In this week’s issue of TidBITS, we traverse a wide variety of topics. Apple has combined its developer programs for OS X, iOS, and Safari into one convenient package. Josh Centers describes three alternative ways to wear your Apple Watch Sport and examines the Robinhood stock trading app for the iPhone. Dan Moren joins us to explain how Doodle can make scheduling meetings a snap, and Steve McCabe tells us about his Apple Pay experiences around the world. We also bring you news of the SummerFest 2015 software sale and welcome a new sponsor: Bushel, a cloud-based service that simplifies Apple device management for small organizations. Finally, TidBITS newcomer Alexandre Leroux explains how to unlock the full potential of the iTunes visualizer in our latest FunBITS installment. Due to many developers being in San Francisco for WWDC last week, the only notable software release this week is GraphicConverter 9.7.
Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Bushel, the cloud-based mobile device management solution for Apple devices in the workplace.
A group of small software companies have banded together to offer their writing-focused apps at 25 percent off in a SummerFest 2015 sale, and we’ve included our Take Control books in the sale.
Apple has combined its Mac, iOS, and Safari Developer Programs into the new Apple Developer Program, in essence halving the price for those who develop for both OS X and iOS.
Trying to figure out exactly when people are available for a get-together, meeting, or other event can be a pain. Doodle aims to make it a lot easier, and it mostly succeeds.
The TidBITS crew has discovered some alternative ways to wear your Apple Watch Sport. Try them out and see how you like them!
Robinhood for the iPhone makes stock trading both easy and free. Josh Centers reviews the app and its limitations.
Steve McCabe tries to Apple Pay his way around the world, and turns up some interesting challenges along the way.
The iTunes visualizer might be the most powerful creative tool you don’t know about. Alexandre Leroux explains how to unlock its full potential.
Due to many developers being in San Francisco for WWDC last week, the only notable software release this week is GraphicConverter 9.7.
In ExtraBITS this week, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber talks to Apple’s Phil Schiller, while Mashable’s Christina Warren talks to Apple CEO Tim Cook. We revisit After Dark’s flying toasters, warn you of a scary iOS security vulnerability, and alert you to this year’s Apple Design Award winners.