The Energy-and-Personality Edition Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Apple Fitness+ Has Become One Of Our Go-to Online Workout Apps - Here’s Why, by Fabiana Buontempo, Hola!

I’m very picky when it comes to fitness trainers and I genuinely enjoyed the charismatic faces on Fitness+. Each trainer brought their own fun energy and personality to the workout. I personally loved Sam’s strength workouts because her playlists were awesome and she was really fun to follow. I also loved Greg’s workouts as I found that he motivated me to lift heavier weights than I normally would.

Apple Provides Fix For Apple Watch Issue With Apple Fitness+ On Apple TV, by Joe Wituschek, iMore

Some users may have an issue when trying to use their Apple Watch with the Apple TV where they will get a "Pairing Canceled: error when starting a workout. According to a new support document, Apple is saying that this is due to your Apple TV not being added to the Home app.

Disney+. Apple TV+. Paramount+. How The Plus Sign Won The Streaming Wars, by Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times

Why the fixation with plus?


Apple AirPods Max Review, by What Hi-Fi?

Their authenticity, detail, crispness and spaciousness elevate them so far above the previous best in the wireless noise-cancelling class that the comparison starts to become a little redundant and you instead begin to consider them alongside proper hi-fi products.

Nanoleaf Shapes: Hands-on With Fun HomeKit Light Panels, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

You’re getting a really fun and functional light panel system with lots of options thanks to the Hexagons, Triangles, and Mini triangles. Then on the software side, you’ve got lots of customizability from making your own scenes and setups, grabbing scenes from other users, and solid HomeKit functionality.

Track Your Food On Your Wrist With New FoodNoms Apple Watch Update, by Oliver Haslam, iMore

Apple Watch support has come to the popular food-tracking app FoodNoms, putting your nutrition goals on your wrist for the first time.


Apple Reminds Developers About New EU Payment Policies Starting December 31, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Apple notes that the App Store and Apple Pay are all set to work in accordance with SCA but that developers will need to verify their app implementation of StoreKit and Apple Pay.


20 Macs For 2020: #2 — The Original PowerBooks, by Jason Snell, Six Colors

The original PowerBooks didn’t start that trend. But they were an important part in popularizing laptops, and contributed some design changes that would become the standard for the entire category. They were that rare combination of legitimately great at the time and incredibly influential in hindsight.

Why Apple Doesn't Talk RAM, Battery Size, Or Clock Speed, by Rene Ritchie, iMore

Apple designs products, so the 80-90% of normal human beings don't have to stress over things like micro-managing battery-life or even remembering to switch headphones on or off.

Which is, of course, absolute anathema to the 10-20% of us tech nerds, who rapidly race to ruin it for ourselves by stressing over the lack of micro-management and on/off switches.

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Will there, one day, be an Apple Music+ and an Apple Arcade+?


Thanks for reading.