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  • Evaluating 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s
    recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 05 Jan 2016 Print Comment 3 Evaluating 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s by Adam C Engst If you have a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus are you familiar with Apple s new 3D Touch gesture It s like Force Touch on an Apple Watch but where Force Touch is associated with the entire screen 3D Touch is connected with a particular interface element And where Force Touch presents a menu for the watch screen you re looking at 3D Touch can provide either a quick actions view or a peek and pop content preview both of which are contextual to where you made the 3D Touch In a post from late last year Raluca Budiu of Nielsen Norman Group explains the benefits of 3D Touch and while acknowledging the significant challenges the new gesture faces she encourages iOS developers to support the feature so we users have a chance to learn it if too few apps support 3D Touch we will be disappointed too many times to build the gesture into our usage patterns follow link Comments about Evaluating 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s Comments are closed Lewis Butler 2016 01 05 10 32 I use 3D touch a lot on my iPhone though rarely on the springboard Where I use it most is to switch apps 3D touch on left side and slide and to use the keyboard as a trackpad This last is the problem though because sometimes and often enough to be annoying this gesture does not work I ve had for example iMessages where I used

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  • iPad Pro Shows the Promise of iOS Productivity
    had to search for an alternative After trying Apple s Pages Microsoft Word and Quip I settled on Markdown friendly Byword I got a surprise however when I tried writing with the iPad Pro in a portrait instead of a landscape orientation Google Docs functioned better in this position after I experimented a bit with text size since I could fit a lot more of a document on the screen than I could in landscape mode Such an orientation is a writer s dream particularly with documents that have embedded images This also works well for other apps that are basically streams of text such as the Slack collaboration app that more and more organizations are using Such apps need to be upgraded for the iPad Pro s display however so they don t look vaguely blurry with overly enlarged interface elements not unlike an iPhone app looks when it s running on an iPad in 2X mode At the moment Facebook looks dreadful on the iPad Pro regardless of orientation Split View in portrait mode works surprisingly well too with the caveat that equal size panes aren t possible The pane on the left has to be wider than the one on the right This happened to work well for me since I could have a primary word processing pane on the left with a secondary Evernote or Slack pane beside it The other problem of course is figuring out how to prop up the tablet most third party tablet docks and stands are not designed for such a super tall device and become unstable in such an arrangement But I happened to have a third party keyboard Zagg s Messenger Universal with a built in device stand that performed splendidly in this regard Other iOS 9 capabilities like Slide Over and Picture in Picture also work wonderfully on the iPad s screen but seem less interesting from the productivity standpoint Great Entertainer The iPad Pro is not surprisingly a great device for video streaming As I powered through Netflix s fine series Jessica Jones the moving images seemed cinematic and I dispensed with my Bluetooth earphones since the audio emanating from those four speakers sounded so terrific As I washed dishes with the tablet resting on a window sill above the sink the sound filled the kitchen and was audible even over the sound of running water The iPad Pro also is superb for reading ebooks Landscape mode is a good way to go here mimicking a printed book with its facing pages The tablet is of course a bit of a beast for those who like to read while lying in bed with a device held over their heads and forget about holding it in one hand for long but it s great if you sit up in bed with the device nestled in your lap This tablet truly came into its own as a comic book reader Older iPads like the iPad Air models do a serviceable job of displaying a comic book s pages but on an iPad Pro such comics are closer to the size of the printed comics and look spectacular in portrait or landscape mode The iPad Pro a bit unexpectedly deepened my interest in image editing even though I had already been using iPads quite a bit in this capacity I d never bothered with fancier image editing apps such as Pixelmator pictured below Enlight Adobe Photoshop Fix and Adobe Photoshop Mix But with photos blown up big on the iPad Pro s screen I felt compelled to do more with them and I set out to augment my image editing toolkit I m not a gamer but I tried a few free titles such as Warhammer 40 000 Freeblade and Rayman Adventures and I was amazed by how nice they looked on the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard There was a bit of snickering when Apple announced the 169 Smart Keyboard which links to the iPad Pro via a proprietary Smart Connector because that has been Microsoft s approach with its Surface devices and their companion keyboard covers for years Apple which had long left physical iPad keyboards to third party accessory makers had seemingly caved The Smart Keyboard however is great news for iPad users who don t like using the iPad s on screen keyboard even though in the case of the iPad Pro the virtual keyboard has approximately the size and key spacing of a full size physical keyboard But I m not crazy about the Smart Keyboard It strikes me as a decent first try but a product that will need refining much as the Surface Type Cover needed four generations to reach its fantastic current form The Smart Keyboard is basically a Smart Cover with a keyboard attached When closed the accessory looks just like such a cover except for a bulge where the keyboard is located The Smart Keyboard attaches magnetically to one of the iPad s long edges as a Smart Cover does but incorporates three pins corresponding to Smart Connector contacts When deployed which is a bit of a production the Smart Cover folds into a triangle behind the iPad just as a Smart Cover does in order to create a stand and the keyboard portion rests before the user The key caps are not exposed in the typical fashion but covered with a fabric that is said to protect against spills I never worked up the courage to test this by dumping soda on it and keeps the key caps from detaching and getting lost a perennial issue with iPad keyboard cases in my experience The harsh feel of this keyboard takes some getting used to It likely won t seem like any keyboard you ve used before and you will have to give yourself at least an hour or two to begin typing with confidence I managed to do this eventually but never liked how the keyboard felt compared to conventional

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  • Dealing with Inexplicable Apple Error Messages
    connect to Store Purchases potentially due to a firewall misconfiguration Again I m not alone in this a number of people have been asking about it on TidBITS Talk as well In this case I don t believe iTunes is lying but at least for me the error dialog has appeared on its own not in response to any action I ve initiated And of course I haven t changed anything on my Mac or my network in terms of firewall software so I m sure this isn t related to anything I ve done or could resolve The problem undoubtedly originates somewhere on Apple s servers and while lots of people are seeing the error message it hasn t warranted mention on Apple s System Status page That page is always worth checking if you re having trouble with Apple s online services Similarly as a number of people noted after this article was published initially it s not uncommon for a dialog to ask for your iCloud password after you restart your Mac sometimes repeatedly What I really hate is when Messages and FaceTime ask not for my iCloud password since I have two step verification turned on but for an app specific password which I have of course given them in the past If you re running into this problem after restart and see no reason why you should be prompted for your password my advice is to click the Cancel button or press Escape to dismiss the password request perhaps even a couple of times Once things have settled down after startup if you re still getting the requests enter your iCloud password Only occasionally have I had to recreate app specific passwords for Messages and FaceTime most of the time they realize that they re already authenticated after a bit I m quite perturbed about these random password requests because they train users to enter their passwords even when no action has been taken to prompt the request That s terrible from a security perspective users should be asked for passwords infrequently enough that they should be a little suspicious if a request comes at an odd time or without a good reason Again if you re seeing these errors you re not alone you ve done nothing wrong and you can t do anything to resolve the problem Your best course of action is to shrug move past the error and get on with your day I sincerely hope Apple s engineers are working to fix these problems minor as they are so they stop wasting our time and smudging Apple s reputation for quality software PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7 make PDF editing easy Review and mark up your PDFs fill and sign forms and even export PDFs to Word format Signing is now easier you can view the OCR text layer and more Try editing your PDFs today http smle us pdfpen 7 tb Comments about Dealing with Inexplicable Apple Error Messages Comments are closed John Baxter 2015 12 10 16 48 I most often see the Touch ID requires your password after 48 hours when dealing with an alarm the morning after I set the alarm in the evening clearly less than 48 hours after unlocking with Touch ID Worse in that context and some others which may be legitimately after more than 48 hours while the keyboard appears it does not register taps on the keys I power cycle the phone to recover which does the job of the alarm very well as I wind up awake I haven t seen the problem since installing iOS 9 2 iPhone 6 Adam Engst 2015 12 11 09 45 Interesting I set alarms sometimes and not others but haven t noticed a correlation between the spurious message and an alarm yet I ll keep an eye out The keypad not accepting input seems like a serious problem being forced to power cycle could result in data loss Mike Weasner 2015 12 10 16 50 I also see these same error messages The iTunes error is especially bogus since I can connect to the store Given the errors that I see in iCloud calendar mail contacts notes I have to wonder if there is still a lot of legacy MobileMe code lying around in Apple products and services Adam Engst 2015 12 11 09 46 Or Mac code Or iTools code Peter Sidell 2015 12 10 16 51 Now my iPhone is asking for my iCloud password two or three times daily The every 48 hour requirement for the passcode is annoying and now I see an error since I don t go more than a few hours without using the touch ID I have seen Apple become significantly less user friendly Now takes hours to set up a new iPhone And Photos for Aperture give me a break Michael E Cohen 2015 12 10 17 30 I too have seen the iTunes store connection message In my experience it seems to happen if I have been playing something from Apple Music have paused it and then let the Mac go to sleep I then see the message when my Mac wakes I dismiss the message and iTunes apparently reconnects just fine since I can start the playback from where I paused it before sleeping the Mac Remarksman 2015 12 11 17 16 I think you might be on to something seems to approximate my experiences With iTunes 12 3 1 23 and OS X 10 11 1 Simon 2015 12 15 01 52 I can assure you I m seeing the same bogus iTunes error messages and I never use iTunes to play music In my case iTunes gets used for iPhone syncing only I notice the error message tends to come up when switching networks At home I m on wifi I then close the lid hence sleeping the MacBook and take it to the lab where I work At the lab I connect it to a monitor and USB peripherals including one Apple Fast Ethernet USB dongle and it wakes from sleep in clamshell mode connected to my work s Gigabit network After roughly a minute or so the iTunes error message comes up It s not entirely 100 reproducible though Sometimes the error appears after this procedure sometimes it doesn t I d expect something on Apple s end eg server side Michael Khaw 2015 12 10 17 49 The Mac App Store occasionally puts up a modal dialog consisting entirely of unreadable glyphs I eventually figured out that it was showing me my email address that I use for my Apple login and wanted me to type in my password I m on Yosemite 10 10 with all available Software Updates applied Adam Engst 2015 12 11 09 46 Ouch I wonder if it s gotten confused about your system language in some way Peter Flint 2015 12 10 23 32 Like many I ve been getting the iTunes connection error too I m reasonably convinced that at least in my case it s related to the latest updates they just pushed out I had never seen this error until two days ago when I ran the updater on my laptop and desktop and almost immediately after that I got the error for the first time It s deeply annoying since iTunes is now not allowing me access to music that I bought and downloaded from the store those tracks are just grayed out Fortunately most of my library comes from CDs I bought and ripped or downloaded from Amazon so I can live with this for now I can only assume Apple is working on this behind the scenes but as always a little more communication from them wouldn t hurt Adam Engst 2015 12 11 09 48 You might try signing out of your iTunes and iCloud accounts and signing back in I ve heard of that solving similar kinds of problems Simon 2015 12 15 01 53 I m afraid it can t be connected to these latest updates at least not alone I have yet to install them and I ve been getting the iTunes error for at least the last two weeks Gilbert ROTH 2015 12 11 05 56 I get occasionally the two messages on my equipment a proof that the problems are not limited to US and Canada as I am living in France Adam Engst 2015 12 11 09 48 Thanks for the confirmation Gilbert If nothing else that tells us that Apple s services aren t generally segmented by geography which could be useful to know at some point Simon 2015 12 15 01 55 I can confirm that As of lately I m working in Sweden and I see the error pop up routinely Regardless of which country s iTunes store I m connected to Norbert E Fuchs 2015 12 11 10 51 Every now and then when I try to delete a file I get the error message The operation cannot be completed because one or more required items can t be found Error code 43 Checking the Apple support pages I was advised to repair permissions and ACLs but this didn t help Force deleting the file using the tool MainMenu works though Dave 2015 12 11 12 23 I ve seen both of those messages in the last few days the 48 hour message a couple times and the iTunes firewall message once I also get iCloud asking for my password at least once a day sometimes more I dismiss it and don t seem to have any issues Most annoyingly the iOS 9 2 update wiped out all the tracks in my Apple Music account They re all still in iCloud but I have to redownload everything Fernando Urbina 2015 12 11 14 02 I ve seen both the TouchID and the iTunes store message I don t set alarms so the TouchID is not related to that I totally agree with you that this lack of polish reflects bad on Apple I remember having worked there for a long time that in the late 2000 s you couldn t get a product out if someone said it lacked polish That mantra seems to have gone out the window in a lot of cases Simon 2015 12 15 02 01 I can only second that Lately Apple has displayed a lack of polish no care for detail and in general poor QA QC When you dare to mention these developments on Mac websites you will often encounter hostile responses FTR this is in no way directed towards the great people who run TidBITS Of course some people will deny there has been any change at all and that the new Apple is a total myth As far as I m concerned they can go on to shill for Apple or which ever other company they chose I along with many other knowledgable Mac users know that things have changed No amount of shouting can distract from plain and simple facts We also know that for Apple and the Mac to be truly successful Apple needs not more propaganda shilling or denial but rather just plain and simple quality The best thing to do is remind them that that s why we started using their products in the first place Frans Moquette 2015 12 11 14 35 The problems with these messages is that they open Mac and iOS users to attacks by malware A maliciously crafted website or piece of software that passed the scrutiny of Apple s admission process which we now know is not perfect could pop up a similar message Entering your password could then have implications you can t just shrug off The big question of course is how can you tell it s a legitimate message The first thing I do with these messages is just dismiss them Most of the time this has no consequences and everything just keeps working Only if I notice something doesn t work will I re enter my password by selecting the appropriate and known login option Perhaps I m a bit paranoid Adam Engst 2015 12 11 15 08 I agree it s a problem I m not too worried about the password requests being actually related to malware in the vast vast majority of cases Bu as we become ever more inured to entering the password for no apparent reason when such malware does hit and such things have happened many people will unwittingly give it a password without thinking twice So I think canceling such requests when you haven t made an action to initiate them isn t a bad thing to do at all If authentication is really necessary you ll be asked again Simon 2015 12 15 02 09 I absolutely agree with what you say Multiple password prompts without the user being able to understand why and where they re coming from is dangerous IMHO it s a matter of time until exactly this kind of behavior is exploited for a social engineering attack JB 2015 12 11 14 44 I ve seen this over and over again since I bought the iPhone 6s The part about the touch screen being dead is the most alarming since if you can t enter anything you ve effectively lost everything I had to turn TouchID off for a month or so for this reason I ve also had the almost daily it s been 48 hours message Adam Engst 2015 12 11 15 04 Hopefully the workaround I added to the article about sleeping and waking the iPhone a couple of times will let you avoid restarting Tom L 2015 12 11 15 05 Just an FWIW I too have been getting these false 48 hour TouchID errors and I use a complex passphrase not a 4 digit passcode and I don t use alarms that much It s very annoying as in ALL cases it s definitely not 48 hours usually more like 8 10 hours since last TouchID use Steven Fisher 2015 12 11 16 59 I love that you guys are all complaining about having to do what I have to do every time I want to unlock my iPhone 5 No seriously I get it But it s still amusing Adam Engst 2015 12 14 10 22 We re just trying make you feel good about your reliable iPhone Eric Welch 2015 12 11 21 14 Just today I started getting a message every time I launch 1Password5 with Spotlight It says it s an app downloaded from the Internet and asks if I want to open it No problem the first time But every single time And if I start it from the Applications folder or the Dock it doesn t do it Also Safari stopped loading pages normally Firefox is fine I sure with MSFT would fix office so I could go to El Capitan PMR 2015 12 11 23 38 I just installed the 2015 006 Security Update to Yosemite and this fixed problems connecting to iTunes that showed up after the 2015 005 update Graeme Challis 2015 12 12 00 19 Have seen the iTunes cannot connect to Store Purchases many times this week while on a Mac which was very busy on the network doing iTunes Match updates In my imagination I decided it was because some query from one end wasn t answered quickly enough from the other No noticeable effect anyway so happy to ignore it Steve Sorbo 2015 12 12 01 41 I ve been getting this one lately Sorry system error occurred unimplemented trap To temporarily turn off extensions restar and hold down the shift key Guy Hermann 2015 12 12 07 22 I have been dealing with the The iPhone cannot be backed up because the iPhone disconnected error in iTunes for a month now Most of the time it will not back up to my computer Deleting old backups works for some people but there is no consistent fix and no response from Apple that I can find Annoying Alan Ralph 2015 12 12 09 26 I ve seen that iTunes message on my parents iMac but not at all on mine Then again theirs is still running Mavericks so I m wondering if it might be time to do the upgrade to El Capitan for them Bjorn Ahlen 2015 12 12 12 14 I am also frustrated with the frequent 48 hours bug but my 1 pet peeve for the last many months is seeing my iPhone freeze for up to a minute in the middle of say going through voice mails or doing anything else with nothing compute or communications intensive running This happens also on the iPad and has been a problem since at least 9 0 I was hoping the latest 2 update would fix it but noooooo Apple definitely seems to have a systemic problem with software quality since management changed in that area Such changes are always difficult but now it s time to review the situation Do we need a White House petition for this O Phil Davis 2015 12 12 13 09 The arrogance of 20something Apple Software Geeks in Cupertino is 100 They do not use logic or any kind of common sense ie unable to change font size in Notes WHY NOT copy paste unchanged since 1995 WhY NOT Adam Engst 2015 12 14 10 34 That strikes me as very very wrong I would recommend first making backups in both iCloud and iTunes for safety s sake also make sure all photos are on the Mac and then wiping the iPhone with Settings General Erase All Content and Settings Then restore from backup when setting it back up If that doesn t work it very well may be a hardware problem Tom Serkowski 2015

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  • iPhone iPad iPod
    charging their tablets stop responding and show only a black screen Apple says that it s investigating the issue but in the meantime the company recommends forcing a restart if your iPad Pro is locked up which you can do by holding the Sleep Wake and Home buttons until you see an Apple logo 23 Nov 2015 1 comment Comment on this link Type2Phone 3 0 Updates the user interface and improves keyboard shortcuts for the utility that lets you type on your iOS devices from your Mac 9 99 new free update 0 6 MB by Agen G N Schmitz 16 Nov 2015 NetNewsWire Updates Solid But Fail to Impress NetNewsWire was the king of Apple centric RSS readers long ago but has lately been overshadowed by the likes of Feedly and Reeder Now publisher Black Pixel has revived the newsreader app for the iPhone iPad Mac and even the Apple TV But these apps feel like also rans in their current forms by Julio Ojeda Zapata 12 Nov 2015 2 comments iPad Pro Goes on Sale This Week Apple s big iPad Pro goes on sale Wednesday along with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories by Josh Centers 09 Nov 2015 Listen Turn Live Photos into GIFs for Wider Sharing The new Live Photos feature in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus transforms pictures into mini videos but these creations can be shared only with other iOS and Mac users and not even always then Turning Live Photos into animated GIFs allows for a wider audience by Julio Ojeda Zapata 04 Nov 2015 1 comment Take Control Books Catch Up with Apple Releases When Apple pushes out major new operating systems we at Take Control concentrate on discovering and documenting Apple s changes Our current batch of new titles looks at El Capitan and iOS 9 along with sub topics like iCloud Apple Mail Photos troubleshooting networking and more by Adam C Engst 02 Nov 2015 Listen Turn on Wi Fi Calling in iOS 9 With the release of iOS 9 more cellular carriers have enabled Wi Fi Calling including one of America s largest AT T The other big carrier Verizon is soon to follow Here s a rundown by Glenn Fleishman 28 Oct 2015 Listen 19 comments Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanners Save your business time and money with our easy to use small ScanSnap Scanner line Eliminate paper piles by scanning documents business cards and receipts Visit us at http budurl me sstb iOS 9 1 Improves Live Photos Apart from an improvement to Live Photos for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users and more emoji iOS 9 1 focuses on bug fixes none of which are particularly notable by Adam C Engst 21 Oct 2015 Listen 1 comment Using Content Reminders in iOS 9 In iOS 9 Siri can now remind you of things you re viewing on the screen Josh Centers explains why this feature is useful and how it helped reduce stress while

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  • Apple Developing Fortieth Anniversary Mac
    displaying the traditional mouse pointer whenever one is detected and providing fluid control of OS X apps In iOS apps keyboard interaction will work just as the Smart Keyboard does on the iPad Pro today taking over for the onscreen keyboard as appropriate Speaking of the keyboard the Fortieth Anniversary Mac is taking another page from the Twentieth Anniversary Mac whose keyboard had leather palm rests and a built in trackpad The Fortieth Anniversary Mac s wireless keyboard will closely resemble today s current Magic Keyboard but with a tray that slides out from underneath the keyboard to provide a Force Touch capable trackpad and palm rests And like the iPad Pro you can use the Apple Pencil to draw and write directly on the Fortieth Anniversary Mac s screen the Apple Pencil will also work on the built in trackpad While some will see the melding of the mouse and keyboard with touch based interactions as an unholy chimera of interface design changes to OS X s bundled apps over the past few releases mean that Messages and Calendar for instance already look and work basically the same on the two platforms And with features like OS X s Launchpad bringing even basic iOS and Mac interaction closer together many users probably won t find the merger awkward Also keep in mind that with a January 2017 release date there will be time for Apple to further tweak multitasking features in OS X 10 12 currently codenamed Tiburon and iOS 10 so when they come together on the Fortieth Anniversary Mac it shouldn t seem too strange That said Fortieth Anniversary Mac users will have to make some accommodations to use Mac apps Only apps sold through the Mac App Store will be able to run on the Fortieth Anniversary Mac which enables Apple to require certain features such as the necessary support for Split View when a Mac and an iOS app need to share the screen and to ensure that the apps avoid private frameworks that aren t compatible with the A10X processor that s slated to succeed the A9X used in today s iPad Pro While the 12 9 inch iPad Pro has 4 GB of RAM the Fortieth Anniversary Mac will sport 8 GB of DDR4 1 RAM putting it on par with most entry level Macs Two features from the iPad world will make their way to the Fortieth Anniversary Mac as well The standard Home button with Touch ID is present and all Mac apps will accept Touch ID in lieu of passwords And like recent iPhones you ll be able to issue commands to Siri without pressing a button A new TalkKit API will allow both Mac and iOS apps to register their own commands and reactions with Siri although Apple will be paying close attention to those during app review in order to prevent Siri from acting in ways Apple deems unseemly In terms of other specs the Fortieth Anniversary Mac

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  • Generate Relaxing Background Sounds with Noizio
    Waves River Stream Summer Night Sunny Day Deep Space Sailing Yacht Inside Train On The Farm Wind Chimes and Blue Whales Click a sound s icon to enable or disable it and move its slider to set how loud the sound should be You might like just one of these sounds but what sets Noizio apart is that you can combine multiple options into a personalized mixture even blending the different sounds at different levels It s easy to save and switch between these soundscapes I must confess a certain lack of variability in my own usage My preferred mixture is heavy on the bird songs in Sunny Day with about half a dose of On The Farm and just a touch of a creek in the distance courtesy of River Stream At least to my ears it sounds great when I close my eyes it s easy to imagine the chickens scratching for bugs in the dirt and the cows ambling through the field below the house While writing this article I created another mixture that combines October Rain Thunderstorm and Summer Night but all those water sounds make me want to visit the bathroom I m also testing a mixture that s mostly Campfire with just a few of the cicadas from Summer Night thrown in but I find myself yawning when it s on But that s just me Some people will undoubtedly like the muted bustle of Coffee House or the repetitive clickety clack of Inside Train And those with some ocean experience might appreciate a combination of Sea Waves and Sailing Yacht Some of the reviewers on the Mac App Store complain about gaps in the loops but I haven t noticed any issues there Perhaps I m not listening hard enough but then again not listening carefully is sort of the point The loops themselves vary in length from about 15 seconds to over 6 minutes so combining them ensures that the resulting mixture is even more random Developer Kyrylo Kovalin has done a nice job with Noizio s interface On the Mac it installs as a menu bar icon and clicking it displays a popover underneath Big buttons on the top let you manage your saved mixtures and access settings for whether or not the app should start at login show in the Dock and start playing immediately after launch The vertically oriented interface feels a little constrained on the Mac but lends itself perfectly to the iPhone screen Speaking of the iOS version there s a feature that automatically pauses playback at a particular time which is handy if you use your iPhone as a sleep aid The only thing the iOS version of Noizio lacks is an option to save mixtures It might be nice to be able to add new sounds but that would likely require more programming effort than such a simple app warrants Those interested in spelunking through Noizio s app package will discover that the app is

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  • iTunes Must Die: The Song (and Petition)
    Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 11 Feb 2016 Print Comment 5 iTunes Must Die The Song and Petition by Josh Centers Over the years we ve shared numerous lamentations about the myriad problems with iTunes The latest person to lend his voice literally to the cause is well known author and musician Bob Dr Mac LeVitus who has recorded the song iTunes Must Die in conjunction with an iTunes Must Die petition You can preview it for free on CD Baby and if you want your own copy it s available for 0 99 from Amazon CD Baby and Google Play though not yet from the iTunes Store Hmm follow link Comments about iTunes Must Die The Song and Petition Comments are closed John Hankwitz 2016 02 11 12 33 It s always sad to see people promoting their negative mental attitudes If they don t like what they bought switch to the competition I have enough problems handling my own problems and don t need to have their problems pushed onto me let alone spending a buck to hear more about it boblevitus 2016 02 11 19 26 Oh John But it s a great song it s got a terrific beat and you can dance to it And there s no real competition to switch

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  • New Yorker Spills the Beans on the Next OS X Release
    Media Creation Networking Opinion Problem Solving Safe Computing Tech News Watchlist Weekly Issues Issue 1317 18 Apr 16 1316 11 Apr 16 1315 04 Apr 16 1314 28 Mar 16 1313 21 Mar 16 1312 14 Mar 16 1311 07 Mar 16 1310 29 Feb 16 1309 22 Feb 16 Back Issues About TidBITS About Us Advertise Contact Copyright Privacy TidBITS Members Smile ScanSnap Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 x Welcome to TidBITS We make our articles available via RSS and in a weekly curated email newsletter You can also support our work by becoming a member and receive several benefits Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 26 Jan 2016 Print Comment 2 New Yorker Spills the Beans on the Next OS X Release by Michael E Cohen Writing for The New Yorker with tongue firmly planted in cheek Greg Tannen channels what Apple s release note writers really want to say in a joke piece about the upcoming OS X Haleakalā No don t bother trying to spell it

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