The Underlying-Identity Edition Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Moving To A New Mac: What’s Left To Do After Migration?, by Adam Engst, TidBITS

It’s a nice idea, but in reality, there are numerous areas where Setup Assistant simply doesn’t—and probably can’t—save you from additional work. All of these relate to how the underlying identity of the Mac has changed, even if its name and the names of all the drives in play remain the same.

So if you’re planning to buy a new Mac, here are some of the tasks that may be left for you after migration.

Most Apple Watch Series 5 Models Unavailable From Apple Ahead Of Rumored Series 6 Release, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

As the fall is coming, we’re expecting the announcement of new Apple products at any time, including the iPhone 12 and Apple Watch Series 6. Today, most Apple Watch Series 5 models are currently unavailable on Apple’s website, which suggests the company is ready to launch the next generation of Apple Watch.

Apple Shares A Look Inside Its First Ever ‘Floating’ Store, by James Vincent, The Verge

The store is called the Apple Marina Bay Sands, and is located in a luxury district of Singapore full of shops, restaurants, and the Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino. The sphere is constructed from 114 individual pieces of glass held in place by 10 vertical mullions (the architectural term for supporting bars between panes of glass in a window), and Apple says the dome is a first-of-its kind construction: all-glass and fully self-supporting.

Watching Apple

iCloud Terms And Conditions May Be Unfair, Says Italian Regulator, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

Four specific issues are being considered in Google, Dropbox, and iCloud terms and conditions, to see whether they may be unfair to consumers.

Australia's Investigating Apple And Google's App Store Practices Now, by Tegan Jones, Gizmodo

The consumer watchdog has said it will be examining the competition between Google Play and the App store, the use and sharing of data and whether more price transparency is required in the local app market.


Peloton Launches New 'Bike+' Exercise Bike Featuring Apple Watch GymKit Support, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

The connected gym equipment market has heated up in the last couple of years, with Peloton as a leading brand in the space. Today, the company announced a new home exercise bike, called Peloton Bike+, which features GymKit support for seamless syncing of workouts to Apple Watch.


Meet Eyedrive, Apple’s System For Building Maps And Testing Autonomous Driving, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

The car is modified with dozens of hardware parts, including a tower at the top of the vehicle with advanced high-resolution cameras and Zeiss lenses, LiDAR scanners, and a 2013 Mac Pro that processes all captured data in real-time. Everything is controlled by the EyeDrive unit, which is a modified iPad with the EyeDrive app that provides the assignments to be done and also allows operators to manage captured data.

20 Macs For 2020: #15 – DayStar Genesis MP, by Jason Snell, Six Colors

Today, the chips that drive all of Apple’s products have multiple processing cores, able to do work in parallel. The iPhone 11 has six. My iMac Pro has eight.

But there was a time when the only Mac that supported multiprocessing wasn’t a Mac at all, but an extremely expensive workstation from a small town in northeastern Georgia. Don’t call it a clone. It was much, much more than that.

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My mind is not at ease, because I don't know what tomorrow will bring. Actually, I don't think I mind too much what tomorrow will bring, but my mind is not at ease because I don't know whether I can handle what tomorrow will bring.

Strange times.


On the other hand, I am not looking to start buying Apple Watches. And it is unlikely I will be 'first in-line' to buy this year's new iPhone, even though three years ago, I thought I will be.


Thanks for reading.