After Apple saw its first financial turmoil in over a decade, CEO Tim Cook sat down for a TV interview with CNBC’s boisterous Jim Cramer, seeking to reassure investors and customers. Netflix feels the pain of your mobile data cap and has begun throttling bandwidth usage on cellular connections. Glenn Fleishman explains why Netflix is trying to save you from network overage fees, and how to disable the throttle if you wish. Adam Engst returns from the road to review Google Flights, a slick travel-planning tool. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers takes a hard look at the Apple TV App Store six months after launch, talking with developers to find out where the apps are. Finally, for TidBITS members, Chapter 10 of Glenn Fleishman’s “Take Control of Slack Basics” covers Slack integrations, including the built-in Slackbot virtual assistant. Notable software releases this week include iFlicks 2.4, Hazel 4.0.1, Quicken 2016 for Mac 3.3.1, and Capto 1.0.
As Apple comes under fire from financial analysts, CEO Tim Cook talks to Mad Money’s Jim Cramer to tell Apple’s side of the story.
Ostensibly to save its subscribers from overage charges, Netflix has updated its mobile apps to include a default 600 Kbps streaming rate limit, but you can override the setting.
Two things that distinguish Slack from other chat platforms are its built-in virtual assistant Slackbot and integrations that let Slack tie into third-party services. Glenn Fleishman explains both in this week’s chapter.
If you haven’t used Google Flights when looking for inexpensive airfares, give it a try. Adam Engst took it for a spin and found its interface fast, efficient, and elegant.
Six months in, the tvOS ecosystem feels a bit empty. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers investigates to find out why.
Notable software releases this week include iFlicks 2.4, Hazel 4.0.1, Quicken 2016 for Mac 3.3.1, and Capto 1.0.
This week in ExtraBITS, Apple finds itself at a crossroads when it comes to podcasting, as big-name podcasters demand changes, but developer and podcaster Marco Arment warns colleagues to be careful what they wish for. In other news, satellite TV provider Dish is now offering house calls for sick and injured iPhones.