The Detach-From-Stand Edition Monday, April 20, 2020

12.9-inch iPad Pro With Magic Keyboard Weighs More Than A 13-inch MacBook Air, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

The combined weight of 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard is 1351 grams. A 13-inch MacBook Air actually weighs less, coming in at 1290 grams. Plus, the Air would feature a full size Force Touch trackpad compared to the smaller physical version on the iPad’s Magic Keyboard. The iPad Pro configuration actually closes in on the weight of a 13-inch MacBook Pro (1370 grams).


One nice thing about the iPad of course is you can quickly detach it from the stand and use it as a pure tablet.

iPhone SE Has Some Of The Best iPhone 11 Features, Including Wireless Charging, by Patrick Holland, CNET

That said, if you're still using an original SE, and are comfortable with a new phone that has a tiny increase in size and an enormous increase in features, functionality and future-proofing, then the new SE is definitely worth considering. And for those of you who want an iPhone 11 but at a lower price, the iPhone SE might be the compromise you're looking for.

Review: Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard Case With Trackpad For iPad 7, by Jeff Benjamin, 9to5Mac

Logitech’s Combo Touch not only protects the front and sides of your iPad, but it protects the rear as well. In fact, the entire iPad is fully protected, corner to corner, when the case is closed.

Of course, such protection comes at the cost of a slim and trim package. The iPad 7 is a fairly thin device on its own, but when adding the Logitech Combo Touch, it transforms into a relatively hefty package that’s much thicker than the same iPad when mated with Apple’s Smart Keyboard.

RAW Power 3.0, by Agen Schmitz, TidBITS

Gentlemen Coders has released RAW Power 3.0, a major upgrade to the professional image editor and Photos extension that makes it easy to perform non-destructive editing on raw images in your Photos library.

Kiwi For Gmail 2 Review: A Better Way To Experience G Suite On Your Mac, by J.R. Bookwalter, Macworld

At first glance, Kiwi looks like little more than the web-based G Suite disguised as an application—which it technically is—but small details make a big difference.

Kick The Shit Out Of Procrastination, by David Thrope

Only when we have learned about the weaknesses of our own procrastination can we kick the shit out of it. You can’t beat an opponent without knowing it intimately. We’ll get to know your procrastination intimately, and just when it begins to trust you we’ll take it out back like a loyal aged dog and pop it right in the back of the head.

A Story About Me, Two Apple Watches, And Five Lost Years, by Oliver Haslam, iMore

I'm not a fit person. I've spent too many years eating too much and working jobs that involve sitting at a desk. It isn't great, but I'm trying to fix that. And believe it or not, I'm doing it with the help of an Apple Watch.

Actually, that's a lie. I'm using two.

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Go ahead, buy two Magic Keyboard for your iPad Pro. One for home, and one for office. (When all these are over, of course.)


Thanks for reading.