The Flexible-Base Edition Sunday, January 24, 2021

Apple ProRaw Can Transform Your iPhone 12 Photography. Here's How, by Andrew Hoyle, CNET

ProRaw is Apple's version of the raw files that pros typically use on DSLRs. They're called raw because unlike JPEG images they don't save information about color, sharpening or other effects applied by the camera. They usually result in a more natural base image to postprocess in software such as Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. ProRaw works in much the same way, but unlike DNG raw files you can take in third-party apps, ProRaw makes use of Apple's computational photography for deep fusion HDR. The result is a better-looking base image that still gives a lot more flexibility for editing than you'd get with JPEG images.

Apple Fitness+ Feature 'Time To Walk' Launching Soon With Audio Stories From Special Guests, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple Fitness+ subscribers will be able to open the Workout app on an Apple Watch, select Time to Walk, and choose from one of the audio stories to listen to during their walk. The feature will likely extend to wheelchair users.


Apple Fitness Plus Review: Needs More Time At The Gym, by Kate Kozuch, Tom's Guide

Until Apple Fitness Plus adds outdoor workouts, difficulty ratings and warm-up classes, I’m not entirely convinced. I’m not cancelling my trial, but when it ends in a few weeks I’ll need to see updates to stick around.

Apple Mac Mini With M1 Review, by Shubham Agarwal, Laptop Magazine

I will cut to the chase: with the new M1 chip, the Mac mini takes a giant performance leap and punches well above its weight as well as its price segment. Whether it’s juggling between dozens of Chrome tabs or editing 4K videos, the new Mac mini keeps up without breaking a sweat.


Brad Cox, Creator Of Objective-C, Passes, by Gus Mueller, The Shape of Everything

Previously I found myself struggling to express the ideas I had in my head, and it was a frustrating experience. Now I was struggling to type fast enough and come up with new ideas that I could express in Objective-C. I felt like I could do anything I wanted with it.

Bottom of the Page

No spoilers here, but I do enjoyed the ending to the book "The Midnight Library", by Matt Haig. It may not be the perfect ending, but, to me, it is the right ending. It is the only ending that serves the story.

I did not guess the ending -- that's why I am more of a reader than a writer -- but it made me happy.


Thanks for reading.