The Emerging-Creatives Edition Friday, November 19, 2021

Today At Apple Creative Studios Amplifies Young Artists’ Voices From Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, And Chicago With Community Celebrations, by Apple

Over the past year, emerging creatives across Los Angeles, Beijing, Bangkok, London, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., participated in and received career-building mentorships through Today at Apple Creative Studios. Participants gained hands-on experience, access to resources, and industry know-how, and used their learnings to create and present final projects to friends, family, and local communities.

This month, Creative Studios D.C., LA, and Chicago will reach these exciting milestones and celebrate the work of their participants.

Apple Shares 'A Dozen Eggs' Shot On iPhone Video, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple today shared a new video in its ongoing “Shot on iPhone” series, this time commissioned from French film director Michel Gondry, known for movies like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Be Kind Rewind,” “The Green Hornet,” and “The Science of Sleep.”


Apple Touts Growing Number Of Third-party Apps Compatible With SharePlay In iOS 15.1, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

One of the most anticipated features of iOS 15 was SharePlay, which gives users the ability to listen to songs, watch TV shows, play games, and more while on a FaceTime call with friends or family members. Now, a few weeks after the function was released alongside iOS 15.1, Apple is now touting the growing number of third-party apps compatible with SharePlay.

Illustrator For iPad Review, by Ben Brady, Creative Bloq

Though it might be considered by some to be supplementary in regards to using the desktop version, Illustrator for iPad has shown that although it might be lacking in terms of the desktop version's full capabilities it actually does very well as a standalone piece of software.

MicSwap Multitrack Audio App For iOS Revamped With New Collaboration Features And More, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

With version 2.0, the app now allows mobile content creators to send and share audio projects, add new tracks, audio effects, and more.

Satechi Launches 3-in-1 MagSafe Compatible Charger For iPhone, AirPods, And Apple Watch, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

The 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger features an adjustable MagSafe compatible mount along with a sharp metal and black design.


Giving iPhones Cool Features Is No Good If People Don't Understand What They Do, by Oliver Haslam, iMore

Apple's upcoming iOS 15.2 looks set to change how iCloud Private Relay is labeled in the Settings app. I can only presume that the reason for the change is that nobody was using it, likely because they didn't understand what it did. The new messaging makes it clear that it will "limit IP address tracking." I expect more people will use it as a result.

This change is today's Apple in microcosm. While it's great that the company seems to be more willing than ever to change things when they aren't working, the fact they aren't working is also a pretty big problem. And messaging is something Apple hasn't been great at of late.

Apple Delays Return To In-person Work To February, Will Allow Up To Four Weeks Of Remote Work Per Year, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Apple is officially planning to begin its “hybrid work pilot” on February 1, according to a new memo sent to employees by Tim Cook today and obtained by The Information. In the memo, Cook says that employees will first work from Apple offices one or two days each week.

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Today, as uaual, I put on my AirPods, unlock my iPhone, open the Music app, select an album, and hit play. And the music really does seem like it is coming from my iPhone, rather than from my AirPods.

Then I remembered: I turned the head-tracking-thing off for my Spacial Audio, didn't I?

Half-a-minute later, I realized the audio is playing from my iPhone, because my AirPods were still connected to my Mac.


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