The Transition-Throughout Edition Friday, May 29, 2020

Using Apple Watch Faces To Simplify Your Day, by Rosemary Orchard, The Sweet Setup

The Apple Watch is a wonderful device that literally goes almost everywhere with us. It allows us to track our workouts, control our music, keep on top of our task management, remember meetings, and much more. But all of that on a screen that’s at most 44mm? That’s a challenge.

Over the years I’ve developed several different watch faces that I transition to throughout the day. This allows me to have the data I need on the screen and easy access to the apps I would normally jump to shown as complications to speed things up.


Logitech Combo Touch: Love At First Type, by Josh Centers, TidBITS

Strangely, the Combo Touch isn’t available for the 11-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro. A little birdie told me that Apple discouraged Logitech from supporting those models so as to not compete with the Magic Keyboard. After just a few hours with the Combo Touch, I see why Apple might have been worried about the competition, and I think a lot of iPad Pro users will be envious of those of us who can use the Combo Touch.

Training Today For Apple Watch Helps Coach You On Workout Intensity And Rest Days, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

A neat new Apple Watch app has landed in the App Store today to let you know how your body is responding to exercise, help prevent injury from overtraining, and when the optimal time is to train.

Journal Your Life One Sentence At A Time With Punkt, by AppAdvice

Instead of having to worry about recording pages of thoughts, Punkt is all about simplicity.

SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit Is The Ultimate New Apple Arcade Game For Fans, by Shelby Brown, CNET

Apple Arcade's latest game, SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit, brings back all your favorite characters and Easter eggs from the hit Nickelodeon show for another fun adventure. Infamous mini-villain Plankton is after the Krabby Patty secret formula once again, and it's up to SpongeBob and his friends -- Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Gary the Snail and Mr. Krabs -- to stop him.


Calls Grow For European Regulators To Investigate Apple, Accused Of Bullying Smaller Rivals, by Reed Albergotti, Washington Post

Tile, the maker of Bluetooth trackers that help find lost keys and other items, is urging European regulators to open an investigation into Apple for alleged anticompetitive behavior.

In a letter sent last week to Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s antitrust chief, Tile said Apple made changes to its operating system that hurt the small California start-up and gave Apple an advantage as it plans to launch a product that is similar to Tile’s.

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Now that we cannot easily use our faces to unlock our phones when outside... er... doing essential stuff, all the more I wish the iPhone has Apple-Watch-like complications on the locked screen.


Thanks for reading.