The Rules-Abiding Edition Friday, October 8, 2021

Apple Watch Series 7 Now Available To Pre-order, First Shipments Arrive Next Week, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

After being announced in September alongside the iPhone 13, the Apple Watch Series 7 is now available to pre-order. The Apple Watch Series 7 is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes across three different materials, and the first orders are set to arrive next Friday.

Developers Are Building Ways To Skirt Apple's Cut Of In-app Purchases In Preparation For New Rules, by Kif Leswing, CNBC

Developers are building new software for apps that lets companies bill customers without paying Apple, which takes up to 30% of app sales.


Developers are preparing several options since it's unclear what they'll have to do to abide by Apple's new rules. Apple hasn't shared details of its plans to comply with the judge's order, which takes effect on Dec. 7.

Apple's First US Developer Academy Is Now Open In Detroit, by AppleInsider

Launched in partnership with Michigan State University, the Detroit Apple Developer Academy invites 100 students from different backgrounds to receive 10 months of app development and entrepreneurial training, Apple says. Illustrating the diversity of the inaugural class, the company notes that participants are aged 18 to 60.


Adobe Photoshop And Premiere Elements 2022 Get New AI Features, Guided Edits, More, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Adobe announced today its new Photoshop Elements 2022 and Premiere Elements 2022. These releases offer new AI-powered features for users to get more creative with photos and videos.

Bartender 4 Review: It's Like Adding A Second macOS Menu Bar, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

If you’re ever in an app and its splayed-wide menus hide a menu you need or are merely frustrated with a profusion of icons that reminds you of satellite TV dishes covering the top of an apartment building, clear the clutter just the way you want it with Bartender.

Hyper Launches New 6-in-1 Media Hub For iPad Pro, iPad Air, And iPad Mini, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

The new 6-in-1 USB-C Media Hub for iPad is touted as the “world’s first form-fitting hub” for iPad users with six different ports and media shortcut keys. The accessory is designed for iPads with USB-C ports, which includes the iPad Air, iPad Pro, and iPad mini.

Avid Sibelius For iPad/iOS Review, by MasicRadar

The notation package makes light work of producing pro scores, extracting parts or even providing a compositional sketchbook for professionals or students.


App Store Connect Updated With New Transaction Metrics In App Analytics, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

Apple today announced a minor update to App Store Connect, which now features new transaction metrics in App Analytics — a platform that lets developers measure the sales performance of their apps available on the App Store.


Apple Plans Big Office Expansion In Los Angeles Area As It Adds Employees, by Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times

In a sign that competition among streaming entertainment providers will stay heated in the years ahead, Apple announced Friday that it will roughly double its office presence in the Culver City area where Apple TV+ is based.

Apple Appoints New Treasurer In Wave Of Executive Promotions, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple Inc. named Michael Shapiro as its new corporate treasurer, enlisting a veteran member of its treasury team and the company’s Braeburn Capital cash-management arm following the recent retirement of Gary Wipfler, according to people familiar with the matter.

The move is a part of a wave of promotions at Apple, which also elevated key software, marketing and chip executives, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the changes haven’t been announced.

China Power Outages Spur New Wave Of Supply Chain Shifts, by Cheng Ting-Fang and Lauly Li, Nikkei Asia

Widespread power outages in China are reigniting a push by tech manufacturers to shift production away from Asia's biggest economy, with suppliers to Apple, Amazon and others scrambling to keep production on track ahead of the busy holiday season.

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Can there be a low-cost screen-less Apple Watch shuffle? Instead of shuffling between playlist, shuffle between apps?


This past month, I've made coffee by pouring water into a cup of coffee powder before boiling the water. I've walked into my bedroom and forgot why I walked into my bedroom. I'm getting older, I guess.


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