The Bringing-Back Edition Friday, March 4, 2022

Apple Resumes In-person Today At Apple Sessions After Two-year Hiatus Due To COVID-19 Pandemic, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Apple is officially bringing back its popular Today at Apple sessions at retail stores in the United States. This comes after in-person Today at Apple sessions were on hiatus for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apple To Again Drop Mask Mandate For Employees As Cases Decline, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple Inc. will begin to drop its mask requirement for both corporate and retail employees in the U.S. as Covid-19 cases decline and local governments loosen restrictions.

iPhone SE Disappears From Major Aussie Carriers In Lead Up To March 8 Apple Event, by Jasmine Gearie, TechRadar

Australia’s three major carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – don’t seem to be stocking the iPhone SE (2020) on their online stores any longer, which could be a real clue that the launch of the iPhone SE 3 is imminent.


StopTheMadness Review: Be In Control Of Your Web Browsing Experience, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

It’s an extension designed around your needs, not that of sites you visit, with the bonus of letting you switch with agility among browsers as you need for particular pages or sites.

Pure Paste Aims To Fix The Pain Of Formatted Text For Good, by Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge

When it’s open, it automatically strips out any formatting on text you copy, allowing you to paste clean, unformatted text every time.

‘MaskerAid’ Lets You Hide Faces Or Enhance Images With Emoji On iPhone, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

One of the cool things about MaskerAid is that it uses machine learning to automatically place emoji over any faces that it detects in your image. You can also, of course, manually add and remove emoji and place them where you want.


Apple Launches Immersive Tech Lab Entrepreneur Camp For Latin Founders, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Apple launched this week its inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Hispanic and Latin founders. The company invited leaders and developers from nine app companies from the US, Brazil, Guatemala, and Portugal to “build the next generation of cutting-edge apps.”

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The concluding episode of The Afterparty is great. I can't believe I've missed some of the clues that the show practically shoved right in front of my face.

(I really do think Apple TV+ is doing much better with comedies than dramas.)


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