Some folks don’t like OS X Mail, saying it doesn’t have enough “power” features. I’m a regular — and satisfied — user of the Apple app, but have found that you can beef it up with MailButler, the Apple Mail assistant by Feingeist Software GmbH. It simplifies, optimizes and streamlines working with emails.Read More
Due to a lot of work on the Patron Podcast today (available only to supporters of Apple World Today), there wasn't time to work up a script for today's show, so there won't be a text version of this podcast to read. However, you can enjoy the recorded version, which Steve ad-libbed! Today's news includes:
- Cookie Monster is in a behind-the-scenes video!
- Public betas of iOS and OS X are now available for download
- The FBI's hacking tool only works with the iPhone 5c
- iOS digital forensics expert published a letter to FBI Director James Comey, saying that it release the information about the tool as "keeping an exploit secret is impossible" and Apple would be able to fix that
- Microsoft adds power to Outlook for Evernote, Facebook and Wunderlist
- Drop everything; Disney Crossy Road is available
Sometimes Apple news comes from the strangest sources. In this case, Japanese Windows-focused magazine PC User interviewed Apple marketing VP Brian Croll, who told the interviewer that Notes will gain the ability to capture or import notes from Evernote with the release of OS X 10.11.4. This feature will probably be found in the iOS 9.3 version of the app as well.Read More
A short AWT News Update today on a slow October news day...
- Evernote, once a darling of tech investors everywhere, is apparently having issues with finances
- Apple CEO Tim Cook tells BuzzFeed a universal search API for Apple TV is on the way
Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,141,698) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a semantic note-taking system that could be a competitor to the popular Evernote app. Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.Read More
With just a few weeks left until we're able to get our hands on Apple Watches -- for try-on purposes, of course - a number of iOS apps are being updated to provide support for the Watch. At the present time, Apple Watch apps are part of existing iPhone apps since the iPhone provides the brain power for the app while the Watch provides a simple user interface. Apple says that eventually apps that run solely on the Watch will be provided as well, but that day may be far off.Read More