The Include-You Edition Sunday, October 31, 2021

Give Me My Hot Pink iPhone Already, by Louryn Strampeg, Wired

I know it’s the height of privilege to complain about the way a $1,000 phone looks. But it's not just about the color. It's about being tired of choosing between blush, petal, or some other sort-of-pink. It’s about trying to blend into a world that was never meant to include you in the first place.


I Used The Apple Watch 7 For Cycling, Weight Training And More — Here’s How Well It Works, by Kate Kozuch, Tom's Guide

For fitness enthusiasts, a fitness tracker with longer battery life or more dedicated workout functions might be preferred. Otherwise, the Apple Watch 7 is an all-in-one smartwatch with ample exercise features.

Apple Discontinues Intel-Based 21.5-Inch iMac, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

Apple has quietly discontinued the Intel-based 21.5-inch iMac, which had remained available as a low-end configuration suitable for educational institutions. This leaves customers with the 24-inch and 27-inch ‌iMac‌ models to choose from.

We Tried Playing PC Games On An M1 Max MacBook Pro — It Was A Disaster, by Tony Polanco, Tom's Guide

But until things change with game optimization (and publisher relationships), current and future MacBooks will not have the gaming experiences found on other devices and platforms. As far as using Parallels to play PC games on Mac is concerned, you’re free to give it a try. But based on our tests, don’t expect a smooth ride.

Moneydance 2022.1, by Agen Schmitz, TidBITS

It introduces the subscription-based Moneydance+ service for downloading and syncing your transactions, thus providing access to more banks than Moneydance has previously supported.

Cyberduck 8.0, by Agen Schmitz, TidBITS

The release introduces a Profiles preference tab that lets you install additional connection profiles, simplifying connections to various hosting and cloud storage service providers.


Global Chip Shortage ‘Is Far From Over’ As Wait Times Get Longer, by Stephanie Yang and Jiyoung Sohn, Wall Street Journal

The global semiconductor shortage is worsening, with wait times lengthening, buyers hoarding products and the potential end looking less likely to materialize by next year. Demand didn’t moderate as expected. Supply routes got clogged. Unpredictable production hiccups slammed factories already running at full capacity.

What’s left is widespread confusion for manufacturers and buyers alike. Some buyers trying to place new orders are getting delivery dates in 2024, said Ian Walker, operations director at electronic-components distributor Princeps Electronics Ltd., which helps companies find chips.

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Now that we have settled on the design of tabs on Safari, maybe Apple can tackle re-designing the Dock next?

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