The Bug-Fix Edition Thursday, August 13, 2020

Apple’s iOS And iPadOS 13.6.1 Roll Out To All Users, by Samuel Axon, Ars Technica

Apple has released software updates for three of its operating systems: iOS for iPhones and iPods, iPadOS for iPads, and macOS for Macs. The updates are small and focus on bug fixes rather than adding new features.

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Apple Music For Web Debuts New Beta Version With Fresh Design And ‘Listen Now’, by Ryan Christoffel, MacStories

A new public beta of Apple Music for web can be accessed now at, sporting a design to match the changes seen in the forthcoming macOS 11 and iPadOS 14, and a new Listen Now page that replaces the prior For You option.

Apple Readies ‘Apple One’ Subscription Bundles To Boost Services, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

There will be different tiers, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private plans. A basic package will include Apple Music and Apple TV+, while a more expensive variation will have those two services and the Apple Arcade gaming service. The next tier will add Apple News+, followed by a pricier bundle with extra iCloud storage for files and photos.


2020 27-inch iMac Review: A Classic Mac For The End Of An Era, by Samuel Axon, Ars Technica

The 2020, 27-inch iMac is a long overdue update, but it’s also a modest one. It doesn’t do anything to change the value proposition of an iMac. You probably already know whether or not you’re in the market for a machine like this. So, the question becomes whether it’s worth upgrading—and that question is all about performance. On that front, this new iMac doesn’t disappoint, as long as you’re willing to spend for some upgrades at time of purchase.

Kevin Costner’s New Road Trip App Tells History Stories Tailored Exactly To The Places You Are Driving Through, by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

Understanding that the family road trip is one of the quintessentially American vacations, HearHere delivers short, interesting audio tidbits as you and your family drive across America’s vast expanses.

The narration team includes Costner, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Phil Jackson, and others, who tell stories about points of interest, a region, native tribes, the local history of war, art, culinary tradition, and more.


Wall Street Journal Will Stick By Apple News: News Corp CEO, by Keith J. Kelly, New York Post

News Corp. will continue to allow tech giant Apple to disseminate its news articles through the Apple News platform because the arrangement is helping introduce new readers to The Wall Street Journal, CEO Robert Thomson said.

Thomson said Apple News is connecting new readers to WSJ, ­including women and young people who might not otherwise be aware of its breadth of news coverage ­beyond business news.

Corporate America Worries WeChat Ban Could Be Bad For Business, by John D. McKinnon and Lingling Wei, Wall Street Journal

Apple Inc., Ford Motor Co., Walmart Inc. and Walt Disney Co. were among those participating in the call, according to people familiar with the situation.

“For those who don’t live in China, they don’t understand how vast the implications are if American companies aren’t allowed to use it,” said Craig Allen, president of the U.S.-China Business Council. “They are going to be held at a severe disadvantage to every competitor,” he added.

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I wish I can cry easily. At least I can vent all my anxiousness through my tears. What I can do is just to put on my earphones, and tune in to either some audiobooks or the BBC World Service, so that my brain can be distracted from all that anxiousness.


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