The Temperature-and-Humidity Edition Monday, March 22, 2021

Apple’s HomePod Mini Has A Secret Sensor Waiting To Be Switched On, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant never disclosed this component and the device currently lacks consumer-facing features that use it. The company has internally discussed using the sensor to determine a room’s temperature and humidity so internet-connected thermostats can adjust different parts of a home based on current conditions, according to people familiar with the situation. The hardware could also let the HomePod mini automatically trigger other actions, say turning a fan on or off, depending on the temperature.


How Apple Created MY Perfect Work Machine, by Alex Bartiş

Sure, you can wait. But for anyone that thinks like me, that a portable computer should be light, small, beautiful and incredibly fast, let me tell you that you shouldn’t.

It took Apple 13 years, but they were finally be able to do it, to create my perfect work machine. And I’m not going back to the Pro.

Ulysses 22 Brings New Blogging Options And Visual Customizations, by Tim Hardwick, MacRumors

As well as providing a focused writing environment, Ulysses offers ways to publish texts from within the app to various blogging platforms. Version 22 adds the ability to publish to, a social network for independent microblogs.


Democrats Plan To Bombard Big Tech With A Swarm Of Antitrust Bills, by Jonathan Swan, Margaret Harding McGill, Axios

The powerful Democrat overseeing antitrust legislation wants to hit Big Tech with the legislative equivalent of a swarm of drones rather than a single, hulking battleship that would be simpler to defeat.

Apple Is Surprised That Developers Take Issue With Its App Review Process, by Asha Barbaschow, ZDNet

Apple has told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) it is surprised to hear that developers have legitimate concerns about their ability to engage with Apple in the app review process.

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If Apple is serious for the HomePod Mini to be the trigger for home appliances, it will also need a light sensor too, right?


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