The ARM-Friendly Edition Saturday, June 13, 2020

Ten Years Of Apple Technology Shifts Made The ARM Mac Possible, by Mike Peterson, AppleInsider

When you look at the history of the Mac from about 2014 to 2020, it becomes clear that Apple has been taking subtle but sure steps creating a more ARM-friendly Mac ecosystem, and paving the way for an ARM Mac in general.

Here's how Apple has laid the groundwork for ARM Macs for longer than a decade.

Apple Renames Buchanan Street Store As Glasgow Calls For Racial Justice, by Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac

Apple today changed the name of one of its Scottish retail stores from Apple Buchanan Street to Apple Glasgow. The quiet change comes at a moment when the world is reflecting on issues of deep-rooted inequality, and Apple has recommitted to challenging systemic barriers to opportunity and dignity.


Apple Offering Special Discounts On Powerbeats Pro And Beats Solo Pro, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

Apple is running a special promotion on some Beats headphones right now, offering rare but notable discounts on Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo Pro and fourth-gen Powerbeats. This is not the first time Apple has done special discounting on its Beats line, but it isn’t exactly common and the price reductions are significant.

'Fontcase' Open Source App Makes Custom iPhone And iPad Fonts Easy And Safe, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Official support for custom fonts came to iPhone and iPad with iOS 13/iPadOS 13, however, it’s a complex situation with one of the best (main) options requiring a paid Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Today, Fontcase has launched as a great free open source app to bring custom fonts to your iPhone and iPad.

BitBar Lets You Put Anything In Your Mac’s Menu Bar, by Josh Centers, TidBITS

There are all sorts of apps that add various capabilities to your Mac’s menu bar, but I’ve stumbled across one that can add literally anything to the menu bar through a plug-in system. It’s called BitBar, and it’s both free and open source.

How To Properly Scan Old Photos With Your Smartphone, by Pixel Spot

The process is very simple and all you need to do this task successfully is a good application that digitizes old photos. To help you, here are some of the best applications that will help you to quickly, easily, and simply digitize your old photos and save your memories.

'Originate' App Lets You Create AR Parallax Drawings With Your iPhone And iPad, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

There are several professional art tools available for iPhone and iPad, but sometimes you may just want an app to create something fun. With Originate, which is from the same developer of the Cosmicast app, you can create drawings in parallax and interact with them in AR.

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