In Case You Missed It - 8-28-2015

In Case You Missed It

There is always so much going on in the world of technology and Apple, that sometimes things fall between the cracks. There are also so many different places to get news about Apple it can be overwhelming at times, this is a list of some stories you could have missed. Just wanted to toss them in your direction.

New or old, just in case you missed them.

Dr. Dre & Apple Address Dre Abuse Accusations

The release of “Straight Outta Compton,” a film detailing Hip-Hop group N.W.A.’s history brought the spotlight back to old accusations involving Dr. Dre physically abusing women. Dre has now made statements regarding his checkered past.

While these are horrible situations and Dre was obviously not the best human years ago, it is obvious that he is a changed man. Read more at the link below.

via MacTrast - Link

Apple Music Festival Arriving in September for Ten Nights at London’s Roundhouse

The Apple Music Festival will be at London's Roundhouse for 10 nights, September 19 - 28. Headlining the festival will be performances from Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence and The Machine, and Disclosure.

Performances will be broadcast live on Apple Music, iTunes, and through the Apple Music Festival channel on Apple TV.

via MacStories - Link

Tennessee Teen Uses Siri to Save His Life After Being Pinned by Truck

Sam Ray was working underneath his truck over a month ago when it fell and pinned him. Read the amazing story of how a young man used Siri to get help and probably save his life.

“This arm was above my head, tangled up,” he said. “I know it was on the exhaust because it was burnt from here up.”

Ray is currently recovering from his injuries. And you thought Siri was only for jokes and bad dictation....

via ABCNews - Link

Apple's Tim Cook Says Student Have Right to ‘Great Public Education’

Apple is part of the White House initiative known as ConnectED. The goal of the program is to connect 99 percent of U.S. schools to good technology.

Cook, speaking to Good Morning America said, “I think technology has to be a key part [of education] and that’s why we’re here. Too many times today kids aren't given the right for a great public education and this isn't right. It's not fair."

Tim Cook has changed much of what people thought of Apple over the last few years. One thing he hasn't changed is its place in education. Even if he is ramping up its involvement.

via ABCNews - Link

New Apple Music Ads

via YouTube

The Class Apple Geek Weekend Round-up 8-23-15

Here is a round up of links to some of the best Apple content on the web for students and academics.

Keeping up with so many great sites is never easy, doing it while in school is even a bigger challenge. My hope is to keep you informed in the area of Apple for students while leaving plenty of time for what matters to you most, your education.

WiFi Sync back to Papers with version 3.3.0

Until recently you could only sync your research library, no matter how large, via Dropbox to Papers on iOS. Now, with Papers 3.3.0, Wi-Fi sync is back.

via Ruminating… Link

The Tools & Toys Guide to Writing with an iPad

Everything you need to get writing done on your iPad

via Tools & Toys Link

Wi-Fi Assist in iOS 9

Bradley Chamebers highlights a new feature that we may see in iOS 9 called Wi-Fi Assist. Good to know if you are traveling and lose a wi-fi signal.

via Chambers Daily Link

Quickly Paste Clipboard Items While You Type Using Alfred

I find Alfred app launcher and file searcher to be an indispensible tool, not just because of those two functions, but because upgrading to the PowerPack gives you access to workflows, which make it the most powerful of all the launchers. Storing, copying, and pasting clipboard text is another nifty trick it can do.

via Mac Automation Tips Link

1Password 5.5 Brings UI Tweaks and Improvements to Touch ID, Apple Watch App, and Security

If you're not using a password manager, you should. Everyday someone, something, is compromised, it seems and having redundant passwords can make your life, as well as your school life (with financial aid refunds, your identity, etc) become a nightmare. 1Password solves that issue, and with this update, extends its reputation as the best of the best.

via Macstories Link