The Three-Currently Edition Monday, August 19, 2019

Apple Card And Three Occurrences Of “Currently”, by Dave Mark, The Loop

This last one is interesting. There’s an implication that you’ll be able to allow future Apple Cards for family members and friends, tied to your Apple ID. Lots of credit cards allow this as well. A great way to introduce your kids to the responsibilities and mechanics of credit cards.

Tim Cook Has 5 Go-to Words For Controlling The Narrative At Apple: 'The Way I See It', by Carmine Gallo, Inc

Reframing the conversation doesn't mean misleading an audience with information that's untrue. It's simply a way to help your listeners gain a better understanding of a business they may not completely understand. Cook cannot afford to lose the trust of his audience. The information he offers is accurate, but often misunderstood by outsiders who don't live and breathe the company each and every day.

Disney+ Will Stream On These Devices At Launch, by Chris Welch, The Verge

The service is set to launch in the United States on November 12th for $6.99 per month (or $69.99 paid annually). Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to start streaming Disney+ in November.


Disney says customers will be able to subscribe to the service directly on several platforms, including iOS. So yes, Apple will be getting a cut of those subscriptions. Disney also plans to integrate its content with the Apple TV app so that movies, originals, and shows will appear there among other suggested things to watch.


MacBook Pro 2019 Review - Apple's Latest Laptop Is Very Easy To Recommend, by David Snelling, Express

The big upgrade comes to the firm's entry-level machine which means users get all the goodies of a top-end Pro at a much more affordable price.

In fact, this £1,299 Mac now offers some of the best value-for-money ever seen from Apple.

Beats PowerBeats Pro Review: Apple's Fitness AirPods Rock, by Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian

They sound good, last a long time between charges, have rock-solid connectivity and an excellent set of controls. They also have the same Apple magic that makes the AirPods extremely convenient to use with an iPhone or any other Apple device, which is a massive advantage other brands simply don’t have. You even get a little bit of it on Android thanks to the Beats app.

But the case is enormous, the fit won’t suit everyone, they don’t isolate that well, and forget wearing them with glasses. They’re also fairly expensive, placing them in a bracket filled with excellent true wireless earbuds. Most fitness-orientated sets are much cheaper than this.

So the PowerBeats Pro are for those who wish the AirPods offered a little isolation and held on to their ears better, particularly for exercise. But I still wish Apple just produced a set of AirPods with proper silicone earbud tips.

Ulysses 17 Gains Keyword Management For iOS, New iPad Fullscreen Mode, And More, by Tim Hardwick, MacRumors

You can now edit or delete keywords, customize colors, and merge several keywords into one, whichever device you're working on.

You can also mark your most-used keywords as favorites for easy access within the app, with full keyword sync across Mac and iOS.

LumaFusion 2.0 Review: More Tracks, Streamlined UI Beef Up Mobile Video Editor, by J.R. Bookwalter, Macworld

More tracks, external monitor support, and a refined user interface make LumaFusion 2.0 a worthy sequel to the original which should only get better with support for USB storage when iPadOS is released this fall.

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Okay, this probably mean I have quite a few more days to watch Disney films on my Netflix.


Thanks for reading.