Katie's Week in Review: July 17, 2016

My apologies for skipping the Week in Review last week, but I had a fabulous time at my brother’s wedding. To make up for it, I have a little extra content this week, so without further delay, here are the links of note for the week ending July 17, 2016:

  • This week we saw a leaked video that allegedly shows the iPhone 7 rear casing. As noted by Juli Clover of MacRumors, the design features no headphone jack and a larger camera hole that may accommodate an improved image sensor.
  • Eddie Cue spoke with Natalie Jarvey of the Hollywood Reporter and shared some insight about future plans for the Apple TV and thoughts on video streaming services. Among other things, Cue says Apple isn’t in the business of trying to create TV shows but is open to “helping guide them and make suggestions.”
  • Apple has released public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Although I recommend extreme caution when installing betas (and I suggest you don’t do this on any machine you rely on) Serenity Caldwell and Lory Gil of iMore has released guides on how to install iOS 10 and macOS Sierra public betas. If you decide to play with the beta, Jason Snell of Six Colors has 7 things to try in the macOS beta.
  • If you weren’t able to attend WWDC, Apple has released the videos of the sessions along with searchable transcripts. Watch and enjoy!
  • A new piece of Mac malware has been discovered. Thomas Reed writing for the Malwarebytes blog explains that this new malware is in the form of a fake document converter app that actually installs a backdoor to your Mac. As always, download software with caution.
  • Last week Apple announced it was bringing the National Organ Donor Registration to iPhone as part of an update to iOS 10. With the new released iPhone users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor from the Health.app. I’m already registered as an organ donor, but I’ll be updating my information in the Health App as soon as the new OS is released
  • I’m a big fan of two-factor authentication and try to enable it for all my apps and services. Recently Apple has changed the way they implement two-factor authentication. If you’re using the old system (a four digit code delivered via push notification or SMS) you may want to update to the new and improved method. If your confused (as I was) have no fear, Dan Moren writing at Six Colors walks you through the process.
  • This week Pokémon Go! swept across the world. I’m not a big gamer and have never had much of an interest in Pokémon, but it seems to be all the Internet can talk about. If your curious about what the rage is all about, Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil and Jen Karner of iMore have created a Beginner’s guide on how to play Pokémon Go.
  • My thanks to MailButler for sponsoring KatieFloyd.com this week. MailButler is an add-on, which adds many great productivity boosting features to your Apple Mail. If you’re interested in promoting your App or service through a RSS sponsorship of this site, you can learn more here.
  • Finally, Stephen Hackett (who is our guest next week on MPU) has continued his video series. This time Stephen reviews 7 old Apple notebooks in 6 minutes.