The Important-Clues Edition Saturday, June 6, 2020

Apple Launches 'Stand Up To Racism' Today In The App Store Story, by Lory Gil, iMore

Apple's Today story in the App Store is all about racism. Titled "Stand Up to Racism," it features a long list of apps that can be helpful resources for people looking to participate or support the anti-racists revolution taking place in the U.S. right now.

Did Your Mac Crash, Freeze Or Panic?, by Howard Oakley, The Eclectic Light Company

When your Mac goes wrong, it’s often called a ‘crash’. That’s a succinct term, but not very useful when you come to work out what went wrong and how to fix it. By understanding what happened, and what exactly that ‘crash’ was, we get important clues as to what to do next.


Powerbeats Pro Offer Solid Audio Quality With A Fitness-Focused Wire-Free Design, by Eric Slivka, MacRumors

The Powerbeats Pro are excellent earphones, particularly for those users who want to use them in the gym or while running. The earhooks offer much more stability than ‌AirPods‌ or other truly wireless earphone that just sit in the ear with no additional support, so you won’t need to worry about them falling out.

Some iPhone 11 Users Complain Of Display With Odd Green Tint, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

It’s not clear what’s going on, but almost all of the affected users say that the green tint is visible just for a few seconds after unlocking an ‌iPhone‌. Some users have seen it at night with Dark Mode and Night Shift enabled, while others say it occurs when brightness is at the lowest possible setting.

Remove The Background From Your Photos In Seconds With PhotoRoom, An Impressive Editing App For iOS, by Explica

There are many ways to remove background from photos, but few are as fast and versatile as the PhotoRoom app offers: crop close-up of images almost instantly. It is valid for portraits and objects; with the option of obtaining artistic photographs thanks to the large number of templates PhotoRoom offers.


Apple Announces Open-source Project For Password Manager Developers, by Mike Peterson, AppleInsider

The so-called Password Manager Resources initiative, one of several open-source Apple projects, allows password manager apps to integrate web-site specific requirements used by the iCloud Keychain password manager in their own apps.

According to the documentation, the goal is to have password app makers collaborate on development resources to improve quality, document website-specific behaviors and improve user trust.

Building A Silly WatchKit App, by Erica Sadun

The vast majority of headache is getting the Xcode tooling and the hardware to sync, install, and test. This really should be the easiest part, but it was endlessly frustrating.