The Magentic-Imprint Edition Saturday, November 7, 2020

iPhone 12 Leather Case Product Pages Include Images Demonstrating MagSafe Imprint Wear, by Hartley Charlton, MacRumors

Apple’s selection of leather cases for all iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models are now available on the Apple Store. Amid concern that the MagSafe Charger may damage cases, Apple has directly addressed the issue and included an image on the storefront of how the charger may imprint the case over time.

MagSafe Duo Charger And iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve 'Coming Soon', Priced At $129 Each, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

The two mythical MagSafe accessories now have listings on the Apple Store: the MagSafe Duo charger and the Leather Sleeve are listed as coming soon and are priced at $129 each.

MagSafe Is Cool, But Is It Worth The Trade-Offs?, by Josh Centers, TidBITS

MagSafe is an undeniably cool technology, but it’s far from perfect. It charges slower than a Lightning cable and is almost as inconvenient. It attaches accessories, though perhaps not especially well. And those accessories aren’t cheap.


Notability Is A Bestselling Digital Note-taking App — I've Been Using It On My iPad For Over 10 Years, by Lily Oberstein, Business Insider

Notability is perfect for students and professionals alike looking for a customizable and easy-to-use note-taking tool. Digital note-taking does more than simply save paper — it offers the freedom to change the appearance of your notes, including ink color, "pen type" (ballpoint or fountain pen), font size, or backgrounds; share them with friends or colleagues in multiple file formats; or save and organize your notes in a virtual notebook. These app features are common in most note-taking apps, but Notability remains among the most top-rated and bestselling paid iPad apps.

Mind The App: Psychology-Powered Wellness Platform Noom Is Helping People Shed Pandemic Pounds, by Tim Chan, Rolling Stone

Whether you’re battling the “Freshman 15 (or #Quarantine 15), Covid-19, baby weight, a dad bod, or simply looking for some guidance on eating better, living healthier, or staying motivated, Noom could be the program for that.

'Stadium' Browser Brings Stadia Back To iPhone/iPad, by Ben Schoon, 9to5Google

Now, instead of connecting different iOS APIs in a way Apple took issue with, Stadium uses one custom user agent to get Stadia to work and then overrides it after to allow the gamepad to work.


iOS 14.2 Brings JIT Compilation Support, Which Enables Emulation Apps At Full Performance, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

However, that doesn’t mean you’ll see emulation apps in the App Store, or even any other app using JIT. Testut told us that the current implementation works only for sideloaded apps, which are usually installed through Xcode and other developer tools instead of the App Store. In other words, this is a feature intended for developers with debugging purposes.


Apple, Sony Both Held Talks About Buying Podcaster Wondery, by Lucas Shaw and Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Wondery is one of the largest independent podcasting studios and networks, reaching a monthly audience of more than 8 million people, according to Podtrac, an industry measurement firm. A price tag of as much as $400 million would surpass what Spotify paid for the Ringer and Gimlet Media, as well as what Sirius XM Holdings Inc. paid for Stitcher.

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I figure it is just a matter of time before Apple figured out a way to put MagSafe on iPads. It is just a little more difficult to figure out whether Apple can, or will, put MagSafe on AirPods cases.


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