The Normal-Tab-Bar Edition Thursday, July 15, 2021

Apple’s Latest iOS And macOS Betas Undo Some Of Safari’s Controversial New Design, by Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge

Apple has released its third developer betas for the upcoming iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, and they bring some much-needed fixes to Safari — namely, undoing some of the more controversial changes introduced in the earlier betas. For macOS, that means a normal tab bar that goes back to the previous design, while iOS is getting a more consistent design when it comes to the URL bar.


Apple’s Educational ‘Today At Apple’ Classes Are Launching On YouTube With A Peanuts-themed Session, by Jay Peters, The Verge

Apple is bringing its educational “Today at Apple” classes to YouTube, the company announced Wednesday. The first episode will show you how to draw yourself as a Peanuts character in the company’s Pages app.

Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack Has More Capacity Than It Seems - Here's Why, by Wesley Hilliard, AppleInsider

Our initial examination of specs and data here has shown that Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack isn't as weak an offering as initially feared. Its power rating shows it will have enough capacity to come close to doubling the battery life of an iPhone 12 mini during use.

Elago Brings Item Finding To The Apple TV Siri Remote With New AirTags-compatible Case, by Blair Altland, 9to5Toys

Protecting the remote in a soft silicone material, it has an even more unique feature of letting you place one of Apple’s new AirTags inside for making lost remotes a thing of the past.


Apple Has Deployed More Than $1 Billion Towards Affordable Housing Initiatives In California, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

In partnership with the California Housing Finance Agency, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, and Destination:Home, Apple said the the $1 billion in funding has helped support new housing development and construction, assisted first-time buyers to purchase homes, and expanded programs to reduce homelessness.

MPs Call For 'Complete Reset' Of Music Streaming To Ensure Fair Pay For Artists, by Mark Savage, BBC

"While streaming has brought significant profits to the recorded music industry, the talent behind it - performers, songwriters and composers - are losing out," said Julian Knight, MP, who chairs parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee.


Representatives from the streaming companies suggested they were "open-minded" about changing the royalty system, but noted that 70% their income already goes to labels, publishers and artists.

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Things that were ruined by the browser war of the late 90s, IMHO:

1) Web
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