The Mac Observer has discovered that you can recycle your physical Apple Card using the Apple Trade In program.
Safari 13 deprecates support for legacy extensions. Instead, you now how to download them through the Mac App Store. A GitHub user explained the uBlock Origin situation and recommends adblocking alternatives.
Get a content blocker. Not nearly as powerful as uBO, but the best option if you want to stay with Safari. Do not get the app called “uBlock”, this is unassociated with uBlockOrigin (read about the split here), and is simply a content blocker with a big negative feature of having acceptable ads built in
Amidst all the fuss about iOS 13/13.1 and new iPhones, John found some real gems in this week’s news roundup.
Apple held its fall product announcement event last week in Cupertino, and although Dr. Mac wasn’t there, he watched it on Apple TV and (big surprise) has some strong opinions…
We have a deal on a portable power bank with a 10,000mAh capacity. It features dual USB inputs for faster charging up, and dual 2.4A outputs for charging your smartphone and other devices at high speeds. And, it’s just $15 through our deal.
iOS 13 Audio Sharing will let you and a friend pair Bluetooth headphones to one device, and Beats support will be added soon.
The Apple Reality Composer app is now available on the App Store. It’s also included with Xcode so developers can build, test, tune, and simulate augmented reality experiences. Easily prototype and produce AR experiences directly in AR with no prior 3D experience. Drag and drop to place and rotate virtual objects to assemble your scene directly in AR or on the canvas. Build your scene by importing your own .usdz files or take advantage of the ready to use virtual objects in Reality Composer’s built-in AR content library, so you can get up and running quickly. Customize a virtual object’s size, style, and more. Add animations that let you move, scale, and add emphasis like a ‘wiggle’ or ‘spin’ to virtual objects, without having any animation experience. Add spatial audio, all of which can be set up to happen upon a user tapping on those objects, coming in close proximity with them, or other triggers. App Store: Apple Reality Composer – Free
Netflix is going to be under a lot of pressure come November when Apple TV+ and Disney+ launch. Variety reported on boss Reed Hasting’s comments to the Royal Television Society Friday, in which he looked ahead to what comes next.
“While we’ve been competing with many people in the last decade, it’s a whole new world starting in November…between Apple launching and Disney launching, and of course Amazon’s ramping up,” said Hastings, who also cited NBCUniversal’s coming Peacock service. “It’ll be tough competition. Direct-to-consumer [customers] will have a lot of choice.” He said Netflix would continue to hew closely to its core strategy of offering content for binge viewing, the phenomenon it helped create. That means the service isn’t moving into live sports, as Amazon Prime Video has, and won’t experiment much with different release models, including for its expanding catalogue of original films. “They may have a qualifying run for theatrical, but it’s fairly small.”
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a closer look at the A13 Bionic chip, and the iPhone and iOS releases.
Breadcrumb is a tracking device that you can carry with you when you go camping or hiking, or place it with an item you won’t want to lose.
The iPhone 11 Pro is pretty on the outside, but what is on the inside. iFixit did their teardown of the device. As with any of their teardown’s of a new Apple product, it is essential viewing. Enjoy.
I’m a huge fan of the FIFA Soccer games, and the latest version for mobile is available on iPhone and iPad now. It arrived days before the game console version came out. Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard features on the cover image. This version of the games allows you to play 11v11 matches against friends and compete in a number of competitions. You can also keep your team from last year via the new Legacy Mode. FIFA Soccer is free with in-game purchases available.
Tim Cook was in New York as the Apple Store Fifth Ave and its iconic cube reopened, and ended up having a selfie taken on an Android phone!
Om Malik wrote a great dive into the A13 Bionic chip that powers the latest iPhones.
Apple’s new chip contains 8.5 billion transistors. Also, there are six CPU cores: Two high-performance cores running at 2.66 GHz (called Lightning), and four efficiency cores (called Thunder). It has a quad-core graphics processor, an LTE modem, an Apple-designed image processor, and an octa-core neural engine for machine intelligence functions that can run over five trillion operations per second.
Big numbers are amazing, and I still marvel at the fact that this chip can do five trillion operations per second. That is astoundingly fast. Five trillion seconds is 158,550 years. Just one trillion seconds ago (31,710 years) was before written history, before the pyramids were built.
You probably already bought a case, but don’t forget about iPhone 11 screen protectors. We’ve found four from around the web.
Soccer teams can go through a “transition season” when they get new players or a new manager. Apple might be going through the same thing.
Remember the study claiming smartphone usage caused bone horns to grow on millennials? The publisher now admits the conclusion was false. But other scientists say their correction is still false.
While the correction attempts to clarify the record on smartphones, it does not do anything to address the fact that the study’s main finding — that poor posture and age are connected to neck bone spurs — still isn’t supported by the underlying data…
“I actually think Nature should remove the original article as the correction has not proved their point,” said Sara Becker, a bioarchaeologist at the University of California Riverside.
Prince Harry believes the mental health docu-series he is developing for Apple TV+ with Oprah Winfrey “could save lives.”
Apple Arcade launched with 30 titles, with promises of many new games being added as time goes on, and we’ll explain where’s where you find the service.
Apple released watchOS 6 Thursday, one day ahead of the release of Apple Watch Series 5. watchOS 6 includes Exercise Trends, Cycle Tracking, new Watch Faces, enhanced Siri support, an onboard App Store for watchOS apps, support for Animoji in Messages, and more.