The Tacit-Encouragement Edition Friday, June 25, 2021

iPadOS 15’s Multitasking Controls Are A Nudge To Developers, by Dan Moren, Six Colors

To me, this reads as Apple providing a tacit encouragement to all developers that they’d better start thinking about embracing Split View/Slide Over/windowing, because users are going to notice when they don’t.

Apps Can Request Access To More RAM With iOS 15 Entitlement, Exceeding Normal System Memory Limits, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

A newly documented entitlement will allow app developers to request privileged access to RAM on iOS and iPadOS. This system entitlement has existed in prior iOS versions as a private escape hatch, used by some internal processes.

The change from private to public means that third-party app developers will be able to take advantage of it where appropriate. This will be especially useful on the latest-generation iPad Pro with M1 chip, where available system RAM can reach 16 GB but the standard RAM-per-app limit is only 5 GB.

Tim in LA

Apple CEO Tim Cook Celebrates Grand Opening Of Apple Tower Theatre In LA, by Mike Peterson, AppleInsider

Cook attended the grand opening alongside retail chief Deirdre O'Brien. During the grand opening, he took pictures with both attendees and welcomed the first customers into the store.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits LA Youth Outreach Organization Create Now, by Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday visited local youth outreach organization Create Now, an arts-focused non-profit that is now receiving support from the tech giant.


Apple Fitness+ Announces New Time To Walk Workout Series Starting June 28, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

The first Time to Walk host for the second season is Gina Rodriguez, American television actress who starred in the television series Jane the Virgin.

Apple announced upcoming Time to Walk celebrities include boxer Anthony Joshua, British presenter Stephen Fry, supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Marsai Martin and more.

Editing RAW And ProRAW Photos Using RAW Power 3, by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS

RAW Power, an app for macOS, iOS, and iPadOS from Gentlemen Coders, is adept at taking advantage of the options that RAW brings to photo editing. It’s also one of the few tools that properly handles the ProRAW format in the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, more so than even Apple’s own Photos app.

Bottom of the Page

Maintaining backward compatibility with all the Windows programs through the ages is already making Windows bloated and incoherent, and now Microsoft want to take on the challenge of maintaining backward compatibility with all the Android apps too?


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