We’re quickly approaching the end of the year and with Christmas and New Years the next two weekends I will be taking the rest of the year off from these “Week in Review” posts to spend time with friends and family. I will continue to save things I find of interest to my Reading List if you want to follow along. Until 2017, here are the links of note for the week ending December 18, 2016:
- AirPods: Your burning questions, answered - Six Colors Apple managed to release a (very) limited number of AirPods that will arrive starting this week. I was lucky enough to be online when they became available and look forward to receiving my AirPods on Wednesday. Until then, Jason Snell has a pair and answers may questions.
- Apple releases updates for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS - Macworld - Bug fixes, new emoji and the TV.app
- Yahoo Says 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked - The New York Times - Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice…is anyone really using Yahoo for services anymore? If you are, it’s time to change your passwords again.
- A Computer for Everything: One Year of iPad Pro – MacStories - Federico Viticci, master of iOS workflows on using the iPad Pro as his primary computer for one year.
- Apple Pulls watchOS 3.1.1 Update After Bricking Complaints - Mac Rumors Thankfully my update went off without any issues, but I know at least one person who had their Apple Watch bricked. It seems that major issues with Apple Software updates are starting to happen frequently enough that I’m holding off updating my family members devices for a week or so until I know there are no major issues. That’s a problem.
- Amazon Debuts App For Shopping on the Apple TV - Mac Rumors Amazon acknowledges the Apple TV exists. I can’t help but wonder whether this might be a sign of future App development? Please can we have the Amazon Prime Video App on Apple TV already?
- Apple fixes MacBook Pro battery life by removing time estimate – Marco.org - Apple also released 10.12.2 which was primarily a bug fix release that supposedly addressed a lot of issues plaguing new MacBook Pro owners. Many are unhappy they removed the battery time remaining estimate, was it because the new machines don’t have nearly the battery life promised? Possibly. I long ago abandoned Apple’s battery menu bar item in favor of ones that offered more functionality. I like FruitJuice or iStat Menus.
- Finally, since this is my last Week in Review post before Christmas I thought I’d leave you with a bit of holiday cheer, Star Trek style. Make it so…