The Lighter-and-Simpler Edition Monday, August 3, 2020

Today At Apple Returns To Apple Stores In Mainland China, by Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac

The new Today at Apple calendar for China is lighter and simpler than before, with a maximum of three sessions per day scheduled for each store. Sessions requiring headphones and community-based Walks are absent from the lineup in favor of photography and art sessions where physical distancing and cleanliness are easier to maintain. Labs and Performances by local artists that often draw crowds will not resume yet.

American Airlines Adds Free Inflight Apple TV+ Streaming, by Zach Griff, The Points Guy

Beginning Aug. 1, American now offers free inflight streaming of Apple TV+ shows, an airline spokesperson confirmed with TPG.

Time For Apple To Reevaluate How The App Store Does Business, by Dan Moren, Macworld

What Apple desperately needs is an ombudsman: somebody who advocates for the developers, but is independent of the App Store hierarchy. And, most importantly, someone who has not only the ability but the responsibility to go public when things aren’t up to snuff.

I Still Use An Old PowerPC Mac In 2020, by Matthew Hughes, How-To Geek

Last month, I bought myself a “new” Mac, and it only cost me $50. How is this possible, when the cheapest Apple computer (the Mac Mini) costs $799, or 16 times what I paid?

Because I bought an old 12-inch iBook from 2003 that runs a long-obsolete version of Mac OS X on the steam of an 800 MHz G4 PowerPC processor. While this machine might be somewhat long-in-the-tooth, it’s surprisingly useful as a daily workhorse.

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Should I be happy that I don't really have any bucket-list items, or should I be sad?

Or should I be thinking of bucket-list items that I can do solely in my home?


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