daisuke Wakabayashi from The Wall Street Journal (the article is behind a paywall. To read it, just Google the title, and click on the link provided by Google) published more informations about GT Advanced deal with Apple, and some insights about why GT filed for bankruptcy one month ago (if you don’t know about this GT/Apple deal, Wakabayashi recaps the entire story well in this article). First, it shows why Apple chose GT Advanced, a sapphire furnaces maker who had no experience whatsoever in making sapphire (and making furnaces is not the same as producing sapphire - I don’t think Whirlpool is the best company to call when you’re making food for 100 people) :…Read more ⟶