The Panoramic-Views Edition Thursday, September 10, 2020

Apple Design Teams Develop Special Face Masks For Employees, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

The Apple Face Mask is made up of three layers to filter incoming and outgoing particles. It can be washed and reused as many as five times, the company told employees.


The other model, the ClearMask, is the first FDA-cleared surgical mask that is completely transparent, Apple told employees. It shows the full face so people who are deaf or hard of hearing can better understand what the wearer is saying.

Photos: Apple Marina Bay Sands Opens In Singapore, by Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac

Readers from Singapore shared their photos of Apple’s grand opening on the waters of Marina Bay, where even this year’s necessary health and safety precautions couldn’t dim one of the most spectacular Apple Store designs ever revealed. The people of Singapore are passionate about photography, and the sweeping lines and panoramic views from the new store are sure to inspire creativity for years to come.

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iOS 14’s App Library: The FAQ, by Josh Centers, TidBITS

You still have complete control over where apps go. What it will do is help you create a more coherent, personalized view of your apps. Let’s review what the App Library is, how it works, and what it is not.

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The Technology 202: Apple Takes Aggressive Tone In New Lawsuit Against The Maker Of 'Fortnite', by Cat Zakrzewski, Washington Post

Apple’s aggressive tone and denial of monopoly power underscore the company's readiness to fight back hard against snowballing criticism from app developers. The company’s defensive stance offers a preview of what to expect as antitrust scrutiny of the company mounts in Washington.

Epic Games Accounts Won’t Be Able To Use Apple’s Sign-in System As Soon As September 11th, by Jay Peters, The Verge

Apple’s “Sign In with Apple” login system will no longer work with Epic Games accounts as soon as September 11th, Epic said today. The new restriction is another casualty of Apple and Epic’s ongoing spat.


Apple Pencil Vs Logitech Crayon: Which iPad Stylus Should You Choose?, by Matthew Bolton, Creative Bloq

If you're looking to do remotely serious art on your iPad, you want the Apple Pencil, there no question there. Pressure sensitivity is non-negotiable.

Beyond that, there's not that much to choose between them. They'll both work as well for each other at note taking or precision tool selection, though even then some apps can take advantage of the pressure sensitivity – it's just not as much of a dealbreaker.

Google Maps Returns To The Apple Watch With Latest Update, by Mike Peterson, AppleInsider

The app is a refreshed version of the original watchOS platform, with a focus on step-by-step directions and estimated arrival times. Like Apple Maps, the Google navigation platform also takes advantages of Apple Watch haptics to provide guidance.

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Does Apple's ClearMask work with FaceID? If so, can I buy some?


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