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Dispelling the Apple Services Myth – MacStories
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> Dispelling the Apple Services Myth
> By Ryan Christoffel <https://www.macstories.net/author/ryanchristoffel/>May 3, 2017 — 11:00 EDT
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> Apple is known for its quality hardware and software, but services are another story.
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> Cloud-based services are the future – there's no denying that. And Apple historically has struggled with its cloud offerings. From MobileMe, to the early growing pains of iCloud, to the Apple Maps fiasco, the company gained a poor reputation in the area of services.
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> Only in the last two years has Apple publicly touted services as a core part of its business. Company press releases as recent as May 2015 ended with the following self-definition:
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> Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.
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> There's a lot that feels outdated here, including the fact that both Mac and iPod are highlighted before the iPhone. But one major way this paragraph fails to describe the Apple of today is that the word 'services' is nowhere to be found.
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> Amid a variety of other changes, Apple's current self-definition includes the following:
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> Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud.
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> Services are a key component of modern Apple. The way the company defines itself, along with the numerous services shoutouts in quarterly earnings calls <https://www.macstories.net/tag/earnings/>, prove that.
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> Despite Apple's increased focus on services, the common narrative that the company "can't do services" still hangs around – in online tech circles at least.
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> But is that narrative still true, or has it grown outdated?
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> I want to share how I use Apple services in my everyday life across three important contexts of life:
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> As I work,
> On the go, and
> Around the house.
> My aim is not to perform an in-depth comparison of Apple's cloud offerings and competing products. Though competitors and their features will come up occasionally, the focus here is on my experiences in everyday living – my experiences, not yours. I understand that just because something does or doesn't work for me, the same isn't necessarily true for you. The point of this piece is not to try proving anything; instead, I simply want to assess and share my current experiences with Apple's services.
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> As I Work
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> My work for MacStories consists of researching and writing about Apple, while my day job involves a wide array of different tasks such as public speaking and a variety of administrative functions.
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> iCloud Mail
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> My work day usually begins each morning with email, and iCloud Mail is used both for my day job and my personal correspondence. For years I was a Gmail user, but eventually I left it for iCloud out of a desire to use Apple's Mail app on iOS. Gmail works mostly fine in Mail.app, except that it has never been able to serve push notifications. Whether that's Apple's fault or Google's, I don't know – all I know is that it's a problem.
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> The switch from Gmail to iCloud resulted in minimal noticeable changes. In fact, the only real changes were positive ones. The setup process on new devices was easier because iCloud is baked into iOS; no more need for a separate Google login before things would work properly. And of course, as previously mentioned, after the change I was able to receive push notifications in my app of choice. But there were no negative changes. Apparently I was never a prolific user of Gmail's power user features, because iCloud's lack of said features didn't make a difference to me.
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> In the past I had heard Gmail's spam filtering talked up as more effective than iCloud's, but that anecdote has not proven true for me. I can't remember ever getting spam in my iCloud inbox; and perhaps Gmail was too aggressive at filtering for me anyways, as there were multiple occasions when something was sent to my Gmail spam when it shouldn't have been.
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> I continue to use iCloud Mail with Apple's Mail app, and have found no reason to even consider looking elsewhere. It's been reliable for me, and reliability is key in the area of work.
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> Apple Notes
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> Another app and service that's used heavily in my workday is Apple Notes. Though I recently flirted with the idea of switching to Evernote <https://www.macstories.net/reviews/evernote-8-a-review-and-comparison-with-apple-notes/>, there's too much about Apple Notes that I love.
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> For MacStories, I have notes where I keep track of ideas for upcoming Club MacStories <https://club.macstories.net/> issues, story ideas, and other reference information. I also have several notes that are shared among MacStories team members using iOS 10's collaboration features. I've found Notes to have one of the most simple, easy-to-use forms of text collaboration.
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> Before iOS 9, the syncing in Apple Notes was its biggest liability; now, sync is one of the service's strengths. I've never had data loss or conflicted copies of notes; everything is always synced just as it should be, usually in an instant. Sometimes I'll have a note open on my iPad, then put the device to sleep and work in the same note on my iPhone while on the go. When I get back to my iPad and unlock it, if I'm quick enough I can see the app write over the old contents with my revisions; blink and I've missed it.
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> Rich link previews are one of my favorite little touches in Notes. I keep a database of notes pertaining to different topics where I store quotes, book references, and links to related articles. Rather than being an eyesore in those topical notes, links stand out as one of the more attractive elements of each note. This feature may seem inconsequential, but it's one of the things I missed most when trying out Evernote. I'm hoping that future versions of Notes will adopt the expanded rich link support found in iOS 10's Messages app where tweets, YouTube videos, and other specific types of links receive special formatting inside the app. It makes for a more functional and attractive note.
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> I currently have over 800 notes stored in Apple Notes, and the app hasn't slowed down a bit. While I would appreciate some more power user features and organization options, even without those things, I can optimize the app <https://www.macstories.net/ios/ipad-diaries-optimizing-apple-notes/> so it serves me best.
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> Reading List
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> Safari Reading List is another Apple service I use constantly throughout my workday. I've tried options like Pocket <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-save-articles-and-videos-to-view-later/id309601447?mt=8&uo=4&at=10l6nh&ct=ms_ryan> and Instapaper <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instapaper/id288545208?mt=8&uo=4&at=10l6nh&ct=ms_ryan>, but Reading List remains my favorite. I prefer reading articles in their original native format, enjoying the extra flavor that's found with each website's unique design. And for those rare occasions when a site's ads are overwhelming, I can use the Reader options for a clutter-free reading environment. The fact that Reading List is built-in to Safari is a plus as well.
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> Whether in the full Safari app, or Safari View Controller inside an app like Tweetbot <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tweetbot-4-for-twitter/id1018355599?mt=8&uo=4&at=10l6nh&ct=ms_ryan>, saving articles to Reading List is quick and easy. I use Reading List both to save stories that look interesting, but that I don't have time to read right away, and to save articles related to a news story I'm working on for quick reference. Though alternative read-later services may be more full-featured, Reading List best suits my needs and preferences.
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> iCloud Calendar
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> While I don't have a job that relies heavily on appointments, I do have a handful of meetings that go on the calendar each week. There's not much to say about iCloud Calendar other than that it does what it needs to do. It keeps track of my events, syncs to all my devices, and does so free from hiccups.
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> The one noteworthy feature I enjoy most is Calendar's sharing options. My wife and I each have our own personal calendars in iCloud, and we share those calendars with each other. What makes iCloud's sharing so useful is that we each receive a notification when changes are made to the other person's calendar. So when my wife adds, changes, or deletes an event from her calendar, I get a notification. And when it's my calendar being updated, she gets notified. This is a great feature, particularly in the context of keeping up with work events. If there's a social event one or both of us are going to attend, we'll always discuss that with each other first, but as my often-fluid work schedule changes, my wife being immediately notified means a lot less work on my part; no need to continually communicate those changes to keep her informed. When I've tried setting up similar notifications with Google Calendar in the past, both with native options and using IFTTT <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ifttt/id660944635?mt=8&uo=4&at=10l6nh&ct=ms_ryan>, it was unreliable and ultimately frustrating. iCloud's sharing features have been flawless.
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> iCloud Storage
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> As an iPad-first user, cloud storage is an essential part of my computing. And most of my files live in iCloud. There are issues with iCloud Drive the app – most notably the way its document picker makes navigation difficult by showing all sub-folders – but overall the service works fine. It became a lot easier to use on iOS this past year when the 'Add to … [more]
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may 2017 by jchryss
Britain is embracing diversity. So why are people with disabilities still excluded? | Ian Birrell | Comment is free | The Guardian
Despite great strides in bridging the gap in equality with regards to gender, race and sexuality, disability remains sorely neglected with a 31% gap in the employment rate between those with and without disabilities. A Scope study found that 1 in 3 think of the disabled as less productive and 2 in 3 feel uncomfortable just talking with the disabled.
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november 2015 by KarlLeonard
Sprint uses Super Bowl ad to mock Verizon and AT&T, T-Mo feels neglected
And as usual, John Legere pulls no punches. Although you have to figure they make plenty of money to get by as things stand, it can’t be easy for Sprint and T-Mobile to look up at rivals Verizon and AT&T and see the leading duo exceed their customer bases by such a huge margin. Desperate...

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ARLO GUTHRIE - ALICE'S RESTAURANT LYRICS
They got a building down New York City, it's called Whitehall Street,
Where you walk in, you get injected, inspected, detected, infected,
Neglected and selected. I went down to get my physical examination one
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september 2013 by oog
permafrost
Sometimes, Niall felt like permafrost. And sometimes, Zayn Malik felt like summer.
fic:  one  direction  hurt/comfort:  neglected  type:  hurt/comfort  type:  niall  centric  pairing:  niall/zayn 
may 2013 by eenitsujj
don't call me baby
Niall feels left out of the band? Feels useless or like, not as close as Liam/Zayn and Harry/Louis?
type:  friendship  fic:  one  direction  hurt/comfort:  neglected  type:  hurt/comfort  type:  niall  centric 
march 2013 by eenitsujj
life on the moon
Niall doesn't remember when five turned to four + one, but he knows that he feels left out whenever he sees Harry, Liam, Louis and Zayn cuddling up together without him.
fic:  one  direction  hurt/comfort:  neglected  type:  hurt/comfort  type:  favourite  type:  niall  centric  pairing:  ot5  type:  long  fic 
march 2013 by eenitsujj
Drug companies join forces to combat deadliest tropical diseases
Unusually, some of the companies have agreed to co-operate to try to develop badly needed new drugs. Abbott, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer are working together, under the direction of the public-private partnership DNDi (Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative), on new remedies for worm infections, particularly those causing river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.

All 11 companies have agreed to open up their compound libraries – details of potential drug treatments that have gone through some tests but not found a commercial use – to DNDi, which hopes effective drugs for neglected tropical diseases may be discovered. "It is a very good push in the right direction," said Bernard Pécoul, executive director of DNDi. "We have signed some very specific agreements and we have opened the door to negotiations with other partners."
WHO  MSF  health  commercialism  research  neglected  diseases  DNDi  tropical  disease  collaboration  medecine  gates  foundation 
january 2012 by zzkt
old green door
piękne stare zielone obdrapane drzwi
photography  inspiration  old  neglected  green 
january 2011 by marcinpetruszka

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