The Pending-Updates Edition Monday, May 25, 2020

Apple Reissuing Numerous iOS App Updates, Potentially Related To Recent 'This App Is No Longer Being Shared' Bug, by Eric Slivka, MacRumors

Over the past few hours, a number of MacRumors readers have reported seeing dozens or even hundreds of pending app updates showing in the App Store on their iOS devices, including for many apps that were already recently updated by the users. In many cases, the dates listed on these new app updates extend back as far as ten days.

Apple To Start Reopening Stores In Japan This Week, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple Inc. will begin reopening its retail stores in Japan this week, one of its most important markets, after the stores had been shuttered for months due to Covid-19.

Two locations -- the stores in Fukuoka and Nagoya Sakae -- will reopen on May 27, according to the company’s retail website.


Apple Promotes Apple TV+ For Kids In New Ad, by Hartley Charlton, MacRumors

The ad features the ‌Apple TV‌+ kids shows “Ghost Writer,” “Helpsters,” “Snoopy in Space,” and the short-film “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.”

Logic Pro X 10.5: How To Get Started With Apple’s Magical New Live Loops, by Justin Kahn, 9to5Mac

It takes Apple about 40-pages to explain what this feature is really capable of, but that’s way to much information to take in at once when you just want to get started making music. So we thought it would be a good idea to focus on some of the most important elements and concepts of the grid-based creative environment so we can all get down to business and learn the intricacies naturally along the way. Explaining every in and out of Live Loops could easily fill a 500+ page manual, if not more, but understanding the basics and letting the rest come naturally seems to be the best way for most creatives to come to grips with a completely new way of working.

Review: STM Goods' ChargeTree Is A Compact Way To Charge All Your Gear, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

The new ChargeTree multi-device wireless charging stand from STM Goods lets you power up your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch while only taking up a tiny footprint.


Apple Has Found Itself Caught Between China And The US, by James Crabtree, Wired

One short-term option could be to move smaller portions of production elsewhere. Its contract suppliers are opening factories in countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam. During 2019, the words “Assembled in India” also began to appear on iPhones.

But these moves have been small in scale, according to Dan Wang, Beijing-based tech analyst at research group Gavekal Dragonomics. So far, only a tiny fraction of Apple’s production is moving from China, largely because of the sheer logistical difficulty of moving facilities to smaller countries that are less well-suited to large-scale IT manufacturing.

Bottom of the Page

A list of unreliable things:

a) Double-tapping on my Airpods does not always start or pause the audio.
b) Taking out my Airpods does not always pause the audio; sometimes, it continue to play, silently.
c) Opening the smart keyboard cover does not always turn on my iPad.

Oh, I almost never use Siri, and that's why you don't see Siri in my list.


Thanks for reading.