The 3D-Experience Edition Thursday, December 23, 2021

Is Apple Maps For You? We Talked To Apple To Break Down The Biggest New Features, by Jacob Krol, CNN

Apple Maps first launched in 2012 and became the default map app on iPhones everywhere. Its first incarnation wasn’t all that well-received, and since then Apple’s been pushing out years of steady updates to get it on track. Now, Apple has rolled out the all-new Maps — a 3D experience with a considerable amount of visual details, improved accuracy and many quality-of-life upgrades.

In order to unpack the latest Apple Maps improvements that you should know about, CNN Underscored got to chat exclusively with David Dorn, product lead, and Meg Frost, design lead, at Apple Maps. From 3D buildings in cities to clearer navigation instructions, here’s everything you need to know.

Apple Closes Seven Retail Locations As Covid-19 Cases Continue To Rise, by Amber Neely, AppleInsider

As Covid-19 cases continue to surge, Apple has chosen to temporarily close seven of its retail locations across the U.S. and Canada.


Some Apple Watch Users Experiencing Charging Issues After Updating To watchOS 8.3, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Many of the complaints are related to third-party Apple Watch chargers, with users finding that these devices no longer work to charge their Apple Watches.

Pixelmator Pro Adds Ability To Directly Export Assets To Motion, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5mac

The image and graphics editing suite today brings Motion export capabilities, allowing users to create compositions inside of Pixelmator Pro and then import those easily into motion graphics for video.

'Reality Tasks' Is The Latest Productivity App To Take Advantage Of SharePlay, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Reality Tasks is a task and project management app for teams and individuals. With a very Apple-style design, it helps you organize your day and your team’s day supporting iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. Now, the app was just updated with SharePlay as Apple recently released macOS 12.1 with this feature.


PSA: Apple Notifies Developers Of Upcoming Certificate Changes For Apps And Push Notifications, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

Apple on Wednesday notified developers about upcoming certificate changes for apps and push notifications, which will impact some software depending on the Xcode version used by the developer.

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