The Historical-Integrity Edition Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Gallery: Apple Via Del Corso Pays Tribute To The History Of Rome, by Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac

To transform Palazzo Marignoli into the first Apple Store in the center of Rome, Apple worked with architects Foster + Partners to restore the palace and preserve its historical integrity. Original details were repaired and new materials introduced with sensitivity to the building’s Italianate architecture.

M1 Security Vulnerability 'Baked Into Chip,' But It Doesn't Matter, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

An M1 security vulnerability has been discovered that likely cannot be mitigated by Apple, but the researcher who found it says it’s not something we need to worry about.

Hands-on With Apple's Spectacular New Pride Braided Solo Loop, by Parker Ortolani, 9to5Mac

The band almost perfectly matches the curvature of the new Pride watch face and it almost feels like the face is part of the band itself when worn all together.

On App Stores

App Store Arguments, by Ben Thompson, Stratechery

What I wish would happen — and yes, I know this is naive and stupid and probably fruitless — is that Apple would just give the slightest bit of ground. Yes, the company has the right to earn a profit from its IP, and yes, it created the market that developers want to take advantage of, and yes, the new generation of creators experimenting with new kinds of monetization only make sense in an iPhone world, but must Apple claim it all?


MindNode For iPad And iPhone Add Editable Outline Mode, by John Voorhees, MacStories

The app’s editable outline takes advantage of the iPad and iPhone’s unique features to provide the same useful alternative perspective on your mind map that the Mac version offers.

Brydge Releases iTrack Aluminum Trackpad Designed For Desktop iPad Users, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

The Brydge iTrack trackpad looks very Apple-esque with an aluminum base that tapers towards the front with a 5.5-inch by 3.3-inch matte glass top that creates a smooth tracking surface. It features USB-C charging, impressive battery life, and multi-touch capabilities.

Native Union Launches Rise MagSafe Dock For iPhone 12 With Clean, Minimalist Design, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

The Rise Dock comes with a really clean, solid metal design in black. It works to use your iPhone 12 while charging in portrait or landscape and features a nice weighty build of almost 1 pound which gives it “effortless one-hand detachment.”

HomeKit Integration Now Rolling Out To The Eero 6 And Eero Pro 6 Routers, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

The benefits of HomeKit-enabled routers are primarily related to additional security features, including the ability to firewall off accessories to prevent them from accessing your entire network.

Dark Noise Ambient Sound App Launches For Mac With iCloud Syncing, Adaptive Design, More, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Dark Noise is a popular iPhone and iPad app that lets you play ambient noise to sleep, focus, and relax, and now it’s officially coming to the Mac. The new Dark Noise for Mac app is full-featured and supports iCloude syncing, so all of your custom mixes sync between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.


Apple Employees Are Going Public About Workplace Issues — And There’s No Going Back, by Zoe Schiffer, The Verge

The two letters, and their leaks, are signs of a slow cultural shift at Apple. Employees, once tight-lipped about internal problems, are now joining a wave of public dissent that’s roiling Silicon Valley. Employees say this is partly because Apple’s typical avenues for reporting don’t work for big cultural issues. They also note the company rolled out Slack in 2019, allowing workers to find and organize with one another.

Bottom of the Page

The takeaway from people asking for iPads to run macOS apps is not that we have to make all iPads run macOS apps. The takeaway should be: why isn't there a Mac that is as light and portable and lost-cost and good as the iPad line?


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