Everything Apple announced yesterday in 11 minutes

This is for you if you missed Apple’s Far Out event yesterday. MacRumors Apple today held its annual iPhone-centric event, debuting the iPhone 14, ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max. Apple also introduced the new Apple Watch Series 8 models, a revamped version of the Apple Watch SE, the Apple … Continue reading Everything Apple announced yesterday in 11 minutes

🖇 Verizon opting iPhone users into data collection and tracking

Andrew Paul, writing at Input A new program innocuously titled the “Verizon Custom Experience” is sold to users as a way for the company to “personalize our communications with you, give you more relevant product and service recommendations, and develop plans, services and offers that are more appealing to you.” To accomplish this, all a … Continue reading 🖇 Verizon opting iPhone users into data collection and tracking

Apple isn’t backing down from its hybrid work model, according to internal note

Zoe Schiffer writing for The Verge: Apple isn’t backing down from its hybrid work model that will require most employees to return to the office three days a week starting in early September. Fully remote positions will be extremely limited. We believe that in-person collaboration is essential to our culture and our future,” said Deirdre … Continue reading Apple isn’t backing down from its hybrid work model, according to internal note

I didn’t get my one wish for iPadOS 15

I had only one wish for iPadOS 15, and it was that I wanted the Files app to become a true Finder equivalent and that didn’t happen. What we did get were some big improvements to multitasking that I’m looking forward to. Jason Snell and Myke Hurley in Episode 356 of the Upgrade podcast give … Continue reading I didn’t get my one wish for iPadOS 15

MacBook Butterfly keyboard suit gets class action status

“Apple customers unhappy with the butterfly keyboards used in MacBook models from 2015 on will be able to proceed with a lawsuit against the Cupertino company, as the judge overseeing the case has given it class action status. The suit covers anyone who purchased a MacBook with a butterfly keyboard in California, New York, Florida, … Continue reading MacBook Butterfly keyboard suit gets class action status

You can transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos

Apple has launched a service for transferring iCloud Photos and Videos to Google Photos. Easy data export to a competitor? Hm! “As outlined in an Apple support document, you can go to Apple’s privacy website and sign in to see the “Transfer a copy of your data” option. If you select this and go through … Continue reading You can transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos

What I’ve read recently – December 18, 2020

Each week I post links to a few articles that I've read and found deserving of sharing. Links My Hunt for the Original McDonald's French-Fry Recipe | Atlas Obscura This is a fun read especially if you’re old enough to have eaten the original McDonald’s French-Fry as I did. From Julia Child to Paul Bocuse … Continue reading What I’ve read recently – December 18, 2020

Apple Silicon MacBooks

Apple to announce three new MacBooks with Apple Silicon at next week’s event I’ve been waiting for Apple Silicon Macs since they were announced in June. The unveiling will be next Tuesday, November 10 at Apple’s “One More Thing” event. Read the rest of the article on ldstephens.medium

My thoughts on Apple & Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing

From what I’ve read Apple and Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing seems like a good idea and one that I’ll most likely use. It appears to be the best technological solution to date for governmental authorities to partially lift the lockdown orders that are currently in place. That said I do have privacy concerns. According to … Continue reading My thoughts on Apple & Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing

Apple responds to COVID-19 by closing all stores outside of China

Apple’s COVID-19 response Tim Cook, Writing at Apple Newsroom: We will be closing all of our retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27. We are committed to providing exceptional service to our customers. Our online stores are open at http://www.apple.com, or you can download the Apple Store app on the App Store. For … Continue reading Apple responds to COVID-19 by closing all stores outside of China

An iPad with a mouse and trackpad?

9to5 Mac is reporting that sophisticated mouse cursor support is coming to iOS 14 and that new iPad Smart Keyboard models will have a trackpad. According to code seen by 9to5Mac, Apple is set to roll out rich system-wide support for mouse cursors with iOS 14. Apple added rudimentary compatibility with external mice in iOS … Continue reading An iPad with a mouse and trackpad?

Some thoughts on Apple’s Event – September 10, 2019

This week Apple announced the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, and iPad. With all the rumors floating around over the last few months the announcements weren’t surprising. Here are my thoughts. iPhoneI’ll be trading in my iPhone 7 Plus for a new iPhone 11. My 7 Plus is starting to … Continue reading Some thoughts on Apple’s Event – September 10, 2019

2018 and newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air now included in Apple’s Keyboard Service Program

I meant to write about the changes to Apple’s Keyboard Service Program a few weeks ago but I never got around to it. So, here it is now. These changes were particularly good news for me because I bought my wife a 2018 MacBook Air for Christmas and I have been hearing rumbles that some … Continue reading 2018 and newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air now included in Apple’s Keyboard Service Program