Week In Review: November 8, 2015

We’re between Apple product launches so a bit of a slower news week. Still plenty of links of note from around the web for the week ending November 8, 2015

  • Did you hear there’s a new Star Trek Series Coming in 2017? The series will be streaming-only through CBS All Access. I’ve heard (unconfirmed) the series will be based on the alternate timeline of the rebooted movies. Alex Kurtzman will serve as executive producer for the new Star Trek TV series, he co-write and produced both of the new Star Trek films.
  • Have you ever wished you could use 1Password at your office or with a team of people? Now you can. 1Password has just announced the beta of 1Password for Teams. You can read more about it on their blog.
  • With the release of Apple TV last week we’re still seeing lots of Apple TV related news. Joe Rossignol at Mac Rumors posted an article jam packed full of Tips, Tricks Siri Remote Shortcuts and Useful Settings
  • As reported by Bryan Chaffin at the Mac Observer, Plex App Arrives for Apple TV. I’ve been a user of Plex for years and I’ve found their implementation on the Apple TV to be one of the best yet. The Plex Team has also given us a nice breakdown of the App on their blog.
  • Fraser Speirs, the Head of Computing and IT at Cedars School of Excellence, the world’s first 1:1 iPad school, had an opportunity to spend some hands on time with the iPad Pro. He discusses the experience on Episode 156 of the Out of School Podcast.
  • We’re heading into one of my busiest times of the year. I suspect many of you feel the same way. Shawn Blanc wrote a nice piece titled How I Stay Sane When Life Feels Extra Busy
  • Thomas Reed writing for MalwareBytes Unpacked (formally of The Safe Mac) reports some disturbing news about popular Mac Software site MacUpdate. Apparently the site is distributing installers that include adware. Worse yet, it might not be an accident. Thomas wonders Has MacUpdate Fallen to the Adware Plague?
  • Marco Arment and David Smith have launched a new development-focused podcast on Relay.fm, Under the Radar. On the show David and Marco will discuss the challenges of being independent iOS developers with topics range from coding and design to trying to make an app a viable business. The show is weekly and will be no more than 30 minutes in length.
  • For you attorneys out there, registration for the 2016 ABA TECHSHOW is now open.
  • Finally this week, I must admit I’m getting very excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’ve reserved my tickets for an 8:45 showing on December 17th. In anticipation, I’ve been going back and re-watching the first six movies (in the proper sequence - IV, V, VI, I, II, III) this Fall. I hoped after time the prequels would grow on me…they haven’t. However, I came across this fan made trailer for the Prequel Trilogy on YouTube. It makes the Prequels look fantastic…not sure if that should worry me or not.