The Watch-Now Edition Sunday, June 7, 2020

Watch A Selection Of Free Movies On Apple TV That Highlight Racial Injustices, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

If you are in the US, open the TV app and look for the section in the Watch Now tab called Black in America. You can watch for free for a limited time, and buy to own the films at reduced prices too.

I Tried Apple Music, Youtube Music, And Spotify And Here's What I Found Out, by Luke Filipowicz, iMore

As someone who has used Apple Music for four years, my Apple Music recommendations are spot on because the service knows what I like and what I don't. So, while I think Apple Music has perfect recommendations, both Spotify and YouTube Music are pretty good.

In the months I have used Spotify and YouTube Music, Spotify has seemed to pick up on my taste in music quicker. I felt like after about three weeks of using Spotify, the service was recommending some amazing stuff from artists and had never heard of before, and I was digging it.


A Lot About A Little, by Pat Walls

I think I know now, that if I keep trying new things every year, my life will be shallow. I will know a little about a lot.

I want to know a lot about a little.

Starting Many Things, by Jet Holt

To me, the most interesting people are those who do something new and ‘out of left field’, completely unrelated to what they had been doing before. I love reading about someone who completely breaks the mould. I love thinking “Wow, I didn’t expect this from you”, and it adds a lot more depth to them. It makes me ask “What will they do next?”


Reopening Responsibly: UAE Apple Stores To Resume On June 8, by Alvin R. Cabral, Khaleej Times

Apple Stores' will be operating on limited store hours, with several enhanced protocols to be enforced to maintain social distancing. While malls where Apple Stores are located - The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Yas Mall - have their own opening hours, Apple's retail outlets will be open from 11am to 7:30pm daily.

A series of health questions will be asked before admission and masks will be required to be worn as well. And with a limited number of people to be allowed in at any time, customers should expect to wait outside.

Apple Preparing Monthly iPad, Mac Payment Plans For Apple Card, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is planning to roll out the service in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the plan. The offering will let customers buy a product through Apple and split up the cost over several months with interest-free payments.

Apple Says It’s Locking And Tracking Some Looted iPhones, by Rex Crum, San Jose Mercury News

Apple has begun locking certain iPhones stolen from its stores, making the phones unusable, and has also sent messages to the phones saying that area law officials have been notified about the thefts. An Apple spokesperson confirmed to this news organization that it had begun implementing the security measures for demonstration models of iPhones that it keeps on display for customers to try out at its retail outlets.

Apple wouldn’t say if it was taking similar steps for iPhones that it keeps in supply for customer purchases, saying only, “We don’t comment on matters of security.”

Bottom of the Page

Dear Apple,

How long do I have to wait for albums to appear in my Apple Music library on my iPhone, after I added them to my Apple Music Library on my Mac?

Can you just add a button that says "please just sync up everything?" I am waiting forever, it seems, for the albums to sync up so that the albums can be downloaded onto my phone, and I can go outside and listen to them without incurring mobile data charges.

(Just kidding. I'm not in a hurry to go out.)


Thanks for reading.