The A-Little-More-Time Edition Thursday, October 27, 2016

Apple Delays AirPod Rollout, Don’t Expect Them In October, by Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch

If you’ve been waiting for Apple’s AirPod wireless headphones to go on sale, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. Apple says that it is not ready and will need “a little more time.”

“The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch.

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The Surface Studio!, by Penny Arcade

Moving the Studio from one position to the next is startlingly easy. You can adjust it to whatever angle is most comfortable for you with two fingers. Once there the Studio provides enough resistance to draw comfortably without worrying about pushing it out of position. When you are drawing on it, the screen is completely engrossing. At a distance the screen is beautiful but when you are on top of it drawing, it’s absolutely stunning.

Microsoft Is Making A Play For Apple's Base Of Creatives, by Roberto Baldwin, Engadget

That's all Microsoft wants. It wants you to think you're cool when you buy its products because it's achieved that status in the eyes of artists. These hip new users probably won't do much for the company's bottom line (remember Apple almost died when all it had were the cool kids), but it'll give it some much needed counter-culture clout. And if you happen to fall in love with a piece of metal and plastic and tell all your friends about your latest symphony, that's even better.


Moneydance 2017, by Agen G. N. Schmitz, TidBITS

The new version adds a fully encrypted incremental syncing engine that enables you to sync files across multiple computers and mobile devices, and it can now use any shared folder (such as Dropbox) to sync data with end-to-end encryption. It also adds integrated support for Python scripts, enabling you to use the new script editor to build and run your own scripts or extensions.

Why Google Should Be Your Favorite Calendar App, by Rob LeFebvre, AppAdvice

Why mess with sync and permissions and then learn a new layout when you can just use Google Calendar right on your iPhone the way it was intended?


Log Littering, by Daniel Jalkut, Bitsplitting

The two big losses, in my opinion, are that the sheer size, number, and variety of logging messages makes it impractical for users to skim the console for “real problems,” and that the resulting logging archives are so large that it’s impractical to casually include them with bug reports to Apple or 3rd party developers.


Apple Prepares For Finishing Touches At Campus 2, Extends Construction Schedule Into 2017, by Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac

Apple has updated its general construction schedule for its new Campus 2 site, pushing back its estimated end date for building construction by three months and noting the start of landscaping work expected to last into the second quarter of next year.

Qualcomm To Buy iPhone Apple Pay Chip Manufacturer NXP For $47 Billion, by Mike Wuerthele, AppleInsider

The deal, if approved by regulators, will put the one-time manufacturer of the motion co-processor and the current supplier of the Apple Pay near-field communication chipset under Qualcomm's control.

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