The Enable-and-Disable Edition Sunday, September 22, 2019

iPhone 11: Ten Features To Enable And Disable, by Adam Ismail, Tom's Guide

There’s nothing like setting up a fresh new phone out of the box, is there? And if you’ve picked up a new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, there’s certainly a lot of features to tinker with, from their advanced multi-lens camera systems to all the new capabilities that come with iOS 13.

Before you do anything else with your new iPhone, we’ve identified 10 settings you should enable, disable or simply check out on your brand new handset.

Apple Watch Series 5 Featured In One-of-a-kind Displays At Apple Park Visitor Center, by Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac

The new one-of-a-kind displays at Apple Park Visitor Center come in addition to merchandising and design changes that rolled out to Apple Stores across the world on September 20. You can check out the new three-dimensional window displays, in-store graphics, and Apple Watch Studio in our in-depth gallery and hands-on experience.

iPhone 11: Night Mode Camera Will Make Us Rethink What We Can Capture With Our Phones, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

I’m only about 36 hours into testing iPhone 11, but I’m already looking forward to shooting Halloween and Christmas scenes in Night Mode later this year — and all the moments before then that couldn’t be captured without the new camera feature.

How To Decide Where To Start With Apple Arcade Based On Your Gaming Tastes, by Adam Rosenberg, Mashable

Some people will no doubt download absolutely everything and then randomly pick things to check out until something clicks (hi, it me). That's a perfectly reasonable approach to take, but some of us have tighter constraints on our time.

Lucky for you, I play lots and lots of games, and I've spent the past week tooling around with every Apple Arcade game I had time for. I still haven't touched every single one – it's a lot to go through! – but I've played enough to get a good feel for what's on offer and single out some favorites.


How Neil Young’s Failed Anti-streaming Business Helped The Music Industry, by Patrick Flanary, Quartz

Toward the end of music legend Neil Young’s recent memoir, he makes an admission: “I was wrong.”

The book, To Feel the Music: A songwriter’s mission to save high-quality audio, is something of a postmortem on the musician’s high-resolution download service which folded in 2017.

U.S. Trade Regulators Approve Some Apple Tariff Exemptions Amid Broader Reprieve, by Stephen Nellis, Reuters

U.S. trade regulators on Friday approved 10 out of 15 requests for tariff exemptions filed by Apple Inc amid a broader reprieve on levies on computer parts, according to a public docket published by the U.S. Trade Representative and a Federal Register notice.

The move by U.S. officials could make it easier for both Apple and small makers of gaming computers to assemble devices in the United States by lowering the costs of importing parts.

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The stars are aligned... and I ended up having American fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner today. (Okay, strictly speaking, I didn't have lunch. I've just finished up what my daughter didn't finish for her lunch.)

If you must know: fish sandwich, left-over breakfast muffin, and pizza.


I am jealous of all the Night Mode pictures out there. Then I remember that I am seldom outside at night.


Thanks for reading.