The Used-More Edition Sunday, October 10, 2021

watchOS 8 Just Made My Apple Watch The Ultimate Smart Home Controller, by Kate Kozuch, Tom's Guide

Among other useful updates like a much-improved messages experience and an added Find My Devices app, watchOS 8 introduces a redesigned HomeKit app. And in the few weeks since the full software went live, I've used HomeKit more than ever before.

iPadOS 15 Finally Makes Multitasking Discoverable, by Adam Engst, TidBITS

I’m thoroughly pleased by Apple’s changes to multitasking. Most notably, you no longer have to remember arcane gestures!


Although I remain skeptical of center windows, and I doubt I’ll ever be a serious enough user of iPad multitasking to use the App Switcher heavily to manage Split View combinations, the new Multitasking menu and shelf are extremely welcome additions to the iPad experience.

Tim Cook Isn’t Wrong: Leakers Don’t Belong At Apple, by Jason Aten, Inc

Look, I say that as someone who benefits both personally and professionally when people on the inside share information about the company they work for. But, two things can be true at once. Journalists can publish information they receive when it's newsworthy and relevant, and companies are right to fire the people who leak that information.

As controversial as that sounds, I think it's really kind of simple.

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Today, suddently, I realized I haven't gone for long walks for many months already. Perhaps because I've lost my appentite to get out of the house. I think it's time to remedy that.

(No, this is not an excuse that I am preparing to convince myself I need to get me an Apple Watch.)


Thanks for reading.