The Showing-Off Edition Friday, May 7, 2021

Apple's 'Everyday Experiments' Video Promotes Time Lapse Effects With iPhone 12, by William Gallagher, AppleInsider

Apple has continued the "Shot on iPhone" video series with a new "Everyday Experiments" short showing off the time lapse, slow motion, and stop motion effects that can be done with the iPhone 12.

Anti-competitive Repair Restrictions FTC Report Calls Out Apple, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

The report says that repair businesses are denied work when companies make products hard to repair, and consumers lose out because some products are impossible or uneconomic to repair, while other repairs are much more expensive than they need be.

One example given is Apple’s requirements for its authorized independent repair shop program.

On App Stores

Apple Says Less Than 1% Of App Store Rejections Are Appealed, by Mike Peterson, AppleInsider

Kosmynka was talking about mistakes in the app review process. He says one way to look at mistakes is the fact that less than 1% of rejections are actually appealed. Most rejections are also upheld, he added.

Why The Bad iPhone Web App Experience Keeps Coming Up In Epic V. Apple, by Dieter Bohn, The Verge

It’s an intriguing idea, as web apps are able to do surprisingly complex things: just look at a Chromebook or even game streaming services on the iPhone. But potential is far from reality, because the ability for web apps to look, feel, and perform as well as native apps on iOS is severely limited.


Apple Details Apple Card Family Features And Restrictions, by AppleInsider

Detailed in a support document, Apple Card Family is available to one cardholder and one member of their Family Sharing group who is 18 or older. Touted as a rethinking of traditional credit cards, the new service enables both members of an account to share a credit line while simultaneously building credit.

Djay Pro Taps Into Apple’s Neural Engine For New Automix Transitions And Neural Mix Features, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Algoriddim has been really on top of leveraging Apple Silicon over the last year and a new update today of its djay Pro app for iPhone and iPad is further improving its Automix AI transition feature, Neural Mix gains more powerful isolation, and more.

CARROT Weather 5.2 Revamps Layout Customization And Adds New Sections And Data, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Developer Brian Mueller has overhauled CARROT Weather’s layout functionality making it easier to get started and faster to build a personalized weather dashboard than ever before.


How Apple's Latest iOS Update Could Help Amazon's Growing Ad Business, by Megan Graham, Annie Palmer, CNBC

Amazon holds an enormous amount of in-depth consumer data — as of last month, the company said it had more than 200 million global members in its Prime program. As Apple's App Tracking Transparency changes start to go into effect, Amazon's data will likely become a more rare and valuable commodity for marketers.

Bottom of the Page

You can have an iOS app full of books, you can have an app full of movies, but, you can't have an app full of apps. I thought that was obvious?

Afterall, you can't play Farmville in Facebook, right?


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