The High-Energy Edition Saturday, January 8, 2022

Apple Announces Time To Run, Fitness+ Collections, Season 3 Of Time To Walk, And An Artist Spotlight Workout Series, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Time to Run joins the Time to Walk, which will debut its third season on Monday too. Time to Run sessions will be led by Fitness+ trainers and feature coaching tips and high-energy music. Three episodes will be available at launch featuring runs in London, Brooklyn, and Miami Beach.


Colorful Vinyl Skins Help Differentiate And Protect Apple Laptops, by Adam Engst, TidBITS

Telling our laptops apart has become trivially easy, they’re less slippery, and the slightly soft vinyl eliminates the metal-on-metal grating sound when we stack them. I’ve never worried much about scuffing my laptop, but there’s no question that these skins would protect against that eventuality. So if you have trouble differentiating Apple laptops at home or work, or if you want to add some attractive armor, give a vinyl skin a try.

The Locket Widget Lets You Post Photos Right To A Loved One's Phone Screen, by Theresa Massony, Popsugar

The concept and the interface are simple, straightforward, and guaranteed to make you smile several times a day. Not to mention, with Valentine's Day coming up, it's a fun, thoughtful tool to send a little love someone's way.

'Tinkerstellar' Is A New iPad App To Help You Start Programming In Python, by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac

Apple’s Swift Playgrounds is a great way to learn how to program in Swift using just an iPad, but there are several other code languages out there. For those interested in learning Python, developer Alex Staravoitau has created a new app called “Tinkerstellar.”


Apple At $3tn: The Enigma Of Tim Cook, by Patrick McGee, Financial Times

The extraordinary rise in Apple’s market value is the fruit of the massive smartphone era that Jobs set in motion. But even the biggest admirers of Jobs have been compelled to admit they underestimated or misunderstood the qualities Cook has brought to the job, from supply chain expertise to diplomatic dexterity.

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Ever since Apple lost the e-book lawsuit, it seems to have lost interest in the business of selling books. I'll be quite surprised if Apple get into the audiobook service business to compete with Amazon's Audible.

If not audiobooks, what other subscription service will Apple get into? How about reviving the GarageBand music-learning video service? Now with machine learning to grade your learning performance?


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