Font Stories May 26, 2016
Font Stories May 20, 2015
Apple is currently planning to use the new system font developed for the Apple Watch to refresh the looks of iPads, iPhones, and Macs running iOS 9 “Monarch” and OS X 10.11 “Gala,” according to sources with knowledge of the preparations. Current plans call for the Apple-designed San Francisco font to replace Helvetica Neue, which came to iOS 7 in 2013 and OS X Yosemite just last year, beginning with a June debut at WWDC…
Font Stories January 28, 2015
GitHub repository for installing Apple Watch ‘San Francisco’ font on Mac removed after takedown notice
When Apple released WatchKit in November giving developers time to prepare apps for the upcoming Apple Watch, it included the custom San Francisco font displayed on the Watch. Shortly after, instructions appeared on GitHub showing how to install the San Francisco font from the Apple Watch onto a Mac with OS X Yosemite since Apple changed the system font from Lucida Grande to Helvetica.
Unfortunately (but unsurprisingly), it appears that someone (Apple?) has forced that project to be removed from GitHub citing copyright issues since Apple owns the San Francisco font and distributes it only for use with Apple Watch, due out in April.
The page now reads: “This repository is currently disabled due to a DMCA takedown notice.” A copy of the apparent takedown notice shared here is available below:
Font Stories November 19, 2014
How to use the Apple Watch font as the system font on OS X Yosemite
As part of the WatchKit resources, which can be freely downloaded by anyone at Apple’s website, the company released the font it uses on Apple Watch, called San Francisco.
With Yosemite, Apple changed the system font from Lucida Grande to Helvetica, the font used on iOS. This caused some backlash amongst the designer community who detested the change of typeface. The Apple Watch font has been widely praised, leading some people to speculate whether it will become the default on iOS or OS X anytime soon. A user on GitHub has posted instructions on how to try out San Francisco on your Mac today, with some basic changes.
Font Stories March 8, 2014
Font Studio from Paolo Quadrani is a Mac app that allows you to modify and customize fonts. It provides you with the ability to create a range of font styles. It also includes in impressive collection of fonts that can be customized, saved and organized. In this article we will discuss scenarios in which this app can be useful, how the app works, and what you should expect if you purchase it.
Font Stories June 6, 2012
MacUpdate has one of the better bundles we’ve seen on a wide-ranging set of Mac software. If you are like us and getting a new MacBook next week, you can load it up with software: You are getting a solid deal with the Parallels 7 headliner ($30 off retail), but then you get some great apps up and down the lineup basically for free including:
1) Parallels Desktop 7 ($79.99) 2) BusyCal ($49.99) (first 10,000 bundles) 3) ScreenFlow 3 ($99.00) 4) Civilization V ($39.99) Gods & Kings expansion pack for just $20 5) Jaksta ($49.95) 6) Espionage 3 ($19.99) 7) Attachment Tamer 3 ($14.99) 8) Speed Download 5 ($25.00) 9) KeyCue 6 ($28) 10) A Better Finder Rename 9 ($19.95) 11) My Living Desktop 5 ($29.95)
The total value is $456.80 — MacUpdate is $49.99, as always.
Full release follows:
Font Stories June 5, 2012
Font Stories June 4, 2012
iPhone hacker Chpwn (Grant Paul) now interning at Facebook
It almost seems like Facebook is trying to hack together a Facebook phone with Apple people over there or something.
- Leaked next-generation iPhone parts match up with internally tested iPhones with larger screens (9to5mac.com)
- Lengthy profile on famed jailbreaker Geohot from The New Yorker (9to5mac.com)