The Carbon-Neutral Edition Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Apple Commits To Being 100% Carbon Neutral For Entire Supply-chain By 2030, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

Apple’s own operations have been 100% carbon neutral for more than two years, but the company has today made a bold commitment for the same to be true of its entire supply-chain by 2030.

The company said that this includes boosting its use of recycled materials and recycling of discarded products so that carbon neutrality applies to the complete life-cycle of all Apple products.

Today At Apple Brings Virtual Art Sessions To Chicago Students This Summer, by Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac

High school students in the Chicago area have an opportunity to get creative from home this summer thanks to a collaboration by Today at Apple. Starting next week, leading muralists, illustrators, and designers from Chicago will share their creativity in free virtual art sessions.


Dark Noise Ambient Sound App For iPhone And iPad Adds Custom Mixes, iCloud Syncing, More, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

One of the headlining new features of Dark Noise 2 is support for creating custom mixes. Essentially, you can mix multiple sounds together to create a personalized mix with multiples of the same sound or completely different sounds.

Button Remote Returns Physical Button Controls To Your Apple TV, by Amber Neely, AppleInsider

Unlike many other remotes that often try to replicate the Siri remote, the Button Remote touts itself as a more traditional alternative.

The Best Bartending Apps For Beginners And Pros Alike, by Zoe Baillargeon, The Manual

Whether you’re a newbie looking to shake things up a bit by turning your kitchen into your own personal bar or a pro mixologist eager to find new craft cocktail recipes or up your mixing game with new techniques, these are the best bartending apps for the job.


Return And Enter Are Two Different Keys, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

A New York Times mini crossword clue over the weekend was based on the notion that “Enter” is just a synonym for the Return key. It’s not. They’re two different keys that usually perform the same action, but not always.

Apple's 'Close Your Rings' Employee Challenge Back On, by Juli Clover

According to an Apple employee that spoke to MacRumors, Apple is reinstating the challenge this week, with the event expected to end on August 16. Employees who finish the challenge will be rewarded with a t-shirt that says “2020” in a logo with ‌Apple Watch‌ Activity-style rings.

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Have we stopped and asked ourselves: should Return and Enter be different? :-)


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